Showing posts with label Tim Holtz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Holtz. Show all posts

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Live Life Tag Board

Hi everyone, here with a DT project for the Art Anthology Blog. For this project I used some of the Art Anthology dimensional paints... Metal Effects, Velvet's and Sorbet. These paints are quite different than most paints I've used, they are translucent yet dimensional, so the heavier the application, the more dimensional and opaque they become. The Velvet's have a beautiful matt smooth finish, the Sorbet's have high gloss and a tinge of glitter, I used the combination of both for the leaves.

As for the Metal Effects, I love using them over black gesso by applying the copper first and highlighting with the gold, which makes the copper look more like a rusty background...love this technique, will definitely be using it on another project. On this project I also used it on the face mold to give it an aged, distressed look, hard to see the end result in the video, but you can see it in the close up photo.

Hope you're feeling inspired, be sure to stop by the Art Anthology Blog for more inspiration!

Enjoy





















Have a fun and creative day!!!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Born to Rock - Tag

Hi everyone, here's a fun, quick and easy tag I made for my DT project for this month's challenge at Mixed Media Warriors. I tried to mix it up a bit with a much larger tag than I'm used to using, yet keeping it somewhat simple by only using some ink pads, a stencil and embossing powder. I thought to use it as the actual gift, by adding a little bracelet for the loop of the tag, along with a couple of concert tickets that will later be clipped to the back. The mood board not only gave me inspiration for color, but the inspiration for a gift as well.

Hope you're inspired to join us for this month's challenge at Mixed Media Warriors, we would love to see what you create.

Enjoy...









Check out How to Make a Large "Rock Star" Tag - Music by Maria Calderone on Snapguide.



Have a fun and creative day!!!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Vintage Art Journal Page...Limited Edition

Hello there, so happy to be posting my first Art Anthology DT project. I so enjoyed playing with all of the different sprays and paints, especially with some of the paints being somewhat translucent. With so many colors and textures to play with, including stencils, I'm so looking forward to creating more projects.

With that, as many of you know, I've done some art journaling in an old library book for practice, but I finally found the courage to create in my Mixed Media Art Journal by Finnabair.  I took a page out by removing the wire rings from the Journal, I did this to create at liberty without making a mess onto the other pages. Keep in mind that I do have the Cinch tool that can easily reattach the rings...although I will not be reattaching it until I complete the entire journal. I have decided to designate this journal to my love of vintage and vintage shabby chic.

Please stop by the Art Anthology shop for more details on the products and the Art Anthology blog for more inspiration from the design team. Below you will find a step by step tutorial.

Enjoy...























Have a fun and creative day!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Keep Life Simple... Art Journal

Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT project for Mixed Media Warriors, as always drawing inspiration from this month's mood board posted below. One thing I found myself really enjoying when it comes to creating an art journal page is using inspirational quotes. Positive quotes are great way in opening our minds to self reflect in everyday life... be it ourselves, family and/or friends. As for the theme, there's always something so peaceful, quiet and soothing about the ocean and what lives within it.

I love to mix and match all kinds of mediums, as it's a great way to see what works best together. Below I used a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Ink Oxides (love) with the addition to Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (love) and gesso. Using my heat gun I was able to make the gesso somewhat bubble giving it some awesome background texture. The ink oxides have a beautiful soft chalk texture look without the chalkiness feel and the magicals have certain rough, yet awesome texture when it's not fully diluted, which I found to be a perfect combination, as you'll see posted below.

As for the tag pocket, it's a great way to store a special memory...a trip to the aquarium, the beach or a boat ride out to sea.

Enjoy... 


TH Distress Ink Oxides...cracked pistachio, iced spruce, broken china and faded jeans.
TH "Small Talk" stickers and Untiy Stamp...Quieter You Become. 


LSG magicals...ocean breeze, raspberry lemonade and plumeria pink. 
For the foliage TH Distress Ink vintage photo and Ink Oxide fossilized amber.



Hope you feel inspired to join by referencing the beautiful mood board below!





Have a fun and creative day!!!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

B is for Bubbles and C is for Coffee

Hi guys, I'm back with a couple more ATC's from the #52cafecards challenge from Maremi's Creative Café group on Facebook. Here is my take on B is for Bubbles and C is for Coffee, the seahorse die and small talk stickers are from TH and I used my Copic markers on the coffee cup which is the stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations. Once again I'll have the themes posted below.

Looking forward to making more of these and I hope you are too!!!

Enjoy...




Current list to date:
A - Art
B - Bubbles
C - Coffee
D - Dragonfly
E - Eclipse


Have a fun and creative day!!!


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Snowflake Tag/Ornament and Giveaway

Hello everyone, time for a project share and a double giveaway. I had mentioned that I wanted to do a giveaway before Christmas, cutting it close but here we are! :)  In the meantime, I am happy to say I have since reached just over 1000 subscribers on YouTube, so what better way to celebrate than to do a double giveaway. To enter the giveaway, all you will need is to be a subscriber of my YouTube channel, like and comment...the winners will be chosen at random and announced sometime in late January, good luck!!!

Meanwhile, I've been mad crazy trying to get so much done before heading out to visit my oldest son, who is so hosting his first Christmas Dinner, so happy and excited to say the least...the fact the I had time to make this post was a miracle, lol. With that said, he wants to start a little tradition, for every year he hosts a Christmas dinner, he wants me to make him a new ornament for his tree. Such a wonderful idea.

Well I thought it would be nice to add a bit of a twist. I wanted to make it more personal by creating the ornament as a chipboard tag first and attaching it to his gift with our sentiment on the back, which in turn he can use the tag as the ornament for his tree. The chipboard "mdf" is from a small circle mini album that I haven't used in forever... it's light, yet sturdy enough to last through time.

Enjoy...


















Giveaway #1


 Giveaway #2


Supplies:
Chipboard/Mdf ~ tag and letters
Gesso
Prima/Finnabair ~
Soft gel, 3d matte gel and Sculpture Medium
Metalique arylic paint ~ Rich Turquoise and Steampunk Copper
Mica ~ Frozen Lake
Glass Beads ~ Turquoise
Art Stones and Mini art Stones
Dylusions ink spray ~ White Linen
Liny's Stamp Gang Golden Angel Wings
Stampendous "Frantage Encrusted Jewels" ~ Golden Sand
Tim Holtz Big Die ~ #660040 Layered Snowflake and Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz big Die ~ #660052 Stacked Snowflake (use embossing folder on these too)
Timeless Twine ~ Ivory
Cheesecloth (use with sculpture medium for depth between snowflakes)
Golden and Brown/Copper small Jingle Bells



Challenges
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I do want to thank you all for your kind words and support. 

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and safe travels!!!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Inspirational Butterfly Tag

Hi everyone, hope you're all having an enjoyable summer. Today I am happy to announce the I am the guest designer for Berry71Bleu's Challenge Blog... it's truly an honor, thank you Denise and the team for having me on.

This month's mood board is "Summer Hideaway" which is posted below...and my take on this month's challenge is more of a last hoorah to Summer. Change is near with the new fall season just ahead and with summer coming to an end, I thought it perfect to create an inspirational tag using some beautiful butterflies and perfect wording from Dylusions stamps... "what appears to be the end is usually the start of a new beginning".

Love these colors, by far my favorite color combo, with my favorite color yellow being at the top... I can't tell you how thrilled I was to use them in my tag. I have a video tutorial with a complete supply list posted below. Be sure to stop by Berry71Bleu's Challenge Blog for much more inspiration and have some fun by joining in on the challenge too!

Enjoy...






Video tutorial...


Have a great day!!!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vintage Mini Album... Family

Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that today I am a guest designer for Frilly and Funkie, I'm so honored to have been chosen to do so and to be a part of this challenge. This weeks challenge is hosted by Suzz, the theme is... All in the Family - whether it's your ancestors, a favorite family memory or family outings, create a vintage or shabby chic project reflecting your family.

I thought what better way to create a family project than to create a mini album where I can utilize all of the above and then some. No Frilly today, I went with the Funkie side, this album will be used for journaling and photos, past and present... for family, home, traditions, history, etc. This will be something I will surely treasure for years to come, not to mention  a wonderful treasure to pass down to younger generations.

It's been a while since I've done a grungy vintage project and I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with it. For me, when it comes to vintage I instantly think of Tim Holtz, all of his products are perfect for creating a vintage project. I 've also used some of the Prima rusting pastes by Finnabair for an awesome rusting affect on the ring binder. There is a YouTube video tutorial posted below and it will have a list of all of the supplies needed, most of which you may find over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Quick note: I did pick out 3 prompts from the Artist Prompt Box I made... I got 7 Gypsies, embossing powder and twine. I haven't used anything from 7 Gypsies in a long time, what a great way to pull out things that have been sitting a while and would probably continue to sit if it weren't for these prompts. 

With that said, be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for more inspiration and join in on this wonderful challenge.

Enjoy...



7 Gypsies tab dividers, papers and transparencies...
to be decorated as I add photos and journaling.

Rust Paste and Rub N Buff on the ring binder and the name plate

Rubb N Buff on the pen nib... Spanish Copper and Antique Gold
and Tim Holtz distress embossing powder...Walnut Stain


Here's the tutorial...enjoy!


