Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dress form tag

I posted a while ago some not quite finished projects. As much as I tried, the background for this piece just didn't want to change!

I just live this one. Maybe hard to give up. Lucky it has no home yet!

This all started with the dress form stamp from Tim Holtz. the fibers are linen & tulle and a beautiful silk ribbon from Port Townsend WA,
The beautiful roses are a Maya Road trim.

The Mini tag is done w/ inks and acrylic & stamped with an Artistic Outpost stamp.

I made my own Artyfarty flower from the wedding gown fiber.

The zigzag is from Dylusions .

I'll add to this post links and more info when I'm off the smarty pants phone!

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Sweet tag

This one was shipped off in an order today. On its way to CA.!

The harlequin pattern is a 12x12 from The Crafters workshop. It's part is a background paper to be morphed into art!

The image is very sweet & is coated with rock candy stickles. I'll have to repost where I got this to give proper credit.

The tag background is done using a daisy stencil from The Crafters Workshop & Distress Inks.
I also used the Dylusions black sprits with her small harlequin stencil.

I also stamped with archival and the dots stamp.

The phrase is a Dylusions stamp.

Moravian Artyfarty fibers from Ten Seconds Studio pull it all together!

Hope my friend enjoys her surprise!

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Snake skin tag

This is the base for a tag. I used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop, Goosebumps by Tsukineko , spritzers from Radiant Rain, Adirondack stream, terra cotta by Tsukineko .

Once it was all dry I went over it with my now greenish Antique Linen Distress Stain.

I almost hate to build off thus it turned out so cool.
She says humbly......

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

At the beach

So my SIL rents a house on the outer banks in NC each year. This tag is inspired by that trip.

Admittedly, we've not gone. I like mountains and the shoreline on the west coast.
Maybe one of these times...

But this is about the tag. Which I shipped to a customer in Texas.

The background uses Distress inks & the rays texture fade, along with a few stamps from Tim Holtz's line.

The woman is a stamp I got from artistic outpost.

All the seashell stickers & sign are from (of all places) Target!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

LE Summer Distress Inks

The new sets & reinkers came in Friday night.

The last 2 sets Spring & Summer are bright & fun!
Wonderful complements to the seasons as well as stamp
sets & stencils by other artists.

It's refreshing to have some brighter, lighter colors in the palette!

So while the 25% pre-order is off the table, you can still get the ink sets & reinkers for 15% off!

In fact, take 15% off ALL Distress Ink pads, sets and reinkers through June 30th !!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

First Flight

I was asked to join a new Yahoo group. A limited number of like minded creative talent at 50. It's a mixed media group. Not product specific, which I love because I use so many different products & mediums.

Our first swap is a tag. Mine is going to Neil in England. At first, I was going to do a sewing theme with a dress form. I already have that done. BUT, decided to switch it out with a more manly, steampunk, flight theme.

I had already done the background, and them my (or should I say another) package from Artistic Outpost came.

From the Diesel Punk set


Diesel Punk

This tag also fits the June Referal progam theme of MASCULINE over at Artistic Outpost. BONUS!
I RARELY make things that fit ANYBODIES theme! LOL. Well, occasionally, but it's an on purpose.

I had already stamped the bi-plane from Pink by Design Flying High set and added foil highlight to it.

Flying High

The background had Distress Inks and Mists sprayed. There's actually a mask underneath from Tattered Angels, but you can't see it anymore. Remember when I posted below pic's of incomplete tags? Well, this is one of them.

There's plenty of Tim Holtz products used here too. The Pennant die was used to cut linen, the Numbers at the bottom, Gears, clock hands and OOOOOOOOO the Rivets & diamond plate Texture Fade!

You can see the 'hanger' I placed has a copper N charm & a dog tag (which I might smack around with a hammer before I finish & mail). Notice the jump ring? I put a spring from a defunced pen....
NO I DO NOT save everything! Geez, I can't believe you thought that.....

How do you love the log book??? Made it myself! I did watercolor the guys with Distress Ink & my Niji brush.

The stars at the top were stamped with Delicata by Tsukineko. GOD that ink has shimmer!

This is a better view of the Gears & watch parts I added. There's also some washi tape & wallpaper tape in the background.

Framed ATC

This little gal is one of the FABULOUS stamps from STAMPOTIQUE Originals. Her name is Two Barettes. She's usually tall & thin, and would NEVER fit an entire ATC. But, I HAD to use ther for this theme!
The 'frame' is from Invoke Arts, and stamped onto Rangers Metal Foil with Archival Ink. I glued some beads to the top.

The background was done on some heavy weight textured paper. I used Distress Ink in Peeled Paint & Festive Berries. The Jumbled Letters stencil by Dylusions (which I do carry along with Inks & her stamps).
The black touches are from leftover spritz's of Dylusion Black spray from another stencil.

She's been shipped off to my swap partner. July's theme is nautical. Damn, if I don't have 1 boat stamp..... Perhaps I'll carve my own or fashion a boat. Or maybe use a sailor. In a good way.....

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Monday, June 11, 2012

LE Summer Distress Inks!

JUST ANNOUNCED, the NEW SUMMER Limited Edition Distress inks & re-inkers!
3 YUMMY colors to choose from Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry & Mowed Lawn!

LE Summer Ink pad set: SKU TXX34902 $17.99
LE Reinker Picked Raspberry $4.99
LE Reinker Salty Ocean $4.99
LE Reinker Mowed Lawn $4.99

JUST until 6/15, ALL Pre-PAID pre-orders take 25% off the pads & re-inkers!
That's a savings of $8.24 for all!
YES, you can just buy the pads, or the re-inkers, or any combination!

EMAIL ME your order @
Shipping (roughly $2.50-$5.25) plus tax will be applied.

TIM JUST posted a VIDEO showing off his new inks.
Click on VIDEO to see it!

Take advantage of my JUNE SALE:
10% off all IN-STOCK merchandize! Including Distress Ink & Stains line, Paper stacks, Alterations Dies & Fades & more,
Save 15% off ALL CLING MOUNT STAMP SETS by Stampers Anonymous for Tim Holtz, Dylusions, Studio490!
Take 20% off all Idea-ology by Tim Holtz, including Compendium of Curiosity!

Also on sale:
30% off: Palette Hybrid Ink Pads. Memory Glass & Frames Stampbord 30% off
I know a few of you are still waiting on the Last of the CHA WINTER Mini Movers & Shapers & Subway Texture Fade. I’m hoping to get those in with this order of inks!
Looking for something special? Let me know! I have a great selection of products by Ranger & their designers.

STAY TUNED For news on the WHEN PIGS FLY tag swap! 3 for 3!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What I'm working on...

I have ALOT on my table! While i do have some swaps to do, I drift depending on what I'm working with and what catches my attention at the moment.

Since its a Mish-mash and nothing is complete, I'm just posting pics.



Acrylics, ink, stencils & stamps. Part of a background that was cut.

Now this is just starting to come together and will be used in a swap for a newly formed mixed media group.

I'll post it when it's complete so you can see its progression.

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Cards for teachers

The school year comes to an end. As always, I have a count down APP already to go!

Nic had an awesome year and really blossomed under his teacher. She is one of those rare teachers who is so gifted & giving, motivational & inspiring.

I turned my love for making tags into cards by mounting them to 6x7" scored cardstock .

All stamps are Tim Holtz, except the winged child, which is a Diva Impressions. #5 is from Cavallini .

Archival & distress ink.

This card is for Nic's teacher who teaches Science & Social Studies. She's a bit more hippy like, in a good way & he just lo
Really enjoyed her classes.

I can't tell u who the chair stamp is by, but when I find out, I'll post.
Almost forgot I had this one!

89 days til the first day if school!
Say it with me " woot, woot!"

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Friday, June 1, 2012

A "3D Matchbook ATC"!

Continuing along with my Matchbook design..... I've made this now in several different sizes.

Today, I am showing an ATC matchbook. What I love about this, not only do you have the constraints of the 2.5x3.5" facia, but a long thin inside to work!!!
Don't get me wrong. I do love the 'challenge of the 2.5 x 3.5" space. But let's face it peeps, WE'VE GOT STUFF and LOTS of it! According to my calculations, we'd have to make about a GA-ZILLION ATC's to use it all up!!!

I like to think of this design as 3D ATC Art. 95% of the stamps used are from Artistic Outpost.

The flag is leftover linen cut from the PENANNT Alterations Die. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that die before???

And here's the INSIDER view! MORE THAN twice the ATC fun here!!!

Big enough to use the Hot Air Balloon from Tim's Remnants Set (CMS130). I trimmed it so separate at the matchbooks score line.

Added at the top, MORE linen Pennant flags!

For this piece, other than what's lised above, I used Cor-dinations cardstock, Archival Ink, Distress Ink, Distress Stain, Tissue Wrap and Pigment Markers.

AND because it's a 3D ATC, still plenty of ROOM to complete the backside with trading card information!

It's a cool design yes? Interested in a class? I think so!!!!

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