Friday, June 24, 2011

December tags- Day #2, 2009

On we go to Day #2 of 2009 using Tim's technique on his 12 Tags of Christmas  from his blog archives. mine didn't show up as well as his, but turned out alright. I love the background and the metal foliage. Play along and show us your work by linking it below.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Grungy Monday #12/ Show Us Some Metal

I had the afternoon off today, so got busy and did another two-fer for the challenge on Linda's blog and Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. We had to use Tim's April 2008 technique challenge for Grungy Monday and Show Some Metal for SSSS. I used anotehr harlequin background stamp I had on some very bright designer paper with roses on it and I did use the Expresso paint on it. For my metal flowers, I used the metal tape in the plumbing row at walmart added to cardstock and die cut Tim's tattered flowers and the leaves and butterflies are his movers and shapers minis. I then ran them through Vincenzo, my vagabond in various embossing folders and then inked them up with alcohol inks in sevral colors. Bent and formed them, layered them up and added them to the tag. It still needed something, so I added the tissue tape and smeared some Walnut Stain distress ink onto it. Added the ribbon and there you have it!

Tip-In page swap

Oonce again I have signed up for a whole new type of swap for me where you gather up a hard-cover book, and measure the size for your partner and they create you a page to fit it, leaving a half inch area along the left side free for adding it to your book when you get it. My theme is Nature; birds, animals, trees, flowers, etc, so pretty wide open. My first assignment was for Wendy's book in Australia and she chose Butterflies, so I made myself an extra one as it would also go with my theme so my book will fill up faster if I do a few myself, especially since I am not too confident as I have never done this type of project before. Here's what I made for Wendy. I used an old dictionary page adhered to cardstock with Claudene's matte medium. I stamped in clear embossing ink and clear powder for the resist and then blended several Distress ink colors onto it. Punched out lots of scraps into various butterflies and adhered them, adding a Tim spinner and brad to the focal butterfly. Computer generated the words from an old Elton John song and mounted them on black cardstock and cut them at odd angles randomly. Stickles to the bodies and called it good. Kind of a fun project. Got our new partners assigned today for next month and I have to do Vampire Kisses! Yikes! I don't know where to begin.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

December tags- Day 1, 2009

Moving right into 2009, here we are at Day #1. This one is so pretty in all the blue and purple hues and I just love that reindeer with his scarf! My icicles aren't the best but they look fine. LOL I notice now, I forgot to add some ribbon or fiber to the top. Have to get on that! Hope you will play along and add a link to your work below. We already have finished 2007, 2008, and had done 2010 before we started playing catch up here, so only 11 more to go!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

SSSS- Show Us some torn edges

This week over at blog, the challenge was to Show Us Some Torn Edges and I had so much fun doing Linda's challenge over at Studio L3, that I made another tag using Tim's faux batik for this one as well. My windmill kind of got lost though as the stamp just was not a good choice for thias technique but I loved the coloring of it, so  I stmaped the postage stamp on a scrap and tore around it and did the technique again on that and got my torn edges incorporated as well. I used weathered wood for the batik stamping , the i blended brushed corduroy, stormy sky, and vintage photo and a bit of walnut stain. After I melted the weathered wood, I overstamped with Coffee archival and black Archival inks. Used my distressing tool to tear the edges and then walnut stain followed by black soot blended over that. Pop-dotted the postmark batik piece on top, which I used antique linen for the batik part. Used my distress stains to dye the seam binding I tied on the top.

Grungy Monday #11

Only Thursday this week and I am posting my finished tag for this technique of Tim's. It's an oldie but a goodie as they say, whoever "they" are! i made two of them and am using one of them for the challenge over at Simon Says. For this one, I went with pretty, soft colors; wild honey, brushed corduroy, worn lipstick, and dusty concord. Did my technique stamping in Victorian Velvet. I then overstamped the Papillon butterflies with Archival Coffee ink and then embossed the drippy butterfly in black powder with Ranger Embossing ink after I ironed to create the faux botik. I used my Distress stains in Wild honey and spun sugar to color my seam binding for the ribbon. I also used my distresser and tore up the edges a bit and used some Walnut Stain   on them with a blending tool. Thanks to Linda again for keeping us motivated and challenging us every week to stay inky! I have enjoyed doing these weekly challenges so very much and have met so many wonderful and talented stampers who are my new "cyber friends".

