Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Theme @ Tag Tuesday

Hi, everyone! We have a new theme at Tag Tuesday - Animals!! Today I'm sharing the first of many tags I made.

I've switched Ranger designers today and am featuring a tag using products from Dyan Reaveley. Last week I was able to take two classes from Dyan - let me tell you, she is a fantastic teacher!! This tag was painted using her line of Dylusions paints. They go on smoothly and dry quickly. The cat stamp is also from Dyan, as is the quote.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Tim Holtz!

As I'm sure you can tell from my posts and the products I love to use - I am a really big Tim Holtz fan!!! The new Distress Oxide inks of his are awesome! My sister and I are having loads of fun using them.

I made 2 more tags for Tag Tuesday's "Anything Goes" theme. For the first one, I used only Distress Oxide inks and then stamped on the tag with Tim's butterfly stamp.

I made the second tag using a mix of Distress Inks and Distress Oxide inks. I love the background this made!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Country Charm

For Gecko Galz this month I made two cards to share with you. I followed the country charm theme (May's customer challenge).

The first one uses a bee from the "What's the Buzz" collage sheet and a butterfly from the "How Does My Garden Grow" sheet. The die cut oval was made using "Potluck" paper from the Kitchen Sink collection.

I love the pretty image on the second card - it's from the "Country Charm" collage sheet. The background paper is from the "Country Charm" paper pack. I also added a bit of floral trim and a blue Doodlebug doily. The word hello on both cards is cut from a Sizzix die.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Anything Goes!

Today I'd like share a tag I made for Tag Tuesday. The theme is "Anything Goes".

I've been using a lot of Tim Holtz Distress products lately to make the backgrounds on my tags. This time, I colored a manila tag with Distress Crayons, wet my (gloved) finger and blended the colors. Then I used Ranger Archival black ink to stamp text. The seahorse and heart were from my stash.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Face Tags

I have three more face tags to share for Tag Tuesday.

The first tag's background is showing part of the Titanic (I purchased a collage sheet years ago; sorry, can't remember who from). The lady and child were stamped, using a B Line Designs stamp called "Hannah's Son". I added paper at the top of the tag, lace at the bottom and also blue adhesive paper ribbon. The word sticker is from Tim Holtz. The flowers are from Prima.

The second tag features a Gecko Galz image and paper covering the tag. The heart doily, word sticker and butterfly are from my stash.

I made the last tag by stamping the man's face onto a plain manila tag. I covered the face with a scrap of paper and inked the rest of the tag using Distress inks. I removed the paper and finished inking around his face. The word Epic was in my stash.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Two challenges you can enter!

I want to share two challenges that you can enter - they have prizes offered, with a chance for you to win!!

First up is Gecko Galz. The customer challenge this month is Country Charm. All you need to do is use at least one Gecko product in your project and link it up. Details are here. I made a bunny for this month.

I love making home decor items and so I'm always watching for pieces to buy that I can decorate. This little bunny is wooden and he's from the Target dollar spot. He was plain, no decoration except yellow paint around the edge. I used paper from the "Country Stitches" paper pack and covered the body. Then I used a Tim Holtz die (Tattered Flowers) and various Gecko Galz papers to cut and layer the flowers. I added a gold resin flower from Stampin' Up in the center.

Next up is a tag I made for Tag Tuesday. The theme was chosen by Chrissie and is Faces. She is offering a prize and the details are on her blog, which you can link to from the Tag Tuesday main page.

It just so happens that my sister and I attended a show last week called Adventures in Stamping. It's a stamper's dream and I wait for it all year long! We purchased the new Tim Holtz Hipster Animals stamps and dies. We also splurged and bought the new Distress Oxide inks!! We had fun trying them out the other day and I decided to make the ostrich for one of my face tags. I used the oxide inks to cover the tag - I love the soft look - and then I stamped the ostrich with Walnut Stain Distress ink, die cut it out and colored it with chalks. The word EPIC was stamped and punched out in a star shape. I used the die cut and green paper to make the glasses.

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