Friday, 30 March 2012

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - March

Well I'm keeping up with Tim's tags. OK, it is only the second month and I've only just got this month's done by the skin of my teeth before March departs.

Like the first tag I didn't have all the items so improvisation had to come to the fore again including using some wood grain embossed cardstock  and swiping Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the top to emphasise the grain.

Tag Recipe
Wood grain embossed card stock
Anna Marie white smooth card
Scrap booking paper offcuts
Alcohol ink - Rust (Ranger), Burro Brown (Jacquard Pinata )
Versafine Onyx Black
Distress embossing powder - Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Collection Good Thoughts CMS085
Spellbinders butterflies
Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals
Woodware flower punch
Seam Binding (The Ribbon Girl)
Double sided adhesive  paper
Glossy Accents

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Watering Can Template from Cardmaking Paradise

Not content with stealing February, the month thief has now stolen March as well!

I used the watering can template from Cardmaking Paradise to make a Mothering Sunday card. This template can be dressed up to the nines or embellished with restraint. 

The base card was a peachy colour with a sheen and the edges distressed with Distress Ink but the photo isn't faithful in this respect. The paper roses (cue for a song!) were made using a punch and a recycled envelope.

Card Recipe 
Peachy coloured card with sheen
Green Tim Holtz ColorCore cardstock
Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick
Paper flowers -  recycled envelope
Marianne bird on a Branch die cut
Flat backed pearl

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