Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing Everyone a Happy 2015! 

My wish for the new year, I hope I'll be able to share more rubber stamped projects in 2015. 

I appreciate those that took the time to leave comments or view my projects on my blog during 2014. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Snowflake Tag by Jo Adair

This is a tag my mother sent me using one of her new large snowflake die by Tim Holtz. She also used the small snowflake die from winter wonder.  
My mother used some of her favorite distress inks on this projects; broken china and vintage photo. 
Other embellishments were from her stash. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Snowflake Tag

My dear Mother at 89 years young loves to make cards and tags as much as I do. When she was at her Hobby Lobby last week she purchased a few of Tim Holtz dies. She sent me a few embossed snowflakes. This is what I made with one of them.
Everything on tag was made with Tim Holtz products except the die cut phrase. The Season Greeting has 6 coats of distress paints before choosing chipped sapphire. Each of the six colors was heat set and then another color was added until I was pleased with the results.
Note: my camera didn't take a good photo of this tag; it's actually a blue background. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Bag Toppers

It's hard to pick a favorite!
This year I chose five digital images to make a bunch of bag toppers filled with mints.
 Many of my digital images was made with distress papers by Tim Holtz.
I used 3 D dots on Snowman and Santa.  
All toppers were made with my Silhouette Cameo and Jamie Lane Designs:

I chose the Santa to go to my mother, the rest will go to our daughter and son in law, son and dil with 5 children, grand-daughter with hubby with two children, granddaughter with hubby and two children and one sister and family. I finished these too late to send to my oldest sister, two brothers and hubby's brother. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ December

I love Tim's tag this month!
Tim ask if everyone has had a chance do a tag each month, for me, I'll have to say no, I missed a month or two. In the last few weeks I've started feeling better and ready to get back into stamping. I hope Tim continues with the 12 tags of 2015 next year.

Check out Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 for December:

I used what Tim Holtz supplies I had in my stash to make my three tags for December.
I used Tim's festive greenery strip die, Stickles Distress Glitter, Distress Paints, Distress Inks and Industrial Stickers. If you have a chance to buy his Stickles Distress Glitter, do so you wouldn't be disappointed. I used Tim's distress glitter with tea infuser (from my kitchen) on the deer, phrase and snowflakes. Distress paints to color deer, foliage, bells, snowflake and phrase. Distress inks to color trims.
My Wow was watching droplets form to reveal snowflakes on my tag following Tim's technique.
I completed the first tag far right, I was disappointed using a black ink pad on background, sorry Tim I missed that step using a lighter shade. Since I had two deer left I made two more tags, each one similar but different.
Layers of chipboard were used to make deer and snowflakes with my Cameo. I completed all the tags with a die cut called small easel by Tim. I love using this die with my tags to make them stand up.

After finishing the tags, all were given away to our daughter and her two married girls.

My mother and I have enjoyed seeing what Tim does each month. She calls me or I'll call her to say Tim's new tag is up. I hope her continues next year. When we get together it always involves viewing Tim's tags or the designer team projects.

TH Festive Greenery strip die
Distress Paints: Picket Fence, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint,
Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Walnut stain, Brushed Pewter
Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Evergreen bough, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Stickles Distress Glitter
Heat it Tool
TH Tag die
TH Small Easel

I wanted to buy the word script and other dies, 
each shop in our area and on line said they were out of stock. 

Other supplies
Rangers Archival black ink
Heidi Swapp spray ink
Kodomo stamps
Manila card stock
Card stock by Core'dinations
Silhouette Cameo
Tea Infuser

Monday, December 1, 2014

Peace on Earth

 I were inspired to make my own tag after viewing Tammy's beautiful tag on Facebook.

Update December 8, 2014,  I found Tammy's tutorial:

I created my own version of her tag before seeing her tutorial.

Alcohol inks were used to color clay coated glossy card stock and then die cut the small poinsettia on the Bigz die three times.  Vintage photo distress ink was used around each petal using a foam applicator tool.
One self-adhesive pearl embellishment was applied to each flower.  
I used some of the same die cuts Tammy used. 
The trims were made using a variety of distress inks. One yard of trim was used to make the bow. 

