Saturday, April 26, 2014

Handbags by Jo

Navy Blue with pink and white trim

This is my mother, she has made over 60 handbags since February. These are a few of her bags, she makes them with duck cloth and canvas. Each are lined, one pocket and magnetic closures. Some have fabric handles some have purchased handles. Mother also makes slouch bags. 
This is my beautiful mother Jo, she is 88 years young. She is active everyday and busy making handbags. 
Pink and White

Brown and cream

Black and white

Black and white

Let me know if you would like my mother to make you a handbag. Her prices range from $25. to $40. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Mixed Media Doll Tag

This is my newest mixed media doll stamp by Julie Nutting. I feel like a kid again playing with my doll stamps, this is Natalie. She was inked with Archival black ink on 140 lb watercolor paper and then I had fun dressing her with designer paper by Prima. 

Tag size: 4" x 8"

Natalie doll cling stamp and designer paper by Prima
Tissue paper and stencil by Tim Holtz
Distress inks by Tim Holtz 
Archival black ink by Ranger
140 lb watercolor paper by Strathmore
Goosebumps spray
 Cameo used to make flower
Spray by Heidi Swapp on flower
 Bling, watercolors and butterfly tissue tape from Hobby Lobby
14 point Manila folder for tag
Rubber stamp; unknown

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Sharing a big tag that I made for Crafting with OWSE blog.  This is a Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamped image with Tim Holtz tissue tape,  Dylusions stamp, Stencils by Retta, designer paper and flower stamp from my stash. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thinking of You

Love how this big tag turned out. I used designer paper on tag as well as the dress on my Julie Nutting paper doll stamped image. I used Prima doll flowers and Tim Holtz stamped images for the quote. The paper ribbon stamped image was inked in black and added to tag before adding Tim Holtz stamped image quote. Tim's stamp is from #155 set. Coloring on doll image was made with my watercoloring.
Bling was added to flower centers.
The fibers on top are from the edge of a piece of fabric I made into a handbag. It had fibers in gold, black and grey and was perfect for this tag.

Monday, April 7, 2014

More Handmade Flowers with Paper Vases

These are a few more vases with handmade flowers I made recently with my Cameo from Silhouette new cutting files and 12 x 12" card stock I purchased at Joann's and Tuesday Morning.
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mixed Media Collage

I love how this turned out! My newest stamp set is a "Face in the Crowd" cling mount set by Dina Wakley. After viewing one of her new CHA 2014 videos, I created this piece. 
Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz: quote stamp, distress paint and distress ink applied with foam applicator tool. 
Heidi Swapp color shine sprays.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ April

After viewing Tim's gorgeous Tag for April 2014;
I couldn't wait to set down to make a tag using Tim Holtz techniques and supplies from my stash.
I made the tissue tape background on a manila tag using Tim's technique; it was so pretty, I didn't want to cover it up. Next, I die cut Tim's ornate frame with chipboard and then painted it with distress paints and distress inks as Tim shares.

I made a photo copy of my oldest sister Patsy giving me a pump/ride on her bicycle. The cars behind us is my grandpa's car and our family car, woody jeep.

I used Tim's tattered pinecone die to make flowers, his stamps from #155 Simple Sayings for the quote and his tag die to make the manila tag.
His distress paints and distress inks were used on this tag. I wish the photo would pick up the coloring I added on our clothing, I used Tim's technique with a nib and distress inks.
Distress inks were used to color both seam binding ribbons.