Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 May

Hello everyone!

My tag for the Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 May is complete.  What a cool technique Tim shared with us this month.  Creating a resist using his new-ish remnant rubs.  I stuck pretty close to his original design while substituting with the supplies that I have in my stash.  I usually try to create something in the spirit of the technique and design without having to buy new supplies.  This time, I did buy the remnant rubs as I didn't have any.  And that's the point right?  To have the rub ons resist the Distress Stains.

My color palette is a bit darker but am completely pleased with the results.

Here are some closer shots of the tag.  I do adore this dress form stamp.  If you look close you can also see the tape measure/ruler and spool images as well.

One thing that I never get tired of, is coloring the crinkle ribbon with Distress.  It's like magic every time.  Amazing to me how well the ribbon takes the color.  It creates an embellishment that matches your project.  Each-and-every-time.  It's the little things, right?  Ha, ha, ha.

I get a lot of joy from learning new techniques.  So fun to practice on something small like a tag.  Once the skills are learned that same technique can then be applied to other projects.  It's also fun to look back at all the tags I've made so far to see how my skills are improving and how much I have learned.

If you haven't checked out Tim Holtz's monthly tags I encourage you to hop on over to his web site here.  See Tim's inspiration and then scroll down the bottom of the post to see everyone who has made their own version.  This wonderful crafting community is full of amazing, talented people.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank my followers.  I'm now up to 21 public followers, wooo hooo! And there are also others who stop by as well.  Thank You so much for your support and comments.  I appreciate all of you!

Thank You for stopping by.  Happy Creating!

Hugs, Sharon

Monday, May 20, 2013

Gifts for Jim and Cesar

Hello all,

I was honored and excited to spend National Scrapbook Day weekend with Jim, The Gentleman Crafter.  He taught a class and hung out with us at Chico Scrapbooks.  If you aren't familiar with Jim's work check out his blog here.  He is an amazingly talented artist and a genuine good person.

In honor of his visit I wanted to create something special to help he and Cesar remember their visit to Chico.  Check out the wall hangings I made for them.  These are in the patchwork style that I am having a blast creating.

Jim's canvas was created with a combination of Prima Engraver and Tim Holtz French Industrial Papers.  I Steampunked it out a bit with some clock, gears, and industrial texture fades.  Of course I had to include the steampunk guys with the top hats, tee hee.

Cesar got a double canvas featuring flying pigs from Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe.  I made some charms with shrink plastic colored with alcohol inks to dangle from the pig tag.

Thanks guys for the wonderful visit.  Big hugs to you both.

I wasn't the only one giving gifts.  Check out Linda B's blog Craft Junkie here.  She shows off the great apron and needle cases she made as well as some pictures of us with Jim and Cesar.

Wish the visit could have been longer.  Ah well . . . there is always next time.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Journal Pages and Distressed Tags

Good Sunday Evening,

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mom's out there.  Hope you had a wonderful day.  Thank You for all the love, hugs, encouragement, and guidance you provide.  Miss you everyday Mom!  Always feel you by my side, as it has always been.

Wanted to share some of the projects I worked on during the big National Scrapbook Day event.  What a great weekend we all had at Chico Scrapbooks.  Big thanks to Jodie, Steph, and Barb for putting on such a fun event.  So much creativity, encouragement, laughter, and joy!  Big hugs and thanks to Jim Hankins, The Gentleman Crafter, and Cesar for the wonderful class.  Check out Jim's blog posts on Chico and the weekend here and here and here.  Lots of photos of the good times.  I also encourage you to check out the Chico Scrapbooks page on Facebook.  Jodie has lots of photos and great information about the store.

While a good part of Saturday was the Quote Wallet class with Jim this was a full weekend event.  I brought my journal, some tags, distress inks and paints, and some mixed media supplies to just spend some time playing.

This journal page was created with a background of distress paints-peeled paint, broken china, salty ocean, and forest moss.  The circles were created by pouncing the paint bottle gently down on the page.   I stamped the dragonfly, words, and mixed media circles with archival inks.  Using a white pigment pen I doodled to add some interest.


This page is Hero Arts meets Distress.  Distress paints for the background.  Hero Arts stamps with archival ink.  Flowers colored with Distress markers.  And then white pen for the doodling.  I am amazed and delighted about how the white pen really makes the page pop.  This is my new favorite technique.  These colors just make me happy.

I also created some backgrounds on tags using Tim Holtz wrinkle free distress technique.  Distress Inks included Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Broken China, and Worn Lipstick.  I also used the blending tool to fill in and give a shadow to the edges.  Then I stamped various backgrounds and images and sentiments.  Finished each off with some more white pen doodling and a pretty ribbon. These are the four that I had left.  I gave several away as thank you's at the event.

It was so fun to just play with my inks and stamps.  And of course my white pen, lol.

I am working on several projects, and have several more in mind which is pretty normal for me, ha, ha. Will share as soon as I have some completed.

Thanks for stopping by.  I do so enjoy your comments and feedback.  Have a great week ahead.  Happy Crafting.

Hugs,  Sharon

Sunday, May 5, 2013

National Scrapbook Weekend

Good Morning!

Have been having the best time this weekend at Chico Scrapbooks for National Scrapbook Day. Been so busy I haven't stopped to blog about it. Thought while it was quiet this morning I would share a few pics.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Good Morning! Start of a Wonderful Weekend!

Good Morning! Such an exciting weekend ahead. Spending the weekend at Chico Scrapbooks with The Gentleman Crafter for National Scrapbook Day. So excited!

Trying to see if I can download pictures from my phone. So if this shows up its a pic of some of my roses out front.

Look for updates this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Creating.

Hugs, Sharon