Monday, June 29, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-June

Hard to believe that June is almost over.  Even though the summer months are my least favorite, I treasure each hot and humid moment of them.  Tim's June tag was so much fun to make.  You can see his step by step tutorial here.
Unfortunately I did not have the DIY Distress Ink pad and the Distress Re-inkers so I used the Distress Ink pads I had available for the technique.  I decided to mix it up a bit using Cracked Pistachio, Abandon Coral, and Peacock Feathers and I can't wait to try it with other color combinations. I loved how the Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers combined to create some purple accents.  I have to thank Tim for giving me an excuse to purchase the Fresh Brewed Die,,,,so many possibilities! I pretty much followed the rest of Tim's instructions, substituting as needed.  I chose the word "create" because I love how Tim's tag tutorial gives step by step instructions but allows and even encourages each participant to make their tag their own.

See the purple...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A New Beginning

Good evening all...this is my second post today.  I have been crazy busy at work and I am trying to get some crafting and posting in this weekend.  I also need to sit down and comment on several blogs that I have peeked at, but haven't had time to let the artists know how inspiring their work is to me.  This week over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog they are featuring Stamp + Mist.  Head over there and visit all the inspiration posted by the Design Team...they are awesome.  

I made a card for my niece's college graduation using Dyan Reaveley's Dylusion Sprays...they are so bright and rich.  I used London Blue and After Midnight with a few mists of water to allow the colors to blend...I could not get a photo to reflect the richness of the colors.  I chose two of Dyan's stamp sets...Which Way is Up and Quote Medley, and embossed them in silver.  The arrow is pointed toward a Tim Holtz Mirrored Star and I colored several other stars in Indigo Alcohol Ink.  I mounted the card on silver card stock.  I finished the card with a few flicks of Brushed Pewter Distress Paint.  Here are a couple of additional pics.

 Thanks so much for stopping by...have a great week :)

It's Summer

I have to admit that summer is probably my least favorite of the seasons.  I am not a fan of heat and humidity...something we have seen a lot of this summer in the Sandhills of North Carolina.  For me, the rich blues and greens are the most refreshing colors that cool the hot summer sun.  I would like to share a tag I made for my daughter during exam week.
 She, unlike me, loves the summer and the heat and aspires to work in the marine biology field. The background was made with Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China Distress Ink and I sprinkled water to add some sea like bubbles in my ocean.  The turtle is die cut from green cardstock and his shell is patterned using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and then crackled with Rock Candy Crackle paint.  The sentiment is a  Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions stamp and fit the occasion perfectly!  I colored some cheesecloth and used some blue string and charms from my stash to make the bottom border. I tied Paper String Stripes in green and blue in a bow to finish the tag.

 I would like to enter my tag in Frilly and Funkie: It's Summer Challenge

Thank for stopping by...stay cool:)  Kim

Friday, June 19, 2015

CC3C #30 Faux Cracked Glass

Good Evening to all.   I'm here to post my entry to the Compendium of Curiosities Volume III Challenge hosted by the talented Linda Ledbetter.  If you don't have a copy of Tim Holtz's book, you can purchase your very own here  and play along.  Just turn to page 54, Faux Crackled Glass to master a cool technique.  Did I mention that this challenge is not only sponsored by Tim and Mario, but also by Linda Coughlin at The Funkie Junkie Boutique...pssst, they are having a FLASH sale over there right now.
 I chose to use the technique to alter a bottle for my daughter's birthday. She is in love with unique bottles and blue is one of her favorite colors along with purple and black. I followed Tim's technique and used Mermaid Alcohol Ink along with Snow Cap Alcohol Ink to accent the bottom of the bottle to give a milk-glass appearance.  I applies Snow Cap Alcohol Ink to a typed token and tied it around the neck of the bottle with Jute String.  I have included a few more pics...hope you like it.

 Looking forward to using this technique again soon...the Curiosity Crew really rocked this challenge with tips and inspiration.  That's all for now...thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, June 5, 2015

CC3C #29 Eroded Metal

Hope you are having a good evening.  I am here to post my entry into the very talented Linda Ledbetter's latest challenge from the book, A Compendium of Curiosities by the creative Tim Holtz. This  challenge, entitled Eroded Metal, is generously sponsored by the folks over at Inspiration Emporium.  I can't describe the technique, so go grab your own copy of Tim's book, turn to page 44, and play along.

I used the technique as an opportunity to make my husband's Father's Day card...not easy sneaking around the house :)

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I had to add a crown, because of course my husband is the king of the house...a least I let him think so :)

Loved using the technique and it gave me the chance to play with the new Tim's new Globe Thinlit Die.  I have to run.  It is nearly the bewitching hour.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by :)

I would also like to enter my card in the following chanllenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Make It Masculine

Anything But Cute Challenge:  Make It Masculine