Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Here's my Christmas card for 2010. I went back to digi scrapping it. Last year's stamped one was too stressful. I like stamping, but not 40 cards all the same right in a row!
Thanks for looking!

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... a Lord Tim of Holtz Technique!

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge use... a Lord Tim of Holtz Technique!

I really like Tim's Rusted Grunge Technique. I used it on the key hole I cut from some grunge paper with the Hardware Findings die.
I made this clock for Jeff for Christmas. I made it more manly by using photos of our dogs instead of flowers to embellish it. The clock hardware was gold and I recolored it with silver alcohol ink to match the other metal on it.

I also finished my trees!!! I was inspired by Lynne's tree:
I used Pine Needles Distress Ink to die the fabric. The "branches" were cut out from the Tattered Leaves die. I had a small piece of green fabric left over from my Halloween costume so some of the branches were cut from that to give a 2 toned color. I really like how they turned out!!
thanks for looking!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 tags of 5

12 tags of 5

I had fun making this tag! I had the metal foliage and some of the inks, otherwise I found some similar items from my stash. The Santa is from Graphics Fairy that I printed onto cardstock. I found the sheet music free online and printed it onto cardstock also.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas

This is my first time following along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas
I'm having so much fun, and learning a lot of new techniques!! Here's my Day 1 Tag:
Day 1
I had some of the stuff Tim used on his tag. I had the distress ink on the tag. I didn't have the house so I made my own and then ran it through the Squares Sizzix Impression Plate to give it texture. I had the Tim Holtz fence die, and covered the grungepaper with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
I didn't have a wreath, so I made one with the leaves from the bird/branch punch from stamping up, added some Christmas Red Stickles and a bow. I cut the "tree" from a bush in my yard, added Star Dust Stickles and some white glitter ink to it. The ribbon is Martha Stewart.

This is my tag for day 2:

Day 2
I didn't have anything Tim used! I used Faded Jeans, Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Broken China distress inks. The ribbon is Martha Stewart. The stamp is the only one I had that had a evergreen branch on it. I like how it turned out.

Here is day 3:
Day 3
I had to improvise on this one too. The branch stamp is a Tim Holtz one, I didn't have the Tree stamp he used. The bird is a punch from Stampin Up. I used Barn Door, Pine Needles, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I used Tim's Tattered Florals Sizzix Die to made my flower. The brad is Stampin Up.
Day 4
Day 4 Tag:
I didn't have the stuff Tim used, but I found some similar items. I used a oval Fragments piece and tried the tutorial he had on his blog today. I used the alcohol inks first, and then stamped the snowflakes with black Stazon. I couldn't get the Stazon to blot off! Tim used Archival Ink, and I didn't have that so I thought I'd try with the Stazon. Oh well, I like how it turned out anyway. I had some Christmas print cardstock that had a Santa on it so I used that. The swirl is a Tim Holtz stamp. I used some Broken China Distress Stickles on the bottom.
Thanks for looking!!