Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Focus: Tim Holtz Stencils

It's my turn to host the Friday Focus over at Frilly and Funkie and it's all about Tim Holtz Stencils.  Haha... I may know a thing or two about this topic.  I thought I would use this opportunity to get some of my Christmas Cards done.  So, I give you 5 cards to check out. 
But you can head over Frilly and Funkie to see each card with a mini tutorial on how I used my stencils. 
 
 
My collection of Tim Holtz Stencils. 
 
 
Stenciling with Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution.
 
 
Emboss your Stencils

 
Creating a resist with embossing.

 
Texture Paste

 
Texture Paste and Distress Spray Stains.

 
 This Friday Focus is all about Tim Holtz Stencils. During the next two weeks Linda is generously offering an additional 15% discount on all Tim Holtz Stencils at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
 
Thanks for stopping by...
 
I will be sharing my Christmas Cards with the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge .  And guess who's this rounds goodie giveaway... The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  YAY!
 
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pulling the Swag

Another Sneak Peek.
 
But shhhh... don't tell anyone I'm being sneaky on my blog!  It's one of those things, if I show you in a separate post then I won't overload the post this belongs with...if that makes any sense!
 
OK lets face it.  The minute we all saw the Prancing Deer and Sleigh this had to happen.  I knew it, you knew it and well all those other creative people knew it.  I have been planning this for weeks!  Recently, Emma over at That's Life had posted one similar as well as countless other crafters. 
 
I mean, it's sooo cool it gets it's very own post. 
 
Let's check it out!
 
I wanted a big anchor piece for the project that shall not be named...

 
I inked my prancing deer with gathering twigs then sprinkled some vintage photo distress embossing powder.  They look amazing like this.  Then I off set them so you could see both.

 
I used the holly, beaded and snowflake garland to attach the deer and sleigh.  Then attached a couple of mirrored stars on the sleigh.

 
I attached 2 sleighs with these little craft wooden blocks I have.  The deer have them too so spacing is perfect.

 
I cut 3 movers and shapers mini retro packages added some paper, distress glitter and glossy accents.  Then I tucked in some holiday greens and tattered pinecone.

 
I cut an extra bow from the mini retro packages for the rear.  I added some mini holly leaves and red jingle berries.  Festive!

 
I have been holding onto this enamel tag since last winter from when I did my "Lab" room makeover!  Just for something like this.

 
I crackled the prancing deer antlers then attached these small jingles.  I don't know...they just needed to be there!

 
I am happy this darn sleigh is done after about 6 weeks of planning it.  Hard to build it when you don't have the dies yet.  Stupid waiting!

 
Well, I do hope you like my top secret post.  Seriously...no one can know!
 
Thanks for wandering over and making sure no one followed you.  Watch for the full post SOON...like next week
 
Challenges are fun...and challenging.  Stretch your creativity and try some.
  
Inspiration Journal- Happy Holidays
Artistic Stamper- Christmas is Coming
 
Happy Turkey Day to all my American Peeps!
 
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