Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy Hoildays

Still playing with my seasonal dies.
 I bought the glitter used on this reindeer after making my 2011 12 tags of Christmas; Day #1 Noel. This glitter is not as fine but does well for art projects. I bought it from Hobby Lobby.
The background portion of this tag was made using one of Tim's techniques from 2010 12 tags of Christmas; Day #11.
I used two on the edge dies, snowflake die, and reindeer die all from Tim Holtz/ Sizzix. Ink and paint from Tim Holtz/ Ranger.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas tags are on Youtube

 Lizabeth, the publisher from Rubber Road Adventures made a video showcasing all of my Christmas tags 2011!

This is my 100th post for this year.
So far this month I've had 3,500 hits since I started sharing my 12 Days of Christmas tags.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 18 Tag

I used some of Tim's techniques from 12 days of Christmas Day 8 on this tag.

Wendy Veachi; Visions of Art LCS052 and Tim Holtz; Papillon CMS 106 stamp set from Stampers Anonymous.
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die cut and Tattered Florals was used with pattern tissue from my sewing stash. They were inked with the festive berries ink pad. Alcohol ink was used to color the button in center of flower.
 Festive berries, evergreen bough and walnut ink pads were used on this tag as well as white dabber paint.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 12 ~ Wish Upon A Star

I enjoyed making my 12th Day of Christmas tag but took many hours to complete.
These are the Tim Hotlz products I used on this tag: distress inks, dabber paints, strip die, distress stickles, drill punch and metal star.
I used an inked background, stamped tissue paper, strip die, metal duck tape, cake decoration piece, button, Silhouette snowflake image, hand made baubles, netting, seam binding and garland.

Day 12 Wish upon a Star
Tim's Day 12 tag:


Vintage Market strip die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Artful Dwellings dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Sizzlits strip dies (Sizzix)

Vagabond tool (Sizzix)

Clear word stamp (Stampers Anonymous)

Music stamp (Rubber Stampede)

Distress Stickles (Ranger)

*Rock candy

Distress ink (Ranger)

Distress stain (Ranger)

*Weathered wood

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Heat Tool (Ranger)

Ink applicator tool (Ranger)

Adirondack acrylic dabber (Ranger)

*Snow cap



Archival Black ink (Ranger)

Manila 14 pt Heavy duty folder (Staples)

Tag and Bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Seam binding (Martha Stewart)

Metal duck tape (Lowes)

Cherub (personal stash)

Cordless glue gun (Loctite)

Adornment Star (Tim Holtz)

Drill punch (Tim Holtz)

Tiny attacher (Tim Holtz)

Silver garland (Hobby Lobby)

Black card stock (Hobby Lobby)

White tissue paper (Hobby Lobby)

White card stock (Hobby Lobby)

Button (personal stash)

Scissors (personal stash)

Bead findings (personal stash)

Printed words

Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tiny Tag!

I made this little piece from viewing Tim's blog; Day 11 of Christmas Tags 2011.
I used my Ranger Heat tool on the gingerbread man. He looks so cute! I used alcohol inks and then white dabber paint on the back of gingerbread man.
I shrunk the tree, snowman and the two deer from Tim's dies. They turned out so cute!!!
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Day 11 Old Jolly Santa

Well, the 12 days of Christmas Tags are alnost over and here comes old jolly Santa!
I have these stamps and have been waiting to see how Tim used them.

I was having problems with my Suze melting pots. After 2 hours the pot was still not ready. So then,
I used my Ranger Heat Tool to shrink and cover the holly with UTEE.
Over on Ranger group, I was told if had the melting pot plugged in with other things it wouldn't work as well. Thank you Ellen from Holland.
Vic told me if I was using a new pan that was my problem. I removed the pan and added the UTEE to the melting pot and now it works perfect. Thank You Vic!!

