Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 May


thanks for stopping by.  Another Tim tag to share.  This month Tim challenged us to pick out some things from our trinket stash and do a creative composition assignment.  Yes, he asked us to actually use all those goodies we have been buying and "saving" for the right project.  Ha, ha, ha.

Check out Tim's inspiration piece on his blog here.

My composition is similar to Tim's.

This is the fifth month in a row that my friend Michele and I have gotten together to work on our tags!  So much fun.  We haven't managed to finish the tags while working together so I haven't been able to show you her versions.  I'm hoping at some point this year I will get pics of both of our versions.   Big shout out to Michele who is always so generous with her supplies and tools.  Thanks bunches!  Between the two of us we manage to always have what we need to complete the tags.

I have to say my favorite tile is the butterfly.  Just love that movers and shapers die.  And doesn't it look great that frame?

This was our first time using the Shadowpress words.  Takes some practice to get used to what they can do.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  The key is to not use a print that is too busy or the word just gets lost.

Here is some close ups of the trinkets I choose for my tiles.

This one took me out of my comfort zone a bit.  Felt good to stretch my creative muscles with these composition tiles.  

Are you playing along with Tim's 12 Tags of 2014?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Take some time each month for some creative play and join in!

I so appreciate you taking the time to check out my version of Tim's May tag.

Happy Creating!  Take care.  Hugs,  Sharon

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 2

Hello there,

Its time for challenge 2 in the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge.  This one is all about the bling.  Love me some Distress Glitter!

If you are playing along in the challenge be sure to head over to Studio L3 to get all the details and check out what the Curiosity Crew has come up with.

I think the world could use a little more glitter, don't you?

I used some Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky glitter to add some sparkle to this globe.

Its hard to capture just how much bling Distress Glitter has.  Not too much bling though, just enough to add a twinkle to any project.

Rock Candy crackle gives the globe stand just the right grungy and vintage look.  I pulled it all together with a textured background.

I am really enjoying the CC3C.  We are given a technique and then can choose any type of project.  Ah, creative freedom.  So. Much. Fun.

Be sure to stop by Linda's blog to see what see and the crew created for challenge 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate your support.

Happy Creating.

Hugs,  Sharon

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 1

Hello there, hope you are having a great week!

Have you picked up your copy of Tim Holtz latest book, A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III?  If not, what are you waiting for?  It's got the latest techniques that you will want to try.

The fabulous Linda Ledbetter, over at Studio L3, has invited all of us to join in on another challenge using the techniques in CC3.  Not only do we get to play our way through Tim's new book but we will get tons of inspiration from all those playing along, Linda and her Curiosity Crew.

I've decided to play along.  How about you?

Thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring CC3 Challenge # 1!

Challenge 1 is the Paint Marbling technique.  Here is what I came up with.

Here are the colors I chose . . . 

Some close up shots . . . 

Hope you decide to come play along.  Or at least visit Studio L3 to see all the amazing art.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I so appreciate getting visitors and I love to get comments.

Happy creating!

Hugs,  Sharon