Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WOYWW Jan 5/11

Aaaah, that's better!  Ink on my fingers again!  I have been MIA from my blog since Xmas but I am back now and ready to get inky!  If you are wondering why this picture is here and what WOYWW means, go here, to The Stamping Ground and you can take a tour of the work spaces of stampers, scrappers and all sorts of artists from around the world!
I have some birthday cards that I really should make soon but to get back into the swing of things I decided to get out my Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities book and actually make all the tags in it (well, except the ones that I don't have the supplies for).  I have had the book for awhile and drooled over the pictures and told myself that "one day" I will make those tags.  Today is the first day of doing just that!  So I am making 2 of each tag, which I plan to glue back to back making a double-sided tag and then I will put them all on a ring and then I will have them around to remind me of different techniques.  And of course in the making of them, I will learn all the techniques!
So far I have done 4 techniques (2 of each) but have not stamped any images yet but I will update when I get them finished!

Happy New Year!


Neet said...

What a fabulous idea - great reference tool as well as lovely to look at.
Thanks for restoring my confidence knowing that you too thought Wednesday was Friday last week - my excuse was old age but now you have made me wonder if it was just a normal thing.
Looking forward to seeing your 2011 creations - and a Happy New Year to you.

nnalorac said...

Looks like your having fun there, haven't got round to having messy finders yet. Have a great day. Carolxx

Anonymous said...

Great tags and a great idea to teach yourself all the techniques too. I keep looking at that book but have never bought it!

Brenda 83

Doone said...

ooh a woman on a mission - that is going to be one fab tag reference ring, and thank you for your kind comment - but really the only amazing thing is that any one of us can do beautiful things if we are patient and keep trying - I actually make a mess most of the time....


Linby said...

Great idea to have a reference of your techniques.
Linbyx #109

sandra de said...

Such a great idea to actually do something with all those techniques and ideas.
Sandra #66

Susan Allan said...

I like your idea of putting them back to back for storage. Nice tags and very colourful!!
Sue xx 50

Wipso said...

Gorgeous tags and love the inky fingers :-)
Thank you for your caring comments yesterday. I'm pleased to say the sciatica seems much improved today and I'm actually able to tackle some sewing :-)
A x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

See it, do it, teach it. That's my motto, so these tags will be good teaching aids, if for no one other than yourself. Great idea. Happy belated New year and happy WOYWW on Thursday from #16.

Tertia said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Hoping to learn some new techniques this year.
Tertia 122

Serendipity Stamping said...

Love those inky finger shots. Great idea for the tags. #95

Marjo said...

Looks like fun! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Gez said...

Happy New Year to you Karen. I love your idea with the tags. :) What fantastic colours to work on.. have fun.xx

Debs said...

Hi Karen
thanks for your comment on my blog, yes I am loving journal wrecking, very liberating and destructively creative! lol
loving the tags so far, look forward to seeing the end results xxx

lisa said...

You can always tell a crafter by the state of her fingers!!!!
Your tags look fabulous. This is something I've wanted to try too, it's all very well looking at the pictures but the techniques are just so tempting aren't they.
Hugs Lisa (108)

Chrissie said...

Now that's what I like to see!
Chrissie #3

Ciara said...

That sounds like a jolly good idea to string the tags together for reference! Judging by a lot of the posts this week, i think a lot of us are enjoying just crafting for fun again now the pressure of all those Christmas cards is behind us!

Love your doggy pics :-)


Julia Dunnit said...

How I love it when you can make a 'right, I'm going to'decision and make such a great job of it! Don't be interrupted, those tags are looking great!