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Good evening everyone. I am delighted to share another Paperie In Bloom project today, a note card. Paperie In Bloom is a monthly blog series. Each month, I showcase a featured bloom and then throughout the remainder of the month, I showcase different projects/ideas that highlight the bloom. This month’s bloom is the aster. Pictured below is an aster note card I made earlier today.
This 5×7 card was fun to make and includes several elements. The inspiration for the card was the seed packet.
Green Grass and Grape Bazzill Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Poison Ivy Ten Seconds Studio Metal and Burnishing Block
Branches with Leaves Sizzix Embossing Folder
Garden Encyclopedia Background Stamp and Royal Purple Staz On Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, and Walnut Stain
Recollections Pearl Embellishments
Maya Road Leaf Trinket Pins
Ribbon from Michael’s
Thank you for taking time to stop by today. I will be back on Monday with another project. Until then, have a great weekend everyone.
Good morning. I just completed my entry for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities II hosted by Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s technique is called tissue wrap collage. Directions for this technique can be found on page 38 of Tim’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Vol II. There is still time to enter if you have a chance. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie’s Boutique. They will select a winner at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to use in their online boutique.
This week’s technique challenged me to push beyond my comfort zone. One step in the technique instructs you to cover a shape, essentially use it for texture in the background. I do not typically do this as I personally feel it hides/detracts rather than adds to the overall piece. Perhaps with a bit more practice, I will embrace this technique again in the future. I must admit that in the process of this technique, I tried and scrapped several attempts prior to completing today’s featured tag.
After several previous attempts, I finally chose to use the filmstrip die as my background element. After running the die with grunge paper through my Vagabond, it occurred to me that I did not use paper as the die is intended for. OOPSIES, as a result, it did not cut all the way through. It was not a big deal, I just used my scissors to complete the cuts by hand. Afterwards, I followed the directions regarding the remainder of the technique on page 38 inside Tim’s book.
My overall interpretation of the tissue wrap collage technique is that the technique is intended to create a textural background for a project. At least that is how I have decided to use it. I decided to use the new Vintage Camera die from Tim as my focal point image. I elected to paint the camera and its pieces similar to the photo on the die’s package. I struggled a bit when I was trying to adhere all the pieces together as they did not seem to fit well together once painted. I also struggled with initially trying to remove the die cut pieces from the die itself. Tim’s die pick enabled me to remove them, but the pieces were not salvageable to use.
At this point, I was hesitant yet to adhere the camera to the tag, as it kind of bothered me that the covered filmstrip die was not really very visible and would become even more nondescript if I were to just adhere the camera to the tag at this point. So I decided to highlight the filmstrip by adding a few mini vintage photographs. This helped my brain to make more sense of the hidden filmstrip shape. I made the mini pictures out of snippets from a Red Lead collage paper and adhered them to Tim’s fragment pieces using Glossy Accents.
Finally, I adhered the camera to the tag using several pop dots. For added flair, I rolled a bit of Tim’s filmstrip and stapled it using his tiny attacher tool to the tag and glued a sentiment from his Ideaology line to the front of the camera. Lastly, I added a few final embellishments including Ideology corners, coordinating seam binding ribbon, and a word stick.
Despite my challenges with this technique, I am pleased with the outcome. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.
Good morning blog friends. Today is day 2 of my vacation. The weather forecast for today is 80 and sunny. I have plans to spend the day outside staining our deck’s floor as I prepped our deck floor yesterday for staining today. Last night, I relished in having play time in my studio and completed Tim’s Tags of 2012 for May. This year in place of his 12 tags of Christmas, he instead showcases one tag per month and started with February, he has said “he owes us January”. His tags while beautiful, are really a great learning experience as they are chocked full of old and new techniques utilizing supplies from his various product lines. This month’s tag is none the exception.
Each month, I typically try and follow his tag to a tee to ensure I try out and learn each technique presented, but this month, I added my own twist. I instead decided to create two tags, his version and my variation. Click here to be taken to Tim’s post regarding today’s featured tag. Tag 1 was Tim’s tag and tag 2, my variation. I worked on each tag side by side and step by step with some notable variations.
For my variation, tag 2, I elected to use Tim’s Sewing Room Alterations die for the dress form and his Bird Cage die for the lower portion of the dress form. This idea was inspired by the dress form stamp he used in his tag. I die cut the dress form out of Claudine Hellmuth’s sticky back canvas and painted it with Pitch Black Adirondack Paint Dabber and embossed it with Tim’s Damask embossing folder from Sizzix. The lower portion of the dress form was cut from grunge board and painted black just as I had painted the dress form.
