Sunday, December 10, 2017

Joy, hope, & tinsel

Fun phrase!  It sounded really cute while I was having a cocktail yesterday... but it's still cute, right?

...just another tag I completed yesterday for coworkers... this one probably ought to go on a bottle of something...



I am having trouble covering up these backgrounds... looking at this now, I am thinking the saying could have been spread out a little more instead of scrunched at the bottom... but then it might cover the glorious poinsettias!

Supplies:
  • Library catalog card base coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through Tim Holtz's Poinsettia stencil
  • Dylusions spray in Vibrant Turquoise sprayed generously on the background.
  • DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush wiped loosely around the card, then I added it more heavily in the center of the poinsettias to accent the flowers.  LOVE the way this background turned out... makes my heart, like, burst.  Swooony-swoon...
  • Tim's Photobooth finds.  I snipped this woman out and smeared Distress alcohol ink mixative in Gold plus blending solution across the image for the vintage appearance and edged it with Frayed Burlap DI to conceal the white edges.
  • Image popped up with 3M adhesive foam.
  • Tim's Metallic Stickers in Holiday added.  I always add a little Glossy Accents to them to ensure they will stay on my more mixed-media backgrounds.
  •  Gold tinsel trim from The Dollar General last year hot-glued to bottom.
I'd like to share this one at the following challenges:



Let the merrymaking begin

Here's another tag of the handful I am working on for coworkers...  one of the brighter ones!




Supplies:
  • Library catalog card base coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through Tim Holtz's Poinsettia stencil
  • Dylusions spray in Fresh Lime sprayed generously on the background.
  • Tim's paper doll added.  I colored her winter clothing with Distress alcohol ink in Red Pepper and Meadow and popped her up with 3M adhesive foam.
  • I had to add a bit of white Liquitex gesso to the background because this gal wasn't standing out enough on the green background.
  • ...then I also decided there needed to be a little snow, so I sprinkled some Shabby White Stampendous frantage and hit it with the heat gun on the reverse side.
  • Tim's Metallic Stickers in both the regular set and Holiday added.  I always add a little Glossy Accents to them to ensure they will stay on my more mixed-media backgrounds.  
  • Red tinsel trim from The Dollar General last year hot-glued to the bottom.

Seasons greetings, little boy...

Was hard to cover any of this gorgeous background up...

I made about eight backgrounds last week for tags for coworkers, and I'm chipping away to make them finished products. Here's one of them:



Angle #1...

Angle #2...

Angle #3!

Supplies and notes:

  • Library catalog card base coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through Tim Holtz's Poinsettia stencil
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist in Ethereal Emerald sprayed generously on the background
  • Tim's Photobooth finds.  I snipped this boy out and smeared Distress alcohol ink mixative in Gold plus blending solution across the image for the vintage appearance and edged it with Frayed Burlap DI to conceal the white edges.
  • Image mounted on old green cardstock, edged with Forest Moss DI, then wiped with a baby wipe.  This softened the paper enough to make it appear thicker, like a true mounting board.  The image was adhered directly to the cardstock, and the cardstock was popped up with 3M adhesive foam.
  • Tim's Metallic Stickers in Holiday added.  I always add a little Glossy Accents to them to ensure they will stay on my more mixed-media backgrounds.  I also snipped this one to give the banner-look.
  •  Tim's mini greenery dies used to cut Tim's metallic craft-core paper.  These bits sucked under the frame.
  • Jingle bells from my stash just hot-glued and held upside down so they still jingle!  

That's it for this guy!

I'll share him at the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SOS: I like to move it, move it!

Here we are... December!

This week at Shopping Our Stash the challenge is I like to move it, move it... we are encouraging craft hoarders to reduce their stash with us and create a card (or project) with a moving element, such as a shaker, a wobbler, or googly eyes... you get the idea!

The is the second shaker I've ever made...




