Saturday, November 26, 2011

Grungy Monday #28-Foiled Again!

Well! It has been a while since I've been able to participate in Linda's Studio L3 Grungy Monday Series and I feel like an outsider! LOL! This week we had the task of using Tim Holtz's foil technique. As I have already been on this machine 45 minutes, and still haven't been able to load Linda's page to get the link, I'm going to send you to her to get the info from me, it will be better for all of us.

And since I couldn't get to his link all week I had to guess at the actual procedure. Maybe thats why mine is such a mess! Actually, it doesn't look a such mess in person, but as you can see from the detail image below...omg! I wish I had thought I wanted gold foil before I did the border, and used the Butterscotch AI before I embossed. That may have made it much more blended. And as you can see, I'm still trying to find a great way to use those reindeer...still not sure of this one, but getting closer. The little saying is from Memory a huge fan of "So You Think You Can Dance", I just had to have it!

The AI's I used are butterscotch, cranberry, meadow and espresso. The deer die is Tim's, and the stamp with all the names I believe is from Hero Arts---a very old hero arts! I'm also totally getting into the Spellbinders dies, which cut out the main layer and the saying layer. (And I'm still typing as I'm still loading the photo...the air is blue here!) For Christmas, I want someone to convince the Broadband suppliers that denying people broadband just because of their somewhat un-populated location is cruel and unusual punishment, particularly since we are over a decade into the 21st Century! How is this progress!!!??? OK, photos loaded, rant over...I'll stop now.

So, to see some fine examples of this technique, hop over to Linda's and explore away. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

WOYWW #126

Oh boy! Today is my craft fair, sponsored by my work to benefit the victims of the Tropical Storms Irene, many of whom are still not able to go back to their houses. (Again, so weird as we're in the mountains in Upstate NY!) So, my desk last night...packing up and doing some last minute finishing. I almost forgot to get a shot, and since I had promised to show the ornaments, I kept a few out for a quick shot. The stamps are from Outlines, and take the patience of Job to cut out! LOL! And some ornaments tops fit perfectly, and others, not so much! The Pointasetta's are my favorites. I 've tried them with red vellum, but I love the frosted so much better!

So, this is my mess for the week. I'm torn with wanting to sell all my cards, then having to make all the Christmas ones again to send out, and selling everything else, but not have to spend the next few weeks making more Christmas cards...come back next week and see which it is! LOL!

Now, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground, see what this WOYWW Is all about, and then go look at some stunninglty creative work areas. Have a great week everyone.