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!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Mini Book

I used a few stamps, a Tim Holtz die cut on cover and the rest from Silhouette digital craft cutter. To shade and tint the scrapbook pages I used Tim Holtz Distress inks, The Paper Studio; Trick or Treat Sticker Pack with glitter. The book was put together with my Bind-it-All.
Finished book: 4 3/4" x 5.5."
Cover Page
The Townscape die is from Tim Holtz collection from "On the Edge"
First  page
2nd Page
Those are rubber stamped feet in the cauldron. I cut a slit in the pot and inserted the legs inside. The tiny skull is a stamped image as well. The green looking stuff in the pot was black just like the pot. It was painted with Adirondack Snow Cap Dabber Paint,  Adirondack Lettuce Dabber Paint and then distressed with Tim Holtz Distress inks.
3rd Page
 4th Page
I used Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in windows and on the pumpkin.
5th Page
Don't you just love this witch?
6th page
The eyes on the bat were made with Inkessentials Enamel Accents Dimensional Paint in White and Black. Looks so cute in real life.
7th half page
The mummy sticker is so cute. You can't tell from the photo but the mummy is covered with glitter.

8th half page
I know you are saying he should be white. Check back I have another one that is dancing.

9th page
10th page

11th page
12th page
This is another SS image, skeleton dancing with the ghost!
13th page
That's all the pages of my mini-book. I hope this inspires you to use your die cutting machines. I've had my Silhouette digital craft cutter since 2008.
The base of these books were made with something that would otherwise be tossed out to the trash. I used cereal boxes and then covered the pages with scrapbook paper.
Thanks for Looking!!