Sunday, 14 October 2018

Christmas card with snowglobe by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, here I am again with a Christmas card. For this card, I used the Sizzix Snowglobe die #2 by Tim Holtz. 


For the background paper, I used the small dots background stamp from the Stampers Anonymous, Dots&Floral stamp set (CMS220). I stamped the dots with Ranger Archival Vermillion ink. Then I aged the paper with diluted Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink.

For the background of the snowglobe, I applied diluted Ranger Distress Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky inks and tapped onto the surface with a sponge.



What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Snowglobe #2 by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Dots&Floral by Tim Holtz (CMS220)

Ranger Archival ink pad (Vermillion)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs)

Idea-Ology, Small Talk Sticker Book, Occasions

white acrylic paint

kraft paper

Tim Holtz Kraft-Core card stocks 

etc.


I hope you like it!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!


With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Cityscape





Thursday, 11 October 2018

Christmas card with Santa Claus by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, let me show you my latest card, a Christmas card this time. 



What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Old Fashioned Christmas (CMS175)

Sizzix Bigz Die, Ornate Frame by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlizs Die, Holiday Greens Mini by Tim Holtz

Ranger Texture Paste, Opaque Matte

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, Snowflakes (THS050)

Idea-Ology Word Bands, Christmas

Ranger Distress markers and inks

acrylic paints


I painted the background blue with acrylic paints, as I remember I mixed a few colours to create this shade.

When it was dry, I stencilled the snowflakes with texture paste.


Again, I let it dry, and then I smeared some diluted white paint onto the surface and I also spritzed with water.


I inked the edges with Antique Linen ink and adhered a few elements, placed it on a card base and spattered with white paint.


I inked a watercolour paper with green Distress inks (I think it was Mowed Lawn and Pine Needle) and cut out the holly leaves.



I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by!!!



Monday, 8 October 2018

Halloween wine tag with ghosts

This is my fifth Halloween wine tag!!! But I so enjoy making them :-)

If you want to see my earlier tags, please click on the "wine tag" label on the sidebar.




For making this tag, first I cut out the wine tag from 300 gsm watercolour paper with the MFT (My Favorite Things, Die-Namics) wine tag die.

Then I stamped one of the images from the Distress Damask stamp set by Tim Holtz on the tag for making a patterned background. I heat embossed the stamping with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder.



Then I blended Carved Pumpkin Distress ink onto the surface.




I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso Distress inks.




I cut out the ghosts with Sizzix Bigz Die, Ghosts (660963) by Tim Holtz from 300 gsm watercolour paper and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs ink.



Behind the ghosts' "faces" I glued brown paper inked with Ground Espresso.

I adhered the ghosts to the tag, cut off the excess and added my last "open if you dare" text from the Occasions sticker book by Tim Holtz.




I hope you like it!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

With my tag, I would like to join the:

Frilly and Funky challenge: Just my type

That's Crafty! Challenge Blog: Spookalicious




Saturday, 6 October 2018

Wine tag with Mr Undertaker and dotty background

Now, this tag is a mixture of my two earlier tags with slight changes of course. 



Here I wrote a tutorial on how to make the dotty background with Shifter Stencil by Tim Holtz. But for this tag, I used four colours instead of two. These are the following: Ranger Archival Shadow Grey, Watering Can, Majestic Violet, Tiger Lily.





Here is my other tag with Mr. Undertaker. But since I ran out from the "open if you dare" stickers I used the Regions Beyond stamp set which has exactly the same text :-)





With my tag, I would like to join the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Tag it!

Frilly and Funky: Just my type 

That's Crafty: Spookalicious

I hope you like!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!


Friday, 5 October 2018

Halloween wine tag

I can't stop making Halloween wine tags. If you want to see my earlier wine tags you can find the first one here and the second here.




For this, I used the Haunted House stamp set by Tim Holtz (CMS308) and a lot of Distress ink and markers. 




With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Tag it!




Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Halloween wine tag with Mr Undertaker

Hello everyone, after my witch wine tag I'm here with another one which is a remake of my earlier tag



For this tag, I took a piece of watercolour paper (Canson 300gsm) and cut out the tag. For the Distress inks, I usually use this paper because it's quite sturdy and when I spritz it with water it's not a problem.

Then I blended the following colours on the surface: Carved Pumpkin, Seedless Preserve, Wilted Violet and later a little Dusty Concorde.




The edge was inked with Ground Espresso and Black Soot.

Then I spritzed a little Distress Spray Stain (Brushed Pewter) on a plastic sheet and I spattered the tag using a brush.



After I decided to add spiderweb to the upper part. For this, I used the Ranger Archival ink, Jet Black colour.

The skull was stamped with the same Archival ink on Neenah Solar White paper and I coloured the bony part with Ranger Distress Antique Linen carefully keeping the teeth white.



I fussy cut the skull and adhered to the tag.

I just thought Mr Undertaker needed something to be more pretty so I cut out some flowers and inked with Wilted Violet.



I added a text sticker and smeared Black Soot ink onto the whole back of the tag. 

And for protection, with my finger, I dubbed Micro Glaze onto the surface (both parts).


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Undertaker by Tim Holtz (CMS240)

Stampers Anonymous, Webs&Damask by Tim Holtz (CMS276)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Brushed Pewter)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Carved Pumpkin, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Ground Espresso, Black Soot)

Ranger Archival ink pad (Jet Black)

Ranger Distress Micro Glaze

My Favorite Things, Die-Namics wine tag die




With my tag, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Tag it!

