Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun time at Class

What a GREAT crowd at the online class last night... there were almost 70 people... Wow!!!!  If you missed it, there is a project page on the Quietfire Website here... and it includes a link to my picturetrail where there are more pictures. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Free Online Class for Quietfire Design - Thursday

This is just a little peek of one of the projects I'll be teaching online for Quietfire Design on Thursday, September 23rd.  Go HERE for all the information on where and what time. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

CCC #13 and #14

Well, I'm late for challenge #13 so I've combined it with challenge #14.  Last week was quite busy and the weekend was very busy...  I was partially done with my #13 but realized I just wasn't going to get it done on time... then Monday evening I'm checking for the new challenge and was thrilled to see that the tag I'd started already included the #14 technique already... Amazing!!!  and then I told myself it would be just fine if I had only one tag for both challenges, LOLOL... actually I argued just a little at first but things have been crazy and I gave in to the one tag for 2 weeks idea :-)) 

Distress inks used are mustard seed, wild honey, barn door, and dusty concord.  Music paper glued to grungepaper before cutting the tattered florals.  After the flowers were inked I spritzed them with gold perfect pearls (mixed with water in a mini mister bottle).  The stamped flourishes (Tim Holtz) are colored in with a red Glaze pen.  The flowers are wired together, an Ideology accoutrement in the center and the ends of the wires twirled.  Tiny attacher staples around the edges and I colored the tops with a purple Sharpie except for the 2 holding the lace, I colored those with a red Sharpie.  I used my finger to rub Gold Paint Dabber on the silver butterfly charms and also added a little purple Sharpie near the edges.

As always, see Linda's fabulous blog for all the details about the Compendium of Curiosities challenge. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Another Birthday Card

I am really having fun using these new Quietfire Design hearts to make flowers!!  Here I've used both sizes and layered them.  Inks used for stamping the hearts are Adirondack raspberry and pink sherbet.  The center of the flower is a gold button with the shank cut off.  Cut a couple of Tim Holtz flourishes from a light green paper and embossed them with a Cuttlebug folder from the Oriental Weave set.  For the background I used an Inkssential craft sheet.. rubbed on raspberry and pink sherbet ink... spritz it with a mix of gold Perfect Pearls and water.. pressed in the white cardstock... dried it... pressed, dried, pressed, dried, until I like it and then repeated using Adirondack citrus ink.  The picture below better shows the shimmer from spritzing with the Perfect Pearls mixture instead of just water.  The flourish is stamped in the corners with raspberry ink.  Happy Birthday is stamped onto white cardstock with Archival ink jet black and cut out with a die from Spellbinders labels 4.... sponged with inks and some glitter dome sticky back gems added.  That is a gold ribbon wrapped around the background under the sentiment. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

CCC #12 - Chipped Enamel

This weeks technique for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is way cool!!!  I totally love the results.  Linda has all the information on her blog Studio L3.  Amazingly I've only used one stamp on this tag (across the top and bottom) and it is a Tim Holtz image... stamped with Archival ink coffee.  Distress ink colors used are spun sugar, aged mahogany, mustard seed, shabby shutters and just a hint of black soot around the edges. 

Quietfire Design Project and Sale

I have a new project posted in the Quietfire Design project gallery here.  I loved making this... just for some perspective, the top canvas is 2 3/4" square...  and, yes, it is Tim Holtz's fanciful flight die used to cut the bird and birdcage. Complete details can be found on the project page.   

Also QF has several items on sale right now including mini canvases, some rubber, and lots of art supplies.  See the sale page here


Butterfly stamps is from Quietfire Design.  Weeds stamp is a Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous).  Scripture is computer generated.  Distress Inks --  on scripture panel are antique linen, brushed corduroy and black soot... on the background are bundled sage and brushed corduroy.  Stamping on the background panel is done with Archival ink coffee.  Extra butterfly is stamped with Archival ink olive.  Tim Holtz Ideology key. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

SSSS challenge - Layers

All stamps on this ATC are from Quietfire Design.  Cut an atc sized piece from an old manila folder... inked it with Distress Ink old paper... embossed it with a Tim Holtz folder (rays)... inked over it with DI forest moss... added more ink around the edges DI brushed corduroy and black soot.  Stamped flourish bird house on manila scrap with Archival ink coffee, cut it out, added a bit of DI antique linen to the "hole" and around the edges.  Tim Holtz bird die is cut from grungeboard... inked with DI stormy sky... part of a flourish stamped on wing and a white pen to make the bird eye... DI brushed corduroy on edges of bird and wing.  4mm white silk ribbon tied around neck and antique linen rubbed over with blending tool.  "Home" (from Home is the heart of life stamp) stamped on a scrap of manila with black, cut out, inked.  A strip of brown cardstock makes the pole.

So I have layers of ink, some layered cardstock, layered grungeboard wing.  This is for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week which is layers.