Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Tag

I spent Christmas Eve working on this tag. I've entered this tag as a challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show blog for yesteryear.
I used distress inks, pearl embossing powder and rock candy stickles on the background. I love the shimmer, it looks much better in real life.
Several blue alcohol inks were used over the texture embossed die cut deer. While the alcohol ink was still wet, I poured clear embossing powder over the deer and then heat embossed to give a fabulous look.
The tag was made using Tim's Movers and Shapers; Love.
Tim's Alterations reindeer die and a snow flurries die cut made into a foam stamp was used on this tag.
Additions supplies:
Decorative Snow, sequins and Christmas garland. Glue Dots is the only thing I found to hold the iridescent star on my tags.
This was my first time to use the Decorative Snow. It was bought 5 years ago. It was put on with a artist knife. And first time to use sequins on my tags.
I hope this tag fits the challenge for yesteryear.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Valentine Tag

Love these stamps just purchased from 
Yes, I know it, I'm a bit early. Just couldn't wait to play.
I used one of Tim's techniques on my Valentine tag.
Tim Holtz; Love Struck stamp set, worn lipstick and fired brick inks, red embossing powder, heat tool, tag, idea-ology pin, Aleene's clear gel tacky glue and heart set.

Monday, December 20, 2010

CCC #25 Scribble Stain Distress

This is my tag using the technique found in Tim's Compedium of Curiosities page 34. I used a variety of supplies from Tim Holtz as well as other supplies from my stash.
My mistake I added this tag on my other blog for Linda's post:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CCC # 24

I made this challenge tag with Tm Holtz and Ranger products: rock candy stickles, texture fades, tree die, flourish die, distress inks, tissue tape, assortment of stickles and ticket. I wish you could see how beautiful rock candy stickles looks on this tag.
The little star is from the craft store.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 12 Wish

This one was made while visiting my mother, I didn't take the right colors with me so we used what she had on hand, red embossing powder. For the background, I copied a paper napkin then applied to the tag.

Day 11, Peace

Here is my 11th tag for the 12 Days of Christmas Tim is showcasing on his blog. I didn't have the snow to put on the tree. I discovered while die cutting the tree and placing another tree off center it cast a shadow and made it look similar to snow.
Supplies from Tim and Ranger
Fibers, ribbon, button my stash
Stamp: Above the Mark.

Day 10 Merry Christmas

I made my tag similar to Tim; view his Here
I used a different texture fade embossing folder and didn't add the holly to the hat.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 9 Peace on Earth

Using Tim's techniques on this tag was a lot of fun. Love the vintage color!
Today tag, I used Archival ink, Distress inks, Glossy Accents and Rosette Die.
Addition items: stash of supplies and vintage buttons.
Background stamp: Stampsmith
Sizzlits Dies: Sizzix

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 8, "Up on the Roof Top"

This morning when I viewed Tim's blog, this song came to mind "up on the roof top, click, click, click."

To make my tag I used these supplies:
Clock, distress inks, dabber paint, liquid pearls, archival black: Tim Holtz and Ranger
Merry Christmas stamp SA
The deer and houses are from my Silhouette digital cutter.
Snowflake stamp: Rubber Stampede
Sentiment: Hampton Art
Diamond Dust
Comments Welcome!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 7 Poinsettia Tag

View here to see Tim's tag . I had fun making this tag. I used Tim's elegant flourishes and tattered florals die. Peace digital die cut, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Sizzix die leaf. Distress stickles and distress inks. Fabric covered grungepaper flower and leaf were inked with a mixture of distress reinkers and perfect pearls. It was easy to adhere the flowers using my cordless glue gun.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Part 2 of Day 6

I was inspired to make another tag from viewing Tim's Christmas tag day 6. I used Tim's dies, inks, stamps, texture fades along with my supplies. Glass crystal beads were added as an embellishment.
You can find more inspiration each day viewing Tim's blog.

