Saturday, 30 March 2013

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - March 2013

Skidding in again by the seat of my pants to complete my March tag. I don't have the bunny die so I found a picture of it on the web and made a stencil which I drew round and cut it out. No tinsel in my stash so, for the rabbit aperture, I used some glitter/alcohol mix that I had left over from the October 2012 tag. The flowers were made from scraps lurking in various corners of my craft room. The grass and banner were cut by hand.

Tim's tag can be found here and this is my version -

Tag Recipe
White card
Bazzill card
Tim Holtz Core'ordinations card
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper
Background paper  - download from
Leaves - Artistic Stamper's Stitchels #ST002 Daisy Dots
Spellbinders Labels four
Flowers - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Provacraft 
Stampendous Crystal Glitter coloured with Aqua alcohol ink
Organza ribbon coloured with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Seam binding coloured with Broken China Distress Stain
Leaves coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and Forest Moss Distress Ink
Words computer generated - Typewriter font


Friday, 29 March 2013

Week 6 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Goodness, week 6 of the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge already! The chosen letter this week is P and yet again I found a virgin stamp I could use. I wanted to give my atc a Victorian boudoir feel about it so I applied Forest Moss Distress Ink to my white card before stamping it with the lace stamp and embossing. The perfume bottle was also stamped with the same Distress Ink and then I washed over it with a little water so that the ink lightly coloured the white areas. I've had the little roses in my stash for years and never found a use for them .... until now.

ATC Recipe
White card
Inks/embossing powder/paints
Distress Inks - Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Wow embossing powder -Little Lou Purple Glitz (regular) WS17R
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Satin Glaze
Perfume bottle -Crafty Individuals - CI-335
Lace - Inkadinkado 
Frame printed from internet
Satin flowers
Fabric leaves 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Week 5 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Yet again thank you to everyone who left me comments last week but family matters are still at the top of the agenda and I haven't been able to look at any of the other entries to the challenge. At least I'm making sure that I find a few moments to take part in this challenge to divert my brain.

Week 5 of the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge and the given letter is M but a little twist has been added - the chosen word has to be between Ma and Me in the dictionary. If you want to see all the details click on the challenge logo on the right. 

I've managed to use yet another virgin stamp on this weeks atc. Only a teeny weeny one but never the less new! It's the postmark on the envelope. I used Dylusions Inks (mainly one which is aptly named Postbox Red) on my background with a quick Cosmic Shimmer spritz over the top. I put a spotty mask over the top and sprayed with water to remove some of the colour but the effect got lost under the postmark stamping.

ATC Recipe
White card
K & Co background papers
Copier paper (90gsm)
Dylusion inks - Postbox Red, Melted Chocolate
Distress inks - Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo
Rangers Archival Coffee
Gold Pen-touch Calligraphy pen
Cosmic Shimmer - Rich Gold
Crafty Individuals
Computer generated words - Typewriter font