Friday, February 28, 2014

Love is in the Air...February Tag

Whew,  just under the wire!  Check out here, if you don't know what I'm talking about....12 Tags of 2014.    Each month we are challenged with a theme and new techniques.  Oh so fun!

I basically followed Tim's directions this month.  I loved the style, techniques, all of it.  I had to improvise a bit not having the same stencil or stamp....but I think it turned out nice, and the process was fun to work with.    

I started with a blank manila tag.  I put pumice stone, victorian velvet, and frayed burlap distress stains onto my craft sheet, and dragged the tag through them to cover completely.  Then I misted the tag with water, let it run and drip - and dried the tag.  I stenciled the stars onto my tag using 3 different colors of red distress ink (fired brick, worn lipstick, and barn door).  Once I liked the layering of the colors, I embossed them to make them stand out a bit more.  The center stamp was embossed with frosted crystal embossing powder and then rubbed with plain old white school chalk to create a nice chalkboard effect.  I really enjoy this technique.  

The star and heart are covered with the new gorgeous festive berried distress glitter.  If you haven't tried this glitter yet - run and get some is so beautiful!  The great thing about it is that it doesn't fly everywhere like other glitters.  And, it sparkles from all angles.  I colored the lace ribbon with Perfect Pearls Heritage Gold mist.

Tim should post the March tag tomorrow...find it HERE

Monday, February 10, 2014

Time to use the 'Stash' - we all know we have one!

The time has arrived...  My long time 'cyber' friend, Gloria Stengel, has started a new Challenge Blog.  She is encouraging us all to stop hoarding, and start creating.  You can read all about it here:  Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge.

Valentine's Day, and my wonderful husband were my inspiration.  The challenge this week is to create something that shows our 'style'.  My style is such a variety, it's hard to pick just one - so I blended a few styles.  I love to layer, I love flowers, and I love Tim Holtz everything!  Oh,  and dies...I'm somewhat addicted.

I hope you enjoy my entry this week.  I'd love to hear your comments.

Supplies used:
Paper:  Recollections Valentine's Day Love, Heritage Black (Worldwin Papers), Blush Blossom (Stampin' up)
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon, January monthly collection
Stamps:  Penny Black, Stampin' up
Diecuts:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits Framed Silhouettes, Cottage Cutz Tea Time Doily, Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Squares, and Lacy Squares, Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo, Stazon Black
Etc:  Tim Holtz Chit Chat Seasonal Stickers, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Challenges entered this week:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarder's Challenge
Hels Sheridan Sunday Challenge