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 shot 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;

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

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

Do Goofy Stuff

HELLO & Happy Monday!!  WHEW!!  What a busy weekend here at Ain’t That Artsy Fartsy!!  Well, even with all of the projects that I’ve been making for my Design Teams, I’m still able to have a little bit of fun for me, too!!

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Today’s post is a quick one–I’ve got to hurry and get this over to Stampotique Designers Challenge before their February challenge link closes (it closes tomorrow, March 3rd @ 12pm EST)!!  This little guy is going into their challenge SDC #183-Happy Unbirthday!  I think this tag is all about having a Happy Unbirthday–Just do goofy stuff instead!! 🙂

I don’t have any step outs of this tag–before I knew it, this tag had put itself together!!  I just love that when that happens 😉 🙂

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I don’t have my cheat sheet on this tag and this is a tag that got sent to one of my BILs for his birthday, so I don’t have it in front of me to look at either! OK-I’m going to try to remember what I did here…The background is the paint marbling technique with Mustard Seed & Broken China DPs.  I did some stenciling with the Clockwork & Splatter LSs  and those circles?  I’m pretty sure I made those with a paper straw dipped into Picket Fence DP!  The image of Smiles was stamped onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and water colored with my Distress Markers and my water brush, fussy cut and adhered to the tag with matte gel.

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Here’s the back of the tag with some shadow stamping of Smiles and the Barcode image.

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Oh, that Smiles!  You never know where he’s going to pop up next!!  I had heat embossed Smiles onto the tag so I can get those little swirls around his head and Oh-looks like I did some paint splattering with Broken China DP and a small round paint brush!

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The quote is from a SU stamp set called Smarty Pants that I stamped onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival, fussy ripped and adhered onto the tag with matte gel.  I heat dried and outlined the words with the fine tip side of my Black Soot DM.  Smile’s party hat is from the Party Hats set from Lost Coast Designs.

Well, Gosh!  That’s about it!  I know I’m missing some details, but without my little cheat sheet (I usually keep a list of the things I’ve used on each project), I’m tapping into my memory banks!  Oh, that could be problematic!! LOL!! 🙂

Thanks for joining me with this quickie post today–Not too bad of a way to start a new week!!  I’ll be back later this week with a big (for me) announcement!!

Until then–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Manila Stock; Tissue Paper
  • Stamps: Smile & Barcode (Stampotique); Smarty Pants (SU); Party Hats (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Distress Inks, Markers & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • Layering Stencils (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Paper Straw; Paint Brush; Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Naturals Black & Cream Trimmings (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Ink Blending Tool; Matte Gel (Liquitex)

Note to Self-Dream

Happy Tuesday Everyone and Happy Veteran’s Day in the United States!  Today is a national holiday in America to celebrate and honor the Veteran’s of our military and to say Thank You for serving.  Thank You Veteran’s!!  If I could hug you all, I would!!

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Oh, this?  Well, I’ve got myself settled down enough (from all the happy dancing this past weekend) to share this news! 🙂

I received the nicest email from Elaine (the one and only Eclectic Ellapu!) over the weekend and I am a new member of the Eclectic Ellapu Design Team!!  I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing collection of Designers, I’m just beside myself goofy about it!!  I will be joining The Purple Team and will have my first official posting as an EE DT member November 30th/December 1st—so stay tuned for that!!

When I finally stopped dancing—I sat myself down at my worktable and made this tag to enter into the Tag Along Challenge #63-Dream.  This theme couldn’t have been better timed because of the state of joy I was swept up into over the weekend!!

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 Plus, if you’re seeing flying pigs, you are definitely in a dream…or in some kind of fugue state or stupor (depending on what you drank or took)!! LOL!! 😉

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I went kind of ‘hog wild’ with this tag because this Pig image by Roc Nichols is just so darn cute!!  If you’re not familiar with Roc, you can find her designs featured at StampotiqueTotally worth the visit over there to the store and to the Stampotique Designer’s Blog. Fun Stuff!!

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I’m going for the paint marbling technique to apply color to my #8 manila tag.  I’m using Picked Raspberry & Seedless Preserves DP.  I spritzed the DP with water then drug the front & backside of my tag through, and had enough left over DP to cover one more tag!  None of this paint goes to waste 🙂

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Isn’t that pretty?  I love how the colors swirl and blend together.  I spritzed this tag with a bit more water then heat dried.

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My 3 flying pigs are stamped onto mixed media stock with Jet Black Archival Ink and colored in with my pan watercolors from Simply Art.

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This is a fun stencil!!  This is the Starry Starry Night stencil from Dylusions and I used Walnut Stain DI and my mini ink blending tool to cover my background with these slightly askew stars!

