Tuesday, July 24, 2012

12 Tags of 2012- July

Here is my July Tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 fun over at Tim's Blog.
I love that Tim encourages us to be inspired by his Tag, I love love love his but don't have the same supplies that he used so this is my version. 
I cut the Tag out using the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die then inked it up with Ranger Distress Ink in Festive Berries.  I spritzed the tag with water and inked the edges in Black Soot.  I used one of the 4's from the Grungeboard Digits and Punctuation set, inked it up with Faded Jeans Distress Stain, then used the Ranger's Inkssentials White Pen to highlight the Harlequin design and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I stamped the Tim Holtz CityScape with Black Soot, stamped the Tim Holtz Stars with Distress Embossing Ink and white embossing powder, then stamped a few of the stars from the Graphic 45 Le Cirque 1 stamp set and used white embossing powder on them.  Before attaching the number 4 I sprayed the whole tag with Ranger's Perfect Pearls Pearl Mist. I colored the Seam Binding with Festive Berries and Faded Jeans. 

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Enabler Alert! Sales and Prebuys out there

Hello Everyone!  Are Ya'll getting excited about all of the new stuff coming out at CHA?  I sure am...my wish list is about five miles long at this point LOL   Sandy over at Northstarcraftsupply has some great pre-order sales happening (Tim yumness and Spellbinders woohoooo!)
Spellbinders Dies - Greatly discounted preorder pricing

Tim's New Dies that are to die for, dry glitters, new Trendy tapes and more. 

Most of the Spellbinders are due to ship around August 22.  Tim stuff is shipping around September 1, Christmas stuff is shipping October 1.

Blitsy has Gold, Copper and Silver Leafing, Scor Tape and tons of other stuff on sale right now!
Click HERE for Blitsy

Friday, July 13, 2012

Spellbinders....Guest Blogger!

I was just tickled to bits when I was chosen as a Spellbinders Facebook Fan Guest Blogger!  Please head over and take a look at my quick and simple card project :-)
Spellbinders Blog

Thank you so much!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Butterfly Tag

When I saw the Challenge for Simon Says Stamp Challenge was to create a Tag or ACT I knew exactly what I wanted to make.  I love making Tags! Having the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die makes it so easy...love love love this die! I love Butterflies and Tim's Papillon Stamp set is still one of my favorite go to stamp sets. Pair the stamp set up with his Crowded Attic Papers, Distress Markers and Ranger's Embossing powder and voila! I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to color the Tag, then stamped it using Tim's Flourish stamp and Ranger's Archival Ink in Coffee.  I colored the Butterflies on the Crowded Attic papers with Distress Makers and then stamped and cut out the largest Butterfly in the Stamp set and adhered it with pop dots. I was going for a "specimen" style look without sticking pins in the beautiful Butterfly (ouch!)  I colored the seam binding with Antique Linen Distress Stain, added one of Tim's Idea-ology pins and adhered some vintage lace to the bottom of the Tag.  I'm entering this Tag into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.
Thank you for looking!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Imagine...Live your dreams

Hello from rainy (FINALLY) southern Arkansas!
I've been wanting to alter a canvas for a couple of months now...it's been quite a while since I last did one.   I sat down yesterday and dove in...it was a full day of Spraying, Stenciling, Inking, Glueing, tearing, piercing...just the perfect way to spend the day :-)

This week on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog the Challenge is Spritz,Spray,or Stencil...and that I did all three. I honestly started out with no theme in mind, just had fun digging through my stash and putting it all together. I'm ready to dive in and start another one, these are SO addicting!

Here are a few shots:

I'm entering this Altered Canvas into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

The Products I used are:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips, Fasteners, Film Strip Ribbon, Game Spinners, Metal Locks, Flourish stamp.
Dylusions Ink Sprays and Stencils
Spellbinders Bitty Blossom Die
Prima Marketing Paper, Flowers, Stems
Crafters Workshop Stencils
Donna Salazar Paper and Embossing Gloss
Ranger Distress Ink, Perfect Pearls Mists, Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Glue n Seal, Claudine Helmuth Multi-Medium Matte, Gesso
Melissa Francis Resin Pieces
Bo Bunny Stamps
7 Gpysies
Kelli Panache
Gears from an old watch
Martha Stewart Glitter
Aleene's 3D Molding Paste
Feathers from my Ducks
a few metal pieces from my stash that I bought ten years ago

Thank you so much for looking!