Have a wonderful day!!!


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Oh the places to go...Paris

Hello creative peeps, today I have a project that I made for the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie... "Oh the places you’ll go!". Even though I've been overseas, it is in my hopes to go back, visit family and travel through Europe, so better way to honor that than to create a project using the Eiffel Tower. I have a video posted below with the process and a list of supplies.

Enjoy...





Thanks and have a great day! :)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mixed Media Tag - Enjoy

Hello creative friends, today I want to share with you a mixed media tag I made to go with some small gifted items I have sent out. Didn't have time to do a tutorial, but below I will have all the items used to create this tag. I so love playing with different textures and mediums, there really is no right or wrong way... just play with it and have fun!

I used the Tim Holtz tag die cut for the first tag layer, added foam tape behind it and adhered it to a slightly bigger tag that I cut out for the mat. I distressed all around the edges of the tags, added a flower eyelet for the hole and tied it with some jute twine, which was partially glued behind some of the little flowers.

After adding all of the different elements and mediums I used gesso for a bit of a shabby chic appeal. All in all, I'm happy with how it turned out and hope she likes it too.

Enjoy...




Supplies:
Pattern Paper
TH Tag Die
TH Distress Tool
Prima Color Bloom - Glistening Waves
TCW Stencil - Mini Damask
Script Stamp
Creative Embellishments - Swirl
Sa Crafters - "Enjoy"
Michaels - Flowers
Michaels - Butterfly
Paper Studio - Flowers
Flower Brad
Jute Twine
Teal Micro Beads
Teal Fragments
Black Acrylic Paint
White Gesso
Black Archival Ink
TH Distress Ink - Black Soot





Have a great day!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas "Merry Season" ATC

Hello my creative friends, I have a Christmas ATC " artist trading card"  that I would like to share. This was made for swap I was in and I actually made 12. I had so much fun creating this, especially because it's for Christmas, another one of my favorite holidays.

I used Tim Holtz inks, wreath die and embossing folder. I fussy cut the scroll from G45's "A Christmas Carol" paper pad, I added a Prima flower and I used the Martha Stewart punch for the branches/twigs.

"A right good time to you and yours...This fair and merry Season."

Enjoy...



Have a wonderful holiday season!!!




Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween "Beware" ATC

Hi there, wanted to share a quick project I made, it's a Halloween ATC "artist trading card". I actually made this for a swap I'm in, I had 12 to make and had lots of fun putting them together.

The inks, embossing powders, sentiment die and bat die are from Tim Holtz, the gothic gate die is from Poppy and the embossing folder I used is "crackle" by Darice. I did add some black glitter to the bat, but it's is hard to see in the pic.

I have some Christmas ATC's I will be making too!

Enjoy...




Have a great day!!!




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Abandon Me ATC's

Hi there, happy to be back with another project for my DT post for Cardz TV Gallery. I decided I wanted to make some Artist Trading Cards using Cardz TV stamps. I wanted to show how you can take Mary's stamps and pretty much make them work for any kind of project you might want to make, beyond your usual cards and paper projects.

For those of you who don't know, an artist trading card measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/5 and you can create anything you want on them. They are called artist trading cards, because they are meant to be traded with another artist's cards. 

I used a lot of mixed mediums to create the textures on the background of the cards and the die cuts, like the butterfly, seahorse and so on. I did join a challenge which was to make 5 of these and then Abandon them in 5 different locations, taking pictures of where I left them... something new to me, but thought it would be fun to do.

All and all, I had a great time making these and I especially loved to show how versatile Cardz TV stamps can be!

Enjoy...


Here is where I abandoned them...

Post Office

MRI Center waiting room.


Starbuck's

"Yard of Ale" Restaurant

Nail Salon







Have a great day!!!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pretty In Pink

Hey there, today I want to share a project that I made for some wall décor, it's an 8x8 Vintage Shabby Chic Layout. I made this for my friend Stacy, we joined in on Easter swap together for the Chic Craftique FB group, where we were to send candies, crafty goodies and a project.

She has been through some tough times, health wise, so I wanted to make her something super special. I know her favorite color is pink and like me, she loves a variety of styles, so I'm hoping vintage shabby chic is one of them. I truly hope this helps put a nice smile on her face!

I did a quick YouTube video which is posted below, I did leave out that the "a Dream" tab and the background paper with the crown, is from Echo Park's page kit "Be Mine". The pearls, lace, flowers and bling I picked up at AC Moore.

Enjoy...







Have a great day!!!