Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-September

What a busy just flew by!  Work is crazy and my Mom has sold her house and is moving in my direction.  A lot of memories have been made in that house over the past 37 years along with a lot of stuff to be reckoned with.  I did take time this weekend to play with Tim's September tag technique. You can find all his tag and step by step instructions here.

 I have grown very fond of Alcohol Inks and was excited to try something new.  I don't own any the metallic mixatives, only I used that along with poppyfield, pitch black and slate to create my background.  I used Dylusions Doodled Circles stamp set for my images and  Frosted film on Clearly for Art to give the doodles some movement.  I love the transparent gloss texture paste.  It went on so smooth through the Zigzag stencil...I had to keep peaking while the magic happened :)  I chose the CURIOSITIES wordband and finished off the tag with black Tinsel Twine.  Here are a couple of close ups...

That's all for now...have a great rest of the week!:) Kim

Sunday, September 6, 2015


My Mom's birthday crept up on me, and in order for her gift to reach her in time, it had to be mailed yesterday due to the Labor Day Holiday in the States.  You can probably guess that her favorite color is blue.

I started with  a piece of Anna Griffin paper and finally had the opportunity to  play with Wendy Vecchi"s crackle paste.  I added a drop of Watering Can Archival Re-inker to the paste before spreading it through Tim's Flourish stencil.  Unfortunately, the color was not distinct enough and I attempted to add Weathered Wood Distress Ink without using the stencil.  It created a shadow around the crackled flourishes, so I grabbed the gesso from  my stash and applied it to mute the background.  Then I added Weathered Wood to the flourishes while the stencil was in place.  I inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire.  The tulle was dyed with Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.  A golden "Wish" charm was distressed with Weathered Wood Distress Paint and is offset by a blue Tiny Tattered Floral rose and a Heirloom Rose.  Here are a couple of  close ups.

 I would like to enter my card in Frilly and Funky's A Touch of Gold Challenge.  
Thanks for stopping by :) Kim