Sunday, October 4, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day Four ~ Hello World

When Kathy posted the coloring challenge today, I had to put my thinking cap on. These stamps from my stash were used along with lots of Copic Markers. The 4 represents Coloring Challenge Day 4.
 Glossy Accents was added to a few painted pieces. 
Memento black ink pad was used to ink all stamps on Neenah folded card.  

Memento black ink pad
Stamps: VLVS
Glossy Accents
Enamel Accents, black
Copic Sketch Markers: 
V01, V04, V06, V09, V12, V91, G14, B00, BG02, BG05, E13,E19, E21, E25,E35, E51, C1, Y18, Y28,100, 0


Here is a link to Kathy's Coloring Challenge Day 4:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day Three ~ Blue Bird

In just a few hours Kathy will be putting up Day 4, it was after 9pm before I started my card for Day Three Coloring Challenge. I should have more time to play with Day Four Coloring Challenge. 

I used the following Copic Markers:
B24, B 21, B18, R 81,E 25, 0
Neenah Paper
Bird Stamp: VLVS
Sentiment: TPC Studio
Memento black ink pad
White Pen 

You can see Kathy's card and video here:

Friday, October 2, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day Two ~ Find beauty in all Things

On this Coloring Challenge I chose a few stamps from my stash to make a card. A little bit of Distress Stickles were added to front pumpkin using a gel pen.
Neenah paper was used with Memento black ink to stamp all images.
 Copic Markers were used to color landscape and leaf border.

Stubby Stampers (landscape and leaf border) Will 'n Way (Sentiment)
Copic Sketch Markers:
YG 07, YG 11, YR 00. YR02, YR04, YR15, YR68, R24, R27, E11, E13, E21, E25, E31, E37, 0

It's not too late to join in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, you can find info on Kathy's blog:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 1 ~ Butterfly Kisses

I used stamps along with Copic Markers to make my card from viewing Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge for Day 1. 
This was my first time to color a background with Copic Markers. I love the results! 

Finished card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"

This is Kathy card for Day One of the 30 day Coloring Challenge:

Stamp positioner
Spellbinder circle die
Memento black ink pad
Neenah card stock
RV 25, RV 23, RV 21, YG 11, YG 07, YG 06, V 17, V 15, V 12, G 12, G 09, 0, C0,

Here is an upright view of my card: 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

All Things Grow with Love

I made this tag using one of tim's flower stamps, a sentiment from my stash and a purple tag made  from one of my purple folders. I can make 6 #8 tag using tim's tag die with a heavy duty folders. 
The flower  stamps were inked with black archival on glossy card stock and then watercolor crayons were used to color flowers and stem. A black distress marker was used with air spritzer around the tag. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge

Kathy over on is having a 30 day coloring challenge. 

This is a comment Kathy posted on her blog:
Having everything at your fingertips make it easy for you to color on the fly. The challenge is for you to color (any medium of your choosing) and be open to experimenting but most of all to have fun without any expectation or pressure. Take days to finish a card or just color. 30 days of color therapy and entertainment is coming to you. Are you ready to join me again? Let the fun begin. See you in a few days! Hugs, Kathy

This will be my first time to join in the 30 day challenge. Come join her Daily Coloring Challenge with me Oct 1 - Oct 30, 2015. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Happy Halloween Tags

Hello Friends! This afternoon I was inspired to make a few tags using some of my silhouette stamps and Dina Wakley mixed media paints.

Stamps by Tim Holtz, Hero Arts and Mrs O'Leary
Stencils by Dina Wakley, Dyan Reaveley
Sprays by Dylusions
Black Archival ink by Ranger
#8 Manila tag made with my folders and die by Sizzix

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Art is the.......

Hello Friends, I felt like sitting down and color something with sprays and inks. I stamped both images with black archival ink over the sprayed background.
I'll finish making this piece into a card when I feel better.
 Lady and tiny quote stamps... Dina Wakley
Art is the...stamp by Mrs. O'Leary's

My dear hubby walks a lot since he was diagnosed this spring with diabetes and had a stent surgery  August 4. Now he walks around three miles a day. I've joined him a few times when he walked a mile. I should have stayed home this past Monday, its over a mile around a walking track filled with lots of trees, within hours of coming home I was sick. I have a sinus infection and have had several bouts with asthma. Last time this happened, it was last May when everything was blooming out, I ended up in the ER and before that, I was in the ER last February with Bronchitis and asthma. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Rainbow is

Black archival ink was used to stamp the flower, stem and sentiment images on clay coated glossy cardstock. Watercolors were used to color the flower and stem. Distress ink was used around the borders of stamped and watercolored images and around the #8 tag. Black distress marker with spritzer was used on tag.

