Thursday, May 28, 2015

Inspire More

I did it, I created my May Tag for the 12 Tags of 2015 Tags.  To say this is a loaded tag is an understatement.  There is a lot of creative goodness going on.  There's a ton of tiny elements to layer including the new Tiny Tattered Floral Thinlit die.
My take on this months tag.

I love to layer all these tiny flowers and leaves.


I cut "moments" using the new handwritten journey thinlit die.  I used a hinge clip for some metal since I opted out using the arrow.


I am really loving the new Photobooth images.  Tiny images that layer right into any project.  I coloured her with Fossilized Amber.


Instead of inking the texture paste with cracked pistachio I also inked with abandon coral and fossilized amber.


I gotta say... I am really warming up to all these Thinlit dies...I have a lot in my stash now.  

Every month I'm so excited to create these tags and share my take on an adventure in creating.   

Haven't seen Tim's Tag yet?  WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.... Click HERE

Then check out one of my favorite challenge blogs....
A Vintage Journey

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm up too.  My jar of Tiny Tattered's is filling up!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Because we're Happy!

Frilly and Funkie has a new Challenge and it's all about what makes you HAPPY!  
"This could be a project you love doing, a product you love using, or something that makes you so happy that it just gives you the inspiration to create something beautiful. It really is an anything goes kind of challenge, but remember to make sure you have fun!!"

I am sharing with you what I love... my Sizzix dies!  They are the foundation of pretty much anything I create.  I use them all and love creating with them.  I have a lot of dies but recently I acquired the new Thinlits die, Tiny Tattered Floral.  So, I am sharing with you this growing family of Tattered's!

Did I mention I love my Sizzix dies.   Here is a recent photo I posted on Instagram of my dies.  Be sure to follow me there if you want to see sneak peeks of what I'm creating.  They make me HAPPY!


The Tattered's welcomed the Tiny Tattered Floral this year.  Here's a look at them all with mini tutorials.

Tiny Tattered Floral- 15 dies and a quilling tool.



I use a magnetic plate layered with my paper, wax paper and plates.


These are quick and tiny to create.  Simply roll!


My first batch of Tiny Tattered's.


Once rolled apply a little hot glue and fluffy out!  DONE!


Tattered Pinecone- The Original Tattered.


All you need are scraps of 3"x 3" Core paper, cut and sand.


Prep here is key for a tiny rosette. Fold each petal where they join and then bend each petal  tip back. 


Apply a little hot glue to a tooth pick and attach to the end of the flower.


Gently hold the flower with your index and thumb while rolling the tooth pick with your other hand.  More hot glue at the end to attach the flower and bend back the petals.


These flowers take no time to create!


Jumbo Tattered Pinecone


Same as above.


I used a wood skewer for these.  Bigger flower...bigger stick!


Same as above apply, fold, bend, hot glue on skewer, roll flower, more hot glue to secure and BOOM a BIG rosette.


Such a great addition to any project.  


Jumbo Tattered Floral


For this one I used watercolor paper and all the new Distress Inks.  I creased the leaves for a natural effect.


Ink and blend all the colors for a bold pop of colour!


Woohoo...fun with Distress Inks


Tint Tattered Floral Thinlits are perfect for those smaller projects like Tags, Photobooth or to layer in with the other Tattered's.


The Tattered Pinecone makes the perfect Pinecone and Tea Rose!


The Jumbo Tattered Pinecone is great for layering and filling in space with a floral punch.


The Jumbo Tattered Floral is fantastic for larger projects, party decor or adding to canvas.


Now that's a Tattered Family!


Here's a sneak peek at how I used these Tattered's I made today!  Watch for this post soon!  


There's also Tattered Poinsettia, Tattered Floral and Mini Tattered's which yes, I have those too.  I wanted to share a sample of the Tattered's I love!  Be sure to share what makes you Happy!  

Thanks for stopping by and seeing my Happy Place.

Watch these Tim Holt's Video's on how to make flowers




 
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