Wonder and Think

HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  I’m here today with my weekly project for Artistic Outpost and the tag itself may look a little familiar–

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—I’ve been having some fun with Tim Holtz’s Remnant Rub Technique this week!!  I have been experimenting with the technique and different mediums and for this tag, I used the rem-rub technique along with Tim’s paint marbling technique.

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I used remnants of my Words, Numbers, Elements & Life Quotes Remnant Rubs, then I marbled the tag with Abandoned Coral & Ripe Persimmon DPs.  This tag was the 3rd thing I had run through the over abundance of paint I had on my craft sheet, so the color is a bit more subtle than the first couple of things I marbled.  I spritzed the tag with water and heat dried.  Then, I dabbed and pressed the tag into the droplets of paint left on my craft sheet to get some of those paint spots here and there.

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Here’s the back of the tag sopped up with every last bit of DP left on my craft sheet!  You can even see a random blue and yellow spot there–Those are the last remaining drops of some of the DPs I had originally started my marbling projects with!  I pre-make backgrounds for use later, and I’ve got some really cool things going on BTSs right now :)

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I also want to include some stamped fabric on this tag so I decided to stain a piece of muslin with Antique Linen DSS.

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I heat set and continued to press the fabric into the spots of DSS that remained on my craft sheet.

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There’s another image in the Generation Redux set that has this lovely lacy border, so I’m using it to create scalloped fabric pieces.  I stamped the masked off image a few times in Coffee Archival Ink onto my stained piece of muslin, and a couple of times on an unstained piece of muslin and fussy cut.  (any left overs are being saved!) ;)

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After I had treated the tag with the background technique, I stamped this image from the Generation Redux stamp set onto the tag with Jet Black StazOn ink and heat set.  I also stamped the image onto a separate piece of mixed media paper and water colored with my Distress Markers and my water brush.  I heat set then rubbed the water colored image with Tea Dye DI and my ink blending tool and fussy cut.  I distressed the edges a bit with my paper distresser, then edged in Black Soot DP.

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I ran my tag through my sewing machine and added a few random stitches.  The quote is from the Think & Wonder set, that I stamped onto mixed-media stock with Jet Black Archival.  I rubbed Tea Dye DI over the quote, fussy cut, edged with Walnut Stain DI and mounted onto pieces of  black Core’dinations stock.  I adhered to my tag with matte multi-medium, heat set, then edged with Picket Fence DM and smudged with a dampened finger.

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I just had to get a close-up sot of this corner!  I just love all of the things that are going on :)

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I love my left-over pieces of Tattered Florals dies, too!  Here’s a layered bloom in burlap paper, manila stock and gesso’d corrugated cardboard.  There are the pieces of the stamped muslin, that I gathered and sewed onto the tag.  I rubbed a little Vintage Photo DI over the fabric and frayed the edges a bit with my craft scratcher.

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Before adhering my fussy cut image onto the tag, I gave the tag a few spritzes of Fired Brick DM with my air art tool.  I heat set, then splattered Picket Fence DP over the surface, too and heat set.  I outlined the image of the woman stamped on the tag, with Picket Fence DM and I smudged with my finger, then I adhered fussy cut onto the tag with matte multi-medium.

I distressed the edges of the tag with my paper distresser and rubbed Walnut Stain DI over the edges.  I topped the tag with a stained piece of seam binding and an altered trinket pin and finished the entire tag off with a couple of spritzes of Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist.  There’s a really nice shimmer to the entire surface now.

Thanks so much for stopping by for my weekly offering for Artistic Outpost!  It’s a pure joy for me to be here and your visits and comments always make me feel like I’m doing something right!!  :) :)

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Generation Redux & Think & Wonder (Artistic Outpost)
  • #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Manila Stock; Burlap Paper; Corrugated Cardboard; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Distress Paints, Markers, Stain & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); StazOn Ink (Tsukineko); Archival Ink (Ranger); Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger)
  • Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser & Craft Scratcher (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios)
  • Seam Binding; Button & Trinket Pin (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Paint Brush; Water Brush;

I’ve Never Met a Bird

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  I got a chance to have a little fun and have come up with one tag for 2 challenges to end my week with!

