Sunday, December 19, 2010
Not what you would expect for this time of year but I'm grateful it's not hot.
I have been playing around with yet another Tim inspired tag.
I used alcohol inks on a piece of metal shim and then run it thru the cuttlebug with the snowman folder. I then sanded the raised areas, cut him out and stuck him to an embossed tag coloured with distressed inks and some stickles for a bit of sparkle.
I used the idea of the bulging picket fence, from Tim first tag, to hold some snowballs.
Having fun playing and making a huge mess
I hope you are finding time to create a little something at this busy time of year!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
This was Tim's second tag using cut and dry felt. I didn't have any of the felt but used some of stamp foam instead.
It's an interesting technique making your own stamp and colouring with distress reinkers, one that I will need to play with some more to be totally happy with the stamping results.
Here is the link to Tag 2 if you want to check it out.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I attempted T!m's Poinsettia Tag, day 7 on the 12 Tags of Christmas, cos it looked easy!!!
What a tricky little number it turned out to be!
Still not happy with how the petals are arranged and I have left a layer out completely cos I couldn't get them to sit properly........I think a glue gun is a must for this tag.
But I will say it was fun playing with the canvas and grungepaper and I just love that there is yet another type of flower I can create using the Tattered Flowers die.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I didn't have the all the products he used to create his first wonderful tag but I figure it's all about inspiration and getting your creative juices flowing! Right?
My thought process was that Tim firstly embossed some grunge board, then cut it and the stuck it down.
So thats what I did.
I embossed the trees onto the grunge board, then cut them out used distress inks to colour and then stuck them onto my tag. I used stickles added the snow capped effect to the trees and the background was created in the same way as shown on the blog. I used Maya Road Pearl Mist and it has given a wonderful swirling snow effect to the background.......looks pretty cool I think!
Thanks for stopping by
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
With all the different suggestions they offered up I went with the simplicity of my new Martha Stewart double scallop punch........just an excuse to use it really. LOL!
Throw in some 2Crafty chipboard, Tim Holtz, Stampin Up and Kazzaz stamps the pretty Collections butterflies and some Prima packaging and there you have it.
Quite pleased with how the fence with the weaved flowers turned out.
Not long now til the jolly fat man arrives.......hope you have all been good!! ; )
Thanks for stopping by
PS Almost forgot I must thank me mate Em for editing my photo!
Love what she has done with it.......just wished she still lived in Adelaide to give me lessons
Loves ya hun.....mwah!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
White + yellow + journalling directly onto the LO.
I have based the LO around the first get Picky sketch, I loved the sketch
but ran out of time and mojo to do anything with it!
The journalling is telling her to be true herself because she is a beautiful girl and tho it might be difficult, and maybe even lonely, in the first few weeks she will make new friends.
The LO looks somewhat washed out cos it's so bright here today, but I'm pleased with how it has turned out
Cheers for now
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Here are some of my examples
Friday, October 22, 2010
So if you are wanting a few challenges to keep yourself busy why not pop over and check them out! It's a Black CC but it's not all about Halloween........... so dont be put of by the theme.
I'm not one for Halloween, but we recently celebrated my niece's 3rd birthday and a face painter was present. We all had our faces painted.....yes including the adults!! Mitchell had this devil face painted so I thought it would be perfect for this CC
Here is a close up of the beaut Collections wings I recently bought. I painted each piece black using the Collections sponges (love these sponges they make painting so quick and easy!) and then layered them up. Then washed red paint over and finshed it off with a Distress Crackled heart.
Had fun with the title too! I have been following the 2Crafty Blog (see link in the side bar) and the girls regularly post some wonderful ideas on how to dress up your chipboard. Here I used a technique posted by Kerryn a few weeks back. Love how it turned out!
That's all I have done LO wise this month..........but I have been busy!! I have been running a card challenge with the AD girls and have been taking part in Scrapdango's ABC of Cards. Far to many cards to post so I will share a few of my favourite next time.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This week was Social Studies
Photos had to be place either horizontally or vertically to represent longitiude or latitude lines on a map. An easy one to see out a fun competition.
Just one more share before I get the kiddos up and ready. Here is my Blind Scrap LO from the CC last weekend.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The girls have come up with some very clever criteria based on school subjects
So far I have only been able to complete 3 of the 4 main LO 's and will sadly miss out on getting the electives done.
Here is week 2 Science
Picture of an animal - our pet Indian ringneck
Use a technique - alcohol inks on title and crackle paint on chippie bird
Mist or paint
sewing and a journal spot.
Week 3 English
At least two different fonts in the title
Use book paper/script PP or stamps
Journalling needs to be 'Once upon a time' story or a letter to the person
Include a quote
Use lined paper
I have on more LO to get done so I'd better get my skates on.
It's due tomorrow!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Arriving home..........City of Adelaide.
The weekend was top off nicely for me by winning a $165 voucher to spend at Tanyah's store!!
How cool is that!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
The 1st also mark the start of the School In competition at Scrapdango.
Best get back to the scrapping we have our first elective to complete Music!
And I need to start packing for Queensland and the retreat at Lennox Head...........just under two weeks before I meet fellow DT member Kym. Cant wait!!!!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Have a wonderful weekend.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Here is the double layout that I was required to do - I hate double's!!
Catch you all later
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I have also completed a double LO but I have misplaced the journalling........it's somewhere lost on the mound of scrappy stuff on my table!!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Here are the rules that go with it:
1. Put the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award on my blog.
2. Share 5 things about myself.
3. Pass the award onto 5 other Bonny Blogs.
4. Add links to my 5 chosen Bonny Blog Winners.
5. Let them know they have been chosen to win the Swap Sisters Bonny Blog Award by leaving a comment on their blog.
My Chosen Sisters
Now 5 things about me!
1. I am a total neat freak......get stressed if I surrounded by mess
2. Totally love cheese and red wine........delish
3. Spend way too much time online! hehe
4. Love my net friends heaps......mwah
5. Wish I could retire so I could spend my days creating....aaaahhh one day
Thanks for stopping by
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Dont think I have given too much away as the next layout is totally different to this vintage style one!! It's a great kit with so many wonderful possibilites. Pop back mid month for the full reveal.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
So I asked Sharon to send me a list of 10 things that she wanted to use and I chose some off the list and made that my challenge for the girls.
I must thank Sharon as I have used some techniques I have been wanting to try out for sometime.
1. Use a large portrait style photo 5x7 or larger.
2. Journalling about your chosen subject - at this moment.
3. Chippie title plus at least 2 other types of chippie embellishments.
4. Use alcohol inks to colour your chippie. If you dont have alcohol inks use paint.
5. I want to see masking or stensiling.
6. Use CB or similar to emboss your CS/PP or chippie - you you dont have one incorporate some textured, lace or flocked cardstock.
Some of the criteria might some familar to a few of you.
This LO was going to be for Scrap the Boys......maybe next month!!
Hang on that would be THIS month!! LOL
Thanks for popping in......hope you have a creative month
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thanks for popping in!