Saturday, July 24, 2010

CCC #6

I'm back! And I LOVED this challenge. When I first started altering things I bought lots of items on eBay ~ which was great, but really do you want to continually use the same pieces over and over? This was a fun and simple way to change up things that I really do love. Both the heart and the bar at the top of the piece above are metal made to look new and fresh. To find out how I put this together check out page 66 of "A Compendium of Curiosities" by T!m Holtz. To see more about the challenges, check out Studio L3!
I enjoyed putting this piece together. I've had these photos for more than a year, and found them to be perfect to use with this challenge.
I'm hoping to fill my 7 Gypsies receipt holder with all kinds of fun pieces.

Small Confession: I did try to complete the last two challenges, however, (big sigh) I don't know how to emboss!! I'm so ashamed! No worries, my buddy Studio Rose to the rescue, she's coming up next week and has promised to teach me!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Journaling with Teresa McFayden

I've long wanted to find a form of art journaling that I could do on a regular basis. I think maybe I've found it! I totally lost myself putting together these pages together.

I spent a few hours today prepping and painting pages that I can journal and doodle on while I have my morning coffee. I have to say the prep work was much fun! I finished several sets in no time.

Here's a closer look at the left page - yes, I put the holes on the wrong side, but I'll work that out with some ribbon or something once I do a title page. I used two white pens, one a uni-ball signo and the other an Inkssentials. Both worked well.

A closer look at my second page. Such fun!!

I have a question for you - I journal first thing in the morning about the previous day, because obviously, not much has happened that early! Do I date it the day it happened, the previous day, or do I date it the day that I journal it, the day after it happens?

I can't wait to see what Teresa has in store for us tomorrow.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

More Tim Holtz in CCC #3

I had so much fun with this challenge! It was messy, inky with oh so cool results! You can find the details in Tim's book, "A Compendium of Curiosities" on page 51. To join in on the challenges's click on the link and visit Linda's blog.

I'm not sure if you can tell from this picture, but I used Tim's Texture Hammer on the corner brads. I've wanted one of those hammer's since I first saw them in his book and yesterday Michael's had them on clearance for $6.99! What a deal!

I was able to incorporate this weeks challenge into the book I am making by using it on the cover of a little Field Journal I stitched into the back of the file folder. (See last post for the cover.)

The pages are actually kraft wrapping paper that I found at Michael's. It's not as heavy as a roll of kraft shipping paper, a perfect weight for journaling or even adding photos or other embellishments. (I have the pages clipped together as they still want to roll up!)

Just so you can see the spine of the original folder where I stitched in the little journal. Now, to work on Claudine's class at BPS and hopefully be all set for tomorrow's challenge!

Thank you, Linda, for hosting, I'm having such fun!

Happy 4th of July!