Thursday, August 11, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 - Day 1




Yeah! My Summer of Creative Chemistry continues with the new Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 103. Right out of the gate Day 1 was jam packed with five techniques. As I want to try to get as much out of the live portion of CC103, I think I will for the most part be going with the Tim standard of using number 8 tags for the techniques. With the weekly focus for the Summer of Creative Chemistry rehash of CC101 and 102, I was able to pick and choose and combine techniques that I wanted to try and I had made cards for the previous 8 weeks. However, I do not think that will be as efficient given the number of new techniques being presented. That being said, I still found that I kept in mind how I was going to use the tag on a card when I chose the items and themes so most will likely be made into cards in the future.


First up, Ombre DIY stamp pad.




Supplies: manila tag, Distress inks [Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Picket Fence, Spun Sugar], Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger), Random Quotes and Clear French Market stamps (Stampers Anonymous)


As I had learned from my Week 8 snowflake card experience, Picket Fence can provide some opacity to other Distress ink colours so I applied a layer of Picket Fence ink using the small round applicator around the edges and then went in with Spun Sugar. As one who likes to experiment and try things just like Tim continually encourages participants to do, I tried using the Clear Rock Candy Stickles even though I knew it would re-activate the Distress colours that I had already applied as a border. I had hoped that there would be enough of a hint of pale pink to compliment the ombre and it worked!


Next up, Distress Highlight Stamping. If you had previously read my Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 8 post on my snowflake card and my Picket Fence experience, I found a solution to the dilemma.  I added a lot of reinker to the pad and stamped the image three times using my MISTI and that made a substantial difference.




Supplies: kraft tag, Distress ink [Picket Fence, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Tea Dye] (Ranger), Papillon stamp set (Stampers Anonymous)

This was actually the second attempt at this tag. While I had no actual issue with the technique, I wanted to mask the butterflies prior to stamping to add colour to the background. So in the spirit of experimenting, I tried using Micro Glaze to mask versus making a paper mask. Well I learnt something new. 




Kraft is not an ideal surface to use this product with as it left a darkened area even after heating it. Not to be deterred, I stamped a second attempt and just made a small cut-out mask shape to get the effect stamped background that that I wanted.


Off-Set Stamping was the next lesson. In looking through my few Tim Holtz stamp sets, I realized that I do not have any from his collection that have enough open areas for colouring so I had to improvise and make do.




Supplies: watercolour paper, kraft tag, black Archival ink, Distress Inks [Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence, Lemonade Stand, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio], Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds stamp (Ranger), Random Quotes stamp and Blossom stencil (Stampers Anonymous), pen (CTMH)


The quote on the tag says it all (and the reason I chose that quote) "Out of Limitation comes Creativity". I solved the problem by using a stencil instead of a stamp for the leaves/branches and I went with a Dina Wakley Scribbly bird stamp.

The Distress Washed Watercolour, I found the most challenging and not for what you might think. 




Supplies: watercolour paper, manila tag, black Archival ink, Distress Inks [Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Cracked Pistachio, Walnut Stain], Distress Stains [Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet, Twisted citron] Micro Glaze (Ranger), Ribbon stamp from High Society Blueprints stamp set and letters from Clear Thoughts and Phrases stamp set (Stampers Anonymous), Remnant Rub friend word (Advantus)


I had a hard time getting the wash colour area just the right colours and the way that I wanted it to coordinate with the ribbon's blue.  In the end, I was able to achieve it with patience for letting the stains dry between adjustments and then following Tim's advice about going in afterwards and adjusting the colour with Distress inks.

I think the Distress Micro Glaze Resist was my favourite technique of the five. I love how this one turned out!




Supplies: manila tag, Distress Stains [Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo], Micro Glaze, Emboss It dabber, Sticky Powder, Gold Foil Sheet (Ranger), Harlequin, Gothic, mini set #1 and Wildflower stencils (Stampers Anonymous)


The photo just doesn't do it justice. It doesn't capture all the details and colours as seen in real life. I had initially stencilled the Wildflowers in black but didn't like it so I realigned the stencil, used the Emboss It dabber, Sticky Powder, and gold foiled over it. It worked wonderfully and was a way better match.


