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Saturday, April 23, 2011

GM #4 Textured Fades and Distress

Well another week has almost gone by and we are in week 4 of the Grungy Monday challenges over at StudioL3. This week Linda has challenged us to use Tim's Textured fades and distressing. Here's a tag I did . I inked the tag first with various colors of DI then embossed it with the Textured Fade Cracked, then sponged over the raised areas with DI . The Umbella man was stamped and cut out (since I don't have the new die yet) and then poped up for a #D effect. The flower was made with Tim's tattered floral die and misted with homemade glimmer mist (peeled paint,shabby shutters,forever green perfect pearls and water). I love how it turned out.

I'm also entering this in SSS and Show some Tim's Techniques


SSS and Show

Thanks for looking and Happy Easter

Friday, April 22, 2011

WooHoo winner winner

I can't believe I won another blog hop . This week there was a great blog pop over at electric Paperie . All you had to do was leave a comment on each DT blog. I was lucky enough to be the winner on Starla Nelson's blog . The prize is a set of Honey Pop stamps and co-ordinations Honeycomb paper from Inky Antics. Will have to get that lotto ticket for sure tomorrow .

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


WooHoo I just found out I won the complete Springtime Cardinal Collection on Heartfelt Creations blog hop that they had recently . I'm so excited ,love ,love those stamps and I already have a few of them but not the cardinals. Thanks for picking my name .

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Grungy Monday #3 color wash, SSSand Show Distressing

Another week has gone by and I'm rushing to get my tag done for the Grungy Monday challenge over at StudioL3. This week Linda wants us to use the new Adirondack Color Wash another fabulous product by the master himself Tim Holtz here's the link to his blog I sponged various colors of DI's all over the tag ,spritzed with water ,dried with heat tool and then stamped my image which a new Penny Black slapstick stamp that I purchased recently . The flower I made with a daisy punch and misted with homemade glimmer mist (vintage photo,heirloom gold and water).I colored the little flowers on the image with DI Victorian Velvet ,added some liquid pearls to the center and around the circle.I used Stream color wash to dye the gathered ribbon--well it's not actually ribbon it's some ribbon gauze that I found in my stash . It took the color wash perfectly.I also sprayed the butterfly with the color wash and then patted it with paper towel to give it a softer color. I think I'm going to like working with this product LOL. I distressed the edges with paper distresser and inked with walnut stain DI.
Thanks for looking .

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wedding Frame

Seems like forever since I posted anything . Last week was busy with a scrapbooking all weekend crop which I did a card class for. It was a great time with lots of laughs . Planning another for Sept. already .

I had picked up one of the new Kaisercraft frames to do for my son & daughter-in-laws 1st Wedding Anniversary , started it at the crop but didn't get it finished since I needed to get some pictures printed off for it. So last night I completed it .I must say I was really pleased with how it turned out and hope they will too. All the products used were from Kaisercraft and purchased Fargotcat Shops at except for the verse ,key and lg.flourish which was made with TH's elegant flourish die.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything but a Card.

Thanks for looking .