My shrink plastic holly was made with a Sizzix "Leaves, Holly w/Berries" die. This die has a seperate vein down the center. Using plain paper you can really see the vein opening. But when shrink plastic shrinks it leaves a detail in the leaf that is unique.
I missed the photo of Tim placing white dabber under the leaves. And in the photos above you see a bit of white near the leaves, it's not on the tag.
I love the look you get when you add alcohol ink to clear stones. I bought my clear stones/bling at Hobby Lobby, you can buy them by the 100's and more in crafts.
The rest of the items on my tag were made using Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous and Ranger products.
See Tim's tag here:


Holly leaves die (Sizzix)

Christmas Memories stamp set #118 (Stampers Anonymous)

Glossy card stock (Ranger)

Melting pot (Ranger)

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Clear UTEE (Ranger)

Squeezers (personal stash)

Clear shrink plastic (personal stash)

Heat Tool (Ranger)

Adirondack Alcohol inks (Ranger)




*Red pepper

Ink applicator tool (Ranger)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Adirondack acrylic dabber (Ranger)

*Snow cap

Distress inks (Ranger)

*Winter Seasonal

*Broken china

*Faded jeans

*Chipped sapphire

*Fired Brick

*Walnut stain

*Peeled paint

Archival Black ink (Ranger)

Clear shrink plastic (personal stash)

Scissors (personal stash)

Manila 14 pt Heavy duty folder (Staples)

Tag and Bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Foam tape (personal stash)

Seam binding (Martha Stewart)

Bling (Hobby Lobby)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 10 Believe

Believe is my Day 10 inspired Tim's 12 Days of Christmas Tags. 
My wish that the Santa and Reindeer would show better than it does.


Vintage Market alphabet strip die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Tattered Banner strip die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Music stamp (Rubber Stampede)
Facets (Ranger)
Seasonal paper stash (Tim Holtz)
Distress ink (Ranger)
*Brushed corduroy
*Forest moss
Archival black ink (Ranger)
Perfect Pearls mists (Ranger)
*Heirloom gold
Metal duck tape (Lowes)
#8 Manila tags
Manila 14 pt file folder (Staples)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 9 Peace

This is my Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas tags. I took bits and pieces of Tim's and Ted's ideas to make my tag.
I love Tim's New Seasonal Inks; they were used on this tag. This is Tim's tag:
I used Tim's Alphabet Strip die and Glossy Accents.
The lamp post, holly and sprig were made from my Silhouette digital craft cutter.
Mini bells, inked seam binding and lace from my stash.
I used a large Stampin'Up image from 1997 for the background portion of the tag.
Thanks for Looking!


Silhouette Digital Craft cutter (Silhouette America)

*Holly die cut

*Sprig die cut

"Upon a time" alphabet strip die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Vagabond tool (Sizzix)

Distress inks (Ranger)

*Winder seasonal

*Vintage photo

*Wild honey

Adirondack paint dabbers (Ranger)

*Pitch black

Distress stain (Ranger)

*Peeled paint

*Forest moss

*Weathered wood

Stamp (Stamping Up)

Ink blending tool (Ranger)

Clear embossing powder (Hampton Arts)

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Heat tool (Ranger)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Manila 14 pt file folder (Staples)

Tag and Bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Manila #8

Black card stock (Hobby Lobby)

White cardstock (Hobby Lobby)

Seam binding (Martha Stewart)

Lace (personal stash)

Bells (personal stash)

Cordless glue gun (Loctite)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Steampunk Christmas ~ Day 8

Here is my Day 8 Christmas tag. I used some of Tim's idea and then went off on my own using All Thing Tim supplies.  I started working on it at 4 am and then finished it at 8:30 am.
I love those new ink pads.

Thanks for Looking!!

Steampunk Stamp Set #107 (Stampers Anonymous)
Odds and Ends stamp set #100 (Stampers Anonymous)
Weathered Clock dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Gadget Gears dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Grungeboard (Tim Holtz)
Craft sheet (Ranger)
Metallic gold paint dabber (Ranger)
Metallic silver paint dabber (Ranger)
Metallic copper paint dabber (Ranger)
Snow cap paint dabber (Ranger)
Archival Black ink (Ranger)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Stickles (Ranger)
Christmas red
Ink blending tools (Ranger)
Distress stain (Ranger)
Fired brick
Peeled paint
Manila 14 pt. file folder (Staples)
Vagabond tool (Sizzix)
Tag and Bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Sprocket gears (Ranger)
Game spinner (Ranger)
Film strip (Ranger)
Tiny attacher (Ranger)
Sanding grip (Ranger)
Scissors (Ranger)
Distress ink pads (Ranger)
Winter seasonal,
Walnut stain,
Frayed burlap,
Black soot
Seam binding (Martha Stewart)
Screw brad (Hobby Lobby)
Paper punch (McGill)
Cordless hot glue gun (Loctite)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 7 Vintage

Before I show my tag;
I want to say Thanks for All the lovely comments!!