Supplies and notes:
  • Front panel of shaker is Prima acetate from 2008, inked with Distress alcohol ink in Pink Sherbert and Meadow
  • 3M foam tape used to adhere the Prima panel to white watercolor paper, with stash sequins (at least three years old) inside.
  • Black frame measured and cut from basic cardstock; corners snipped with a basic hole punch.  Frame then rubbed with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush.
  • K & Company green trim (five years old) added to the inner edges of the shaker frame, adhered with spray adhesive.  I didn't notice they were crooked until I posted the pictures!  Ewww... see the top left corner of the shaker frame?  Yucky...
  • K & Company adhesive bling from years ago added to the top of the shaker.
  • Tim's paper dolls
  • Roses from my stash
  • Tim's Chit-Chat stickers
  • Card base stamped with a Prima crackle stamp inked with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Ranger EP in Princess Gold.
  • The corners of the card base were also snipped with a regular hole punch.
Just to get you on the mood:

Haha!  Now go on over to Shopping Our Stash for some awesome ideas... then join in the fun!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy Howlidays, 2017

This is the holiday card for our local veterinary office:


HERE is a hound holiday card from 2015, and HERE'S another one.  I thought I made some in 2016 but I guess not... time flies.

Supplies:

  • Hand-carved stamp of Millie inked with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black on a scrap of white paper (I think it's a scrap of Cansom MM paper)
  • Paper inked with DOx in Candied Apple and Lucky Clover through Tim's Poinsettia stencil
  • Tinsle trim from The Dollar General last year hot-glued to the base
  • I wrote the sentiment with a Faber Castell Pitt
I told the gals at the vet's office that this is like the "ugly sweater" of holiday cards!  So gaudy!


I'll share this hound card at the following challenges:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Keep Calm tag

You could say this tag has been in the works for years...


Supplies and notes:

  • The plaid background was made last year or the year before
  • The trees were added (cut with Tim's treeline die) after the initial background was made, but some time after, and at least a year ago (doesn't that sound like Common Core math?!)
  • The deer was stamped on kraft and cut with a die by Hampton Art
  • Twine from my stash
I'd like to share this with Tag Tuesday.

Trying to look innocent...

Boys in the show seldom look innocent...

Supplies:

  • Library catalog card background designed with a Heidi Swapp stencil and Ken Oliver Color Bursts
  • Tim's laurel die-cut (I think outs from a Bigz called Regal Crest...) cut from some of Tim's paper
  • Aleene's snow added
  • The boys are paper dolls from Tim's Christmas pack
  • Sentiment from an old book
I'll give this to a friend's with boys... she'll love it!

Let's share this at the following:

Oh my stars

I made this with the current Simon Says Stamp on Monday challenge in mind:

(This image shows the stars better)

Supplies:
  • Library card base (bonus points... cuz... look at the book title...)
  • Tim's Poinsettia stencil used with Ken Oliver's Color Bursts
  • Evergreen Bough DI blended at the bottom-right as a backdrop for the girl
  • The girl is from Tim's Christmas paper doll collection
  • Tim's Metallic holiday quotations
  • Twine from my stash
  • The stars are puffy stickers bought this year at Target in the dollar section
Like I said, I'll share this at Simon Says Stamp on Monday for their Star Light, Star Bright challenge.  I'll also share at Watercooler Wednesday with their AG challenge... just found them so it is convenient that it's an AG so I can play.

Cheers!

Llama la la la...

I do love llamas...


Supplies:

  • Llama stamp inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black on Canson MM paper
  • Color Bursts applied on multiple stages
  • Llama panel mounted to a scrap of metallic packaging... this scrap was the EXACT PERFECT SIZE! Love when that happens!💝
  • Black trim from Michael's
  • Holly cut from Tim's mini greenery dies and inked with Lucky Clover DOx
  • Ruby Red Liquid Pearls added for the holly berries
I'll share this at the following challenges:

Tree lot (Funkie Junkie tag #9)

...doesn't this remind you of night-time at a Christmas tree lot? "How's this one, honey?"

(This shows the texture...)

(This shows the shimmer...)