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Each piggy was fussy cut out, but this little one, accidentally lost its tail!  I replaced it with a little piece of  20 gauge copper wire that I twisted into a new little curly-q tail!  Since this little piggy was being treated so special, I added a little Clear Rock Candy DG to the wings and a little black enamel ‘polish’ to the hooves.

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I altered the surface of this Framed Alpha Part with Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry & Picket Fence DPs.  When the paint was dry, I applied a thin layer of Diamond Glaze over the surface and let air dry.

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OH–Here’s the back of my tag!!  The ‘dream’ stamp is from the TH/SA Winged Things II set and I did some 2nd gen stamping with Black Soot DI.

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In the background of my tag, you can see some stamping and white paint splatters (Picket Fence DP), and I outlined the stars with a white gel pen and I spelled out ‘dream’ with TH Label Letters and I’ve got some layers of TH Tissue Tape and I added a few black & white enamel dots…

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 Oink Oink Oink!!  Off we go!!  There’s still one day left to join in over at the weekly challenge at Tag Along.  I know–cutting it a bit close with a challenge deadline!  Time slows down for no crafter!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful Veteran’s Day (hug a veteran!) and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Stamps:  Pig (Roc Nichols/Stampotique); Winged Things II (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Distress Paints & Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Pan Watercolors (Simply Art); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
  • Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Starry Starry Night Stencil (Dylusions/Ranger); Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye); Alpha Parts & Letter Labels (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Foam Squares; Matte Gel (Liquitex); Copper Wire; Jute Twine; Yarn
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool; Craft Scratcher (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios)

Currently Unsupervised

Did I say unsupervised?  Me? No-Not Me!!  Considering it’s already November, I’d say this year of 2014 is what’s completely out of control and unsupervised- from the very beginning!!  I’ve simply been trying to hang on for dear life as each month passes by with a WHOOSH!!!  Thanks for hangin’ on with me!!  LOL!! 🙂

 So, before November gets away from me, I better start sharing some of the goodies I’ve been working on!  To start my crafty month and week, there are 2 ‘Favorite Color/Color Combo’ challenges that this tag is headed to.  Come along with!!

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The Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu is hosting the ‘Favorite Color Combo’ challenge this month and for my first time, I’m joining in the weekly challenges at the  Stampotique Designers Blog!!  Totally excited about that and I’m entering this one into SDC #171-Favorite Color.

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My favorite color is Yellow.  I used to own a ‘Mello Yellow’ 2005 convertible VW Beetle, there is always a room in my house painted yellow (it’s my laundry room downstairs in this house) and my favorite flower is the happy, yellow Sunflower.  I love the color yellow!  I love yellow with any other color, too!  For my paint marbled background, I’m using Mustard Seed, Antiqued Bronze & Ripe Persimmon DPs.

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I’m using mostly Mustard Seed with two dabs of Ripe Persimmon and a dab of Antiqued Bronze DPs.

I spritzed the DPs on my craft sheet with water and ran my tag through the paints.  Then I spritzed the tag with water and dried with my heat tool.  I love how the Antiqued Bronze DP looks like it ran and smeared over the painted surface of the yellow & oranges.  I used the rest of the smeared paint on my craft sheet to color the back of my tag…there’s my writing surface! 🙂

OK–I have to admit, I didn’t take many any step-x-step pics while I was working on this tag.  I’m telling you, I was off and running and didn’t realize how far I had gotten into almost finishing this tag (until making a boo-boo).

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I’ve got some fun layers of stenciling and stamping at play on my tag.  I started with stamping Smile onto my tag with Jet Black Staz-On ink and masking him off.  I then stenciled the dots in the background using my Dylusions Dotted Flower stencil and DIs in Ripe Persimmon & Vintage Photo and also a dot here & there of Cotton White Staz-On ink, too.  I did some 2nd gen stamping with the Barcode image in Jet Black Archival ink and finished my layers with a flick of Picket Fence DP and my paint brush and a spritz of Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.

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 I ended up stamping Smiles a couple of other times on red & pale yellow card stocks and fussy cut him and his hearts out.  The quote is from Dylusions Say It How It Is set that I stamped onto stained manila tag with Jet Black Archival ink and mounted on black Core’dinations stock.

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OH! The boo-boo I mentioned?  Well, as I was machine stitching the perimeter, I didn’t realize that the ink spritzes (one last layer I couldn’t resist adding!) weren’t dry all of the way and I was smearing Black Soot DI all over my tag and machine! I was able to strategically place the word bands over some of the mess, but–you can see it!!  😉

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Here’s another look at the back of my tag.  Can you see some of the shimmery goodness from the PPM?  I love that stuff!!  I also love the stitching around the perimeter–I have a nice open space to write a note!

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Unsupervised or not, the order of the day is FUN FUN FUN were the possibilities are truly endless!!  Come on over and check out the challenge themes at Eclectic Ellapu for November and grab your Stampotique images and get stamping for their weekly challenges–Hope to see you there!!

