Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Magical Winter

Hi there,

just a quick reminder of this month's TAGplorations Challenge - the Topic is All about Winter and the Optional Twist is Texture Paste:

  • cut out a CUTplorations Luggage Tag from watercolor paper
  • apply Texture Paste though the ARTplorations All my Stars! Mini stencil
  • stamp some newsprint from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set onto the raised areas with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • add color with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst (Tibetian Poppy Teal) and Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Tinsel)
  • ink up the edges of the Tag with Distress Ink (Black Soot) and add Prima Metallique Wax (Brushed Iron) to the raised areas
  • cut out the CUTplorations Magical die directly from the tag and an additional three times from grey cardstock
  • layer a black tag behind the colored one and puzzle all the layer back into the opening for a raised look
  • stamp the second part of the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Joyful set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Silver embossing powder
  • dye a piece of seam binding with some leftover spray and thread it through the hole of the tag

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Do what you love

Hi there,

today, Elizabeth Craft Designs is releasing new dies from the wonderful Susan Tierney-Cockburn Garden Notes line:


  • cut out all the parts needed for three flowers with leaves on a branch with the help of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Dogwood 2 dies
  • use Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Dark Chocolate for the branch and watercolor paper for the flowers and leaves
  • color the flowers and leaves with Pan Pastels (permanent green, magenta tint, diarylide yellow tint, neutral grey shade) and ink up the edges with Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber) for extra dimension
  • assemble the flowers and add Prima Marketing Micro Beads Pollen to the stamen
  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper and cover it with white gesso
  • add watered-down black charcoal powder in some places
  • create some texture using the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge and the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements sets and Archival Ink Black Soot
  • add a touch of blue with Jane Davenport Aquapstels
  • dye a piece of seam binding with that same blue color, rip it apart and thread the strands through the hole of the tag
  • ink up the edges of the tag with black ink
  • add a sticker from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker set as sentiment



Have a wonderful day.

Yours,