Friday, July 25, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - July

Hello everyone! It's getting close to the end of July and I just finished my Tim Holtz tag of the month. I almost didn't make it, because I had absolutely none of the dies and embossing folders that he used. That is unusual for me, since I am a TH addict! But now that it's done, I am very glad I did, because I learned that you can use Distress Paint, Distress Stain AND Distress Ink on a background to get an awesome result! Since I had to improvise all the way here, I went online and snagged some free SVG files for the seahorse, sand dollar and starfish and cut them with my electronic cutting machine. Also, I opted for using some Distress Glitter in Mustard Seed instead of Tim's "sand" and I used Crackle Accents instead of Distress Crackle (which had dried up on me in the jar). The crackle on the seahorse turned out strangely, but that's OK with me! If you would like to see Tim's tag and tutorial, you can click here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-july/. Thank you for visiting. Have a great day! Peace.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Father's Day Card 2014

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you a Father's Day card that I made which is based on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - January. I did not make the tag for January (yet), but I love this tag so much that I shamelessly stole Tim's design for this card. If you would like to see Tim's tag and tutorial, you can click here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-january/. Supplies include Sizzix Alterations "Mini Clock Key & Pocket Watch" (Movers & Shapers), Sizzix Alterations "Cargo Stencil Number Set" (Movers & Shapers), Sizzix Alterations "Word Play Alphabet" die,  Sizzix Alterations Gear embossing folder, and Stampers Anonymous Cling Stamp Set CMS189 "Mercantile". I am so glad you stopped by.  Oh, and BTW, Happy 59th Birthday, Disneyland!  Peace.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - June

Hello friends!  This month's Tim Tag is all about watercolor, which is really popular right now.  I have been having fun with this medium lately.  I recently took an online class where I learned tons of ways to use watercolor in my cardmaking.  It's pretty amazing what can be done, even as a beginner!  The distress colors I chose for this month's tag are Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Dusty Concord.  Thanks for stopping by!  Peace.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - May

I'm on a roll! Here is my version of Tim Holtz' May 2014 tag.  It was fun digging through my stash of trinkets and embellishments to make this tag.  For Tim's tag tutorial, click here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-may/.  Thanks for stopping by!  Peace.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - April

Hallo!  Today I present to you my version of the April 2014 Tim Holtz tag of the month.  I love his new Frameworks dies and the fact that you can mix and match the shapes into the frames.  Lots of possibilities here, I think!  Here is the link to Tim's tutorial: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-april/.  I tried to mimic Tim's design and colors for this tag, and even though I am the worst hot glue gun operator in the world, I brought mine out for the "pinecone" roses.  I admit that I need to practice on the roses, but I think that they can be beautiful!  Thanks for stopping by.  Peace.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - March

Hello world.  It's me dusting off the cobwebs of my blog.  I am excited to show you my creation for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - March.  If you would like to see the tutorial, here is a link: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-march/.  Instead of a tag, I made a card.  This is the first time I have used Tim's new Distress Marker Spritzer and I absolutely love it!  Other supplies I used were the Nature Walk CMS181 stamp set and the Honeycomb THS005 layering stencil.  I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think.  Peace.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summertime Update


Hello everyone!  Hope you are all having a great summer.  I have been watching and enjoying the Olympics NON-STOP!!  I always enjoy seeing the world's best come together in the spirit of friendly competition.  Humankind can be so amazing sometimes!  Here are some cards I have made over the last couple of months...Peace.

This first card was for my train-loving father-in-law for Father's Day.  I used Tim Holtz' CMS127 "On the Railroad" stamp set for this.  I stamped the giant locomotive on the background, then stamped the train track on acetate with Archival ink and attached it with the Tiny Attacher, adding the typewriter keys with brads.  Finally, I stamped the Railroad Crossing stamp on shrinky-dink plastic and cut it out, then shrank it with my heat tool, painted the back with Snow Cap acrylic paint dabber and adhered it with Glossy Accents.   
This card was made using a Dreamweaver stencil in a weird way.  I covered the stencil with Versamark ink and stamped it on the tag and embossed it using clear embossing powder.  This created a resist of the "negative" of the stencil.  The Versamark did not stick completely, so I got a really distressed look, which, I really liked!  Then I inked the flower with various colors of distress inks.  Since the majority of the tag was embossed, the ink went only on the flower and the top and bottom edges of the tag.  Pretty cool, right?  For the ribbon, I started with white satin ribbon and custom-colored it with the same colors of distress stain that I used for the flowers.
I have been wanting to try out this hot air balloon stamp for awhile and finally came up with this card.  It features Tim Holtz' CMS130 "Remnants" stamp set.  First, I sprayed the background with some Dylusions ink spray.  Then I stamped the balloon with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I colored the balloon with Copic markers.  I used yellow for the actual balloon, which came out looking green because I colored over the blue background.  I then stamped the red star to finish the balloon.  For the sentiment, I used Tim's Sizzix "Tattered Banners" die which I also spritzed with Dylusions ink spray.