Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 – Day 1

I’ve managed to get all my makes done for this fabulous on-line class by Tim Holtz, and I just love seeing how the distress paints have worked and playing with the techniques Tim is showing us.

All of the techniques together. I love making and keeping the tags as reference points for the future.
#1 – Distress Paint Marbling
#2 – Coloured crackle (the background is another version of #4). Each leaf has a slightly different finish to it.
#3 – Altered Surface (the background is another version of #1)
#4 – Eroded Metallic - I was lucky enough to learn this from Tim himself on the retail day in Coventry.
#5 – Stamping Resist
#6 – Industrial and a bit of a happy accident here. I used a blending sponge that had black soot distress ink on it and when mixed with the DP it seemed to stick more to the metal tape and I got a darker metallic look.

There’s still time to do Creative Chemistry 101 and then join up for 102 if you haven’t already. Details can be found on Tim’s blog HERE and at Online Card Classes HERE. These really are so much fun and you have life long access to keep going back if you want to. I am so looking forward to having 30 tags ringed together at the end to have as a reminder of all the different techniques we will have learnt.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #1

Last year I aimed to complete Linda’s 12 tags but life got in the way but I am determined I am gonna do it this year if I possibly can. If you haven’t seen this challenge at The Funkie Junkie then start HERE at no:1 which is where I am at, so I already have a bit of catching up to do. Linda has the full details on her tag 1 post but in essence make a tag or card etc. and take something as inspiration from Linda’s tag for your own make, link this up to her post and enter all 12 challenges by December 22nd to be eligible for the draw. Linda is very generous with her prizes so you could win a $50 or $25 voucher to her on-line store ‘The Funkie Junkie Boutique’ and even get 10% discount over January 2014. So that’s a great deal right?
My inspiration comes from the black and white chalkboard style with a little pop of red and green. You might just be able to make out the music score stamped with crystal white pigment ink under the tree image. I also sprayed the background with Dylusions white linen.
The tree stamp is from Paperbag Studios stamped onto dictionary paper painted with white acrylic and I used a tearing ruler on the edges and walnut stain distress ink.
The lampost is a Tim Holtz favourite stamped in clear embossing ink and white EP and the flower is from the TH tattered flower garland die and the little holly leaves are from memory box.
Some snippets of tissue tape, some punched snowflakes and a wooden word painted with festive berries distress stain complete this. My second Christmas card for this year made.

I hope you have a good week, I have cat number 2 poorly this week with what seems to be a cough and maybe a sore throat? I hope it’s nothing more than that anyway.

Take care and be creative when you can, especially if you are taking Tim's Creative Chemistry 2 course. I did manage to dip in last night but need to get cracking today.

hugs {brenda} x0x