Be Glad of Life

This weeks challenge at Studio L3 for Grungy Monday 05 is to use this Tim Holtz technique in a project. The jest of it is to make a niche in your project. I have wanted to try this for awhile, and this is what I came up with.
Okay, so it feels unfinished to me too. But, I am at a loss here, do any of you have any ideas? I would like to finish it for a gift, perhaps an edging treatment?

Anyway, I made the papers using Club Scrap stamps using a variety of Adirondack and Distress inks. You can't really see all the layers of stamping, which I do like. I think I'll use your suggestions and come back next week with a finished project, hopefully.

Hop on over to the Studio L3 and look at all the beautiful entries of the finished projects, you won't be disappointed. My friend Rachelle is a guest designer there this week, and her project is just rockin'.

Until then, there's gardening to do...have a great weekend.

Celebrate Life

I love stamping on very old paper, it takes the ink so well. After I laid down the old dictionary pages on the paper I stamped the images in columns. Using Distress Inks and a little masking, the columns were made more pronounced.
 The butterfly stamp was embossed on some of the Distress Ink background paper and cut out. The stamps are from Hero Arts, LaBlanche, Club Scrap and Rubber Stampede.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Music Has No Age

I'm enjoying another Grungy Monday Challenge at StudioL3 this week using Tim Holtz/Ranger Colorwash Sprays. The only specific guideline, was that we use actual Ranger product on our piece. I just happened to have a few of these in my stash. This is my entry for the challenge:
This piece was an accident for me. I was using a resist technique and gesso, forgetting that the Colorwash sprays were water based and the watercolor smeared during the process. I decided I loved the soft muted colors. The stamps are from Club Scrap.

If you would like to see a couple of more vivid pieces using Color Wash and paint, you can check out my Poppies here or an art journal piece here.

Stop on over at the StudioL3 blog and see how others have used these color saturated sprays.

Blue Bird

The Grungy Monday challenge this week at StudioL3 is to use Distress Ink and Studio Multi Medium. You will find Tim Holtz demoing this technique in the link. This was a challenge for me and I am less than thrilled with the results.
When I was finished with my faux scene, I had way too much white resist so I ended up stamping some music notes on a piece of tissue and laying it over the tallest flowers on the left. This helped somewhat. We've all been there, trying to fix a piece that just isn't quite right.

I'm a country gal and the beauty of mother nature never ceases to amaze me. I hand wrote around the edge of the frame, what always comes to my heart when I see the amazing bounty of God. 'This is the day that the Lord has made, and it is good.'

I hope you have an amazingly bountiful week!

Making Headbands

Aaah, grandchildren. There is nothing quite like them. My one and only lives in Colorado and I consider myself fortunate if I get to see her 2 or 3 times a year. So we talk on the phone, and I send her cards and gifties, just like all good Grandma's do. Olivia is 3 now and her mama tells me she likes to wear headbands these days, so I thought I would try and make a few to send.
I'm not real crazy about all the bodacious headbands I see, so I thought I would just try and make her a few pretties she can wear every day.  A little ribbon, trim and glue....
I'll stick these in the box I'm preparing for her as a little surprise. Geez, I miss her face. Love you Liv. oxoxoox