I’ve got something going for Compendium of Curiosities #24-

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I’ve skipped the last couple of Compendium Challenges due to lack of time & supplies, but I’m back with my entry for Challenge #24-Tim’s Remnant Rub Resist technique, as found on page 51 in CC3.  This fun challenge is being sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, with a $25 shopping spree to a random participant–Then there’s the Tim & Mario goodie package awarded to the Curiosity Crew’s Choice!  WOO HOO!!

I’m also playing in Lost Coast Designs-

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I’ve never participated in a challenge like this before–I’ve even got a special linky thing down at the bottom of this post, just for this occasion!!  If you’re not familiar with Lost Coast Designs, you need to be!  The images are fantastic & fun and this is a ‘local’ company just a couple of hours away from me in Spokane Valley, Washington!  I just had to join in this ALL GREEN Readers Blog Hop–plus, there’s a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the LCD online store!!

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I just LOVE Alfred Hitchcock movies!  The first horror/thriller/spooky movie my Mom ever let me stay up late and watch was Psycho!!  I was probably 8 or 9 years old and I have been a fan of Mr. Hitchcock’s ever since!  When I spied this Alfred Hitchcock image at Carmen’s Veranda I just knew he’d be mine (along with a couple of other ‘famous people’)!!

OK–So, as this is a technique based creation for CC3 #24, I can’t show you how things got going, but I can show you how the tag started.

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I’m using a #10 jumbo manila tag with my Apothecary Remnant Rubs.  I colored my tag with Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive & Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stains.  That’s all I can say about that.

But look at the effect!  It almost looks like these remnant rubs are popping right off the surface, like they’re raised almost–But, NOPE!  The surface of the tag is smooth!  I Love this technique!!  It went quickly from here on out with lots of stamping, a little bit of stenciling and not much more!

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I stamped Alfred onto my tag with Jet Black StazOn and heat set.  I masked him off and added a monoprint of my Shattered LS with White Linen Dylusions ink spray and heat set.  Then I stamped the crows, from my Murder of Crows set, with Jet Black StazOn.  You can also see some faint script back there–that’s my Cats Script background stamp from LCD.

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Oh, here you can see some of the shattered stencil-It’s sooo ghostly!  I printed out the quote (that I made up myself–seems like something Hitch might say, maybe?) onto manila stock, fussy cut, then rubbed with Peeled Paint DS and heat dried.  I mounted onto little pieces of black Core’dinations stock and adhered to the tag with matte multi-medium.

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I just love these close up shots.  You can really see the detail of the remnant resist and the design of the Shattered LS and that lovely script that I randomly stamped about.

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I had this unused, colored Enameled Tag from a previous project that I added a few Remnant Rubs to…

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..layered with gloss multi-medium, heat dried, then brushed with a coat of Clear Rock Candy DCP.  I let it air dry, then rubbed Walnut Stain DI over the surface and attached to the tag with a similarly treated brad.  It looks GREAT on the gothic design of the remnant rub background!

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I may have gone a little white-outline crazy on this tag, but overall, I like the aura-like effect it lends to the images.  I used the brush tip of my Picket Fence DM and outlined Hitch and the birds, then dampened my finger with water and lightly rubbed over the white outlines to soften the line a bit.

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Here’s the back of the tag–This is every last drop of all of the Distress Spray Stains that I used to color the front of this tag.  I just kept pressing and drying, then patting into the droplets again and again until there was nothing left!  Talk about good to the very last drop!!  :)

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I rubbed Walnut Stain DI over the edges of the tag, dyed a piece of yellow tulle black (how goth is that?!) with Black Soot DP, carefully heat dried, then tied through the top of the tag to finish this off!  This turned out to be quite the playful tag and this Alfred Hitchcock image will be starring in future feature presentations in the future!!

