Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year Tag

Hi Friends:  Today's post is a Happy New Years tag.  It's based on the techniques from the Tim Holtz tag for December and has a New Year's theme of celebration, inspiration, and looking forward to the coming year. Please see below for process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a super day and Happy New Year!





Process:
I started with a plain manila tag as my base.  I used my Tags and Bookplates die to cut a tag shape from some burlap paper and glued it to the front of the tag.  I used the Burlap and Punches technique with the Harlequin layering stencil and Hickory Smoke stain to add the pattern to the burlap, then sprayed it with a bit of Heirloom Gold for some shimmer.  I cut a strip of black cardstock and used the ShadowPress technique with the Shadowpress Station, Versamark ink, and some gold embossing powder to deboss the word and create the enamel shadow.  I added some Chit Chat stickers to finish the title, then layered it over some recycled cardboard that I heat embossed with the gold powder. For Tim's tiles, I used some Harlequin embossed Grungeboard shapes from my stash and heat embossed them with the same gold embossing powder.  I cut some strips of star paper from my stash of Tim's Motif resist papers, colored them with some Black Soot distress ink, and layered them over my tile shapes, then added the star, metal word, tag, and the numbers cut from the Ruler Ribbon and attached them to the tag.   I added the monocle with a swivel clasp - it is attached to the tag with the jump ring that I removed from the monocle.  To finish, I used the Hickory Smoke stain to color some baker's twine, then attached it to the top of the tag.  So much fun!

Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
Tim Holtz December Tag

Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIRRORED STARS (SSS)
Manila Tag (SSS)
Distress Inks (SSS):  Black Soot
Distress Stains (SSS):  Hickory Smoke
Motif Resist Paper Stash by Tim Holtz Idea-ology (Amazon)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Angel Layout

Hi Friends:  Today's post is layout about our tradition of using a Christmas angel to top our Christmas tree.  When we were first married, we bought an angel to top our tree.  But, when my mom passed last year, I inherited the angel that we had used on our tree when I was a child, so we replaced our angel with this favorite angel from my past.  I know I seem to ALWAYS use blue, but the colors matched the blue of the angel's robe, and represent winter to me, so I just had to use them.  Because of the shine in the foil and the glitter title, the camera just won't capture the beautiful shimmer of the background, but it's truly gorgeous in person.  Please see below for photos, process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a super day and Merry Christmas!





Process:
I prepped my background page with gesso, and made my own stencil with scrap cardstock and a snowflake die.  I used iridescent medium to emboss the snowflakes onto the background, then sprayed the background with various colors of blue LSG sprays, letting them drip around the snowflakes.  I added some random stamping around the page for interest.  For my Christmas trees, I cut them from plain white cardstock and from silver foil paper.  For the white trees, I used fiber paste and glass bead glitter gel to add texture, then I wrapped them with silver wire strung with blue seed beads. I used foil to cut a trellis accent around my photo, then added some doilies around the photo.  I wanted to mimic the tinsel on our tree (seen at the bottom of the photo), so I added some tinsel twine around the photo.  I placed the trees around the photo, mounting some with foam backing for dimension and others directly to the background.  I die-cut the word Christmas from silver foil paper and added it with some silver glitter foam letters for my title.  For the added texture and interest around the background, I used gesso, more LSG sprays and glass bead glitter gel to create a wintery, snowy shine.  And there's a bit of brushed pewter paint around the edges.  This was lots of fun to create.

Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
Winter Wishes

More Than Words: Traditions and Handmade
Mixed Media Monthly:  Merry and Bright

HLS Mixed Media:  ATG


























Supplies Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Blue Hawaiian Blue, Bachelor Button Blue, Hydrangea Blue
Tsukineko IRIDESCENT BLUE CREATIVE MEDIUM Texture Paste (SSS)
Faber-Castell GLASS BEAD GLITTER GEL (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS Craft Dies (SSS)
Archival Jet Black Ink (SSS)
Prima Flowers WIRE NET Finnabair Clear Stamp (SSS)
DCWV Foil Paper (Amazon)
Golden Fiber Paste (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Distress Paint BRUSHED PEWTER (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology SILVER TINSEL TWINE (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix TRELLIS Frameworks Die (SSS)
Making Memoris Sticker Glitter Foam Alpha - Silver
DCWV The Christmas Stack paper pad
We R Memory Keepers A Little Note stamp
Sizzix Snowflake 2 die and Christmas Tree 2 die
Other:  Doilies, seed beads, wire


Monday, December 12, 2016

CYP - Winter Wonderland Tag

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog, where the challenge is Always Anything Goes, and any handcrafted items are welcome.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, All Dressed Up Stamps, to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a winter wonderland tag using the lovely digital stamp called Christmas Deer.  As always with my mixed media projects, this was lots of fun to create.



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CYP blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Process:
I printed the digital stamp onto smooth white cardstock and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I used a white gel pen to color the white spots on the deer and a touch of Glossy Accents on her nose, then I fussy-cut her so I could add her to the tag.  For the tag, I started by adding white crackle paste to the entire background.  Once dry, I created my own snowflake stencil using some snowflake punches and cardstock, then I used the stencil with some blue iridescent Creative Medium to add snowflakes around the tag.  I used my LSG sprays to color the entire tag - spraying them around the tag and dripping colors to let them run around the snowflakes.  I wanted a bit more color, so I used some gelatos and rubbed them into the cracks from the crackle paste.  I used the Gilded Christmastime remnant rubs to add some words in the background, then added some gems to the snowflake centers.  For the ground, I added some glass bead glitter gel to make the snow sparkle and shine; I love the effect!  The snowflake brad was more beige than white, so I painted it with some of the silver 3D stamp paint to get the color I wanted, then attached it over the flower atop the deer's head.  I attached the deer to the tag with foam squares, then added the Winter Wonderland title using the Holiday Talk stickers.  To finish, I added some fibers and a snowflake charm at the top of the tag.

Challenges: (Please click on the caption for the link)
SSS Monday Challenge - Let There Be Snow
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Ice Inspiration
















Berry71bleu: Winter Wonderland

Supplies Used:
Christmas Deer digital stamp by All Dressed Up Stamps
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Azure Sea Asters, Hydrangea Blue, Frenchy's Pink Pouf
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): GB8, EB1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN7, IG5, IG10, CR2, blender
Tsukineko IRIDESCENT BLUE CREATIVE MEDIUM Texture Paste (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology GILDED CHRISTMASTIME Remnant Rubs (SSS)
Manila Tag (SSS)
Faber-Castell Gelatos (SSS):  Cotton Candy, Metallic Grape, Metallic Silver, Iced Rose, Guava
Making Memories Noel brads (snowflake)
Other:  Fibers, snowflake punches, cardstock, gems, foam squares, snowflake charm

Sunday, December 11, 2016

CWWC - Christmas Penguins Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Christmas.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Sasayaki Glitter, to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this challenge is a card using the super cute digital image called Christmas Penguins.



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!  Merry Christmas!


Process:
I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  For some extra Christmassy shimmer, I added some glitter pen to the stars, ornaments, hearts, and flower centers.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink, then added a mirrored star to the top of the tree.  I added the background paper to the card base and put some silver glitter ribbon along the edge.  For the focal image, I double matted it and added it to the card base with fun foam.