Christmas Tag Day 6

This is the first day I had most of what Tim used on his tag #6. I used Tim's Seasons Greetings mini-stamp, tree texture fades, deer die, yard stick, music tape and distress inks on my tag.
To change my tag, I used a swirl texutre fade on the deer, my own stamp for the background, mini-holly garland found at Hobby Lobby, bow from paper ribbon and for the rack on deer; a portion cut from bare tree tezture fades. Gold texure from Dabber paint.
Tim's hammer was used on the fasteners. The seam binding was painted with the same paint I used on the deer.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 5, Poinsettia

Portions of my tag was made like Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas Day 5
I used white dabber paint on edges of the tag before adding barn door, fired brick and aged mahogany and then realized my Santa was too small.
I used Tim's idea on the holly with Stickles.
The poinsettia was inked with Archival black and then colored with Marvy brush markers and Distress Stickles.
Holly stamp: Tim Holtz Mini Christmas Set. Poinsettia and Merry Christmas: Penny Black.

Day 4 Blue Snowman

I'm glad to call this one finished. It was out of my comfort zone using all the trims and beads. The only thing I could find that resembled what Tim used, this facet found in a two pk yesterday at our local craft store.
I inked and stamped it three times before I decided it looked best just alcohol inked.  
I love the blue glitter tape from 1969, it was found when going through MIL stash of supplies this year. She loved crafting.
Beads, trims and ribbon from my stash.
Glossy accents was my adhesive.
Faded jeans distress ink was used on snowman, music and snowflakes. Sail boat blue alcohol inks on facet. All stamps from Tim Holtz Mini Holiday #2 sheet of stamps from SA.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 3 Red Bird with Santa

I had fun gathering up supplies to make this tag. DH found the tree branch on the floor at our local craft store. The clip art Santa from my stash. The music and alcohol inked bird has a lot of detail, it looks better in real life. The button in center of music tape flower is from my vintage stash.
Inks, dabber paint, alcohol inks, grungeboard, stapler, memo pin and tape from Ranger.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Tag #2

I used Tim's directions on his blog to make Tag #2. I looked through my stash of stamps and supplies to use on this tag.
It was fun to get out my reinkers to make my custom ornament ink pad used on this tag.
Medallion, bird and trimming from my stash.
Stamps: Ornament from Stamping Place, Happy Holidays from Hero Art, Music from Delta, Texture from Stampa Rosa.
Archival inks, Distress inks and Ink Applicator from Ranger.
Clear embossing powder.

Tag #1 [12 Days of Christmas]

My tag was made using the instructions from Tim Holtz December 1st. I used supplies from my stash as well as Ranger products. I crocheted the wreath and then laced it with thin wire to hold a shape. Thinking of an idea for a tree I looked at scraps of grungeboard on my craft table. I cut very small pieces to look like a bare tree, twisted and then added wet snow designed for bisque ceramics. I used what I had available. The snow was made with molding paste, on top of that glossy accents, on top of that glitter. The house was made like Tim shared with the notebook embossing folder although for my house it was made with a die cut from Silhouette Digital Cutter. I use snow texture designed from bisque ceramics on the paper fence.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

CCC #23 Double Distress

Double Distress technique is this weeks Challenge. View intructions on page 40; A Compendium of Curiosities.
My package arrived in the mail yesterday containing a few dies and texture fades embossing folders to use in the upcoming Christmas challenges.
Head over to Linda's blog on Studio L3 for the details if you would like to join in the fun.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I created this page using distress inks, Tim Holtz stamps, tape, perfect pearls mist, masks, flower die cut, stickles and more.
This page was made using a technique from Compendium of Curiosities page 61.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CCC#21 Update

 Monday morning over on Studio L3 my card was posted as a winner (43) using the Perfect Distress Technique; I received $25.00 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you Linda (Studio L3) and Steph from Simon Says Stamp.

Wednesday morning my card was a randomly drawn number (28) to win $25.00 shopping spree donated by site sponsor Simon Says Stamp. The Challenge; use your Favorite Tim Holtz Stamp.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CCC#22 Alcohol Ink Splatter

 Tim says, know when to say when. Well, I think this one went over the when stage. Although, the outcome of the technique pleased me.
Linda over on StudioL3 will give you all the details if you would like to join.
Tim Holtz stamps, alterations die cut and alcohol inks were used on this challenge.
This is a page that will fit in my booklet started a few challenges back.

