Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - April 2013

Just in time once again! Lots of substitution this month as I had very  few of the ingredients that Tim used on his tag here. Here is my April tag (not the best of photos, the left hand side of the tag is straight in real life) -

Tag Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth, super white, printer card
Distress Inks - Weathered Wood, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, forest Moss, Evergreen Bough, Walnut Stain, Black Soot 
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Mermaid, Inky Pool
Adirondack dabber - Geld
Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Distress Stains - Broken China, Walnut Stain
Dragonfly Stamp - freebie with a magazine
Ruler - Kanban 8003
Pen - Paper Artsy MN07
Die-cut cog
Spellbinders foil
Sentiment - computer generated - Typewriter font
Seam binding
White embossing powder
Peel-off number four

Friday, 26 April 2013

Week 8 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

I failed this week to find a virgin stamp. That doesn't mean that I have now used all my stamps at least once, far from it, I just didn't seem to have something to fit in with my chosen word. So week 8 brings the letter W with the extra stipulation that the artwork must also include circles. If you want to see all the details of this challenge, click on the Craft Barn logo at the right hand side of this page.

I used a piece of card left over from an earlier project that I'd sprayed with Dylusions. I added some dots by spraying water through masks to remove some colour and stamped the images. I cut the dragonfly's wings from acetate, coloured them with alcohol inks and just attached them in the centre .  

ATC Recipe
White card
Versafine Onyx Black
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Stazon Jet Black
Alcohol Inks
Adirondack - Lettuce, Cranberry, Gold
Pinata - Sunbright Yellow
Pen-touch Gold Calligrapher 
Black fineliner pen
PaperArtsy Squiggly Ink Tops & Tails - SITT3
Postmark - Crafty Individuals
Creative Expressions That Special Touch Large Polka
Crafter's Workshop Mini Circle Explosion

Friday, 12 April 2013

Week 7 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Week 7 of the alpha challenge brought us the letter R to dabble with all things inky. My starting point is always what new stamps have been living in my craft room without a smattering of ink ever touching them. Heike gave me a set of Kanban ruler stamps at last years Cardmaking Paradise meet up at the Craft Barn Extravaganza and this was a great opportunity to use one of them. Thanks Heike.

I'm old enough to remember buying exercise books at Woolworths and that they always had lots of information about weights and measurements and tables printed on the back. These facts and figures used to fascinate me and I found a copy on line from the Beamish Museum which transported me back to the 50's. I extracted the linear measurements from the document for this atc and layered it over a distress ink background stamped with splatters. The ruler was stamped onto a piece of wood veneer and I found my inchworm on the web and coloured with Distress Ink.


ATC Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth super white printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Blue card
Spatters - PaperArtsy  MN72
Ruler - Kanban  - Measurements - A56003
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Versafine - Onyx Black
Wood veneer
Inchworm and measurement table from the web
Definition from my old school dictionary!