Monday, September 22, 2014

Book Store!

Hello and welcome,





















Today I have a new project to share. This little book store has been entered into

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #11 using Tim Holtz technique Effect Powders on page 52.  You can join in or just pop on over to Studio L3 run by Linda Ledbetter. http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/09/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-11.html  To join in you must have your own copy of Compendium of Curiosities. The techniques cannot be revealed.

Sponsors are: Inspiration Emporium offering a very generous $50 in store voucher






and of course Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi have generously given a wonderful prize package that will be won by one very lucky individual chosen by the Curiosity Crew.


If you would like a copy of Compendium of Curiosities 1 2 or 3 click here Tim Holtz. Tim will even sign it for you.






2nd Challenge

Sandee & Amelies Steam Punk Challenge Steampunk Stories.  Why not join in yourself with a creation. Here is the link....http://sandee-and-amelie.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/september-challenge-and-cm-awareness.html


The sponsor is http://www.retailstore.7dotsstudio.com/

This little book store was for Steam Punk Enthusiasts until it  closed Dec 1901 when the great storm hit. This was just after the release of the first edition Steam Punk Stories staring the one and only Cog Nito. The store still stands today but everything inside is still as it was when the great storm hit. If you visit this tiny town you will find another four buildings barely standing...........



Here's what I did.....
I stared by cutting one of Tim's Luminary 3D Lanterns from white card stock. I cut an extra two bases as I used one for the ceiling and one I cut up to make the book shelves.

After assembling my lantern I started by adding some texture paste with the Stripes stencil then I added colour with Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Americana Dark Chocolate paints. Next I added Tim's Effect Powder technique randomly on sides of store.  I also used this technique on some metal leaves, metal clock parts, brads the word Books which was cut from Tim's Typeset die, the advertisement on back  and cogs variously placed around the store.

I cut windows and a door from white card stock (cut them down to size) coloured them with Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone and Gathered Twigs then added acetate and crackle paint. I didn't stain the windows this time as I wanted you to be able to see inside.
On the book shelves I added the above mentioned inks then added Tim's texture paste using his latticeworks stencil.

The little books were cut from one of Spellbinders die sets, sorry I can't remember the name , its a set of 7 and were cut from various Tim papers and some were hung from the ceiling using clear nylon thread. The ceiling has been designed using Tim's foil tape and a clock embossing folder from my stash.                                                                                                                                                

I bordered up the back of the store so as to add an advertisement which was typed up and printed from my computer.

The Steam punk Lady riding her bicycle  has been fussy cut from Graphic 45 Steam punk Spells paper pad. I also cut a clock from the paper and glued it to her handlebars. She has a red cog on the front which has had Tim's Effect powder technique. I decided she needed a backpack/bag so went about creating one from a die in my stash, Its a tiny paper bag die I purchased from Simon Says Stamp ages ago. I then popped some foam in the bottom to bulk up the bottom of the bag. Then I added a some books of course and a couple of tomb stones from Tim's on the edge Graveyard die just for a bit of fun.










































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Ceiling











Shelves












The bag.
























































































































































































































































































Well I hope you like this piece.  Feel free to ask any questions or leave a comment.  I love hearing from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today I really appreciate it.

I will be back shortly with my 12 tags of  2014 September.              

                                              

Thursday, September 11, 2014

TownsfolkCompendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 10Create your own background

Hello and welcome.


I am thrilled to be sharing with you my clock as it only arrived on my doorstep on Monday all the way from the U.S. So as you can imagine I worked frantic to get it finished in time. I wanted to created a Victorian type village with the towns folk in it. Hope you like it!

I have named this piece Towns Folk.







1st Challenge being entered into: Compendium of Curiosities #3 StudioL3, with the lovely Linda Ledbetter.....http://lindaledbetter.com/2014/08/compendium-of-curiosities-3-challenge-10.html
Be sure to check out all the AMAZING work there.



Sponsor: The Funkie Junkie is offering a $25 voucher to one lucky person.




Here is the link to Linda's Boutique......http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/


Sponsor: The Curiosities Crew Choice will win an amazing prize pack from the one and only Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi.



If you would like to join in these challenges you can purchase a signed copy of your own from Tim Holtz right here....http://timholtz.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-iii/

2nd challenge entered is:

Simon Says Stamp......http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ Create your own background which I have done with my town. Pop on over to see some amazing work. They are offering one very lucky winner a $50 voucher.



I started out with a lot of stamping and fussy cutting. The townsfolk all came from Tim Holtz paper collections. The stamps were a mixture from my stash. Then I began by placing the pieces in position from back to front adding lots of pop up dots as I went to create a scene. Once all that was done I added some alcohol inks around the perimeter of the glass. Now to get started on the outside of the clock. I began with ranger crackle paint over the whole piece.  Once dry although some started flaking off it still gave a nice texture,so I decided to try out my new patinas by Ranger and Vintaj over the top.  Once they were dry I went about adding my alcohol inks. Next I added some more crackle paint randomly. My Tim Holtz texture paste just arrived along with the clock only on Monday as I mentioned above.  So you can imagine I have been spending every spare moment trying to get this piece to post by the deadline. So anyway the texture paste was applied through the Gothic Stencil which also just arrived on Monday. Monday was a very happy day I can tell you.
















Here I have added alcohol ink to acetate window on car.






























This is embarrassing, Look at all those pop up dots.lol.




























































Some small embellishments.





























































































































































Here you can see the town clock and more buildings behind.






































































Well there you have it....you have finally reached the end of this post.  Thanks so much for visiting.  I really appreciate it.  Enjoy the rest of your day!!  Till next time..,,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ATC's.....A little touch of Tim! Stamptember!



Hello and welcome,

Today I have some ATC's to share with you all.


Challenges entered:

A Vintage Journey.....A Little Touch of Tim-ATC's only!! Pop on over to see all the AMAZING creations.... http://www.vintagejourney.com/2014/08/challenge-13-little-touch-of-tim-atcs.html hosted by the lovely Alison.

The sponsor for this challenge is: Country View Crafts offering a 10 pound voucher to one lucky winner....http://www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk/

I have followed Astrid Macleans tutorial on creating layered backgrounds.....I found it very helpful. Although I still have quite a way to go to be at Astrid's standard. I have had an amazing time using my paints and texture paste.  You can find the tutorial here.......http://www.vintagejourney.com/2014/08/destination-inspiration-layered-collage.html


My Tim Inspiration for today was to apply the Layering Stencil Embossing Technique. I have also stamped onto washi tape and done some stamp rolling. I have used Tims Paints, Inks, ATC Die, Stencil, Manilla Cardstock and Stamps.

I have also used Shrinky Dinks, heat set and un-set and some other stamps from my stash.

Simon Says STAMPtember: Heidi is very generously offering a $50 voucher to one very lucky winner. Pop on over to see some amazing inspiration.....http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1868
I have done plenty of stamping on these ATC's particularly on the Shrinky Dinks.


So without further ado here are my creations.......with a piece of Astrid, a piece of Tim and myself.























































































































































As I mentioned earlier I still have a way to go getting my colour combinations/blending right. Thanks so much for visiting today!!!! Please feel free to leave a comment I really appreciate your feed back.
Until next time......