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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Refocus!

Welcome to the H{ippity} Hop! You should be coming here from Jodi's blog. If not, start at the {ippity} blog and hop along for some stellar projects!

So here's another little project I worked up using my {ippity} stamps. I put this together after I revamped my studio supplies, getting back to MY basics.


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Yes, I followed Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas tags, but this was a total jump off from his work. This was always the basis for designing my scrapblook pages - distressing, inks, texture, focus. I felt like in the past 8 months that I was experimenting with stamps.


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Now, I feel like I have incorporated stamps as a regular tool - just like you would pick up a brad, or distress and edge on paper. Stamps are now an integral part of my work rather than a 'stamp and color' sideshow.


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I use to reach for premade embellishments back 'in the day'. Now, I am confident in making my own pieces that are much closer to original art rather than an assemblage of other's productions. Happy, I am! I absolutely loved making this paper rose. Tim Holtz can show you how.



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I am once again whole and happy. Have you noticed a change or a settling into your basic comfort zone? I spent the last year totally out of mine, and coming back feels so good. Tell me your story!

Do you want to share a weekly exercise to focus on incorporating your life into your art? Does your muse need a little push? Stay tuned - I will be starting something exciting just after the new year!

Next on the hop is Carolina! She's such a great crafty talent!

Cool runnings, my friends! Peace be the journey!  ~ky

22 comments:

  1. ky...you know I love this :)
    GORGEOUS

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  2. Love your handmade flower..so gorgeous. This is such a cool tag!

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  3. Absolutely stunning! Your flower is incredible!

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  4. Ok, I think I died and went to heaven, this tag is just FABULOUS!!!! Love everything about it, the flower, the colors..I might just have to lift it!! GOOORGEOUS!!!! Hugs, Eva

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  5. wow! this is fabulous, every little detail thought out and done just right! great work ,KY!

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  6. wow, this is beautiful, love everything about it!

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  7. Pretty card, and your flower is a KNOCK OUT!

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  8. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! I love the look, the colors, the flower...terrific work Ky!

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  9. WOW! That rose is AMAZING! I just about fell out of my chair!

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  10. This is a stunning piece of art, just amazing!! Great job with that flower!!

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  11. THUD!!! What a gorgeous bookmard and such beautiful colors! Love, love, love that flower...I'll have to give it a try and thanks for sharing the link!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL work my friend!! Everything about it is super pretty and elegant!! :-)

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