Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CCC Week 28...

Here we are at week 28 of this challenge, cannot believe we have
all been on this journey that long. For all the details of this week's
challenge please go and see the lovely Linda. There have been
quite a few of the challenges where I do not have the main
ingredient or tool and have had to improvise, and this week was
one of those weeks. I did not have the required tool to do the
technique and so I improvised with a paint brush. It was a bit
fiddly to do and I think I may have ruined the brush!

I also used one of the Tim Holtz Sizzix texture fades to make the
background and boy do they emboss!! I need to use these more
often. The stamps I used were from a set by Wendy Vecchi which
has a lot of eyes and I really love the stamps. Again something
else I need to use more often.

I feel like I am behind this week as we spent part of the long
weekend trying to finish off the improvements in our laundry
room. My husband put down laminate flooring in there, will
do a little post about it soon.

I am looking forward to how easy it is going to be for me when I
want to get my paints and spray inks out and get all messy in there.
No more pulling out 5 boxes from the cupboard to get to the one
that I want, sounds like heaven :)


Kristy C said...

Great piece!

Netty said...

Terrific piece and loving your improvisation your tip has been a great help as I am in the same position as you and was wondering what to do. Thank you so much. Annette x

Carolyn said...

Hi Marlene, love your "eye" piece and I don't know how I missed your CCC#27 -- it is fabulous.

Lori said...

Love this, and honestly, I think that is my fave stamp from that particular set of Wendy's. You can do a lot with that. Great work, Marlene!

donna said...

Wonderful piece! I love the eyes and your frame.

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous Marlene! x

Kat said...

stunning piece this week,
what a grate take on the technique,

wearestampers said...

Lovely job coloring with your brush!

SannaS said...

WOW!!! and again, WOW!!! Amazing!! Gorgeous piece!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Dezinaworld said...

Wow it turned out fantastic too
have a lovely day
hugs June

Meggymay said...

Wow, the eyes on your fragment are gorgeous, great piece.

Plume said...

WOW! The saying, the stamp, the background, everything contributes to the highlighting of the message!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

LOVE this piece, Marlene! Very striking. And that's cool about your home improvement! Always nice when the project is done.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Marlene, this love this! You did an amazing job improvising-- I'd never have known you didn't have the specific tool, and you totally aced the technique! I love the pretty stamp you used, too, and that texture fade pattern is perfect!

Sounds like you've been very busy, and I'm glad you were able to make a little art time for yourself!

Sue West said...

This is fabulous, your fragment is amazing.
Sue x

Rachelle said...

Love what you did! It really has some gorgeous depth and I love that texture fade; don't think I've seen it before.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is just adorable, as are all the other projects I saw when I scanned over your blog. Your organizaltional skills amaze me, my studio is called the dungeon and I have paths! lol

Terry said...

Oh I love the eyes! Beautiful and cool piece! Love your laundry room and how nice to have so much organized. Enjoy it!

Brenda Brown said...

Love this piece Marlene, the embossing is a fabulous background and the eyes are stunning.
Thankyou for visiting me and leaving me a lovely comment.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Barbara Mason said...

I really love this piece...the background texture really makes the eyes stamp pop!

Minxy said...

Oh must of missed you last week, this is fantastic, great choice of stamps :D