Ranger's Adirondack Alcohol inks 
Clay coated cardstock
Tim Holtz Festive Greenery strip die
TH Poinsettia die
TH Texture Fades EF 
TH Distress inks
TH Tag die
TH heat tool
TH applicator tool with foam
Ranger's Archival black ink
Autumn Leaves Winter Wonders clear stamps
Manila folder 
Trim/Seam Binding by Hug Snug
Peace embellishment
Pearls by Paper Studio

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Paper Doll with Red Dress

My little paper doll is all decked out with a cute red dress and ready for the New Year! 
I'm ready for this year to be gone, I was sick for most of it. 

To make this tag I used a Julie Nutting tag, Julie Nutting paper doll, Prima flowers and embellishment. Lace and ribbon from my stash. Bling in flowers from Paper Studio. Head band and dress from designer paper. 
Trim: Archival black ink was used to ink a Tim Holtz stamp, then spray with water, then distress inks were used to color trim, wrinkle trim and then heat set to dry before applying to tag. 
Archival ink is waterproof.  
Thanks for looking! 
Have a nice day! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Gelli Printing with Julie Nutting Paper Doll

Tag is a 4 x 8"
Hope everyone is having a nice day. It's been a few months since I felt like doing anything creative, over the last week I've started sharing some of the tags and cards I made. 
Gelli Printing Plate was used with Cameo stencils and then applied to 4 x 8" tag, also on the tag I stamps images by Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley.
My Julie Nutting image was inked, cut out, dressed with designer paper and applied to doll image. Watercolor crayons were used to color hair, shoes and skin.
Prima flowers, sprig from Pincone die by Tim Holtz and bling pieces from my stash were used on this tag. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Life is Good

My cute little prima paper doll by Julie Nutting was inked, fussy cut and then painted with watercolors. I stamped her dress with designer paper, fussy cut and then added to prima doll image. A tag pad by Julie Nutting was used to add a trimmed piece of printed paper that was edged with distress ink and then stamped using a Dyan Reaveley image. Prima flowers were added to compliment the dress and shoes.   Embellishments from my stash was added to center of flowers. Distress inks was added to trim and then wrinkled and dried.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fun and Easy Tag

I used a Julie Nutting paper doll image with a stamped images by Dyan Reaveley and flowers by Prima. Printed paper was stamped and used for dolls dress. Boots and hair was painted with distress markers. Distress inks were used on trim and applied to tag. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Song Bird

My little song bird doesn't like winter!

I made this tag using Dina Wakley bird stamp, her paints on the bird and background. Tim Holtz tattered flower garland strip die was used to make the flowers using manila folders and my Susan's Garden tool kit. 
Dots were made using a piece of plastic mesh. The strip of music was from my stash. The white circles were made with a jar lid and gesso. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Spread your Wings

As I'm typing this the wind outside is blowing really strong. News is calling for 40 mile winds and rain. Good time to play with my stamping supplies. 
 I painted my bird with heavy body paints by Dina Wakley. The background of the tag was made using Dina's paints as well. 
I used Tim Holtz stencil and Dyan Reaveley stamp and then applied to tag. Circles were made with a lid and white gesso. Trim was made with distress inks, crinkled, heat set to dry and applied to tag. 
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Watercolor Bird

 I stamped this bird by Dina Wakley with 140 # watercolor paper. Watercolor crayons were used to color bird and butterfly. The tag was made using Dina Wakley paints, Tim Holtz stencil and Dyan Reaveley stencil. I used a pair of scissors to make a branch, paint it with Dina's umber paint and then applied to tag. Circles were made with gesso and a small lid. Distress ink was used to color rayon trim, crinkle while wet and then heat dry with Heat it tool, add to tag. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blue Bird with Butterfly

I had fun making this tag using one of the bird stamps by Dina Wakley. The bird was painted with Dina's heavy body paints. I made the tag using manila folder with my Tim Holtz/Sizzix die. I used Dina Wakley's paints on the tag, Dyan Reaveley stencil, Tim Holtz stencil and finished it off; using gesso with a jar lid. The butterfly was stamped on the tag and then on a separate card stock I inked the butterfly again and then added color with Dina's paints, it was then cut out and applied to tag leaving the wings free making them look 3-D. The branch the bird is sitting was made with my scissors and then painted with Dina's umber paint. Trim added to top was inked with distress inks. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Merry Christmas Pop-Up Card

Last week Sizzix had a fabulous sale. Saturday afternoon my FedEx package arrived with Pop n Cuts dies by Karen Burniston. I already had a few of her dies but now have more. 