Friday, November 12, 2010

CCC# 8

I'm playing catch-up from Studio L3 blog. Here is my CCC #8 using grungeboard die cut, Ranger inks and Tim's stamps. This technique is on page 39 "Inking Grunge."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CCC#21 Perfect Distress

Go over on Linda's Studio L3 blog to view the rules if you would like to join in the weekly challenge.
And here on Simon Says Stamp 
And here: All Things Tim to join.

This week it is all about Perfect Distress on page 38 from the book A Compendium of Curiosities.
This is my challenge using a variety of supplies from Ranger along with Tim's rubber stamps. Die cut from Sizzix.

Friday, November 5, 2010

CCC#20 Industrial Grunge

I used the technique on page 54 for A Compendium of  Curiosities Challenge: Industrial Grunge. If you would like to join, you will find details on Linda's blog.
I enjoyed using these cute little photo type stamp and watercolor images with Ranger supplies and Sizzix dies from my stash.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

CCC#19 Extreme Masking

This is week #19 with Compendium of Curiosities Challenge hosted by Linda from Studio L3. I had fun creating this challenge using techniques on page 61.

Another page fills my booklet started only a week ago. It's coming along nicely with techniques I missed.  

Supplies used on this page; forest moss, aged mahogany, dusty concord and scattered straw distress inks, archival ink, alcohol inks, stamps from stamper anonymous, tim holtz alterations movers & shapers dies: oramental, tattered florals, idea-ology mask, shrink plastic, distress stickles, white cardstock and tim's ink applicators.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Journal Book Cover

This journal started out as a piece of white fabric. I made images from my stamped cards with fabric transfers, next  I sewed the transfers onto the cover and then added embellishments and distress the fabric with Distress Inks. Inside is a fabric liner to hold a composition booklet. I satin-stitched the edges with my sewing machine.
Note: Top right is an image that was sent to me. I don't know who has this stamp. Check Estelle may have an image similar to the image top right. All others are from my stash of stamps.
Top left; woman image and background images-Viva Las Vegastamps,
Bottom left; woman image-Stampsmith, background- Mrs. Oleary's,
Bottom right; woman image- Stampsmith, background stamps Above the Mark.
Word Stamp; Stamper Anonymous.
Inks: Distress Ink
Sewing Machine: Bernia
Fabric: White Canvas

Friday, October 22, 2010

CCC#18 Dabber Resist

This weeks Compendium of Curiosities is on page 37, you'll find Tim's Dabber Resist Technique. My challenge piece includes Ranger products, Tim's paper tape, Tim's Tattered Element stamp and an Alterations movers and shapers die cut.
Other supplies include my Bind-it-All, Spellbinder die, Art Neko stamped image, Archival black ink, Dabber paint, Distress ink and a metal button inked with Adirondack alcohol ink.

I've missed many of the previous challenges shared on StudioL3. I got an idea to use the Ornamental die by trimming off a portion to fit in my BIA for a booklet. When finished the booklet will include all of the challenges.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Cards

Enjoyed making these with craft items, fabric, paper, punches, and die cuts.

Friday, October 15, 2010


This is my example for #17 Fragment Charms Challege. You will find this technique on page 64.

Friday, October 8, 2010


This card was created with an CB embossing folder, die cuts from Quikutz and Sizzix. The woman playing and quote are stamps from IBFS.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CCC#16 Wrinkle Free Distress

This challenge is sponsored by Amazing Daisy of eclectric Paperie
I made two tags using Tim's instructions on page 33 from Compendium of Curiosities. After completing the background, I used Tim's EZ-Mount stamps along with some of my Silhouette die cuts. The second tag I used Tim's Visual Artistry Clear Stamps Set with Stickles on the butterfly.
Click on Linda's blog to join in on the fun.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge CCC#15

