Monday, May 12, 2014

A tisket, a tasket a little yellow basket...

 I found a fun challenge by browsing my latest crush at Layers of Ink . It's scenic stamping. I have always wanted to use my stamps in this way and combined quite a few stamps in my creating.
 The background started out as Tim Holtz's April tag and was rejected. I had used a mustard seed paint and it went lime green. The tissue tape is there...... I was trying to figure out how to resurrect it when inspiration hit and I stenciled over it with embossing paste and a tim holtz lattice stencil. I then used my purple tim holtz distress paint because I wanted to see what colour of purple it was :P, I mean the piece was already rejected, so why not?
But I liked it!

I had a random piece of white cardstock sitting on my desk that I trimmed to fit into this new window frame die I HAD to have, leaving the frameworks dies  on the counter at the funkie junkie. Silly me :(

I distress crackle painted the window frame to look like an old farmhouse window, popped up the window box and set a hyacinth blossom on the ledge. I love that bicycle stamp, its close to my heart. A bunch of the stamps are from an older company, firecracker stamps. I used old Close to My heart markers for colouring.
I made it for an artistic friend of mine that just retired. I'm nervous sharing because she is talented, lol. I do like the way my castoffs came together and cleared my desk. I am entering this into the challenge for scenic stamping at Craft a Scene and the words challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

Monday, May 5, 2014

No Frameworks Here - Improvize

I started to make Tims tag in April, of course I didn't get it posted in time and I never followed it that closely anyway. So the background is distress paint/ink and tissue tape and I evolved from there. I found this gorgeous blog from a link on , and wanted to try her technique for the frameworks. I don't own any frameworks die's yet, Linda! Its on my list ;) I encourage you to look at the Layers of Ink blog and try this technique on your own, she explains it so well.

I made two cards, because it was so much fun :D. You just slather a good layer of embossing paste on the page and push your die cuts into it until the paste pushes up around the edges, add a few stamps and rub ons and WOW! Most of the embelllishments/stamps/ and paste are from Linda's fabulous shop at , some are from my ''I must use what I have" stash that I am trying to whittle down.