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

OWSE challenges

I have been trying to play along with the many challenges over at the Oulaw Women's Scrapbook Emporium yahoo group as much as I can and so far I have been very lucky and have won several times already! Great goody packages too! So here are my teo latest entires. One is Buttons Challenge and the other was Currogated Cardboard tag. I used my Distress Stains on the tag and sprayed the die cut corugated with Perfect Pearls mists to get the shimmer.i added tim's spinners and long attachers for the body of the butterflies.On the buttons one, I decided to make a 4 x 4 since I never seem to try these. I made a sun from a scalloped circle punch and trimmed it and added the buttons as my rays. Covered the coaster in pattern paper and sanded the corners. Made a tiny pinwheel flower with a scalloped square punch and double sided paper and added a button to that. twisted a piece of ribbon for the stem and tied a know in another tiny piece for the leaves. Stamped the verse. Voila!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Distressed tag Challenge for OWSE

As long as I had everything out  for my last tag for Linda's GM challenge and the SSSS challenge, I knocked off a challenge on Outlaw Womens scrapbook Emporium as well for Distressed tag. I used another one of my new LaBlanche stampes for this. I love those stamps!

Grungy Monday #10/ SSSS- Show Us a Tag

This week Linda's  Grungy Monday Challenge is Distress Ink-o-Rama and the SSSS challenge is Show Us a Tag, so easy-peasy to do a combo again. since I am addicted to Distress Inks, and I love to make tags, how can I go wrong this week! I used Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky, and Ancient Paper inks for my tag with a blending tool for the background. I then stamped my new LaBlanche image with Coffee Archival ink. Distressed the edges with Tim's tool and then blended the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Added some Tissue tape at the top and blended some of the inks on there. I used seam binding that I sprayed with Colorwash and then the new Perfect Pearls sprays after that for my fiber. Added three brads at bottom and called it good. The image is really my focaus so didn't need to embellish any further.

Friday, June 10, 2011

December Tags-m Day #12-2008

We have completed the first two years of Tim's Twelve Tags now and are halfway through this challenge. This week was another fun one. I do have the ghost clocks SOMEWHERE but have no clue where, so I had to improvise and time was short so I hjust added a cute Christmas embellishment I had in my stash. I love this Santa stamp anyway, so was an easy choice for this tag. Join us and add your link below.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

December tags-Day #11, 2008

I can't believe we are nearly done with the second year of tags already in this little weekly challenge. It has been fun to go back and make them all and try all the techniques again. Don't look too closely, or you will see that I burned my fragments and melted them a little bit on the bottoms. LOL They still turned out pretty good. I olove that little splatter brush and the results it gives! Play along and use the InLinkz at the bottom to link your work to share with us all.

Chotski pins

Over at the All Things Tim Yahoo Group, the vendor of the month for May was Red Lead. Theyt sell a lot of really great products and their stamps are wonderful. They decided to hold a Chotski pin swap where we would make a pin to trade one for one. I sent mine off to them a couple of days ago and can't wait to see what I get back. I made one for myself too and will be making more of these later. I went with a Patriotic theme since we are nearing July. I had not made charms before so used purchased ones except the shrink plastic one I added to each of these.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Grungy Monday #9/ SSSS- Show Us Your Favorite Stamp

Going for another twofer this week with my Grungy Monday #9 and using my favorite stamp set for SSSS challenge this week, Show us your favorite stamp. We went back to Tim's Christmas Tags to 2007 for this one called Shabby Chic. I used my favorite set by Oxford Impressions and am really happy with m,y results. I usually have a very hard time removing the paint from my image, but nailed it this time. I used Terra Cotta, Butterscotch, and Sunshine Yellow dabbbers for mine. I edged the whiole tag with Terra Cotta dabber when done. Overstamped in Archival Black for the flying bird, music notes, and tracks. You can join in on Linda's blog and the SSSS blog.