Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Card

This is a card I made for a challenge on the YouTube channel of Gloria (Spyrorocks346) to celebrate her two year anniversary as a YouTube contributor. She gave us a sketch ( week 120 as a card design reference. Because the challenge is in October, I decided to make a Halloween card for the challenge.

This is a 6 X 6 inch card
I used the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge for many of the diecuts(witch, bats, frame, and pumpkin), Martha Stewart Creepy Fence punch(fence) and Alterations Tim Holtz Tapered Fringe die(grass). The papers used are LYB Boo Ville(purple paper), Bazzill Basic Witchy Poo Shoe(witches shoes), Recollections(Orange Pinstripe), Paper Layerz(pumpkin) and other paper from my stash.

The witch and the bats were enhanced with Black Diamond Stickles(Ranger). A little bling Jewel Stickers(LYB) was added as well. 


Glossy Accents(Ranger) was used on the frame. The sentiment(craftsmart) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the reverse side of the piece cut from the frame.

Black Diamond Stickles was used for the pumpkins facial features.
Closeup of the witch
Side view to show the layering of the witch and the sentiment, as well as the grass.

Inside of the card

Cricut diecuts(bats and pumpkin), Martha Stewart border spider punch, sentiment(craftsmart) and the same papers as used on the front of the card.

The signature I put on the back of paper items I make.

I used Distress embossing ink(Ranger) with an embossing powder I have in my stash, as well as a Ranger Heat it craft tool.

Adhesives: Scotch Quick Dry, Scotch ATG, Ranger Glossy Accents, Recollections Foam Squares, Thermo-o-Web Foam Squares

Friday, July 18, 2014

CC3 Challenge #6 Altered Burlap Panel

Challenge number six Altered Burlap Panel in the Linda Ledbetter challenges is found in Tim Holtz A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III on page 37. This challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I must say this was a very interesting challenge for me to do. I have never gotten my hands so dirty creating anything, but it was so much fun.
I decided to make a piece of art about my favorite thing to do and my most favorite place in the world.
Close ups of the panel
Supplies used:Idea-ology 6 X 8 Burlap Panel, Tissue Wrap(Melange), Paper Stashs- Lost and Found, Wallflower, and Retro Grunge, Philosophy Tags, Word Bands, Word Stick, Pen Nib, Remnant Rubs-Words, Filmstrip Ribbon
Sizzix Alterations Fleur de Lis and Eiffel Tower
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Raspberry, Distress Paint-Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Brushed Pewter Picked Raspberry, Distress Marker-Black Soot, Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium matte
 Labels-Avery Multi Use

Friday, July 4, 2014

CC3 Challenge #5 Distress Watercoloring

Our fifth challenge is another one of the techniques in Tim Holtz A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III on page 39 Distress Watercoloring-Part I. The challenges are lead by Linda Ledbetter on her blog. The fifth challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.

6 X 6 card with each layer 1/4 inch smaller than the previous layer.

Spellbinders Labels Twenty-three die, WRMK Scallop Corner punch, Bazzill Cardstock, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6 X 6 printed paper, TCW stencil, Ranger Distress Ink, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea #3 stamp

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea #2 stamp, Ranger Distress Markers and Archival Ink

Therm-o-web foam squared used to elevate the artwork

Ranger Distress Markers used worn lipstick, picked raspberry, seedless preserves, crushed olive, peeled paint, pine needle, vintage photo, pine needle, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, salty ocean, black soot

Friday, June 20, 2014

CC3 Challenge #4 Layering Stencil: Texture Paste

Our fourth challenge is to do another one of the techniques in Tim Holtz A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III on page 49 Layering Stencil: Texture Paste. The challenges are lead by Linda Ledbetter on her blog. the fourth challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Boutique.
This is an interesting technique and it gave me an opportunity to put the first thing in an art journal I bought months ago.

I used TCW stencils: Mini Dartboard, Mini Butterflies Meadow and Mini Art Is; Golden Molding Paste; Ranger Distress Stains: Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Victorian Velvet, Squeezed Lemonade; Ranger Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Black Soot; Ranger Distress Marker: Black Soot; Stamps: Inkadinkado, JudiKins

Close ups of the different sections

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tinker Bell Just Because

A just because card I made for my youngest granddaughter to put in a package I’m sending her.
This is a large card 6 X 12 inches. The card base is Wausau cardstock. All of the remaining paper and cardstock are from my stash. Rubons from my stash were used for the sentiments.
Using the Gypsy and the Tinker Bell & Friends cartridge, I cut the Iridessa  character (page 60) and mushroom (page 69)  and all their components at 5.98 inches width by 5.47 inches height with the Cricut Expression. All the parts were adhered with Zig 2 Way and Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
Close up of the mushroom and grass. The grass is made using the Alterations Tim Holtz Tapered Fringe die. The paper flowers are from my stash with gems by LYB.
Close up of Iridessa, she is popped up with  Scotch Foam Mounting Tape. The fringed layer of her wings is EK Success Laura Ashley vellum. The butterflies are from K & Company. Various markers were used for accents such as Sakura Gelly Roll and Zig Millennium. A little Glossy Accents was used on the pupils.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Patchwork Birthday Card

This is a card I made for my sister Joan. She is three years younger than I, but we share the same birthday.
The card is 6 X 6 inch. I chose the printed papers from daisyd’s cardstock Sweet Baby Jane 8 X 8 inch pad.