I added a Spun Sugar dyed crinkle ribbon piece to the ombre tag and coordinating trim to the OffSet stamping one.




They are now bookmarks for my daughter and I. Love the results!


TTFN,


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Tag and an ATC with July 12 Tags of 2016


While I made my July tag just under the wire at the end of last month for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2016, I felt it was a bit of a dud and chose not to link it up. I wasn't going to post the tag at all, just the ATC. but I am taking the advice of Katelyn Grosart, my fellow Emerald Creek DT teammate, and just post it later. I am thinking that it is sometimes good to show when things don't quite go as planned.




Now don't get me wrong, I do like everything about it other than what happen to the top of the butter knife. As you can see, there was a mishap with the red wash part of my attempt at a checker cloth for my life everyday adventure of eating food. It was a disappointment that it happened after all the effort that I had put in up until that point in the process.




Supplies: watercolour paper, kraft tag, Tim Holtz Distress Inks[Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Barn Door, Candy Apple], Micro Glaze, Hickory Smoke Archival ink (Ranger), Day Dream stamp set (Stampers Anonymous), Idea-ology token (Advantus), black cardstock (Bazzill), fonts Arial narrow Bold and Minstral (Silhouette Cameo cutter), burlap and stars (Misc.)


I had used half width cut strips of green painter's tape to mask off the checkered cloth design and the adhesive either interacted or lifted off the micro glaze causing it to allow the stain to go through, much to my dismay. I know I certainly had enough Micro Glaze on prior to putting the tape down and I had worked it into the paper as this was not the first time that I have used it. Oh well! Learned something new. As Tim says... "embrace imperfection" so I am chalking this one up to... "oops oh well!" and "better done than perfect". Love those Dina-isms.

I think I am finding this one easier to take because I also had the ATC, which I was making simultaneously, that turned out well.




Supplies: watercolour paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks [Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain], Micro Glaze, Black Soot Archival ink (Ranger), Clear Mini Blueprints stamp (Stampers Anonymous), Idea-ology metal arrow and letter sticker (Advantus), kraft cardstock (CTMH), black cardstock (Bazzill), fonts Arial Narrow Bold (Silhouette Cameo cutter)


It was fun trying to size everything to an ATC size which worked well with the mini Blueprint stamp. As I do not own any of the Tim Holtz word dies (yet), I made the look work by using fonts with my Cameo Silhouette. I chose to use Cracked Pistachio for the colour of the sewing machine as an ode to my grandmother's sewing machine, which I inherited and is actually a darker version of that colour. The surrounding shading was done with Tumbled Glass but it unfortunately took on a greenish hue (similar to Cracked Pistachio) once I added the Antique linen. Just another something that I learned from this experience. All in all, I am pleased with how this one turned out. 


TTFN,


Week 8 of Summer of Creative Chemistry

Week 8 had tons of info as it encompassed two days from Creative Creative Chemistry 102. I made two cards combining two techniques from each day section.

The first was a combination of a brayer stained background with faux cracked glass techniques from Day 3.




Supplies: tag, Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint, Glue N' Seal, Distress Stains [Broken China, Antique Linen, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Vintage Photo], Distress ink [Antique Linen, Vintage Photo], Blending Solution (Ranger), markers (Sharpie), Daydreamer stamp set (Stampers Anonymous), small talk occasions stickers (Advantus), twine (Dollarama)



Made due with what I had so I stamped the leaves from the Tim Holtz Daydream stamp set with Saddle Brown StazOn ink onto acetate and then continued on with the technique as presented in the lesson. To colour the leaves, I again had to use what I used Sharpie markers and the Blending Solution. It worked well enough to colour and give the faux cracked glass effect. I will have to try this technique again when my new order of alcohol inks arrives.


The second card was created with emboss techniques from a combination of Sticky Powder with glitter for the background and chalkboard technique with Antiquities emboss powder.



