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Damsel in Distress




I was inspired (again) by many of the techniques showcased in tim’s twelve tags of 2014 for July.

Summer Fun!  My garden is in bloom; damsel (and dragon) flies are flitting from flower to flower, life is good.


There are so many types of dies (and distress), I challenged myself to use as many different types as possible: Bigz Dies, Decorative Strip, Frameworks, Movers & Shapers, On Edge Dies; Embossing, Glitter, Ink, Markers, Paint, Stain…(sigh ~ having distress has never been so desirable)…

Wilderness Awaits


my blog is two years old today!

To my fellow inspirationalists & followers; for every comment, Pinterest - pin, shout-out on your blog, and for just peeking at my mostly pictorial posts, Thank-you all so very much!!  That you choose to take time from your day to participate in a piece of my world is something I appreciate beyond measure. 

2014 has been an amazing year thus far and I am excited to experience all that is still to come – letting everything unfold in its own time - not lingering too long on yesterdays or wishing for tomorrows at the expense of this moment (right now).


I decided as a challenge to myself and as a new blogaversary tradition (so sad I didn't think of this last year), that I would create a new tag using the same; stamp sets, colour pallet and materials (though these may get tricky - more creative - over time) as the ones I used on the very first tag and first post I created. 

Rucksack



Glassine Dreams & Mermaid (sighs)



Considering all the Tim Holtz opportunities to get some texture, the diversity of options is inspiring… I often think of him as a catalyst to “make everything new – old again”.  My take on texture is both about adding to a surface and (more importantly to me) the taking away what was inherently there.  I absolutely love the look and feel of Glassine paper; the slick impervious surface - both translucent and luminescent - pristine.  When handled (and over handled), every applied pressure, crease and crack marked with waxy opacity. This marred surface is made soft and handsome with the addition of monochromatically coloured adornments (each with their own texture and way of taking on pigment), punctuated with (more glassine) faux tea roses.

Friday, May 40th


Creative Chem 102




Creative Chemistry 102
once, twice, thrice & again (again)

Many of the techniques in this class took trial-and-error to get the effect I believed I was trying for - good thing I was making 4 of everything from the outset. For posterity, I've kept each attempt here; you will see that some are better than others. As a side note some went well the first time and I had difficulty replicating it, and some it took till the fourth (colour pallet) tag to feel a sense of mastery (the ability to replicate it again).