Saturday, March 31, 2012

EASTER TAG...


 TH Fuzzy Bunny

The only thing I have to make this tag is the Pattern Paper bunny Tim uses.  Everything else I made to work.  I don't have the movers and shapres bunny used however, I found a bunny template online and shrunk to fit.  I have posted the bunny I used you can copy and also the link to the bunny I found at the end of the post. 


Once I sized my bunny I traced and hand cut him onto some grunge board.  I then sketched a bow on a cereal box, cut and traced the bow to cut again for the 2nd bunny.  Then I added my glitter glue.

I used brown felt for the bunny, cut out a piece of felt then carefully trim.  To get the bunny furry looking I just dragged my nail over the felt until it became furry. 

I always manage to do something wrong and in this case, trimming the bunny the wrong way with the glue stick back.  Oh well now he just gets flipped. 

I ran the tags (#5 I picked up at the office supply store) through a couple of folders then gently sanding the top.  This sands off the ink exposing the lighter tag.


To pin the bunny's like Tim, I used large brads found at the $1 Store and trimmed the excess.  This was a great find my GF found.   

I found this bunny template online and adjusted the size to fit the tag.  I also downloaded the font.  You're welcome to grab these and use them or click HERE for my Pinterest Board and the original bunny.

 

I hope you found this helpful and this inspires you to make one too.  Even if you don't have all the supplies like me.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

Altered Clipboard- Corkboard



Wrapping up my week of a detailed look at the elments that made up my Altered Corkboard.  For my Altered Clipboard that holds my seasonal Fall/ Halloween tag I used papers and layers of the season. 

I used Modge Podge on my $1 clipboard and trimmed the patter paper to fit.  How did I ever craft without modge podge?

To ensure a good seal I used my brayer. 

Ohhhhh love this die and I loved using it.  I cut grundge board and orange glitter paper and clued.  Usually I would grab back or grey but orange is fun!

I cut weathered clock, painted it black and coated the clock in rock candy.  Isn't the 31 pattern resist paper FUN!

It's my husbands mission to help by providing beer bottle caps.  He loves beer from all over the world so I can collect some pretty unique caps.  I picked up this charm from a charm braclet, another $1 store find.  Add a little alcohol ink and it becomes a custom fit.

To further distress my weathered clock I sanded down the the edges.

Candlelight Fright is shrunk down to this charm size candelabra measuring about an 1 1/4".  I used some alcohol inks, caramel and butterscotch to give it a yummy warm glow.  I played with my melting pot, shrink paper and Tim Holtz dies to create this charming treat.

Using the ticket die and TH stamps, HAPPY HALLOWEEN, inked and a thick layer of rock candy.  A perfect accent tucked beside the candelabra charm.  A mini vintage clip is the prefect size and fits the ticket.

I mounted a peice of wooden ruler along the bottom of the board and layered the BOO, a stamped cork peice, the candelabra and ticket. I left the strands of hot glue to give it a webbed feel.

The final thouch is clipping my tag on. 

Just incase you missed it.  My cork board all pulled together including this clipboard.

Thanks for stopping by and if you stopped by all week I hope you'll try this too!
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Winter Tag- Corkboard Tags


Altered Corkboard Winter Tag

Ho, Ho, Hoooopfully you'll enjoy this last tag of the Four Seasons...WINTER!  If you were hopping last weekend then you would have had a glimpse of these tags and alot more with the  altered corkboard.  This tag is load with a few seasonal favorites. 


Surprise, I have a little dangling wreath at the bottom with berries, jewels and a shiny golden crown.

 A little red brick house in a snowy setting.  Green pipe cleaner makes this fence garland festive.  All that's missing is the polar bear for this coke cap.  There's even a deer with a little red jingle. 

A little bulb and a smokey chimney, twinkle lights and snowy sill all counting down to the 25!

I clipped the wreath on the bottom corner of the tag.  I just thought it looked so cool hanging there.

Whoa...all Four Seasonal tags together.

I hope you enjoyed all the tags I created and it inspires your next project.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fall/ Halloween Tag- Corkboard Tags


Altered Corkboard Fall/ Halloween Tag

Featuring my third tag, part of the Four Seasons tags that are on my inspiration board.  I really enjoyed making this tag.  Are you shocked!  I've never made a tag so loaded with goodies. 