2 X 8 inch strip of the printed paper
Cut the 2 X 8 inch  strips on an angle at opposite corners to form triangles.

I used the Xyron 900 to apply adhesion to the triangle pieces.
Using a piece of Georgia Pacific cardstock cut 6 X 6 inch as a base pencil mark the center of the sheet.

Starting at one corner of the base adhere the first triangle with the tip placed at the center point of the base.

Continue adhering all the triangles to completely cover the base.
Using scissors or paper trimmer cut off the excess paper from the base.

Used Bazzill cardstock for the card. Adhered a 5 3/4 inch piece of printed paper using ATG adhesive. Made a 5 3/4 X 2 1/2 inch decorative strip using the Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch.

Closeup of the front showing a more detailed look at the triangle piecing, WRMK 1/2 Corner Chromper, Imaginisce bling, Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch and Recollections Stamp.


Friday, June 6, 2014

CC3 Challenge #3 Faux Tea Roses

Our third challenge is to do another one of the techniques in Tim Holtz  A Compendium of Curosities Vol. III on page 65 Faux Tea Roses. The challenges are lead by Linda Ledbetter on her blog. And this challenge is sponsored once again by Inspiration Emporium.

I utilized a tag I started to make for challenge #2. Ranger #8  Kraft tag, Tim Holtz Rays stencil, Goldens Molding Paste, Tim Holtz Honeycomb die, Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain, Spiced Marmalade Distress Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents, Distress Vintage Photo Ink

Close up of the tea roses and leaves. Cardstock:MME and LYB
Butterflies are from Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Elements.

The eye is a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub Elements. The bow is made with Tim Holtz Crinkled Ribbon colored with the following Distress Stains: Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Shabby Shutters

Friday, May 23, 2014

Distress Glitter CC3 Challenge 2

Our second challenge is to do another one of the techniques in Tim Holtz  A Compendium of Curosities Vol. III on page 56 Distress Glitter. The challenges are lead by Linda Ledbetter on her blog . The second challenge was sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I am not a big fan of using glitter, but it was fun using this glitter. It was also my first time to use molding paste and gesso.

I used #8 Kraft and Black Ranger tags. Using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Rays Stencil and Goldens Molding Paste on the Kraft tag  and  Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Gesso on the black tag.
Using the Sizzix BigShot I cut the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Trellis die. I used Rangers Tim Holtz festive berries Distress Marker and Distress Glitter.
The flowers are cut from Ashland Spring Bushes and the leaves are Recollection. They were adhered with hot glue.
Other adhesives used on the tag were Rangers Glossy Accents and Scotch Quick Dry.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

CC3 Challenge #1 Paint Marbling

I decided to take part in a challenge to use the techniques in Tim Holtz latest book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume III.

The first CC3 challenge paint marbling can be found on page 43 of the book. This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. I used a 6 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch manila tag I had made with the Cricut machine using the Picturesque cartridge.

I used Distress Paints: Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves and Mustard Seed; Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint; Distress Stain: Peeled Paint (to color the Crinkle Ribbon); Ink: Archival Jet Black  was used for stamping. Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry, Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings and Inkadinkado Sunday School Inchie.

The finished tag is used as the focal point of a 7 X 4 1/4 inch card (white base). The card layers are 6 7/8 X 4 1/8 inches (green layer) and 6 3/4 X 4 inches (purple layer). The tag is popped up with foam squares. A Tiny Attacher staple is used to secure the stained crinkled ribbon.

Finished card
Side view of the lifted tag
Sentiment inside of the card,
 Xyron Frame 2 Thin Dies were used for the shape. 
Close up to show splattering

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine’s Day Card

This Valentine’s Day card was made to fulfill two challenges. The first for a challenge by Gloria (Spyrorocks346) on YouTube wanted us to use a Mojo Monday sketch she had chosen for us to emulate. The second is for last week’s SOC Blogger challenge for something containing a heart.

Front of the 6 X 6 card made with Wausau cardstock for the base and papers from the Recollections Love Letters stack, Recollections Black cardstock, Recollections Black Rhinestones, Sizzix Heart and Scalloped Heart Framelits.

Inside of the card finished with layers of the same papers used on the front of the card.

Elements on the front of the card are popped up with foam tape.

Close up of the inside showing the Tim Holtz mini blueprint stamp and the Fiskars heart border punch.

Cardstock: Wausau, Recollections; Punch: Fiskars; Diecuts: Sizzix Framelits; Diecutter: Sizzix Big Shot; Stamp: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints2; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones; Adhesives: Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry,EK Success Zig 2 Way, Thermo-o-Web Foam Squares, TM Foam Tape