Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SPOOKY BOO!

Good morning everyone! 

Today I wanted to share a Halloween Art Journal page with you :)

I created the background using a 'acetate smooshing' technique with Carved Pumpkin and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks. I added Carved Pumpkin ink to modeling paste and stenciled it through Tim Holtz Code stencil. The dots were stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white powder. The monsters were cut with Tim Holtz Silly monsters dies and colored with Wilted Violet DOI. 
Below is a better picture of the embossed lines the monster is standing on- they really blend in with the background and the lines on the monsters were stamped using a mesh stamp from Darkroom door.
 And there you have it... a very colorful and not too scary Art Journal page! :) 
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Take care, Tammy x

Other Supplies used:
Tim Holtz Halloween label tape and black archival ink
dies: Bats- Tim Holtz, Spiders- Paper Smooches, Twiggy Tree- Memory Box
Numbers- AlinaCrafts

Challenges I would like to enter:
Art-Journal-Journey- Chris's 'Hold the Line' theme
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Country View Crafts'- Halloween (Make a Scene)
Dies R UsBoo!
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes/Optional Orange
This is Halloween- Anything Goes Halloween
Try It On Tuesday- Halloween Time
Two Old Bats- Anything Goes Halloween

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Autumn Owls...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Challenge at Sparkles Monthly and the theme this month is... 
 Hello Autumn
My cards feature a cute new owl die from Echo Park and all of the papers & sentiments are also from Echo Park. I used several dies: stitched rounded rectangles- Pink & Main, the fishtail flags and circles- My Favorite Things and the stitch leaves- Lawn Fawn. To finish them up I added some twine and a couple of staples. I had a lot of fun working with this new die once I figured out the placement. As you can see on my first card I cut the belly portion a little crooked but I thought he looked cute anyway! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards! 
Take care... Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter CraziesAnything Goes with a Critter
613 Avenue CreateAnything Goes w/ Optional Twist: Winged Things
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
 Die Cut DivasThoughts of Autumn
Moving along with the Times- Animals and/or Birds
Sisterhood of Crafters- Lots of layers
Shopping Our Stash- Happy Fall Y'all

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Lots of Halloween cards :)

Hello everyone!

I've been working on Halloween cards to add to my donation box... so today I wanted to pop in and show you what I've been up to! :) 
All papers, ephemera and sentiments are from Pebbles- the Spooky Boo Collection. 
I added a piece of vellum behind the ghost image on the card above and other finishing touches include: sequins, enamel dots, staples, googly eyes and Tim Holtz label tape. 
 These cards were so easy and fun to make and I think they turned out pretty cute. I love using paper collections/kits especially when making several cards at a time and the fact that everything coordinates so well makes putting them together a snap! :) 

Well that's it for now- thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Tammy x

Challenges I want to enter:
Always FunPumpkins (1st card
Crafty Calendar- Halloween
Dragonfly Dreams - Spooky and/or Cute
Mod Squad- Hello Pumpkin (1st Card)
The Paper Funday- Anything Goes/Optional Twist: Halloween
Unicorn- Spooky and/or Cute

Thursday, October 1, 2020

A Vintage Christmas

Good morning everyone! 

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we want to see your Vintage cards :)
My card features a cute snowman image from Deep Red Stamps... it's stamped onto cream cardstock with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored with Copics. The paper is from The Paper Studio and the sentiment is an old $1 stamp from Michaels. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and a Echo Park die for the doily. All edges were distressed and to finish it up I added hand dyed seam binding.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artsystamper- Ribbons and Bows
Dies R Us- Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas- Anything Goes
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + option: Distressing
Retro Rubber- Anything Goes (my stamp is 5+ years old)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Spooky Owls...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I wanted to pop in and share a couple of 5x5 Halloween cards that I made with an older Sizzix Bigz Owl die... 
I used several Halloween papers/scraps to create the owls and after the elements were cut out I added Walnut Stain Distress ink to the edges. The kraft cardstock is from Tim Holtz which I sponged Walnut Stain ink over the top so the embossed area would show up better. The spider webs and small spiders were cut with Paper Smooches dies and I used a Memory Box die for the dangling spider.
 And that's about it... a little time consuming with all of the paper piecing but I love owls and I think they turned out pretty cute! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
A Place to Start- Card for a Child
Creative Craft Cottage- Add an Animal
Cut It Up- Happy Fall Y'All + use at least 3 layers
Die Cut Divas- Any Holiday
Try It On Tuesday- Use Your Scraps

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tag Shaped Card...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Challenge at Sparkles Monthly and the theme this time is...
Shaped Cards.    
I made a tag shaped card using several dies from My Favorite Things Blueprints 9 set and papers from Echo Park's Country Kitchen Collection. All edges were distressed with Antique Linen ink and the twine is from my stash. I didn't put a sentiment on it yet because I'm not sure if it's going to be a Thank You or Birthday card :)
I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- I love... patterned papers, die cuts & distressing
Crafts Galore Encore- Always Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges- Card with Stripes
Cuttlebug Mania- Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Autumn Leaves...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I have a 5x7 Autumn Art Journal page to share with you... I can't wait until fall because it's my favorite time of the year! 

The background was created with Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber & Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks and a couple of leaf stamps. Once dry I added Stickles Moon Dust Glitter Gel through Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil. The leaves were cut with QuicKutz dies, colored with the same DOI colors and then stamped with Stampendous Vintage Note stamp.The large sentiment was cut with a Echo Park die and I used Tim Holtz Tiny Text stamp set for the other sentiments. For added texture I used a small piece of corrugated cardboard and a strip of mulberry paper, which I darken with ink.
Here's a close up- Stickles Moon Dust Glitter Gel gives your project a lot of dimension and shine... I love it! :)
Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!
Take care, Tammy 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Art-Journal-Journey- Jo's 'Texture' theme
Crafty Gals Corner- Fall colors
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes/Optional Brown
Paperminutes- Colors of Autumn
We Love 2 Create- Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

all is CALM, all is BRIGHT

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and the theme this month is...
Festive Things with Wings.

For my DT card I used the adorable 'Winter Sparrows' stamp & die set from Lawn Fawn. The sparrows were stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. The birch trees & sentiment are from Avery Elle's 'Let it Snow' stamp set. I stamped the snow using Altnew's 'Snowing' stamp and pigment white ink, the trees were cut with Newton's Nook dies and coated with Glitter Dust Spray. 
The trees look black in the photo but they are actually stamped in a brown archival ink. I think next time I stamp directly onto kraft cardstock I'll have to make sure I use a lighter ink color :)

Well, that's it for today- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful cards. 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Alphabet- K is to use Kraft paper or card
Christmas 24- Christmas Animals
Crafty Cardmakers- Things with Wings
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG w/opt. begins with the letter S (snow, sparrows & sparkle)