Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sept Tag of the Month

Is anybody still around? It feels like forever since I've blogged. We've been to Japan and fulfilled my mother-in-laws last wish which was for us to take her back home when she passed away. So she is interred with her family and we hope she is at peace.  

I got my fingers inky for the first time in almost 3 weeks today. Had to play along with Tim's tag for Sept. Even though it's still approaching 90 every day here in FL, I am dreaming of cooler days and turning leaves. The Japanese Maple trees were already turning when we got to see the Imperial Gardens in Kyoto. A truly once in a lifetime experience that will leave you in awe if you ever have the chance to see them. So I sort of took my inspiration from that! I followed Tim's directions, but instead of butterflies adorning my tag, I went with falling leaves. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III -Stamps and Framelets

Two weeks just f-l-e-w by! We are still playing in the book by Tim Holtz  and our hostess is the fabulous Linda Ledbetter, And our sponsor is Inspiration Emporium who is supplying a winner with a $50 gift card!

This week our challenge is on page 63. It's Tim's fabulous Stamps and Framelets set. I decided to get started on my Christmas decorations. I used one of Tim's burlap panels as my starting point. I distressed the edges with some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I added some Festive Berries Distress Glitter to Multi Medium and applied it thru Tim's new Festive stencil. There's also a bit of shimmer from Perfect Pearls. My ribbon was dyed with Iced Spruce. 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

12 tags of 2010-August

It's time once again for Tim's 12 tags of 2014. You can find his sample tag here.

I wanted to play with Dina's All The Gals stamp set, so that was my starting point. I used a few of the words from the stamp set as well. I used the film strip to highlight one of the words. 

My fingers are inky and I am happy!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III-Faded Layers

It's time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities III, hostessed by the wonderful Linda Ledbetter on her blog. You can find all the details here. As always, we are working out of the book of the same name by Tim Holtz . And this week our sponsor is The Funkie Junkie and they are providing a $25 gift certificate to one lucky player.

This challenge is on page 58 if you are following along.

I started by making my tag according to Tim's directions in the book. I LOVE his Bigz Butterfly die, so I decided to use it again for this project. I also added some greenery and one of Tim's bows. 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Compenduim of Curiosoties III-Painted Industrial

It's time once again for the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge. Our hostess is Linda Ledbetter.  We are, as always, working out of Tim's book of the same name. Our sponsor this week is Inspiration Emporium and one lucky player will win a $50 gift card! This week's challenge can be found on page 46 if you're playing along. And you really should be if you aren't!

I had so much fun with last week's challenge using the burlap panel that I decided I'd incorporate another into this week's challenge as well. I saw this quote somewhere in my Internet travels and liked it, so I used the bird and did this week's technique on it. 


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Altered Burlap Panel

It's time once again for Compendium of Curiosities III! Our wonderful hostess, Linda Ledbetter has all the details along with the design team's contribution. We are following along in the book by Tim Holtz.This week our sponsor is The Funkie Junkie and they will be giving one lucky player a $25 shopping spree.

This week's technique can be found on page 37, Altered Burlap Panel. And as always, I can't tell you how I did it, but I can share a couple of things. I was blown away by Paula Cheney's blog tutorial on making ginormous flowers with Tim's  Jumbo Tattered Florals Die. I bought it and the new Butterfly die and embossing folder combo last weekend at StampFest Orlando and decided that was where I was starting with my panel. I love the technique of the flowers and will be using it again! I decided my butterfly needed to be a monarch and colored it with Distress Markers. 


July tag of the month

Time for a new tag of the month! You can see Tim's fabulous sample here.  I don't have a couple of the things he used, so I just went my own way. I don't have the dies to cut the Nautical Blueprints, but I DO have the stamps, so I stamped and cut mine out. Decided to go with the shell instead of the seahorse. I also don't have shrink plastic, but I DO have a bubbles stamp, so I stamped the background with the bubbles. It's faint and if I had it to do over, I might do it in a darker blue, but I'm ok with it! I also used some of my Graphic 45 By The Sea paper for the shells along the bottom. Some are popped up with foam tape. I really loved the homemade sand technique that Tim shared this month! That was fun to do!!