Friday, July 8, 2016

Horizontal NYC tag

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.
Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Journal page 2

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

Summer journal post

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.