Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CC2 - Challenge 25

Whew... another week has flown by, but I am happy to say it was a fruitful one. I got my Wednesday Card Club in this week, having finished jury duty last week. Thanks again ladies for a wonderful meeting!! I also got in quite a bit of consecutive time in the craft room - it was very relaxing after the trial and I got to play with some of my new TH goodies.
This week we are thankful for SimonSaysStamp, as they are sponsoring the 25th Challenge for Linda over at Studio L3. This week's challenge is a technique found on page 53 of Tim's book. The technique is called "Ink Palette: Perfect Pearls."
I love Perfect Pearls, so the chance to create the palette and use them in a new way was intriguing. I was certainly impatient for the colors to dry!! But that gave me a chance to break out my tree die, my mini leaf dies, my new leaf blueprint stamps, and my Shrink Plastic!!
I created my background with some fall-colored Distress Stains, including my favorite - Wild Honey. Then I overstamped the oak leaf a few times in Archival ink (Orange, Olive and Coffee). Then I diecut my mini leaves from Shrink Plastic and shrunk them with a heat tool. After they were shrunk, I colored them with alcohol inks. I die cut the branch tree and used the woodgrain texture fade with some clear embossing powder. I then colored it with my new palette. Sweet!!
Here's another photo (I think with the flash on):
So there you have it. I had fun with this one and now off to tackle another crafty project!
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

CC2 - Challenge 23

Simple little submission this week--I have been tied up doing my civic duty for almost three weeks now--more on that at another time--so I haven't had hardly any creative play time of any duration.
This week the technique, found on page 50 of Tim's book, is called "Distress Markers." I found this Indian Corn stamp (from Serendipity Stamps) in my stash, and the marker technique was perfect for it.  Wish I coulda done more embellishing, but that's the breaks!
See ya next week, and thanks, as always, to Linda at Studio L3 for the fun!! I am submitting this to the CC2 Challenge no. 23.