Supplies: kraft cardstock (CTMH), black cardstock (Bazzill), Tim holtz stamper (Stampers Anonymous), Picket Fence and Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Picket Fence stain and Acrylic paint, Emboss It, Sticky Powder emboss, Antiquities (Ranger), glitter (Recollections)


I started with the intention of using Picket Fence Distress ink and my vehicle for the sticky powder but it was really dry and didn't show so well so I gave it a bit of umph of colour with Tumbled Glass Distress. It shows up really quite well on the white. Then, I stamped with VersaMark ink to adhere the sticky powder. Thank goodness for my MISTI as I would not have been able to stamp like that without it!




I tried to added a border of Distress Picket Fence but again really light so I used the Picket Fence stain to dab the edges for a more opaque white look.

While Creative Chemistry 102 is over for the live interactive portion, there is still many techniques that I will go back and try over time. The Summer of Creative Chemistry continues with the much anticipated Creative Chemistry 103.

TTFN,


Monday, August 8, 2016

Week 7 Summer of Creative Chemistry

Week 7 of Tim Holtz's Summer of Creative Chemistry hosted on Online Card Classes saw us creating with alcohol inks as part of Creative Chemistry 102.

Being a proud new owner of five alcohol inks: Watermelon, Raspberry, Citrus, Clover and Sailboat (thanks to Master enabler Tim Holtz combined with a 20% off sale at Simon Says Stamp... sometimes a crafty girl just can't resist! ... LOL so punny!), this was my first attempt at utilizing alcohol inks. I was attempting the ombre technique with the Brights that I had purchased in Raspberry and Watermelon but did not anticipate how BRIGHT the Raspberry would be. It is a lovely colour, don't get me wrong, it just is REALLY bright when compared to the Watermelon. So I just made due and worked it with the blending solution and adding more of each colour to still have the underlying ombre but a balanced tone to it.






Supplies: Glossy Paper, Raspberry and Watermelon Alcohol inks, Tim Holtz stamps (Stampers Anonymous), Black Archival ink, Black emboss powder, Stardust and Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger), White Signo pen (Mitsubishi Pencil Co.), cardstock (CTMH)

I heat embossed the Tim Holtz Perspectives Butterfly and 'There is Beauty in Simplicity' sentiment to make them stand out. I used second generation stamping on the numbers stamp from the same set to allow it to recede into the background a bit. For some detailing, I  added Frosted Lace Stickles to the outer parts of the butterfly's wings and Star Dust Stickles to the inner portions. Then to give it some pop, I used a White Signo pigment pen to the inside of the font on Beauty, pointilized the sections of the dried Frosted Lace, and mounted it on white cardstock.


My daughter upon seeing the card thought it was awesome but it would be even better if it was in her colours so she requested one for herself in blues. 





As I only had the three other colours (Citrus, Clover, and Sailboat), I started with them in a three part ombre set up and then worked with the blending solution and Sailboat to fashion the background. 




As I had some colour still on the applicators after creating the card base, I worked them on an ATC base in Glossy cardstock and used a variety of other Tim Holtz stamps using the same techniques that I had used on the cards.

I would definitely venture some more with the alcohol inks as there are yet more techniques from the lesson to try and I like the bold vibrant look that it creates.

TTFN,


Friday, July 29, 2016

The Great Outdoors - Emerald Creek


It is time for another Emerald Creek Dare! This challenge emcompasses anything that gets you outside during the summer. That means it is open to a lot of interpretation and activities like sports, fishing, camping, gardening, kite flying, hiking, boating, sandcastles, and fireworks, just to name a bunch. If you do it outdoors than you can make a project around it.




For me, summertime outdoor activities, more often than not have some component of water to them. Whether it be swimming, boating/paddleboating, or fishing... surf and sand likely play a part, thus I created a card reflective of that. The card's background was created with a kraft paper that was sprayed with water and then massively crinkled to distress it all up (please note: paper will shrink about 1/2 inch on both sides from your original cut measurements, if using this technique). Personally I love that calming feeling water brings and the feel of sand between my toes. If you look carefully along the exposed distress crinkled kraft paper, you will see what looks like sand but is in fact Antique Gold embossing powder that has been adhered and slightly heat activated but not set.





