Friday, 27 May 2016

Tim Tag Remix - May Tag #3

It's Friday and my 3rd and final tag for Tim's May Tag Remix.

I decided to make a more masculine tag this time. I wanted something that I could give to my dad this Father's Day. Instead of  ribbon I used some wire that I had in my stash.

The Distress Stains & Inks used were Walnut Stain & Forest Moss.
Texture Paste was applied through the Measured layering stemcil &
 a spritzed pewter mica spray as a final layer.

A few small talk stickers and wire to finish it off.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Tim Tag Remix - May Tag #2

A second tag?!? I know...I am just as surprised as you but it was a really rainy weekend.

Here is my 2nd tag and probably my favourite so far. 
I love the bright colours and how the butterflies turned out.

This Distress Stains & Inks used were Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin & Peeled Paint.
I applied the texture paste through the Flourish Layering Stencil.
The final layer was a spritz of Tarnished Brass Mica Spray.

My sentiment was made with small talk stickers ad some letter stickers from my stash.

Create A Beautiful Life

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Tim Tag Remix for May

Rainy spring days & long weekends are perfect for spending time in the craft room.
I have been needing an excuse to sit down and get my Tim Tag done this month and 
I found it.

I am seriously loving the technique remix Tim is creating & sharing this year.
Each month is a fabulous reminder of previous techniques.
Check out Tim's Tag blog post here.

Gorgeous, right? I especially love the tissue tape resist technique. I really have to use this more.

Here is my tag following Tim's step by step techniques found on his blog.

I already have a small drawer filled with tiny tattered flowers already assembled and ready to use.
I make them with leftover pattered paper and cardstock from other projects. I have so many right now that I probably wont have to make anymore for a very long time. The colours for my tag were inspired by a few flowers that I already had on hand.

I got a little stamp happy and when I got to this point thought maybe I overdid it.
However, I just continued on and hoped that the other layers would help.
I added texture paste through my alphabet layering stencil and let it dry before adding my Distress Stains.

The Distress Stains & Inks I used were Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick & Victorian Velvet.
After masking off my focal point I gave my take a quick spritz of Tarnished Brass Mica Spray. It doesn't show up very well in the photo but looks amazing as a final layer.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Many Thanks!

Ever since the weather turned nice I have had a hard time staying in my craft room.
I just want to be outside enjoying the sun, warm temps. My garden needed some well deserved attention and the patio was screaming for the planters to be filled with flowers.

I did manage to sit down and make a few Thank You cards for my daughter to give to her co-workers
at the lab she is finishing her practicum up at. It felt good to get messy & I may just find myself back in the craft room again today. It is delightfully sunny outside though. ;)

Here is one of the finished cards ~ you'll just have to stick around until the end of this post to see the other three.

I started with my favourite 140lb cold press watercolour paper,
Peacock Feathers Distress Spray & a floral stencil (Sorry, I have no idea what company it is from. Its an oldie but a goodie).

After spraying the stain I gave it a quick 2 spritzes of mist before flipping the stencil over onto a second piece of watercolour paper and rolling my paper towel over it.
I repeated the same technique on 2 more pieces of watercolour paper but used Wilted Violet
Distress Spray & Tim Holtz Gothic Layering Stencil.
I inked the edges of all the cards using the coordinating Distress Inks & my round blending tool
Next I added some random stamping before applying some Dylusion Paint through a stencil with some blending foam.
All that was left to do was to add my sentiment and emboss it with fine detail embossing powders.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Thank you Dyan!

After taking a couple of weeks off to recharge I am ready to start creating again.
I couldn't think of a better way to jump-start the creative juices
than to be in the presence of the fabulous Dyan Reaveley.

Dyan was guest instructor at Scrap Addicts in Edmonton this past weekend.
She taught 4 classes over 2 days. I took 2 classes and that's my greatest 
regret ~ I should have taken all four!

I had so much inky fun making pages using some of Dyan's techniques.
Her Dylusion's sprays are gorgeous!

My favourite part of the weekend was learning how to make & add 
pockets and nteractive features in an art journal.

It is going to be so much fun incorporating these techniques into my 
own art journal, canvases & tags!

Thanks you, Dyan!

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