Thursday, January 31, 2013

Time Flies Again

Can't believe January is almost gone. Time flies when you are having fun.
So far this week we had one hot summer day 76, one stormy days with over 2 inches of rain; Yea! we needed rain and a couple days of cold weather, today's high is 34.

This afternoon I made this tag:
All images are from Viva Las VegaStamps! Ultra high gloss clear embossing powder was used over the Archival inked Time flies and bicycle. Brilliance copper ink was used on the diamond background stamp. The base tag, I used dylusions spray inks and a stencil with gesso. Gears were inked with Archival black ink. Ribbon from Paper Studio was applied with Tim's tiny attacher. Bakers Twine by Sew Easy.
Almost forgot; the ATC and Tag were made with Tim Holtz dies.
Miracle Tape was used to apply ATC to tag. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Blast from the Past Blog Hop

I'm so excited to share what I made with the mounted antique lamp
along with feathered pen collage and blowing dandelion stamp.

VLVS supplies:

Trim white card stock 4" x 5 1/4."
Ink blowing dandelion image with shattered straw distress ink, stamp on white card stock to resemble wallpaper. Trim away a portion of wallpaper for a ceiling effect. Shadow edges of ceiling and corner with a pencil. 
A piece of manila card stock was cut to fit the card to resemble a tablecloth. 1/8" of Miracle tape was applied to May Arts ribbon, remove protective film and applied to the tablecloth to resemble fringe. Set aside.
Before gluing the tablecloth down, turn card upside down, stamp lamp base with archival black for table legs. Color with distress markers. Turn back around and then adhere manila tablecloth. Set aside. 
Stamp antique lamp and feathered pen collage with archival black ink on white card stock. While still wet pour ultra high gloss clear embossing powder on lamp, pour extra off and heat set to a high gloss finish. Cut both images out with sharp scissors. Use distress markers to color lamp and feathered pen collage. Use drawing pencil to add shadow on right of lamp and base of pen collage. Adhere lamp and collage to card front with gel medium. Apply Miracle tape to card front and adhere to green folded card to finish. 


Monday, January 21, 2013

Be Mine

This is my Viva Las VegaStamps! canvas and stamped piece check out my tutorial on VLVS blog;

And then come back here on Friday the 25th for the Viva Las VegaStamps blog hop. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Time Flies

On the 7th of January my tag tutorial was published on :

Here is a direct link to my tutorial using Viva Las VegaStamps! and supplies from my stash:

The stamps are from VLVS. Snowflake die by Tim Holtz.
Thanks for looking and have a nice day! 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Virtual Birthday Tag for Tim Holtz

Linda from Studio L3 ask us to make a virtual birthday for Tim Holtz...his birthday is January 7th!

I made this tag following the technique for "Stained" page 41 on Kraft Resist;  Compendium of Curiosities Vol. #2. 

All Tim Holtz products with the exception of three washers and trim. (seam binding)

Thanks Linda and Tim Holtz for all you have done to inspire me!

This tag was entered in Studio L3 challenge, Linda is giving away a monogramed apron signed by Tim and Mario plus extra goodies! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 ~ January

Happy New Year! I was inspired to make this tag using Tim's background he shared for our January tag and then finished it for Tim's birthday; January 7th. I hope Tim likes it!

My tag was made with Tim's word and crown stamp, copper, gold and silver dabber paint, a variety of distress inks, mini-sanding tool, grungepaper, embossing folder, word play die cut, gear die cut, heat tool and Vagabond embossing tool.
I've also used Ranger's archival black ink
Inkssentials ink blending foam and tool,
VLVS ultra high clear embossing powder
and a Phillip's screw brad.
1/4" and 1/2" Sticky doos to attach the crown and word stamp to tag.
Glossy accents to apply everything else.
To finish, I inked a word stamp on the distress stained trim to finish.

I love all the details Tim shared for his January tag: