Miscellaneous

Silly Monsters

October 4, 2017

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So I bought the Tim Holtz Silly Monsters dies and was wondering what to do with it.

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I began by using Distress Oxide Inks on half sheets of Ranger’s mixed media paper. My color choices were fired brick, peeled paint, spiced marmalade, salty ocean and wilted violet. I just rubbed the ink on the paper and sprayed with water to get a nice oxide effect.

Next, I cut out all five monsters from each sheet. That gave me a nice assortment of monsters and some paper leftover to make some small tags.

I decided to add some Tessler pearl paper to the back openings of the monster’s eyes and mouths. I bought this paper at Scrapbook Expo a year ago.

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The next step was to add mini google eyes. Love those eyes – a perfect finishing touch!

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For the tags, I used a saying from an old (2012) Darcie Halloween set.

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To add a little more of the pearl paper, I stamped and die cut a bat and the word “boo!” from the new Elizabeth Craft Halloween stamp and die set using Stazon black ink.

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The finished cards look like this:

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PS. The card background is another old background stamp, not sure who made it, that I stamped with Versamark ink on black card stock and then covered with Perfect Pearls for a nice shimmer.

I really think these cards are pretty fun! Happy Halloween! And Boo- Yah!

 

 

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January 2016 tag

January 2, 2016

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Feeling really on top of things to have already made my version of Tim’s January 2016 tag. Since I’m planning on doing some traveling later this year, the compass was a good image choice for me. So fun to revisit some old techniques (chalkboard and industrious metal).

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6 Things at 6 Months

September 16, 2015

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It’s been awhile since I posted here. Working has definitely put a crimp in my free time.

I have been busy with a number of artful things. And I thought I’d share a layout I completed lately.

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6 Things at 6 Months was super fun to do, since I used some Tim Holtz Distress products and you all know how much I enjoy all things distress.

I started by selecting 6 photos of Eva at 6 months. Then I colored 6 tags to match those photos using these Distress paints:

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It was the usual technique – squeeze some paint on the craft sheet, mist with a little water, then drag the tag through. Dry and add some Distress ink with an applicator. In this case I used the same color of ink as I had used paint except for the spun sugar and the fired brick; I used a little antique linen distress stain on those to give it a bit of brown goodness. And while you have the inks out, go ahead and color some linen ribbon to match so you will be all ready when you go to add the tags to your background.

Next step was to work on the background papers. Using 12×12 white, I grabbed Distress markers in the same 6 colors as the tags and wrote “6 months” in large script, repeating as I went across the 2 pages and just writing until I got to the bottom. In other words, I filled up the pages. Then I misted them with water so the ink would “react.” So cool. Love this look:

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Here’s how it looked with the tags on the background before I added photos:

IMG_4441Finally I added photos and typed up some journaling for each photo. Love all these stories about Eva at 6 months. Most of the writing came from the monthly post that Allison had written.

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Putting this together at 14 months, it truly is wonderful to think about some of those details. And I know I would have forgotten a lot of them if  they had not been recorded at the time. And consider that multiplied by years. How much would I remember by the time Eva is 14 years old?

 

So enjoy the artistic process AND tell your stories!

 

Marjorie

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My version of Tim’s May 2015 tag.  Mine is pretty similar except instead of rolling those flowers I painted the new Heirloom Roses from his Ideology line using Aged Mahogany, Fired brick and Barn Door distress paints.

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