I also decided to place my measuring tape towards the top portion of the tag and added a fun pair of Studio 490 Art Part scissors. I painted the scissors with silver Adirondack Paint Dabber and used my Crop A Dile punch to create a hole for the scissor’s blades junction and inserted a silver brad fastener for added detail. At this point, I have to admit that my variation was making me giddy happy. So much so, that I kind of started to abandon tag 1, Tim’s tag. Sorry Tim, no offense, but I loved the depth and all the extra stuff on my variation.
Moving on, I placed several pop dots on the backside of the dress form parts and the measuring tape and adhered them. I tucked in the scissors and place a small drop of Glossy Accents for hold. I then attached a Ideaology Accoutrement button with a Ideaology mini pin to the dyed crinkle ribbon. I also chose to add another Studio 490 Art Part, a piece of scallop trim. I painted the scallop trim with Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio Paint, Traditional Tan, and afterwards highlighted areas with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Lastly, I embellished the trim with some Martha Stewart Pearls in my stash.
I had difficulty locating an appropriate sized spool as Tim had used. The ones I found were the closet match. I think they are a tad large, but I thought they would still work.. To cut the spool in half, I used my fiancé’s vice grip and hacksaw. It took more muscle and effort than I thought it would. Afterwards, I sanded the backside of the spool, and inked the front side of the spool with a bit of Frayed Burlap Distress Ink so that the spool was not so stark and new looking. I then wrapped some thread around the spool and inserted a threaded needle for added detail.
Regarding the flowers, I could only find Prima flowers without stems. Because they were similar in size, I decided to purchase them and add my own stems using a fine gauge floral wire. I used my needle tool to create a hole in the bottom of each flower, applied a small dollop of Glossy Accents, inserted wire and set aside each flower to dry. I then busted out my Melting Pot for the very FIRST time. For some reason, I have always been a bit intimidated by it for some unknown reason. I used it without any problems, but did learn that I should have held the flowers until they cooled so that I did not end up with a dollop of UTEE on my flower. OOPS!!..lesson learned. No biggie, I turned the flowers accordingly and wrapped them into a cluster and attached them to the spool with hot glue. Afterwards, I attached the spool to the tag with additional hot glue to ensure that the heavy spool would adhere to the tag.
Lastly, like Tim did, I made an oval tag using a sewing image from his paper stash and attached the cash key tag to the hanger using a small jump ring. Overall, I really like how my variation of his tag turned out.
I have to confess, that in the end, I did not adhere the embellishments to tag 1, and I kind of abandoned tag 1 altogether. I felt really bad, but I really preferred the dimension that I created with my variation. Making the tags were fun, I learned a lot, and overcame my intimidations toward the Ranger Melting Pot. Thank you for stopping by today. Behind the scenes, I am in the process of working on my Compendium of Curiosities week 6 entry and will be back later this week to show you what I came up with. Have a great day everyone! See you soon!
Good morning. Today, I completed my Iris note card this morning as promised yesterday. It turned out better than I originally envisioned.
The embossed Iris image is from I Brake For Stamps and is stamped onto Inkessentials Specialty Stamping Paper. I then water colored the Iris with various colors of the Tim Holtz Distress Markers. This was my first coloring attempt using markers for a focal point stamped image. I am overall pleased with my results.
For the card’s mat, I used a piece of Ten Seconds Studio art metal cut to the size of my desired embossing folder. The embossing folder I used is Fleur De Lis by Darice. Afterwards, I lightly sanded the metal to highlight the embossed image. I then die cut the embossed metal sheet with Tim Holtz’s Mover and Shapers Die: Mini Baroque. Next, I used pop dots on the backside of the metal sheet and adhered the metal mat onto the focal image sheet creating a shadowbox frame. I liked the effect this created. I then continued to add addtional card mats to the card front and to the card’s interior.
Lastly, I dyed a piece of Vanilla Stampin Up seam binding ribbon using Dusty Concord Distress Stain for the bow before adhering my bow offset at the bottom right hand corner of the card.
I hope you enjoyed my card today. We have some company coming later for dinner and tomorrow kicks off my first official day of vacation. I am going to try and continue to post in the coming week, though it may not be daily. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.
