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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween tag

Close to my heart makes some of the cutest stamps. I also used the gravestone cut from the artiste cartridge. I think it's adorable. I put black tule on the top after I punched a hole and I also applied glossy accents to some features and colored with ctmh alcohol markers.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fun with canned air

This idea came from Tim Holtz of course. Playing with bright alcohol inks and glossy paper with a can of air. Fun technique. This is going to be the base of a sweet 15 birthday card

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Spring palette

Tim holtz has an eye for color that's for sure

Picked raspberry

Tag featuring picked raspberry. Beautiful rich bright color

They are here

Happy day my summer collection of Tim Holtz distress inks have arrived. Picked raspberry, salty ocean and mowed grass. Time to play

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Graduation card with washi tape

This is a super cute easy card to make with your washi tape. I chose 3 different tapes and used a repeat to make the balloon over cream cardstock. Personalized with small banners I made from scraps and attached some sanded cuttlebug embossed paper as the basket. I pop dotted the balloon over hand cut paper from echo park walk in the park paper pack. I think it turned out super cute and am hoping my niece loves it.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bee happy bee busy cards

Ok my girls would say I am obsessed with bees. I just colored about 30 of them do they may be right. These images are from ctmh stamps and the paper is from the urban prairie collection from basic grey. I love the color scheme and am happy with the overall look.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New cards ctmh joyful jar

Got this stamp set today. Love it! So much fun. Also used MME Happier paper

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Simple stories documented paper pack cards

I recently stumbled across this paper and immediately fell in love with it. It is simply stating what I feel everyday It has such lovely statements on it such as happiness is in the journey not the destination. I love these cards

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Playing with distress stains

Tonight I made three tags that will be placed on cards. I played with color and found that really all the distress line colors will work together and that even when I think something won't work out. It might. I thought the bird tag was going to be thrown out but it ended up working and sometimes only part of a stamp can be used to achieve really pretty borders. So is anyone out there? Anyone got some creative critiques or comments?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Card maker Tim Holtz inspired

So today I got my may 2012 copy of CardMaker magazine and Tim Holtz is featured and has a card tutorial. This us my version. I wish the background on the tag showed up more but I stamped it in copper rather than white. I will have to try a white stamped version too but this is what I came up with tonight!

My winnings from ranger

Got my prize !

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 5 tags all together

Marbled stains technique

My marbling didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked and the tree stamp ended up looking splotchy. This does however make the tag look very aged which is interesting. Feedback?

Stamping with stains technique

This was a very interesting technique. I loved my tag up until the point of stamping black images on the tag. I made a poor choice of black images. The are difficult to see but I really like the background.

Stained Kraft resist techniques

This paper is much fun! Love the look. I am in love with distress!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Watercoloring with re-inkers technique

Three tags I made from first lesson of day 4 from Tim Holtz's creative chemistry 101 class.

Layered misting technique

Tried this technique. Not my favorite. I can see using it occasionally. My hands are very stained because I had to modify technique by using distress stain and some tattered angel spray. Too much prep and clean up for me.

Today's first Tags

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 3 recap

I am in love withy new Tim techniques

Alcohol ink agates

Here is my demo. Whatcha think?

Archival resist 4

My favorite! I love Asian influences and I think even Tim might approve of this one!

Archival resist attempt two

I like the background better on this one however I don't like the foreground. Needed a bolder primary statement.

Archival resist tag

This is my first attempt and it's growing on me. I like the technique. I just struggled a bit with the slicker than usual surface with stamping on glossy surface.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stamping with reflections techniques

So here is the third technique Tim Holtz taught tonight. The only one I could do tonight because I can finds glossy card stock !?!? This involved stamping on embossing folders and getting reverse images and then framing another stamp within the embossing folder! I cut a slit in the top of the folder for the tag. I am very happy with the end result. I'd love some feedback. Thanks

Day 2 tags Tim Holtz creative chemistry 101

Ta daaaa

Wrinkle free distress tag

This is tag #4? Very interesting cause I really didn't think it would turn out this interesting with my limited palette. However I think it turned out ok. I will try this again when I get some yellows oranges blues and purple

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another brushless watercolor

This one appears to have wicked a bit more but I did spray water onto stamped image after I stamped it. It is pretty and I did do edges in fired brick

Brushless watercolor

Tag #3 is posted. The was the third attempt at this technique. It would seem simple but several factors played in with water on stamp and poor stamping quality with a larger stamp. Anyhow the end result of attempt 3 is pretty and something I will try again

Distress and flick attempt 2

So here is my second tag I am finding that I am interested on lots of experimenting. Fun