Tag Archive | Distress Stain

12 Tags of 2014- May

May tag

My take on Tim’s May tag.

Have to say this was a bit difficult for me as I am not great with straight lines and well tons of stuff on one thing (I have always struggled with what I tend to think feels a bit cluttered)

 

Anyway the Paper Is a mix from 2 diff Kaiser Pads (I am yet to have any of the Tim Holtz stuff but have some on it’s way at long last)

Vintage Photo Distress ink and a couple of various brown stains.

Idea-ology, mirrored sheeting as well as watch parts and a Kaiser rub on.

As well as a Sizzix ornate fram die cut and Tim Holtz movers and shapers Butterfly.

 

I am rather proud of how this turned out some wonky edges and all.

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12 Tags Febuary

I can not believe how fast this month has flown by, I have so much to share on here but may not get to catch up on all of it.

Anyway Tim’s Tag as always is awesome and I totally adore the chalkboard technique.
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To start with I did a stained background with tea dye and a couple of other brown toned stains mine turned out a bit darker than Tims but I quite like the effect.

I do not own a heart stencil so created one using clear die packaging and some quickutz dies, a tip as it does not cut all the way through, use a craft knife to start and gentle push the rest of the die out and you will get a much smoother finish.

I followed the instructions for the rest of course putting my own spin on it.

I used DCWV Glitter Paper and traced around it with a felt tip pen to make it pop a bit more, I did also ink around the edges of the glitter paper.

And that is is for another Month my Tag of Love 🙂

12 Tags June

I know cutting it fine this month as well, even worse my Journal pages have been finished for almost 2 full weeks.

I have been rather busy with a bear commission. Which I will share a pic of later today.

Here is the Link to the Maestro Mr Tim Holtz’s Tag

I don’t have the Distress Markers and if I am completely honest am in no hurry to own them, yes I have played with them but given I own a lot of the inks and both water pens I think they are not a high priority for this budget scrapper.

As soon as I saw the tag I knew what I wanted to do. Use my Midnight Fair Stamps as they are perfect to colour.

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I used salty ocean distress paint, mowed lawn ink, and stormy sky stain but instead of going down my manila cardstock I went across to give the look of water, grass and sky. (See Tim’s post link above for how to do it)

I then did a little misting and spritz and flick. Pulled out a Tim ATC stamp to stamp the background and a kaiser stamp for the little fancy 1/4 circle things.

Stamped my Midnight Fairies and watercoloured them with distress inks and water brushes.

Added a smidge of perfect pearls to the fairies wings and to create the sparkle effect (just felt like a change from glitter) also wrote the month in perfect pearls.

I added the flowers which look very funny in the pics but are really sweet pearlescent ones with a small raised red dot in the center

and viola this months take was done.

Kind of simple looking but I am really happy with how it turned out.

House Album

I got a wonderful surprise in the mail at Christmas time a lovely friend from the states sent me the DCWV paper stack Mariposa 12×12 paper pad (I know spoiled much)

I wanted to make something for another friend of mine so chose a few of the papers out of the Mariposa Pad and set about creating a Kaiser House Album for her. She is Indian and was going to India for Christmas. She is also very family orientated so I created an album ready for her to Journal in and add photos of her family.

It has been a while since I undertook an MDF album (I don’t have many left here these days and have stopped buying OTP things becuase I have loads and want to use the ones aI have up or at least significantly reduce the numbers and also am on a budget at present that sadly doesnt really include craft supplies).

I forget how time consuming it can be to sand the edges and get them all inked and nice thank goodness for Distress Stains Tarnished brass made the eging job a lot simpler.

I did not add embellishments to this preferring to keep the look clean and simple (appart from the window sils on the cover) and allow the recipiant to add her own creative flair to the album as well as her own pics. I did add some rub ons and quotes when they fitted.

Here is the cover and finished look when closed
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the inside cover:

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the next pages:
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and finally the back cover:

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ATC Swap: Little Houses

Recently at Jellybeans we had an ATC swap with the theme little houses. How perfect I thought as I had gotten a wee quickutz die of a little house.

So I decided to cut all the elements of the little houses out of double sided jac paper and glitter my houses after all who else would do sparkle houses?

I also used my distress stains to create the background and a franchville glitter buttony thing to create my moon.

The pic are not very good sorry but anyone who has tried to take photos of glitter knows how hard it can be so forgive the poor quality of the pic 🙂

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It does look a lot better in person but I thought they turned out rather cute 🙂

A Little bit of Love

This year I am undertaking a project it started as 365 days of love letters to strangers but is evolving into something that encompasses everything from letters, cards and postcards (all handmade by me) to small handmade items and other such things.

It is quite exciting to see what I will come up with next for this project think of it like a giant year filled with random acts of kindness. Imagine walking along and finding a letter or small gift from a stranger just for you for no reason other than to let you know you are cared for. 365 Days of Love. I am sharing everything I write on my Heavenly Musings Blog

So it will take a few posts but I really want to share what I have been creating especially as I have really enjoyed the process.

Lets start with some postcards (using tattered angels stamps and various other things and lots of distress and Tim Holtz stuff of course)
This was just me playing and stepping out of my ‘usual’ style a bit
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I think this next postcard is on of my favorites. I really love the way the salty ocean stain and Picket fence paint dabber mixed to create the ocean, plus I love blending the stains to create beautiful sunsets its really easy and effective.

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Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my midnight fairy stamps. I totally love how sponging a little pewter stain over 3 different blue stains gives this a more mystical look

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and finally for this post another sunset with something else I am rather addicted to butterflies

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