This week's challenge is sponsered by Simon Says Stamps  This challenge piece was made using the technique from page 53 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities; "Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge." I also used an Ornamental Alterations die, Grungepaper, Distress Stickles, Tim's Swivel Clasps, Adirondack Acrylic Dabber, Archival Black, Tim's ez-mount stamps as well as other stamps, dies and supplies.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CCC#13 Grunge Flowers with Bird

I made this card using the technique found on page 65 from Tim Holtz's "A Compendium of Curiosities"
I had this card made for CCC#13.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I used the tech from page 36 in Tim's new book. Stampsmith images were used on this tag. Colors used on stamp: Copic Markers, watercolor crayons and distress ink.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Watercolor

While recouping from knee surgery this week, I played around with real watercolors and a paint brush. I spent 6 days with my mother, she lives close to the surgeon. My mother gave me a lesson in watercolor, she added that I was using too much color.
I guess I'll never be a watercolorist but had fun making this piece.
I've been to Therapy four times, learning how to walk with crutches.

(This watercolor was done freehand with out a pattern or stamping)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Collage Card

I made this card awhile back using Pam Bell stamps from OnyxXpressions, Time to Stamp images from IBFS and Above the Mark stamps. The stickers are from Starform (Netherlands) and die-cuts from my Cricut.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fairy Album

Artwork by Judy
Rubber Road Adventures presents: Metal Art with Fairie Art Song Images.

I had a lot of fun creating this little tin to share with you.


Faerie Song Art Stamps: Sarah FS-1033, Kyra FSVW-2K, Bryony FSVW-2B, Heart Flowers FSVW-3HF, Butterfly Trio FS-8bt
Memento rich cocoa die ink (Tsukineko)
Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders)
Wizard tool (Spellbinders)
Watercolor crayons (Lyra)
Portable waterbrush (Niji)
Swirl glitter glue (Sulyn)
White cardstock, medium green cardstock
Tacky tape (Art Accents)
Create-a-sticker (Xyron)
Black gesso (Liquitex)
Craft brush
Bone folder (Martha Stewart)
Copper mesh (Amaco)
Stained glass foiling tape (Diamond Tech)
Lumiere metallic bronze (Jacquard)
Precision blade scissors (Dyno Merchandise)
Craft scissors
Size G crochet hook (Boye)
Stonewash cotton ribbon (Susan Bates)

1. Place newsprint down on work table, paint tin with black gesso. Allow to dry.
2. Paint front of tin with metallic paint. Allow to dry.
3a. Trim copper mesh with craft scissors to fit front of tin. Apply an even amount of foiling tape around edges of mesh, fold remaing tape to back, use bone folder to smooth foiling tape on both sides.
3b. Apply narrow tacky tape to back of foiling tape. Peel off liner and adhere to cover. Set aside.
4. Stamp "Sarah" with rich cocoa ink on white cardstock. Set aside to dry.
5. Watercolor Sarah, let dry, use precision scissors to trim close, remove all white area from image. Apply glitter glue to wings and flowers.
6. Stamp the :Butterfly Trio" on white cardstock, watercolor one of the butterflies, cut-out and adhere to copper mesh. Add glitter glue to butterfly.
Inside of Tin: Crochet two chains, long enough to cover around the inside of tin with stonewash cotton ribbon. The cover lid with be a little bit longer. Tie off each chain. Set aside.

1. Stamp "Heart Flowers"on smooth white paper. Paint the heart flowers with watercolor crayons. Trim and adhere each piece to fit inside of tin.
2. Adjust to fit each crochet ribbon chain over the stamped flowers as a frame. Adhere with clear drying glue. Set aside to dry.
3. Stamp Kyra and Bryony on smooth white cardstock with rich cocoa ink. Heat set to dry.
4. Watercolor both images with the waterbrush. Let dry.
5. Use one of the smaller dies to fit the painted fairies. Use die cutting tool to cut image and then emboss. Set aside.
6. Apply glitter glue to wings and hearts on Kyra and wings to Bryony. Let dry.
7. Use larger die cut to frame fairies with olive green cardstock.
8. Apply adhesive to finished die cuts and then adhere to background of "Heart Flowers" to finish.
The hop starts at Etha's Fairies Tin , and then my blog, next blog hop to Peggie's Music Box from there hop over to Cindy's About a Girl
I have another tutorial below using Faerie Song images: Decorative Clock

Faeries Song Decorative Clock

Rubber Road Adventures presents: Metal Art with Fairie Art Song images.

