Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Anniversary Shadow Frame

Mom and Dad's 50th is coming up this month and she's busy planning the big party.
She went out and found this old box frame, in need of some touch ups, paint and decorations.
I repainted the inner frame and retouched alot of the gold trimmings.
Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals die cut different materials: Lace,  textured wallpaper, card stock and precut grunge paper for the swirl accents.
The blue flowers were pulled from a silk, hydrangea  flower but pinched together to give it a different look. The rolled flowers are Spellbinders die cut on card stock. (all those white dots on the window are just the lights shining down on it)

I'm still not getting a handle on my camera settings, and this looks way to white. Only the lace should be white, the rest more an antique, creamy white, like the dolls dress inside. The final touches included a lot of pearl flower centers, and pearl stamens placed all about.
Inside is the cake topper they had 50 years ago. It's all now back in her hands, and filled with wedding day memorabilia.
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hand Painted Roses

Embossed background on mauve cardstock.
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Hand Painted flowers with Folk Art Paint
Computer generated sentiment onto Velum.
Client requested lots of sparkle!

Tim Holtz Tathered Challenge

I love Tim's products, but I must say I do Pretty better than I do grunge or abstract. So my flowers are both tissue paper and cardstock, in pretty colors.

I also wanted to try out some paints for the background. I used 3 colors of Enamel paints, misted the tag first, dropped on some paint, and start spritzing everywhere until it started to run. I took a couple of trys to get it right as the paint went on too thick in the beginning.

Let it dry. One of the kids used my heat tool and didn't bring it back, so I towel dried it. I tried it on the tag, and lots of scrap cardstock...white as I needed some for the die cut flowers.
For the tissue paper flowers, I pressed the tissue down into the stamp with my fingertip . It helped get the ink applied and actually embossed the stamp into the tissue. Cool!

Used an archival ink to add Lady stamp. It worked well on the enamel paint, but added a worded stamp didn't work. It smuged and didn't look so nice.I tried using archival ink and distress ink, but neither worked. I had to repaint that little section and instead glued in a metal sentement.
So, here we have the painted and tissue flowers. The cardstock flowers are embossed with the dot folder. Centered with a rose pearl.


Simon Says Stamp: Metal=ology





Friday, 22 February 2013

Tim Holtz Bird Cage

Tim Holtz/Ranger everything..... Bird Cage die, Tathered Flowers, Alcohol Inks on all acetate die cuts as well as the previously white, tissue paper flowers.
Tim Holtz embossing folder, edges inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Sentiment archival black ink.
The cage glued onto the card so that it puffed out a bit giving it some dimension and realism.

Bird Cage


Tim Holtz Bird cage die cut on acetate and colored with alcohol inks. Glued onto the card so that it puffs out a bit.
Tim Holtz Tathered Floral die cut on white tissue paper and sponge inked with Distress Ink Lipstick.
Background done with a heart embossing folder on designer paper.
Sentiment stamped with archival black ink.
Sticky pearls added on cage and insde the flower.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Alcohol Inks on Acetate


Tim Holtz Brick embossing folder
Acetate from packaging
Blue and Metallic Silver Alchohol Inks
Butterfly stamped with Archival inks and cut out  ( double stamped and cut as it's a side view butterfly and glued together with Glossy Accents. A trim of Black  Enamel Accents to create the butterflies body with dimension.
Love stamp dipped in Distress ink Ocean Blue and Black Archival ink.

White on White

Modeling paste and stencils
Martha Steward punch
ribbon of pearls
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: White on White

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Chipboard Note Book

Details on my other blog here

Easle Drawer Card

Specially made for a family friend on her 70th birthday. You can find the tutorial here (look under tab for Templates)


Spellbinders Oval Florals
Martha Stewart Pine Leaf Punch
Martha Stewart Lace Punch
Rolled Roses Die
Butterfly Stamp and Die set
Glitter Glue
Computer Sentiment
Paper fastener for knob pull
Designer Paper and Bristle Board

Pasted Hearts

My latest purchased was some Modeling Paste. It adds some great texture to your project, it's easy to work with and dries fairly quickly. Best part is you can ink it after it dries or as I did, mix in some Distress Inks liquid refill before using it.....then I loosely slopped it onto the hearts.
Mostly I'll be using this paste with stencils. But this time I had some paste left over and didn't want to waste it,  so I simply added it to some cut out hearts (Sizzix Hearts ) I had sitting on the table. Added them to the card with some Tim Holtz paper and a heat embossed sentiment...easy peasy.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Something Messy