Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I enjoyed the technique from Linda's Grungy Monday 24 Challenge last week but was a little impatient allowing enough time to make sure every thing was completely dry before stamping and adding the Perfect Pearls. If the background is not completely dry the Perfect Pearls will stick to the background too. See Tim's video here. Another problem I ran into was exactly how much to mist with water to get the ink under the pearls to wick but not misting so much that the pearls started to float on the water loosing the definition of the stamped image. So my picture today is of some additional backgrounds I inked for making additional tags. These backgrounds are a little darker so I may add a Snowman instead of a Reindeer.
Linda's Grungy Monday 25 is challenge this week is "Use your favorite Tim Holtz products to create a loving tribute to a friend, relative or inspiring person who's passed away." That would be my Mom and Dad. Linda's challenges are all based on the Tim Holtz techniques. I love checking out what everyone does. It's sorta like an unofficial blog hop. Only 2 post so far.
I also wanted to share that Tim Holtz is releasing the new Distress Inks Seasonal Series Winter 2011. These colors are so wintery it makes me start looking for snow.
I've added a new blinkie to my side bar for NaBloPoMo. BlogHer is a new blog I've found. Yes, It is about blogging. They are have designated November as National Blog Post Month .The idea is to blog every day this month. They will also have a new suggestion each day if you need ideas on what to blog about. Since I have decided to try to post more often, I thought this would be a good challenge for me so this is day one and I am posting. The thing is I usually blog about my art projects. I'm not saying I will create something new every day but I do think I will be spending more time creating in my studio which I wanted to do anyway. of course Jennifer Mcguire is having the Cards that Care card drive. So.... a new blog post every day. Quite a challenge. So good luck to me.