Tag Archive | Salty Ocean

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.

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Dr Who + Washi Tape = Tardis Card

Every Dr Who fan knows as a crafter there is very little out there in the way of ready to use Dr Who craft stuff.

Soooooooooooooooooooooo imagine the excitement when Clearsnap posted a blog in conjunction with Viva Las Vegas Stamps and gasp, excitement, woo hoo

there was a TARDIS STAMP!!!!

ok so a blue police box aherm. So we had to have it, My Sister, My friend and talented Scrapper Toni and I all got the Unmounted one so that we could all get it with post for $10.50 each. If we had got it with the cling or block mounted it would have shot the postage up.

I was so excited to get my stamp, also having found out the same day I missed my sisters Fiance’s birthday.

I have also been playing a lot with washi tape.

So of course I sat down and this card was born

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The Washi Tape is from Sawyers Place
I also used a dark purple stickles glitter glue
Some Silver Embossing Powder
A fiskers Happy Birthday Stamp

and Distress inks in various blue shades from memory: Stormy Sky, broken china, salty ocean and blue jeans.

As well as a white gel pen.

Other than the Happy Birthday turning out a bit smudged looking I am quite chuffed at how my first use of this stamp turned out.

12 Coasters January

I am so excited the year long journey is nearly at an end and my project using all 12 of my coasters is almost complete. Can not wait to share it all with you

in the meantime here is my January coaster.

I used two of my Christmas Presents (salty ocean distress stain and one of the sets of Tim Holtz stamps I got)

I also used Squeezed lemonade, festive berries and ripe persimmon distress stains for my sunset and stamping the radiant sun lines.

I will be doing up a tutorial for how to create the ocean using the distress stain, multi medium, triple thick and tissue paper its such a simple and effective way to create realistic water.

Add in a couple of fussy cut butterflies from the stamps I got for my birthday, a little tissue tape and some seasonal chit chat stickers covered in Warm Honey distress stain and of course a wee bit of bling and a little perfect pearls in gold and pearl (also from my Chrissy pressies)

and here it is the Last Coaster of 2012, I already have an idea of what I may do for 2013 but that is a post for a later day 😉

So here it is the final coaster for 2012:(bear in mind I am in the land down under and it is summer here)

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