Monday, June 30, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 {My June Version}

 Hi everyone, today I'd like to share my June version of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014.  I know, just in the nick of time right :)  I had a lot of fun with the bright colors of Distress Inks for this tag.  Tim Holtz has a wonderful tutorial on his blog with step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun technique here.
The Tim Holtz Layering Stencil that I used is Rays THS003 and the stamp set is Tim Holtz's - Just Thoughts CMS078.  The Distress Ink colors that I used throughout the project were - Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.
I stamped, colored and cut an extra heart and then popped it up with a foam square for the layering effect.
I made a cute little pink ombre charm with the idea-ology heart charms.  Instead of using the stickers that comes with the charms I used some of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Distress Ink and his Remnant Rubs (I love those rub-ons).
 I finished it off with a hand dyed ribbon, some more idea-ology pieces and some more Remnant Rubs. So there you have it, that's my version of Tim's June Tag.  Thanks for dropping by and I'll see ya next time!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Practical Scrappers June Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to this months Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop hosted by Practical Scrappers!  You should have arrived here from Lee-Anne's blog if not check it out here.  It's that time of the month where you dig into your stash of scrapbooking supplies!  This month for my layout, I used Basic Grey's Hipster and Carte Postale lines.  I had a lot of fun with this and gave it a mixed-media twist.  I can hardly believe my son is 22 now :)
My base sheet was from the Hipster collection.  I started by adding Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste with stencils to add some texture.  After that was good and dry I brushed some gesso over my page concentrating on especially where the embossing paste was placed.
After my gesso dried I added color with some Mr. Huey's - Desert and some watercolors.  I used some vintage books papers and prints from the Carte Postale line.  I shaded all my paper pieces with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool.  I distressed my paper edges with a bone folder.
I added a little background interest with just some sewing thread.
I used Studio Calico Wood Veners and Thickers.

GIVEAWAY!!!  Up for grabs is a selection of 6 x 6 scrapbook papers with coordinating bakers twine and washi tape.  To enter, just become a follower on my blog through Google, Google plus, or the email option.  Leave me a comment letting me know you are a new follower! I will leave this giveaway open until 11:59 CST on July 6th.

I hope you enjoyed my layout, let me know what you think, I love your comments!  Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you next time!  Next on the blog hop list is Kerri, happy hopping!!!

Here is a full list of all our Practical Scrappers Blog Hoppers!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Winner for Practical Scrappers May Blog Hop!!!

Thank you for all the comments, I truly appreciate you all!
The LUCKY winner for the assortment of 6x6 papers, washi tape and twine is….comment #6 Jenessa!!!  Please email me at and I'll get them in the mail!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge #3- Faux Tea Roses

 Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a project that I did for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge III hosted by Linda Ledbetter.  Challenge number three is a technique found on page 65 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume Three book called Faux Tea Roses.  If you don't have this great book you can find it here and Tim Holtz will even sign it for you!!!  This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium who have a wonderful gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew Pick wins a fabulous pack of goodies from Tim and Mario!  Now,here is my take on this challenge with Faux Tea Roses.
The base of my project is a Tim Holtz's Burlap Panel.

 Next, I used several pieces out of the Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack.  I shaded all of the paper pieces with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool.  Then I distressed all of the paper edges with a bone folder.
I had a lot of fun making those fabulous Faux Tea Roses of Tim's!
I used several of the metal idea-ology pieces and finish off with a hand dyed bow.
I hope you enjoyed my project, thanks for stopping by and we'll see you next time!