Thursday, October 31, 2013

Count Down to Halloween Day 7

It's been fun sharing my tags with you over the last seven days using my Gelli Printing Plate and supplies from my stash!

The first tag was a surprise to me, I didn't like the Gelli paper until I made it into a tag.

Look below for a list of supplies I used on these tags. 

TH owl stamp, Halloween stamps from Michael's and chipboard from My Minds Eye.

The Silhouette spider die cut has glossy accents, TH dry glitter and TH distress paint and Distress markers were used on stamped book image. Oct 31 is a print and cut from my Silhouette. All stamps from EcoGreen crafts. 

Clear and UTEE were used on the TH witch, other stamps from EcoGreen Crafts, Oct.31 is a print and cut from my Silhouette. Chipboard is from My Minds Eye.

TH fence die cut with black card stock, stamps from Michael's.

Each of todays background were made with my Gelli Printing Plate on cream paper and then mounted to 14 pt manila tag.
Other supplies:
Chipboard and embellishments are from My Mind's Eye
Stamps from Tim Holtz, Recollections and EcoGreen Crafts
Glitter by Tim Holtz (Spider)
Glossy Accents by Ranger (Spider)
Distress Paint by Ranger (Spider)
On the edge die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Die cuts and Print and Cut by Silhouette
Stencils die cuts by Silhouette
UTEE from Ranger (Witch)
Clear Embossing by Viva LasVegas
Distress and Archival black ink by Ranger
Heat Tool by Tim Holtz
Acrylic paint

I got this idea for just one more:

This is another Gelli tag, Tim Holtz witch stamp, Silhouette die cuts and My Mind's Eye quote. Oh, and on the painted witch hat I've added Tim's new glitter, and the eyes are droplets of glossy accents followed my white and black enamel accents all from Ranger. Distress markers were used on the witch.

Well, it's been fun!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Love reading any comments about these tags and others I've shared.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Count Down to Halloween Day 6

A manila tag was covered with My Mind's Eye paper. The cling images and chipboard are from Michael's. Chipboard scrap was used to cover tag where the 6 x 6 inch My Mind's Eye paper didn't cover. The ink used; Archival black.
Come back tomorrow to view my last day of Halloween tags.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Count Down to Halloween Day 5

Day 5 Count down to Halloween # 8 tag was made with another piece of Gelli paper and a stencil made with my Silhouette.
Chip board and twine from My Mind's Eye
Cling stamps from Michael's
#8 tag die from Sizzix
14 pt Manila
Archival black ink
Stencil made with SIL
Gelli plate
Cream copy paper
Acrylic paint 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Count Down to Halloween Day 4

This piece was fun to make, the Gelli printed paper was made and applied to a #8 tag.
Archival black was used to ink images. Stamps and chipboard from my stash.
Come back tomorrow to view another tag on my count down to 31st of October.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Count Down to Halloween Day 3

Day 3 tag was made with another Gelli printed paper. This paper was made on the third pull using acrylic paint, it had just enough paint to make this a one of a kind background to adhere to #8 manila tag.
Archival black ink was used to stamp images.

I'm added these tags to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "A Spooky Season."
Here is a link to view other artist artwork and all the details if you would like to join:

and here for a Wednesday Challenge
Simon says ... Halloween Colors

It was a fluke of luck that the green paint was on the paper and now over the house, couldn't have made it better. ... Love how it turned out. 

Once I got started, I couldn't stop making these Halloween tag.

Today, I'll share two tags.
I used a variety of stamps and chipboard from my stash over the Gelli Printed paper background. I love making Gelli paper backgrounds to use with my stamping supplies. 
This tag could easily be added to a folded card to send out. Better hurry it's almost Halloween. 

Come back to view Day 4.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Count Down to Halloween Day 2

This tag was added to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "A Spooky Season.".

Base of Day 2 tag was made using my Gelli Printing Plate and then added to # 8 manila tag. 

Orange, gold and light green acrylic paints were used on the Gelli printing plate to made my one of a kind paper. 
The only ink pad I used: Archival black. 
Come back tomorrow to view Day 3 tag. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Count down to Halloween

Today until Halloween I'll share a tag a day. 

October 31st was my Dads birthday

The background portion of this tag was made with acrylic paint and my Gelli Printing Plate. 
I just got back home this evening after visiting my mother for 5 days. We made several trips to Michael's picking up their specials on Halloween stamps and supplies. After making my Gelli papers, I applied the paper to tag, then added the stamped images on this tag.
Archival black ink by Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stencils and More

This is a tag I made for Crafting with OWSE
Here is the link: 

Tim's Cling set of Papillon stamps were used on this tag as well as embossing powder, distress inks and archival inks. The background image was made with my Gelli Printing Plate and acrylic paints. The stencil was with my Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter and .005 film. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 ~ Day 5

These are my Day 5 of Creative Chemistry 102 from Tim Holtz online classes.

This has been five days of inspiration and learning about new techniques from Tim Holtz.
Thank you Tim!!
I'm sad to see it come to a close although I don't know if I could do this everyday, after class is over I'll need a vacation.


Tag 1
I used Tim's Rusting with distress technique on this tag.
TH s118, tamps CMS #155, #060, an Artist stamp
TH magnetic dies


Tag 2 
I made this tag from viewing Tim's video on Sticky Powder with glitter technique.
TH stamps CMS #066, #96, #117, #135


Tag 3
Sticky powder with leafing technique.

