Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 2013 Tim Holtz inspired Tag

I finally got a Tim Holtz tag done, yay!, in the month Tim featured his tag :).  I have a love affair with stencils right now and Tim's new stencils make me drool, but I haven't gotten ahold of any yet. I used Dylusions stencils and Crafters Workshop stencils on this project, and followed along with Tim's wonderful instructions on his website

I used Gesso through a circle stencil, using just part of the stencil. I then dried it with my heat tool.

I then used the Snow Cap paint dauber through the alphabet stencil, drying my tag, and then adding my 3 colours of Distress Stain. 

I sponged brown Distress Ink over a lined stencil on top of the Gesso. 
I then sponged on a few more stencils in different areas of the tag. 

I used the same colours of stain to colour my crinkle ribbon. 

I then sponged an arrow stencil over my ribbon. 
I used the shiny brass Distress Stain to ink up the Tim Holtz butterfly stamp and stamped on the left side of the tag (notice the alphabet stencil on the left and the arrow stencil on the right). I also used an edge distressing tool around the sides.

I added words from the Tim Holtz Chatter sticker book on the bottom right- edged in black, the gold circle on the bottom left and the key hung from a safety pin on the ribbon.
It was so fun making this tag! This was like taking a little mini class from Tim and gets you using those supplies you might not normally use together. Speaking of classes, I am really looking forward to Tim's Creative Chemistry class on Online Card Classes coming up in October. Here's to getting inky!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Halloween Inchies Exchange

This month at the Lefty Production Swap FB page we are exchanging Halloween Inchies in 1", 1.5" and 2".  I've never made them before, but I definitely had fun making these! The only problem is wanting to add more and they are sooo teeny :).  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week is to use embossing on your project and that's what I did!
For the 1st 1" inchie I glued a punched orange inked pumpkin onto a piece of purple cardstock, which I then placed into a Bingo embossing folder, under the number 31, and dry embossed.  I coated the raised numbers with Glossy Accents and added a punched candy wrapper.
For the 2nd 1" inchie I cut out a pumpkin from the Tim Holtz Seasonal paper line and coated the edges with Versamark and then dipped them in embossing powder (Shabby white- which is a mixture of white and gold glitter) and then added some Glossy Accents to the pumpkin and a punched leaf with a bit of Stickles.
For this 1.5" inchie I layered 3 coats of UTEE and on the last coat pressed in the punched bat and the green beads for the eyes and the red bead for the flower center.

I put a bit of washi tape on this 1.5" inchie and embossed my words on top of it.  I cut the skull out of a piece of patterned Halloween paper and put Crackle Accents on the teeth, Stickles on the leaves and glued beads to the eye sockets - spooky!

I used Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress embossing powder for the witches shoes and stocking on this 2" inchie, onto a background of the TH Seasonal paper. I coloured them in with Souffle gel pens and then stamped and heat embossed the black spider web. I used a little chalk pencil for outlining.  The eyeballs are stickers that I put Crackle Accents on and popped up with foam dots.

For the last 2" inchie I heat embossed Trick or Treat in gold embossing powder on Tim Holtz Seasonal paper and placed a punched silver ghost on top using foam tape.

This was a fun way to use up some Halloween stuff in my stash and was a nice quick project!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Beach Layout - Playing in Paradise August Sketch

Scrapbooker's Paradise extended their August sketch deadline, so I thought I'd use their sketch for some cute lake pics of my daughter.  I had so many camping pictures from the summer of 2010 that I actually put most of them in a 4x6 divided page protector album with some journaling cards, but decided to keep out a few to scrap.  I didn't add a specific title to this layout as there will be 2 more that go before it at the same campground.

My Mind's Eye Paper - Lime Twist collection
Stickers by TPC Studio - Little Lovin Sticker Sheet
Coredinations Cardstock
Distress Ink

You Are My Sunshine - CS September Sketch

I don't know how Sue Sykes does it, but she always comes up with amazing sketches! This month's sketch at Canadian Scrapbooker worked perfectly for the pics of my daughter at the lake when we were camping.  I changed the sketch a bit to fit with 2 pics instead of 4, but I love how it came together. 


My Minds Eye Paper - Lime Twist Collection
Stickers from TPC Studio - Little Lovin Sticker Set
Paper flowers, pearls from CTMH, gemstone brads
Distress Ink by Ranger

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Time To Celebrate

Well, Amie is back to school, this time Grade 1 - a full day! Holy cow, time flies.  It seems with back to school a flurry of birthday invitations begin! For her first September birthday party invite we needed a little boy birthday card.  I pulled out some animal stamps and birthday stamps and stamped on Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper - a new fav of mine.  I coloured in with Prismacolor markers and then cut out the images after sponging on a Distress Ink (a total fav and stamping all star!) background.  Using some foam dots and a bit of baker's twine I arranged the images and had a birthday card in no time.  Now, I really need to get on making some ahead of time to have on hand!

I cut the balloon away from the cupcake and attached it to the monkey with baker's twine!

Specialty Stamping Paper by Ranger
Prismacolor Markers
Distress Ink by Ranger
Birthday stamps - Hampton Arts
Monkey & vine stamp - Recollections
Baker's Twine
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stamping All Stars

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Grow Old With Me - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Well, today is my 8th anniversary - hard to believe it's been 8 years and everyday I'm so thankful I've found such a wonderful man!
This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes. I pulled out my Swiss Dots embossing folder and used Kristina Werner's Merci card (you can check out her card video on YouTube here) as inspiration and used Tombow watercolor markers on watercolor paper after embossing with white embossing powder.  Tim Holtz' clock stamp was a perfect addition to the front of the card and I used some clock hands I die cut a very long time ago!