Thursday, May 21, 2015

Something Old, Something New...

Something Borrowed, Something Blue. NO! I am NOT getting married again! Once is plenty! I waited for the right one and John is stuck with me!

Actually, that is the challenge given to us by Coby this week on the Stampotique Designers Challenge. This is challenge 196.

For my "Old", I used some old dictionary paper. My "New" is the newest stamp I own. It's from the 2 lbs of rubber that we got when we were in Las Vegas last month at Viva Las Vegas Stamps. My "Borrowed" is a few washers I borrowed from John's extensive "collection" (you KNOW we have to have multiples of every size known to man!) in the garage! And my "Blue" is the background. I used Tim Holtz's new Mermaid Lagoon for the background. So beautiful! I used some Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel on the blue parts. I love the shimmer it gives! The mermaid was colored using Twinkling H2O's and Silks. I also used a few blue Dew Drops to simulate bubbles rising to the surface. 


Friday, May 15, 2015

Stampotique Challenge 195

Karen Hayselden recently accepted me into the Stampotique Originals Rubberstamping group on FaceBook. Every week, a design team member has a challenge. This week for Challenge 195, Arwen McCullen challenged us to use a human body and an animal head to make our creation. What fun! 

For my tag,I used Roc Nicholas' Bird Lady, Pony Tail and Feline stamps and also Daniel Torrente's Underwhere stamp. 

I had so much fun making the human body/animal head combo, plus, I DID have that leftover animal body and human head that I did an additional tag.


Monday, May 4, 2015

12 Tags of 2015-May

It's time once again for the 12 tags of 2015! You can go to Tim's blog post  to see his fabulous creation!

I needed a few manly tag/cards,  so I went in a different direction than Tim's. I used some of Tim's new Deco Sheets to make my sentiment in place of the flowers. Otherwise, I followed along with pretty much everything else he demonstrated with his tag. 


Saturday, April 4, 2015

12 Tags of 2015-April

Another month, another tag!

Tim's got another fabulous tag for April and while I don't have any of the Thinlets dies (yet) I still managed to come up with a pretty close copy!

I used some gems and stars to decorate and a sentiment from the Small Talk collection, and it's hard to tell, but there is Stickles on the flower centers.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

12 tags of 2015-March

March? How can it be? 2015 just started and we are three months in. Time marches on. 

Playing along again with Tim and his gorgeous tag using lots of new products. I don't have the Gold Embossing Powder that he used, so I used the Copper Embossing Powder I DO have! I am diggin' how the embossing powder also stuck to the tissue tape! I had a ticket laying on my craft table, so I ripped it in half and added it to the bottom of my tag after inking the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink. This was a fun tag! I think I may do a few more using this technique. 


Monday, February 2, 2015

12 tags of 2015-February

Playing along again with 12 tags of 2015 with Tim. I changed up a few things. He used a piece of heavy felt for the heart, which I didn't have, so instead I used a piece of woven burlap-y material. Used my new Janome sewing machine to sew some stitches on the heart.I also used some waxed linen thread to attach the heart to the arrow instead of the wire like Tim did. I added a few rub-ons too!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities III-Distress Watercoloring Part 2

January's not even over and the year is already flying past! Can't believe it's been two weeks since the last CofC challenge!

This time over at Linda's we are watercoloring and you really need to go see what the Curiosity Crew has done with this challenge! Yep! We've gone back to our kindergarten days and are coloring. But with Distress! And you know by now that I can't tell you HOW we do it. You gotta go to Tim's and get your own copy of his fabulous book so you too can do these wonderful techniques! Speaking of Tim, he and Mario have put together a wonderful gift box for one lucky player. And The Funkie Junkie is providing a shopping spree for another lucky player.

I decided to do Valentine's Day with some traditional and non-traditional colors. And with CHA happening last week and all of the Ranger designers in the house at the Convention Center in Aneheim, CA, I decided to pay homage to all with this challenge. So there is a little of Dina, Dyan, Tim and Wendy (in alphabetical order!) on my tag. I used Dyan's Spray Inks for my base. Then I used some Wendy Translucent Embossing Paste thru Tim's Hearts stencil. Dina's Collaged Hearts stamps using the  Distress watercolor technique and a rogue,  Roc Nicholas Stacked Love stamp also done in the Distress watercolor technique. A few Chit-Chat stickers (highlighted with Diamond Stickles!), an enameled tag with remnant rubs (I "borrowed" Candy's technique and scratched away some of the parts of the remnant rubs before I rubbed them on the enameled tag) and some black Fude Ball highlighting around the hearts complete my tag.