This card was made using designer paper with Karen's multi-tier pop n cuts insert. I also used two of Tim's on the edge dies, his blueprint snowman stamp that was inked with Archival black, cut out and then painted with distress markers, his word stamp was inked with Archival black and stamped frame image with inked with distress ink, his tree stamp that was inked with distress ink and cut out.

Snowflake designer paper was purchased at Tuesday Morning this past Tuesday. 

I've been busy this week making Christmas cards using Karen's pop-up dies and then finishing them with my stash of stamps and dies. I hope to get those finished and sent off soon. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rubber Stamp Madness

The Holidays issue of RSM has been printed and mailed. Stampers really let it snow for their Snow theme. 

RSM said they are always looking for stamp art submissions. Themes are Days Gone By [stamp art relating to the “good old days”] and Black and White Plus One [which means stamp art done in black and white, with one additional color]. Due date for both theme is Dec. 10, Or you can click on this link to find detailed information

One last item: A new rubber stamp art book is in the works. Here's a link to their home page, where you'll see a notice about the book and a link to a PDF with details. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ November

November 1, 2014

Tim shared his tag early this morning:
Tim talks about the fall colors in New England. I recall how beautiful the fall colors were growing up in the southern Oklahoma. My parents lived 10 miles from town and had lots of trees on their property. 
This afternoon, I made this tag using what supplies I had on hand at my mothers home. I always bring down a few boxes of dies and supplies predicting what I'll need. I used a mini blending tool to apply broken china mixed with a little dusty concord distress ink on tag with Stripes stencil THS004.
The mover and shaper arch die cut was distress inked with dusty concord, and then I taped down Burlap THS007 stencil over the inked arch to remove some of distress ink with a wet sponge.
I used the largest leaf from Tim's tattered leaves die. I painted four before choosing this one to use on my tag. I added distress Stickles rock candy over the painted leaf.
In my stash of bits and pieces was just the right size piece of Vintage Lace die cut black paper, so that was what i applied to my arch die cut. I added a little distress stickles rock candy on a portion of paper vintage lace. (Look at close-up below)
The stamp was inked with Archival black ink on my tag. Vintage photo distress ink was inked around the edges of tag to finish.
 Supplies by Tim Holtz: arch mover shaper die, tattered leaves die, vintage lace die, tag die,
burlap and stripes stencil, rubber stamp, stickles; rock candy, craft sheet, mini blending tool and distress ink pads: broken china, dusty concord and vintage photo.

Archival ink by Ranger 
Sizzix die cutting tool
Paper ribbon added to tag
Dina Wakley paints 
My well used and loved craft sheet was used as a background in this photo.

Here is a close-up of the my tag.

Three more leaves I painted with Dina Wakley's paints. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ October

Tim has created a spectacular Trick or Treat tag. Here is his tag:  

I started this tag October 1st.  The triangle pieces are actually the inside of "on the edge" Honeycomb die by Tim Holtz. I've also used Tim's spider stamp, remnant rubs and trimmings. 
I was at my mothers home the day Tim shared his tag, we worked on our tags with her pumpkin die by Sizzix and few of stamping supplies I brought down and then planned on finishing it when I arrived home October 5th.
The next day I couldn't stand up without a cane. I was in severe pain from shots I had in both of my legs. My body is rejecting the fluid the vein doctor put in my veins. I already had the deep vein treatment with fluid injections with laser before they did sclerotherapy. 
This caused me to have thrombus phlebitis. I was off my feet for 17 days. This was all done with no pain pills. I'm allergic to aspirin and other drugs that would help.
Today, October 25 I'm still in pain but not that I have to be off my feet 100%. I can't wait to get back to normal and leave my cane behind.
Update November 22, 2014
The veins in my legs are getting hard and at times painful. The doctor that did my vein treatments said my body will absorb the veins. Since I've had the treatments I can't stand anything salty. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Is Here

I was inspired to make this piece weeks ago after viewing Emma Willams project on Tim Holtz blog. Here is the blog link:

Supplies are Tim Holtz dies, stencil, modeling paste, 4 x 4" canvas from Michaels, Dina Wakley paints.