I love the look of alcohol inks on Kraft glassine paper. Very Pretty!
I used these supplies; A Joyful Christmas stamped image from Stampers Anonymous, Kraft glassine, alcohol inks, distress stain, distress tool, die applicator, craft sheet, distress inks and # 8 tag die cut.
Other supplies: Sizzix holly die. Above the Mark music stamp and Inspirations texture cling stamp.
Jewelry supplies, gold thread, beads, MS seam binding, gold tinsel, netting, safety pin and dried flowers from my stash. My cordless hot glue gun was used on this tag.  A more detailed list below.

 Tim's Day 7 Christmas Tag:
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!


Joyful Song stamp set #119 (Stampers Anonymous)

Silhouette digital craft cutter (Silhouette America)

Tag and Bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Holly dies (Sizzix)

Music stamp (Above the Mark)

Texture cling stamp (Inspirations)

Kraft glassine (Ranger) 

Adirondack alcohol inks (Ranger)



Red pepper

Metallic gold mixative

Blending solution

Distress ink pads (Ranger)

Vintage photo

Frayed burlap

Black soot

Distress stickles (Ranger)

Picket fence

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Mister bottle (Ranger)

Heat tool (Ranger)

Ink applicator tool (Ranger)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

White # 8 tag

Tag and bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

White card stock (Hobby Lobby)

Cordless hot glue gun (Loctite)

Paper distresser (Ranger)

Seam binding (Martha Stewart)

Gold thread (personal stash)

Small scissors (personal stash)

Netting (Hobby Lobby)

Jewelry findings (personal stash)

Safety pin (personal stash)

Bead baubles (personal stash)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 6 Christmas Tag

This is my Day 6 tag using my color selection of dabber paint.
I used Tim's embossing folder, dabber paint, sanding block, MS seam binding, clear embossing powder, walnut distress ink, adornments (wreath) and O rings from my stash.
 I covered my tag with metal duck tape instead of the metal tape Tim used. After it was embossed the seams disappeared.
Thanks for Looking!
Here is Tim's tag:


Metal duck tape (Hardware store)

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Adirondack paint dabbers (Ranger)

Glossy accents (Ranger)

Glossy cardstock (Ranger)

TH Distress ink; Walnut stain (Ranger)

Distress embossing ink (Ranger)

Heat tool (Ranger)

Clear embossing powder (Hampton Art)

Ink blending tool (Ranger)

Manila 14 pt file folder (Staples)

Tag and Bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

#8 tag

Drill punch (Tim Holtz)

Holiday adornments (Tim Holtz)

Tim Holtz TF embossing folders (Sizzix)

Seam binding (Martha Stewart)

Sanding Block (personal stash)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 5 Merry Christmas

 I had many of supplies to use on my Day 5 Christmas Tags except for the heavy transparency Tim used with the alcohol inks; it might have done better than the clear packaging I used.  
I used Christmas ribbon instead of white like Tim used.

Supplies for the Red Tag:
Craft sheet (Ranger)
Regal Crest dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Tag & bookplate dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Season reflections stamps #112 (Stampers Anonymous)
Grid-blocks (Stampers Anonymous)
Alcohol inks (Ranger)
Red pepper,
Ink applicator tool (Ranger)
Clear heavy transparency (personal stash)
Archival ink; Ranger)
Jet black
Paint dabber; (Ranger)
Distress ink; (Ranger)
Pumice stone
Ink blending tool (Ranger)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Glossy cardstock (Ranger)
Grungeboard (Advantus)
Tiny attacher (Advantus)
Sanding grip (Ranger)
Pearl findings (Hobby Lobby)
Ribbon (personal stash)

 I made this
tag while DH was watching TV this evening using some of the same supplies made
for the red tag above. I used several blue colors of alcohol inks, white dabber paint on the wreath and trimmed it with gold dabber paint.
I used gold metallic craft cord purchased many years ago and seam binding for the tie.
Thanks for Looking and have a lovely day!
Here is Tim's tag for day 5:


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 4 Snowman

This is my Day #4 Snowman
It took several hours for the distress rock candy crackle paint to dry on the grungeboard snowman. I made several background tags before I was pleased with the results. I didn't have that many blue distress stains to use on this piece so the colors are a bit off compare to Tim's. I painted a button with aqua dabber paint. Added beads instead of clear button at the bottom. Added a braid on the hat and a miniature ribbon rose that was tinted with distress stains to tie it together. Love the clear on the edge die "snowflake" used on this piece.
You can find Tim's Snowman over on this blog:
Thanks for Looking at my tags and I love the nice comments left on my blog.



Winter Wonder die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

On the edge; Flurries (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Vagabond tool (Sizzix)

Tag and bookplate die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Mini Holidays 2 -CMS 96 (Stampers Anonymous)

Distress stain (Ranger)

Distress inks (Ranger)

Distress rock candy crackle paint (Ranger)

Ink blending tool (Ranger)

Acrylic paint dabber (Ranger)

Manila folder (Staples)

Heat tool (Ranger)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

1/8” wonder tape (Provo Craft)

Grungeboard (Ranger)

Holiday muse token (Ranger)

Jump ring (my own stash)

Hot glue gun (Loctite)

Foam applicator (Inkssentials)

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Tinsel (Hobby Lobby)

Button (personal stash)

Netting (personal stash)

Beads (Hobby Lobby)

Miniature flower rose (personal stash)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3 Seasons Greetings

Let me tell you this has been one long day. We had our company Christmas party today. I was starting this tag late in the day by the time we got home.
I was doing pretty good and then it happened. I was putting the holly sprig together with hot glue. The hot glue got one my fingers and without thinking I touched my other hand and had hot glue on both hands and fingers. Ouch! It's my first accident I've had with hot glue. I was pulling off the hot glue and skin came with it. It was in ice water and now have cooling gel on my fingers and hands to finish this tag.

Now on with this tag.
I made a stamp using Tim's tutorial:
So happy I had the Cut n' Dry stamp pad felt on hand. I recall seeing Tim do this technique when he was on Carol Duvall Show many years ago.
I made due with the Distress reinkers I had on hand and stamped on Kraft cardstock.
I followed the instructions Tim used but finished the sprig using Silhouette digital cut images. I used alcohol inks on bling. (red berries)
The star at the top is from Tim's idea-ology.


Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter (Silhouette America)

Tim Holtz Texture Fades EF (Sizzix)

Tim Holtz Seasons Silhouette Stamp #117 (Stampers Anonymous)

Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers (Ranger)

Cut-n-Dry stamp felt (Ranger)

Acrylic Mounting Block (Tim Holtz)

Tim Holtz Distress inks (Ranger)

Foam Ink Applicator Tool (Inkssentials)

Craft sheet (Ranger)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger)

# 8 Kraft Tags

Sanding Grip (Ranger)

Paper Distresser (Ranger)

Bell (personal stash)

Fibers (personal stash)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 2 Merry Christmas

This is my tag for Day 2 of Tim's 12 days of Christmas tag. I used his techniques but used what I had to finish my tag.
I used Sticky back canvas on my reindeer die cut. I made the wreath from a stem found at my hobby store.
The background layer started out with Tim's Kraft Resist Paper. I used Tim's "Christmas Memories #118" from Stampers Anonymous and a Hearts in Touch stamp "Christmas Time. #77." A on the edge die; "Ornate" was used with grunge board and then painted with dabber paint. Tim's hammer was used on the brads.
The poinsettia was inked, embossed, painted and then the tag was sprayed with perfect pearls mist. 

Reindeer Flight (Tim Hotlz/Sizzix)
Christmas Memories CMS 118 stamps (Stampers Anonymous)
Unmounted poinsettia stamp (Hearts in Touch)
TH adornments (Advantus Corp)
Vagabond Machine (Sizzix)
Sticky back canvas (Claudine Helllmuth)
Perfect Pearl Mist (Ranger)
TH Distress ink pads (Ranger)
On the edge die "Ornate" (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Brads (Hobby Lobby)
TH Hammer (Advantus Corp)
Kraft Resist Paper (Advantus Corp)
Clear embossing ink (Hampton Art)
Heat Tool (Ranger)
Gold Dabber Paint (Ranger)
White Dabber Paint (Ranger)
Pin idea-ology (Advantus Corp)
Rayon Seam Binding
Foam Applicator Tool (Inkssentials)
O-Rings (Advantus Corp)

Floral garland (Hobby Lobby)
Wire cutter
Needle nose pliers

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 1 Noel

This is my Day 1 tag from Tim Holtz 12 Days of Christmas. Click on link to view Tim's Gorgeous Tag:
I used what I had in my stash using Tim's products. The other die cuts were made with my Silhouette.
The pinecones are real!


Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter (Silhouette America)

TH Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

TH Tattered Banner (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

TH Elegant Flourish (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

TH White Dabber paint (Ranger)

White embossing powder (Tsukineko)

TH Distress Stain (Ranger)

Heat Tool (Ranger)

Glitter (Martha Stewart)

Rayon seam binding

Miniature pinecones (Hobby Lobby)

Bead finding from my stash

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reindeer Tag

I was inspired to make this tag using silver tape to a file folder and then die cut the reindeer and snowflake. Alcohol inks and an texture fades embossing folder were used on the reindeer. Alcohol inks on snowflake. The music paper was applied to tag. Trees were inked and stamped with TH stamps and newest Seasonal inks. Art Glitter glue was used to apply red ultra fine beads on the TH holly stamp.
Something that doesn't show; iridescent flakes on the foreground and on the snowflake.
Many of the supplies on this tag were purchased on OWSE:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Grungy Monday #28

Linda from Studio L3  asked us to do a  Tim Holtz technique for this challenge. You are asked to use alcohol inks, foil tape and a little imagination. Tim altered a beautiful pumpkin.
I used Tim Holtz snowflakes embossing folder, blue and silver alcohol inks, reindeer die cut, black paint dabber, snowflake die cut, on the edge die, Tim's tag die, metal foil tape, glitter and a trinket from Prima on a seam binding.
The snowflake doesn't show in this photo: it's white with glitter. The reindeer was painted with black dabber to give a silhouette look.

Turkey Two

This is my second turkey. I placed the rosettes in my Color Catcher and
sprayed them with Walnut Ink Antique Solution by Tsukineko. 
The head of the turkey was made with designer paper and then inked with distress inks.
The orange portion of the turkey was made with orange file folders. Hot glue gun was used to adhere the piece together.

I got my instructions and download body from Tim Holtz blog for his Quirky Turkey:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rosette Turkey

Today on Tim Holtz blog he is sharing how he made a turkey using both of his rosette dies.

Here is my turkey using his instructions.
I used designer paper from K and Company for my turkey along with Tim Holtz products and die cuts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Update on Resist Technique

The Ornaments and Merry Christmas were made with
the same technique I shared on Technique Tuesday November 15.
Here is the tutorial:

 I used designer paper with clear embossing ink and powder with

Walnut ink. The pieces were cut-out and placed over
a tag I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Patina)

Stormy Sky distress ink around the outside edges.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Inks and Stamps

This is tag I made over this past weekend. I used Tim Holtz Christmas Memories stamp set with. Festive Berries and Everygreen Bough ink pads.
A time card from my stash was made with Tim Holtz die and bookplate.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Resist with Walnut Ink

I made this card for OWSE blog:


I got a new texture fade Christmas embossing folder set in the mail yesterday. Here is a tag I made using one of the strips from the embossing folder with a snowman die cut and snowflake. A variety of distress inks and dabber paints were used on the tag.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Inks and Stamps

I had a fabulous time with my mother over the week-end. We used some of our new inks and stamps. We went to Michaels and found a good buy. They had Christmas stamps; cling and mounted half price plus -25% off. We bought a few Hero Arts, Stampendous and Recollections stamps. We each made five new Christmas cards. I'll share those in the coming weeks.

This is one of the tags I made over the weekend.
This tag was made using Tim Holtz new Christmas stamps along with one of his new ink pads.(Iced Spruce.) The two stamped images on the tag was inked and clear embossed. The angel was cut-out and added with foam dots. I used the new Festive Berries to color the seam binding tie. Love the crackle stamp from this set!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Grungy Monday #26

Linda from ask us to do this tutorial:
for our Grungy Monday #26. Tim's website and blog.

