Sunday, December 28, 2014

So Much Done Today!

I found the picture of this little boy through Pinterest and as soon as I saw him I thought of this childhood rhyme.  You can find the picture HERE.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Paint Daubers (Peeled Paint and Broken China) to start the background.  I added various stencils using TH Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress Ink.  The wrought Iron fence was done by using an edge stamp and adding lines for the fence using a Pitt pen.  I don't know the name of the stamp because I misplaced the packaging but this is the set below.

Sorry there is a glare on it but you can see the stamp that I used at the very bottom of the set.  I used TH Hanging Sign Die for the sign.  I colored it using Scattered Straw, then went over that lightly with Vintage Photo.  I sprinkled it with water, let it dry and then went over it again with Vintage Photo.  I printed the saying on computer paper, tore it to fit the sign and distressed it the same way I did the sign itself. I used a black Gelato to edge the sign.  I added eyelets to the sign and then did this.....

I put my trinket case back on the shelf and it slid off, hit the floor and spread all my brads. eyelets, buttons, keys, etc. ALL over the floor.  So I swept them up and dumped them back in to be sorted at a later date.  UGH!

Lastly I drew music notes using a Pitt Pen.  I also drew circles at the top of the sign for chains.


 I did the background using TH Scattered Straw, Broken China and Stormy Sky. I used TH Moon and Stars Die and colored them using TH Distress Paint, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.  Then I used TH Splatters stencil, an Embossing Pen and Stampendous Pirate Gold Embossing Powder to add some dimension to the moon.  I also randomly outlined the stars with the embossing pen and used Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.  I drew some dangley lines from the moon to the stars and added some bling stars that I had in my stash.  The sweet little girl was also a Pinterest find,which can be found HERE.  I colorized her using water color crayons, added a paper crown cut from an old Thesaurus.  I managed to cut the word Moony, which I thought fit nicely.  I added some bling to the crown and pearl buttons for the dress.

I am very happy with both pages BUT, I am finding that Little Tommy Tucker is getting gold glitter all over himself because these pages are opposite each other in my journal!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Affirmation Tags!

I have seen a lot of personal affirmations posted on Facebook and Pinterest.  That gave me an idea of how to use some of the tags that I have made while trying new inking techniques.  Below are my first three tags.  This is fantastic because now I have a place to practice techniques, lettering, Zentangling, doodling and collaging on a smaller scale.  I had a lot of fun and can't wait to make more of these.  You could even make a small journal with pockets and add these.

Anyway, for now I am off to babysit my grand kids while another one comes into this world!  So much excitement!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

This page started as a big mess...but it turned out pretty good.

I love how this turned out,especially since I thought I was just going to rip this page out of my journal.  I don't even remember what my first attempt was, but it wasn't good!  So I gessoed the page to start over but then that looked terrible.  So I left it for a while contemplating whether I should give up on it or not.  Then I started playing with my Gelli plate and started thinking, what am I going to do with these beautiful prints. So I started by collaging some torn pieces to the background.

I also used modeling paste through a stencil and when it dried I rubbed over it with Inka Gold.  Then I used one of my Gelli prints and die cut it with the Sizzex Branch w/leaves.

 I used Tim Holts distress paints to color the berries on the branches.

I lightly touched the dauber of each color to the berry until I got the look I wanted. I punched two of the leaf branch die and cut and glued them to make the long stem.

 Then I used these two Martha Stewart edge punches to make the flower trim above the lace and for the leafy stems for the orange flowers.

I used Tim Holtz distress markers to color them.

I made the flowers using TH Tattered Flowers die and TH Tattered Flower Garland dies.  I secured them with a brad.  The butterfly was in my stash.  I made it a while ago.  My sentiment was hand lettered on a card I punched from the tag punch below.  I LOVE this punch and use it ALL the time.

I wrote the word Bliss using my Pitt pens and then I colored the tag by dragging it through Distress ink sprayed with water that I applied to my craft mat.  When it dried, I flicked it with water, stamped it with brown ink and a circle stamp.  I crumpled it up to distress it a little more then went over it with TH Distress Tea Dye and a blending tool so that the wrinkles would show a little better.  I went around the edge with TH Distress Walnut Stain.  I added a ribbon that I rubbed with TH Tea Dye.

The little girl with the bird is a picture I found on the Internet that I colorized using watercolor pencils and a water brush.  I edged the page with TH Tumbled Glass.

All in all, the page was saved and I like it!