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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Believe In your Dreams




I started with acrylic pastel paints on a #8 manila tag and applied a little peeled paint.
Background is dots fade and circle stencils done in pink blossom acrylic. I used a crackle stamp for the background in fern green and monarch orange archival inks.
Inkadinkado meadow stamp was repeatedly stamped in monarch orange to create a fuller bouquet, stem was done in fern green ink. Sentiment is from my stamp stash and was stamped with forest green archival ink.
I coffee dyed  a little string bow and attached that, and a pink button with tacky glue to finish my tag.
Happy Creating! Tee

Linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge- Add A Sentiment




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Take Time to be Yourself




Products Used:
#8 Manila Tag
Distress Paints- Broken China-Red Brick-Peeled Paint
Intense Black Ink
Script- Numbers- Bird on Branch &  Butterfly Stamps - Tim Holtz
Meadow Stamp- Inkadinkado
Dot Fade Stencil
White Marker
Big Chat Stickers
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Black & White Bakers Twine

Linking up @

Try It On Tuesday Blog Challenge- "In My Garden"


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge-Add A Sentiment

Rain Dance

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to Dance in the Rain






Sharing a simple tag today made with a lovely image and sentiment stamp.
 Happy Creating! Tee.

Products Used:

# 8 Manila Tag
Distress Paints- Broken China & Peeled Paint
Intense Black Ink
Stampendous Rain Dance Stamp
Red Marker
Glossy Accents
Button
Patterned Paper
Tacky Glue

Linking up @

Simons Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog- Add A Sentiment


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Petals from Scratch





Sharing a tag today made with Friskars Petals from Scratch stamps. Background is stencils with acrylic paint and intense black ink. Distress crayons for coloring the petals, stems and leaves. Ribbon was colored with same acrylic paints.

Linking up with Try It On Tuesday "In My Garden" Challenge.




Happy Creating! Tee


Friday, August 4, 2017

Seek Understanding Mixed Media Tag






Sharing another tag today, this one is similar to the one posted below this post because I made them both last night when bouting insomnia. Lol. Happy Creating! Tee

Supplies Used:

Large Chipboard Tag
Pattern Paper
Matte Decoupage

Dots Fade Stencil
Homemade Texture Paste & Black Soot Distress Paint
Hydrangea Blue Ink Spray
Picket Fence Distress Paint
Small Paint Brush
Plaster of Paris Flowers
Green Leaves
Tacky Glue
White String Twine

Fingernail File- to rough up and distress edges of tag
Clear Gems

Lace
Tacky Glue
Big Chat Words

Linking to:


Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #29- 
Anything Mixed Media Goes




Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Splatter It!
Eclectric Ellapu August Challenge- Anything Goes




Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Anything Goes



Discover Create Grow Wish Explore Mixed Media Tag



I  got inky last night and my fingers are still blue! Today I would like to share a mixed media tag I made with a large chipboard tag, I love the thickness and sturdiness of these tags and they are my favorite to work with.
 I started the tag off with applying decou-page matte medium over pattern paper and distressed the edges with a fingernail file. I used the dots fade stencil with black homemade texture paste- let dry and sprayed the background with hydrangea blue ink, added droplets of water and rubbed some areas with my fingers. Added the flowers, gems and other embellishments. Lastly I used tarnished brass distress paint and rubbed in with fingers, and splattered some picket fence distress paint on with a paint brush. Finishing with big chat words.




Supplies Used:

Large Chipboard Tag
Pattern Paper
Fingernail File- To Distress Edges of Tag
Matte Decoupage
Dots Fade Stencil
Homemade Texture Paste & Black Soot Distress Paint
Hydrangea Blue Ink Spray
Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
Picket Fence Distress Paint
Small Paint Brush
Plaster of Paris Flowers
Green Leaves
Tacky Glue
Gold  Rope Trim
Blue String Twine
Clear Gems
Cork Heart
Tacky Glue
Big Chat Words

Linking to:


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Splatter It!
Eclectric Ellapu August Challenge- Anything Goes




Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Anything Goes




Creative Artiste Challenge Blog - # 29 Anything Mixed Media Goes


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Clean and Simple Card

Sharing a clean and simple card today.



