Saturday, February 23, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show...Metal-ology

I love metal, the real stuff, the rusty stuff and the faux stuff! This challenge was right up my alley :-)   I made this faux Book Box for someone very special. I did use some of Tim's (as in Sir Tim Holtz) metal gears, a spinner and one of his keyholes which are all metal. The Man on the Bike is metal. The Hinges and larger gears are Grungeboard painted to look like metal.  The pocket watch frame is a Wendy Vecchi Art Part. Be sure to check out all of the fabulous creations over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Thank you for looking!


12 Tags of 2013 with Tim Holtz

And again I'm getting in just under the wire LOL  I love Tim's Blueprint Stamps  but don't own any of them yet so I had to improvise on this month's Tag. I did go with the Valentine's Day theme since it's February.   If you haven't seen Tim's tag yet, run to his Blog and check it out. The man just amazes me with his creativity. 

For my Tag I used last year's Embossing Folder and Stamp set..don't you adore that Cupid and Ticket? I sure do!  I used Distress Stain for my background, Ranger Archival Ink for my stamping, colored cupid using Tim's Distress Markers and topped it all off with some Ranger Perfect Pearls mist in Perfect Pearl. 
Of course I had to use one of his Papillon stamps and fussy cut it to adhere above the word Love. I used a black marker to print the words Love..Hearts..kiss and hug, Cupid around the edge.

I'm also submitting this Tag to the Inspiration Journal's Spread Some L.O.V.E. February Challenge

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ranger Color Palette Challenge

I sit here typing with fingers that are lovely shades of Red, Pink, Purple and Silver LOL  I had a blast working on my Tag for the Ranger February Color Palette Challenge, if you haven't checked it's on their Blog Here.  I didn't go with a Valentine theme but did use the colors in the palette which to my eye are Pink, Red, Purple, Silver and White.  

The Products I used are:
Ranger's Distress Inks
Ranger's Distress Markers
Ranger's Silver Embossing Powder
Ranger's Perfect Pearls Mist
Ranger's Distress Stains
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die
Tim Holtz Papillon Stamp Set

Seam Binding from my stash

I really enjoyed this challenge and ALWAYS enjoy playing with my stash of Ranger products!

Thanks for looking,