Flower, stem stamps distress ink, spritzer, tag die by Tim Holtz
Sentiment unknown 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 2015 Tag

I was playing around with Tim's tutorial for September tag and thought what if I apply texture paste over a layering stencil instead of the texture paste with transparent gloss and see what happens. 
Here are the results! 
I've already made my 12 Tags of 2015 tag for September; you can see it here:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Butterfly Tag

I couldn't wait to finish my tag after making the beautiful green background. I wish I had taken a photo of it before applying stamped images.
I used CMS 213 Perspective stamp set by Tim Holtz to finished my tag.
Distress inks were used to ink numbers stamp and quote. The butterfly image was inked with black archival ink and then watercolored. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

12 Tag of 2015 ~ September

I had fun making my tag this month!
Even though my alcohol inked background is not as vibrant as tim's, I like how it turned out. 

I used a different TH stamp, different TH stencil, different TH word band, and a different color of ink to stamp the butterflies on the clear film. 
I had all but one of the alcohol inks Tim used on his tag but somehow all I got was a little plum, yellow and purple twilight and lots of gold on four pieces of glossy paper. I'm planning on making another tag next week.  

Since March, i'm still trying to find things after everything was removed from my stamping room. The natural trimming was one of the things I couldn't find this week. I used tim's tiny stapler to apply a ribbon to finish this tag. 

Happy Stamping Everyone! 

I really like tim's tag!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Crazy Bird Tag

I'm challenging myself to use different supplies from my stash. 
I've had #5 tag in my stash even before they were popular; the tag I used today had print on one side and plain or the other. Its original purpose: tag for recharged fire extinguishers from fire marshal. They are new and never used from 1980-83. 
I stamped, inked, and embossed over the printed tag before applying my watercolored die cut crazy bird to this tag. 

Tim Holtz; stamps, die cut, embossing folder, distress inks
Ranger; black archival ink, adhesive
EK punch; 0 negative
Watercolor crayons, watercolor paper, manila, scissors, black seam binding

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Halloween Tag with Crazy Bird

This tag includes cling stamps I purchased recently.
I had lots of time to play with my stamping supplies today. I used the extra thinlits pieces to place on the owl to give it a 3-d look. I love the results!

Stamps, thinlits die, and distress inks by Tim Holtz,
Archival black ink, by Ranger Ink
Water-brush by NIji
Watercolors by Lyra
Acrylic Paints
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spooky Tag

I didn't like the background portion of this tag until I added picked raspberry distress ink over the top. I stamped a script image covering the tag using jet black archival ink and heat set to dry. Then, I applied the tag to a piece of manila card stock that was cut larger than tag to give it a framed look. Next, I used an applicator tool to apply moved lawn distress ink around edges of manila piece. I love the results!

I stamped and die cut the adorable little crazy bird onto watercolor paper using jet black archival ink and heat set to dry. Then, I used a water brush with my watercolor crayons to color the bird. My crazy bird was glued onto the tag, and then I glued the derby hat and necktie onto the crazy bird. The eyes, beak and wing die cut pieces were watercolored and then glued to give my crazy bird dimension.

 I stamped spooky and bird images with jet black archival ink onto tag, and then I used clear embossing powder, pouring off extra, and then used my craft heat tool. (You have to do this quickly before the archival dries)

You not alone if you are wondering why I put a bird on a bird? My dear hubby asked me the same thing.   

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trick or Treat Card

I had so much fun putting this card together! I love the results!
This crazy bird is ready for cool days! I used the pumpkin, hat and broom pieces from "crazy things" stamps set and bird crazy thinlits dies.
Wild honey distress ink was used with a layering stencil. My word stamped image was inked with archival black.
I used TH stamps, layering stencil, distress inks, thinlits dies and kraft-core paper on this card. The folded card was made with a Sizzix die. Gold paper and water colors were also used on this card. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dina Wakley Bird

I made this card front using a stamped, painted and fussy out bird image by Dina Wakley.
Enjoy the journey was stamped on a border image, trimmed and then applied over tissue paper, stenciled, and die cut background.