Welcome to week 5 of Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. The technique for this week can be found on page 48 of Compendium of Curiosities Volume II and is called Shattered Stains.
To begin, I applied the new Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the left side of a manila tag. Accidentally, my tag picked up a tinge of the Postmark Red Dylusions spray that I used previously on my non stick craft sheet. OOPs! It ended up being a happy accident though as it intensified the yellow to emulate a warm sunny look. I then took another tag and applied Symphony tissue tape horizontally across the tag covering the entire surface and die cut the word Journey along the left side of the tag using Tim’s mover and shapers die. Afterwards, I used the new Peacock Feathers Distress ink to apply to color to the background. Next, I used foam tape and adhered the two tags together so that the yellow tag shadowed the word journey underneath. I feel the foam tape provided added depth and dimension.
Next, I used a scrap piece of cardboard and die cut “grass” using Tim’s on the edge Twigs die. Afterwards, I carefully peeled the top paper layer away to expose the corrugated appearance. I felt that the vertical lines emulated grass. I then painted the grass with Adirondack Lettuce paint dabber and sprayed Sour Apple Perfect Pearl’s mist afterwards for added shimmer. Next, I chose to add some flowers in the grass using assorted flowers from Tim’s Ideaology line. I adhered these flowers to the grass stems using Glossy Accents.
Moving on, the butterflies which were die cut and colored following the Shattered Stains technique in Tim’s book. I embellished each butterfly with a Ideaology Game Spinner colored with Pitch Black alcohol ink. I shaped butterflies and adhered to tag using a back pop dot.
Lastly, I dyed Stampin Up’s Vanilla seam binding ribbon using Peeled Paint Distress Stain and threaded the tag’s hole for a nice finish. This tag came together pretty quickly to my amazement. It was a fun technique and really pushed me to use what I had in my stash already.
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Good afternoon! Today a have a couple inspired by baby cards to share with you. The first card idea was featured in one of the first issues of Cricut magazine. I just liked the clothesline idea and thought it was a fresh and an original idea. Below are my interpretations for both baby boys and girls.
The laundry was die cut from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge. The grass is a Martha Stewart grass punch, The scallops were cut with decorative edge scissors. I used a mini brad for the heart and a Fiskars mini handheld star punch to embellish each onesie. Lastly, I strung jute for the clothesline and attached the laundry using mini clothespins. Afterwards, I attached this layer to my brown embossed (Swiss Dots, Provocraft) card base before I added a button with more jute to soften the lines between the grass and the scallop border.
The next card was inspired from a past Darkroom Door background stamp release. I love the look of subway art and hence the past purchase of this stamp along with others. Visit their blog and check out there stamps here.
For this card, I stamped and embossed the background image using Ranger Distress embossing powder. I then added the big teddy bear after cutting it from the Christmas Solutions Cricut cartridge and added some wiggly eyes for bear’s eyes for added whimsy. Next, I used a scallop corner punch from Creative Memories to accent the layers corner’s. Afterwards, I inked the edges of each layer using Walnut Stain Distress ink and adhered my card layers together. Once adhered, I used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole and strung decorative ribbon through hole and added an Ideaology type charm with either a B for boy or G for girl initial.
I made 5 of each of today’s cards so I should have ample supply for friends and families upcoming additions. Next up, I need to make some graduation and wedding cards.
Thank you as always for stopping by and I hope that you will return again soon.
Good Evening everyone and thank you for stopping by. I finally finished my Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge week 4 entry despite a busy week. This challenge is hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s technique challenge is called Faded Layers. Instructions for this technique are on page 43 of Tim’s Compendium of Curiosities II book. Pictured below are the before and after pictures of my tag.
So to not distract from the technique of the tag, I thought adding a few roses would be a nice touch. I made the roses from Tim’s Tattered Pine Cone die. The leaves are leftovers from a previous project and were originally cut with the Cricut and the Giant Flowers Cricut cartridge while the smaller leaves were punched with the Birch Leaf Mc Gill Paper Blossom Punch. I used the Mc Gill foam pad and tools to mold the leaves and give added dimension. Afterwards, I adhered the roses and the leaves with Glossy Accents and added an Adage Ticket onto a Memo Pin. The tag’s ribbon is Stampin Up Vanilla seam binding ribbon dyed with Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Spray. For a final touch I added a jump ring to an Ideaology Locket Key and attached this to the ribbon with an Ideaology Trinket Pin.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am excited to have the day off tomorrow to catch up on some other pending projects that I will share next week. Have a great evening and I hope that you will stop back again.
