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Good afternoon everyone. How is your week going? Today, I have my version of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2012 for November to share with you.
Click here to see and read Tim Holtz’s tutorial in order to make this month’s tag.
My tag above includes a few variations from Tim’s. In lieu of the the fall foliage he used in the lower right hand corner, I included a small pumpkin instead. Pumpkin was die cut out of Kraft Core card stock using Tim’s mini pumpkin Movers & Shapers die. I distressed the pumpkin and added Orange Marmalade Distress Ink to enhance the pumpkin’s color. I tied a small piece of jute string to the pumpkin’s stem and added a Vintaj leaf cluster. I applied a small amount of Moss Vintaj Patina paint to the pumpkin’s leaves for added color.
Tim’s tag did not include any ribbon tie embellishments. I instead chose to add a Vintaj trinket leaf cluster and an Ideaology type charm to the tag’s ribbon tie. I attached the embellishments with a Ideaology trinket pin.
This tag was a lot of fun and as usual was chocked full of new ideas and techniques to try. Come join the fun. Upload your entry to his site for a chance to win some great goodies.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be back on Friday with another inspiring project idea. Have a great week.
Good Monday morning to everyone. How was your weekend? Our’s was a mixed bag of good things. We finalized our initial plans with our contractor so he can begin framing our unfinished basement, I finished up last minute fall chores, and stocked up on holiday colored card stock at Archiver’s buy one get one incredible sale. I must admit, I have never seen so many people crammed into a little 2 foot wide aisle before. Fellow shoppers were pleasant and we all walked away with a great deal. I also had time to catch up on my Compendium of Curiosities II challenges. This week’s challenge entry includes this week’s and last week’s techniques rolled into one fun tag. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 is the host. This week’s sponsor is The Funkie Junkie boutique.
This tag was so much fun to make. For this tag, I followed the instructions for two techniques in Tim Holtz’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. The first technique (last week’s technique) is called Krumpled Kraft Suede. Instructions are on page 40. This was a completely new technique for me and boy what an amazing technique it is. It was so much fun. I kept doing it over and over for a total of four times, each time in a different color. Colors used for the tags were Mustard Seed/Crushed Olive, Broken China, Vintage Photo, and Picket Fence. I love the resulting feel of the tags afterwards. It is hard to believe it is paper and not suede.
Afterwards, I picked out various stamps to create a collage. Stamps are Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous and were stamped with Ranger’s Jet Black Archival Ink. I added several Idealogy embellishments: Pen Nib, Films Strip, Tissue Tape, Muse Tokens, Mini Paper Clip, and a Plaquette. The optical lens in the center is from Red Lead. The second technique (this week’s technique) is called Alcohol Ink Palette, page 52. I applied various colors of Alcohol Ink to the filmstrip, optical lens, and the plaquette. This gave each of the elements a vintage, aged feel.
I am pleased with the results and love the eclectic elements included in this tag. I hope you do too. I am glad that I could catch up on my challenges. Each technique is fun as well as a great learning experience. I encourage you to enter yourself, entry deadline is Thursday evening. Come join the fun. Have a great day everyone! Thank you for stopping by.
Good evening everyone. I apologize that it has been since Monday since I have posted. Life threw me a few time crunch curve balls, but I am back and have several projects ready to go. Today, I have this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge entry hosted by Studio L3. Every week, Linda selects a new technique challenge from Tim Holtz‘s Compendium of Curiosities II. This week is Perfect Pearls. I love this product by Ranger and have used Perfect Pearls several times before. I made a Halloween card.
This week’s challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp Superstore. I am a frequent customer and give them 5 stars for product selection and fast and free shipping. The Perfect Pearls technique is on page 53. After making two custom Perfect Pearls Palettes, I made a Halloween card and used Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls powder to enhance the moon as well as to back light the pumpkin. It is very hard to photograph, but the shimmer of Perfect Pearls is absolutely stunning in person. The assembled card is 6X6.
Card Stock: Pink Paislee
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Die Cuts: Sizzix
Inks: Distress and Archival Ink by Ranger
Grass Punch: Martha Stewart
Ticket Caption: Label Maker
You have plenty of time to jump in and join us in this week’s challenge. I greatly appreciate you stopping by and I will be back tomorrow with a super cool project that I made for my girlfriend’s birthday during a recent online class with Christy Tomlinson, Pumpkins and Cider. Have a great night everyone.
Good afternoon everyone. It certainly feels like fall here in Minnesota. It is 65 and sunny. I finished this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge this week late last night. This week’s technique is riveted patchwork. For those unfamiliar with this challenge…Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 hosts a new technique challenge each week from Tim Holtz’s latest book, Compendium of Curiosities II. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique who is offering a $25 gift certificate to a lucky challenge participant. This week’s technique is called riveted patchwork. Directions are on page 57 inside Tim’s Compendium of Curiosities II, Volume 2 book. Below is my entry for this week’s challenge, a riveted patchwork bluebird.
This bird was so much fun to make. I used a studio 490 Art Part as my base. To start, I applied a base coat of Mars Black Windsor & Newton acrylic paint to the art part bird, wings, and dowel. Next, I followed along using Tim’s instructions for riveted patchwork technique on page 57 with one variation. In lieu of the technique’s recommended colors to use, I instead chose to use an assortment of blue’s for the body and orange for the belly. I am pleased with how the colors turned out and really like how the alcohol ink color puddled in the texture created from the riveted patchwork technique. For the base, I used three scrap 3″ hickory coasters for the base and adhered the word fly. The letters are left over from a package of Ideology Grunge Blocks. Lastly, I completed final assembly by using a drill to make a hole in the base and then inserted my art bird.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am in the midst of completing a few remaining Paperie in Bloom projects for September. Have a great afternoon.
