Thursday, September 27, 2012

Life-Admit One

Happy Thursday!  Today I have my entry for the Compendium of Curiosities 2 weekly challenge hosted by Linda on the Studio L3 blog.  The technique chosen for this week is Riveted Patchwork and it can be found on page 57 of Tim Holtz's book titled A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2.  If you buy it through the link above you can get it autographed by Tim!  Our sponsor this week is Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Linda has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant.

I really love this technique but I made the tag and then stared at it...having no idea where I wanted to take it.  So I pulled out my Dylusions stamps that I haven't had a chance to use.  BTW, Dyan Reaveley is coming to my local scrapbook store, Whim So Doodle, in a few weeks and I'm lucky enough to be able to take a couple of her classes. I'm really looking forward to meeting her!

I started working with the doll parts from the Curious Corrin and Doolally Dorris sets.  I stamped them with Ranger Black Archival Ink, colored them with Distress Markers and cut them out.  The heart was cut from Idea-ology Grungeboard using one of the TH Sizzix Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Gadget Hearts.  I glittered it up with Ranger Stickles in Xmas Red and added the Idea-ology Chit Chat sticker.  The sticker is coated with Ranger Glossy Accents to give it a little shine.  The sentiment is a TH Stampers Anonymous stamp that I've always loved and wanted to use.

As I put the pieces together it still needed something.  In my head I kept picturing the riveted background with brick so I embossed a piece of cardstock with the TH Sizzix Alterations Brick Texture Fade and distressed it with Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain.  Then I tore it and glued it to the tag with Ranger Glue N Seal.  I added the graffiti with the Dylusions Letter Jumble and Number Jumble stencils and a Ranger Adirondack Snow Cap paint dabber.  Perfect!

As I dug through my embellishments looking for a metal charm to use I came across the ticket.  It was left over from the classes that I took last year when Tim came to teach classes at Whim So Doodle.  I remembered the Idea-ology Word Stick that said "Life" and it came together!

As this technique is the same one that Tim used on his September tag, in his 12 Tags of 2012 series, I'll be entering it there.  I'll also be entering it at Simon Says Stamp and Show-For the Love of Sparkle and at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go make something!


  1. This is fabulous!! I love the brick wall peaking through the riveted metal especially!

  2. Love your tag! What an original take on it! And you lucky girl to get to take some classes from Dyan! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  3. Now that is such a clever idea Donna. Love the way you have combined the metal background with the brick wall. Contrasting the different techniques really makes them both stand out. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. I love what you've done for the challenge brilliant thinking outside the box, Donna you've been very busy so much lovely work has appeared since my last visit and all of it gorgeous.! X

  5. Fabulous tag!! Love it! Love that great sentiment too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  6. So stinking cute and creative!!! Talk about a fabulous take on Tim's faux riveted metal!!! I love it!