It has an awesome faux sand look and texture. You will notice that I actually used two colours of emboss powder on the Waterlogged image. I first stamped with VersaMark ink and then applied Candy Brown emboss powder to the logs portion and Antique Gold to the coins bottom portion. I stamped the Carmen compass using Fired Brick Distress ink on a canvas strip to symbolize adventure and the adorable aqua friend turtle brads that round out my scene were coloured using Citrus green alcohol ink and a brown Sharpie marker.

Head on over to the Emerald Creek Dares blog to see my fellow DT members creations and link up your outdoor activity piece. Details can be found here.






Other products used and available in the Emerald Creek Shop:

Distress Mini Inks: Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo


TTFN,


Monday, July 25, 2016

A Smile is Contagious - Magenta + More Than Words

Did you know that Magenta is a sponsor over at More than Words this month? They are providing a $25 US gift certificate to the Magenta Online Boutique to one lucky commenter. Yes, that is correct... all you have to do is check out the More than Words challenge for this month and leave a comment to be in the running to win!

The July challenge has very versatile sketch and the prompt is Smile. I flipped the orientation to the right for my Magenta Style art journal take of it which is up on the Magenta blog today




Supplies: 8 1/2" x 11" 400 Series Watercolour journal (Strathmore), Golden Yellow and Orange Nuances, Smile sentiment stamp, Bubbles stamp, Butterfly stamp, Constellations stencil, Blossoms mask, patterned paper (Magenta), clear emboss powder (Simon Says Stamp), Tangerine glitter emboss powder (Emerald Creek), Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress ink, black Archival ink (Ranger) Cloudy Sky StazOn (Tsukineko), whipped spackle (Faber-Castell), label maker (KandCompany)


I chose items to incorporate into my journal page that I relate to a smile... bubbles that erupt like a smile that builds and bursts out and are so much fun, a galaxy of stars and constellations for the endless shine and joy that a smile can bring, flowers for a smile blooming and sending out sweetness, and sparkly butterflies cause I love them and they spread around their joy wherever they go, plus the cheeriness of orange and yellow that warm you up inside just like the feeling evoked from being on the receiving end of a radiant smile.





I started by clear emboss stamping with the Magenta Smile sentiment and then, wetting the watercolour paper background of my Strathmore 400 Series 8 1/2" x 11" journal with water. Next, I applied Golden Yellow and Orange Nuance and I continued to add colour with a smooshing technique using plastic. Once I was happy with the colour, I attempted to stamp with the Magenta Bubbles stamp with the wet Nuance on the page but then elected to wait for the page to dry and then, I used Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress ink for a clearer image. Next, I stamped Smile some more in Black Archival ink and then stenciled the star Constellation Stencil with Cloudy Sky StazOn. 




I used Whipped Spackle on the Blossoms mask and while it was drying, I heat embossed my favourite Magenta Butterfly stamp on yellow damask patterned paper with Tangerine glitter emboss powder three times and then fussy cut them out. I purposefully had taken a self portrait photo of my mouth smiling, printed it out in Black and White, and then tore it to just the smile dimensions. Once, I adhered it to the page, the title labels and butterflies were the remaining items to be added.





Be sure to head on over to the More than Words July Main Challenge post here to see all the beautiful creations by their DT and comment for a chance to win the Magenta gift certificate.

TTFN,


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Prima Watercolour Day 7 - Life is Sweet

The Day 7 prompt for the Prima 30 Days of Watercolor Challenge  
is Favourite Fruit. This is not an easy one for me. Firstly, because I love so many different fruits and it often depends on the season and their availability. Secondly, the fruit image part and creating it poses a challenge from an art standpoint but I am growing and learning and willing to try.

I chose cherries (one of my three favourite local summer fruits) as I just got my first taste for this year the other day. Yum, yum! I tackled it on a smaller scale... I made an ATC.




I used Strathmore 400 Series paper, Prima 'The Classics' Watercolor Confections (03 Red, 06 Green, 09 Violet, 11 Light Grey), the thinner Prima waterbrush, and both a 01 and 03 fine round watercolour brushes. I finished it off with an older Prima clear stamp sentiment using Archival Black ink.





