Sunday, 14 November 2010

CCC#21 Perfect Distress

This week Linda of Studio L3 set us the challenge of Tim Holtz's Perfect Distress technique that can be found on page 38 of his Compendium of Curiosities book.  I love this technique, have had Perfect Pearls for a while now but not used them much, so this challenge was good in getting me to use something from my stash.  I love the look, gives a really soft, pearly sheen - it's a bit hard to see in the picture but I think lends a vintage look to the tag.  Used the swiss cheese punch Tim gave us on the cruise to give a different look to the rosette. Finished off with a ruffle of tissue tape - love that stuff!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Blog Hop. Celebrating 1 year of Shimelle's Bakers Dozen

Can't believe it's already been a year that I've been a member of Shimelle Laine's Baker's Dozen design team.  I love Shimelle's style whether it's traditional scrapping, digital or hybrid.  So her kits Streamlined 2009 template and Bazinga seemed ideal to use to document my first ever Tim Holtz Cruise.  It was such a wonderful time, so full of creativity and the most wonderful people. Can't wait until next year's cruise.

If you'd like to continue the hop please pop(hop!) over to the lovely SJ's blog at

Sunday, 7 November 2010

CCC#20 Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 20 - Industrial Grunge

This weeks technique set by Linda at StudioL3 is Industrial Grunge which can be found on page 54 of Tim Holtz's book.  Not sure that it really shows up well in this photo but the technique was done on the grungeboard key, does give it a weathered, rusted look.  Card is a late birthday card for my friend Sam.  Hope she likes it!