Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day #6, 2008

We have nbow created our way to Day #6, 2008 in Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas journey from start to finish that we began the first of the year. one tag a week and we will have created them all by the time his Lordship starts the new ones for this year. Come and play along if you'd like, jump in anytime or go back thru and make them all if you like. I have an Inlinks spot at the bottom of each post or adding yours. i didn't have the acetate printed sheets that Tim used for mine, so I had to stamp on acetate and then color the back of it. i did a little Christmas village scene for mine and stamped the pine boughs and verse on the tag and lay it over that and then did the splatter stamp with the white paint on top. Added a few snowflake brads and some shear ribbon and called it good. I will have to post next week's on Friday morning as I will be out of town to a mnini convention in northern Wisconsin for the week-end. Hope you'll have the chance to play along.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

quickie tag

Only one day left to enter a tag for the Embossed Tag challenge on OWSE group, so threw this one together tonight using all Tim stuff. Cut the dress form pieces from chipboard and then colored with the new Distress stains and then embossed and used walnut ink to highlight the riased areas. Embossed the entire tag and blended distress inks on that for the background. Embossed the dress and button and rubbed with the walnut stain ink again and blended a little more around randonly. Wrapped spool with some jute and ruubed it with the blending tool to adda touch of brown.Cut the wings and embossed them and then sprayed with oyster glimmer mist Tied on some tule and tore it up on the edges.. Fun quick tag! Easy!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ranger Challenge Canvas/ SSSS- Show us a button

I just finished  posting my current Ranger Challenge piece into the folder of the Yahoo group.Since I used buttons on this canvas, I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week, which is Show Us Your Buttons. I really love these challenges. We had to use Jenni B paints. I used the only three colors of JB paint dabbers I own, chili powder, malterd milk, and chicken feed an a 5x7" canvas randomly. I then stamped the image onto a layer of napkin I separated using the plain white layer as I can't find any tissue paper since I cleaned my studio and threw it all away. LOL, using Archival coffee ink. I used Claudine's matte medium to adhere it to the canvas. I also stamped the verse with the same ink. Tore some tissue tape and laid it down randomly, then blended in some walnut stain distress ink onto the tape. Bvlended the whole canvas with some tea dye distress ink and glues down the music note buttons that I cut the shanks off with glossy accents. I love how this turned out and I need more of these paints. I love them!

Bind It All class

I am taking an online course from My Creative Classroom using the Bind It all. I figured it was time to try mine out since I purchased it 4 or five years ago and haven't used it yet!!! Last week's assignment was to practice punching and then use chipboard and cover it and make a binding and punching guide to use in the future for reference. Nothing too fancy but fun and I learned a lot. Here's pics of my various pages and the complete project. I cut apart the words from the lesson that were important to refer to later when I try to make more projects.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

December Tags

On we move to Day #5, 2008 in Tim's Twelve Tags of Christmas frm start to finsih challenge. It all started because my good blog-buddy Donna said she wished she had made all of Tim's tags from the start. I challenged her to make just one tag a week from the beginning starting Jan. 1st and she would have them all made before Tim started his new ones this December. Of course Donna liked the idea, but came right back with, 'you'll be making them along with me, right?" The rest is history. We are still popping them out and I add a spot at the bottom of my weekly post to link them to, so come on folks. Join in on the fun. They don't have to be Christmas themed, just use the techniques Tim describes in each. We are having a lot of fun making them.I really love the background for this one. I cheated and die-cut my deer though, so mine is a doe. Play along and add your link below.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GM-4/ SSSS-Show us a Tim Technique

I am going for the two-fer AGAIN!.This week on Linda's blog, Studio L3, we had to use Tim's Texture Fades and Distress technique and on SSSS, we had to use a Tim technique, so this one will work for both challenges easily. I decided to step back to fall and use the pumpkin vines texture fade for mine and the definitions stampm from the Reflections set. Used old paper ink to stamp it on my folder. Also used another of Tim's techs by cutting the top of the folder to fit the tag through. Slick! After running it through Vincenzo, my Vagabond, I used the distressing tools to blend orange marmalade and rusty hinge on the pumpkins and peeled paint on the vines. Stamped the verse with Coffee Archival ink as well as the tree branch. Stamped part of the birds with black Archival ink. Blended rusty hinge and peeled paint over it all and then the edges in walnut stain.  Smeared some distress stickles on the pumpkins for a tiny bit of bling. Voila!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

