Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Three Roses

Three is the perfect number.  My Mom always told me to plant in 3's or in an odd number at any rate.  Groupings of candles or  knick knacks can often  be found placed strategically in 3's at my house. I loved  the idea of Frilly and Funkie's most recent challenge Three Is Not A Crowd.  I found that something was missing from a birthday card I was working on for a co-worker.  Three roses placed on a piece of crinkle ribbon was the perfect accent.
 
The card was made with a piece of Motif Resist Paper Stash inked with Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and Broken China. I used the Mini Scallop On the Edge Die for the border  and stamped the Mini Cupcake Blueprint stamp in Versa Mark embossed with clear embossing powder.

We are preparing for a wintery night here in North Carolina. Thanks for stopping by. :) Kim


Sunday, January 14, 2018

A Few Cards

Unfortunately, time did not allow me to complete Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style but I did want to share the cards I did complete.  I enjoyed giving these cards to family and friends. Linda is such an inspiration...I look forward to playing along next year!

Based on Week 1:


Based on Week 4:


Based on Week 7:






I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  We are well into the New Year full of possibilities and opportunities!  :) Kim


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Pearls

Over at the Paper Artsy Blog the subject is Pearlescent.  I love the gentle pearl sheen that was highlighted, especially the pearlized paper used in the wedding card in the introduction post.  I used this as a basis to make the background of a halloween tag using pearlized paste through a stencil.  I loved the effect on my spooky tag (however...it is very difficult to capture on a photo).



Here's hoping your Halloween is SPOOKY! :) Kim



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Red + Glitter=Christmas

Although my house is all decked out for Halloween. and we have just had one of the hottest weeks in October on record, my thoughts turn to Christmas.  I have been following Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style for several years but I have never played along.  This year I am determined to complete all 12, but have chosen to participate with cards instead of tags!



I am stating with Week #3 of The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Linda has gone all out with RED for a very festive eye catching tag.   I loved the red inked through Tim Holtz's Peppermint stencil and this was the source of inspiration for my card.  I used red/kraft striped paper in my stash that I placed on the diagonal for the base of my card.  The red didn't stop there...I cut out a poinsettia using Tim Holtz's Tattered Poinsettia die and made it pop with Festive Berries Distress Glitter. 

I was also inspired by  PaperArtsy's 2017 Topic 14: Glitter and I would like enter my card in this challenge as well.  So many fun ways to use glitter! 

Thanks for stopping by :) Kim

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A New Journey

It has been almost over 18 months since I have posted...so happy to have inky fingers again!  I was inspired by Julia Alston's card over at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge and a featured video by tjaniga featuring stamping, tissue paper, and alcohol ink.  A co-worker is headed off on a new adventure and I made this card to wish him well.  I love the vibrant colors of alcohol ink and the pairing of tissue paper with an embossed stamped imaged.




 I embossed the compass stamp from Tim Holtz's Classics #1 on acetate in gold as instructed in Tjaniga's video.  I used Botanical, Mariner, and Indigo alcohol inks for the tissue paper background. The sentiment from Tim Holtz's Classics #16 was stamped in Ranger Forget Me Not ink and again in Ranger Cobalt in to make it pop.

 I would like to enter my card in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.


That's all for now...thanks for stopping by :) Kim




Monday, November 30, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-November

Just a short post to share my version of Tim's November tag.  You can see his tutorial here. I am so glad that I was able to break away from life to play with this month's tag.  The embossing technique and foiling was so much fun!




Finally, I can add my pics to this post. Blogger was not working last night, so I upload my tag to Tim's site using Google +...not sure if that worked.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday :) Kim

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-October

I love the Fall, especially October.  Things have been so hectic that the month has just flown by.  I made time this weekend to make my October tag.  You can see how Tim created his tag here.  Unfortunately, I do not own any of Tim's new dimensional dies from Sizzix.  So...I modified the Skull die, using my bone folder  to create some dimension.

 I used Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy,  and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks to create my skull, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to create his teeth, and Fired Brick and  Aged Mahogany to create the background.

I assembled the skull adding some dimension by scoring 3 points and cutting the background slightly smaller than the die.  I added an Ideaology spider in his eye for good measure.

I finished off the tag with additional Ideaology goodies including "beware" coin from Oddities Adornments, "Frightful" from Wicked Alpha Parts enhanced with Fired Brick Distress Paint, a spider and chain border from Gothic Industrious Stickers, and finally a piece form the Frightful Ephemera Pack.  I tied a piece of black tulle from my stash to the top of the tag. 

I had so much fun playing with this tag.  I certainly put me in the Halloween spirit (good thing...Halloween is only 3 days away!)  I would also like to enter my tag in the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie-Something Wicked
Our Creative Corner-Halloween Horror