I’m getting this tag in just under the wire at CC3 #24–The challenge closes tonight at 11:59pm MST and the LCD Reader Blog Hop closes on Monday the 30th.  Even if you don’t participate in these challenges, come on over anyway and see all of the wonderful projects that are being entered.  There’s so much inspiration to be had!

I’ll be back before the weekend is through with a little something that I’ve made for Artistic Outpost :)

Until then–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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Here is the InLinkz to join in on the LCD Readers Blog Hop-

SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Murder of Crows & Cat Script Background (Lost Coast Designs); Alfred Hitchcock (Carmen’s Veranda/LCD)
  • Distress Spray Stains, Markers, Inks & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); StazOn Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Remnant Rubs & Enameled Tag (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Tulle; Brad
  • Gloss Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Heat Tool; Craft Sheet

She Sings

Hello & Happy Wednesday!!  It’s (already!) the last Wednesday of the month which means, #1-April is right around the corner and #2-It’s time for our monthly Artistic Outpost Design Team Blog Hop!!  This month, in celebration of a new season beginning, our theme is Spring!

Visit my AO Design Teammates to see the beautiful Springtime creations they made to inspire you -

Terry * Me (you’re here) * Kate * Tracy * Lisa

I’m working in my little book art journal for today’s Ode to Spring.

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Our first American Robin returned last month, right after Valentine’s Day and their numbers have been growing ever since!  I just love these harbingers of Spring and they sure can get noisy–but it’s a good noisy!!  We end up with several Robin Families nesting under our decking, in many of our pine & cedar trees and even, right above our porch light!

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Oh boy! Blank pages!  This is going to be fun!!  I’ve pulled out several Artistic Outpost stamp sets–Serenity, Birds of a FeatherThe Outpost.  I also did a little pre-prepping of the right hand side by gluing two pages together to give me a thicker substrate to work on.  The pages of the book are pretty thin and I worried about what the wetness of everything I was about to layer on, would do to a single page.

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I started by staining my book pages with Antique Linen DSS.  I spritzed with water and heat dried.  Then I randomly brushed gesso about and heat dried.

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I used one of my Beautiful Borders dies to add a little fun texture to the pages.  I adhered them down with more gesso and let air dry.

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When the gesso was dry, I sprayed the pages with Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo & Mustard Seed DSSs, spritzed with a bit of water and heat dried.  I reinforced the binding with tissue tape and ripped a couple of extra pieces to adhere randomly onto the pages.  I also randomly stamped words from the Serenity set and the script stamp from The Outpost set with Jet Black Archival.

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I brought out a couple of my layering stencils–Lattice Work & Schoolhouse to build a few more layers onto my background before attaching all of my separately stamped and water colored images.  The Robin & nest images are from Birds of a Feather–I stamped them onto my page with Potting Soil Archival and heat dried.  Then I adhered my fussy cut pieces into place with matte multi-medium.

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Behind the scenes, I made myself a master board that I stamped quotes, words & flowers onto, fussy cut and had ready for placement when ready.

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The house and tree are from The Outpost set–I stamped onto my page with Jet Black Archival and onto a scrap piece of manila stock.  I colored the house with my Mustard Seed DM, fussy cut and adhered to my page.

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Oh, you can’t tell in this photo–I gave the Robin’s eggs a light coat of Diamond Glaze to make them pop just a bit and give them a little texture, too.

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If you’re hopping in order, your next stop is at Kate’s blog – The Scrap Yard.  If you don’t remember where you hopped from, here’s the Design Team again-

Terry * Me * Kate * Tracy * Lisa

I hope you enjoy our monthly blog hop as much as we enjoy creating for it and for you!!  Thanks for joining me today!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps: Serenity, The Outpost & Birds of a Feather (Artistic Outpost)
  • Distress Spray Stains, Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
  • Layering Stencils (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Beautiful Borders Die (ODBD); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Cutting Mat; Scissors (Fiskars); Water Brush; Ink Blending Tools

Dawn of the Dogs

Hi There!!  Happy Monday!!  I can’t believe how quickly March is going by!!  Next week is April already and the monthly challenge clocks are ticking down, loudly!!  One of my favorite challenge blogs is the Stampotique Designers Challenge.  Each Wednesday, one of the designers hosts a new challenge theme, but you’ve got all month to enter your projects for a random Stampotique draw-Thankfully!

