Wednesday, June 30, 2010

With days to spare (and a special request)

With days to spare I went into overdrive for the 3rd week of  Compendium of Curiosities Challenge (CCC) at Studio L3!   Using this week's challenge -Alcohol Ink Monoprint - I created a ton of ATC backgrounds (about 30!) and 4 card backgrounds!  I have even managed to complete 6 ATCs!!!  I have other ATCs in progress and a few that are being "re-purposed" (or you could ATCs I screwed up and "saved" them by using in other projects! lol)

Now I find a fabulous way to use a fragment!  (The piece under the fragment is one of the re-purposed pieces I mentioned above!)   The tree image is a Penny Black Stamp using Staz-on Jet Black.  The sentiment is by Great Impressions. The birds in the top left corner are from one of Tim Holtz' Visual Artistry set.

Next up is an ATC that not only works for the CCC but also the Gingersnaps Challenge #57 - Wings The sentiment was stamped using Staz-on Jet Black from a Hampton Art Stamps. (The background of the main words is another re-purposed piece!) The background stamp is Hero Art's, "Sandra's Letter Background" stamp. I used Coffee Archival Ink.  The hearts and wings are grungeboard.  The hearts and small wings were inked with Distress Ink (Hearts -Barn Door; wings Vintage Photo, I think).  The large wings were covered with Distress crackle paint (Vintage Photo). 

And here is a glimpse of the "ton" of ATC backgrounds that are waiting to become masterpieces!

If you are lucky, I will show you the other ATCs later in the week, unless of course I get distracted and make something else!  Did you see Tim's (Holtz) post today? Did you know I can get distracted pretty easily? lol  And if you haven't looked at his post, you really should! Then you will understand!

Before you leave, I have a request.  My son-in-law, Tim, (not to be confused with Tim Holtz) is preparing to depart on a deployment as I type. He is in the US Army.  He will be gone for quite awhile.  My daughter is 1,000s of miles away from the rest of her family.  Please say prayers and/or send good thoughts for his safe return and for them both to looked after by angels. 
 I love you Rebecca and Tim. 

Take care,


  1. Linda, you're a monoprinting MANIAC! Look at you go, girl! Your cards are gorgeous, as always, and your ginormous pile of ready-to-use backgrounds looks more inviting than a candy store! (And I don't say that lightly, 'cause I LOVE candy!)

    Thanks for bringin' it to the Compendium Challenge again! I'll keep Tim and Rebecca in my thoughts, with wishes for his safe return and their much-deserved happily ever after.

    Big hugs,

  2. Gorgeous work! And look at all those backgrounds, DELISH! Hard to stop making those, isn't it?? rofl.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your daughter and son-in-law for safe travels and safe return, and a thank you to him for helping me to keep this country safe.

  3. What a fabulous stash you have, great fun. Your pieces are lovely - cheers!

  4. Wow what a lot you got from this, absolutely brilliant, love it. Wishing a safe return for your daughter and son in law. Annette x

  5. It's so easy to get carried away when you're having fun isn't it! I love all of your pieces, and the colour combination in the first one is beautiful!

    Best wishes for your son-in-law and daughter too xxx

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Wings Challenge!

  7. Oy! Beautiful and ABUNDANT work! Wow!

    Also, to your daughter and son-in-law, Big Tight Hugs!

  8. Gorgeous cards! Love all your different backgrounds! Congratulations!