Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tim Holtz Tag Swap

Hello my crafty friend!
I was fortunate enough to get in on a worldwide Tag Swap for
 Tim Holtz Addicts earlier this month. 
I was matched up with 2 lovely & super talented artists ~ 
Juli (from Florida) and Kathryn (from the UK). Now that they have
received their tags I can finally share them.

These tags involved a lot of layers so bear with me - 

I started with 2 - #5 tags from Ranger. I used the smoosh technique to apply Distress Stains - Squeezed Lemonade & Ripe Persimmon.
Next I started applying Distress Oxides - 
Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide

Wild Honey Distress Oxide

Fired Brick Distress Oxide

Peeled Paint Distress Oxide

Walnut Stain Distress Oxide

I was happy with my tags but wanted to add some more green to one and orange to the other.

On this tag I added some Lucky Clover Distress Oxide.

On this tag  added some Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide.

Next I took my Fall Leaves Mini Layering Stencil and used my blending foam applicator and applied Wild Honey Distress Oxide and then added a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

Once my tags were completely dry I added some Distress Grit Paste through the Lost & Found Mini Stencil from Set #1.

I let the grit paste dry for a couple of hours before finishing my tags. I added a bit of script stamping with Orange Blossom Archival Ink & tinted some crinkle ribbon with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide.

To complete my tags I chose some paper dolls from Tim Holtz Idea-ology and used Distress Markers to tint them & a phrase from the Chit Chat collection.
My tags were done and ready to be mailed off to their new home and into the hands of some new friends. Everyone loves Happy Mail!
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Monday, 16 October 2017

A Gentle Heart Art Journal Page

Welcome my friend! I am so glad you decided to visit today.
I would like to share an art journal page that I created using some new stamps from 
Viva Las VegaStamps.

I started with a page spread in my calculus journal. These pages had already had a light coat of gesso applied. First I took the Tim Holtz Ornate Layering Stencil and pressed my Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink pad over it, sprayed it with a bit of water then pressed it to my page. I repeated this step with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink. I also added some additional stamping in the corners with some texture stamps & Archival Inks in Potting Soil & Fern Green.

I stamped my images on cold press water colour paper with Archival Ink - Jet Black. I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to get the best stamped images. 

Once I had them stamped I used my Distress Markers to colour them in. I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my pages.

I used a piece of black thread for the balloon string and added the shadow to the girl with my Hickory Smoke Distress Marker.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Freaky Friday Blog Hop - Scrap 'n Stamp

Witches and Goblins and Ghosts! Oh My!
It's Friday the 13th and I am joining  a spooktacular blog hop with Scrap 'n Stamp.

This month was team was asked to create a project using the new Paper Doll Pack - Ancestors from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. I love using the paper dolls! These are so much and can be used in so many different ways.

I chose to make a Halloween themed journal using the Sizzix Scoreboard XL Journal Die from Eileen Hull. I paired this with Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale Paper pad and of course my Ancestors. I have named this witchy pair - Prudence and Winifred.

I made 4 booklet inserts using plain copy paper and Graphic 45 pattern paper for the covers.

I decided to decorate the cover of each booklet. Every good witch needs to keep track of her potions, spells, poisons and pumpkin pie recipes, right?

I used the Twisted Edge die and Distress Cardstock; scrap paper from the Graphic 45 Eerie Tale pack for the labels.
I had to include some more Ancestral Paper Dolls for the covers too.
I added a skull rub-on to the face of the boy on the Poison booklet.

Here is the finished journal with a few added metal charms from my stash.

Be sure to check our all the other ghoulish creations from the rest of the team:

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