Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Simon Says Stamp challenge is to show something from "yester-year". I love the Graphics 45 Steampunk paper, so I used it as my focus. I used the gears embossing folder from Cuddlebug, which I sanded to highlight on the white core avocado paper. Along with that I used a Making Memories frame on a Graphics 45 Steampunk gear-head lady and added another cut-out. I backed some Tim Holtz gears in purple and mounted it all to a layer of pumpkin and mounted it to the purple. I also used a Martha Stewart edge punch along the side. Most definitely yester-year, and I would know having experienced it first hand ; )
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Another Christmas has come and gone. It's shocking how fast a year passes. Since I'm not much of a shopper I spent hours this afternoon in my stamp room (/guest room). I die cut a lot of tags from Tim's sizzix tag die. I am anxious to try the tags cut from the pendex file folders I dug out of the trash at work, one man's trash.... Anyway, back to the tag. It's hard to tell from this picture that I used victorian velvet and bundled sage along with vintage photo for CCC 25. It actually has much more color than you see here. It was another fun project and it may be my last Christmas theme for the year! See a bunch of great tags at both Stamp Man challenge #12 and CCC#25 Scribble Stain Distress Studio L3.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Here you have it number 12 from the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. This is quite a departure from the original. I think that it might go better for the Artistic Stamper Christmas tag challenge. There a lot of really nice tags there, check them out: Artistic Stamper.
I didn't have any of the nifty canvas that Tim used but I did have some twill patches, I think they worked ok. Maybe the canvas is stiffer so you can get more dimension out of it. I like the unexpected combination of the wood and glitter. The tag has a lot of interesting details.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Collage; check, smear stickles over the collage; check. I stamped travel words in burlap over the collage, but it's a bit hard to make out. It was iffy during the process, but it actually came out better than expected and than it photos. Oh well, quick, easy and another fun one! Check them all out at Studio L3 and All Things Tim.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I really enjoyed the enameled pieces in this tag. I thought that the relief effect of the white dabber around the edges was also a nice touch. And I'm always surprised how much a little stickles adds to it. I might need to try some sparkly fluff someday though.
Tag 4 should have been a quicky, but I didn't have any of the paper, so I ended up attempting to make my own version. Then for the bling flourish I had a black version. I decided to cover the tops of the black with the white enamel, they look sort of pearl like. I also don't have and of the glass gems to make the snowflake charm. I tried a fragment but the ink didn't cooperate with the acrylic, so I switched out for the red gem.
Third times a charm with Tag 2 and the cut n dry custom stamp pad. I had big colored blobs because I was pressing to hard. Then I didn't have T!m's bird charm or the Happy Holidays stamp and I was stumped for awhile. Eventually it all came together....