Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - January 2013

One minute it was the 1st January and in what seems like a blink of an eye we're at the end of the first month of 2013.

Tim Holtz is continuing the monthly tag challenge this year and here is his January tag. 

The only thing I had in my stash were the Distress Inks and lots of improvisation!
I don't have a clock embossing folder so I stamped and embossed the background with clear embossing powder. The small bolts and washers I found in a tin in the garage obviously being saved for this very day by a kind husband with foresight.

Here's the outcome -

Tag Recipe
Cream card
Clock faces - magazine freebies
Film strip - PaperArtsy HP1005
Alphabet - Studio G
Inks/Paints/Embossing Powder
Distress Inks -  Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky, Walnut Stain,
Distress Stain - Broken China
Stazon - Jet Black
Adirondack Dabbers - Silver, Gold, Pearl, Black
Die Cuts
Tim Holtz die cut cogs and clock hands
Finger pointing hand - image found on web
Sentiment - computer generated
Peg - painted black
Seam binding coloured with Broken China Distress Stain
Permanent black marker
Black fineliner 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Week 1 - V is for........


I'm taking part in the Craft Barn alpha challenge. The challenge will not be in alphabetical order and each new letter will be posted on the Craft Barn blog every two weeks. I'm not sure if taking part in a challenge spread over a year is going to make the year feel it is going far too fast - 2012 slipped away far too quickly without adding a fortnightly challenge!

All the details of the challenge can be found here. I have decided to make a set of ATCs and if possible use techniques that I've seen demonstrated at shows, on blogs or in Craft Stamper magazine.

The first letter of the challenge is "V" and for this background I've used oil pastels. I saw Helen Chilton demonstrating this technique at the Craft Barn's Extravaganza last year.

 ATC Recipe
White linen card
Copier paper for flower
Faber-Castell Oil Pastels - 101, 102, 154
Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Dylusions Ink - Bubblegum Pink
Inka - Gold
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Freebie with Craft Stamper magazine
Dies/Embossing folder
Tim Holtz - Tattered Floral die
Tim Holtz Bubble Wrapping Embossing folder

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Capricorn birthdays

Firstly, Jennie, the Artistic Stamper has these goodies to giveaway to celebrate her birthday.

 The details of this blog candy can be found here.

Our grandson had his fourth birthday on Sunday but my inspiration seemed to disappear with the end of Christmas ( I hope it didn't get packed away with the decorations). I couldn't come up with anything Thomas the Tank Engine related so I used an image and a sentiment that were freebie stamps with craft magazines and a Papermania "four" that I had bought way back in the year especially for this occasion.

Card Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super white, super smooth, printer card
Xerox Colortech+ white card
Scrapbooking paper (possibly K&Co)
Red copier card
Rabbit taking tea - Craft Stamper freebie
Sentiment - Simply Cards & Papercraft freebie
Four - Papermania
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders scalloped die
Detailed silver embossing powder

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Welcome to 2013!

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has visited Avoiding the Duster during 2012 and to those who have left comments, which are much appreciated. I wish you all a very happy, healthy and fun 2013.

My first card, measuring 95mm x 95mm, was quick and simple. A couple of bottle tops used as stamps, a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper and a bit of black organza ribbon. Job done!

This next card took a tad longer and kept me out of mischief cutting out all the flowers. It was a project in the January 2013 Craft Stamper magazine.

Card Recipe
Xerox Colortech+
Tim Holtz Core'dinations orange card
Aqua Bazzill card 
Black card
Adhesive label
Crafty Individuals - CI-237, CI-194, CI-206
PaperArtsy - MN 72, MN11
Diamond stamp by Visible Image
Crackle stamp - maker unknown
Sentiment - Hero Arts C2656
Creative Expressions Honeycomb, Ivy Background
Crafter's Workshop - Mini Circle Explosion
Brilliance - Pearlescent Jade, Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Yellow, Pearlescent Crimson
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Black embossing powder