Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tissue Flower Challenge from Studio L3

Tim Holtz idea-ology Tissue Wrap Flower
Well I thought I might miss the deadline for this week's challenge at Studio L3 but lucky for me the challenge has been extended for another week. Linda Ledbetter is the hostess. She always creates a great piece to inspire us. There are other 48 entries so far, so if you want to see more Tim Holtz inspired artwork check out her blog at

The sponsor for this week is The Funkie Junkie Boutique (  

For the challenge I followed Tim Holtz's instructions on page 37 of "A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II" and made a tissue flower. Of course I wanted to use it as an embellishment for a tag so I could also use my new summer seasonal distress inks. These flowers are super easy to make and I love working with Tim's idea-ology Tissue Wrap. It is sheer and silky and so durable.

I used distress ink and perfect pearl spray on the tissue flower and tag. The butterflies are embossed with Distress Embossing Powder which works as a resist to the Distress inks. I used alcohol ink on the idea-ology wing. The black ink is Archival Jet Black.

I have both "A Compendium of Curiosities Volume I and Volume II". These books are a great reference for Tim's products. Great information on what they are and what they do. Both volumes have a great technique section with step by step photos, a great Gallery of Ideas and the final page is a list of suppliers. With beautiful photos and gorgeous design I find these volumes to be compendiums of inspiration.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge

My Curiosity Pocket Watch
Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 9  is to check out Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol II on page 35 and then use his instructions on how to embellish the pocket watch and make your own little masterpiece.

Linda has been hosting a new challenge each Friday since Tim's Creative Chemistry Class ended. This is the first one I have made time to participate in and I did have fun working with Tim's Pocket Watch. Of course I love working with all of Tim's products. I even used his ball chain for the butterfly's body.

This weeks challenge was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

So if you'd like to give this a try check out Tim's book. You can also check out Linda's site to see the other submissions and Tim even has a video on the video page of his blog.

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