Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Hi Everyone: I'm still in my creative mode. This time I was inspired by a picture on Pinterest. I'm pretty sure most of us have a Pinterest account. I originally used mine to post my challenge projects. Since then it's become a source of inspiration. I'm constantly looking for color pairings, Interesting pictures of objects with textures (doors,windows,gates), and of course any pin by The (goes in front of each name)-Jan, Anita, Paula, Richele, Emma, Gabrielle, and of course Mr. Holtz. I keep adding to these names every day. Last week I ran across a picture of rust/lichen the colors are amazing in this picture. Seriously when I looked at it I pictured Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio & Seedless Preserves. So I took this color palette and started inking. The texture in the picture is varied; there is eroded, smooth, bumpy, shiny. When I created my version of this picture I used Verdigris embossing powder, Vintage Photo Distress powder, and Glossy Accents. For this challenge @ Linda Ledbetters CC3C requires a Dimensional Cutting Pad by Sizzix. I used it to cut the butterfly and then used to cut a mini flourish. Then I used the Tim Holtz rust technique on the flourish with the vintage photo stain and Distress powder. I of course had to use my now favorite Tim Holtz Flourish stencil with the Ditress embossing ink and then the Verdigris embossing powder (Ranger). to complete my tag I used an industrial frame, word band, and pearl and altered the color with Teakwood Alcohol Ink. All these items can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique ( I hope you like it. . As per requested I'm putting a picture of the products I used.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pink w/ heart and feathers

Hi all- I'm in a creative mode this weekend. As my husband and I were walking this trail with our puppies I saw a heart carved in a tree. You know you just have to smile. I really couldn't tell how old it was. You know the kind- a simple heart with initials carved in the middle. Boom the creative mood sparked so I started playing with ink and paper when we got home. If you don't have any of Tim Holtz new stencils this one is a must!! It's called Flourish (THS032) LOVE IT!!!! I will probably over use it. I pulled out the tried and true heart wings die. First I stained my tag with Picked Raspberry Distress stain. Next I used Festive Berries distress stain on the heart, then used the Wendy Vechi embossing paste with the flourish stencil on both. Seriously I loved this background!!! I didn't want to cover it up. Then I pulled out the foil tape my husband gave me. I applied it to card stock and used my new favorite die- Feathered duo die from Tim Holtz Alterations. This die comes with an embossing folder. Yep I will probably over use this also. So I cut the feathers out and embossed then painted them with Picked Fence Distress paint. Used one of the little stamps from the beautiful Botanical Sketch stamp set (Stampers Anonymous). I also pulled a few items from my stash. I think the love is from blue fern studios. All this stuff you can get at Simon Says Stamp. ( ) And since you know I love craft challenges-over at Simon Monday Challenge Blog ( they are having a Red + Pink Challenge.I just have to join in. As usual I hope you like my creation.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Butterfly CC3C # 21

Hi all: This is the 21 challenge for the CC3C. I'm so grateful to blog owners, and Artist that issue these challenges!!! They keep me inspired to try my hand at different techniques, products, and tools. This challenge is by Linda Ledbetter (; she's using a book called A Compendium of Curiosity volume III by Tim Holtz. These Challenges often have sponsors, for instance this one is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium ( You must have the book and follow the challenge guidelines. Each technique is given to you in the book. The one for this challenge is fun and easy. The products I used were Distress Stain-Mustard seed. Distress Ink- Salty Ocean and Gathered Twigs. Distress Pen- Mowed Lawn. I also used Distress rock candy glitter, and distressing tool. Hope you like my tag.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February 12 tag of 2015

Hi All: My February tag for Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2015 is done using tim's patchwork technique. This technique is totally fun. I made several tags and I am going to have to buy more ephemera. I hope you like this tag!!