Dina Wakley
Tim Holtz
Ranger ink

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dina Wakley Song Bird

Sharing a little card front I made using a Dina Wakley bird image. The bird image was stamped with archival black ink on watercolor paper and then painted using some of her heavy body paints, next I fussy cut the bird image and then applied it to the stenciled, tissue paper, remnant rub background.
Dina Wakley
Tim Holtz
Ranger ink

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Crazy Bird Card

I made this card using some of my thinlits dies by Tim Hoiltz.

I love my new bird crazy and mixed media thinlits dies. 
Its hard to pick a favorite of the six bird crazy stamps and dies. 
I've had fun painting, die cutting and adding them to my projects. 
The quote is from small talk stickers.  
The background portion of card was made with paints and a brayer. 
I made the flowers with the tiny tattered thinlits dies. 

Finished piece 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bird Crazy Tag

I had fun making this tag using some of my new stamps, thinlits dies and small talk stickers by Tim Holtz. I stamped and fussy cut the paintbrush and derby hat from Crazy Things stamp set.  

Front tag and back tag peeking through mixed media thinlits die opening were made with my Gelli Printing Plate. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ August

Hello all! Thank you for stopping by my blog! 
When creating this tag I looked through my package of found relatives, I came across this photo of a young couple on they're wedding day. 
Making this tag brought back memories when my dear husband and I married. We celebrated our 49th August 6.  
Now, back to my tag; 

I followed along with Tim's tag and then created my tag using these supplies: bundled sage, stormy sky and wild honey distress inks, friend set of word dies, tissue paper, SA stamps, small talk, multi medium, # 8 manila tags, vial labels, botanical remnant rub, heart idea-ology, arrow adornment idea-ology, black soot marker, archival black ink, multi-medium matte, white gesso and crinkle ribbon. I used stainless steel wire to connect the heart to the arrow. 
The small talk says: "together is the best place to be" 
From the Friend #660213 thinlits die set I used; Together, Forever, Genuine, Smile, Everyday, Friend! 

This is Tim's inspiring tag:

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bird Crazy Tags!

I've ordered Tim's July release bird crazy dies and new crazy talk stamps that goes with my bird crazy stamps. While waiting for them to arrive, I was inspired to use Dyan Reaveley's hat stamp on this tag. The words were made with chit chat and my hand writing. I used glitter on the owls wings after it was painted and applied to tag. Three clear bling were added to tag with glue n' seal. 

I used paper that was made with my Gelli printing plate on both tag. The painted paper was applied to #8 manila tag with glue n' seal. 

I used Ranger texture paste over the Gelli printed manila tag. I thought all texture paste were alike until I bought this container. 
I really like how this tag turned out with the texture paste and layering stencil.
 The moments word was made using one of my thinlits die by Tim Holtz. 
I used a quote from Dyan Reaveley stamps on the above tag. 
Bird crazy image was inked with archival black ink on watercolor paper, colored with watercolors, cut-out and then applied to tag.
The crinkle ribbon was made using one of my brown distress inks. 

While setting this page up to post, I found out my bird crazy dies and crazy talk stamps CMS 236  were shipped today. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bird Crazy Tags

I made a double sided tag for my daughters birthday.  
I used a variety of supplies from my stash. They included Tim's new bird crazy stamp, flower stamps, quote stamp and script thinlits die. 
For background on tags I used my Gelli printing plate. Butterfly stamp unknown. A variety of inks and paints were used on these tags. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bird Crazy Tags by Harvest Heald

Our 9 year old niece came over today while I was at my mothers home. She saw my stamping supplies and asked if she could play. She created a story about each one of her tags while she was stamping and coloring the bird images. She did all the inking, stamping, painting and cut-outs. This was her first time to play with rubber stamps.
I think she did an excellent job on all of her tags!
She used papers from my Gelli Printing Plate on the tags, Tim's bird crazy stamps and die cuts and Dyan Reaveley hats and quotes stamps. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Birthday

I made this tag using some of my new stamps: TH flower garden stamp set and TH bird crazy stamp set! The flowers were stamped over a background of stenciled Gelli paper and then painted. The crazy bird was stamped on Gelli Paper background with black ink. Textured paste was added on tag using a layering stencil. An addition crazy bird was stamped on watercolor paper, painted, cut-out and then applied to tag. I used black card stock with TH thinlits dies for happy birthday. The tag was finished with inked edges and crinkle ribbon.