Wednesday, 23 October 2013

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2013 - october



hallowe'en tag

manila tag painted using 'distress paints' 
dusty concord, seedless preserves and black soot.
edges distressed and coloured with 'distress ink' 
walnut stain.

circle cut from orange card and covered with 
glossy accents and 'distress glitter' spiced marmalade.  
edges coloured with 'distress ink' walnut stain,
 then adhered to tag using matte medium.

silhouettes drawn in 'photoshop cs5' using images from 
the internet, outline created in 'robo master'. 
cut from 'core-dinations' using 
'craft robo' and adhered using 3d glue.

'boo!' drawn in 'silhouette suite' (so i could double cut). 
cut from 'hobbycraft' self adhesive mirror film 
(similar to 'idea-ology' mirrored)
 using 'craft robo' and adhered to tag.

'idea-ology' tinsel twine silver tied through top of tag. 


Sunday, 30 June 2013

inspiration emporium blog challenge - something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue



wedding tag

tag covered with paper from 
'the scrapcake' one moment in time 6x6 pad.  
decorative border cut using 'edgeabilities' classic petal die.  
edges lightly coloured using 'distress ink' vintage photo.

'gold ring' frame cut from white card stock using circle dies and
 embossed with 'ranger' super fine detail gold embossing powder.
photo printed, distressed with 'distress ink' vintage photo, 
glued to back of frame, and adhered to tag using 3d glue.

crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' tumbled glass
 and 'distress ink' vintage photo, fixed above 
decorative border using 'inkssentials' wonder tape 
and tied in a bow and fixed to top of tag.

roses cut from same paper pad as above using 'alterations'
 tattered pinecone die, leaves cut from 'core-dinations' 
craft core using 'decorative strip' autumn gathering.
 roses and leaves distressed using 'distress ink' 
vintage photo and adhered using 3d glue.

adhesive pearls and gems added from stash.


tim holtz - 12 tags of 2013 - june



da vinci tag

tag coloured using 'distress paint' broken china, 'distress
 ink' vintage photo and 'distress stain' shabby shutters.

'tim holz' papillon and 'cherry pie art stamps' leonardo 
da vinci stamped onto tag using 'stazon' jet black.

'cherry pie art stamps' vitruvian man and manuscript 
stamped onto watercolour paper using 'stazon' jet black.

image coloured using 'distress markers' tattered rose, 
wild honey, tea dye, tumbled glass, and broken china.

edges distressed using 'distress ink' vintage photo,
and image adhered onto tag.

crinkle ribbon coloured using 'distress stain' tumbled 
glass and broken china, and 'distress ink' vintage photo.
ribbon tied through top of tag.

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2013 - june

Sunday, 2 June 2013

simon says stamp challenge blog - anything goes and simon says stamp and show - into the woods



woods tag

'dreamweaver' bare trees stencil, used to emboss 
manila tag from behind, so that the trees were raised.
the raised area was then stamped with 'tim holtz' 
wood stamp using 'stazon' timber brown.

'distress stains' shabby shutters, tumbled glass and 
shaded lilac were used across the whole tag, and the tag dried.
'distress ink' walnut stain was applied with a blending tool,
 catching the high areas, and the edges distressed.

garden twine was fixed to tag with staples, 
to hide edge of stencilled area.

'idea-ology' word band (highlighted with white acrylic) secured
using crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' shaded lilac.
same ribbon tied through top of tag.

'idea-ology' muse token (highlighted with white acrylic), 
foliage and a bird charm, fixed in place using paper fasteners.
  

Friday, 31 May 2013

inspiration emporium blog challenge - don't quote me



courage tag

manila tag coloured with 'distress ink' broken china and 
spritzed with water.  after drying, embossed using 'alterations' 
texture fade compass, then highlighted and distressed with
 'distress ink' walnut stain.

'mark twain' quote, designed on pc and printed onto manila card.
coloured using walnut stain (as above) and adhered to tag, 
over some washi tape, using shaker tape.

'idea-ology' tag labels with 'dymo' tape, mini gears, sprocket
 gears and game spinner fixed in place with paper fasteners.

crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' brushed pewter,
 tied through top of tag.  


Monday, 27 May 2013

simon says stamp challenge blog - take a picture and simon says stamp and show - favourite ink



vintage photo tag

manila tag stamped with 'tim holtz' wallpaper stamp 
using 'distress paint' broken china.
edges distressed, then whole tag coloured with 
'distress ink' vintage photo.
black and white stripe washi tape added to bottom of tag.

images cut from 'idea-ology' french industrial paper stash.
mini frames from 'melissa frances', copied using 'mould and pour' 
and utee.  then painted using 'distress paint' antique linen,
 walnut stain and tarnished brass.  images and frames adhered 
and images coated using 'inkssentials' glossy accents.

roses cut from same paper stash as above, using 'alterations'
 tattered pinecone die.  leaves cut from 'core-dinations'
 craft core using 'decorative strip' autumn gatherings.  
both edged with 'distress ink' vintage photo 
and adhered using 3d glue.

crinkle ribbon coloured using 'distress ink' vintage photo, 
tied into a bow using garden twine, with an 'idea-ology' 
type charm, then adhered using glossy accents.

pearls added from stash.   


Saturday, 25 May 2013

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter k



k for knight

'the russell english dictionary' circa 1958

pages primed with gesso.

knight traced from internet:
http://www.cafepress.co.uk/mf/11246422/chess-knight-rectangle_sticker
and cut out.

mask cut from 'frisket' to retain white area behind knight.
with mask in place, square eraser used to stamp checks, 
using 'stazon' jet black.

pages then aged using 'distress ink' vintage photo.
mask removed and knight adhered in place.

washi tape added to highlight word.

'knight' added using 'idea-ology' custom fasteners, 
with the letters cut from chitchat stickers, using a hole punch.

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter k

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2013 - may



rub-on transfers tag

'tim holtz' rub-on transfers applied to tag, then tag
 coloured with 'distress stains' mowed lawn and salty ocean.
'stampendous' old world map stamped using 'archival' jet black.

'tim holtz' air travel ticket, stamped onto white shrink plastic
 using 'stazon' jet black, shrunk, then carefully antiqued using 
'adirondack' alcohol ink mushroom and pebble, 
trying not to smudge the stazon.  
ticket adhered using 'wondertape' and bulldog clip added.

'idea-ology' enamelled tag also antiqued using alcohol ink 
as above, then transfer added.
film ribbon fixed in place using paper fasteners from enamelled
 tag and game spinner, which was added to centre of compass.

sentiment from 'tim holtz' stamp set world traveller, stamped
 using 'archival' vermilion, and adhered using shaker tape.

crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' festive berries,
 tied through top of tag.

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2013 - may

Saturday, 18 May 2013

simon says stamp challenge blog - flower power and simon says stamp and show - a little paper



big dreams tag

tag covered with 6x6 paper from 'tim holtz'
 french industrial paper stash, with some washi tape at the bottom as it wasn't quite long enough, then edges distressed.

photo of 'moi' circa 1988, printed and distressed, 
then layered onto more french industrial paper as above, 
then adhered to tag using shaker tape.

roses cut from the above paper using 'alterations' tattered
 pinecone, edges coloured with 'distress ink' festive berries.
leaves cut from 'core-dinations' craft core using 'decorative
 strip' autumn gatherings, all fixed in place using 3d glue.

photo studio advertisements cut from above paper 
and fixed under 'idea-ology' corner.

'idea-ology' plaquette distressed and 
fixed in place using paper fasteners.

'idea-ology' file tab with 'dymo' 1988 
adhered, with film strip ribbon.

crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' worn lipstick, 
tied though top of tag and also into a bow, 
which was fixed in place using a memo pin.

'idea-ology' enamelled tag distressed, 
decorated with rub-on transfers, 
then fixed to the ribbon using a wire pin and jump ring.

diamantes added to photo from stash.


Saturday, 11 May 2013

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter a



a for apiary

'the russell english dictionary' circa 1958

pages primed with gesso, then painted using 'distress paint' 
salty ocean, broken china, peeled paint and mowed lawn.
pages then spritzed with 'dylusions' vibrant turquoise, 
dirty martini and pure sunshine, then flicked with water.

beehives cut from 'core-dinations', distressed, 
coloured with 'distress ink' weathered wood and vintage photo
 and adhered in place.

'apiary' letter stickers from stash added to page.

bees and other doodles drawn using 'copic' multiliner 0.7, 'sakura' pen-touch extra fine white and
 'faber-castell' pitt artist pen chrome yellow.

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter a

Sunday, 5 May 2013

simon says stamp and show challenge - passport to fun



beach tag

tag covered with map of cornwall printed from the internet.
'distress paint' broken china added around the edges,
edges distressed and coloured with 'distress ink' vintage photo.
piece of hessian glued to tag, 'idea-ology' tissue tape 
added to centre of hessian.

photo of sasha printed in black and white, coloured using copics,  
edges scratched, sanded and distressed using 'distress ink'
 vintage photo.
  
photo mounted onto blue 'core-dinations' and edges distressed.
'idea-ology' word band fixed in place using twine.
'idea-ology' file tab and film strip ribbon added to photo.
'dymo' added to file tab and photo glued in place.

shells made using utee, painted with 'distress paint' 
walnut stain and antique linen, glued in place using 3d glue.
pearls also adhered using 3d glue.

crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' broken china,
 tied through top of tag.

'idea-ology' philosophy tag and corked vial, 
filled with 'distress stickles' dry rock candy 
(which was coloured with 'adirondack' alcohol ink pebble), 
attached to wire pin and fixed to crinkle ribbon. 

simon says stamp and show challenge - passport to fun

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

inspiration emporium blog challenge - marvelous masks and spectacular stencils



butterfly tag

adhesive was spritzed through 'the crafter's workshop' mini 
burst stencil and heat embossed using white embossing powder.
tag was then coloured using 'dylusions' dirty martini, 
vibrant turquoise, london blue and crushed grape.
tag edges distressed and coloured using 'distress ink' 
vintage photo.

'alterations' mini butterflies cut from grungeboard and 
painted with 'distress crackle' rock candy.
butterflies coloured using dylusions as above, 
embellished with gems and glued in place with 3d glue.

flourishes from 'decorative strip' festive greenery, 
cut from silver 'mirri' board and glued in place.

crinkle ribbon coloured with dylusions as above, 
tied through top of tag.


Sunday, 28 April 2013

simon says stamp challenge blog - anything goes and simon says stamp and show challenge - colour



i heart colour tag

'dylusions' background love flowers stamped 
onto sticky back canvas using multi medium (as a resist).
after drying the multi medium, canvas spritzed using 
'dylusions' squeezed orange, bubblegum pink and funky fuchsia.
when dry, canvas adhered to tag, trimmed and edges distressed.

'idea-ology' tissue tape and washi tape adhered to tag.

vintage sheet music cut into an oval, coloured using 
'distress ink' picked raspberry and ripe persimmon, 
edges distressed and then glued to tag.

crinkle ribbon coloured with above dylusions,
fixed to tag using 'inkssentials' wondertape.
garden twine fixed to tag using mini staples.
bow made using crinkle ribbon and twine, 
and glued in place.

large heart made by pouring black utee onto 
'tim holtz' seasonal reflections music stamp, 
and using a cookie cutter.
'idea-ology' alphaparts and hearts 
(two smaller hearts are brads from my stash), 
painted using 'distress paint' picked raspberry and 
spiced marmalade mixed with the dylusions above,
then glued to tag.

'idea-ology' plaquette and enamelled tag,
 fixed to tag using garden twine and staples.
twine tied through top of tag.
'i' on enamelled tag cut using 'craftrobo' 
and black vinyl sticker.


Saturday, 27 April 2013

the craft barn - alpha/dictionary challenge - letter w (circles)



w for wolf

'the russell english dictionary' circa 1958

page primed using black gesso.
moon cut from glitter card and glued in place.
tissue paper glued just under moon using matte medium.

'gorjuss' stole, stamped using 'memento' ink tuxedo black,
 coloured using 'copics', cut out and glued to page.
plaque also from above set, stamped and coloured as above.
second page lightly highlighted with white pigment ink.
area behind gorjuss highlighted with 'distress marker'
 picket fence and shaded in front with black soot.

'wolf' cut from 'idea-ology' mirrored, 
using 'alterations' word play die, and adhered to page.

stars from stash, glued in place 
and white dots added using white paint pen.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

tim holtz - 12 tags of 2013 - april



verdigris patina effect tag

tag coloured using 'distress paints' peeled paint, broken china,
 salty ocean, antiqued bronze and tarnished brass.
edges distressed and coloured with 'distress ink' walnut stain.

dragon fly from 'tim holtz' classics #1 stamped onto tag and onto
 clearly for art - modelling film using 'stazon' jet black.
wings cut out from film, heated to shape and stapled in place.

'idea-ology' tissue tape and washi tape added to tag.

'idea-ology' mini gears, paper fasteners, corner, 
pen nib, word band and alpha parts '4', 
painted using the distress paints as above.
gears fixed in place with fasteners, corner added to bottom left,
 pen nib glued on using 3d glue, word band fixed using garden
 twine and mini staples, and '4' adhered with shaker tape.

crinkle ribbon coloured using 'distress paint' broken china and
 'distress stain' antiqued bronze, and tied through top of tag.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

simon says stamp challenge blog - travel/cityscapes and simon says stamp and show challenge - background



travel tag

Manila tag stamped with 'tim holtz' air travel stamp set, 
map and compass, using 'archival ink' jet black.
coloured with 'distress ink' tumbled glass, broken china
 and vintage photo, and edges distressed.

'idea-ology' word band highlighted with white acrylic
 and fixed to bottom of tag with paper fasteners.
game spinner added to centre of compass with paper fastener.

garden twine adhered to tag using 'inkssentials' glossy accents.

ticket from above set, stamped onto velum 
and card using 'stazon' jet black.
edges distressed and coloured with 'distress ink' vintage photo.
tickets fastened together using mini staples 
and adhered to tag using shaker tape.

aeroplane from above set, stamped,  using 'stazon' 
jet black, onto 'inkssentials' metal foil tape sheet, 
which had been adhered to grungepaper.
aeroplane cut out and fixed in place using 
shaker tape and 'inkssentials' wondertape.

crinkle ribbon coloured with 'distress stain' old paper, 
antique linen and vintage photo, tied through top of tag.
'idea-ology' wire pin with muse token and philosophy tag 
(highlighted with white acrylic), fastened through ribbon.