December Tags- Day #4, 2008

My calendar says it's been another week, so here we are at Day #4, 2008 in Tim's Twelve tags of Christmas. This was a fun one except I had a lot of trouble getting the photo-editting program in my new computer to do what I wanted it to. That canvas is really cool to print on. This is my darling grandson, AJ (Anthony James) on Santa's lap and if you knew him, he would be debating his behavior. LOL He's always good for us and at school, but add his Mom and instant change. He can really push her buttons and then bat those milk chocolate eyes and smile that devilish grin. I had all girls so never had this relationship that they have but he's really a good boy, just likes to get her going. I did not do the numbers on the tag because I wanted the focus to be the snapshot so didn't want to cover any more of it up.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday card

I made this quickie card for my father-in-law's "friend" Jan and really liked how it came out so thought I would share it here. Just embossing and sanding and border punches. Simple and fast.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grungy Monday #3/SSS-show me some Distress

Combo time again.For Linda's Grungy Monday, we had to use some of Tim's colorwash sprays and for SSSS we had to Distress. Easy enough, I pulled out some of my sprays for this and decided to use Sailboat Blue and Orange Sunset and spray them through sequin waste. You won't believe the look I got is from those two colors! I overstamped with Ranger embossing ink and embossed with black detail powder.i used Tim's tattered flower die and the paper that they wad up in our orders to fill the boxes and made some flowers with brads holding them together. I then crumpled them up and sprayed with yellow and orange color washes and then Perfect Pearls mist over that for shimmer. Added one of these to it and glued some DewDrops on with glossy accents. I added tissue tape and then blended distress ink over that using walnut stain and then filmstrip tape over that. White seam binding for the ribbon that I colored myslef by smearing walnut stain distress ink onto my craft sheet and then spraying it with Butterscotch colorwash spray and crumpled the ribbon and dragged it through the puddle several times and let dry. Attached the filmstrip ribbon with Tim's tiny attacher.

Friday, April 8, 2011

December Tags

On we move to Day #3, 2008. I really love this Santa image and I followed this one pretty much like Tim's. Once again I had to use my plaid ribbon. I really like this one and I used my last large oval fragment for this so will have to try to remeber I need more as well as the Philosophy charms. I didn 't have anything holidayish at all for this so I had to go with Journey. I figured Santa has quite a journey each year so it was appropriate. LOL Join us in the challenge if you'd like. Here's a place to link your tag.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grungy Monday #2

I am at it again. Finding myself short on time and hurried on deadlines, so I am combining challenges once again. This is my take on Linda's "Grungy Monday #2", "SSSS, anything but a card", as well as "steampunk challenge" for OWSE. This was a fun one. I made the gears die into my stamp and followed Tim's instructions per the video uising the matte medium for resist. Scattered straw, wild honey, sage, and a bit of aged mahogany for the distress inks. Embossed my new Tim Steampunk images in black detail, added a gear under a Bingo marker with glossy accents, one of tim's corners, gear and spinner, filmstrip ribbon. Tied it with tulle and ripped the edges, added a couple of jump-rings and an old coin charm from my stash. My first attempt at Steampunk and I am now hooked. I love this style!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

December tags from start to Finish

In rolls another week so a new tag from Tim's Christmas tags to make. This week we are at Day #2, 2008. I really liked making this one. Love the background and this year, I have the splatter brush that he used. It worked sooooo nicely. I didn't have any white Christmas style rub-ons, but I had these silver reindeer ones that worked nicely with my blues and silvers in the background. This is such a gorgeous piece in real life but hard to photograph. I hope you will join us in the journey of recreating all of these beauties with the free tutorials on Tim Holtz's blog where he gives you step-by-step instructions with full color photos of how to do them all. He is amazing and definately my biggest hero! I have my studio coming along nicely and as soon as my back-ordered organizing holders arrive, should be nearly done. I am going to have a custom made inkpad holder made and another custom made sizzix holder made and shipped also. I am going to a convention the first week of May where she will be so may wait til then to get them so I don't have to pay for shipping but will see how anxious I get as the rest comes together.