Spring Fuzzy Fun "toys"... I love that Springtime Texture Fade set, it's got three borders ( tall grass, butterflies and scrollwork). For these tags I used the fancy floral background and the tall grass border. For the rabbit I used the Mini Bunny & Bow Set. I did not have #5 kraft tags so I hand cut some from kraft cardstock. I had only planned to make one but it was so fun I made four!
I used waterfall, lime green , fruit punch, and milled lavender stickles on the bows. I colorized the ribbon with spun sugar, milled lavendar, shabby shutters and tumbled glass distressing inks, to coordinate with the bows. Instead of printing "happy easter" as Tim did I used part of one of my stamps.
CHILDREN being dedicated at RLF Sunday March 25, 2012
" And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you lie down and when you rise. " Deuteronomy 6: 6-7 (NKJ)
" And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. " Ephesians 6:4 (NKJ)
We had several families dedicate their children today at church it was an awesome time. I forgot to take my glasses out before the pastor started and I could not see the controls on my camera, I wanted to store the pics and go back and put the names in because I knew I would forget all their names so I tried to do them as they went along (sorry for the long post ... told you I'm still learning ...lol ).
Who knew Sizzix would be asking my question... where in the world is my Vagabond? So funny it has it's own space in my craft room, BUT that's not where it was today ...LOL ! I was working on my craft room ( I'm STILL trying to get it set -up since the remodel), today when my sister came by . She was surprised I had not sent in a photo yet. " I can't send in a photo like this" was my reply, to which she replied ... "You can be looking for it..." ( as she looked around the "Queendom").
Some how amidst my busy schedule of blog hops, card making, challenges, choir recording, and the normal household chores I just can't seem to get my room set-up ! But this week my goal was to make a "dent" in that room.
Wow ... FOUND IT !! Who would have thought to look in the laundry basket ?? Okay, back to business at hand... let's get those boxes unpacked. Oh, do come back some time in the future to see my room... I'll try to remember to let you know when it's finished! If I can stay away from the computer for a little bit ... I just might get it done !!
Grungy Monday Challenge 39
Linda over at www.studioL3.com says this is the last Grungy Monday Challenge for a while so I had to try this one, who knows I might be the lucky winner of a shopping spree with their sponsors at www.SimonSaysStamp.com, they got some of Tim's new stuff ! Go check them out.
Okay back to my project....
This weeks challenge was using Tim Holtz's alcohol ink plaid technique from 2009 12Tags of Christmas. (http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/12/12-tags-of-christmas-3.html.). I remember doing this one, but had to try several times to get it right, well this time it only took one try, I GOT IT ! I chose pool, sunset orange, sunshine yellow, willow, cloudy blue and shell pink alcohol inks for my project. Since it's close to spring I thought this would make a pretty palette. I stamped it with my fabulous flourish and sentiment from stuff to say (Tim stuff you know...), and a bird stamp from my stash. I used wild honey and vintage photo distressing ink around the edges. In honor of craft month I dug out some of my old supplies, I found this textured impressions from sizzix, decided to emboss a piece of coredinations, love the result decided to play with it, sanded it
and lightly distressed with bundled sage distressing ink. Then I got the bright idea to fussy cut... actually turned into fussy tear, is there such a term? Oh well I liked the look (it's playtime, what can I say). I spritzed it with biscotti perfect pearls mist... interesting. Next I colorized some paper flowers from my Michael's dollar bin finds, with wild honey distressing ink and added some diamond stickles ooh pretty. Okay it need ribbon, not just any ribbon, I colorized the ribbon with crushed olive distressing ink , gave it nice color to compliment the yellowish green in the plaid I added some twigs of burlap and some tiny yellow bling! That was fun ...back to work now !
Close-up of fussy tear, sanding and distressing (above) . Flowers, ribbon and burlap twigs (below).
A fun challenge from Inspiration Journal this month. The challenge was to create a monochromatic ... Make it mostly green. I cut a tag from News Word, a Recollections paper,I used my distressing tool to distress the edges, then I used vintage photo distressing ink followed by peeled paint distress ink on the edges. I stamped "post card" with peeled paint distressing ink and them embossed it with peeled paint distress embossing powder. When it dried I spritzed the entire tag with sour apple perfect pearl mist. . I Used regal crest die to cut leaves and crest, stamped crest with leprechaun using pine needle distressing ink, embellished the shamrock with green stickles, I distressed the edges with peeled paint distressing ink. Next I stamped a calendar with shabby shutters distressing ink and inked the edges using pine needles distressing ink. I punched the flowers using various punches ( EK Success and Marvy), embellished them using, pine needledistressing ink and lime green and green stickles, added green bling. I misted the entire tag with heirloom gold perfect pearls mist, colorized the ribbon with peeled paint distressing ink and added green embroidery floss. Final touches I added a green safety pin and shamrocks.
I was inspired by the Tag Stravaganza Week at Graphic 45 to make this tag from recycled packing from Graphic 45 Flower Staples. I used tags from Times Nouveau Collection and various other scraps from Graphic 45.
WOW ... for this months challenge Tim Holtz did an awesome tag using a mini paper mosaic technique. I had to try this. Check out Tim's tag at http://www.timholtz.typepad.com/.
I did not have a wood grain stamp so I used my wood grain texture fade on the Kraft tag then used walnut stain and vintage photo distressing inks. Because I wanted my stamped text to stand out, I stamped it on a Kraft scrap and tore the edges, and then distressed the edges with vintage photo and walnut stain. I LIKE !
I was disappointed I did not have the cement embossing powder so I picked old paper embossing powder ... love the results looks like real grout. That mosaic technique was fun to do. I used weathered wood distressing ink to colorize my ribbon and ... tada !!
I was very pleased with the results... that was my first experience with paper mosaic, it will not be my last , you gotta try it ! Well that's it for now.
In honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday I wanted to share a Centerpiece Album I made a couple of years ago. I first saw this centerpiece album on a Kodak site. It is the coolest little album, and I used this design Many times with various themes. Unfortunately I don't remember who made the Dr. Seuss paper at that time but I thought it was so fun. Hope you enjoy viewing it.
I used an overlay for the front and back cover.
The entire album was embellished with cute Dr. Seuss stickers. In the pockets I made bookmarks of the various characters.
I like my Thing One and Thing Two bookmarks. The back pocket actually has a reading list. I thought this would be a neat project for the children's reading club.