Friday, May 9, 2014

I'm on a New Journey



I'm so glad you dropped by today! 
A big welcome to my new followers and to those visiting here for the first time.

I'm starting a new journey today and it's one that excites me greatly because when I finish I will have worked my way through the techniques in Tim Holtz's brand new Compendium of Curosities III  book. I have I and II and refer to them all the time so to be able to play along with Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curosities 3 Challenge  is a thrill for me. She has a few rules which you'll find HERE and this one in particular is important and it's why I will not be sharing any techniques with you.  

From Linda-
One rule we’re very committed to, though: We will not be posting technique instructions on our blogs, and we kindly request that you don’t either. All participants should work from their own copy of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3. We require this out of respect and appreciation for Tim, who put countless hours and passion into writing the book. If you don’t have a copy, you can order one directly from Tim, who will even autograph it for you!



Challenge #1 - Paint Marbling

I hope you'll join me on this journey and together we can celebrate the creative genius, the one and only, Tim Holtz! If you click the link to his book {above} you can get your own signed copy from Tim. 


Here are few photos of my project and I took the minimalist approach to let the background speak for itself.


 I love Tim's paint marbling technique which you'll find on pg. 43
(the lighting in my craft room does not do this justice)

I adhered my 6x8 background to black chipboard and inked the edges with black soot distress ink.


I added two metal grommets

Tim's purple jute string was added so I can hang this piece

I used two of Tim's stamps -Papillon and Traveling Friends-on my wall art


I plan to hang this in my craft room as a daily reminder of the fun journey I'm on. Thanks for looking today and a big thank you to Tim for the years of inspiration he's provided.  

Happy Mother's Day to everyone celebrating this Sunday!
Hugs,
Lisa



15 comments:

Lisa M said...

WOW girl...you are really accomplishing all you set out to do! I'm so happy for you and what greater inspiration than your very own art to encourage you on. I'm in LOVE with your marbled butterfly wall hanging. It's truly special and I am so looking forward to following you on your journey. Thanks so much for sharing this and happy weekend to you L1!
hugs,
L2

Anita Houston said...

So sultry! Love the marbling and soft tones! Great image too! Thank you so much for playing along with us for the first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

Margaret said...

That background is amazing!! I look at Tim's books every time I'm in a craft store and always talk myself out of them... Now I'm thinking I won't be able to do that anymore!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your background, Lisa! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. Hope to see you again next time!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hello Lisa
Fabulous marble back ground .Thanks for the link to buy the book .But went to check and I think the Australian dollar is too low ..freight would be a killer
So I will just have to admire your work from afar.
hugs Shirley-Anne

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely beautiful background Lisa! I love your little hanging. Have a wonderful weekend, hun! xxx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful results! ~Diane

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Your background is gorgeous! Really, really beautiful. My guess is you'll be going to this technique again. Thanks for joining in CC3C!

Pia S said...

The background looks fantastic, and I think you made a great choice of images for it, they're not overpowering and allow the bg to be the main attraction.

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Lisa! Your BG is superb!

Shirley said...

A really beautiful background and your images are perfect for it. If you have no where to hang it....I do!! ;-) I love it and have saved the link for Tim's book! Lovely work of art!

Shirley said...

Lisa, first, I want to thank you for sharing all of the steps on how you created this masterpiece. I love tags and have never done one!! You inspire me to 'maybe' try!! This is absolutely magnificent. Gorgeous!!!

butterfly said...

It's beautiful, Lisa - just love all those colours in the background, and the butterflies are the perfect stamp choice. Love the purple twine too! So happy you're on the curiosity journey too!
Alison xx

Annette Green said...

Wow, Lisa, you aced that paint marbling technique! Nice job!! I'm so happy you're joining in the CC3 Challenges with us. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are off to a great start, Lisa! Your wall hanging is a masterpiece! I have other friends who are Tim devotees and work magic with his techniques. I find it all to be way over my head, but I will enjoy following you on your new journey! Hugs, Darnell

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