Feb 25, 2017

Tim Holtz New Release Sizzix Dies for Creativation 2017


Hello everyone!  Today I thought I would wrap up my Creativation designs created for Tim Holtz for Creativation 2017.  I hadn't meant to drag these posts out, but I have been one busy girl.  This card was not received in the show, but I love it so much.  It is much more striking in person, as are all of my neutral, grungy palette projects.  I cut the bird die from watercolor paper, then dipped the cutout into my Distress Ink puddles to color.  I layered over a gessoed printed paper panel and adhered with Mod Podge beneath and on top.  It gave the project such a cool leathery feel.  I cut a word from inky paper and layered over the new gold kraft core.  The hexagon brads are a favorite!



This little number did make it into the show.  I inked up a sheet of watercolor and then embossed with the new leafy embossing folder.  Simple layering of metallic craft core and stitching, highlighted with a few sequins.



This final card was sent as a thank you to Tim for allowing me to create for him.  I used colored kraft core and sanded it to reveal the embossing folder pattern.  A dear friend loaned me this elephant stamp that Tim designed about a decade ago, at the beginning of his career.  I just love it!


A very masculine and dark palette.  I loved the chipboard wildflowers inked up like this.


I am so looking forward to seeing what you all do with the new products.  I went to a local stamp convention this weekend, in hopes of picking up some of the new floral embossing folders and stamps.  They weren't out yet, nor was the new little house die.  I did enjoy getting the new Distress Oxide pads and have enjoyed playing with them, as you know.  


 Have a wonderful day!

Feb 23, 2017

Distress Oxide Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial


What a fun time I've had this week playing with my new Distress Oxide pads.  I created this happy little canvas as a nod to warmer days a coming.


Some closeup details of this yummy DOX background.


Make sure to check out the full background tutorial at Stamps & Stencils.



I layered my found relative with various DOX inky papers and Spellbinders wreath dies, also inked with DOX.


I just love this little girl!  I am part fish, so she and I have a lot in common.  :)


I used a combination of Prima flowers with my new Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals die.  These yellow flowers make me so happy!  I used Art Stones for my centers.  The leafy die is by Verve Stamps.  Thank you for visiting today!


I'm sharing with:
Happy Little Stampers: Tear/Rip (I tore the corner off of my Found Relative)

Feb 21, 2017

Background Stamping Techniques and Upcycled Journal


Hello friends!  I am sharing a second spread in my upcycled journal at the Darkroom Door blog today.  Come on over and get a closer look!  I've featured several of the old favorite background stamps and the new sentiment collection, Simple Sayings Vol. 2.  Here I've stamped onto canvas to make a unique title for my journal spread.  Thank you for your visit and support.


Feb 20, 2017

New Mixed Media Blog & Giveaway!


Have you heard of the new Mixed Media & Art challenge blog?  They have an awesome giveaway running:

Our prize contains:
- wooden double-sided background
- collection kit from 7Dots Studio - Fortune Teller
- chipboard from Scrapbox
- 2 sprey, deco-dlaze and topping colored sand  from Fabrika Decory

Feb 19, 2017

Layered Love Floral Collage Card


Hello my lovelies!  I'm sharing inspiration with my team at the IndigoBlu blog today.  Hop on over and see what my teammates have created!  Continuing with our love theme this month, I created a romantic mixed media card featuring  the large flower stamp from our Blooming Great stamp set.


I dipped my watercolor panel in Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry Distress ink puddles for coverage, then embossed Vintage Flourish in white.  I selectively stamped portions of the Honeycomb Background by pressing the stamp (without attaching to an acrylic block) carefully with my hands in select places.


To create the two toned stamped image, I inked with both colors onto my stamp, then spritzed with water and stamped.  I fussy cut this image.


I watered down a bit of black GeeSso Good gesso and flecked it onto my background.


To complete my card, I mounted my stamped flower over a few folded paper flowers and basket filler, then attached a Tim Holtz die cut sentiment.  I hope you are inspired to create some inky backgrounds of your own today.  Thanks for paying me a visit!