Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I was awarded one of 4 Tim Holtz Limited Edition CHA 2011 Messenger bags in a Twitter giveaway by Mario just before they left for the UK! I'm reading along on Twitter when I had to back up - wait - that's - - ME!!! Pretty Cool!
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The 4 and the 7 (lucky and significant numbers for me) are TH metal numbers and I used the CCC #33 challenge of Altered Metal Alcohol Inks on page 56 of the book on them. Colors used: Butterscotch, Caramel and Rust. Kind of sounds like a weird ice cream topping!
I even know how I'm going to use the bag. Yes, I am going to USE it! Why have it sitting in a box or a drawer?? It's a lovely bag and it wants to be used. I fell in love with Dyan Reaveley's Art Journal style when I saw some of the CHA videos of her demos. I have done altered books and I love the feel of the pages after they've been decorated - all thick and substantial and all. It's been a while since I've done any and now I can't wait to start a new book trying some of her techniques!
So - this means that I will carry the art journal-in-progress and the box of tools/materials in my TH Bag.
When I layed the bag on my work counter, my Vagabond tried to get in it! I caught it just in time.
Once again, Thank you Tim! Thank you Mario!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Mind - Dream - Idea - a Creation.
All from scraps of tissue tape! I sealed the knob with Diamond Glaze (would have used Glossy Accents - but don't have any right now) and as it dried, I played with it until it looked OLD. Like I remember some knobs in my Grandmother's house used to look. I even remember how they felt!
Hanging from the knob is a butterfly charm on ribbon, satin and organza. The front metal piece has a stone heart. This came off of a hair clip! Knew I saved it for a good reason.
I almost put wood feet on the box, but these Tim Holtz feet were perfect after all! I really enjoyed making this and I'm sure will make more.
The design for this box is by Paper Engineer Extraordinaire Laura Denison. She does Ustream classes and sells kits and patterns. Laura is a genius! She has received high praise from the Guru of Grunge himself, Tim Holtz. Go to her blog to see what she made for his Ideology booth at Winter CHA 2011. Awesome artwork!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This tag honors Valentines Day (I made it on the 14th) and the 35 years my hubby and I have been married.
You can join in or just view others' projects by going here to Studio L3.
Great fun! I just wish I had participated in this Challenge sooner!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I am trying to get all my tatting into one box in my attempt to de-clutter in the studio. Making a bit of progress but am still behind on my to do list.
Darn to do list keeps breeding when I'm not looking!
Friday, February 4, 2011
So - I get to say "yes, I DID make a snowman"!