Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day #7, 2009

Up to Day #7, 2009 in the challenge to complete all of Tim's Christmas tags. Only five more to go and we will be done as we did the 2010 tags along with Tim last year. I really love the soft background on this one even though it was not like Tim's at all. I think I need to reink my pads and replace my white paint dabber as it barely shows up. I used an old vintage Santa stamp that I have had forever and stickled a circle frame for him to give it some bling. Hope you'll join us and add your li


Saturday, July 23, 2011

December Tags, Day #6, 2009

Halfway through the last year of the series! I really loved making this tag. Such a fun one and love the technique used. Head over to Tim's blog and click on 12 Tags of Christmas 2009 for details and step-by-steps of how to make it. Of course I see now that my ideology word had spun around backwards for the picture! LOL Oh well, you get the idea. Just pretend you see the word Cherish, it's there, believe me! I have to remember to take the picture while it's still light out as my studio is in my basement and the light's not so good late in the day and evening so always have to be done with mine by my lunchbreak the day before to get the picture. hope you will join us and add a link to your work!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Grungy Monday, SSSS, Everything wendy Vecchi challenge


am really doing this card as a three-for this week. I finally got my piece done which will fit the bill for all three challenges this week. Whew! Grungy Monday #16 was to use grungeboard or grunge-paper, SSSS was to show us some embossing, and Everything Wendy was to make a card using at leat one of her stamps and a bird. I used a piece of Tim's glassine paper to emboss it in one of his folders. First I wrinkled it up and smoothed it out. After embossing it, I ran my Walnut distress ink over the raised areas. yummy! Then I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Pearl spray and mounted it to the cardstock. I stamped Wendy's man on grungeboard and embossed it with black and cut it out and then stamped the watchband on grungepaper and used Walnut distress powder on it and then cut that out. I cut it a little narrower so that I could use a metal slide from my stash and pop-dotted it on. I pop-dotted the dude on also and then took some old copper wire and twisted and tied a small nest and added it on top of the watch-band with two snot-dots as I call the bit pop-up glue dots and punch a bird out of shimmery white cardstock and used the same thick glue-dots in the nest to hold him in after I colored him an eye.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day #5, 2009

i am off for an adventure with my grandkids this morning so it's a quickie post as they should be here any minute. I just LOVE this tag for today. Love the colors and those little fragment charm ornamnets and the German scrap trim. Hope you will be able to join in and play along.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Grungy Monday #15/ Simon Says Show Us Some Stitches Combo

Only Tuesday and I have completed these two challenges for this week already and here is my rendition. Linda had us go to Tim's blog and use his technique on a Christmas tag for our background and then create a project with it. Well, this is one of my favorites, so loved it! I used worn lipstick and frayed burlap for the rusty enamel and decided to go with a sewing theme so I could incorporate SSSS challenge into this tag as well. They had us Show Them Some Stitches. I got out my machine and stitched on some ric-rac that I stained with my Distress stains. I then tied some black lace around the tag and added a Maya Road decorative stick pin into that. I embossed with black onto chipboard the dressform stamp of Tim's and fussy cut it out. folded for pleats and used tiny attacher to add the skirt of tulle. Then added a waistband from some velvet ribbon trim from my stash. Pop-dotted this on the edge and tied some tulle around the hole and frayed the ends by tearing.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Grungy Monday #14

Just squeaking in under the wire this week with my entry which I combined with my July "tip-In" page swap over at OWSE yahoo group. I struggled this time as my theme was Vampire Kisses for Sandy's book. I had no idea so found this image from True Blood and printed it off cut off the words True Blood and It Hurts So Good and added crackle paint to them. For the background, I used the Tim's March 2008 technique

for this week's Grungy Monday over at Studio L3, using Tim's technique as instructed there. Love those homemade mists. I sure hope that she likes my page and that my next assignment is an easier theme!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

December tags-Day #4, 2009

Pushing right into 2009's tags we are already on tag #4. I used some very non-traditional Christmas colors for my Distress inks here. I don't really like my icicles but other than that, think it came out pretty cute. Of course the word Believe is covered up in the pic! Join us and post a link to yours below!

Monday, July 4, 2011

SSSS- Show us a Flourish

I am scrambling to finish up the challenge on the Everything wendy Vecchi yahoogroup this week, which was simple; just use red, white, and blue, and at least one of Wendy's stamps, yet here it is the day before the deadline and I'm cramming. So I combined this challenge with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to use a flourish and voila! I used Ranger embossing ink with Wendy's background stamp that I thought would work for stripes on the lower portion of my tag and then used some Puffy White embossing powder i got at a convention years ago for a $1.00 for a whole baggie of it and have never used. Had to try it as I couldn't find my tupperware dish of regular white. Clean room of stash I keep. LOL Then used tim's stars and did thesame thing to the top. Distress stains over that, masking the two areas from eahc other with scrap paper and then a piece of tissue tape between. Wiped off with a soft cloth, note: regular powder does not wipe part way off like puffy does. LOL Still glad I tried it, it's kind of cool stuiff. By the way, I found my regular white now also. Go figure! Used my shrink plastic and stamloed and then colored with colored pencils the two Artyistic Outpost stamps. Die cut Tim's elegant flourished from blue, glued them down and the shrink poieces over tyhem and added the red ribbon.How's that for a quickie!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Grungy Monday #13/ SSSS-Show Us A Word

Linda's wonderful challenge this week has us watch Tim play with his fabulous alcohol inks and then create something using them, while "SSSS" wants us to "Show Them A Word", so again I am combining these challenges into one.I used the word, Believe here. I love alcohol inks and really enjoyed the plaid technique Tim taught us on Day #3 of the Twelve Tags of Christmas 2009 on his blog, so I used that and recreated the tag here. Thanks Tim, yours was such a winner I had to have one! Think these would be great of men's gifts this year. Whatcha think?

December tags-day #3, 2009

Here is the first one I made for this tag, however, I did make the one with the trees also but am using it for a couple of other challenges as well so using a separate post for it. Please check it out on my blog. I love this plaid technique using the alcohol inks! They are my favorites inks aside from Distress inks but I am falling for the new Archival colors hard! They are awesome if you haven't seen them yet. I have four of the new ones but need them all! You can't see the word charm very well in the picture as it is small but it says Merry Christmas. These are such fun tags! Hope you'll join Donna, allison, and myself in the fun. You can link your work below so we can all see it.