Today, I’m sharing my SDC #184-Bring Me Sunshine creation…(cue dramatic music) DA DA DAAAAAA

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DAWN OF THE DOGS!!!!

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Yup–I broke out those sunshine colors with my Roc Nicholas Dog stamp again!!  When I need happy, I think Dogs!

I’m employing the enameled texture paste technique again on this previously paint marbled tag, using white embossing paste, covered in one of Wendy Vecchi’s embossing powders-Orange Blossom.  Let the sunshine in!!

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Each dog was stamped onto mixed media paper and heat embossed.  This pup was sprayed with Dylusions Pure Sunshine Ink Spray, then layered with a coat of Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.

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The second dog was sprayed with Dylusions Lemon Zest Ink Spray and more Sunflower Sparkle PPM.

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This last dog was sprayed with Mustard Seed DSS and that wonderful Sunflower Sparkle–in this photo you can actually see the sparkle!

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I printed the quote ‘let the sunshine in’ onto acetate then transferred onto tissue paper.  I carefully fussy cut strips of text and applied to my tag with matte multi-medium and let air dry.  When the dogs and tissue paper were dry, I randomly dabbed more matte multi-medium onto the surface of the tag and sprinkled mica flakes.

Here is the back of my tag, edged in tissue paper.  I kept it simple with lots of open space for writing.

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I printed the quote onto manila stock that I had colored with Squeezed Lemonade DI.  I fussy cut the words, then gave them a layer of Diamond Glaze and let air dry.  Once dry, I adhered into place, on top of the mica flakes with matte multi-medium.

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I just can’t help myself from smiling when I look at these dogs!  I see no menace in their cute little smiling faces at all!!

I’m going to try to enter in at least one more SDC challenge before the month ends–their March challenge link closes on March 31.  If you’ve got some Stampotique images, you should get in on their March challenges, too!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES IS USED:

  • Stamps: Dog (Roc Nichols/Stampotique)
  • Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Tissue Paper; Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Distress Paints & Spray Stain (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Black EP (WOW); Orange Blossom EP (Wendy Vecchi/Ranger)
  • White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Rays LS (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Mica Flakes (RedLead); Fibers & Ribbon
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Palette Knife; Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Cutting Mat

Dare to Live

HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  It’s not only my weekly share for Artistic Outpost, but it’s also the first Sunday of Spring and things are starting to come alive out there!  The trees are still bare, but there are little sprouts of everything popping up everywhere!  Now, to just keep the bunnies from eating all of that succulent new growth!!  With all of the action going on outside, I was able to get a little playtime done in the inside, too!

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With it being just a few days into Spring, our days are still quite gray, chilly and now rainy (instead of snowy)–Not a lot of bright colors out and about just yet.  But, I can make the bright colors come alive at the craft table with Distress Inks and LOTS of Artistic Outpost stamps!!

I think I was daydreaming during the making of this card, because I didn’t pick up the camera, except for one time.  I just zoomed through the process of putting this card together, which was pretty fun!

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I did all of my distressing and stamping first.  I inked my manila panel with Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass & Mowed Lawn DIs, then stamped the barn image from the Home set into place with Jet Black Archival.  I ran the panel through my sewing machine for a few messy stitches, then grabbed my Honeycomb & Stars LSs.  I inked over the stencils with Mustard Seed & Mowed Lawn DIs, then spritzed and flicked with water.

The quote is from the Kudzu Kafe set, stamped onto a piece of manila stock that I had inked with Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain DIs.  While I had the Tea Dye out, I stamped the ticking image randomly about the background, too.

