Tuesday, October 30, 2012

M. Cluck

Mrs. Cluck Pecking #1955 image from VLVS was inked with Memento on Kromecote and then colored with distress markers and distress inks. The background was made with embossing folder and smash ribbon. The M. Cluck was made with two of my TH strip dies. The blue necklace was made with my 2 way glue pen and Michaels Boo Blue Glitter.

Thanks for Looking! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

HIT Tag with Roses

I had a lot of fun playing with my stamps on Sunday, I created this card using a Hearts in Touch stamped image with my Copic markers and my new tool; ABS-1 with an aircan. After the aircan runs out I'll have to go back to an air compressor. Sure was nice not hearing that noisy machine running. 
The flowers were made with my TH Tattered Pinecone die. Leaves were made with TH magnetic dies.  Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Don't Follow Your Dreams...Chase Them!


This is my second tutorial on VLVS blog. I hope you will stop by to see my project using Viva Las VegasStamps and my new Pop 'n Cuts die. 

CC2C#26 Crumpled Kraft Suede

Linda From Studio L3 chose Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2 page 40 as our 26th challenge techniques; Crumpled Kraft Suede.
Our sponsor for this week: http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com she will give a #25.00 gift certificate to one person.
The background portion of the piece was made using this week's challenge technique; Crumpled Kraft Suede. I left it blank to show all the highlights this technique gives to your project.
I cut off the elbow from my skeleton stamped image and then reset it to hold his stamped sign. I'm sure he didn't feel a thing. The owl was inked and then highlighted with distress markers and Stickles. 
I made the vintage cabinet card into a 3-D project.

Supplies used on this project:
Vintage cabinet card die w/movers and shapers cabinet die
On the edge fence die
Black, white and grey card stock
Kraft resist paper
Distress inks
Distress markers
Perfect Ink Refresher
Distress stain
Perfect Pearls
Archival black ink
Black dabber paint
Movers and shapers branch die
Enamel accents white paint
Tim's stamps: Halloween 2 #113
Odds and ends stamp set #100
Vagabond die cutting tool
All above from Tim Holtz/Ranger

Sizzlits bats strip die from Sizzix
Fun foam used as spacer for 3-D
Kodak camera

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Card ~~100th upload this year!

I took my Pop 'n Cuts die with me when we went down to see my mother last week. Mother and I had fun playing with the die.
I used an acorn movers and shapers die along with vintage lace strip die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. Distress inks were used to color everything on this card.

The leaf die cuts, pumpkin, boo and spider are from my mothers stash of stamps.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 ~ October

I can't believe it took me so long to sit down to make my tag this month using Tim's techniques for 12 Tags of 2012 - October. http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-october/
It was fun once I got started this morning.
And then, when I finished my tag, the Internet was down until after 7 this evening.

I used Tim's technique with supplies I had on hand.
I used some old glitter from my stash and was so surprised when it was mixed with the alcohol ink.
Thanks Tim for the inspiration!

Friday, October 19, 2012


Sharing an ATC I made with Hearts in Touch Rubber Stamps and background stamp from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Time Flies - ATC

As they say, Time Flies when you are having fun!
I was cutting up the diamond stamp on plate # 1428 within the hour they arrived at my door to make this tag.
The time flies and bicycle are from plate #893
 Stamps are from http://www.vlvstamps.com/
The background was made using Perfect Pearls and Palette Stamp and Stick Gluepad
 Archival Black ink pad was used on quote and bicycle.
 While still wet ultra high gloss embossing powder was used over the tag and heat embossed. Love the Look!
Note: a little bit of perfect pearls came off when I poured off the embossing powder. I didn't poured this portion back into the bottle, if I do this project again, I'll heat set before inking the images.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Time Flies Tutorial

Hi Bloggers! This is a close-up of my finished tag, click on link below to view my first tutorial as a DT member for Viva Las VegaStamps!
I love the stamp plate #893 used on this project; it's perfect for many projects, including Steampunk!!
Starting today you can see my VLVS projects on Splitcoaststampers ~ members gallery - jcstamps2 
 Thanks for Looking!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ink Palette - Perfect Pearls CC2C #25

Linda from Studio L3  request us to use Tim's customized watercolor set on this week's challenge.

The Ink Palette - Perfect Pearls technique this week is on page 53 in Tim's book; Compendium of Curiosities. Volume #2.

The sponsor for this week is Simon Says Stamp: http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/StoreFront
One lucky person will be given a generous $25 gift certificate to spend with Sinom Says Stamp.

My challenge technique was trimmed and then adhered to a frayed burlap distress inked resist paper.  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
I used one of Tim's new Classics #2 stamps, introduced this year.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

CC2C#24 Alcohol Ink Resist

I finally had time to sit down today and play with this technique Linda from Studio L3 requested us to do last Friday. The technique is on page 59 in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities volume 2 book.
I made my piece into an ATC using supplies I had in my stash along with the supplies Tim used on his technique.
I used glossy accents to apply the cardstock to the alcohol piece. Generally, I don't like to see the glossy accents showing but on this piece it's OK.
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dylusions Tag

Inspired to make another tag using Dylusions stamps and inks.
I love how these stamps and inks came together on this big tag.
I made the tag with manila heavy duty 14pt file folder. The size 4"x8"

Thursday, October 4, 2012


This week's challenge is all about distress markers! Tim Holtz: A Compendium of Curiosities Vol.2 page 50.
Linda from Studio L3 has all the details on her blog: http://www.studiol3.blogspot.com/2012/09/compendium-of-curiosities-2-challenge-23.html
One winner will get a surprise package from Mario.

I've been playing around with Distress Markers along with these new stamps.
As you can see, I love color!


Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Official

I made the Design Team for Viva Las Vegastamps during the next nine months!  Please visit these sites: