Saturday, September 26, 2009

Life Life Fully Tag

I got my order today from Croppinsville that had the new Tim Holtz Ideology items in it and just had to make something that included the new film strip... way cool stuff!!!!! So I decided to make a tag, size 6 1/4" x 3 1/8" (#8 tag). All stamps used are Wendy Vecchi Studio 490. The background is Distress Inks spiced marmalade, fired brick, and brushed corduroy. After inking it up I flicked water on it, let it sit a bit and blotted it up. The top of the larger flower, the smaller flower, and the butterfly are all cut from grungepaper. Antenna are made from black craft wire.

Every Day is Special!!

No scraps used for this card :-)) All stamps are Studio 490. The background is white glossy paper, I stamped with Ranger resist ink and then colored with Distress Inks spiced marmalade, fired brick, and peeled paint. Other stamping done with Archival ink jet black. Butterfly is stamped on grungepaper and cut out, colored with spiced marmalade, Rock Candy stickles applied to the wings with my fingertip, white added to larger black dots with the Inkssential white pen after the stickles was dry. Chipboard frame placed over saying is Maya Road, colored with Distress inks, stamped with jet black and white dots added with Inkssential pen.


Well, I'm still working at cleaning up my creating area and using up all the bits and parts from previous projects that I had left laying there... I could have just stuck them all in a drawer (like I've done in the past) but that drawer is pretty full and I decided it was either use them or toss them and there were too many good pieces to toss :-) Here are several atcs that I put together this past week, most of them made completely or at least partially with these left over pieces.

This first one uses part of a left over background stamped with Tim Holtz images. "Celebrate Today" is a Studio 490 stamp. The whole atc was dipped in hot beeswax and holeless gold beads added before the wax cooled.
The next one used a toilet paper casting I've had laying here a long time. I added brushed corduroy ink to the high spots and edges with my finger, then sprayed it with sunflower PP mixed in a mini mister, extra color added with chalks. The bird was a picture in some junk mail and I made a packing tape transfer with it.
The background on this atc is cut from a paper I had laying under where I was creating catching extra ink, paint, stamping. Stamps are Studio 490. The floral image is stamped on grungepaper, cut out, and Distress Stickles fired brick added.
A Tim Holtz image stamped on a tag with Archival ink, color added with Distress Ink... the tag was left over after working on a page swap and I cut it down to fit on an atc. I brushed over the definition with a Q-tip dipped in bleach .
Here we have another packing tape transfer. The saying is a Studio 490 stamp.
Here we have a gel medium transfer onto muslin. I cut her out using deckle edge scissors but it didn't really "cut", it more like frayed which worked very well. Added some brads, a word, and a heart epoxy sticker and then to finish it off added some Rock Candy stickles to two corners... awesome!!!
Paperbag Studios image stamped onto an alcohol ink background. Base is colored sprays sprayed through plastic canvas. "Celebrate Today" is Studio 490. Very glittery flowers.
The base is an old dictionary page colored with Distress inks and stamped along 2 edges. Main saying and dragonfly are Quietfire Design stamps.
Another Quietfire Design stamp. Background is Ecoline inks.
The heart is a toilet paper casting done on a rubber stamp. It's sprayed with sunflower gold PP mixed in a mini mister bottle. The background I can't remember exactly what was done... something put on a manila piece and then stamped into it. "Soar" from a dymo.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grungeboard Leaf Pin

Not a great picture, I'll have to try to get a better one but wanted to share anyway. This leaf is cut from grungeboard, veins pressed in using a stylus and also my bone folder, and then it's painted with acrylic paints, let it dry and sprayed it with a sealer. Punched a small hole in it and added a bead along with a bead cap to simulate an acorn. This came out so awesome... it actually looks like it could be leather. My friend, Michelle, had actually seen something similar made from leather and wanted to try to make one like it... the grungeboard was perfect to use.

Studio 490 Style

I had mega fun making this wall hanging using my new Studio 490 stamps by Wendy Vecchi. The base is a Maya Road chipboard piece about 4 1/2" across. Inks used throughout are either Archival inks or Distress Inks. Leaves, flowers and butterfly are stamped on Grungepaper, cut out and colored with Distress Inks. The butterfly's antenna are made from wire as is the hanger. Ideology snaps used as centers on the smaller flowers and a button and ribbon used on the larger flower. Holes made in the chipboard using the Crop-a-dile.