Supplies:
  • Library catalog card base coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through a Heidi Swapp stencil
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang spray in a dark blue (I'll update the color tomorrow)
  • Raised parts rubbed with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Brilliant Turquoise
  • Liquitex gesso watered down and splattered for the snowy sky, and rubbed at the bottom for the ground
  • Tim's Christmas paper dolls dude with tree added; tree painted with alcohol ink in Meadow
  • Tim's Metallic holiday quotations added at bottom (with a little extra Glossy Accents to hold it)
  • Metallic hemp added to top

I'd like to share this add the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Holiday Grumplings

OMG, these guys are my fave... I feel 'em:




Supplies and notes:
  • Taylored Expressions Grumpling and sentiments inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • Additional ground drawn with a Microm 02... would have liked the 03, but my 03 exploded over the summer...
  • Grumplings shaded with Spectrum Noir pen in IG1 and colored with Sharpies
  • Stormy Sky DI as the- ahem- stormy sky.  Water splatter provided snowy storm look.
  • Scrap papers from my stash added as mats
  • Snowflake rhinestones on the first card found at the dollar store last month
  • Second card's black dots are Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite
I'll share these at the following challenges:

SOS: Snow much fun

Hello, and happy Tuesday!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, our hostess Alica is encouraging us to have Snow Much Fun... that is, create a project that has anything to do with snow!  Easy, right?  At Shopping Our Stash, remember, the idea is to use the craft items you have in your stash, or even hoarding... come on, we all do it!  So find those old snowflake stamps, snowman stickers, snowy designer paper, etc., and join the fun!

Here is my project:
(Click for details... I'm having poor luck with images lately!)




Supplies:
  • The snowy background panel was on my desk, made a week prior, using Tim's new snowflake stamps in water over DOx in Salty Ocean for a ghosting effect.
  • The panel behind it was just a scrap of white splattered with Salty Ocean DOx
  • Tree line die by Tim (a couple years old and have hardly used this year) used to cut vellum... I think this vellum could be 15-20 years old.
  • Vintage seam binding from my stash
  • Snowflake gems found last month at a dollar store
  • Sentiment from Tim's Quotations layered on some stashed silver packaging
For some inspiration, go on back to Shopping Our Stash and visit my teammates!  

Monday, November 27, 2017

Watercolor wishes

Made this for a friend whose child is having surgery this week:


Supplies:
  • DI in Shaded Lilac, Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw, and Evergreen Bough inked onto my craft mat and sprayed with water to paint with
  • Strathmore watercolor paper
  • Finetec watercolor used for sentiment
  • Making Memories paper distresser used at the edges of the watercolro panel
That's it! 

I'd like to share this with Simon Says Stamp on Monday: Star Light, Star Bright.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

12 Tags of Xmas #7

Here is my tag #7 for The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Xmas:



And here is Linda's inspiring tag:

I was inspired by the blue and green plaid base, the bold white flower, and the blue and green seam binding.  It's so interesting that with all of those things generally in common, my tag is so different!

Supplies:

  • Library card base 
  • Monoprint using Tim's mini Argyle stencil inked with Chipped Sapphire and Pine Needles DIs
  • Poinsettia stamp by STAMPlorations inked with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Stamp-n-stuff in Winter Wonderland
  • Poinsettia then accented with Finetec gold watercolor
  • Vintage seam binding from my stash
  • Tim's Metallic holiday quotations

12 Tags of Xmas #8

Here is my tag for The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Xmas inspiration challenge, tag #8




...and here is Linda's tag:

I took inspiration from Linda's colors and general layout, plus the snowflakes in the background.  Linda's tag for this week is gorgeous-- mine is like the simple sister!

Supplies:

  • Library card base stamped with one of Tim's snowflakes using Distress Embossing Ink and Stampendous pearly white EP
  • Base then smooshed in Stormy Sky and Shaded Lilac DIs and edged with Frayed Burlap
  • The pink banner was cut from scrap Canson MM paper and smooshed in Worn Lipstick DI, then affixed with Recollections brads
  • Seam binding originally silvery-taupe, inked with Mushroom alcohol ink and silver mixative
  • Tim's mini greenery dies cut from his metallic cardstock and inked with alcohol ink in Mushroom
  • Tim's found relative cut with Fiskars Deckle scissors and inked at edges with Martha Stewart's liquid gilding