The moment I saw this tin purse at my craft store I knew it would be perfect for this clock and the stamped images. I had a lot of fun creating this project to share with you. Click on close-up view to see the details of these beautiful stamped images.

Kyra FSVW-2K ,Bryony FSVW-2B, Mushroom Trio FSVW-1MT, Heart Flowers FSVW-3HF,
Butterfly Trio FS-8bt, Daisy Face FS-9d1
Watercolor crayons
Twinkling H20's (LuminArt, Inc)
Memento dye ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
StazOn solvent ink (Tsukineko): Timber Brown
Swirl Glitter Glue: Berry, Sydney's Best (Sulyn)
Big Glitz GLitter Glue: Sparkling Ice (Sulyn)
Decorative Tin
1/4" Clock Work Kit
White cardstock
Small Precision Scissors
5/16" bit with drill
Wire cutting tool (Fiskars)
Portable waterbrush (Niji)
Millennium pigment pen 01mm (Zig)
Unbleached Titanium Gesso (Liquitex)
Create-a-sticker (Xyron)
Craft foam brush
Mist water sprayer
No. 6 Scheewe round brush

Mark center of tin. Fill tin with old telephone books to give a rigid area for drilling. Drill a 5/16" hole in center of tin. Remove books before proceeding. Sand tin. Remove any burs from the drilled hole with wire tool. Apply three coats of unbleached titanium gesso on the tin. Allow drying time between coats.

Stamp "Heart Flowers" with timber brown across the bottom of tin and "Butterfly Trio" twice on the top of tin. Allow to dry before proceeding.

Activate H20's with a fine mist of water, use watercolor brush to color "Buterfly Trio" and "Heart Flowers". When dry, add glitter glues to butterflies and heart flower tops.

Stamp an extra butterfly with rich cocoa on white cardstock, color with H20's, let dry. Add glitter glue to butterfly, dry, cut out and adhere to tin. Add antennas to the butterfly with black pigment pen.

Stamp and watercolor "Daisy" on white cardstock. Cut-out and adhere flower to handle. Apply glitter glue to daisy.

Stamp "Kyra" and Bryony" with rich cocoa ink. Let dry completely. Watercolor both images, cut away all white areas with sharp scissors, and then adhere to the tin.

Add glitter glue to wings of both fairies.

Add glitter glue to hearts on the "Kyra" fairy.
Stamp one of the "Mushroom" on white cardstock. Paint with H20's. Cut out and then adhere next to "Bryony" fairy. Appply glitter glue on mushroom.

Add battery to clock works; instructions will be on the package.
The Blog Hop continues view everyone's Faerie Song tutorials:

Etha's Fairies Tin
Peggie's Music Box
Cindy's About a Girl
Check back often for more artwork for Fairie Song Blog Hop.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Domino Art

I shared this piece over on Club Posh this past week.
The Flapper image (Stampsmith) was inked on a vintage domino. Watecolor crayons were used to color the image. The polymer clay background is also a Stampsmith image from the stamp sheet Cartolina Postale.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Snow

This card fits right in with so many of the USA getting snow right now. We have had our share since Christmas Eve.

The card front was made with an embossed folder and then the center oval cut-out. Line Starform stickers added to the oval. The Stamped Happen winter image was inked, watercolored and adhered to back of card. To finish I added glitter to house, smoke stack and child.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thinking of You

I made this card to send to my mother. She had hip surgery this past Tuesday.
Black ink pad was used to stamp the flower image on heavy watercolor paper. Watercolors and glitter glue was used to color the flower. The background was made using a variety of ink pads and stamps.

Friday, January 1, 2010