Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Toxic Brew- Make it 3D

There's still time to enter the Make it 3D Challenge for Eileen Hull.  The DT has been sharing their inspiration all month!  Did you know Eileen has a Sizzix die that will take your dies and "Make it 3D".  This can elevate your favorite dies by creating dimension!  Just think of your stash and what you can accomplish!

I was recently traveling down south and stopped in at The Island's Creative Escape in Los Gatos, California.  This is where I picked up the Tea Time die.  I knew I was going to make it 3D.  


I knew I needed my skeletons.  Time to break some bones.


I got these Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders when I was on the Frilly and Funkie DT.  I love the enamel look the fern green and orange blossom.  I love, love, love this little tab!


The mini ticket is the perfect sign.  It's what Starbucks would look like in Halloween Towne.


How you doin'?  


I love bending and snapping these guys.  They become humanized.


I like to try and think outside of the box when I create.  I like to try and get you thinking beyond the norm when you look at your dies.  


I hope this gets you thinking...

Be sure to get your project in for a chance to win your own Make it 3D die!  


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A Vintage Journey- Destinations (My destination interpretation is HALLOWEEN)


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

What Paper can Do

You know what Monday means...a new Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge, "Not your regular paper".  I got this in the bag!  I rarely use pattern paper.  I almost always make my own and my favorite paper to use is watercolor paper!  I love how many ways you can use it, the texture and sheer thickness!  Lets get to it...I created a fun watercolor paper tag!

  I love layering and creating dimension.  I cut a tiny tattered floral and instead of rolling it I left it as a plant.  Adding a garden greens cut along with it then layering all the sand and sea cuts it creates a surreal ocean scene.



By blotting my mermaid lagoon and twisted citron right onto my craft sheet, spritz with water and drag you can get a dynamic background.


Have you tried making your own custom blend ink pad yet?  It's easy and fun.  I created mine with reinkers peeled paint, forest moss and twisted citron.  With the brayer I inked the sand and sea horse which creates a pretty gradient effect.  By adding some clear rock candy crackle it creates a stained glass effect.


Isn't the wee star fish adorable.  I used another custom blend ink pad with rusty hinge, mustard seed and fossilized amber.  The sand dollar is inked with some antique linen distress paint and sprinkled with distress powder for texture.  The mini sand dollar and star fish are one in the same.  I cut the sand dollar twice.  With the second sand dollar I cut the center "starfish" out.  Stretch your dies and see what you can create!  


I do live to layer and add texture.  When you add texture paste and a stencil it really makes your project pop!  The Tim Holtz Tiles stencil is a perfect layer to this tag. 


Are you ready to show off what you create Not using Your Regular Paper with Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge?  Go outside your comfort zone and see what you can create.

If you don't play you won't get a chance to win $50 with Simon Says Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  My seahorse was getting a little bored...

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Beyond...

I cannot believe it's been a month since I have been in my craft room!  I was starting to go a little stir crazy.  I wanted to make sure I got my July Tag done. Phew, just making it again.  
Excuse the warm lighting.  I was up early and crafting this morning.
 I am so excited by the new releases and Halloween coming I decided to go spooky!  I always try to find a different angle on the tags while still maintaining the techniques.  Variety is the spice of life.


I used the Mini Blueprints #7 and kept all my watercoloring messy!


Instead of the metal numbers I used my enamel and added a little twisted citron distress paint along with the wee mirrored star.  I sanded off some of the paint.  


I picked up the wishbones while I was down south.  I used my piercer to make a hole so I could attach it to the token.


Do you have the Micro Glaze yet?  I love this stuff!  


Using black soot to spritz the tag going heavy and light all around the tag.


Bring on the new releases and Halloween!


Not to worry...I was supervised the whole time by Flurry!


It's good to be back and crafting.  Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by Tim's Blog to see all the techniques!  

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

I Scream...for Idea-Ology

Monday + Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge= FUNDAY!  
This weeks challenge is the letter "I" and what inspires you.  Now, I'm sure a lot of you are thinking HELLO...that's easy.  Ummm...not me, nope, not at all. 
 
I'm thinking, I'm thinking... ice cream, icicles, icy blues, iceberg.  Hey, I'm Canadian and apparently I think cold things.  Needless to say I felt challenged and I do like a challenge.
After days of contemplating (no, really days and days)  it hit me, Idea-Ology.  Join me and check out what the letter "I" sparks my imagination using Idea-Ology.


I've been collecting ALL the Idea-Ology Correspondence goodies of late.


 I made sure to only use the Correspondence stamp set for the whole project.  I wanted show just how far this stamp set can stretch.


I love the Airmail Paper String wrapping the box.  


I did the sides too.


I topped with a pen nib and tucked in a Index Label with the small chit chat sentiment.


Who doesn't love the Correspondence Designer Tape!  It perfectly frames the box.


Once of my favorite dies released this year is the envelope die.  There's so much you can do with this die.  I stamped then added a photobooth image.  I wrote on it too so it looks extra vintage-y.  That's a word right...vintage-y.


I made my box to the same size as the Eileen Hull XL 3D Block Cube Bank die since I don't have it...yet.  


Are you ready to share what the letter "I" inspires in you?  I know I could use some idea's.  Share with us at Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.

There will be a one random draw for a chance to win $50 with Simon Says Stamps


Thank you for taking  the time to pop in.  If you leave a comment I'll share some smoke salmon with you? 

Can I sneak this into some of my favorite challenges!!!

A Vintage Journey- Destinations
Anything But Cute- Summer Romance

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