Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the Ocean Floor


12 Tags of 2014- July
 
I was really worried I would miss this months tag.  I have made a commitment to create every month.  A couple weeks ago I injured my back.  All those new Sizzix dies and I haven't touched one of them.   And sitting in my craft room isn't really comfortable.  So, taking it slow, breaking a lot and a few Advil I have managed to create the tag.

 
I am a coastal girl and hail from Vancouver Island.  So, these Sizzix dies I fell in love with!


I followed Tim's technique's. 

 
Creating the sand was a new one for me.  I really loved how it turned out.

 
When I was picking out all my Sizzix goodies I "almost" got the embossing folder Tim used.  Ugh, I should have.  But the rays one worked out perfect.
 

I love adding distress paint to my word bands.

 
A lot of great techniques this month which made it a lot of fun.

 
I'm off to YELLOWSTONE tomorrow in my motor home along with my adorable husband, 3 kids, dog and towing my Jeep!  One of my favorite National Parks to visit.  I'll be dragging my butt through the park with this sore back.  But I cannot wait!  So, I'm really happy I managed to get this done before I go.
 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my July tag that almost didn't happen.  Now to ice my back and rest! 
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

CC3 Challenge #5- Distress Watercolor

It's watercolor madness! 

More birthday cards I made for my son using the Treats Blueprint set.  I love this set!  There's so much creatively you can do with it!  Using my Mini Distress Inks to create these bright cards was easy peasy!

 
I used the #1 Mini Distress Inks for these cards.
 
 
I did the background with stencil. 
 
 
I fussy cut the ice cream cone then added some rock candy stickles. 
 
Watercolouring these stamps is easy and good messy fun!

 
Card number 2; GUM

 
My son loves gum...and candy.  More fussy cutting with the bottle.  For the pop bottle I added some mini rusty hinge and broken china from Kit #6.
 
 
Gum Please!

 
I stamped #happybirthday from the #hashtags set.
 
Both cards are bright and fun!
 
 
Keeping these simple makes the cards quick to create!  Thanks for taking the time to check them out! 
 
Be sure to check out the CC3 Challenge sponsored by Inspiration Emporium
 
Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #5
 
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #5, Watercolor


 If you frequent my blog then you know I LOVE to watercolor!  Another gift I made for my son's 13th birthday he had a couple weeks ago!  Teen's always ask for cash and creating this candy drawer box is a great way to stash the cash!  Otherwise it's just boring to give money!  Click HERE to see his other cash box I made for him.
 

 
These are so fast to make!  I used an 8x8 Tim Holtz paper pack for the designer paper.

 
Using a variety of my stencils and the Mini Distress Inks for the watercoloring each side.

 


 
I cut lucky #13 from my new Vintage Market XL Die.  I then coated it in Antique Linen Distress Glitter!

 
I mounted the 13 on my snowflake rosette.  I'm really loving this strip die!  And it's not even winter.
 
 
  Since I live in a different Province then the rest of my family my kids often get cash!  This is a simple way to give cash for a teen!  Thanks for stopping by!!!
 
 I will be playing along with the CC3 Challenge and Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring Challenge #5 for the CC3 Challenge!  I love getting mail from them;)
 
Studio L3, Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #5
 
Incase you missed my Facebook or Instagram post I wanted to share with you my awesome surprise from Sizzix!  Tim Holtz signed the lid of a die storage box and Sizzix sent it to me! That was an awesome surprise!!!!
 
 
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Big Top Mayhem- June Tag?

Another Box? I just couldn't help myself to create this Eileen Hull ATB for the June "Tag".  Not to mention I needed a box for a stash of cash my son got for his birthday.  Teens want money and that's boring to give.  I decided to use my ATB for holding the cash and then apply Tim's fun technique!
 
I recently picked up the Big Top stamp set and this is just what I wanted to do with it.

Each side has it's own fun stencil and Big Top character!


Dimensional's pop these guys to life.
 

I watercolored each character and then fussy cut.
 

I used the minis for inking each stencil!


I love this guy!  And the chevron stencil is to die for!
 

Each section is layered with bright polka dot paper and watercolor paper.


I am seeing this elephant everywhere! 


The top of the ATB has the sentiment cut and popped up.  I watercolored each word and added some rock candy for bling.  The star stencil is adorable!


I love this bright cheer ATB Gift Box!
 
 
 I do love watercoloring so this month's tag is right up my alley.  And my son loved this fun box I made for him!  I cannot wait for more of these boxes.  Sizzix has sent me another treat of goodies that should arrive next week!!!!  As always thank you for popping in and sharing your thoughts on my latest creation. 
Check out these challenges!
 
Eileen Hull- Summer Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Anything Goes
Tim Holtz- June Tag
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Friends
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

CC3- Challenge #4


Another CC3- Challenge #4 Layering Stencils
 
My youngest son turned 13 yesterday!!!!  Yep, 3 teenagers in the house. I spent a few hours yesterday making cards and other goodies for his birthday.  I will be posting those soon.  But I wanted to share with you my first embossing paste project. 
 
I had used a gesso'd page from my mixed media journal.  I stamped the seahorse from nautical blueprint.  A layer of stripes stencil in faded jeans distress paint give it an under the sea vibe!

 
I'm new to mixed media so I don't have any "sprays".  But I did use some of my re-inkers to ink the background.

 
I used my bubbles stencil.  I'm sure I have it too thick.  But that's
OK, I'm learning.
 
 
I stamped my mini's on watercolor paper, inked and then fussy cut.  A coat of clear rock candy makes a great sparkle.


I smooshed some of my bubbles.  I guess they weren't dry yet. 

 

UPDATE; Mix it Up post

With my excitement to show you my first mixed media pages I forgot to add the paste to my pages.  I have fixed my post with an UPDATE...Click HERE for these added photo's!

 
Thanks for swinging by.  Watch for more project I made for my son from ALL my family!  Be sure to check out this challenge sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
 
Challenges to check out!
 Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 3 click HERE for challenge # 3
Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Simon Says Monday Challenge

 
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