Supplies Used:
Christmas Penguins digital stamp by Sasayaki Glitter
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIRRORED STARS (SSS)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear, blue
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): Tree - JG2, JG4, JG7; Boxes - BT1, BT2, BT3, T4, TB3, IB1, IB2, IB3; Penguins - IG1, IG2, IG5, IG6, IG8, OR1, GB3; blender
Papers from a free gift from a stamping magazine (they were just the colors I had in mind!)
DCWV Foil Paper
Christmas in Mulberry Wood stamp set (sentiment)
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
Other:  ribbon, fun foam, A7 card base

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Follow Your Bliss

Hi Friends:  Today I'm sharing a new layout of my Mom and Dad's wedding.    Although their wedding was over 50 years ago, I absolutely love this photo - my mom and dad look so happy.  To create the layout, I used something old (the papers and Prima flowers), something new (lace), something borrowed (the photo),  and something blue (papers, LSG sprays). As with all my mixed media projects - this was tons of fun to create.  Please see below for process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a great day & remember to follow your bliss!


Detail Photos:




Process:
I prepped my background paper with clear gesso, then used the blue Creative Medium and a heart stencil to add texture.  For more texture, I used my sewing machine and stitched around all the edges. I added the blue LSG sprays to add some teture and varation to the color of the background papers. To frame the photo, I used a Blue Fern chipboard frame with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I also embossed the 2 chipboard pieces and title with the same embossing powder.  I added the framed photo to the page, along with the chipboard pieces.  I glued the lace and added some pearl gems to the scallop centers.  I colored several of the flowers with the same LSG sprays and added the blue and white flowers around the photo.  I selected the word "magical" from the Chit Chat stickers and added it in the center of the chipboard  accent.  I added beads around the word, then added various heart and floral charms as shown.  I finished with some white gesso and blue splatters throughout.


Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
Berry71Bleu:  Navy is My Neutral
Blue Fern Studios: Use Blue Fern Title
More Than Words: Special / Something Blue


















Supplies:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Blue Hawaiian Blue, Hydrangea Blue, Bachelor Button Blue, TiffanyLou Blue
DCWV Stencil (Heart)
Recollections Detail Embossing Powder - Snow
Recollections Flowers
Prima Flowers - Innoscence 2
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard:  Ironwork Accents, Postage Frames, Follow Your Bliss title
MME Papers
Other:  gems, lace, brads, charms, glass beads/microbeads

Monday, November 28, 2016

CYP - Winter Hi

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog, where the challenge is Always Anything Goes, and any handcrafted items are welcome.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Sasayaki Glitter, to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a winter hello card using the digital stamp Winter Peggy.



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CYP blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Process:
I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some glitter brush pen to the snow on the ground.  I cut my background papers to fit the A2 card base and image then sewed them with my sewing machine.  I added the baker's twine to the center panel and attached the papers to my card base.  For added dimension, I used foam squares to pop the focal panel off the page.  I cut the sentiment from the same papers and added it to the focal panel - I used a gem to dot the "i" because I somehow lost that little tiny paper dot.  LOL.  I used some Glossy Accents on the "U" in the background paper, then finished off with some star sequins.

Supplies Used:
Winter Peggy digital stamp from Sasayaki Glitter
MME Follow Your Heart Paper Pad (Amazon)
Paper Smooches HELLO WORDS Wise Dies (SSS)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon):   Clothes:  BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4, LY1, LY2, LY3, GB11, IG2, IG4, IG5, IG6, CG1, BGR1; Skin/Hair:  FS1, FS2, FS3, CR3, EB3, EB5, DB8, IG10; Other: T1, IG1, Blender
Prism Smooth White Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine - Pool Party
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Other:  A2 card base, sewing machine, sequins, foam squares, gems

Sunday, November 27, 2016

CWWC - Adorable Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Bingo using this card:



Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, DevilCaitDesigns, to see all of her wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a card using the lovely digital stamp called Angie.  She is very easy to color and add to any of your creations.  My Bingo is Pearl / Frame / Lace:


I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Process:
I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers, then fussy cut her.  I added some glitter brush pen to her lips.  I sewed around the edge of the background papers, then glued the papers to my card base, with a layer of lace along the top and bottom edges.  I used Versamark ink on the chipboard and heat embossed using LSG embossing powders that matched the papers.  I added the frame to the card, then added the image to the center with foam squares.  I cut the Adorable sentiment from the same papers with a ticket punch, inked the edges, and attached with foam squares.  To finish, I added the pearls on the edges and as jewelry accents on the focal image.

Supplies Used:
Angie digital stamp from DevilCaitDesigns
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon):  TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, FS1, FS2, FS3, IG1, TB3, CR4
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder (Amazon): Hibiscus Rose Orange, Stardust Candy Rose
MME Follow Your Heart Paper Pad (Amazon)
Versamark Ink Pad (SSS)
Techno Squares chipboard frame by Blue Fern Studios
Colorbox Brown Chalk Ink (Amazon)
Eyelet Outlet Pink Pearl gems
Prism Smooth White Cardstock
Other:  Lace, A7 card base, sewing machine/thread, heat gun, foam squares, ticket punch


Monday, November 21, 2016

Merry Happy Christmas

Hi Friends:  Today's post is a quick Christmas card using a Christmas Moose stamp from my stash. Since we saw snow flurries here on Saturday - it's definitely feeling more like Christmas these days! Have a super day and Happy Thanksgiving!



Process:
Stamp the image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir markers and glitter brush pen.  Stamp the sentiments onto white cardstock, cut into tag shape, add eyelets to corner, then add dimension with Glossy Accents.  Add Glossy Accents to moose eyes and bows on packages.  Trim papers to fit the card base and stamped image panel.  Add 3 strips of baker's twine to the base panel, then attache to card base.  Use the ticket punch on the corners of the stamped panel and its layers, edge with chalk ink, the use fun foam to pop the panel up from the bottom layer.  Finish by adding the sentiment tags with a small piece of baker's twine.

Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Christmas Critters
Simon Monday Challenge - Trio-Tastic
3 Stamps + 3 Strands Bakers Twine
















Supplies Used:
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon):  TN3, TN4, TN5, TN7, TN8, EB8, TB1, TB2, TB3, TB9, BGR1, CT4, GB5, DR1, DR3, DR5, DR7, DG2, CG4, Blender
Colorbox Brown Chalk Ink (Amazon)
Prism smooth white cardstock
Trimcraft - The Night Before Christmas paper pack
Other:  A2 card base, baker's twine, ticket corner punch, eyelets

Friday, November 18, 2016

Noel Tag

Hi Friends:  I liked the techniques from my recent Thanks tag so much that I created this Noel tag with the same process - pretty cool that the theme and colors create such a different effect even though I used the same basic process.  Please see below for photos, process, challenges, and supplies. Have a super day!


Detail to show the glimmer on the snowman:





Process:
I started with a plain manila tag and used the Remnant Rub Resist technique to create the background, using the Distress Stains listed below.  To add more texture, I stitched around the edges of the tag with my sewing machine.  I stamped the snowman onto watercolor paper with Archival Jet Black ink, cut it with the die, then colored it using the Dimensional Coloring technique and the Distress Inks listed.  I mounted it to the tag with fun foam, then added some Glossy Accents to the eyes, mouth, and hat band.  I used some red gems for the berries on his hat, and added some glitter pen to the entire snowman to get that shimmery look of the show.  The full photo captures the colors well, but washes out the glimmer on the snowman because of the shine of the silver remnant rub - the detail photo kind of shows the sparkle of the snowman, but it's really much prettier in person.  I die-cut the word "Noel" from cork paper, then layered it over some re-purposed corrugated paper that was died with Distress Stain - then added some silver star brads to the sides of the word.  I also died some Linen Ribbon with the Distress Stains, used a bit of blue/purple fibers from my stash, and tied them to the top of the tag.  I finished off with a Muse Token and a mini gear.


Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):

Tim Holtz - November Tag












Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MUSE TOKENS (SSS)
Manila Tag (SSS)
Archival Jet Black Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC ONE INCH TALL Thinlits Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI GEARS Sprockets (SSS)
Distress Stains (SSS):  Background:  Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire; Corrugate: Faded Jeans, Broken China
Distress Inks (SSS):  Aged Mahogany, Weathered Wood, Ripe Persimmon, Forest Moss, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Idea-ology LIFE QUOTES REMNANT RUBS (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology GILDED CHRISTMASTIME Remnant Rubs (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOTANICAL REMNANT RUBS (SSS)
Tim Holtz Snowman Blueprint (Sizzix)
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon)
DCWV Printed Cork Paper 6X6 pad
Other:  sewing machine, Sizzix Big Shot, watercolor paper, fibers, star brads

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Genuine Thanks Tag

Hi Friends:  Today's post is a Thanks tag to celebrate the Thanksgiving Season.  This was lots of fun to make.  Please see below for photos, process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a super day!




Process:
I started with a plain manila tag and used the Remnant Rub Resist technique to create the background, using the Distress Stains listed below.  To add more texture, I stitched around the edges of the tag with my sewing machine.  I stamped the leaf onto watercolor paper with Archival Jet Black ink, cut it with the matching die, then colored it using the Dimensional Coloring technique and the Distress Inks listed.  I mounted it to the tag with fun foam, then added some crazing medium and a thin layer of crackle paint to add more texture and make the leaf look a bit more aged.  I die-cut the word "Thanks" from cork paper, then layered it over some repurposed corrugated paper that was died with Distress Stain.  I also died some Linen Ribbon with the Distress Stains, used a bit of brown wired mesh from my stash, and tied them to the top of the tag.  I finished off with a Muse Token and a Trinket Pin.


Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
SSS Wednesday Challenge:  Thanks

SSS Monday Challenge:  Thanks
Challenge #30 - Color Inspiration


Tim Holtz - November Tag












Heartfelt Freedom Festivities - ATG










Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MUSE TOKENS (SSS)
Manila Tag (SSS)
Archival Jet Black Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC ONE INCH TALL Thinlits Die (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TRINKET PINS (SSS)
Distress Stains (SSS):  Background: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Forest Moss; Corrugate: Walnut Stain
Distress Inks (SSS):  Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint ROCK CANDY Distress Clear (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOTANICAL REMNANT RUBS (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits LEAF BLUEPRINT Wafer Thin Die & Stamp Set (SSS)
DCWV Printed Cork Paper 6X6 pad
Other:  wired mesh, sewing machine, Sizzix Big Shot

Monday, November 14, 2016

CYP - Water Fairy Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog, where the challenge is Always Anything Goes, and any handcrafted items are welcome.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, FabrikaFantasy, to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a card using the fabulous Water Fairy digital stamp.




I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CYP blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Process:
I printed the image onto white cardstock and colored her with my Colour Blend pencils, blended with gamsol.  I added some glitter brush pen to her wings, necklace, and dress.  I distressed the edges of the paper and sewed the edges of the center and corner panels, then glued the background papers to my card base.  I fussy cut the fairy and glued her to smaller panel and added it to the card using fun foam.  I stamped the sentiment onto another paper from the paper pack using Memento Tuxedo Black ink - the stamp is a single stamp, so I masked the upper and lower portions so that I could make 2 separate panels.  I finished with some gems on her necklace and the corners of the card.

Supplies Used:
Water Fairy digital stamp
Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils(Amazon)
Tim Holtz Edge Distresser (SSS)
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD (SSS)
Gamsol (SSS)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - Clear and Silver
Prima Madeline 6X6 paper pad
"Forget Not" stamp by Stampin' Up!
Other:  gems, sewing machine, white cardstock, A7 card base, fun foam

Sunday, November 13, 2016

CWWC - Muse Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Circles.  I simply used circles in my background papers, but you can interpret the challenge how you like, as long as you use Circles.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, DevilCaitDesigns, to see all of her wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a card using the lovely digital stamp called Angie.  She is very easy to color and add to any of your creations.



