Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CC2C week 30 it takes a village...

It takes a village for me to complete my project this week for the Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 Challenge!  The technique is called "reflective imagery" and is found on page 55 of Tim's book, and after making my pieces, I couldn't think of a better way to use them except to make them into the windows on little corrugated cardboard houses.

I like how I achieved some texture/wrinkles with the backgrounds - I think it adds to the vintage look of the photos.

Images and ephemera: French Kissed Postcards, Paper Whimsy, Digital Collage Sheets and magazine clippings.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CC2C week 29 collage

It's week 29 at the Compendium of Curiosities Vol.2 Challenge and the techniques are using texture fades and are found on page 64 of Tim's book.  I created a collage of the multiple pieces that I made following the techniques and was further inspired by Tim's class Patchwork Pandemonium that I got to take from him this past Spring.  I embellished my collage with die-cut cardstock letters and tiny stamped phrases (Donna Downey with Unity Stamps) and some stitching around the edge. 

Here are a couple close-ups of my favorite parts:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CC2C week 28 tag

This week at the Compendium of Curiosities Vol.2 Challenge (sponsored this time by Simon Says Stamp) the chosen technique is reflections stamping from page 65 of Tim's book. This is my tag using a wrinkle-free distress background and I did both versions of the technique shown in the close-ups.

I loved how drawing around the outline of my stamped bird with a charcoal pencil and then blending it with a Q-tip really made the bird stand out rather than blend in to the background.

Stamps: foam bird stamp: Donna Downey for Prima, music lines: Stampers Anonymous.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CC2C week 27 collage

This week at Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Vol.2 Challenge we're using directions from page 52 of Tim's book to make a palette using alcohol inks.  I love having my alcohol inks available to use this way!  I created this collage on a 7Gypsies book cover and used my alcohol inks to tint the stamped transparency as well as the metal flowers and brads.

Here's the close up:

Stamp credit: Crafty Individuals