Sunday, March 1, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ March

 I spent part of the day painting, stamping, texturing with stencil and embossing to make my tag using Tim's technique for 12 Tags of 2015 ~ March. 
 After I made my one of a kind background with Distress paint, I looked through my stamps and chose the little girl from #020 stamp sheet by Tim Holtz. This little girl always makes me smile. I enjoyed making this tag today. Thanks Tim for the inspiration. 
TH #8 manila tag, tissue tape, word bands
TH CMS#020 stamp sheet
TH Flourish layering stencil 032
TH Distress paint; salty ocean, broken china, mustard seed, wild honey, seedless preserves
TH Distress ink
Ranger Archival black ink, mister tool, craft sheet, heat tool, palette knife, masking
Clear embossing, molding paste, gold embossing, trim, pin

I love the colors Tim used on his tag:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Card with Julie Nutting Stamp

 My 8 x 10 inch Gelli Arts Printing plate, golden paint, stencil and copy paper were used to make the base portion of this card. A funny thing happened while applying the painted piece on a big tag, I discovered I like the bottom portion of the tag better than the top, so it was trimmed, turned upside down and made into a card front.
Walnut distress ink was applied around edges and over tissue tape using a foam tool. My Julie Nutting stamped image was inked with archival black ink on 140 lb Strathmore watercolor paper and fuzzy cut. Designer paper was used to make her dress and shoes. Watercolors were used to paint skin tones and hair. White card stock and my Cameo were used to made all three flowers. Susan's Garden tool kit was used to form flowers. Spray inks from my stash were used to color each flower. Goosebumps Clear Texture spray was used on yellow flower with vintage stamens. Say it in Crystal  by Prima was applied to card front to finish. 
Stencil was made with my Cameo. 
Finished size 4" x 7.5" 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Paper Flower Collection

All these paper flowers were made recently using my Cameo and digital images. 
They range from 1/2" to 2"
All of my flowers were made with white card stock. The flowers were inked, sprayed or painted with Ranger products. 
A few were sprayed with Goosebumps. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spring Birds

I'm ready for warm weather; it was warm enough to go outside today without a coat, this evening its windy and cold, winter has returned. Tomorrow ice and snow has been forecast.
I made a bunch of chipboard digital die cut birds with my Cameo Silhouette this past week. 
While dear hubby was at the doctors a couple days ago, I was looking at bird magazines in the waiting room. I pulled out my phone and took photos for references on color and then came home to paint my birds. I used Dina Wakley media paints on each bird.
Dina's media paints and media palette knife were used to paint my background. 
I used the smallest brush from Dina's set to paint the leaves and branch. 
Black soot brush marker was used under each bird to give it shading. 

Fude Ball 1.5 marker was used on leaves and the bird’s eyes. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ February

 This is my new tag for 12 Tags of 2015 for February.
On this tag, I used the TH cute little remnant rub birds, TH Eiffel Tower embossed die cut, wool felt TH die cut heart, TH industrial sticker, TH ephemera, TH word bands, TH arrow, TH distress marker spritzer, black soot marker and distress paint. The rest of the tag was made with a few printed papers from my stash. Crinkle ribbon was inked with distress scattered straw distress ink and tied on to finish my tag. 
February 7, 2015

Hi Everyone, while everyone was watching the Super Bowl game February 1, 2015, I was gathering supplies to use on this tag, by the end of the game I had everything applied to my tag except the wool felt TH die cut heart.  
Today, the wool felt heart was sewn, applied to tag and photographed. 
I like how Tim used a variety of papers for his background tag. You can view his tag here
My Tag;
The first three pieces that were applied to my tag; a torn piece of TH tissue wrap, an Eiffel Tower ephemera piece and a piece of music sheet. From these pieces it gave me the direction to finish my tag. I added a TH bird remnant rub, a TH industrial oval sticker and a die cut and embossed TH Eiffel Tower. I also used two distress inks with TH burlap stencil, two tiny brads used to hold a die cut font and a piece of vintage lace stained with vintage photo distress ink. 
This month, I made two tags, this one added Feb. 3 and second one added Feb. 7. 

Friday, January 16, 2015


I have new stamps! This is my first tag using these stamps by Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamps by Prima. 

Melange tissue wrap was applied on tag using multi medium matte adhesive followed by distress paints using Tim tutorial on January 2015 tag 

Paper dresses were made using 6 x 6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye. Flowers are by Prima and Tim Holtz. 
I used Tim's industrial stickers along the bottom of tag. 
Prima and Paper Studio bling was used on tag. 
Distress rock candy glitter by Ranger was used on little girls hair bow. Painted socks, shoes, hair and skin was painted with a water brush and Neocolor II water-soluble color crayons.
Chit-Chat stickers (sweet hearts) was used on my tag. Black soot was applied around each sticker and wiped off. Tim shared this technique on his blog. 
Multi-Medium Matte is the adhesive I used on this project. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2, 2015

It’s January 2, 2015
I liked my first January tag but thought what if I add silver to all the numbers and see what it looks like.

Here are the results: 

Postale tissue wrap was applied with Glue n’ seal on #8 manila tag and then using my finger I applied Chipped sapphire, Broken china and Salty ocean distress paint. A little spray of Brown spray ink was applied over tag with excess wiped off. 
I added chitchat, followed by Glue n’ seal over tag and then black soot marker underscoring quotes.
Pumice stone distress glitter was applied to die cut 2015 numbers and then applied to tag.
Watered down Distress white picket paint was used with stiff brush to apply a sprinkle of paint over tag. 
Salty ocean and broken china are used to color crinkle ribbon.
A mirrored star was added to tag with glue n' seal.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ January

I was inspired to work New Year's Day on my tag.    
Check out Tim's January tag here:

I was inspired by Tim's tutorial to create my own version of 12 tags of 2015 for January. I was happy to see I had many of the supplies Tim used for this tag. I will say, I got a little too aggressive with the sprinkles of gold distress as my final step, and the tag went a little dark. I used a little splatter tool that I bought the first year I started stamping twenty-two years ago.
Here is the start of my tag;
Postale tissue tape was applied to my #8 manila tag with glue n' seal. I used broken china, salty ocean and brushed pewter distress paint over the tag with my fingers. Brown sprays were added, wiped off extra and then heat set. 
Chitchat quotes were applied to my tag. Then followed by glue n' seal over the tag.
I followed Tim's tutorial up to adding my 2015. 
In my stash I have word play bigz XL die, this is what I used for my embellishments. 
2015 was die cut using Tim's grunge board and then painted with tarnished brass distress paint. Distress glitter was added to tag using glossy accents as an adhesive. A recent purchase of mirrored star was added to my tag with Glue n' Seal. 
Crinkle ribbon was used with gold spray ink from my stash to finish my tag. 
Tools I used: craft sheet, scissors, shears, sanding grip and heat tool. 

Finished New Year's Day
January 1, 2015