Friday, October 20, 2017

Witch Pins Tin

Another tin!

Supplies and notes:
  • Aluminum tin from the Asian food store
  • Witch Pin ephemera from Tim's pack from last year; trimmed and coated with Distress Collage Medium in Crazing the scribbled with Black Soot Distress Crayon
  • Pumpkin from the little shop at a pumpkin patch-- they are little seed pods of some sort, but they couldn't look more like little pumpkins, and they couldn't be better for crafting as they are sturdy yet lightweight.  I also used them on THIS project.
  • Pins from my stash.  I added some Viva Paper Pearls in Cream to the ends.
  • Distress Glitter in Black Soot added to edge of tin with Glossy Accents (...which also stuck to some of the crazing medium... I'm just too impatient...)
  • True Hemp metallic hemp 
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Cream also used to accent the cardinal directions of the tin with Pebeo Relief Liner in Lead to dot these stripes
I'll share this at the following places:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A positivity journal

Happy to have made something that I can share with The Mini Album Maker's Challenge!  Not shabby for a quick throw-together...

(The back)

(This is the tag I started with)

(Scored leaves)

Fig. A: Created signatures

Fig. B

Fig. C

Fig. D

Fig. E

Supplies and notes:
  • Large Ranger tag inked with Broken China DOx
  • Tag coated in places with Teresa Collins modeling paste through Tim's Cubes stencil
  • Various Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals added, including Cotton Candy and Frolic in the Forest Green
  • Distress Paint in Spiced Marmalade and Chipped Sapphire added
  • Tag folded in such a way as to accommodate a couple signatures
  • Tim's wildflowers cut from library cards added using Distress Collage Medium in Matte
  • Tim's metallic Quotations stickers added to the cover and spine
  • Interior of cover fortified using 7 Gypsies masking tape, which is very similar to some true book-binding tape
  • Vintage yellow seam binding from my stash
  • Signatures made in a very simple way: Canson mix media paper cut and laid in sets of three then sewn down the middle with the ol' sewing machine (Fig. A).  I made just two signatures, and in hindsight, this could have accommodated one or two more...
  • Signatures both glued to seam binding, at either side(Fig.'s B, C, D), then a bead of glue was added in between them and pinched together to further fortify the spine(Fig. E)
  • A strip of the seam binding was then added to the inside of the cover's spine and the textblock was added to the interior (Fig. F).
  • Tim's metallic Quotations stickers added to each page
I'll share this with the gals at The Mini Album Makers Challenge for October's challenge.


This was a fun project... spooky, right?

OOOoooHhhhh... spooky old-fashioned boy with a jack-o-lantern mask in a graveyard on Halloween? Yes.  Say yes.  It's spooky as hell...

I call him Jack:

The bat is showing up brightly in some of these pix, but in real life he is much more subdued and leathery.

This image shows the fine gold line on the outside of the box.

How great are these pumpkins?

Supplies and notes:
  • Box made by tracing Tim's Arch die onto heavy packing kraft, then adding a flange to make it dimensional.  After that I coated it with Teresa Collins modeling past roughly and painted it with black Liquitex gesso.  
  • Cheesecloth sprayed with Tattered Angels and some custom Perfect Pearls spray... though you can't see it now... it got covered up.
  • That black "thing" in the background is a piece of floral lace trim.
  • Tombstone is from Tim's ephemera pack-- it was actually a label and I typed on it then coated it with Distress Collage Medium in Crazing, and then rubbed some Black Soot Distress Crayon into the cracks.
  • The pumpkins are from a local pumpkin patch's gift shop-- they are truly little seed pods of some sort and are excellent to craft with because they are lightweight yet sturdy.  I stacked them using hot glue.
  • The boy is one of Tim's paper dolls from the standard collection. (I didn't get the Halloween pack... so bummed... but I got the xmas pack, so if anyone has Halloween and wants to trade a few dolls across the holidays, I'd be glad to!)
  • The jack-o-lantern that the boy is wearing is from Tim's ephemera pack from last year's Halloween collection, and the 31 tag is from the same set.  I coated the tag with Distress College Medium in Crazing and accented it with Black Soot DI at the edges and Prima Memory Hardware Artisan Powder on the front.
  • The bat at the top is a diecut that came in a goodie bag from The Funkie Junkie last Halloween.  I coated it with Distress Collage Medium in Crazing and added more Prima Memory Hardware Artisan Powder.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

SOS: The walking dead...

Use a zombie!

It's that time of year... the Shopping Our Stash team wants to see the walking dead-- ZOMBIES-- on your creations!

Here's my tag:

Supplies and notes:
  • Strathmore watercolor paper coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil and sprayed with Dylusions sprays as a background... made months ago...
  • I sanded down the card with my Dremel... FUN.
  • Tree stamp by (uh-oh-- gotta look later...) and star stamp cut from a larger star stamp from Dylusions
  • Various Stickles used (colors I have hardly ever used-- purple, yellow...) and black Viva Paper Pearls
  • The wood zombie was from JoAnns this year, right as they were putting Halloween stuff out.  I bought a bunch of Halloween wood-cuts and have only used this one... so yeah for me using part of a stash that will likely live for a while... Anyway, I painted the zombie with Distress Paints
  • The sentiment was written with a Micron pen on a scrap of cheap watercolor paper that was just on my desk
  • Black pom-pom trim from my stash
  • Colorful yarn from Andrea Ockey-Parr... thanks!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Royal Tin

I made this over the course of two days, just kind of tinkering around-- no real plan for the outcome:

Supplies and notes:
  • Tin from the Asian market
  • Tin inked with AI in Ginger and Mushroom
  • Edges of tin painted with DecoArt Metallic in Rich Espresso; side edges were glitzed up a bit with Stickles in Mercury Glass
  • Library card cut to fit the base on both sides
  • Library card on inside of the tin coated with Distress Collage Medium- Crazing, then scribbled with Antiqued Bronze Distress Crayon and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon
  • Tim's fluted stars inverted and Tim's baubles placed inside, all adhered with E-6000 glue
  • Crown from Michael's bins hung from some wire (that actually came off of some cute bell xmas trim...); diamond trim that came off of one of my daughter's headbands years ago glued on the crown with E-6000
  • Prima rosary pearl trim added to top; I inked the silver chain part with Ginger AI-- the silver was too bright 
I'd like to share this at the following challenges:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

12 Tags of Xmas, Tag #3

Now, this was a fun one, Linda!

Here's my tag for Tag #3 of The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Xmas:

...inspired by her tag:

I loved everything about Linda's third tag... so purely Christmas with those candy stripes.  I saw this and planned to run with it... but then my card turned directions, as they often do.  Obviously I went with the candy-stripe red, used a tag and some baker's twine, and also some pearly baubles.   Otherwise, I opted for an aged paper versus the bright-white, and added some "greenery" just because it was right on my desk.

Supplies and notes on my take:

  • Library card base daubed with Tim's Distress Embossing Ink through his Stripes stencil then heat-embossed with Stampendous EP in Red Tinsel
  • "Love" tag made out of another library catalog card and stamped with Tim's Christmas alphabet; Tim's Chitchat stickers added along the side; popped up with 3M dimensional adhesive.
  • Scrap baker's twine added to top and some Stickles Xmas Red added to bottom
  • Green seaming binding trim from the latest goodie-bag from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique (thanks!) stitched on with the ol' machine; I added Tim's baubles, inked with Red Pepper Alcohol Ink and adhered with E-6000 glue
  • Tim's paper dolls adhered with Elmer's Craft-Bond
  • The whole tag was kind of inked with Gathered Twigs DI

Thursday, October 12, 2017

World Traveler

Made this for my sis... hope she'll "make trade" someday!  She is currently in Spain, but already hit London, and will make it to France, I believe, before she comes back to The States.

Speaking of "world travelers," the trunk in the background was my MIL's uncle's-- it's got a few really cool old stickers from different cruise lines, etc.  Then, when my MIL went to college at Michigan, she used it.  It's really fabulous.  The trunk was my first scrapbooking storage and I still use it in the shack.  It has drawers, an I am currently using it for hot glue stuff, non-bulk ribbon, library cards, and full-size chipboard sets.

Supplies and notes:
  • ATC cut from heavy packing kraft and coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through a The Crafter's Workshop stencil by Rita Palazzari
  • Dried with heat tool and added Distress Paint in Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn
  • Further color added with Distress Crayons in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron, then card wiped with a baby wipe to highlight texture
  • Old compass sticker (almost a decade???) by K & Company (I think...) cut in half and affixed; compass arrow by Tim Holtz added with a brad from my stash
  • Edge of ATC darkened with Distress Crayon in Walnut Stain
  • Tim's Chitchat stickers affixed to an old corrugated cardboard coffee sleeve, snipped to size and affixed to ATC with E-6000 glue
  • Old ticket stamp (no packaging-- I believe this was a dollar-bin find at Michael's) inked with Tim's MM Palette pad in Ground Espresso and stamped at the edge
  • Watered-down Liquitex gesso splattered onto the card.  At first, I couldn't decide if I should use white or black splatter, but I decided on white to bring out the letters of the stickers.  I still think black would have looked good, but for some reason I did not think mixing would look good...
I'd like to share this with the following folks:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SOS: If the shoe fits...

Hi!  I'm the host over at Shopping Our Stash this week, and I chose the theme "If the shoe fits"-- I want to see projects inspired by shoes!

You can you a shoe stamp, shoe paper, our even just use a fave pair of shoes for color inspiration.

I've definitely been guilty of making shoe-contact before eye-contact...

  • Designer Paper by Scribble Scrabble-- it is fabulous, and I only ever had two sheets.  I'm on my last half-sheet now!  
  • Stitched circle die from Autumn, and I sketched the shoe from one of the shoes on the paper using a Micron pen, and wrote the sentiment with it.  The watercoloring was done using a Jane Davenport brush pen with Abandoned Coral DOx, and the glitter is Stickles in Mercury Glass (my fave)
  • The hearts and corner accents were made using a Viva paper pen in Cream
I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous shoe creations!  See you over at Shopping Our Stash!

Meanwhile, Creative With Stamps is hosting a SHOE challenge this month-- whoop-whoop!  Let's all link up double!  Get it?  A pair of shoes... a pair of challenges... <3

Monday, October 9, 2017

From the heart... in fall...

I had just a scrap of Yupo left, and this is what I did with it:

Supplies and notes:

  • Red Pepper, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow Ranger alcohol inks, plus blending solution
  • Oak leaf stamp from Good Stamp, inked with Archival in Jet Black
  • Sentiment from Tim's Quotations sheets in Metallic
  • Whole panel mounted on black cardstock, then adhered to an A2 card
I plan to share this at the Less Is More challenge... though not much open white space.  I'd initially intended to place this on an A7, but when I accidentally grabbed the A2, it just fit.