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So, here is the only in-process photo that I took!  DUH!!  But there are my tattered florals in assembly.  I ran the bigger burlap florals through my sewing machine and stamped the muslin florals with the ledger image from the Ephemera Background set.  I also die cut some florals out of the Rustic Beauty paper pad from ODBD.  I spritzed everything with Distress Spray Stains in Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive & Mowed Lawn.  Then I spritzed the florals again with water, and scrunched into little balls and let air dry.

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Here they are, all assembled and simply adorned with a jeweled brad and inked with a bit of Vintage Photo DI.  I just love their messy, rustic look :)

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These bicyclists are from the Hats Off set that I stamped onto acetate with Jet Black Archival.  I fussy cut them and adhered to the filmstrip die with matte multi-medium and then applied a thin layer of Clear Rock Candy DCP over the surface.  I just love those crackly cracks and that little bit of script that peeks through!

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Oh, here’s some more of that script!  That could be one of my favorite little stamps that I reach for time and time again.  It’s from The Outpost set and it’s a dandy image to have!

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I distressed and inked the edges of this panel, then used my air art tool to spritz Walnut Stain DM over everything and heat set!  I attached this finished panel to a light green card base with lots & lots of double-backed tape, then inked the edges again to grunge up the card base a bit.

Happy Spring and Thank You for joining me for my first card of Spring!!  It’s true! This is the first card I’ve made all week, and it just so happened to coincide with this first weekend of Spring!  FUN!  OH–and speaking of Spring & Fun….We’re going to be having our monthly Artistic Outpost Design Team Blog Hop this coming Wednesday, and guess what our theme is going to be?! :)

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps: Home, The Outpost, Hats Off, Kudzu Kafe & Ephemera Backgrounds (Artistic Outpost)
  • Dies:  Tattered Florals & Mini Filmstrip/Tickets (Tim Holtz/Sizzix);  Flower & Vines #2 (Sizzix)
  • Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Sewing Machine (Kenmore)
  • Surfaces:  Manila; Acetate; Muslin Fabric; Burlap Paper; Green Card Stock; Rustic Beauty Pattern Paper (ODBD); Kraft Core (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations)
  • Distress Inks, Crackle Paint, Markers & Spray Stains (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Double-Backed Tape (3M); Air Art Tool (Artworx); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Paint Brushes
  • Jeweled Brad (American Crafts)

My March Tim Tag

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  HAPPY 1ST DAY OF SPRING!!  I brought out lots of bright colors to play with this week, and have my take on Tim’s March Tag to share today.

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Here’s Tim’s tag–full of color and Spring!

I didn’t make a tag this month…

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–But a little wall/door hanging out of a recycled clearance bin find, instead :)

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Here’s what the little board looked like when I first found it.  That floral image was a piece of paper that I rubbed off with wet fingers.  I heat dried the board then gave a light sanding…

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…and painted with a coat of gesso on both sides and around the edges.  OK–so this poor little board…I was going to use it for a Christmas décor piece and had started working on it in December, but then I had set it aside and kind of forgot about it.  But, I had started some Christmas themed work on it that I would need to hide…

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Can you see some of the pops of Christmas color coming through?  Tim used tissue tape on his tag, but I’ve got too much that I need to hide, so I’m using a stamped piece of tissue paper to cover the entire surface.  I brushed on a layer of matte multi-medium and smooshed the tissue paper onto the board and let air dry.

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Once dry, I’m using Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed & Ripe Persimmon DPs to marble my almost camouflaged board with.

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AH–No more signs of Christmas here!!  Color me Spring AND you can still see the stamped ledger image!

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Here is the back of the board–I kept it plain so I can write a special message, but I had smooshed a piece of tissue paper on the back just like I did on the front.

