Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fun Tag using Dylusions

Having fun today playing with Dylusions stamps, Tim's stamps, distress markers, distress inks, archival black ink, sprays and more.
I really didn't need anymore markers but have to say I love Tim's new distress markers. Of the 15 distress markers my favorite colors are: barn door, wild honey, crushed olive and faded jeans.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

CC2C#7 Brushless Watercolor

Linda from Studio L3 has chosen our 7th technique: Brushless Watercolor from Compendium of Curiosities, Vol ll, page 49. This week our sponsor eclectic Paperie,  is offering a $25 gift certificate.

After making the brushless watercolor technique, I finished it off with distress markers, die cut flowers and stamped image from Tim Holtz products.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 ~ May

Without embellishment and supplies like Tim used, I completed the tag the best I could. I haven't been home since the 7th of May.
I used pattern paper from my mothers stash.
I used Tim's flower strip die, stamps, dabber paint, distress ink and stains
I made paper flowers from Tim's strip die and then inked them with distress stain. White cotton crochet thread was knotted on one end. I used wild honey distress stain to color the knot and peeled paint distress stain to color for a stem. After the string was dry, I strung the flower with the knot for the center of flower, I applied the flowers to the tag to resemble a bouquet of flowers.
The seam binding was inked with distress stain and then heat set to dry.
Here is Tim's tag for May 2012:

This a close-up of the flowers i made.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Linda from Studio L3 chose Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Collage from page 38 for our challenge technique. Linda's has a new sponsor this week: The Funkie Junkie Boutique she is offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner!
This weekend was the first time to use this technique with Tim's tissue wrap. I followed Tim's technique and then finished it in my own style with Tim Holtz and Ranger products. The seam binding used on the tag was made with distress stains.
Love the Aqua dabber paint on this piece.
Background stamp from my stash.

Have a Nice Day and Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

CC2C Butterflies No.1 of #6

 Linda from Studio L3 chose Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Collage from page 38 for our CC2C#6 challenge technique. Linda's has a new sponsor this week: The Funkie Junkie Boutique she is offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner!
This was my first time to use this technique with Tim's tissue wrap. I followed Tim's technique and then finished it in my own style with Tim Holtz and Ranger products.
The seam binding used on the tag was made with distress stains.

This is the first tag I made using this technique, I changed this one out on Linda's site for the blue one using Sizzix/Tim Holtz dressform dies.
This is the second one I completed for the challenge:

Have a nice day and Thanks for Looking!

Monday, May 14, 2012

CC2C#5 Shattered Stains

Linda from Studio L3 chose Shattered Stains challenge technique from Tim's newest book Compendium of Curiosities #2. Here is a link to this week's sponsor, Simon Says Stamp ( Out of respect to Tim, we can't share this technique to be eligible to participate. 

The challenge technique page 48; Shattered Stain was made using Tim's die cut leaves for wings. The remainder of the tag came from my imagination.
I used Stampers Anonymous image by Tim Holtz on the movers and shapers arch die cut.
One of Tim's stamp on the handmade torso. I'm sure that is a one of a kind and looks like it was made that way. I cut a slit in the paper and slipped the neck into the torso. Distress markers were used on the torso and face.
Dyan Reaveley stamp was inked and painted with distress markers.
A word stamp inked with Archival black on Invoke Arts and portion of face stamp from B-Line Designs.
The background was made with several colors of Memories Mists sprays.
Distress inks was used to ink Tim's stamp on the arch and color the seam binding ribbons to finish.
My wish list would include some of Dyan's Dylusions Spray to use on this piece.

Simon Says Stamp will give a $25 gift certificate to one lucky, randomly-selected participant in this week's challenge!

Thanks for Looking and Have a Nice Day!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

She has a headpiece!

I used distress inks to make the background and then added Dyan Reaveley's new stamps and a face stamp from my stash. The lips were inked with Distress markers. Archival black ink was used to stamp all images.

Friday, May 4, 2012

CC2C#4 Faded Layers

Linda from Studio L3 chose page 43 with Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 to create a project using Faded Layers Technique.
This is my tag using Tim's technique and finished it off using a new stamp set that arrived this week. Remnants CMS #130.


 Simon Says Stamp and Show says to make a project with lots of colour; A Kaleidoscope of Colour!
This is my challenge entry using an image from Dyan Reaveley's stamp set, face image is from Onyx Xpressions, backgound was made with Memories Mists.  The doodle parts were inked with archival black, cut-out and then water-color with a waterbrush.
 Thanks for Looking! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

CC2C#3 Whimsy

Linda from Studio L3 is hosting a new challenge from Tim Holtz's newest book; Marbled Stain.
This week's challenge is sponsored by eclectric Paperie she is offering a $25 gift certicicate.

For my challenge I made the technique and then followed it by using a variety of Tim's oldest and newest stamps and distress inks. I also used mica flakes and a little stamp I bought years ago that is in the bird's mouth.
Thanks for looking and have a creative day!