Sunday, August 31, 2014

12 Tags of 2014- August

I really enjoyed making this month's tag. I love the rust technique, never would have thought that embossing powder could create this sort of look. Lot of Tim Holtz goodness used on this tag.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Steampunk chest of drawers

I made this chest using the Sizzix Candy drawer die by stacking 4 of the drawers together and then gluing chipboard around the sides. The drawers were decorated using the painted industrial technique with Tim Holtz diamond plate and Subway embossing folders and finished off with Tim Holtz Faucet knobs.The handle on top is from the Tim Holtz hardware findings die. I am entering this in to the Compendium of Curiosities challenge sponsored by Inspiration emporium

Friday, July 4, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 5

This challenge involved using distress inks as watercolors. I used the 12 Tags of 2014 June technique for the background using Tim Holtz layering stencils. I also used the mini blueprints stamp set which is where the water coloring came in, Tim Holtz Wall clock die, Tim Holtz arrow sticker, TH embellishments, inks, stains, and ribbon. A shout out to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this week's challenge!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

12 tags of 2014- June

I had a lot of fun with this technique, using the layering stencils and inks in kind of a reverse stenciling way was something I would have never thought to do. So here is my entry for this month's tag.

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 4- Father's day card

Here is a card I made for my dad using the following supplies: My Mind's eye paper, Tim holtz Vintage market die, Tim Holtz Prize ribbons die, Tim Holtz Numbered stencil, embossing paste, black acrylic paint, and black glitter. I used the embossing paste, stencil, paint and glitter for the number "1" on the prize ribbon. I am entering this card into the Compendium of  Curiosities challenge 4 which involves using stencils with embossing paste. A big shout out goes to for sponsoring this portion of the challenge.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 3

Here is my entry for the compendium of curiosities challenge 3 involving faux tea roses sponsored by Inspiration Emporium  . I used the Sizzix candy drawer die along with the following Tim Holtz dies: tattered pinecone, mini fleur de lis, vintage lace  and Frameworks trellis dies. Sorry for the not so great pic, I didn't get a chance to take it during the daylight to get a better pic of it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 Challenge #2

This challenge involved distress glitter and since I only had one color (Fire Brick) I made due. I used the following  Distress inks/ supplies: Doily Layering stencil Distress glitter, ink, and stain.  Tim Holtz dies I used: Eiffel Tower, arrows, tag and bookplate, and tiny tabs and tags. Tim Holtz stamps: Paris to London and Nature Walk. Spellbinders: French Frills Die, My Mind's Eye paper.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

30th Anniversary card

30th Anniversary card for my parents. I am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "Die Crazy" where you create a project using dies and/or punches. I used the following supplies: Tim Holtz vintage lace die, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets die, Cricut for the "30th", and My Mind's Eye paper 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's day card

I am entering the card I made for my mom for Mother's day on the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge at  The theme for this challenge is "M" so I chose my mother's day card. I used the following supplies for this card: Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy die, Tim Holtz Chip Block alphabet die, Sizzix Note to self die, Spellbinders French Frills die, Alphabet stamps, and  My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Record it paper.

Birthday cards

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge 1

I used lot of Tim Holtz goodies for the first challenge which involves distress paint marbling. After I made the marbled background, I tool a TH layering stencil and did some bubbles on the background. I then stamped the seahorse from the Sea and Sand stamp set twice (once on the tag and again on a plain white piece of paper.) For the one of the white paper, I used an ink blending tool for the coloring with blue distress inks and then stickled the little guy with clear rock candy stickles and then used some pop dots to adhere him to the tag. A thanks goes out to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring the challenge.