Thanks Tim for inspiring me to create this tag.
TH stamps CMS # 050, # 113, #155

This is my tag using Tim's technique; Shabby Chic.
This tag took several hours to complete.
I used several images from SA Tim Holtz stamp set.
CMS# 137 Silhouette image
Flowers were made using TH pinecone die.
Cameo frame die
Oval magnetic die
TH Leaf from magnetic set
Die cut tag from Kraft resist (idea-logy)
Distress paint, clear embossing powder
Paper from Kraft-core
Mini rose

Tag 5
Well, this is the last tag I made for Creative Chemistry 102.
It's been fun! Thank you Tim!!
The technique; is Tarnished Silver.
I really like how the Eiffel Tower looked on this technique.
Love this technique!
 When looking for a perfect tag to use with Tarnished Silver technique, I saw the extra blue tag I made using Faux Patina.

TH stamps Paris from boundless flight
Eiffel Tower die cut
TH tissue tape

The last tag can't be made at this time due to not having the embossing powder Tim used.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 4

 Creative Chemistry 102 ~ Day 4, I was inspired to use several techniques I've learned this week on the first tag. I used Day 1, Stamping resist and Day 3 Photo tinting along with todays technique; Faux patina.

Faux patina technique

TH stamps: CMS #029 and CMS #106
The oval metal frame is actually a piece from a belt I bought a few years ago at a tag sale. 
(Lady in vintage photo is wearing mink coat with muff)

Tinted tinsel

TH Snowflake stamp CMS #135
CMS # 155
Snowflake TF embossing folder
Distress marker, clear embossing powder, muse taken, archival black ink, distress ink, silver embossing powder, 


SCF #002 and SCF #103
I made two pieces using this technique; one blue and one green.


TH stamps CMS #058, #085 and SCF #002
This was a lot of fun to make.

Faded Layers
TH stamps CMS # 049,
other stamps from Tim's clear stamps
 Ranger/Dylusions stencil was used on this tag.  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 3

A day full of videos, inspiration and techniques from Tim Holtz can be found online from Creative Chemistry 102.

These are my tags for Day 3

Smudge stamping
This is my second attempt at this technique. More practice needed.
TH Stamp set used CMS #04 and # 013

Brayer stains with photo tinting
Two techniques; brayer stains and photo tinting
TH Stamps used on this tag: CMS #125 and #020

Photo tinting
TH Stamp set used on this tag: CMS #104
Tim shared this image in class.

Faux cracked glass
TH stamps CMS #155
TH leaf dies

Distress Glitter Rock Candy Technique

Stamp from SCF # 007, CMS # 155
TH Magnetic butterflies

Distress Glittering

TH stamps CMS #155, SCF007,
TH swirl magnetic die

Thanks Tim for all the inspiration!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 ~ Day 2


  This morning I couldn't wait to watch all the videos and get started making my tags for day 2.
 Day 2 of Creative Chemistry 102

           It's a good thing I cleaned my foam applicators last night, they were all used today. 

                                 These tag were made using many Tim Holtz products.  

Layered stencils
TH stamps CMS # 115

Emboss with stencils
THStamps boundless flight
TH embossing folders
TH rub-ons

Emboss through stencils
Day 2 technique with Day 1 technique (tree)
TH tree die
TH stamp CMS # 155

Stencil stamping
TH stamps CMS #100, # 102, #107

Stencil Sketching
TH stamps SCF 003, # U101 mounted stamp, CMS #125

Ink monoprint
TH stamps CMS # 049, # 058

Paint monoprint
TH stamps CMS # 050, # 155

Monday, October 7, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 ~ Day 1

Sharing my experiments and creations for Day 1 in Creative Chemistry 102. These online classes are full of knowledge from Tim Holtz.

While I can't share Tim's techniques, I can show you my completed tags each day.

Distress marbling
TH CMS # 106

Colored crackle
CMS # 137, # 155
Magnetic die, and ornamental die 
Kraft idea logy
The die cut frame is the technique, the painted piece behind the silhouette is also a technique from Distress Marbling.  

On Tuesday after class, I change the tag: 

Eroded metallic
CMS # 130
Hot air balloon and background is the same technique 

Stamp resist
CMS # 103

TH Eiffel Tower die and embossing folder
foil tape
Black card stock

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Halloween

I had a lot of fun creating this piece using lots of Tim Holtz products.
I used die cuts, stamps and embossing folder on this piece. 
Love the TF embossed background it looks and feels like wood.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 ~ October X 2

i knew Tim would do something with his new dies and distress glitter.

My first tag, I used my digital craft cutter to make frame, owl and moon. I used Tim's techniques on these pieces.
I used Tim's magnetic branch die cut, it was trimmed and applied behind frame with glossy accents. All these pieces were distress inked and embellished with glitter from my stash.
I haven't bought any of Tim's new distress glitter and his new dies; they are on my wish list.
Peeled paint, wild honey, seedless preserves and antique linen distress paints were used on manila tag as described on Tim's blog.
Black soot distress ink was applied around both tags. 
Gold embellishment added to tag.
Coordinating distress inks were used on both crinkle ribbons.
Check out Tim's 12 tags for October,
Second tag:
 Black glitter was used over black soot inked cat and bat images.
I left the seedless preserves distress inked frame as is without the glitter. Love how the spider web looks in the opening of frame.
The spider web, bat and spider stamps were used from these sets: Tim's  CMS #05, CMS #113 and CMS #115.
CMS #155 Simple Saying used on both tags.

Thanks Tim for the inspiration!
I can't wait to see each of the Halloween tags on Tim's blog.