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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Do - (Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016, May Tag part 7)...


This is the final section, I think, of the project I am working on right now.  Again, the tag is based on this month's Tim Holtz tag.

I was thinking of mending, repurposing, refitting, reusing... making do with what you have.  I made a small tag with some dressmaking images, and tools.  I started with some washi tape and stamped the dressmaker form on it and embossed the measuring tape.  I inked with some pinks and browns, and added a bit of twine ribbon, and some more measuring tape washi tape.


For the base, I inked in various shades of blue and stenciled the damask pattern with gel medium and inked over with some browns.  I added a bit of burlap fabric that was also stenciled with a damask print.  I layered a little dress form cut out over it and layered over a little measuring tape cut out again.  Over that I layered the tag.  I added the little mini clothes pin and ticket and glued some random buttons over top.  I added  stamped sentiment to the ruler.


I added the little die cut word at the bottom, and added a few little metal elements as well.


I am happy how it turned out.  Love how the gel medium resists the next layer of ink and shows the colours below, and how the pinks, blues, and browns look together.


Entering this into this week's SSS Wednesday, Anything Goes challenge - wish me luck!

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Love - (Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016, May Tag part 6)...


This is part 6 of my tag/banner project... Make love....  With a tag inspired by this month's Tim Holtz tag of the month.  The tag is a small one.  I added the washi tape and the stamped sentiment.  I then added the damask with texture paste through a stencil.  I inked with pink Distress Inks, ad spritzed with water to blend it,  The I added Gathered Twigs on the edges.  I added a small ribbon with the brass stamped heart.


For the banner, I went heavily on the red - can you tell???  I think Candied Apple and Fired Brick.  I then bleach stenciled the hearts on a diagonal across the banner face, and took a large damask stencil and added the print with matte clear gel medium.  I then added a bit of Gathered Twigs where the stenciling was to bring out the damask pattern.

I then mounted the tag across the face and added some more gel medium over a smaller damask stencil, to overlap the tag and the banner - it's a bit hard to see but it's there.


I added some fabric roses, and another little stamped tag over the bottom edge of the tag.


Finally I added the die cut lettering.  I am rather in love with the new typeset Bigz XL dies - yes, they are big as all the letters/numbers are on the one die, but I love the size of the letters, and being Bigz dies, they can cut through other materials too, like leather and plastics - love them!!!!



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I am entering this into this week's SSS challenges too - yes, a bit of a stretch for the Monday Make a Wish topic - but who doesn't wish to be loved in some way?  As for Wednesday - it's Anything Goes!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Wishes - (Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016, May Tag part 5)...


Other section of the bigger project I am working on, finished, around an element based on this month's tag by Tim Holtz.  This is is to make wishes....


Again, I made a small tag.  I stamped some flowers which I think are alliums in reality, but I a taking license and treating them as dandelions, which you blow on to make wishes.  I stamped some in gray and some in yellow, then placed the washi tape over and stamped them in black.


I then added the texture paste over a small starry sky stencil, as we wish upon stars.  Then I inked over in summer sky blues.  I distressed the edges and inked them in grays.  I added a little burlap ribbon and tucked a wishbone in the ribbon.


I then made a banner page and liberally inked over it in purples, darker to the edges and stamped in gray, and liberally spritzed it to let everything bleed and splatter.  Then I stamped some stars on, and took the stencil and used a wet wipe to bleach stencil.  The bleached stars really come out as nice bright spots.  Be careful and not rub too much doing this, or you will rub off paper.


I stamped various words which I feel one would think of wishes or wish for, then I mounted the tag on the face of it.  I then die cut some more dandelions and some cone flowers and mounted that over the tag.  I added my die cut word.  Then I decorated with a few mirrored stars and a little inked banner with "come true" stamped on - because we do hope some of our wishes come true.

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I didn't contribute anything last week to the SSS challenges - I just didn't want to make anything felty, even though I love the stuff.  But I will entering this into the Monday Challenge, Make a Wish, and th Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge....

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time - (Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016, May Tag part 4)...


This is "make time"... part number 4 of this project, inspired by the May Tim Holtz tag.  I cut another banner page, and inked stamped the clock faces and stenciled a clock stencil across the face of it.  I added the die cut clock hands to the upper corner and two little metal ones below, after stamping the little phrase.


For the small tag, I added the washi tape and stamped the little clock on.  Then I added the embossed checkerboard pattern.  I added the inking to add some bright colour.


Then I die cut the "time" and added the two across the banner base.  I added a little alarm clock charm.


"make time"....

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tea - (Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016, May Tag part 3)...


This is the next banner in this project.  This is also using this month's Tim Holtz tag as a jumping off point.  This is "make tea".

I made a little tag with a little tea cup stamping.  I added some splatter stenciling for some tea spills. I added a bit of leaf stenciling with texture medium, and then added the blue inks.


I added the stamped "keep calm" to the background banner, and some more stencils, and positioned the tag across the page, so it can be easily read.

I glued that across the banner page with the "tea" die cut.


I then added the little banners and tea cup charm.