I have to say that I am over the moon thrilled with how this turned out! I have been learning more about watercolouring over the year... different techniques, types of paper and brushes, getting the hang of page and brush hydration and practicing (mostly loose florals) but this is the first time I have tried something with more realism. I started with a wet-on-wet technique and then was patient and waited for area to dry before I went in and either added more or made adjustments. I really tried to focus on my shading to give them some style and three dimensionalism. I debated about adding some paint splatters at the end cause I do so love splatters but was afraid to wreck what I had surprisingly created. Maybe in the future when I am secure in my ability to be able to consistently paint them. ;)

This project was really a confidence booster. A total bonus to participating in the Prima Watercolour Challenge. Looking forward to taking on some more prompts.

TTFN,


Heat Wave Embossing Galore

This is a sweet ATC made using a resist technique from Day 2 and the masking offset titling technique from Day 3 for the sentiment. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron for the pineapple and then clear embossed each one as I went along. Once they were all finished being embossed, I used a Prima zigzag stencil and Mermaid Lagoon Spray Stain to colour it. Once, sprayed, I lifted off the stencil and then ran a brayer down a section to spread and smear the ink so it would leave a ghost of the pattern but textural interest with the colour.




Supplies: 400 series watercolour paper (Strathmore), foam pineapple stamp (misc.), Tim Holtz Distress ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron), Mermaid Lagoon Distress Stain, black Archival ink (Ranger), clear and white emboss powder (Simon Says Stamp), VersaMark (Tsukineko), stencil and sentiment stamp (Prima), Signo white pen (Mitsubishi Pencil co.), grey marker (Fibracolor), jewels (Offray)


After wiping the excess from the emboss resist pineapples, I left it to dry. Once it was completely dry, I tried the offset title technique. It was a bit tricky but so much easier with the MISTI. The differential was a bit too little so I augmented it with a black uniball pen as well as doodling the border lines. Next, I added highlights and shadows with a white Signo pen and a light grey Fibracolor marker. Lastly, I added a few jewels for the finishing touch.


Next, I made this card using the masking technique from Day 3 for the hearts and tried out a new Cosmo Cricket Swatch Stick. I used a large Heidi Swapp heart stencil and the Ranger Emboss It dabber to dab all the heart images all around my watercolour cardstock. Then, I heat set it with clear emboss powder.




Supplies: 400 series watercolour paper (Strathmore), Julie Comstock Cosmo Cricket Swatch Stick watercolour (Advantus), Heidi Swapp heart stencil (Pink Paislee), clear emboss powder and Painted Thanks die cut (Simon Says Stamp), Emboss It dabber and Sticky embossing powder (Ranger), gold DecoFoil (Therm-o-web)


I really like this pretty pale turquoise-teal colour and as I was doing a resist wash with it, I decided not to go right to the edges but leave a soft border so you can vaguely see the shapes of the remaining hearts along the edges. After it was completely dry, I followed Kristina's steps for the removal of the emboss sections. It worked like a charm! I really liked the remaining matte look to this that it just felt like I had to pair it up with gold.




So I used the sticky emboss technique with gold foil on the Simon Says Stamp Painted Thanks sentiment die cut. I like the distress gold look that it gave to the word and how it all pairs together with the watercolour wash colour of the Swatch Stick. Love it!

Tomorrow is the wrap up day. It has been fun trying out a few more of the techniques from the Online Card Classes' Heat Wave course. I would highly recommend it. It can really boost your embossing game.

TTFN,


Monday, July 18, 2016

ICAD Day 9 - Sending You Sunshine

I like a challenge and if you are wondering, yes, I mean that as a double entendre. 'Challenge', as in a contest where I make something to submit it and 'challenge', as in something of a dilemma that requires creative problem solving. In my last post, I mentioned taking on a bit too much with crafty courses and my own personal 100 ICAD challenge but I am loving them and learning some cool new things (not to mention the spectacular eye candy of fellow participants). Well, as I was pondering my challenge dilemma and building my Day 9 ICAD using the week 6 Summer of Creative Chemistry techniques from Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 , a way to cover them all, started to fall into place.

