Friday, 29 June 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 211 - Pocket and Simon Says Stamp and Show - Depth of Distress

I bought this Tim Holz Bigz Die "Vintage globe" at a show and made the globe soon after but I put it aside until I had a project to put it in. I put some distress embossing ink on the holder of the globe and put some brushed cordroy embossing powder and heated it up. I then sanded the embossed area to make it look more distressed. As you can see in the picture below.

One of Tim Holtz's papers has a map so I cut to size and embossed with vintage photo distress around the edges. I made a pocket with his paper and distressed it and stamped the saying on it.

These are all the things I put in the pocket starting with Tim Holtz Ticket Strip which I stamped and then I distressed it with vintage photo. I cut up the Film Strip out of Kraft-core paper which I then sanded to make it look more distressed.  The pictures I put inside it were from Tim Holtz's papers and I also used two bingo cards. I wish to put it into Sunday Stamper and Simon Says Stamp and Show Distress.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

12 tags of 2012 - June - Tim Holtz

As Tim says "get ready to alter your photos distress style..."

See Tim's instructions on his blog. I have one photograph of myself when I was about six months old but so I chose to use a 1/2 number to represent half a year . I chose a different colour scheme for the tag using distress stains in dusty concord and picket fence and then I marbleised the tag. I stamped the tag with a Clear Stamp - "Lost and Found" in archival ink- coffee.

I used distress ink milled lavender for the cardigan and spun sugar for the skirt using  Cut-n-Dry pen nibs. It doesn't show up very well on the photo but it is better in real life!

I finished the background of the tag with some memory tape, a film strip,  a swivelclasp and dyed the ribbon with sugar sun disteess stain. The muse token I chose says "Unique" because I think I am a unique individual.

When I glued the pen nibs on I put a caption on the tag. I enjoyed colouring the photo in and I thought photo came to life. Another great idea from Tim.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Card For My Mum

 I made this card for my Mum to cheer her up before she went into hospital . In the past she had told me she had always wanted an old dress form so I put one in a card. The background was made from the new Spring Distrees Inks using Peacock feathers and Squeezed lemonade and then I stamped my new favourite stamp Tim Holtz X1-1097. I used my favourite Bigz Die "Sewing Room", I seem to have used it alot!!!! 

I apologise as it seems a bit of  out focus. Anyway it seemed she was grateful for it. Inside the card I stamped " Cheer you up". I forgot to take a picture of the card but she said I could borrow it back to take a picture of it and post it.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 209 - Pretty In Pink and Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes!

Sunday Stamper by Hels theme is PINK so I went to work on a canvas 10"x12" and I painted it with Adirondack acrylic paint dabber in Shell Pink. I stamped the canvas using Tim Holtz's Mixed Media with distress ink spun sugar. I used Portobello Road embossing folder in the shape of a Union Jack and then embossed various colours of pink Tim Holtz's papers to lay on top of it. I think this gave a lovely effect.

Using the Vagabond i cut several of the Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Dies, Sewing Room and Tattered Florals. I now used Movers and Shakers Mini Heart Set, Mini Flourish and the Mini Butterflies Set in various colours of pink.

On the dress form I stamped Indigo Blu thimbles in Archival Ink, coffee. I made the flowers from the Tattered Florals using several layers together. The leaves I made from Tim Holtz's Alterations Tattered Leaves and I covered the flowers and the leaves in glitter.

I finished the canvas with a sentiment from Tim Holtz's Stuff to Say, some pink glitter in a bottle and a self adhesive Pearl Swirl.

I was pleased with the result and I am entering it into Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2: Challenge 9

Linda challenges us to do a pocket watch by Tim Holtz Idea-ology. I used Portobello Road
 6" x 6" paper, cutting out the Union Jack from the cover and Portobello buttons. I also used Idea-ology crown and chain. I typed out the words "2012" and "Olympics". For more information go to Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities 2 page 35.
Thanks to Simon Says for sponsoring this challenge.

All the shops are selling these gold medals made of chocolate, and I'm sending them to my daughter who is away at university. Lets hope we win many real gold medals this summer.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 208 - Her Majesty

On Hels blog she decided to make the theme red,white and blue.  I made this on Thursday but I only got round to putting it up today. I did the background of the tag in Distress Ink - weathered wood and stormy sky. I used the cutter around the edge and put distress stain picket fence and around the edge I used distress ink vintage photo. For the ribbon I used  Distress stain weathered wood.

For the Tim Holtz balloon I stamped it out 3 times with Ranger Archival ink in black. The first one I cut out in full leaving the balloon white. In the 2nd one I cut out the blue section and used my Distress pen to colour it in blue. For 3rd one I cut out the center section and coloured it in with a barn door pen. Once the 3 sections were done I stuck them together using sticky foam pads to give it a 3D effect.

I tried out using the distress pens but the paper I used wasn't suitable but I suppose it would have given a better effect if I had used distress inks.

To make the saying I cut out words I had stamped from Tim Holtz's Stuff to Say stamp.

I stamped a ticket out from Tim Holtz's Odds and Ends stamp collection and attached it to the tag using a mini paper-clip. I know it isn't very regal but I thought by Thursday that the Jubilee celebrations were over so I just stuck to the red, white and blue theme.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Simon Says Stamp Show and Some Texture

I read an article in the Somerset Studio (Sep/Oct 2011) magazine on Texture by Christy Tomlinson and it inspired me to make this canvas board. I first covered it in collage with in all sorts of paper, then a thin layer of gesso.  On top of this I put stamping of different colours using Tim Holtz stamps, bottle tops and bubble wrap. I did a bird cage using a metal template and texture paste and when it dried I coloured it in with an ink pad.

I drew a lady and collaged the the skirt and top with bits out of the magazine and then painted her.

I added some lace and embellishments.

I really enjoyed this and I'm  entering it into Simon Says Stamp Show and  Some Texture

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Get Well Present for My Mum (2nd post of the day)

I went out to a garden centre and saw this paper mache letter and I thought that it would make a nice present for my mum who has just had an operation. I gave it 3 coats of  white acrylic paint and then sprayed it with Glitter Mist in Diamond Mist to give it a sparkle. I then looked through my flowers in my stash and as my mum had commented that she liked the Hydrangea flowers in a previous project I decided to add them to the letter.

This shows a view from the inside of the "J".

And the outside of the "J", showing line of flowers running up the outside.

A close up showing the butterflies.

And finally a close up of the top of the "J". I chose a small tag to wish her "Get Well Soon" on the back and she was very pleased with it.

Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2, Challenge 8

This is my entry into the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2, Challenge 8, from Tim Holtz's book, you can buy it here.

Tim Holtz: A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2, page 62 shows the technique used in this challenge. I used all of Tim Holtz's products:

Kraft resist
On the Edge: Steampunk
Bigz die: Gadget gears
Texture Fades: Steampunk
Distress stain: wild honey
Distress inks: brush corduroy, gathered twigs, walnut stain
Archival ink: jet black, coffee
Faux Screws
Stampers Anonymous: Steampunk

So that's it.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Kate Crane's 366 Day Challenge - June

This what I did for Kate Crane's 366 Day Challenge - June. I started with acrylic paint in blue, turquoise and white, and blended them together which gave it an "under the ocean" feel. With my CriCut I cut out outlines of circles in two different sizes and glued them to the page to represent the 30 days of June.

I stamped the month and year with stamps from my stash. I found that I had some outline peel-offs of fish so I attached them to papers and then cut carefully around them.

I drew with a white pen bubbles coming from the fish and larger bubbles in the water.

I am pleased with this effect and I will fill in the days with a white pen.

My completed May page.


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