I hope that you are inspired by my card and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Process:
I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I cut the A2 base panel, sewed along the edges, sewed on the lace that was colored with LSG sprays, then glued the panel to my card base.  I used a small circle punch to cut some of the circles from the leftover paper and added them to the panel with pop dots.  I cut a doily die from another paper from the paper pack, sprayed with the Sterling spray, then added to the card center.  I fussy cut the focal image and used fun foam to pop her off the center of the doily.  I added some pearls for a necklace and earrings, then used the glitter brush pen on her lips and the circle punched shapes.  For more shine/texture, I covered the circle shapes with some glossy accents and fine glitter, and added some clear gems to other circles on the background panel.  I finished off with the Muse word stick.

Challenges Entered:
SSS Monday Challenge:  Shine Bright Like a Diamond


Supplies Used:
Angie digital stamp by DevilCaitDesigns
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Prism Smooth White cardstock
Tim Holtz Word Sticks (Amazon)
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die
Art Anthology STERLING Spray (SSS)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Shabby Turbine Teal and Time Travel Teal
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon):  Hair - GB2, GB5, GB8; Skin - FS1, FS2, FS3; Other - AB2, IG1, CR4
Basic Grey Out of Print 6x6 paper pad
Other:  A2 card base, lace, sewing machine, gems, ultra-fine glitter, circle punch, brad

Monday, October 31, 2016

1st Car Layout

Hi Friends:  I just scrap-booked my daughter's first car - what a change in our lives that was!  It was a truck, of course, because my husband thought it would keep her much safer.   I enjoyed creating this layout, even though it was years ago that she got that car - since I don't scrapbook chronologically (less stress that way), I don't feel behind!   Please see below for photos, process, challenges, and supplies.  Enjoy this blast from the past and have a super day!




Process:
I started with a blue background paper prepped with clear gesso and used creative medium with a stencil to add texture - I used the Treads stencil since it's a new car theme!  I sprayed with varying shades of blue LSG sprays to create my ombre background.  For more texture, I randomly stamped with a Prima text stamp using archival ink.  For the chipboard and wood pieces, I used Versamark ink and LSG & other embossing powders in various shades of blue to continue the ombre look.  I added the photo over a die-cut doily, then added the chipboard frame on top.  I found various shades of blue flowers, some colored with the LSG sprays, and arranged them around the picture.  The journaling tags were cut from ephemera pieces, and the title words are from Tim Holtz's alpha parts.  I found the mirrored banner and the license plate in my stash and added them as shown.  As with all my mixed media projects, this was lots of fun to create!

Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
Change And Ombre

Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Treads (SSS)
Alpha Parts - Ranson - Amazon
Flowers by:  Spareparts - The Paper Studio, Recollections, Prima
DCWV Adhesive Mirrors - Banners
MME All Things Boy Ephemera
Creative Medium - Iridescent Blue (SSS)
LSG Sprays (SSS):  Blue Hawaiian Blue, Azure Sea Asters, Hydrangea Blue, Bachelor Button Blue
Embossing Powders:  LSG Hydrangea Blue Mauve, Stamp-n Stuff Blue Embossing Tinsel, Stamp-n Stuff Pacific Blue
Archival Jet Black Ink (SSS)
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard - Postage Frames (Amazon)
Basic Grey - Hey Boy metal stickers
Papers:  MME, black cardstock
Tonic Studios - Trellis Circle die
Momenta Wood gears
Liquitex Clear Gesso (Amazon)

CYP - One of A Kind Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog, where the challenge is Always Anything Goes, and any handcrafted items are welcome.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Rick St. Dennis, to see all of his wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a card using the digital stamp Ascot Hat.



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CYP blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!


Process:
I printed the image onto Spectrum Noir cardstock and colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I fussy cut her and added her to a die cut shape cut from the Prima papers.  I trimmed the Prima papers to fit the card base, distressed the edges, and edged them with Black Soot ink.  Before gluing them to the card base, I added some sheer black ribbon to the center panel.  I added a black bow to the bottom and pink gems to the edges of the center panel.  On the focal panel, I added feathers and a charm to adorn her hat, small gems for her earring, and a bit of SN glitter pen to the flowers in her hair and dress.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and attached as shown.