I made a mask using TH idealogy mask sheet and then inked Tim's airplane with blue StazOn ink. Next I used white dabber on a TH stamps, heat set and then inked another TH stamp over the entire tag with black soot. With the mask on I added two of Tim's distress inks to color the tag.
Tim added embossing ink and powder to his tag. I didn't think this one needed that.
And then I added my finishing touches;
Inked the "enjoy the journey" and bird on the fence with black Stazon.
Inked, stamped, and cut out one of Tim's clocks, punched a hole in the center and then added the spinner pointing at the airplane.
Seam binding added to top.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Grungy Monday 24

chose "Perfect Distress" for our Grungy Monday #24 
from Tim Holtz 
The die cut page, stamp and supplies for perfect distress was made from my stash of Tim Holtz products.
I used inks from new fall seasonal ink pads on the seasonal reflections cling stamps.
The black die cut images are from my Silhouette digital craft cutter.
This is one of those techniques that looks best in real life. The scanner doesn't show the sheen from the perfect distress.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dress Form Collage

 We were with my Mother over the week-end. We spent some of our time at her table having fun with our stamps, Tim Holtz die cuts, stamping supplies and my original Silhouette machine.

The base of this piece was made gluing 2 pieces of cardboard and a piece of card stock. Finished piece 5" x 7."

This is a Tim Holtz inspired piece I made on Saturday.
The dress form was cut using corrugated cardboard. It was stained with distress stains. I didn't take my bird cage die but did take some die cuts. I used a yellow bird cage and then painted the cage with silver dabber paint.

 I used die cuts, tissue tape, scrapbook paper, distress stains, dabber paints, a stamp and other supplies in my stash.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Grungy Monday Tim in 10

This tag was made in less than 10 minutes using the instructions on Linda's blog.
Love all the supplies from (
While cutting the witch with my Silhouette I was inking and stamping the background. I used Tim's cling mounted stamps with two of Tim's new seasonal ink pads.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mini Book

Sharing a page from my mini-book.
Each page was made using cardboard covered with cardstock.
The pages were made with Baroque die cuts. McGill Adjustable Paper Drill was used to cut holes in the pages.
Steampunk texture fades and Vintage distress inks was used on this page.
Stamp a vintage script to a piece of cardstock and then die cut one of Tim's Labels. It was enhanced with vintage distress ink.
Stamp the script on white cardstock and then adhered to grungeboard; then die-cut Tim's bird. Highlight the bird with several distress inks.
Crumble Tim Holtz Kraft paper and then die cut using Tim's flower die. I used three of the die cuts stacked up and then punched a hole in center and then attached a brad and bling to center of flower. A die cut key hole was made with thin black fun foam and then adhered to front.
A film strip with my Silhouette Digital Machine was cut with black paper.

Watercolor Card

It's been a long time since I made a card on white cardstock. I scanned this card before sending it to my mother. I didn't notice; it should have been scanned on something other than white.
This is a cling mount stamp and a word mounted quote from Hero Arts.
Paints from Lyra Watercolor
Border from TH On the Edge die.
Purple washi adhesive tape from Decor Tape
Metallic white paint in flower

Little Girl

The stamped images are from IBFS. The background was made with a CB embossing folder. Dragonfly punch was used on this card.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Burnt Brown Bag

My Technique Tuesday this week might be something you saw years ago on Aleene's Craft Show.
You can view Burnt Brown Bag over on OWSE blog:

Here are my examples using this technique:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Technique Tuesday over on OWSE

I added a new TT over on OWSE:

Look over on OWSE for more details.
portion of example

“Embossed Tiles”

  1. Apply light modeling paste to a piece of canvas.
  2. Apply a stamp into the paste while still wet, lift off and then clean stamp with an old toothbrush.

Note: adding the right pressure to the stamp takes practice.

  1. Allow this to dry.
  2. Wet the surface of the Light Modeling Paste piece with a paint brush.
  3. Start dropping transparent colors of paint onto the piece.  Bright color family works best for this technique. If you have enough water on the piece the colors will spread like magic to look like embossed tiles.  You will leave some areas light in color.
  4. Let this dry.
  5. Rewet the surface and then add gold iridescent paint to the white areas.
  6. Allow this to dry.
  7. Coat the surface with Clear Tar Gel using a palette knife and allow this to dry thoroughly.

I would love to hear your comments about this technique!