At Simon Says this week the theme is hats. I decided to take an old hair band and create a variation on a hat – a fascinator. These are hair accessories, usually clips or pins with feathers, flowers, or lace, and are very popular at the moment. They have actually been around since the 18th century, when large feathered and beaded hair accessories were the height of fashion. Funnily enough, a “fascinator” initially meant a lacy, fancy head covering for ladies to wear with their evening clothes. Ok, education over, here is my take on Simon Says hat theme….I used grunge paper, a old hair band covered in ribbon, pearl paint dabber, flowers, old paper distress ink, feathers….
I am quite happy with the result, especially since it started off like this….
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend folk!!
Day 6 already, time flies!! Tim’s tag for today can be seen here. It goes without saying that I had none of the materials Tim used. I did have a snowflake embossing folder which I inked up to give me a coloured background and white snowflakes. The snowman is what I was left with after using him as a mask for Day 4′s tag. How cool is that, all I did to him was add a scarf, some trim on his hat and a Christmas sentiment to him and he was done! Love it I copied Tims use of tissue tape for the banner at the bottom, and boy this one was much easier than the tissue tape flower!!
I left this one quite simple as I like the clean crisp look of it!
What are people planning on doing with their 12 tags when they are done? Turn them into a mini? A wall hanging? I would love to hear peoples ideas. I am thinking of using mine as decorations on my smaller Christmas tree in my porch – I can at least hide the ones I dont like at the back of the tree ;p
Tags: challenge, christmas, craft, die, distress ink, embossing, ink, snowman, stamp, tag, tim holtz, tissue tape
This is my entry for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. The challenge is to ‘Show your Grunge’. I had just gotten this wooden letter J in TK Max to alter and I decided it would be prefect for this challenge. Its for my husband so that fact that it was going to be all grungy and old looking suited perfectly! (Hope he doesn’t read that!) I painted the letter brown first (it was a rather shocking pink!), then added a layer of crackle medium, then painted over this with a coat of ivory paint. When this was all dry I added some 7 gypsies paper, sanded it, added some Tim Holtz pits and pieces – key hole, key, type charm, door knob to hang the key and charm off of etc. There was also lots of distress ink, stickles, tissue tape and Tim Holtz stamps used. Hopefully the hubby will like it! I have included a few more pics below for close up details. Thanks for stopping by:)
Told you it was very pink!!
Much better on the eyes, no need for sunglasses any more!
Top close up..
I love tissue tape!
Back view close up. The little J is crackled but didnt show up very well in the picture!
If you got down this far then thanks so much for looking, and I hope you enjoyed!!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects, people
Tags: challenge, craft, distress, flower, grunge, husband, ink, old, stamp, tim holtz
I made this simple little card for the challenge over at Cards for Men where the theme is Transport. I used some Kraft card stock for the base and to stamp the images on. I stamped the background with a script stamp and then used my Tim Holtz stamps on top. I have been wanting to use the car stamp since I got the set! I also stamped the tickets on to a scrap of the card stock. Its a large border stamp, but I just cut two tickets out of it and adhered them with the paper clip. The backing paper is a piece from my new 7 gypsies paper stack and I embossed it with my swiss dots embossing folder.. I tied a bit of twine on the left of the card and rounded most of the corners. I do love my corner rounder!!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, people, tim holtz
Tags: 7 gypsies, cards for men, classic car, corner rounder, emboss, ford, ink, stamp, tim holtz stamps, transport
Simon Says Stamp and Show are having a huge blog hop challenge this week. There is the most amazing prize of a $100 store voucher up for grabs! Plus there is hop candy on offer on all of the blogs you visit on the hop!! Part of the blog hop challenge is to create something holiday themed – Christmas, Thanksgiving or Halloween. Im not a big Christmas person, im not American, but I do like scary things so I went with the Halloween option!
I used the Tim Holtz brickwork texture fade and inked it up with barn door distress ink with a bid of frayed burlap over it. I stamped the images in black using my new TH stamps. I then used my new label maker to make the sentiments. They are all grunged up with red and brown ink, but that didnt photograph very well. I dont have anything Halloween themed in my stash so this was the best I could come up with. Thanks for looking
I made this following the sketch over at Cardz n Scrapz. I recently got a pack of Kraft card stock from them and I think its my new favourite card stock!! The stamp is also new, my dh treated me to a few wooden stamps at our local shopping centre I wasn’t too happy with it when I first used it. I think it would be better if I had some copics or something to colour it with. However after dabbing some sage distress ink over the leaves I think I am a bit happier with it. The flower is from Timi - a result of our flower swap. I am also going to enter this over at Paper Play challenges, the theme is anything goes!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects, people
Tags: card stock, craft, flower, husband, ink, kraft, kraft paper, leaves, stamp, swap, treat, wooden stamp
No time for crafting tonight, had to go visit a friend and her sister and her sisters kiddies. They live in Antigua and are only home for a few weeks. Only spent about a hour playing with the kids and boy im wrecked!! Anyway this is a thank you tag I made for Timi after she sent me lots and lots of lovely die cuts. Thank you again Timi
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, people
Tags: antigua, die, die cut, ink, kids, tag, thank you, tim holtz, timi
This is the card I made my dad for his birthday today. He loves motorbikes so the image (a free digi from Bird’s Cards) was just perfect. I used my new favourite tool, my corner punch, my 2nd new favourite tool, my Tim Holtz texture fades, and my new favourite technique – painting with distress inks. I love the effect painting with distress inks gives to the image, plus its so much easier than getting paints out all the time!
Categories: abstract, crafts, Food, Nature, Objects, people, vehicles
Tags: birthday, card, dad, distress, favourite, ink, motorbike, painting, technique, texture fades, tim holtz, tool
This was made following the layout over at Clean and Simple. I used Bazil blue card stock as the base and repeatedly stamped a paisley print image onto white card. I photo matted this onto black paper. Added a sentiment using foam dots to pop it up, I dont know if that shows in the photo. About 15mins and very inky fingers (and desk?!) later and it was done. I do love clean and simple cards!!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects
Tags: card making, cards, challenge, clean, craft, fingers, foam, ink, layout, mat, paisley, photo, sentiment, simple