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12 Tags of 2016: June – Tim Holtz

I’ve finished my June 12 Tags by Tim Holtz making several substitutions from the original but keeping with the offered techniques. I made a gold flag with Tarnished Brass Distress Crackle Paint, die cut the “dream” die by Tim Holtz and used Distress Crayons for shading.  I finished off with some Chit Chat words and twine.   I’m also entering this in the Mixed Media Monthly challenge for “Get Texty’. 

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June Tim HOltz Tag 2016

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Cards in Envy – Another Year Older Challenge

Hello Friends!  It’s Monday morning and time for a new Cards in Envy challenge. Today we are having a PARTY!!!  A “birthday party” to be more specific. You have until Sunday, May 1st to submit your entry and as our name states, your card must fit nicely in a standard sized A2 envelope.  That means no big lumps, bumps, or large embellishments.

I have been wanting to break out my Crazy Bird set for some time and thought this is a perfect challenge to do some low level layering so that my card still fits well into a standard envelope.  I began by creating a watercolor background using Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I then ran that through a Cuttlebug folder and cut it out with a Simon Says Stamp stitched die.  My balloon and tie are colored with more of the Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin adding in a little Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.  The hat is Black Soot and Hickory Smoke.  Finally, I used the Tim Holtz sentiment stamped with archival and watercolored again with distress inks as above.

Crazy Bird

We sure hope you’ll join the party over at Cards in Envy!  We can’t wait to see your cards. Have fun!

Technique Junkies – Silver & Gold

Christmas is almost here Junkies and today I’ve got a little holiday inspiration for you.  I hope you get a chance to get inky this holiday week, I know I will.

For my card I began by stamping “Christmas Tree, Set of 6” with Flitterglu and applied Indigo Blu Mega Flake in Chariots of Faire and Winter Dawn.  I did the same process with the fabulous “Snowflakes” stamp then sprayed it all with “Gilded Gold” Fairy Dust by Art Anthology.

For my card base I created an interlocking die background by cutting a flag die out of Silver and Gold pattern paper then lined them up to create a fun background.  This is a take on the Herringbone background that I learned by Shari Carroll.  For my sentiment I used the Tim Holtz Holiday words “noel” die.

We here at Technique Junkies wish each and every one of you and your families the most wonderful holidays and look forward to showing you the great new release coming on January 1st!

The Crafty Nurse

 

The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge

It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge!   You have until Tuesday, December 8th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  Also, if you use a Repeat Impressions stamps, you will receive an additional entry for a better chance to win.

Here are this weeks colors:

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For my card this week I did a little layering of the Repeat Impressions “Poinsettia 2012-H.”  I used Copic Markers and stacked up the layers using foam tape.

My background is an embossing folder by Tim Holtz as is the die cut “noel” sentiment.  The ribbon is Ellen Hutson.

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #389

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering a $10.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, December 4th to enter for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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The Paper Shelter digital stamp used for my card is called “December 26th.”  You can use the pre-colored image like I did or you can color up your own image.  I printed two images out and popped up the second one over the first to give shadow and dimension. For the paper I used a Studio Calico 6 x 6 pad called, “Wonderland” and added a Tim Holtz label tag and sentiment. Using pre-colored images is a great way to get lots of homemade Christmas cards in a hurry.

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Come on over to the Sketch Saturday Blog to enter and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

Technique Junkies – 30 Days of Christmas, Day 28

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here celebrating Day 28 of the 30 Days Of Christmas.  I am casing Pat’s card she posted in the TJ Inkspirations a few weeks ago where she heat embossed the “Winter Foliage” stamp on vellum, then colored with markers on the backside.

For my card, I embossed with Liquid Platinum powder by Ranger on vellum then colored with a combination of Copics and Faber Castell Pit Pens. My sentiment is die cut three times from Tim Holtz’s “Holiday Words” thinlits.  To add shine, I applied Pico Embellisher Irresistible in Shimmer.

We would love for you to keep following the Design Team Blog for more Christmas ideas using the Technique Junkies stamps.  There are only a few days left so we hope you’ve enjoyed the cards and found inspiration for your holiday card making.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge!  Today, our sketch was contributed by Sarah of the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Design Team – Go Sarah!  All entries should be posted by Monday, March 9th. As usual, all you have to do is start out with a sketch and add your own special touches.

Here’s our sketch this week:

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For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a to take a trip to Paris!  I used the Tim Holtz stamp and die set called, “French Flight”.  I stamped the tower onto paper from Echo Park’s “Getaway” 6 x 6 pack using Hero Arts shadow ink.  I used the Lawn Fawn Journaling die as the center focal to hold my image and fussy cut the map element from the paper pack.  I finished off the card with some gold enamel dots and distressed ink.  Makes me say Oooh La La!

