Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12 tags of 2014 for December

I love Tim's tag this month!
Tim ask if everyone has had a chance do a tag each month, for me I missed three months this year due to swelling on my legs and leg surgery from October 2013 thru November 28. In the last few weeks I've started feeling better and ready to get back into stamping. I hope Tim continues with the 12 tags of 2015 next year.

Check out Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 for December: 
I wanted to buy the word script and deer after seeing Tim's tag, I check every shop in our area, they said they were out of stock. Other online shops were out of stock as well.

I used what Tim Holtz supplies I had in my stash to make my three tags for December.
I used Tim's festive greenery strip die, Stickles Distress Glitter, Distress Paints, Distress Inks and Industrial Stickers. If you have a chance to buy his Stickles Distress Glitter, do so you wouldn't be disappointed. I used his distress glitter on the deer, phrase and snowflakes. Distress paints to color deer, foliage, bells, snowflake and phrase. Distress inks to color trims.
I completed the first tag far right, I was disappointed using a black ink pad on background, sorry Tim I missed that step using a lighter shade, since I didn't have what Tim used, I inked my snowflake with archival black ink and stamped on copy paper and then on my tag. I had two deer and supplies already painted so I made two more tags, each one similar but different. I ran out of foliage when I worked on center tag. That is the one of our married granddaughters picked out as her favorite to put on her mantel.
Many layers of chipboard were used to make deer and snowflakes with my Cameo. I kept three deer and sent two deer to my mother. She calls me or I'll call her when Tim's tag is up on his website each month. I completed all the tags with a die cut called small easel by Tim Holtz. I love using this die it with my tags to make them stand up.
Tim Holtz supplies:
Festive Greenery strip die
Distress Paints
Distress inks
Stickles Distress Glitter
Heat it Tool
Tag die
Small Easel

Other supplies
Rangers Archival black ink
Heidi Swapp color shine teal spray 
Snowflake stamps
Manila card stock
Card stock by Core'dinations
Silhouette Cameo

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Peace on Earth

I was inspired to make my own tag after viewing a beautiful tag by Tammy Tutterow on Facebook. 

I'm sharing a quick tutorial how I made my tag. 
Alcohol inks were used to color clay coated glossy card stock and then die cut the small poinsettia on the Bigz die three times.  Vintage photo distress ink was used around each petal using a foam applicator tool.
One self-adhesive pearl embellishment was applied to each flower.  
The trims were made using a variety of distress inks. One yard of trim was used to make the bow. 

Ranger's Adirondack Alcohol inks 
Clay coated cardstock
Tim Holtz Festive Greenery strip die
TH Poinsettia die
TH Texture Fades EF 
TH Distress inks
TH Tag die
TH heat tool
TH applicator tool with foam
Ranger's Archival black ink
Autumn Leaves Winter Wonders clear stamps
Manila folder 
Trim/Seam Binding by Hug Snug
Peace embellishment unknown
Pearls embellishment from stash

Monday, October 27, 2014

Paper Boxes and Yard Sale Makeovers!

It's easy to turn junk or clearance items into fun home decor! See what I've done with less than $25 worth of items...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Sparkle ATC

Here is a quick, yet fun little work of art to share with friends!

And a photo!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin-Fabric, Paint and Wood...Finally finished!

Here it is..my pumpkin finished finally!!!!

The squeal in the video is pretty high this time...and now I know it's my camera so I will work on getting that problem remedied as soon as I can!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Old Windows Made New Again!

Sharing with you this week the windows I have painted for an antique shop in Tennessee owned by my friends and oldest daughter's dad and stepmom in Celina Tennessee. If you are close by, go shop at the Old Home Place and check the handmade old barn wood furniture and antique finds and handmade creations!
The address is
Old Home Place Antiques
124 E Lake Avenue
Celina Tennessee
Owned and operated by Kathy, Casie and John Merrett.

Change of camera, Ipad ran out of space....

I used DecoArt Chalky Finish paint, DecoArt Traditions paint, DecoArt Americana paint, DecoArt UltraSoft and UltraMatte Varnish, Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Various Ranger Alcohol Inks, General brand Chalk Pencil and  Designs by John Sliney and Judy Westegaard.

Judy Westegaard's book Chalk It Up
John Sliney Road to Holidays Past
John Sliney Road to Holidays Past 2

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Welcome Guest Artist Donna Harcourt!

Today, my friend and painting/papercrafting partner Donna Harcourt has consented to be a guest artist on the blog.

I hope you enjoy her video!


Thank you so much, Donna for making and filming this tag for us!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Spread you Wings

I had fun painting this card front to share with you. The bird was stamped onto 
a cream 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card stock and then painted using Dina's paints. 

I used a variety of supplies:
Dina Wakley Scribbly bird, paintbrushes and media paints, Dyan Reaveley's stamps, Tim Holtz's stencil and Archival black ink.

Monday, September 22, 2014

One of those Days!

Well this is a late post! Lots of silly little obstacles in my path today!


So many video issues! Need a new camera!

So I didn't get my Pumpkin finished! Maybe by next week!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pumpkin...Fabric, Paint and Wood

Here is a new take on a holiday decorative shape from a few years back!

I used the wood shape, Tim Holtz Fabric, Traditions Artist Acrylic paint, and DecoArt Matte Decoupage...so far!

You can find the design I am going to paint in Judy Westegaard-Jenkins decorative painting book
            Chalk It Up published by Viking Woodcrafts.

                                      Image 1

Finished pictures next week!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stenciled Woman

Results using my new stamps, paint, paint brushes and a stencil!

