Imagine...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Simple layout today for the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast. This has a lot of possibilities...you can make a very clean and simple look (CAS) or add lots of texture and color like I did.

The background to my card was created by stamping the large background stamp from Tim Holtz's Papillon set. Next I used a ink blending tool with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage to ink the entire background. Then I cut a piece of Composer Tissue Wrap slightly larger than my background paper and scrunched it up. Next, it was glued to the background piece with Glue 'n Seal. It was dried with the heat gun and then inked a little bit with the DTP method (direct to paper) with the same two inks. Then the edges were all distressed with a distressing tool and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I ripped pieces away from the edges, curled some back and sanded some off with a sanding tool for a more distressed look. Then a little bit more Walnut Stain Distress Ink was added in a few areas for some depth.

For the next layer, dry embossed a piece of Kraft-Core, sanded it, distressed the edges with the distressing tool and more Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Once that was done, it was dried with the heat gun again. Next, I inked it with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed it with Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder and adhered it to the background.

The sentiment has been stamped with Archival Ink in Jet Black on a piece of Kraft Resist. It too was distressed with the distressing tool and more Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I used a couple of long fasteners, washers and sprocket gears as embellishments. Then the entire piece was added to a card base from SU's Naturals Ivory card stock.

Recipe:
Paper: Stampin' Up Naturals Ivory, Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Kraft Resist and Tim Holtz Kraft-Core
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection: Papillon and Stuff to Say
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Clock & Steampunk set embossing folders, Tim Holtz Composer Tissue Wrap, ink blending tool, distressing tool, Glue 'n Seal, Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder, heat gun, Tim Holtz long fasteners, Tim Holtz washers and Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears, ATG

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Believe in No Designer Paper

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Funny title right? Well, this is about make your own designer paper today. My funky looking paper is simply made with Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card background stamps.


I inked up my Distressed Corduroy Cover-A-Card background stamp in SU Island Indigo and stamped it on a piece of white card stock. Next, the Rose Lace Cover-A-Card background stamp was inked in SU Lucky Limeade and stamped over top. Easy right? Now, instead of cleaning off my stamps, I used several other sheets of white card stock and did several different variations. Then using a baby wipe, I cleaned off my stamps and yes, made yet another piece of designer paper by rolling the baby wipe across another sheet of white card stock. It's a very subtle look and that's what was used to make the flower.


Using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and my baby wipe background I cut two of the larger flowers and three of the smaller ones. Next the edges were inked with a little more Island Indigo. Then using a craft molding mat, each of the flowers was shaped using a large stylus and lightly wrinkled in my hand. Next, I took a small Recollections paper flower and inked it with a little Lucky Limeade and more of the Island Indigo. The layers were all glued together with Crafters Pick glue.


Then using a piece of Lucky Limeade, I cut three Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves. Each leaf was then stamped with a leaf stamp in Island Indigo, spritzed with water and crumpled in my hand. Then they were dried with my heat gun.


Once the piece of stamped background paper was adhered to my card base with my ATG, it was spritzed lightly with Perfect Pearls Mist. Then the flower and leaves were adhered with large glue dots and finally I stamped the sentiment in SU Basic Gray.


Recipe:

Paper: SU Basic Gray and Lucky Limeade; and Georgia Pacific white card stock

Ink: SU Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo

Stamps: Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card background stamps in Distressed Corduroy and Rose Lace, Impression Obsession Imagine Words and Rubber Stampede - Big Maple

Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves, McGill flowers craft molding mat and tool kit, Cover-A-Card Mega Mount acrylic block, baby wipes, water mister, Recollections paper flower, Crafters Pick glue, sponge, heat gun, glue dots, ATG


Have a marvelous Monday everyone!

Tim's Tags - Day Twelve

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Well, here we go...my final tag...

Tim's tag and instructions can be found here. I was intrigued by this wonderful tag of Tim's - so many cool ideas! Love his background for this and followed his instructions,using the stamps that I had.

Didn't have the Artful Dwellings die, so it was cut by hand...didn't have the exact colors he used so I again substituted. Didn't have his Fractured Dolls so here's what I did... Took a piece of grungeboard and painted it with the Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber and allowed it to dry. Then I stamped my image in Archival Ink and dried it with my heat gun. Next, I took a little Silver Acrylic Paint Dabber and spread it around with my fingers, leaving the face untouched. Her little gown is made from tulle and some tinsel.

As I didn't have the Vintage Market die, I used some grungeboard, painted it with the Silver Acrylic Paint Dabber and outlined it with a black Copic marker. Behind my tissue flower is a small piece of grungeboard that's been inked and touched lightly with the Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber. Pretty much everything else is straight from Tim's tag and instructions.

Recipe:
Paper: glossy card stock
Ink: Ranger Archival in Jet Black, Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Stamps: Clock Face with Wings - A Stamp in the Hand Company and Hampton Art Stamps
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap in Composer and Terminology, #8 manila tag, computer generated "all is calm" words, tinsel, grungeboard, drill punch, tulle, metal foil tape, brad, Ranger Glossy Accents, Acrylic Paint Dabbers in Snow Cap, Pool and Silver, scissors, distressing tool, Tim Holtz Baubles, Jump Rings, Adornments, ink blending tool, heat gun

Well, that's it folks...my twelve tags completed!!! TA-DA!!!!! And I'm already looking forward to Tim's Tags 2012...aren't you?

Have a super Sunday everyone!

Tim's Tags - Day Eleven


Tim's Day Eleven tag and instructions can be found here. My version is what a call a "dumbed down" version LOL!


I used Tim's technique for the background...really like the splotchy look. Then I simply cut out the Santa image and letters from Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash. The edges were distressed with a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Next, I rubbed a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles over the entire Santa image for a little sparkle. The letters were individually cut and then I swiped them with the Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber for a little interest. Some red Stickles were dotted around parts of the tag and some red seam binding that's been distressed was added. A very simple tag!


Recipe:

Paper: Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Seasonal and glossy card stock

Ink: Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire

Stamps: none

Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die, scissors, Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles and Christmas Red Stickles, Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber, red seam binding, water mister, dimensionals


Coming up...my final tag...

Tim's Tags - Day Ten

Better late than never right? Finally finished all twelve tags. Tim's version and instructions can be found here.

I didn't deviate a lot from Tim's tag this time other than to substitute with what I had on hand. I purposely left some areas of my background stamp uninked to add a little more aging. Used the same shape and size facets but used different images for them. If you haven't tried the clear tape transfer, it's very easy and works so well. His suggestion for a really clear tape makes sense...his images are very bright and show up very well with the technique.

While I did stamp some holly images in the corners, I felt that adding some actual holly and berries was more my style. Some Walnut Stain distress ink was added to these purchased leaves and berries, as well as some Snow Cap acrylic paint dabber for a little snowy effect.

My ribbon is some red seam binding that was spritzed with some Perfect Pearls mist and then scrunched and dried.

Recipe:
Paper: Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Crowded Attic and Seasonal
Ink: Ranger Archival in Jet Black, Distress Inks in Forest Moss and Brushed Corduroy
Stamps: Stampendous Music Score and Penny Black Snow Flake and Holly
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, Tattered Banners die, Tim Holtz Facets, metal foil tape, packing tape, craft sheet, Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold, Tim Holtz Alpha Parts, Tim Holtz long fasteners, Snow Cap and Gold Acrylic Paint Dabbers, ink blending tool, red seam binding, jute, Ranger Glossy Accents, distressing tool, kraft tag, and Making Memories Hollyberries

Up next...Tag Eleven...