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps: Smile & Barcode (Stampotique); Say It How It Is (Dylusions/Ranger)
  • Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Red & Yellow Card Stocks; Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Distress Paints, Inks, Stains & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Staz-On Inks (Tsukineko); Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger);
  • Air Art Gun (Artworx); Paper Distresser & Craft Scratcher (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios)
  • Matte Gel (Liquitex); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Detail Scissors (Fiskars)
  • Cotton Twill Ribbon

Witchy Halloween Tag

TGIF!!  Hello and WELCOME! to my new FB & blog followers!!  I’m so glad that you’re here and today–I’m not going to keep you that long!!  Mainly-because I didn’t take many ‘during’ pictures when I was putting this tag together.  As I was going through my photos for editing, I was like–Where are all my pictures?  It happens sometimes–I get into the crafty zone and ZOOM-away I go!!  Kind of like this witch on her broom–WATCH OUT!! 😉

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I’ve got 3 challenges that I want to enter this tag into and luckily, they’re all Halloween themed!

At Shopping Our Stash, it’s challenge #174 Halloween-75% of this tag is from my hoard collection of stashes!  This tag will also be my 2nd entry over at Artist Trading Post Exchange for their Halloween challenge for October and this is my Tim Holtz-esque inspired tag for A Vintage Journey’s Halloween-To Die For challenge.

A Vintage Journey, being a Tim Holtz inspired blog, wants to see Tim’s influence in our projects.  Overall, I can truly say, the biggest influence Tim Holtz has had in my creativity is the introduction of making my own backgrounds using all kinds of wonderful mixed medias and layers.  Believe me, I didn’t craft like this “before”!  Now, I try to create my own mixed-media backgrounds for every project I make…

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Here, I’m starting with a #8 manila tag that’s from my stash of tags that I’ve pre-treated with Tim’s paint marbling technique with Black Soot, Tarnished Bronze, Salty Ocean & Scattered Straw DPs.  I’ve had this tag in my stash since Summer, just waiting to be used!

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I’m trying to use shrink plastic any time I can!  It’s a really fun product and the coolest thing is to watch it shrink down!  I’m using images from the TH/SA Carved Halloween plate, stamped with Jet Black Staz-On ink and colored with Adirondack alcohol inks in Butterscotch & Terra Cotta.  I also punched holes in them so that I can use them as charms.

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And with the flick of my creativity wand–my tag has received several layers of stenciled goodness, more Distress Paint (the Mustard Seed yellow moon in the background) and a heat embossed flying witch!!  OH–and then there’s the fussy cut and water colored witchy-poo, too!!  Fussy cut witch received a coat of Clear Rock Candy DCP, just for fun 🙂

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 OK–this will work!!  This is the back of my tag, which has the same layered stenciling that I did on the front.  I first blended Black Soot, Salty Ocean, Scattered Straw & Mustard Seed DIs over the surface with my ink blending tools & spritzed with water.  I let the inks wick a bit and heat dried.  Then I used Walnut Stain DI with the Shattered LS and I used Black Soot DI with the Halloween LS.  I finished with flicking water over the surface and heat dried!

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The spooky die cut tree is from my stash of pre-cut chipboard shapes that didn’t get used in a previous project and lucky for me, perfect for this tag!!  I rubbed Black Soot DP over the entire tree, then dabbed a bit of Scattered Straw DP onto the wet surface with my finger and I gave a little spritz of water and heat dried.  To add to the mottled effect, I applied Black Soot Distress EP and Clear Rock Candy DG to random spots on the tree.

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I made the grass out of Kraft Core stock and herb scissors and added a few words from the Apothecary Remnant Rub-Ons.  You can see the texture of the Distress EP on the tree better in this picture and you can also see the ink spritzing that kind of got away from me on the Chit Chat stickers-OOPS!  🙂

These shrink plastic charms are so much fun!  They came out so well and decorate my spooky tree FaBOOlously!! 😉

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Without having all of the detailed step-x-step pics, I know I’m skipping over some of the finer details, but, I told you I wouldn’t keep you long today and I’ll close this one out with haste–Witchy-poo does need to fly off to join the challenges!!  Won’t you join her??

HAPPY FRIDAY and Thanks Again for stopping by today!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: #8 Manila TagShrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger); Distress WC Paper (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Kraft Core (Core’dinations); Chipboard (cereal box)
  • Distress Inks, Paints, Crackle Paint, Markers, Glitter, Embossing Powder (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko); Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Colorbox Pigment Ink (Clearsnap); WOW Embossing Powder
  • Tree Die (Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Remnant Rub-Ons, Jump Rings, Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Tool; Ink Blending Tools (TH/Ranger); Herb Scissors; Detail Scissors (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Matte Gel (Luquitex); Double-Back Tape (3M); Mini Foam Dots; Air Art Tool (Inkworx)