Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blue Bird with Butterfly


I had fun making this tag using one of the bird stamps by Dina Wakley. The bird was painted with Dina's heavy body paints. I made the tag using manila folder with my Tim Holtz/Sizzix die. I used Dina Wakley's paints on the tag, Dyan Reaveley stencil, Tim Holtz stencil and finished it off; using gesso with a jar lid. The butterfly was stamped on the tag and then on a separate card stock I inked the butterfly again and then added color with Dina's paints, it was then cut out and applied to tag leaving the wings free making them look 3-D. The branch the bird is sitting was made with my scissors and then painted with Dina's umber paint. Trim added to top was inked with distress inks. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Pop-Up Card


Last week Sizzix had a fabulous sale. Saturday afternoon my FedEx package arrived with Pop n Cuts dies by Karen Burniston. I already had a few of her dies but now have more. 

This card was made using designer paper with Karen's multi-tier pop n cuts insert. I also used two of Tim's on the edge dies, his blueprint snowman stamp that was inked with Archival black, cut out and then painted with distress markers, his word stamp was inked with Archival black and stamped frame image with inked with distress ink, his tree stamp that was inked with distress ink and cut out.

Snowflake designer paper was purchased at Tuesday Morning this past Tuesday. 

I've been busy this week making Christmas cards using Karen's pop-up dies and then finishing them with my stash of stamps and dies. I hope to get those finished and sent off soon. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rubber Stamp Madness


The Holidays issue of RSM has been printed and mailed. Stampers really let it snow for their Snow theme. 

RSM said they are always looking for stamp art submissions. Themes are Days Gone By [stamp art relating to the “good old days”] and Black and White Plus One [which means stamp art done in black and white, with one additional color]. Due date for both theme is Dec. 10, Or you can click on this link to find detailed information http://www.rsmadness.com/submissions.html

One last item: A new rubber stamp art book is in the works. Here's a link to their home page, http://www.rsmadness.com where you'll see a notice about the book and a link to a PDF with details. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ November



November 1, 2014

Tim shared his tag early this morning:
Tim talks about the fall colors in New England. I recall how beautiful the fall colors were growing up in the southern Oklahoma. My parents lived 10 miles from town and had lots of trees on their property. 
This afternoon, I made this tag using what supplies I had on hand at my mothers home. I always bring down a few boxes of dies and supplies predicting what I'll need. I used a mini blending tool to apply broken china mixed with a little dusty concord distress ink on tag with Stripes stencil THS004.
The mover and shaper arch die cut was distress inked with dusty concord, and then I taped down Burlap THS007 stencil over the inked arch to remove some of distress ink with a wet sponge.
I used the largest leaf from Tim's tattered leaves die. I painted four before choosing this one to use on my tag. I added distress Stickles rock candy over the painted leaf.
In my stash of bits and pieces was just the right size piece of Vintage Lace die cut black paper, so that was what i applied to my arch die cut. I added a little distress stickles rock candy on a portion of paper vintage lace. (Look at close-up below)
The stamp was inked with Archival black ink on my tag. Vintage photo distress ink was inked around the edges of tag to finish.
 Supplies by Tim Holtz: arch mover shaper die, tattered leaves die, vintage lace die, tag die,
burlap and stripes stencil, rubber stamp, stickles; rock candy, craft sheet, mini blending tool and distress ink pads: broken china, dusty concord and vintage photo.

Archival ink by Ranger 
Sizzix die cutting tool
Paper ribbon added to tag
Dina Wakley paints 
My well used and loved craft sheet was used as a background in this photo.

Here is a close-up of the my tag.



Three more leaves I painted with Dina Wakley's paints. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ October



Tim has created a spectacular Trick or Treat tag. Here is his tag:  

I started this tag October 1st.  The triangle pieces are actually the inside of "on the edge" Honeycomb die by Tim Holtz. I've also used Tim's spider stamp, remnant rubs and trimmings. 
I was at my mothers home the day Tim shared his tag, we worked on our tags with her pumpkin die by Sizzix and few of stamping supplies I brought down and then planned on finishing it when I arrived home October 5th.
The next day I couldn't stand up without a cane. I was in severe pain from shots I had in both of my legs. My body is rejecting the fluid the vein doctor put in my veins. I already had the deep vein treatment with fluid injections with laser before they did sclerotherapy. 
This caused me to have thrombus phlebitis. I was off my feet for 17 days. This was all done with no pain pills. I'm allergic to aspirin and other drugs that would help.
Today, October 25 I'm still in pain but not that I have to be off my feet 100%. I can't wait to get back to normal and leave my cane behind.
Update November 22, 2014
The veins in my legs are getting hard and at times painful. The doctor that did my vein treatments said my body will absorb the veins. Since I've had the treatments I can't stand anything salty. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Is Here




I was inspired to make this piece weeks ago after viewing Emma Willams project on Tim Holtz blog. Here is the blog link: http://timholtz.com/autumn-leaves-canvas/

Supplies are Tim Holtz dies, stencil, modeling paste, 4 x 4" canvas from Michaels, Dina Wakley paints.

