Friday, March 29, 2013

March Tag 2013

Here is my entry in Tim Holtz's Tags of 2013 Challenge.  ( )  I didn't think I would get it done but I did! Yay!  I don't have the bunny mini die so I decided to use another forest animal that I did have...the mini deer.  I was out of silver tinsel so I put my black tinsel to work.  The sentiment is a play on the words that nobody is home. ( heh, heh, heh )  I love how the distress paints colored the metal foliage.  I also improvised with another grass die that I had.  I haven't seen Tim's in a local store as of yet.  Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

I decide to make another tattered floral project and came up with this clock!  The center flower is puffed up in the center.  I folded a piece of card stock accordion style to mount it on so it makes it stand up like that.  I used glossy accents on the hearts in the corners and a dab of turquoise and yellow stickles.  I also used glossy accents on the clock hands.  The bottom of the flower was painted with mustard seed distress paint and then stamped on top of with a background stamp. The other 3 petals were cut using grunge board and painted with black, weathered wood and picket fence distress paints. I also cut flowers from a ribbon that was clear with blue snowflakes on the thin netting ribbon.  I applied this thin ribbon while the flowers were wet with the distress paint that had been spritzed with water.  I allowed them to dry into place.  I like the texture this created. I pierced the centers and pulled a piece of blue tinsel through to create the flower stem.  Thanks for stopping by and checking this project out!  Have a great day!

Tattered Floral Challenge

     Well, I had to get inky today.  I have been in wedding mode as my daughter is getting married this July and I was starting to miss my inky fingers very much!  So, I finally completed some tattered floral challenge entries for Tim Holtz's blog.( ) You can't win if you don't play!  I used all kinds of Tim Holtz dies for this one.  The Tattered Florals Small Easel, Picture Wheel, and Sewing Room were put to use in this project. I used Distress Paints to paint the dress form which is cut out of thick card stock.  I then stamped a background stamp over top of it.  I love how the stamps just "pop" on top of the distress paints.  I mounted it onto a small easel using pop dots and made another small easel folded the opposite way and attached the 2 together so that It could stand on its own.
     The picture wheel is cut out of a metal sheet and I embossed it using the Riveted Metal embossing folder.  I then used pitch black, copper and silver alcohol inks to color it.  The tattered flower attached to the picture wheel was cut out of glossy paper and then colored using various alcohol inks.  I inked the edges of the flowers and most of everything because I like the depth that it creates.  I used a hitch fastener for the center of the flower.
     The bottom small flower was cut from grunge board and painted with distress paints and spritzed with water and then the edges were inked using black paint dabber. The center is just a covered button that I had.  I added the tissue tape to hide where the 2 small easels were glued together and I used walnut stain distress ink over the tape.  I added the blue tinsel scarf on the dress form to dress it up!  This was funky and fun to make!