Tuesday, April 30, 2019

050119 Archiscraps May Challenge

Archi-scraps May Challenge

Yellow, black & white plus a clock!
And so I begin... with this Tim Holtz Idea-ology Assemblage Clock!

Then I hunt up a particular black & white photo of my mommy & I,
since Mother's Day is celebrated in May here in the U. S.

Spring 1959
 I've just completed a major renovation of my studio space due to getting new flooring. Now I hunt & gather what I will need for this project, many of which are Prima/Finnabair products. In the heat of the creative flow I neglected to photograph each step, but they are simple enough to describe.

I began by removing the glass on the clock & coating the entire piece with black gesso. I worked on the background inside of the clock first by adding LuminArte Primary Elements artist pigments & chunky gold glitter, sealing it with final fixative spray. I glued lace to the sides & added a flowering branch to mimic the photo & add a touch of true yellow. I bent the petals of a Prima dimensional metal flower to hold my photo, securing it with raised foam adhesive dots.

 I then used matte medium to glue polka dot crepe paper around the outside of the clock. I added lots of gold accents with metallic paint, a jaunty little plaid bow & charm, and decorated the metal butterfly with Prima/Finnabair Opal Magic paints.

The final product meets the criteria - a yellow/(gold), black & white colour scheme plus a clock!

I may continue to challenge myself to try other dimensional projects each month
using the a-ma-zing creative Archi-scraps inspirations!

Won't you join in? Make sure to add your projects to the Linky at Archi-scraps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

042719 Happy Birthday, Blog!


Happy Birthday, Out of the Mire!
Hard to believe that this makes seven years of blogging...

I originally started the blog to post Design Team work for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.
I'm grateful to still be on the Team over there, as well as at Archi-scraps.  
 Mostly I have documented my memory keeping journey, but looking back over time I regret not posting more "Date Day" posts. I had planned to add up the number of posts, views  & the like, but there are some crazy numbers in there! 

I'm thankful for those of you who stop in now & then & say hello.

Hoping to keep the light on for awhile longer, Lord willing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 12, 2019

041219 CKC April Challenge #1

April 2019 Challenge #1 - April Showers
"When we think of April, we often think of April Showers and the inspiration kit has a lot of weather elements included - rainbows, umbrellas, sunglasses, sun parasols. Let’s be inspired by weather for this challenge!"

Of course I chose my FAVE FORGERY - the parasol paper!

Tossed in some bright & happy goodies & some fun in my journaling to capture a little piece of our recent Spring Break holiday. There will be a future mini-book to document the rest.

My forecast? Creativity ahead!

 Please don't forget to show us what you put together by adding it to our Link-up page, post it in our Facebook Community or share it on Instagram - tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2019

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

040419 CKC April Forgeries

Counterfeit Kit Challenge
It is no crime to create your own version of the trendy,
hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash & ingenuity.
Lisa's inspiration kit:
Hip Kit March 2019 Kit
I really had a blast with the counterfeits this month!

Just for fun, I tossed in a couple of forged PL cards from an old kit plus these fun pompom accents!

So - where do I begin?!?
My papers were all created by painting or stamping.


Those were the easy-peasy ones. This one was a tad more work.


And my personal favorite...


Plus some alcohol inked gems:

And those cute little pompoms discovered totally by accident from the offcuts from a punch!

Inspiration is everywhere!
Hope you found some here.

Be sure to share with us over at CKC through our Link-Up page, share them in our Facebook Community, or post them on Instagram (tag us: @counterfeitkitchallenge and use #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2019).  Come back here on the 12th - we'll be sharing our first challenge to help you use up your personally crafted April kit! See you then!

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, April 1, 2019

040119 CKC April Kit Reveal

Lisa is up again as Master Forger of Ceremonies this month! Here's our inspiration kit:
Hip Kit Club March 2019 Main Kit
She says,"I think this is a really lovely colour scheme as a contrast to last month's brighter hues. I love the greens & blues. I see some nice patterns that could be interesting for counterfeiting or just matching up as well as hearts, a good mix of embellis and those bow clips are very sweet - another forgery perhaps?"

There are also some other kits available if you wanted to take inspiration from those and 
a great unboxing video if you want to get some more detail about the kit:

Unboxing video: https://youtu.be/ghg4bmT6foc 

 But first let's introduce our April Guest Designer, Debbie Stember!

Thing Here At Home
"Hello, my name is Debbie and I have been crafting since I was a child; it's basically what my family did for fun. When I was first introduced to scrapbooking in 2004 I had been doing a lot of quilting, so cutting large pieces of paper into smaller pieces and reattaching them was a very easy transition. I love telling stories and taking photos and playing with color, so this hobby is pretty perfect for me. I made my first kit as part of a challenge by Jill Sprott in the Get It Scrapped community, and it was a revelation as far as how easy it was to use that smaller subset of my stash, so when I found CKC I joined in and stuck around."

Now let's dive right into the Magic Blue Box!

Their papers:
My papers:
As always I got sucked down the rabbit hole of paper by paper matching, but that's okay! 
I had a hard time with the staging as their reveals were so tiny - I wanted to show more of mine.
I only hope that I can make them work together in the executing of projects with my kit.
My full The Sweet Life kit:
A closer look:

 I have a lot of counterfeits this month, and some were arrived at by quite a leap! You'll have to get back here on the 4th for the 411 on that...

Don't miss a stop on the hop:
Can't wait to see your version! Please don't forget to show us what you put together by adding it to our Link-up page, post it in our Facebook Community or share it on Instagram - tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2019
Thanks for stopping by!