Sunday, November 28, 2010

Distress Ink Clock & Christmas Trees

This week for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge ...  Distress Inks! For my project, I made a clock example for the stamp camp I'm teaching next week.
I made some of the grunge paper roses that Lynne is famous for:
I used Tim Holtz's Distress ink Mulled Lavender, and 2 other inks by Stampin Up.  I also used Distress
Ink Old Paper and Vintage Photo on the clock face.

I also was inspired by Lynne's Christmas Tree and made 2 small ones for a couple of my friends.

Hats off to Lynne, I didn't realize how time consuming this project would be!! I still have to finish my tree! I also used the Tattered Florals die to cut the "branches". It took 42 flowers for each tree! AH! My BigShot got a work out on this project! I cheated and didn't color the fabric, I had some left over green fabric. Now I'm out and I still need to cut another 42 more, so I will be coloring those "branches" with Pine Needles Distress Ink. I'll post a photo later when I finish. I really like how they turned out so it was worth all the cutting! I gave them to my friends today and they liked them too!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Grunge Paper Bookmark

I made this bookmark for my sister in law's birthday. She also loves to read. I'm entering the bookmark in this week Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge... Whatever Makes you Happy!  Reading and making things for family and friends makes me happy, so I figure it fits!
I used grunge paper to make the bookmark. It's rather durable so it'll last a bit. I first sprayed the grunge paper with Tattered Angels Glitter Mist in Cosmos and Vintage Pink. The quote stamp is by Tim Holtz and the flower swirl is from Stampin Up. Jill's favorite color is pink so I tied it all in with the pink ribbon on top.
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Something Shabby!

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Something Shabby!
I made a journal cover. I've been wanting to do this for sometime now and this was the motivation!
I had a fun time making this! I used so much stuff! I made the flowers from old book pages cut out by Tim Holtz's AWESOME tattered florals and tattered leaves dies. The scallop punch is from Stampin Up. The journal lock is from Zutter. The top cardstock is by Studio Gypsy over at Scrapbook -the kit is called Change of Heart. The bottom card stock is from  Die Cuts with a View Mariposa Stack.
I used Tim Holtz's Altered Metal with Paint technique on the book plate to get a shabby look.

Thanks for looking!