Hello everyone. Today I have a gift ensemble to share with you that I made for a dear friend of mine who recently welcomed a baby girl into the world after struggling for years with infertility.
I started with an unfinished 5×7 picture frame from Michael’s and embossed a sheet of Kiss Me Pink Ten Seconds Studio Art Metal sheets using one of their Kabuka molds called polka dots. Afterwards, I adhered the metal sheet to the frame, flush cut the edges, and then sanded the edges and raised embossed areas to reveal contrast of the core aluminum. To dress up the frame, I added a wide glittered pink ribbon (Wal Mart) and sewed a large rhinestone in the center (Teresa Collins). For added flair, I stuck in a few Maya Road heart pins, two little silver charms from Michael’s, and a bingo card from Jenni Bowlin. I then proceeded next to make a card and a matching gift bag.
The Baby stroller is from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge. Afterwards, I added a few pink rhinestones for added bling. The double sided gift bag was simple to make. I simply painted both sides of the gift bag with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint before adhering my die cut stroller to each side of the gift bag.
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Welcome. Today I have another journal to share. The featured cover technique follows along with the faux patina technique featured on page 58 of Tim Holtz’s Volume 2, A Compendium of Curiosities. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 is hosting a weekly challenge with a chance to win a cool prize just for participating and my entry is pictured below.
For today’s journal, I again started with a blank notebook from the dollar spot at Michael’s. I rummaged through my stash of scrap metal (Ten Seconds Studio) and found a metal sheet previously embossed that fit would adequately cover my journal. I used a brayer and paper stump to smooth out embossing the best I could. I did not mind the remaining texture and thought that the remaining texture would add additional interest for this week’s technique, faux patina. Next, I followed Tim’s technique found on page 58 using several colors of alcohol inks in order to create my faux patina background and am pleased with the results. It was a lot of fun.
After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with the idea to have an idea notebook. I then remembered a blog post a while back on Wendy Vecchi’s blog using a phrenology stamp. I thought the idea of a head for an idea notebook would be perfect. I referenced the post on Wendy’s blog and totally forgot that Wendy had created an coordinating art part for the stamp. I quickly dug through my stash and was pleased that I found I had the coordinating phrenology art part. I also liked how Wendy had adorned the phrenology head with flowers. So to personalize my art part head, I had the “bright idea” to embellish the flower’s centers with a light bulb from Tim Holtz’s Ideology line.
I first stamped the Stamper’s Anonymous phrenology head stamp onto Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 coordinating art part using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Afterwards, I used Faber Castell Pitt pens to color the eyes and lips. I added glossy accents to her lips for an added touch and applied Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to her cheeks for blush.
The flowers are also from Wendy Vecchi’s art parts collection. I used Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink to stamp the flowers with Studio 490 background stamps. Next, came the tricky part. I enlisted help from my fiancé to help drill a hole through the art part layers in order to accommodate the light bulb. He was a good sport and did a great job! Afterwards, I continued to assemble and adhere the art parts together.
Prior to adhering the head to the cover, I felt that her neck needed a little something….perhaps a necklace or ribbon?….or both? I decided to use Tim Holtz Type Charms to spell “Ideas”. I then drilled small holes along the edge and used jump rings to attach charms and embellished the charms with Webster’s purple ribbon. I felt this mimicked a necklace of sorts. I then proceeded to apply pop dots to the backside of the head and applied to cover of notebook. This project was a lot of fun and I now have a handy notebook to jot down my future ideas.
Thanks for taking the time to read this very long, detailed post. I hope that you will come back again soon for additional inspiration.
I just finished my April 2012 Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012. Tim Holtz decided to retire his 5 year tradition of 12 tags of Christmas which were a lot of fun. Instead, for 2012 he has decided to feature a tag each month that likely will coincide with a holiday or the season. He started this past February 2012 and will “owe us” January at a later date. Below are my completed tags for February, March, and April 2012.
Out of respect for Tim, if you are interested in the products and techniques used, click here to be taken to his blog. He has a menu on his sidebar labeled 12 Tags of 2012. Provided I have the supplies he uses on each tag, I try to follow along and replicate his design……not to copy him, though he has great design style, but rather to provide me a frame of reference for understanding the techniques he demonstrated.
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