Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 September

Happy Thursday!

Another Tim tag to show you.  I missed creating the August tag so I wanted to make sure I got back in the saddle and tried the September tag.

You can make your own version.  Check out Tim's Blog for all the instructions and step by step photos.  I encourage you to try if you haven't yet.  It's loads of fun and I always learn something new.

Tim's tag was based on layering using his new stencils.  Well, I don't have any of the stencils yet.  Yet. I do however have a stash of stencils that I use for art journaling and other projects.  I always try to create my version using supplies I already own.  That's part of the challenge.

I did stick pretty close to the layout of Tim's inspiration tag.  The Distress Stains I used were iced spruce, broken china, shaded lilac, and antiqued bronze.

Here you can see the stars created with flexible modeling paste and some of the layers created with the stencils.  The round tag was created with a key tag, a alpha stamp and some glossy accents.

Love how the crinkle ribbon turned out with the matching pattern from a stencil.

Another view of the completed tag.

Supplies Used:

Ranger Inkssentials #8 Manila Tag
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon, chitchat
Tim Holtz Distress Stains:  iced spruce, broken china, shaded lilac, antiqued bronze
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  vintage photo, black soot
Tim Holtz Distress Paint:  picket fence
Ranger Archival Ink:  jet black
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Papillon Stamp Set CMS106
Crafters Workshop Stencils:  Mini Capricious, Mini Tile Texture
Prima Stencil:  Donna Downy Studios Poppies and Peonies
From my stash:  letter and number stencil, key tag, and metal ruler

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope this inspires you to try your own tags.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Door

Hello, thank you for joining me.  Today I have a birthday card I created using the new Bo Bunny, The Avenues.  This is a fun, versatile collection.  Check it out here at the Bo Bunny website.

When I saw The Avenues Doors paper I knew I wanted to create a functioning door with it.  The card base is created with The Avenues Song Bird.   Love the text.

I kept the inside of the card simple.  I used one half of another one of the doors from the Doors paper.

The Happy Birthday greeting is on the front . . . which you can see when you flip the game spinner to open the doors.

To reveal our steampunk guy holding the birthday sign.

The steampunk image is from a Tim Holtz stamp set stamped on Ranger watercolor paper.  I colored his face, hands, and tie.  The etc is a little snippet I had left over from Graphic 45 Typography.  The sentiments are Tim Holtz stamps as well.

Here are some detail shots. 

The door "knobs" are brads and the closure is an Idea-ology game spinner.

Above the door is a die cut from Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Pediments.

This Happy Birthday door was so fun to make.  Lots of possibilities for surprises behind these doors.

Supplies used:

Bo Bunny The Avenues Collection:  Courtyard, Doors, Song Bird
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps:  Simple Sayings, Stuff to Say, Paris Memoir
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die:  Pediments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology:  game spinner and brad
Distress markers and inks
Ranger Archival Ink

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon