Friday, December 28, 2007

Created Byhand Challenge - Tyvek

The current challenge on the Created Byhand blog is to use tyvek. I cut a piece of tyvek a couple inches larger on all sides than this saying stamp from Quietfire design, colored the tyvek with Colorbox chalk inks and stamped the saying with Stazon ink. I then layed an acrylic block over the saying and used a heat tool on the rest of the tyvek, removed the acrylic block and carefully added some heat to the center to help things lay better. I really had to work with the piece to get it to lay ok and still be able to read the words but I think it was worth the fiddling. Layered the piece onto Bazzill cardstock and added skeleton leaves (natural and copper) and paper flowers sponged with chalk ink and brads added to the centers.

Ice Storm

Back on December 10-11 we had a huge ice storm. We lost electricity the morning of the 11th and didn't get it back until during the night the 15th. Here are some pictures taken the 11th when it finally stopped raining/freezing and then some taken a few days later when the sun finally came out.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by Robin

Here are the simple rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Here are my random facts:
1. It's hard for me to share about myself.
2. I grew up in Minnesota.
3. I was best friends with my dhs youngest sister in high school and when he came home for a visit that's how we met.
4. I do some of my best thinking in the shower.
5. I love making backgrounds and it's hard for me to use preprinted paper.
6. I wish words came easy to me.
7. I prefer to have a cleaned up work area.

Now to tag 7 people...
Kelly - Artsy Visions
Jodi - Art from the hArt
Chris - Evidence of an Artistic Life
Lenna - creative lenna
Kristy - Kristy's Musings
Suzanne - Quietfire Style
Gayle at Stamper's Touch

Created Byhand Challenge

The challenge on Created byhand is to use a collage image. I just love the collage images available from Quietfire Design and now that she offers them as pdf files they are even more fabulous!! This girl is found on the Vintage Children 2 sheet. It was printed on regular white cardstock and cut out with deckle scissors, layered onto blue and then purple bazzill cardstock. The background was stamped using Distress Inks faded jeans, milled lavender, and dusty concord with large bubble wrap. I inked up the bubble wrap and stamped it on atc sized white cardstock. After stamping I also sponged on some Distress Ink antique linen and then rubbed dusty concord right on the edges. "Serenity" (Quietfire Design) is stamped on vellum with Stazon royal purple.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

More fun with Crackle Paints

I am really lovin' these new Crackle Paints!!! For this ATC I've used them on 140# cold press watercolor paper. I first rubbed the paper with old paper Distress ink and then painted with the crackle paints. The Tim Holtz flourish is stamped with Archival sepia ink. Collage image is from Quietfire Design. Words are computer generated. The center of the paper flowers were colored with Adirondack marker cranberry.

AMRSC - December Project of the Month

My Project of the Month for Decmeber at A Monthly Rubber Stamp Club is Styrofoam Pins. I had a lot of fun making these!!!