This time the Rickety House went spooky with all my halloween treats.  There's alot to check out in this loaded tag so lets get started.

Check out my webbing.  I tried to get the light to hit the strings of webbing {hot glue strings} and it's criss crossed all over the tag. 

Loaded all around the fence are pumpkins galore in the form of Honeycomb Paper.  My spooky black cat is inked and crackled.  The witch has crashed in the pumpkins and the skeleton is peering out the window. 

There's a touch of Fall with this stack of wheat and wire trendils for the pumpkins.  I love this little corner of the tag. 

At the top the bat fly's near the melted ribbon, where the 31st hovers over the widows peak.  Ohhh ya, I knicked off a little bit of the fence and attached it to the roof with my tiny attacher to creat this widos peak.

I used some wire wrapped in brown tissue {from christmas} to create a knarly tree.  I added some thick twine through the branches and pulled on the twine to make it messy.  At the base of the haunted tree you'll see a little a mini graveyard.  I cut pieces of the fence to get these tombstones.  This fence TH die is so versitile!

I think this tag has all the elements of the season!

Creating this tag was such a joy and I had more ideas to add and not enough tag to add it too.  Tomorrow is the 4th tag...WINTER!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer Tag- Corkboard Tags


Altered Corkboard Summer Tag
SUMMER IS COMING...and this is Tag #2 in my Four Seasons Tags.  The Summer Tag was my first of the 4 tags I made.  It's packed with seashells, sand, weathered wood and balloons.  I kept the theme going with the Rickety House Die and fence. This time making it look more like a planked house, stained with weathered wood and picket fence.

I made these wee balloons using Honeybomb paper found at my LSS, The Scrap Yard.  I went in for inspiration because finding "pumpkins" at this time of year isn't easy.  You'll have to check back tomorrow to see pumpkins.  Well, I found it there with the help of the owner, Lori whom also happens to be Ranger Certified!  The things I'm learning.  She got me on this Honeycomb paper and I think I'm hooked! 

  I added some tea stained cheesecloth as netting, layered some alcohol inked seashells and golden stars.  With the addition of this retro coke bottle cap, it has a summery feel.  Hmmm...I could have used a Corona cap too...

Another bottle cap, with a 1" punched out sand paper circle and layered with this inked sand dollar charm.

A little added sand paper along the bottom, crackled picket fence paint and all these breezy embellishments makes me think I can smell the ocean!

With Tag #2 down we are geared up for tag #3 Fall/ Halloween Tag tomorrow!  My favorite Tag!


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Tag- Corkboard Tags


Altered Corkboard Spring Tag

As promised the first of my Four Seasons Tags, SPRING!

When I was deciding on my Altered Corkboard project I decided to use the Four Seasons as an inspirational point.  This way no matter what time of year I am crafting I can look at my board for lots of ideas, techniques and supplies.

For the Spring tag I just learned about making Mosaic Butterflies.  Of course they needed to show up here.  I went for a fresh wet spring like feel with the Umbrella Man die, glue rain drops and metal flower accents.
Spring always has fresh green grass, flowers and butterflies.  The grass is left over fake Christmas Tree branches, trimmed and glued.  I punched metal flowers using oven liner, then inked with alcohol inks and finished off with colourful brads.  A crystal blue butterfly, a frog and a Stella Beer cap...summer is coming afterall. 

For Umbrella Mans umbrella I added some dimension using honeycomb paper.  Third times the charm cutting it out.  I'm new to Honeycomb Paper, but the learning curve was quick. I learned I needed to cut half of the umbrella and not all of it.  That way when you open it it honeycombs open.  I made raindrops with my hot glue and attached them to hang off as if they are dripping.

I topped the umbrella with a the TH crown, embossed gold and topped with some pearl embellishments.  They were white so I coloured with my alcohol ink.

The house is embossed with the TH brick, inked with Painted Peel and then sanded for a weathered look.  More flowers and water dips were added.

Come Back tomorrow for the Summer Tag.
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