Good morning everyone. How was your weekend? Mine was busy. We celebrated a family birthday, harvested the last of vegetables from the garden, and I started to clean/organize our unfinished basement (fiance’ wants to start working on it this fall). However, I did manage to squeeze in some time to complete my interpretation of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2012, September tag. Each month Tim features a new tag that is chocked full of various techniques and typically offers insight into using his various products in unlikely ways. This month’s tag highlights a great technique call Riveted Patchwork. Click here to be redirected to Tim’s website that includes a step by step written tutorial. Below is my version with a few additions.
Thank you for stopping by. I have another riveted patchwork project on my work table awaiting finishing touches and will show you that later this week. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. This afternoon I finally finished this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II entry. This challenge is hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp Superstore. Simon Says Stamp is an amazing store and has the latest product including Tim Holtz’s fall 2012 dies. I just received notification that my order (new Tim Holtz Fall Dies) were shipped this morning. This week’s technique challenge is Blended Stains. Instructions for this technique can be found on page 45 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 book. This book is amazing if you to use a mixture of techniques in your art. I decided this week to make a card to send as this Saturday marks the first day of fall. Pictured below is my card.
This was a fun card and the technique is one I have used several times previously. I was inspired by various pictures on Pinterest of tree canopies and thought it might be a good card idea to translate. To begin, I made several tags, each in a different color using Tim’s directions inside his book. Next, I die cut these tags into the elements seen here. I used 3 brown tags to die cut 2 Branch Tree and 1 Bird Branch, both dies are from Tim Holtz’s Alterations line. The tree canopies leaves are blended colors of oranges, reds, and yellows and were die cut from the Autumn Gatherings Decorative Strip Die also from Tim Holtz’s line of dies by Sizzix. Next, I adhered leaves using pop dots for dimension. Lastly, I cut and created the card’s layers and completed the final assembly.
Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with another Paperie In Bloom featured project. Have a great evening.
Good afternoon everyone. How is your week going thus far? Mine has been busy but going fairly smoothly. Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to complete this week’s challenge entry for Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. Each week, Linda posts a technique challenge from Tim Holtz’s latest Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 book. This week’s technique can be found on page 44 and is called enameled stamping. This was a new technique to me. The technique was quite fun and I absolutely love the final result. I created a tag using a few of my botanical stamps in my collection.
The sunflower focal image is from LaBlanche and the background stamp is one from my stash without a manufacturer (sorry). I followed Tim’s enameled stamping technique instructions with the exception that I used Distress Markers in lieu of Distress Ink. I then dyed some Stampin Up seam binding ribbon using Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and attached to tag along with a muse token.
Thank you for stopping by. Please stop back on Friday for another inspiring project idea. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. It is almost Friday and a long holiday weekend. I just finished a few last minute touches on my canvas entry for this week’s Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by Linda over at Studio L3. This week’s technique challenge is called Kraft Resist. The instructions for this week’s technique can be found on page 41 in Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. Below is my entry.
I reviewed the technique on page 42 as well as re-watched a recent video that Tim posted on his blog about Kraft resist and incorporated a couple of his techniques. I chose his bird image from the Kraft paper stash pad. I cut the card stock to 8 x10. I then completed a few variations of the Kraft resist technique. Afterwards, I stamped and heat embossed the perimeter of the card stock using the large flourishes stamp from Stampers Anonymous. Next, I distressed and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I then thought I would try to lightly base coat the perimeter of an 8×10 canvas with Broken China Distress Stain……..the results were positive. I then thought it would be fun to try to stamp and heat emboss the edges of the canvas. I was unsure about the crispness of the image…this too worked well for the most part. Moving on, I adhered my altered Kraft resist card stock to the canvas with Ranger’s Multi Matte Medium and die cut the word soar out of grunge paper using Tim Holtz’s Word Play Sizzix Alterations Die. I then colored the letters with Broken China Distress Stain, inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, and adhered letters to the canvas with Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
This project was fun, quick, and simple. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you stop back again soon. Have a great night!
Hello everyone. I had the afternoon off which provided me the opportunity to create a tag for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s sponsor is The Funkie Junkie. This week’s technique is whitewash stamping. Instructions are on page 47 of Tim Holtz‘s book, compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. My entry is pictured below.
This week’s technique was new to me. I practiced a few times till I was pleased at the results.
Color Palette: Background: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.
Butterflies embossed with Versamark and Stampin Up Espresso embossing powder
Stamps: Papillon Set By Stampers Anonymous
Embellishments: Jute from stash, Ideaology plaquette and long fasteners, and Stampin Up seam binding ribbon dyed to coordinate with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.
Once I got the hang of this technique, I found it to be a fun one and can definitely see myself using this technique in future projects.
Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back on Friday with another inspiring project. Until then, have a great rest of the week.
Hello everyone. I hope your week is going well. I had time this past weekend to finally complete my August tag of Tim Holtz’s Tags of 2012. Click here to be redirected to Tim’s website for complete details. Each month since February 2012, Tim has featured a creative tag. Each tag is chocked full of techniques as well as ideas of how to use the multitude of his product lines available in the marketplace. Furthermore, Tim provides detailed step by step directions in order to create each tag on his blog. My August tag shown below closely resembles Tim’s except that I changed the color of the flowers to my preferences. Enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you stop back again soon for more inspiring ideas. Have a great day!