I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!

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12 Tags of 2014: December – Tim Holtz

It’s tag day at the Stacy craft desk!  I’ve finished my December 12 Tags by Tim Holtz making a few substitutions from the original by using the Bigz Reindeer Flight die cut out with grunge paper and covered with distress paint, distress ink and glitter. I also didn’t have any distress spray so I took my distress ink and repurposed it by pulling off the dauber top on the distress stain bottle and putting the stain into a mini mister to make my own distress spray and it worked!  Yeah for me.  The background is faded jeans distress ink mixed with Brushed Pewter distress stain.  I then heat embossed silver Hero Arts shadow ink with clear powder and distressed the edges with walnut stain.  I didn’t have the Holiday Greens thinlits die but did have the Festive Greenery die, also Tim Holtz.  I cut that out using kraft core in green.  I also used brushed sage and brushed pewter to make the light greenery.  The birch trees are an Impression Obsession Die also cut out with Kraft Core.  I threaded tinsel through a red bell for the reindeers collar and stapled some lights.  I cut out “believe” foil paper and adhered the border sticker at the bottom of the tag with multi-medium.  Wish me luck!

December - Holtz Tag

 

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Cards in Envy Challenge: Santa is Coming to Town

It’s Monday and time for another Cards in Envy Challenge!  Woohoo, I’m really excited about this challenge because “Santa is Coming to Town”!  YEAH!  With Thanksgiving over and our bellies full, it’s time to breakout our Santa Claus stamps.  You can use any image that has to do with Santa as long as it’s fits into a A2 standard card.

For my inspiration I’ve chosen to use a stamp by Stampendous called “Jolly Santa”.  I colored him with my Kuretake Watercolors, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE as well as some distress inks.  The twinkle sentiment is from “Holiday Words” by Tim Holtz/Alterations, which has 17 wonderful messages in one die set.  I placed the sentiment on vellum and finished it with a bit of Wink of Stella.  I finished the card by splashing water over the background for texture.   Hope you like him!

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Exploring Art Journaling Pages 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21

Wow – this is a lot of pages!  I’ve had a great weekend catching up on my 30 day Art Journaling Challenge using Christine Urias’ “Exploring Art Journaling 4” class at Scraptime.ca.  

Day 17’s page uses Tim Holtz’s Distress Paint Daubers to make flowers.  I topped all of them with a TON of stickles because I have lots of them and can’t really use them on my Operation Write Home cards.  I got that idea from Joggles U-tube channel.

 

Day 17 Dauber Flowers with Stickles over watercolor base

Day 17 Dauber Flowers with Stickles over watercolor base

Day 18 uses a lettering technique to make large statement words.  The pages starts on a base of Gelatos and I used Sharpie Paint markers for the colored letters.  I have a LONG way to go and A LOT to learn when it comes to hand lettering, but I have to say it really interests me and found a great book on Amazon called “The Art of Whimsical Lettering” by JoAnne Sharpe.

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Hand Lettering w/Sharpie

 

Day 19 is a fun page I really like and uses some watercolor paint and salt to make some fun background texture.

Watercolor & Salt

Watercolor & Salt

Day 20 uses die cuts collaged on the page and then using the new Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint over them.  If you haven’t tried her paints I would highly suggest it.  They are FABULOUS.  I have a ton of paints and I tell you the vibrancy and texture of this is like using butter.  It’s fabulous.  Hobby Lobby is now carrying the line so I’ll be there to pick up the other colors very soon.

This page felt chaotic to me, so I came up with the theme “lost ?”, because as humans, we all feel that way and I’m sure most everyone can relate. It’s life and that’s what Art Journaling is meant for, expression.

4 - Day 20; Die cut Texture

Die Cut Collage

Last, Day 21 is a favorite so far.  The technique is stamping into transparent molding paste for texture.  To do this you apply a fairly even, thin layer of translucent molding paste, then simply stamp into it, letting it dry and painting over it with distress paints in shaded lilac and picked raspberry.  I cut out some of the newsprint collage sheets for flowers and the butterfly and used some old stamps from my stash.  I like that the little girl in the top right corner almost looks like me when I was a little girl.  I hated that pixie, but that’s what I was given. I did some hand patterning around the edges that I learned from the Sakura website.  They have some great video’s, so I’d check them out.

4-Day 21; Translucent Gel Stamping

Stamping in Translucent Gel

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