Friday, May 30, 2014

All Boxed- 12 Tags

Have you been wondering if I would get my tag done for this month?  I know I was.  With the Sizzix trip, my daughter's graduation this week, family in town and my son breaking his Clavicle bone on Sunday. I have just barely made this in time.
 
Now that's close and that's no tag!  I had the tag built and all I had to do was assemble it when I got the call my son was heading to the hospital in an ambulance.  He's fine but Mommy mode kicked in and I've been keeping a close eye on him all week.  I had this idea to use my new Artist Block die by Eileen Hull...just this morning. 
 
I used the same concept but added them to the block!
 

I used a ton of my Sizzix dies and I adore my mini armor and mini antlers! 
 
 
I went through all my fun stash.
 

I wasn't going to get the shadow press but who's kidding who.  I cut my finished tag for these so at least I used it.

 
I cut watercolor paper and stamped the High Society Blueprint set then used that as a back ground for my block.  I used distress inks and stain for coloring with my watercolor pen.
 

The honeycomb frameworks adds texture. 
 

If you look you can see I used the woodgrain stencil on the armor.  It turned out awesome.
 

I added a purple flower cut from the Tattered Pinecone die.  Love these flowers!
 

I used 1 piece of 8x8 paper stash for the whole thing!
 

I little fun with my mini ribbon and some Idea-Ology.
 

I had so much fun making my May "Tag" or Artist Block.  It's my first Block I've made and part of the dies that arrived from Sizzix!
 
 
I wanted to use some of my favorite things.  And I didn't have enough room to even fit it all.  I love this block and I can't wait for more to arrive. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and check out these challenge blogs! 
 
A Vintage Journey- Texture
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Artsy Stamp
CC3- Faux Tea Rose Technique
Tim Holtz- May Tag
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the Box

I am thrilled, the first of my Sizzix goodies has arrive.  I didn't realize part of my winning Sizzix contest meant I was able to choose a ton of dies.  One of the dies I have been DYING to try is the Eileen Hull Candy Drawer!  I love making 3D projects so this was the first die I cracked open.
 
 
I used some 8x8 TH paper stash and within about 20 min the whole box was papered.  I then cut a tiny tag and added the numbers.

 
I added some of my tattered pinecone flowers and added some glitter. 

 
I cut some mini trophies and used the eroded metal technique. 

 
I wanted to show you the side of how I connected the trophies.

 
So stinkin adorable the inside of this 2 1/2x 1 1/2 box.

 
I popped my Pandora bracelet in the box to give you an idea how big it is.

 
I added the Idea-Ology pull for the drawer.

 
Some more glitter to the flower on the top.

 
It's my first attempt at making these great candy drawer boxes.  I have plans for this die!
 
Check out these fun challenge blogs I'll be posting this in. 
 
Compendium of Curiosities 3
Eileen Hull Designs
Simon Says Monday Challenge
 
Thanks for stopping in and checking out my project.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Remember The Now

How awesome is the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge! Fun enough to play again! 
 
I LOVE all the techniques, using my Ranger stuff and all my Sizzix stuff!  Not to mention all my TH papers and goodies!  For this project I'm using the retro metal TV by Prima.  My daughter LOVES this TV and has been eyeing it for the last month as it's been sitting in my craft room. She graduates next week and this is her Grad gift from me. 
I didn't want this Retro TV to look too Graduation like.
I love my new tattered curvy banners die!  Isn't it adorable how it fits here.  The #hashtags stamp is a perfect fit!
I attached an old metal button to the TV.  Then the chevron frameworks die, cut with cork.  How could I not love these dies when they first came out.
 
I went a little rust crazy.  The TV comes with painted rust spots.  But I went for the real thing.  Including rusting the Idea-Ology piece!

 
These letterpress letters are a favorite.  I used some distress paint to ink them.


For the inside of the TV I used various paper stash goodies to layer.  I picked up this vintage car, sanded and added rust.


The Mini Trophy is so freakin cute.  Here, I've added pumice stone glitter to the trophy and the tip of the tattered pinecone flower.  Tied off with some crinkle ribbon.


I think I have about 4 packs of these wordbands!  I rusted the ends too!


Yesterday I bought the new Sizzix Armor dies, HERE.  I was hoping to layer the big one on the inside but it was a fraction too big.  The little ones are perfect in rusty hinge distress glitter.  Missing spots when glittering is perfect for the ink to adhere.  Creating a grungy look!


Love it!


I wasn't sure my theme for this project.  But in the end I pulled together the look I wanted.  My daughter loves all things vintage, she loves to write and she loves this TV. 
 
Thanks for checking out my daughter's grad gift.  Be sure to check out the CC3 challenged #2.  And get the Book to follow along...that's a lot of techniques!
 
I'll also be playing with
 Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, Travel
 Simon Says Monday Challenge, Botanical
Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Metal or Glass
 
Thanks for all the love and comments!  You guys are the BEST!!!!
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Tarnished Trophy, CC3 Challenge #2

I keep seeing the Compendium of Curiosity Challenges everywhere.  I was asked to make a going away card.  So I thought I would play along with CC3 Challenge #2, Distress Glitter!  Because I LOVE MY GLITTER!!!  And I had to make a card anyway;)
  

My wee Tutorial
 
I just got my Tarnished Trophy dies.  I didn't see me using them much and I was wrong.  I spent a little time cutting with my Vagabond.  Love that hummmmmm!
 
 
It's time to crack open all my MINI'S! 
 
 
Applying some ink.  Did you see this posted on Facebook?
 

Yep, opened another pack!
 
 
I love how I store my distress glitter!  All those pretty colours.

The mini inks are great for inking my die cuts.  I am lovin their precision inking.
 

Once the pumice stone is applied add glossy accents.
 

Then cover in distress glitter.
 
 
All my new mini's tucked away.  I'm a couple packs short...for now.
 
 
Time for some spritzing with my lattice stencil.
 
 
Pretty in pumice stone!
 
 
I LOVE the speckled stencil. 
 
 
I have been waiting to use my cargo stencil along with the mini distress tool.  So much easier to ink.
 
 
Did you know you can ink Distress Glitter!  SO AWESOME!
 
 
Using these stencils in different ways is a great way to layer.
 

I need green for my project!
 

The end result.
 
I had all these flowers made and ready to attach.  Way faster.
 
 
I glued the greenery into place.
 
 
I'm so excited to have a banner to stamp on.  REALLY EXCITED!
 
 
I was going to glitter the flower tips...but...nah!
 
 
I stamped the inside with my signature smudge at the top there!
 
 
The small tied bow is attached to the bottom because I love these bows.
 
 
Be sure to check out and Studio L3 CC3, Challenge #2.  The DT has done a beautiful job to inspire you too.  So leave them some love!  This challenge has a great prize from The Funky Junky Boutique
Thanks for stopping by!  I always appreciate when you do.  I hope you like my "Going Away" card!
 
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