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I followed along with the techniques that Tim employed in his March Tag–I used my Harlequin LS with Wendy Vecchi’s White Embossing Paste & her Buttercup Embossing Powder for my textured background.  I just love the grittiness of the enameled finish over the embossing paste.  Go ahead, touch it!!

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I added a quote from Tim’s new Small Talk stickers and embellished with little wood & mirror stars

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…and an Observation Word Band and some mini gears.

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I altered a token and a brad and am using ring fasteners with with jump rings to make my hangers with.  I ran a double strand of jute twine to hang this with (it’s really lightweight) and finished with a spritz of Black Soot marker with my air art tool.

I’m going to head over to Tim’s blog and enter this into his March Tag challenge then I’ll be back over the weekend with my weekly post for Artistic Outpost!  Who knows what I made for AO?  You’ll have to come back on Sunday to see :)

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • MDF Board (3.5″x5.5″); Tissue Paper
  • Stamps:  Winged Things II (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Distress Paints & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Embossing Paste & Embossing Powder (Wendy Vecchi); Archival Ink (Ranger); Black Embossing Powder (WOW); Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
  • Mini Gears, Token, Mirror Star, Word Band, Ring Fasteners & Jump Rings (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Jute Twine; Wood Stars; Brads

Tag of a Gentleman

HELLO & HAPPY SUNDAY!!  I’m here today with a rather green post for Artistic Outpost!  Well, it is the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day after all :)

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I’m celebrating a bit of the Irish by releasing the green onto a couple of the AO New Releases, Hat’s Off & Hats Background!  These images go so well together–I  can’t use one without the other! :)

I have absolutely no pictures of any of the steps that I took while making this tag!  But, I’m using a tag design from one of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2014-it’s his June tag to be exact.  I tweaked his original design just a bit and took a green-dominant color palette.

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I stamped the Hats Background image onto my #8 manila tag with Olive Archival and heat dried.  I then used my Harlequin LS to create the green mono-print background on a piece of mixed-media paper.  I used Distress Spray Stains in Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive & Peeled Paint, and I used the overspray left on my craft sheet to color the #8 manila tag.

I stamped this dapper straw-hatted gent onto mixed media paper several times with Jet Black Archival and a couple of my green inks-Olive Archival & Mowed Lawn DI.  I heat embossed the green images with clear embossing powder and fussy cut the hats and bowties.  I then water colored the images that I had stamped in Jet Black, fussy cut and adhered the embossed pieces with matte multi-medium.

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I masked off the quote stamp with a post-it note, inked it with Jet Black Archival, removed the post-it note and stamped the quote onto my harlequined panel.

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Behind the scenes, I had painted a few mini gears, brads, game spinners, word bands and a piece of Industrious Borders with Mowed Lawn DP and let air dry.

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Before I attached all of my pieces to my tag, I gave it a spritzing of Black Soot DM with my air art tool and heat dried.  Then, when all of my embellies were dry, I adhered the fussy cut gents to the tag with double-backed tape & foam squares and attached all of the embellies in their respective places.

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Here’s a picture of the back of the tag with shadow stamping of the Hats Background image and the very last of the overspray of the DSSs.   I don’t really mind that the fasteners of the brads are exposed–I can write around those and of course, I had to get my water spots in there, too!!

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I topped the tag with a messy, seam binding bow, that I had stained with Mowed Lawn & Peeled Paint DSs to finish off this concoction of green!  I swear these dapper gentlemen are enjoying watching a St. Patrick’s Day parade go by!!

Thanks so much for joining me for my weekly creation for Artistic Outpost!  I sure do appreciate your visits and comments and hope you all have a safe & festive St. Patrick’s Day!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Hat’s Off & Hats Background (Artistic Outpost)
  • #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Distress Spray Stains, Paint, Markers & Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Industrious Borders, Word Bands, Mini Gears & Game Spinners (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Brads; Seam Binding (The Funkie Junkie Boutique)
  • Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Double-Backed Tape (3M); Foam Squares; Ink Blending Tool; Air Art Tool (Artworx); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Craft Sheet (Ranger)