Supplies:
White Card Stock
Archival Inks in Fern Green & Red Geranium
Strawberry Stamp - Hero Arts
Swirl Stamp - Tim Holtz
Sentiment Stamp - Stampendous


Linking to:

 Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge- Food and/or Drink



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Halloween in Wonderland- Mad Hatter

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Today I am sharing another tag, but this is a big one, a size 12 which is 10 1/2" tall! I covered my tag with the paper from Graphic 45's Halloween in Wonderland collection and framed with some orange poke-a- dot washi tape. 
Adding a white netting material to mimic the cob webs of the paper, applied this with black stick on beads and tacky glue. 
Fussy cut the Mad hatter and popped him on and up with zots.
Finishing with a Halloween wired ribbon bow, tucking in a creepy skeleton hand.

 Happy Creating! Tee


Supplies: 
 #12 Tag (5 1/8 x 10 1/2)
Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland 12 x 12  Deluxe Collectors Paper Edition Pack
Washi Tape
Tape Runner
Tacky Glue
Buttons
White Netting Material
Black Stick on Beads
Halloween Ribbon Bow
Sequins
Skeleton Hand
Zots

Friday, July 28, 2017

G45 Halloween In Wonderland Tag Book


Halloween in Wonderland Magnet Closure Tag Book w/Pockets

Outside - (Click on Picture For A Close Up)

Inside - (Click on Picture For A Close Up)

I made 3 intertwining size 8 tags from black card stock and embellished with one of my favorite paper collections by Graphic45 - Halloween in Wonderland! I Added pockets to each tag to hold extra Wonderland cards cut from the collection, and used a magnet enclosure to keep everything together.
Love this paper collection! Happy Creating! Tee



Supplies:
Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland 12 x 12  Deluxe Collectors Paper Edition Pack

Black Card Stock
Small Magnets
Purple Seam Binding
Bow Maker
Glossy Accents
Score Tape
Tacky Glue
Button
Chipboard key
Distress Paints:
Black Soot
Rusty Hinge

Embossed Mixed Media Tag





Holding tag at an angle you can see the shiney magic of the clear embossing powder

The background was created with distress paints and stain, and stamped with Tim Holtz and a crackle background stamp by finnabair using black archival ink and clear embossing powder to give it texture and shine.
I stamped the large grungy star on black card stock with white ink and clear embossed and cut it out, adding it and sequins with a dab of tacky glue.
Finished with a white ribbon for tags hanger.

Supplies:
#8 Manila Tag
Distress Inks:
Red Brick
Picket Fence
Black Soot
Distress Stain:
Blueprint Sketch
Stamps Used:
Finnabair Crackle Background Stamp
Tim Holtz
Dina Wakley-Grungy Stars
Black Archival Ink
Blue Sequins
Washi Tapes
Black Card Stock
White Colorbox Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
White Ribbon
Tacky Glue

Entering in the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy 5th Casology!




I created a Clean & Simple card to share with you today, In celebration of Casology's 5th Year Anniversary!  
 Casology is having an awesome Blog Hop,and fun Balloon themed challenge to celebrate! 
Check it out!



Casology Challenge- Balloon





Also entering the COLOR THROWDOWN CHALLENGE




Happy Creating! Tee

Thursday, July 6, 2017

USA- Home




Sharing another patriotic tag with my new USA & house stamps. Background was created with red brick & blueprint sketch paints, with some picket fence distress paint dabbed on randomly.
 Houses were colored using watercolor pencils.
  A white zig marker for filling in the star.
The red white and blue  patriotic washi tapes came from a collection I purchased from Michaels. I love the interest they add to any project!
 Finishing tag with black soot to grunge it up, and a few blue sequins.

Happy Creating! Hugs,Tee

Sharing with:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Red White and/or Blue






Try It On Tuesday Challenge- Tags





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Red White and Blue Tag



 Today I am sharing a Red White & Blue Tag in celebration of Independence Day! Hope everyone is enjoying today with family and friends! Happy July 4th! And God Bless The USA.




Supplies:
# 8 Manila Tag
Star & Sentiment Stamps
Black Archival Ink
Distress Paints:
 Red Brick
Picket Fence 
Black Soot
Distress Stain-Blueprint Sketch
Washi Tape
Red White & Blue Markers
Button
Zots

Happy Creating! Hugs,Tee

Joining in the fun challenges @

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Red White and/or Blue


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Anything Goes



Try It On Tuesday Challenge- Tags