Tuesday, July 20, 2010

She wanted to be an artist...or something


Hello Hello! It's been a few days since I've worked in my studio, so it felt GREAT to get back in there for a few hours today! I jammed my new Journey Greatest Hits album, and chatted with my mom while I worked. 

I wanted to try out the black and purple color combo, and somehow incorporate the new Angel Company stamps that I purchased....and this is what I came up with!

I lightly inked the entire tag with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, then blended in Dusty Concord. I stamped the images with Jet Black Archival Ink, and the grungy dots in Dusty Concord.

To finish it off, I covered the entire tag with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint...and waited and waited and waited for it to dry...

(by the way...that little girl totally looks like me when I was younger...)



So, whatta you think???

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dog Food Soup: A Layout


I know, I know. Three posts in three days...I'm on a roll!

I really, really, really can't wait to see what everyone thinks of this layout. I used some new materials (card board and lace), and did some things that took me out of my comfort zone (like adhere my photos all crooked!), and it was so much fun!

The photos are of my niece, Che, making dog food soup at my mom's house. It was so great to see her squat down, smile, slowly pick up the dog food bowl, and check to see if anyone was going to stop her before she poured all of it into the water bowl.

Then commenced the splashing around in the Dog Food Soup :)

A few of the products that I used were:
Cardstock: Bazzill Prismatics Suede Brown Medium
Printed Paper: DCWV Rustic Stack
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet
Stamps: Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge, Good Thoughts, Flights of Fancy



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Game Time: An Awesome Tag


Hi everyone!

I feel like I've been neglecting my bloggers lately, so today I thought I'd share a tag that I made just for fun! It's a rare occasion that I make something that isn't related to my design team work, or a class project, so I'm excited about this one! Let me know what you think!



Products Used:
Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Distress Ink - Wild Honey
Staz-on Ink - Timber Brown
Alterations Texture Fades - Checkerboard
Alterations Strip Die - Tickets
Tim Holtz Stamps - Game of Life
Tim Holtz Stamps - Ultimate Grunge
Maya Road Wood Bingo Calendar Numbers
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Glossy Accents
Pop Dots


Quick Walk Through:
1: Ink entire tag lightly with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, and blend in sections of 
Tea Dye and Wild Honey.

2: With any of those Distress Ink colors, stamp images on the background from the Ultimate Grunge collection, and stamp the saying from the Game of Life collection in Rusty Hinge.

3: Emboss one corner with the Alterations Texture Fades - Checkerboard, and rub the Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad directly onto the embossed areas of the tag.

4: Stamp the Bingo stamp from the Game of Life collection onto a separate piece of cardstock
 with the Staz-on Ink, and cut it out.

5: Ink the edges of the bingo image with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and distress the edges 
with the Paper Distresser.

6: Die cut a ticket with the Alterations Ticket Die, and stamp the ticket image on top with the 
Staz-on Ink.

7: Ink the edges of the ticket with Walnut Stain, and distress the edges.

8: Adhere the bingo card, ticket, and game piece to the tag using Glossy Accents (or glue dots). Play with the paper, and roll the edges or crinkle the paper when you adhere it!

9: Distress and ink the edges of the tag.

Enjoy! If you make something similar, let me know! I'd love to see :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Home Mini Album: A Class

Hello hello!

I know that I haven't blogged in a few days, but I have been super busy! Today, I want to share a project that I made during a class at Scrapp'n Savvy. Nancy teaches at Scrapp'n Savvy as well. Her class is called Make Mine Mini, and it is SO awesome! You can visit her blog to learn more about her and her projects!


During her class last week, we made this mini album about home. I had never made a mini album before this class, and she made it so easy! She incorporated products from the My Mind's Eye So Sophie line, and images from a House of 3 collection. She even let me do my distressing :)

I can't say enough nice things about this album!


Thanks for a great class Nancy! I'll be back for more!

Look for a few more updates this week, I've got more projects coming!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A "So Sweet" Layout


Isn't she a doll!

My niece, Che, pulls on some special heart strings of mine. I don't get to see her often, but when I do see her, our similarities amaze me.

There were a few firsts on this layout:

First time using Tim's Caged Bird Die (seriously, why did it take so long?)
First time using Tim's Elegant Flourishes Die (though I've used the pre-cut Grunge Board flourishes)
First time using printed paper as my main background paper (which I kind of like - opinions?)

Main Product used on this layout:
Cardstock: Bazzill Prismatics Sugar Cream
Printed Paper: My Mind's Eye - So Sophie Sisters
Flowers: Bazzill French Vanilla Lily, Prima Hydrangeas
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, ColorBox Chestnut Roan




Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog.

If you have the chance, leave me a comment, and tell me what your favorite element of this page is...
I'm curious :)