If anyone has noticed why I haven't posted much this month, I've had a painful reaction to sclerotherapy done on my legs September 23 in Wichita, KS and have had be in bed or on couch for the last 17 days. The only place I've been out of the house; to see my MD doctor; he said I have Thrombosis Phlebitis. 
October 22 was my first day up and walking without a cane. I'm still in pain but tolerable. Its October 25, still in pain walking with a cane again. I wish the pain would leave. The vein clinic told me it takes 3 to 6 months of the veins to die, I hope it doesn't take that long. It has been over a month since I had the vein shots in both legs called sclerotherapy. When he did the deep vein shots with ultrasound it was painful as well. If I had thought the surface shots were going to hurt this bad, I would have changed my mind and not taken them. My local doctor told me my body is rejecting the fluid put in my veins. 
I have a wonderful husband, he has taken very good care of me. Thank you Loyd!

Update November 4, 2014, I think my legs are on the mends, I've gone one night not waking up feeling pain. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Bird

My little bird was inked, stamped, trimmed close and then added to my halloween stamped and painted background. Dina Wakley paints were used to color bird, hat and background. I made the tiny heart with Dina's smallest paint brush and blackberry violet paint. Archival black was used to ink bats, script and little bird.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blue Bird Has A Song

I'm having so much fun making these little tags. I used a bunch of Archival inks on the background; maroon, olive, mustard and russet with foam stamps by Claudine Hellmuth and stencils from plaid. I've had the Archival ink since 2007 and they are still wet. I love these inks.
My little bird by Dina Wakley was painted with watercolors. The quote was inked, trimmed and added to the tag.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Spread your Wings


 I used one of the Scribbly bird stamps by Dina Wakley on this piece along with a variety of stamps and supplies from my stash. 
Since the bird stamps arrived few days ago; I've had fun stamping and painting. On this piece, I stamped the bird directly on the paper, other birds on my craft table are fussy cut in yellow birds, blue birds and red birds. 

Supplies:
Dina Wakley's Scribbly bird, paintbrushes and media paints, Dyan Reaveley's stamps, Tim Holtz's stencil and Archival black ink. 

Thanks for stopping by! Comments Appreciated!! 

Note: If I like a product I'll share what I use. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Moments in Time

Here is another little tag using one of those adorable images from Scribbly Birds cling stamp set.
I used my finger to add Dina's media paint on background. The little bird was inked with Archival black on heavy card stock, fussy cut and then painted with media paint. I love how this little tag turned out. 
Other supplies from my stash; Moments in Time cling stamp, Texture stamp and vintage mesh. 

Singing Bird



Hello Everyone! I have a table full of painted birds in many colors, and its time to play! 
I made this tag using stamped images from Scribbly Birds by Dina Wakley. The background stamped image was inked with Archival black, the coloring was made using Dina's media paint and my fingers. The bird was inked with Archival black on heavy card stock, fussy cut and then painted with Dina's media paint. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Soaring Birds


My Scribbly bird cling stamp set arrived yesterday along with the Fude ball pen and spinner stencil. The pen works really well over acrylic paint.

To make my tag, I started with a Gelli paper background, followed by blackberry violet media paint added to piece with a credit card, followed by a stamp made from an on the edge honeycomb die using Archival olive ink, fallowed by Dina's spinner stencils using Archival media paint. The white circles were made with a bottom of a Ranger bottle, the paper was applied to the green tag  which I made with Dylusions spray inks. Soar and tiny dots stamps by IBFS was inked using Archival mustard and Archival black. The birds were inked and painted using Dina's media paint and applied to my tag to finish. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Cutie Pie




  My little blue bird started out as a pencil drawn circle and an oblong.
I think he turned out so cute.
And then I had fun painting it using my new paints by Dina Wakley.

I wish I had finished the journal page before drawing my bird. Ideas are rolling around in my head how to finish my page, do I use a mask to cover the bird and then paint the background or cut the bird out and then place it on another page although I love my branch and leaves that were hand drawn as well.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stenciled Woman with Flowers


Dina's heavy body paints makes your projects pop!

This is the results from playing with these paints today. 

I used the half inch Dina paintbrush with night paint to color the negative space on one of the two women stencils, the rest of the tag was made with Dina's heavy body paint, a few flower stencils made with a Sizzix die, a stamp, a wet wipe and my fingers. 

I used Copic black ink with write words and then I used a checkerboard stamp with plum Archival ink across the tag including the face. 

I don't get free supplies for sharing my projects, just love to play with my stamps and supplies.

If you don't like inky fingers, try Artguard Barrier Cream on your hands. When you're through painting wipe off paint extra with a dry cloth and rinse. And, if you still have a little paint on your fingernail polish, use hand sanitizer with hand wipes and within minutes you have clean hands. 
I have used the Barrier Cream for years; it works! 

Supplies:
Stencil woman by Dina Wakley
Heavy body paints by Dina Wakley
Paintbrushes by Dina Wakley
Gesso by Liquitex
Checkerboard stamp by B-line Designs
Archival plum ink by Ranger
Copic multi-liner pigment ink 0.5
ArtGuard Barrier Cream by Winsor and Newton
Sizzix die
Hand wipes 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Love Rock!