I found out you defiantly get better results when you use gesso first on your projects with Dina's new heavy body acrylic paints.
The woman image is a stencil, it was painted on a gesso 4x8" tag using night paint with a wet brush. 
Most of the coloring done on this piece was dry brushed using her brushes. 
Archival black and plum inks were used with Dina's night, tangerine, turquoise, lime, lemon and magenta.

Heavy body paints by Dina Wakley
Stencil by Dina Wakley
Paint brushes by Dina Wakley
Clear stamps by Dina Wakley 
Cling flower stamps by Dylusions
Other clear stamps unknown
Archival inks by Ranger
Gesso by Liquitex

Monday, September 1, 2014

Burlap Voyage

So today is the first day of September! Summer is still here for about 3 more weeks, but most of us see Autumn as the beginning of this month. So my thoughts are turning to the holiday sales and shows for gifts and decorations. Here is an example:

I used a lot of different things from my stash including Dylusions Spray inks, Tim holtz ink, embellishments and ephemera, a little bit of 7 Gypsies ephemera, and DecoArt Texture Medium Fierro. what fun to pull so many different things together into a theme!
After turning off the camera, I changed my NoSale Cash Tag to a $7 tag with an orange background. I added an old photo, and some stamps and tickets. I think I'm satidfied with it now. It's so much fun to create something with just a few random items and no real idea of where you want it to go!

                         I inked the letters and the edges of the panel with forest Moss Distress Ink.

After the camera was turned off, here are the changes and final tweeks I made!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Natalie Paper Doll Tag

I love how this tag turned out. It's one of my favorites. 

A black and white 2" strip from Harper's boutique paper pad was applied across the bottom of a 4 x 8" manila tag.
Tim's picked raspberry and festive berries distress inks were appplied over clockwork layering stencils followed by dot fade layering stencil with vintage photo. 
Heat set.
Use foam applicator with these distress inks over the entire tag including the 2" strip of paper:
Picked Raspberry
Seedless Preserves 
 Festive Berries

Place tag on craft sheet, tape down Dyan's checkered dots stencil over tag, use plastic tool to apply modeling paste over left side of stencil, lift off. Clean stencil with water immediately, set aside to dry, place stencil over the tag again matching dots, spray Primrose color shine over entire stencil, pull off stencil, before cleaning stencil apply wet stencil to another tag, clean stencil, set tags aside to dry. 

Stamp border image across bottom of tag with black ink. 

Leftover flowers from previous tag were used and applied to my tag. http://wwwstampedimpressions.blogspot.com/2014/08/handmade-flowers-with-valentina-paper.html

Tim's word stamp was inked on manila card stock, cut out, distress edges with black ink, lightly picked raspberry on surface of stamped piece and then applied to tag. 

My Natalie stamped and inked image by Julie Nutting was dressed with designer paper and then applied to tag using my Xyron. 
 Prima's flourish metal sticker was applied to finish my tag. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Playing in my Journal

Just a shortie today to show you a couple of things I got at the Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT) painting convention. My silly camera had a case of the wanders today and I was going to cut that part out. But then I thought, this is too funny to miss! So bear with me as my shot travels to show the real mess on my painting/crafting table!

This was fun and relaxing to do, so when you want to make some art, but you want it unstructured, this is the way to go!

 If you look close you can see the Interference Violet Shimmer on the head and neck.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My August Tag for 2014

Tim says, create showing your own creative muse for August tag.
 I had a lot of fun making this piece!
 I was inspired to play with stamps by Ranger to make my tag for 12 Tags of 2014 ~August.
I follow my creative muse following the use of tissue tape, stamping and adding texture and then used Dina Wakley image from "Face in the Crowd" over the tissue tape.
I looked through my stencils and found a flower design. It was used to add a thin layer of modeling paste on my tag and then aside to dry. Once dry, I applied distress stains to my craft sheet as Tim shares on his blog; link above. I used wild honey, victorian velvet, broken china, bundled sage and tumbled glass. I loved the bright colors the stain produced over the tag. And then it was time to finish my tag.

In a few places around the tag I applied Tim's burlap layering stencil with vintage photo distress ink. This really stood out when I did the final step with distress embossing ink and distress powder.

12 years ago on my first yahoo group, I put a washer over an eye on a stamped image similar to what I've done today. Estelle, the owner of the group asked me what inspired me to add a washer over her eye?
Working on my tag today, I felt like I needed to do a repeat and with a twist so I attached a piece of film strip with a mini stapler across the tag and over eye with a distress painted sprocket gear.

I applied 140 lb. watercolor paper to a round metal charm, stained it with distress inks and then added remnant rubs. It was then adhered to tag using one of Tim's brads with ring.

Years ago, Tim had tiny clips; I still have some in my stash. Broken china paint was used to distress the clip and then applied to tag with clip hugging around tag as seen in photo. I used one of his sprocket gears distressed with broken china paint and a brad on to the top clip. Doing so made my gear spin. I also added several more sprocket gears together adding broken china to one gear and then adding game spinner and brad to my tag.
Distress embossing ink was added around the tag followed by vintage photo distress powder, pouring off extra and then heat set.
A piece of vintage ribbon was sprayed with water and then add a few coordinate distress stains on craft sheet, rub ribbon into inks and then wrinkle, set aside to dry or heat set to dry.
Add to tag.
My tag has spinning gears, raised flower designs, sprocket gears and game spinner.

"Follow Your Heart"

I used these products on my tag:
distress stains, distress paints, tissue tape, film strip ribbon,
distress powder, distress inks, distress embossing ink, 
mini stapler, remnant rubs, burlap layering stencil, craft sheet.
 sprocket gears, game spinner, mini clip and a few brads.
Archival black ink and heat it tool, mini applicator, modeling paste, vintage ribbon, watercolor paper and a round charm.