Sunday, 20 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III - Challenge 7

The current challenge on Linda Ledbetter's blog,
is to make something using the technique called
"Painted Industrial"
as described in Tim Holtz' book -
A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.
(page 46).

I like this technique as it's quick and easy with
good results.

I decided to make a post it note holder and
decorate the covers using this technique.

The covers were cut from mountboard.

 I didn't have any black Distress Paint but
Claudine Hellmuth's Studio paint seemed to work just as well.

I decorated the inside covers too.

 ..... and the back.

I added a few embellishments too.
I love the deep embossing and think it really does
have the look of 'painted industrial'.

There are some prizes on offer if you enter
this challenge and are a lucky winner -

are offering a $50 Gift Certificate (wow!)

and one lucky winner will receive a spectacular assortment
 of Tim Holtz products, courtesy of Tim himself 
and Mario Rossi, his business manager.  (double wow!!)

What you waiting for!!!

Thanks for looking at my entry:)

More Cat Photos

I've just put a photo on the post below
of Leo enjoying the garden, here's some more.

No one will see me hiding in here!

Or here!

I'm a bit thirsty!

Hello Lily, are you thirsty too?

 Kissy kissy!

Silent Sunday

Sunday, 13 July 2014

That's Crafty! Challenge: Masks, Templates or Stencils

The current challenge over on the
is to use masks, templates or stencils
(or all three) in your project.

I started off with good intentions gathering
everything I needed.
I used my paper doll template and dabbed and
sprayed paints and inks around it.
I also used all of the stencils above although
they don't show in the finished project!

I didn't like it and it was destined for the rubbish bin.
However, I drew around the edges and coloured
it in a bit - deliberately clashing the colours,
and think it's just about acceptable.

I layered it onto black card, added some
fibres and it's now a bookmark.
(I probably shouldn't have photographed it
on the blue background, but it's done now!)

Thanks for looking
 (and for listening to my moaning - lol)

Silent Sunday