Monday, June 23, 2014

Watercolor Butterfly

Afternoon Everyone: I created a tag for CC3 Challenge #5 The tag I used was a tag I picked up excess ink/stain with. I liked how it turned out so I kept it and stamped it with a little bee and flourish stamps. I'm pretty sure the majority color on it is Evergreen bough stain. I got my new Tim Holts Alterations layered butterfly die cut and had to use it. So as per the challenge requirements I went to page 39 in my book. I used distress pens- picked raspberries, peacock blue, gathered twigs, and mustard seed. Hope you like it!!! These items can be found at Inspiration Emporium -

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Butterfly box

Hi Everyone: A couple months ago my husband bought me a lot of cigar boxes. Lets just say I have a few. So I started playing with the French flights framelit set From Tim Holtz alteration line. And I kept looking at them and decided to use them as stencils. So for the cover of this box I used the framelit set in a few different ways. As a stamp, die cut, and stencil. Since I didn't want to wreck my framelits I cleaned them immediately. I also used several Tim Holtz stencils- rays, chevron,hearts, and dot fade. as well as distress pens, paints, inks. Hope you like it. i also used a knob from Idea-ology and embossing paste. p.s. look under the butterflies :). I'm entering this in the Tim Holtz tags of 2014 , Simon Says monday challenge , and Compendium of Curiosities challenge 4.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tattered Rose hanging!!

Hi All: Over at Linda and a group of her Awesomely talented friends are holding A -A Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge. This is the 3rd challenge. So in order to play along with this challenge you kinda have to have the book. This challenge is the Faux Tea Rose technique. I some what procrastinated this time, because I was a little intimidated. Finally after about 10 oops roses I finally made some that I liked. I made a wall hanging using the tattered pinecone roses. I used a piece of corrugated cardboard pealed off one of the outside layer used gesso and Peeled paint distress paint on it. Next I distressed a piece of Tim Holtz's Paper stash Wallflower Idea-ology paper inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink, and glued it to the cardboard. I ripped, stamped, and inked the edges from a scrap piece from the same page with the Wish stamp from the Stampers anonymous Good Thoughts stamp collection. I then adhered it with pop dots. I then cut, inked Sizzix dies- trellis, garden greens, and tattered pinecone. I of course had to add glitter to the roses. I glued everything down and thought I need more- so I pulled out my embellishment treasure chest and picked a couple out from the Idea-ology Nature adornment collection the butterfly and single stem rose. If you want any of these items you can get them at the Inspiration Emporium ( ). Hope you like it. I think this also works for the Monday Simon Says challenge- Magic. ( Hope you like it!