That's Crafty! Challenge: Spookalicious Challenge




Monday, 1 October 2018

Birthday card with funky florals by Tim Holtz

Since there are two birthdays in the family in October, I decided to make a birthday card for the October challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is Plantastic and the lovely Rachel will be your hostess.



I covered with the mixture of DecoArt Light Buttermilk and Spa Blue a 300gsm mixed media paper. 

For the background pattern, I used Tim Holtz latest stamp set, the Craze and Planks and the Ranger Archival Watering Can ink pad.



Inked the edges with the same ink, then I toned back with diluted Light Buttermilk paint.




When it was dry, I spattered the surface with Light Buttermilk paint.


For the flowers, I used the two Sizzix Thinlits sets, the Funky Floral #1 set and the Garden Greens.

I chose two cardstocks (a light yellow and a light rose) that I fished out from the mess on my desk and inked the edges with Tattered Rose ink.

Then I adhered the leaves and flowers to the card.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals #1 by Tim Holtz (662700)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate by Tim Holtz (660215)

Stampers Anonymous, Craze and Plank by Tim Holtz (CMS344)

Idea-Ology Stickers, Big Chat by Tim Holtz

Ranger Archival ink, Watering Can

DecoArt Americana acrylic paints (Light Buttermilk, Spa Blue)






If you have a project which fits our October challenge, please don't hesitate to join. You can win a £20 voucher! 


Sunday, 23 September 2018

Halloween wine tag with a witch

Hello everyone, I couldn't resist the new challenge at the Simon Says Monday Challenge: It's a wrap, so I made a Halloween wine tag.




For this, I used the My Favorite Things wine tag die but decorated with Tim Holtz stamps, stencils and inks.

First of all, I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper, the new dot shifter stencil and the Ranger Archival inks (Tiger Lily, Jet Black) and made a dotty background.






Then with diluted Ranger Distress inks (Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy), I gave the tag a vintage look.

When my tag was dry, I stamped the cobwebs (Webs and Damask CMS276) on the tag. After I inked the edges with Ground Espresso and Black Soot inks.

I stamped the witch (Halloween Silhouettes CMS115) on the tag and heat embossed using black embossing powder.

Finally, I stamped the texts on the tag from the Regions Beyond set (CMS274).



I hope you like it!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!


With this tag, I would like to join the September TIMI challenge of the Craft Stamper Magazine: Anything goes.


Friday, 21 September 2018

Autumn card with scarecrow by Tim Holtz

Last year I made an autumnal canvas with the scarecrow by Tim Holtz. And I was really pleased with the design that I figured out at the time. 

So I decided to make a card with the same design with some slight changes.



As for the background...

Here I chose a 300gsm mixed media paper and I glued wrinkled tissue paper with decoupage glue to the surface.

Then I painted with acrylic paints.

Then I added a layer of Distress Collage Medium Matte. This is good for protection and for me, it makes easier to adhere the elements.

As for the tree...

I cut out twice the tree from thick brown cardstock and I stamped the woodgrains on from the Birch and Pine set with Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink.

As for the scarecrow... 

I have good news! I can give you a step by step tutorial about how to give your silhouette scarecrow a personality :-)

1. I cut out the base from kraft paper.


2. I took a patterned paper and cut out the scarecrow. Then I cut the part which was perfect for clothes.


3. I took a cream colour paper and cut out the scarecrow, then cut off the head and the lower hay part. (I always brown inked the edges of the new part before I added to the base.) 


4. I cut out the hat from patterned paper and added orange ink with a sponge.


5. I glued the hat on the basic.


6. For the eyes, I used the middle part of the smallest flowers from the Funky Florals #1 set.


7. From an orange cardstock, I cut out a small triangle. That became the nose.


8. I drew the mouth with a pencil...


9. .. and when I was satisfied with the result, I drew it with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen (F size).


10. Then I changed my mind and I put other clothes on my scarecrow :-)


11. And I added a little flower to the clothes.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Fall Foliage by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Funky Florals #1 by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Scarecrow by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Sentiment Words by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz Die, Branch Tree by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Mini Fasteners

Idea-Ology, Big Chat Stickers

Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed)




I hope you like it!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

With my card, I would like to join the CropStop Link Party #43: Anything goes


Sunday, 16 September 2018

The real Santa

This is the title of my card. I imagined a scene where a little girl was so lost in the reading of her book, "The real Santa", that she didn't even notice the real Santa appeared in the room. Luckily, the little doggy was alert!

And this is my card for MFT Card Design Superstar contest in the Coloring Virtuoso category.







Supply list:

MFT Birdie Brown, New Best Friend - the dog

MFT Birdie Brown, Santa's Elves - the tree

MFT Birdie Brown, Jingle All The Way - Santa and the packages

MFT Birdie Brown, Our Story - the little girl

MFT, Make Yourself At Home - the pictures on the wall

MFT, Wood Plank background stamp - for the floor

MFT, Proper Pinstripes Pastels, 6x6 paper pad - for the wall

Die-Namics A2 Rectangle dies (Stax1, Stax2)

Die-Namics, Stitched Basic Edges 2

pearls

Copic Sketch markers

Neenah Desert Storm paper 216gsm - for the floor

Tsukineko Memento ink, Desert Sand

Faber-Castell Pitt Artis Pen, XS - for writing the title on the book




I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!