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Creative Chemistry Day 3- Smudged Stamping

I really love this technique and am sure I will play with it more in future

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Creative Chemistry Day 2 – Stencil Sketching

It is a little hard to tell, I used the Adirondak Markers owing to a lack of Distress ones atm.

They sort of blended into the colours I used. They outline the big flower (a stencil I made with the Tattered Florals Die), the circles in the center of the flowers and some parts of the circles in the Arrows.
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12 Tags of 2013 September

Can you believe how fast this year is flying. I feel like I am constantly behind in projects.

Click here to see the original Tim Tag

And here is my Journaling pages, I do not as yet have any of the Layering stencils so improvised using some

Crafters workshop, Kaiser, Donna Salazar, glimmer screens, and one or two stencils found in local cheapie shops and one home made stencil made from Tim’s big clock die and some plastic packaging

I also used home made mists, distress ink in various colours, Picket fence stain, Modeling paste (as I have none of the Stuff Tim used as yet), Various Tim Stamps, A blending tool, Archival Jet Black ink and some chit chat stickers.

Here it is:

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I started with a crafters workshop clock stencil, and added modeling paste, then used the Donna Salazar Stencil (spotty heart) with the picket fence stain. A bit of a learning curve and had to refer back to the tutorial hence th smudges and mistakes

and then I misted and layered and layered and played and layered a bit more, added in the butterflies, stamped and kind of just played.

It feels a little chaotic to me, but I think I like it anyway. I love that it is yet another way I get to step out of my safe little comfort zones.

Anyway almost time for October and my birthday 🙂

A Birthday Card

I recently had one of those moments of Panic, you know the ones someone important has just have a birthday, you are seeing them the next day and have zero inspiration on what the to do for their card.

It is one of the reasons I love Splitcoast Stampers I can always turn to them for a tutorial and indeed I found an idea to play with called Layered Stamping.

I don’t really have a lot of big background stamps as yet so chose a Hero Arts Clocks one that my sister gave me for a pressie last year. Along with a technique Tuesday butterfly

and here it is my first attempt at layered stamping

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I kept it pretty simple and was surprised at how quickly it came together. I am sure I will have a play with this technique again at some point.

12 Tags of 2013- August

It is that time again (where is this year flying to?

See The Original Tim Holtz Tags Here

And here is my take:

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Other than Substituting Iced Spruce stain for the weathered wood and creating my own mask with cardstock and repositionable tape (something I learned from The Online Card Classes I took a while back).

I used the Air Travel Stamp Set as well as a Donna Salazar Stamp from my prize pack I won last year.

Along with frayed burlap stain, weathered wood ink, and some leftover letterpress ink on the brayer that made the funky black patterny marks.

Add in some tissue tape and some Alphabet stickers and that is pretty much this months pages 🙂

12 Tags July Edition

My time has been flying along, due to a foggy lense I had to re take my pics so this has kind of been waiting to be blogged for about a week now (oops)

Click to see Tim’s Take on July’s 12 tagsI 

and here is my Take on the techniques:
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I loved Tim’s brayer technique and as soon as I saw it had the thought of how cool it would be to allow the colours to blend together a little, of course I tried 4 different pieces of white cardstock and each one turned out completely differently so I went with it.

Instead of doing each colour separately like Tim did I dropped a few drops of each colour on my craft mat. Then bounced the brayer over the colours. You can see the results in my background.

I used a bella chipboard frame covered in Rock Candy Crackle and then some various stains.

What I love the most about the frame is the piece of worn leather that is actually from an old Jeans Label that was so worn whatever had been in it before was gone so I stamped one of Tim’s Stamps on it from a travel set I have. Stamped in Fired Brick

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I also used the big map stamp with weathered wood distress ink for a little bit of background texture.

Added in some stickers I got off ebay that fit in with the whole Tim Holtz look. Added some tissue tape, and buttons and viola My Mixed Media Journaling Page for July (along with Tim’s Alphabet cards for the July)