Tuesday, March 25, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ March

I finished my March tag for 2014 this evening. Distress inks, Distress markers and ideology by Tim Holtz and stamps from my stash were used following Tim's technique and instructions.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Paper Bouquet by Judy Cantrell

This is my third paper bouquet to make using Silhouette files by Jamie Lane Designs. The vase and flowers were made with card stock from Joann's and Tuesday Morning. 
The glues used; Glossy Accents by Ranger and Quick-Dry adhesive by Scotch.
Wired ribbon from my stash. 

Thanks goes out to those that left comments here and on my yahoo groups on these paper vases and paper flowers. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Handmade Flowers and Vases

I love the beautiful 3d files by Jamie Cripps from Silhouette to make my handmade flowers and vases.
I found a good quality card stock that works well with my Silhouette Cameo at Joann's; it's their solid-dyed core by core'dinations in canvas and smooth texture and Tim Holtz distress papers. These papers were found in their open stock and in packages.
I love the wired ribbon used to make a bow around the vase.
The only thing other than paper, ribbon and glue is a sticker bling from Prima.
The third flower in background is a deep purple.
Finished size of vase: 6 1/2"
Flowers; 3 3/4" to 4 1/4"

Oh, and if you saw my previous post, it doesn't take me as long to make the vases and flowers.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Handmade Vase and Flowers

I started at nine this morning and finished this evening a little after 9 pm.  I was shocked, it took so long to make the vase and flowers, three hours on the vase. Jamie, the one that created the vase said this one was the hardest to put together. I love the shape.  It's a perfect size for the three handmade flowers I have in the vase. I've learned a little about it now, I'm sure it won't take that long to make the second vase.
The flowers are approximate 3 1/2" across. 

I bought the Silhouette files today to make this project; I used 3D peony, 3D Gerbera daisy, 3D large Mums, 3D 5 piece curvy vase. I used eight sheets of 12 x 12 inch patterned paper, lots of glue and a chop stick for rolling petals.
Finished height of vase 5 1/2" tall.

[Photo taken with my iPhone, this is how the flowers and vase looks in real life.]

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Handmade Flowers

I spent Friday afternoon and all day Saturday working on these flowers. The flowers were made with white card stock and my Cameo, I used spray inks and paints, they were curled, glittered and glued before adding bling.
The first photo was taken before adding Goosebumps spray to some of the flowers.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

My Handmade Paper Doll

Robyn Weinrib on Facebook gave a challenge using her commands; add music paper, old book page, paint, stamps, stencils, and then finish the foreground. 
I completed the background this morning. And then started on the foreground.

I designed my first paper doll and then dressed her with patterned paper. She was drawn with a pencil on old book page and to my surprise, she is almost the same size as many of my Julie Nutting doll stamps from my stash. I'm calling my paper doll; Karin. 
When I was 17 we wore hats to special occasions, the one I created here is similar to the one I wore to a tea. The dress and hat was made with Prima paper. The bling by Prima and Paper Studio. Flower was made with my Cameo. Stamps by Tim Holtz. Stencils by Retta and Crafters Workshop. Hair drawn with Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen. Archival black ink on stamped images and Alexander Art Gesso on the stencils. Vintage photo distress ink applied around the tag to finish.
Thanks for looking! And don't laugh too hard viewing my hand drawn paper doll. Love the background. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Little Girl with Stencil Background

This is my tag using stencils by Royal Inspirations by Retta with one of Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamps. I also used pen and ink well dies by Sizzlits. 
and a link to post over on Crafting with OWSE:

Monday, March 3, 2014

All Dressed Up

These new doll stamps can bring out the kid in you. 
This is Megan, she is one of the newest mixed media doll stamps by Julie Nutting. If you noticing something different, I replaced her boots for legs from another Julie Nutting's stamp called Strapless.

I used a portion of patterned paper for my card front. I used spray inks in pink and turquoise and then grunge the edges with distress ink.
The stamped quote, border stamp and braided thread were also used on this card front. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tropical Travelogue

Are you ready to go to warm beaches or sunny poolside! It was a minus 11 wind chill while I was working on my tag today! We are expecting snow and ice later today. I got out my stamps that reminded me of warmth. I made my doll stamped image with a dark tan.
I made this tag using one of the patterned papers from Prima ledger pad. I used a Julie Nutting doll image from her new line of stamps. The girl image was enlarged due to being too small for me to work with. I like this size much better. She is from the set called Lots of Love. I cut away the portion where she holding an envelope.
I used several distress ink along with archival ink on background tag. Watercolors and oil pastels were along used on the doll stamp. Patterned paper from stash was used for her dress top. Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue stamp set #1 was inked with archival black ink on background.