Note:  I made the layered bow with my Bow-It-All - it really does help me to make lovely bows - it's hard to see it in the photo, but it is multi-layered and very fluffy!

Challenges Entered (Click on caption for link):
Anything Goes


Supplies Used:
Ascot Hat Digital Stamp by Rick St. Dennis
Distress Ink - Black Soot (SSS)
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon):  skin - FS1, FS2, FS3, CR3; dress/hat - CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR6, LV3, HB1, HB2, HB3, TB3, OR1, CG3, CG4, IG1, IG5, IG9;   hair - EB2, EB3, EB5, EB8;  other - TB4, Blender
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear
Prima Distress Tool (Amazon)
Zutter Bow-It-All (Amazon)
Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp - One of a Kind
A7 card base
Prima papers - Something Blue
Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock (Amazon)
Other: ribbon, feathers, charm, adhesive gems, Nesting die (I think it's from We-R-Memory Keepers/Lifestyle Crafts).


Sunday, October 30, 2016

CWWC - Sketch Card - Fairy Christina

Hi Friends:  Are you all ready for Halloween?  I love to watch see all the kids dressed in their costumes!  Maybe I'll see a few fairy princesses that night!

There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is to use this sketch:



Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Nikki Burnette, to see all of her wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a card using the Fairy Christina digital stamp.



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Process:
I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and colored her with my Colour Blend pencils, blended with Gamsol.  I cut her into an oval shape using my Creative Memories cutting system, then attached some lace, colored with LSG sprays, to the back.  For the gems on her dress, I added sticky-backed gems and some Glossy Accents.  I added some glitter pen to her wings for extra sparkle.  Around the edge of the oval, I colored a bit with the LSG sprays, but wanted a bit more texture, so I dotted a frame using a silver Pearl Pen.  I cut the Prima background papers into the desired shapes from the sketch, sewed around the edge, then attached them to my card base.  I added some more of the lace to the diagonal edge of the paper, then sprayed the entire card with some Perfect Pearls Mist for more shimmer.  I used fun foam to attach the oval image to the card front.  I painted the flowers with LSG sprays to adjust the color, then attached them to the bottom of the oval.  I cut some vines from the same Prima papers and added them around the flowers.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock, colored it with some more of the LSG sprays, and attached it to the bottom of the card.

Challenges Entered:  (Please click on caption for the link)
Anything Goes


Supplies Used:
Fairy Christina digital stamp by Nikki Burnette
Stampin' Up!: Stamp - A Little Bit of Magic; circle punch
Viva Decor Pearl Pen (Amazon) - Silver
Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils (Amazon)
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon)
Gamsol (SSS)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Gag Me with a Spoon Gray; Steel Shimmer
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (SSS)
Prima Nature Garden 6X6 papers
Recollections Floral Embellishments
Creative Memories Cutting System - Oval
Prism Smooth White Cardstock
Jillian Vance Swirly Vine Die
Other:  lace, charm, sewing machine, A7 Card Base

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween ATC

Hi Friends:  I created an ATC for Halloween - it was lots of fun to get out my sprays and pastes and make this little gem.  Please see below for photos, process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a super scary day!



Process:
I recycled a piece of cardboard packaging for my ATC and prepped it with black gesso.  I don't have a spider web stencil, so I used the Treads stencil from Tim Holtz because it looked almost web-like, and added texture using black molding paste.  Once dry, I added some cheesecloth, then sprayed the ATC with the LSG purple spray, then added the spider glitter tape and the spider adornment.  I added the moon in the top right corner using a Halloween themed sticky rub-on and orange glitter.  I cut the skeleton picture from the Midnight Magic paper pad, and added it to the ATC.  I covered the skeleton with crackle paint  and crazing medium to get it to look like old, cracked picture glass.  I added the glitter frame over the picture, then toned down the bright silver by painting it with the black LSG spray.  I finished off the ATC with the transparency "boo" tag attached with a purple brad.

Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):
Mini Challenge - Boo

MMMC #29 - October Mood Board
Anything Goes


Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil TREADS (SSS)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Prima Donna Purple and Screamin' Banshee Black
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint ROCK CANDY (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING (SSS)
Making Memories Clears - Halloween
Recollections Bling tape - spiders
Recollections Midnight Magic Halloween papers and brads
Tim Holtz Halloween Adornments
Art-C Molding Paste - black
Other:  silver glitter frame, Halloween sticky rub-on with glitter

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dream, Wish, Play Canvas

Hi Friends:  Today's post is a canvas called Dream, Wish, Play.  I really enjoy working with canvas projects and I had lots of fun using my sprays, pastes, flowers, and beads.  Why is it that I don't mind getting my hands all sticky and messy with my supplies, but absolutely hate touching raw meat or having messing cooking hands?



Please see below for process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a super day!


Process/Tutorial:
  1. Place the stencil onto the canvas in various places and use a palette knife to spread the pink and purple Creative Mediums to add shine and texture.  Set aside to dry.
  2. Using the dies, cut the clock and flourishes from Grungeboard and the butterflies, gears, and bird from Sheet Metal.  
  3. Emboss the butterflies and gears with the Interlocking Circles Die.  Rub one of the butterflies with the Cherry Pink StazOn to highlight the raised areas.
  4. Cover the clock, butterflies, gears, and bird with VersaMark Ink and sprinkle them with Walnut Stain embossing powder; heat until the powder melts.
  5. Cover the flourishes and wooden words with VersaMark Ink and sprinkle with Venus Violet blue embossing powder; heat until the powder melts,
  6. Color the flowers and lace with the Fireworks! Sprays and let them dry.
  7. Going back to the dry canvas, add interest and texture by stamping with StazOn ink in random places on the canvas.  Once dry, randomly add color with the Fireworks! Sprays,
  8. Using VersaMark Ink Pad and VersaMarker, add ink around the edges of the canvas and around some of the stenciled areas.  Sprinkle with Walnut Stain embossing powder and heat until it melts, adding more texture and visual interest.
  9. Add more texture to the canvas by both randomly spraying and painting the canvas with GooseBumps Shimmer texture spray – be sure to paint the entire clock to give it extra shine.
  10. Glue the clock, flourishes, wooden words, lace, and flowers to the canvas, then add the butterflies, bird, and gears.  
  11. Glue the gems to the canvas using the Matte GlazOn, then glue the seed beads and micro-beads around the flourish and flowers.  
  12. Enhance the color of the words with the Vibrant Violet StazOn ink using a Fantastix,
  13. Add some highlights by dry brushing the tips of the flowers and lace with gesso.

 Challenges Entered (Click on the Caption for the link):

October Plum Passion Challenge
For this challenge, I was inspired by the purple flowers, the little girl playing in the water (I got to play with my sprays), and the rustic feel of some of the elements in the mood board.
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Supplies Used:
Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko products:
Purple Iridescent Creative Medium
Pink Iridescent Creative Medium
VersaMark Ink Pad
VersaMarker
Fireworks! Sprays - Juicy Purple
Vibrant Violet StazOn Ink Pad
Cherry Pink StazOn Ink Pad
Matte GlazOn
Sheet Metal
Fantastix
GooseBumps Texture Spray - Shimmer

Prima Berry Microbeads
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Lace
Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Venus Violet Blue
Studio Calico wooden words
Recollections Flowers
Finnabair Clear Stamps - Messy and Wire Net
Liquitex Gesso
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Interlocking Circles
Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies:  Weathered Clock, Elegant Flourishes, Movers and Shapers in Mini Butterfly, Mini Bird, and Mini Gears
Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Other:  Seed beads, lace, brad, jewels, 8X10 Canvas, glue