If anyone has noticed why I haven't posted much this month, I've had a painful reaction to sclerotherapy done on my legs September 23 in Wichita, KS and have had be in bed or on couch for the last 17 days. The only place I've been out of the house; to see my MD doctor; he said I have Thrombosis Phlebitis. 
October 22 was my first day up and walking without a cane. I'm still in pain but tolerable. Its October 25, still in pain walking with a cane again. I wish the pain would leave. The vein clinic told me it takes 3 to 6 months of the veins to die, I hope it doesn't take that long. It has been over a month since I had the vein shots in both legs called sclerotherapy. When he did the deep vein shots with ultrasound it was painful as well. If I had thought the surface shots were going to hurt this bad, I would have changed my mind and not taken them. My local doctor told me my body is rejecting the fluid put in my veins. 
I have a wonderful husband, he has taken very good care of me. Thank you Loyd!

Update November 4, 2014, I think my legs are on the mends, I've gone one night not waking up feeling pain. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Bird

My little bird was inked, stamped, trimmed close and then added to my halloween stamped and painted background. Dina Wakley paints were used to color bird, hat and background. I made the tiny heart with Dina's smallest paint brush and blackberry violet paint. Archival black was used to ink bats, script and little bird.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blue Bird Has A Song

I'm having so much fun making these little tags. I used a bunch of Archival inks on the background; maroon, olive, mustard and russet with foam stamps by Claudine Hellmuth and stencils from plaid. I've had the Archival ink since 2007 and they are still wet. I love these inks.
My little bird by Dina Wakley was painted with watercolors. The quote was inked, trimmed and added to the tag.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Spread your Wings

 I used one of the Scribbly bird stamps by Dina Wakley on this piece along with a variety of stamps and supplies from my stash. 
Since the bird stamps arrived few days ago; I've had fun stamping and painting. On this piece, I stamped the bird directly on the paper, other birds on my craft table are fussy cut in yellow birds, blue birds and red birds. 

Dina Wakley's Scribbly bird, paintbrushes and media paints, Dyan Reaveley's stamps, Tim Holtz's stencil and Archival black ink. 

Thanks for stopping by! Comments Appreciated!! 

Note: If I like a product I'll share what I use. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Moments in Time

Here is another little tag using one of those adorable images from Scribbly Birds cling stamp set.
I used my finger to add Dina's media paint on background. The little bird was inked with Archival black on heavy card stock, fussy cut and then painted with media paint. I love how this little tag turned out. 
Other supplies from my stash; Moments in Time cling stamp, Texture stamp and vintage mesh. 

Singing Bird

Hello Everyone! I have a table full of painted birds in many colors, and its time to play! 
I made this tag using stamped images from Scribbly Birds by Dina Wakley. The background stamped image was inked with Archival black, the coloring was made using Dina's media paint and my fingers. The bird was inked with Archival black on heavy card stock, fussy cut and then painted with Dina's media paint. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Soaring Birds

My Scribbly bird cling stamp set arrived yesterday along with the Fude ball pen and spinner stencil. The pen works really well over acrylic paint.

To make my tag, I started with a Gelli paper background, followed by blackberry violet media paint added to piece with a credit card, followed by a stamp made from an on the edge honeycomb die using Archival olive ink, fallowed by Dina's spinner stencils using Archival media paint. The white circles were made with a bottom of a Ranger bottle, the paper was applied to the green tag  which I made with Dylusions spray inks. Soar and tiny dots stamps by IBFS was inked using Archival mustard and Archival black. The birds were inked and painted using Dina's media paint and applied to my tag to finish. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Cutie Pie

  My little blue bird started out as a pencil drawn circle and an oblong.
I think he turned out so cute.
And then I had fun painting it using my new paints by Dina Wakley.

I wish I had finished the journal page before drawing my bird. Ideas are rolling around in my head how to finish my page, do I use a mask to cover the bird and then paint the background or cut the bird out and then place it on another page although I love my branch and leaves that were hand drawn as well.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stenciled Woman with Flowers

Dina's heavy body paints makes your projects pop!

This is the results from playing with these paints today. 

I used the half inch Dina paintbrush with night paint to color the negative space on one of the two women stencils, the rest of the tag was made with Dina's heavy body paint, a few flower stencils made with a Sizzix die, a stamp, a wet wipe and my fingers. 

I used Copic black ink with write words and then I used a checkerboard stamp with plum Archival ink across the tag including the face. 