Using the Tim Holtz Rays stencil, Distress inks, a script stamp from the 'Urban Grunge' stamp set, and two stenciling techniques (Ink Monoprint and Stencil Stamping), I made my Day 9 ICAD.




Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress inks [Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Stain, Wild Honey] (Ranger), Urban Grunge Clear stamp set and Rays stencil (Stampers Anonymous), index card (Staples)


Then, I used that as my background as I built a scene for my shaker card including: heat embossing the cute Magenta Zen Sunflower Bird on watercolour paper and colouring it with Distress inks, heat embossing the Magenta Leafy Branch foliage on acetate, and die cutting the window using the largest die from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die set.




Additional Supplies: Zen Sunflower Bird, Leafy Branch, sentiment stamp (Magenta), Tim Holtz Distress inks[Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo], black Archival ink (Ranger), clear emboss powder, Stitched Rectangle Die, Moonshine Assorted sequins (Simon Says Stamp), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Wild Wasabi green emboss powder (Stampin' Up), cardstock (CTMH)


I finished off my card by adding in the Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Assorted Sequins and tying the whole scene together, I used the Magenta 'Sending You Sunshine' stamp to heat emboss the sentiment.





Whoo hoo! If you were keeping count, that was: one personal artistic growth challenge, two classes' homework pieces, and three Simon Says Stamp challenges. Plus, at the end of it all... one awesome, bright, and cheery card! I love it when it all comes together.

If you want to see what I am referring to as awesome eye-candy, be sure to hover over the various sites mentioned in my checked section to link to them and see. Alternatively, if you search hashtags for #icad2016, #summerofcreativechemistry, #occheatwave, #sssmchallenge, #ssswchallenge, #sssworkitwednesday, you can see all the loveliness that way too.


TTFN,


Friday, July 15, 2016

Live Your Dream With Passion

Nothing like taking on a bit too much at once. I had signed up for Online Card Classes' Heat Wave course at the end of June and thought... How hard can it be doing both Summer of Creative Chemistry and Heat Wave? After all, I am on holidays... I should have time. LOL! I am laughing at myself now for my naivety and so today, I am going out of chronological order and sharing my Day 2 card first.

After watching both Day 1 and Day 2 videos from Heat Wave (hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner), I incorporated two techniques... one from each day (texture paste embossing and non-cardstock embossing) into a card that I had percolating in my mind for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog's Floral and Fauna Challenge.





I heat embossed the flowers with Emerald Creek's Hannukkah blue glitter embossing powder on the burlap texture paste stenciling. Then, I fussy cut it out and sewed it to the wood grain stenciled, Distress Paint resisted, Distress stained and inked background. I stamped the Tim Holtz Perspective sentiment using Black Archival ink onto foil tape and then heated embossed it with Ultra fine Clear emboss powder.




I am quite proud of myself for how that emboss turned out as the "Dream" word was tricky with its' detailing which was why I went with coloured ink and clear powder. I punched the corners with a ticket punch, faux stitched with a Signo white pen, and adhered it with foam tape to the card.




Next, I stamped, fussy cut, and Rock Candy Distress crackle painted the bird. Once it was done crackling, I coloured it with Picket Fence and Vintage Photo Distress stains. Then, when it was dry, I added some glitter glue details and adhered it to the card. To finish off the card, I added some jute twine and jewel details.




Supplies: watercolour paper (Canson), Tim Holtz stamps [Take Flight, Perspectives], Tim Holtz stencils [Woodgrain, Blossom] (Stampers Anonymous), Tim Holtz Distress Paint [Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke, Picket Fence], Distress Stain [Broken China, Picket Fence, Vintage Photo], Distress Ink [Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon], texture paste, foil, Black Archival ink, Clear emboss powder (Ranger), Hannukkah blue glitter embossing powder (Emerald Creek), brown glitter glue (Hampton Art), jute twine and jewels (Dollarama), burlap (misc.)


I am really pleased with how this one turned out. I love the colours and textures. It is shaping up to be one of my all time favourites. I am going to be hard pressed to give this beauty away.


TTFN,