Tuesday, 14 December 2010
I have been making some tags, Tim Holtz style. Of course I don't have all the wonderful goodies he has, but I think I have done quite well with what I have.
This means I can also enter the Simon Says Stamp and Show this week... which is Tim Holtz techniques!
Thursday, 25 November 2010
This is another card from the Craft Stamper Magazine. I have coloured the background with Distress Ink, and used some sequin waste to create the dots.
The reindeer and snowflakes (Tim Holtz) are stamped in white Stazon Opaque onto acetate. The Reindeer (word) is a rub-on.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
This card can be used in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week - Distresss inks.
The glossy card has been coloured with distress inks (dusty concord and worn lipstick), then stamped with stazon. All the stamps are Tim Holtz.
Monday, 22 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
The stamps are: PaperArtsy (part of the goodie bag won in the raffel on the ArtsyCrafts weekend), Nature quoes (in French) by Norris and JMC, and finally the background stamp is by JudiKins.
The papers are MME.
Monday, 1 November 2010
The weekend was packed with new techniques, great ideas, wonderful colour combinations, and lots of fun and laughter. My amatuer photography does not really do the beautiful pieces justice, but it gives you an idea of what I made.
We had 3 colour choices for our 3 projects. My first choice was plae pink/pale green/silver.
The green frame is actually silver metal, painted with green.
This is a book (outside) :
Inside : the owl is in a boxed framed recess we created
My second choice was Red/Brown/Gold with this lovely deep boxed frame
Finally, our big project on Sunday was this gorgeous piece. I chose pale blue, cream and gold as my colours. My photography really doesn't do the textures and details justice, you'll have to come and visit and see it in person!
Apart from the wonderful (messy) artwork we played with, I also met some really lovely ladies to share the weekend with, and loved making new friends.
I was also very lucky, and won a goodie bag in the raffel.
All together, one of the best crafting weekends ever!
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Thursday, 30 September 2010
It started along the lines of Tim Holtz Tag # 3 from last year (plaid backgound using glossy card and alcohol inks - great fun)
I then stamped over it, and when the ink was dry I sanded it in places. It made the ink fade, but left a mess of ink on my sanding block :(
The edges of the card have been distressed with the Tonic Edge Distressor. The frame is coloured with distress ink, then overstamped.
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
Thursday, 9 September 2010
The theme is Holiday Fun, and then there is a blog hop, with the chance of winning $100 from Simon says stamp (very generous - thank you!)
Here are 2 Christmas cards I made today, using the distress ink onto glossy card technique.
The images are stamped with Staz-on, as is the white stamping on the acetate.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Well, kind of. The materials used are very Lord Tim of Holtz, but the inspiration comes from the amazingly talented Lin Brown, and her first project on Tim's DT (see, it all comes back to him... Linda Elbourne will hopefully be impressed...)
I recreated Lin's background, using paint dabbers and Tim's alphabet masks (it was very messy and great fun). The tag is coloured with distress inks, I have used his wonderful tissue tape and (for the first time) used his tiny attacher on the picture.
I hope you like it, and I hope it is admissable for S4!
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
The canvas is for Dave's nephew's 21st birthday - but Jamie is blind, so I tried to make a canvas as interesting as possible for someone feeling it. Hence why I call it a sensory canvas.
I am still not sure I got the layout right, but there is plenty of different textures.
It also fits in with the latest RSS challenge. As I explain the canvas I will point out the 5 RSS ingredients.
*** I have just been told by Zoechaos that this fits the Tuesday Taggers challenge - Canvas. There is also a sponsor ART FROM THE HEART, offering a full set of their new Altered Originals Sprays to one lucky winner drawn at random this week. WOW! Thanks for letting me know Zoe!
The canvas (RSS1) is painted with acrylic paints (RSS2) in cream, orange and mustard colours.
The 21 is made from grungeboard, dry embossed with cuttlebug and painted.
Jamie (the letters) are chipboard, first I used Viva Terra texture paint, then painted them mustard and highlighted the texture with red paint.
The key is grungeboard, embossed with vintage photo distress embossing powder and inked with Vintage photo Distress ink. The rusty key effect (which I got from Tim's book) is amazing, and feels like sandpaper. Very impressive.
The right corner has piece of netting glued on (from a cheese string bag)
The corners have metal corner pieces from Tim Holtz. (Well, not from him personally...)
Above the 21 is an eggshell collage (RSS3) set in Glossy accent to make it 3D (RSS4). This was fun - I used my eggshell set in very thick Glossy accent (I used very thick cardboard to stop it warping). I coloured the eggshell and glossy accent with alcohol inks (RSS5) in butterscotch, espresso and gold. I used krylon gold pen around the edges of the thick card.
I did some music stamping in the background (and clear embossed it to raise it), and stamped swirls around the edges.
There are 3 ribbons on the side, each made of different material (silky and velvet), these are stapled to the metal embelishments.
The charms are a small key, a music note and also from the Tim Holtz collection : clock hands/pointers which I have layered with small washers to allow them to move.
Phew, I think that's all! It was great fun to make, and I hope he enjoys it.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Purple, Turquoise and Lime
My card is a rectangle, and the background colours are Adirondak Eggplant, Stream and Citrus (Purple, Turquoise and Lime). The houses are PaperArtsy, stamped onto metal with Stazon, then I made a tape sandwich, cut them out and use my Dabbers (Stream and Purple Twilight) to add some colour.
The acetate is stamped with Stazon Cotton White, using the event stamps from last years ArtSpecially. Sorrt they dont show that well in the picture, they are much clearer in real life.
Lazy summer is handwritten, and framed with a retanglular metal frame, that has been coloured with Alcohol inks (stream and raisin).
I think that covers it all.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
After priming I painted it with Adirondak Sandal paint (about 3 coats), and added streaks of Viva Copper metal paint.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
The stamps are all from Art Journey, the masks are Tim Holtz, distress inks are Barn Door, Pine Needles and Stormy Sky.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
The ingredients are :
Yep, I think I have all 5 ingredients in here. I hope you like it.