Hi, Everyone! 
Welcome to my blog, I have almost 80,000 hits on my blog. I can't believe it! 
Thanks everyone that visits my blog!! 

I finished this tag last evening, I found out you defiantly get better results when you use gesso first on your projects with Dina's new heavy body acrylic paints.
The woman image is actually a stencil, it was painted on a gesso 4x8" tag using night paint with a wet brush. 
Most of the coloring done on this piece was dry brushed. 
Archival black and plum inks were used with Dina's night, tangerine, turquoise, lime, lemon, and magenta.

Clear stamps by Dina Wakley 
Paint brushes by Dina Wakley
Heavy body acrylic paint by Dina Wakley
Stencil by Dina Wakley
Cling by Dylusions
Archival ink by Ranger
Other clear stamps unknown


Friday, September 5, 2014

Smile is the Key


Hello, I hope you are having a nice day. 
  
Today I'll share a tutorial using one of the Julie Nutting stamped images with Dyan Reaveley sentiment stamp. 

I began, by using Archival black ink to stamp my mixed media doll image on 140 lb. watercolor paper, this was set aside to dry and then fussy cut. 
I used watercolor crayons with a water-brush to color her hair, face, arms and legs. 
The edge of ink pad was used to tone down all white edges of doll image. My favorite for this technique is the little inking tool that looks like an iron by Prima. I used Teak Wall. Set aside to dry. 

 Cut a tag from Once Upon Time stack then apply paper tag to
Matte board tag. 

Edge around tag with Teak Wall ink pad.
A second coordinating page from Once Upon Time stack was used to stamp dolls skirt, bolero, headband and shoes. Trim close, set aside. 
Stamp another doll image on white card stock, cut out bodice. 
Apply skirt, bodice, headband and shoes to watercolor paper doll image. 

Apply mixed media doll image to tag.  
Stamp sentiment on white card stock with Archival black ink, cut out, and then added to my tag.  
Apply a generous amount of glue to adhere three paper flowers; glass pin and die cut leaves to finish my tag. 

Supplies:
Once Upon Time by DCWV
Julie Nutting Bolero Mixed Media Paper Doll by Julie Nutting/Prima
Dylusions Clear Stamps by Ranger
Archival black ink by Ranger
Magnetic die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Paper Flowers by Prima
Teak Wall by Prima
Adhesive/Glue 
Matte board
Pearls and Stick Pin from my stash


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dina Wakley's Irresistible


I'm having fun playing with my new Dina Wakley paints, paintbrushes, one stencil and three stamp set I purchased recently. 

Here is my quick tutorial on my ATC:
Dina Wakley's Lapis, Blackberry Violet and Ruby paints were applied using one of her paintbrushes to an ATC.
I placed a Crafter's Workshop stencil over the background and then using Dina's Night paint I added the text with one of her paintbrushes.
 I used one of Dyan's Dylusions stencil with Liquitex flexible modeling paste to add dots over my ATC. After the paste dried, I added a little bit of Distress ink on edge of ATC; I was hoping some of the dots would come back white when I used a wet cloth like I saw Tim do in a video recently. No, they are now yellow so I added the distress ink to cover entire ATC. At first, I didn't like the results but now I do!
Two Dina Wakley "Clearly All the Gals" stamped images were inked on cream 110 lb. card-stock and cut out. 
I used my water brush with Distress markers to added color to lady stamped image.  
Zots were used to apply lady stamped image to ATC. 
Adhesive was used to apply quote to ATC.
Well, that's it for today. I hope you have a nice day and come back soon. I'll show you more projects using my new stamping supplies. 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Natalie Paper Doll Tag


I love how this tag turned out. It's one of my favorites.

I would like to add this tag to 
Inspiration Emporium August Monthly Challenge 2014 
"Anything Goes" 
http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=2487 

A black and white 2" strip from Harper's boutique paper pad was applied across the bottom of a 4 x 8" manila tag.
Tim's picked raspberry and festive berries distress inks were appplied over clockwork layering stencils followed by dot fade layering stencil with vintage photo. 
Heat set.
Use foam applicator with these distress inks over the entire tag including the 2" strip of paper:
Picked Raspberry
Seedless Preserves 
 Festive Berries

Place tag on craft sheet, tape down Dyan's checkered dots stencil over tag, use plastic tool to apply modeling paste over left side of stencil, lift off. Clean stencil with water immediately, set aside to dry, place stencil over the tag again matching dots, spray Primrose color shine over entire stencil, pull off stencil, before cleaning stencil apply wet stencil to another tag, clean stencil, set tags aside to dry. 

Stamp border image across bottom of tag with black ink. 

I spent one day making tattered flowers some were used on this tag other were used on my Valentina paper doll tag: http://wwwstampedimpressions.blogspot.com/2014/08/handmade-flowers-with-valentina-paper.html

Tim's word stamp was inked on manila card stock, cut out, distress edges with black ink, lightly picked raspberry on surface of stamped piece and then applied to tag. 

My Natalie stamped and inked image by Julie Nutting was dressed with designer paper and then applied to tag using my Xyron. 
 Prima's flourish metal sticker was applied to finish my tag.