Tuesday, July 03, 2012

So Little Time - So Many Projects

I was thinking that I had been a slug over the past week but when I got out everything I made this week to photograph it, I realized I really got a lot done! :-)

I am signed up for an ATC swap with the Bad Babies. They are not due until August but I am determined to not get behind on projects this year....so mine are done!!! WooHoo.

Up first, you might say this is Steampunkish....maybe not lol I did the background with alcohol inks and loved the metallic look so I added the watch parts.
The stamps both came from Tim Holtz (yes, I am totally hooked on his stuff right now!)
Now, off in another direction! I love this woman stamp! She is from Posh Impressions and one of my favorites. But I had no clue what I was going to do with her. But sticking with another of my 'resolutions' I dug through my drawer of old ads and found this one for hat patterns. Since my woman isn't wearing one, maybe she needs to make one?
And changing directions AGAIN! I went to Paris....one of my favorite themes. :-)
I just got the Eiffel Tower stamp (Tim Holtz of course lol) and combined it with my Oxford Impressions french stamps. I really like this (and might have to keep it for myself)
I also signed up for a bookmark swap over at Parabolic Muse blog. You really need to go check out Chris's blog! She is a fellow bad baby and loads of fun! http://parabolicmuse.blogspot.com/
So, here I am, Me in 2 swaps at the same time!!! This one is due in mid July.....and I am already done! I am SO on fire!!!! LOL
Using my seaside Oxford Impressions set, I created the bookmark below. There is a grand hotel, deck chairs, seashells stamped on clear acetate with a film border (Tim Holtz) to mimic negatives and the lovely bathing beauty.
I used the fun fur yarn because it has a seaweed look to me.
For my next trick, I went back to my stash of vintage photos. :-)
I tinted it with distress inks and then layered the bookmark with paper scraps.
I distressed some seam binding and bias tape as well and added some beaded dangles. C'mon, who doesn't love danglies? lol
Here is a close-up of the photo. I think grandma looks nice in pink. :-)
But I am not done!!!! There was also a new prompt posted this week for the journal challenge. The theme is Zentangle.
Now, if you have been here long enough, you know that I zentangle. I haven't posted any in a while but I do still dabble...especially when I feel stressed. I have found it to be a great stress reliever!
But I didn't want to do a typical tangle....got enough of those hanging around. I wanted something that worked with a photo. I had this vision of a dancer and zentangles swirling around.
See below what I came up with.
So, that was my week! It looks very exhausting when I look back on it but oddly enough, the time flew by and I had a blast!
Speaking of blasts, tomorrow is July 4th! A day for eating way too much BBQ and blowing things up. I highly doubt this is what our forefathers had in mind lol
No matter, have a safe and wonderful holiday!