Friday, January 31, 2014

Back in the Saddle again....Tim Holtz January Tag

Wow - such a long time since I have been 'creative'!  It is tough getting back in the groove.  I love that Tim is still doing his Tag of the Month to get me motivated.    We were to use embossing folders, stencils, inks, stains, to create our project.

I had Tim Holtz Framed Silhouettes gathering dust on my desk and decided it was time to dust it off.

I started with the base of Weathered Wood Stain, and stenciled the hexagon shapes on top with more weathered wood Distress ink.  I absolutely LOVE the new stencils.  I know,  stencils have been around a long time, but somehow those folks at Ranger know how to make them seem new and fun again!  I cut out the frame and silhouette from grunge paper using my Vagabond.  I embossed the frame, and inked up to grunge it up a bit.  I used a Remnant Rub word for Journey, and stamped and attached a tag/saying.  The new linen ribbon and word band adorn the top.  If you haven't played with the linen ribbon - give it a try.  It has a very loose weave, so you can stretch it open to make it wider and a gorgeous look (didn't do that here tho :-)

I procrastinated doing this all month...but glad I worked through it this week to get it uploaded just before the deadline.  I hope you enjoy my project...

Happy New Year all!

Supply List:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Framed Silhouettes stamp and framelit set
Sizzix Tim Holtz Gears Texture Fade
Tim Holtz Ideology: Words Remnant Rubs, Word Bands, Tickets, Gears
Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Weathered Wood Distress Stain
Black Soot Distress Ink
Black Soot Distress Glitter

Monday, January 6, 2014

To anyone who loves a good challenge!

My long time 'cyber' friend, Gloria Stengel, one of the most amazing paper arts, card designer, and all things altered extraordinaire.....  Is starting a new challenge site - Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  She is currently accepting entries for design team members - check it out!

The challenge fun starts February 3rd - be sure to follow her blog so you don't miss anything.

If you want to see some of her amazing work - check it out HERE.

You have one short month to get your supplies in order, and be ready to be challenged!!