Thursday, 4 March 2010

Curls and Swirls

Happy Sunny Thursday to you all. Isn't this weather just lovely.

This weeks theme over at Tuesday Taggers is Curls and Swirls and they have a great prize from Crafty Individuals so it's well worth checking out. Who can resist Swirls and Curls?

I have been enjoying my new Tim Holtz book, A Compendium of Curiosities and thought I'd have another play with all the lovely techniques he demonstrates.

I stamped the swirls with white acrylic paint and let it dry thoroughly and then blended distress ink over the top (peeled paint, dusty concord and broken china) and wiped over the paint with a damp cloth to remove the ink and then over stamped with brushed corduroy and blended around the edge.

The butterfly was from Graphicus and was painted with H20's and cut out, with stickles added for the bling. I added a gem trail and a woodware gold curl.

Before I go I'd just like to say thank you for your lovely Blogarversary wishes.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the sunshine.


Clare said...

Lisa, this is awesome! What a great technique.
It's my blogoversary today. The time has flown by - I daren't add up all the hours I have spent in blogland!
Hugs, Clare x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lisa this is so beautiful!
kim x

Christine said...

WOW Lisa, this is a gorgeous creation, love everything you have used.
Christine xx

Lynne K said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa! Very Tim!I've been thinking about getting the book. Is it really good?

Still on with my reorganising, but I will try & get round to doing an entry for Tuesday Taggers, as curls and swirls are definitely my thing.

Have a great weekend x

Linda said...

It's beautiful. I resisted the TSV last week, although some other products did find their way to my house - as they do!

Love the butterfly - elusive images are gorgeous.

Long may the glorious sunshine continue - makes you feel so much brighter in yourself too, doesn't it.

chris said...

Hello Lisa
this is so interesting I love it,may have to have a peep at that book.
hugs chris xx

Sally H said...

Wow! Lisa, this is stunning! I love everything about it! Such gorgeous colours and such a lovely butterfly. Thank you so much for joining us at TT this week!

Lesley said...

Beautiful tag Lisa! I love the butterfly. Tim's book is great isn't it! xx

Zoechaos said...

Delish tag great make and looks like it was a lot of fun. Will have to spend some time with the book methinks. Thank you for joining us at TT this week, good luck.

craftimamma said...

Crikey Lisa, are you sure you didn't nip round to Tim's place and pinch this off his desk? Lol! Nah, it's a
mite too pretty for Mr Holtz.

Seriously though Lisa, it is gorgeous. I love the resist technique you've used and the colours are scrummy. The butterfly is lovely too.

Lesley Xx

brenda said...

Well Lisa, there is not a lot I can say really as I absolutelty love it.

B x

Lynda said...

Oh wow Lisa this is a stunning tag - I haven't had the chance to look at Tim's book yet - where does the time go!

Love Lynda xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

wow lisa so very T.H!lol
so beautiful love the colours.
debbie xxx

Hope Jacare said...

This is gorgeous Lisa - absolutely wonderful combination of textures and colour! X

Avril Ann said...

Lisa this is just stunning, fabulous tag, thank you so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Jill said...

Beautiful tag Lisa - as always! Thanks for joining in TT this week. Jill

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Oh this is simply gorgeous - I love it.

I saw the TH book and so wanted to order one .. .. I felt good that I resisted .. .. but so wish I hadn't LOL!!!

That butterfly looks real.

Love Jules xx

xxNikkixx said...

This is jusy stunning...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

Anne said...

This is stunning, those white swirls almost look like waves of surf, fab!

JoZart said...

That is so special... love the swirls especially. An individual slant on influence by Tim!

kanishk said...

this is a gorgeous creation, love everything you have used.
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