Afternoon : Today I needed to do something creative. You know those days where you need something happy; making things makes me happy. So I decided to a make my July tag for the Tim Holtz's 12 of 2016. I know a shocker but, for this one my idea came fast. I love those cityscape stamps by Stampers Anonymous & Tim Holtz, so I dug them out and just started playing. I am usually inspired by colors before anything else, how about you guys/gals? So I looked online to see the colors of the city. Cracked Pistachio is the perfect distress color for the Statue of Liberty and the top of 40 Wall Street. From there I continued water coloring with different Distress pens and then used a gel glitter pen to add a little sparkle. When I was done painting I dried the picture. Which for once I did on the smooth side of the watercolor paper. I added Distress Glaze and rubbed off the extra with a paper towel. Next thinlet time where I cutout my words on a craft tag and used a craft knife to make a belly band to slide my watercolor picture in. Next add a few Ideology items and twine. This was a fun tag to make. I'm going to laminate this and use it on my luggage.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Hey- I'm still experimenting with my journal. This time I used distress ink, stencils with paste and different texture gels. I forgot how much fun a journal is!! The hardest part is waiting for your different mediums to dry so you can try something else. Simon Says Stamp also has a Wednesday challenge that I decided to enter my journal page in. Hope you like it!!
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Hi All: I've decided when I'm cleaning the studio I need someone to tell me to put stuff down. My goal today was to clean out my studio. I have trash bags, kids crafting tubs, and give away piles. I was doing good until I ran across my Dyan Reaveley journal. You know the one with the craft cover. I started looking at it, and then I found a stash bag from H.L. and there were clearance stamps I bought and never put away. I put the journal and stamps on my desk. Organized a few more shelves and then I was bored. Yep I started playing in the journal. As I always do I looked online at Simon Says blog to see what the Simon Says Monday Challenge was. This week its Tic Tac Toe- This is my attempt at Tic-Tac- Toe . I used one of the stamps in the bag ( the tricycle) and another stamp that says summer to me, some washi tapend twine. Embossed, then sprayed with distress spray and inked with distress ink. Hope you like it.