I don't get free supplies for sharing my projects, just love to play with my stamps and supplies.

If you don't like inky fingers, try Artguard Barrier Cream on your hands. When you're through painting wipe off paint extra with a dry cloth and rinse. And, if you still have a little paint on your fingernail polish, use hand sanitizer with hand wipes and within minutes you have clean hands. 
I have used the Barrier Cream for years; it works! 

Stencil woman by Dina Wakley
Heavy body paints by Dina Wakley
Paintbrushes by Dina Wakley
Gesso by Liquitex
Checkerboard stamp by B-line Designs
Archival plum ink by Ranger
Copic multi-liner pigment ink 0.5
ArtGuard Barrier Cream by Winsor and Newton
Sizzix die
Hand wipes 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Love Rock!

Hi, Everyone! 
Welcome to my blog, I have almost 80,000 hits on my blog. I can't believe it! 
Thanks everyone that visits my blog!! 

I finished this tag last evening, I found out you defiantly get better results when you use gesso first on your projects with Dina's new heavy body acrylic paints.
The woman image is actually a stencil, it was painted on a gesso 4x8" tag using night paint with a wet brush. 
Most of the coloring done on this piece was dry brushed. 
Archival black and plum inks were used with Dina's night, tangerine, turquoise, lime, lemon, and magenta.

Clear stamps by Dina Wakley 
Paint brushes by Dina Wakley
Heavy body acrylic paint by Dina Wakley
Stencil by Dina Wakley
Cling by Dylusions
Archival ink by Ranger
Other clear stamps unknown

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smile is the Key

Hello, I hope you are having a nice day. 
Today I'll share a tutorial using one of the Julie Nutting stamped images with Dyan Reaveley sentiment stamp. 

I began, by using Archival black ink to stamp my mixed media doll image on 140 lb. watercolor paper, this was set aside to dry and then fussy cut. 
I used watercolor crayons with a water-brush to color her hair, face, arms and legs. 
The edge of ink pad was used to tone down all white edges of doll image. My favorite for this technique is the little inking tool that looks like an iron by Prima. I used Teak Wall. Set aside to dry. 

 Cut a tag from Once Upon Time stack then apply paper tag to
Matte board tag. 

Edge around tag with Teak Wall ink pad.
A second coordinating page from Once Upon Time stack was used to stamp dolls skirt, bolero, headband and shoes. Trim close, set aside. 
Stamp another doll image on white card stock, cut out bodice. 
Apply skirt, bodice, headband and shoes to watercolor paper doll image. 

Apply mixed media doll image to tag.  
Stamp sentiment on white card stock with Archival black ink, cut out, and then added to my tag.  
Apply a generous amount of glue to adhere three paper flowers; glass pin and die cut leaves to finish my tag. 

Once Upon Time by DCWV
Julie Nutting Bolero Mixed Media Paper Doll by Julie Nutting/Prima
Dylusions Clear Stamps by Ranger
Archival black ink by Ranger
Magnetic die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Paper Flowers by Prima
Teak Wall by Prima
Matte board
Pearls and Stick Pin from my stash

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dina Wakley's Irresistible

I'm having fun playing with my new Dina Wakley paints, paintbrushes, one stencil and three stamp set I purchased recently. 

Here is my quick tutorial on my ATC:
Dina Wakley's Lapis, Blackberry Violet and Ruby paints were applied using one of her paintbrushes to an ATC.
I placed a Crafter's Workshop stencil over the background and then using Dina's Night paint I added the text with one of her paintbrushes.
 I used one of Dyan's Dylusions stencil with Liquitex flexible modeling paste to add dots over my ATC. After the paste dried, I added a little bit of Distress ink on edge of ATC; I was hoping some of the dots would come back white when I used a wet cloth like I saw Tim do in a video recently. No, they are now yellow so I added the distress ink to cover entire ATC. At first, I didn't like the results but now I do!
Two Dina Wakley "Clearly All the Gals" stamped images were inked on cream 110 lb. card-stock and cut out. 
I used my water brush with Distress markers to added color to lady stamped image.  
Zots were used to apply lady stamped image to ATC. 
Adhesive was used to apply quote to ATC.
Well, that's it for today. I hope you have a nice day and come back soon. I'll show you more projects using my new stamping supplies.