Thursday, April 26, 2012

Faux Patina for the Birds

Well I see that Blogger has changed and some of this is difficult for us "young at heart," but old in brain!  Anyway Linda is taking us on a new inking adventure at this week's CC2C#2 is all about Faux Patina and you can find all the instructions on page 58 of Tim's book!  Angie, a good friend of Linda's, is offering a generous prize for this challenge, so go take a look and join in!
All stamps are from Artistic Outpost and this month their referral program is "For the Birds" and a nice prize is going to go to someone!  I used the stamps from Birds of A Feather and Typography.  This will also take flight over Simon Says Stamp and Show "Your Favorite Word."  Ok, I know there are three words, but it has one meaning!
Now out of respect to Tim, I cannot give out any details about the actual technique, but I can tell you a little about the card.  The brown frame and background was inked with Frayed Burlap, embossed with Tim's need Texture Fades and then highlighted with Opalite Artic Emerald, covered in clear embossing powder and then heat set.  I was looking for a patina look all the way around!  The green "Faux Patina" background was embossed and the I highlighted with Archival Sepia, covered in clear EP and heat set.
I hope everyone is doing well and plans for a great weekend!  Thank you so much for visiting today!

Alcohol Inks:  Pearl, Stream, Bottle, Lettuce
Inks: Archival Coffee, Sepia, Distress Frayed Burlap, Opalite Artic Emerald, Stazon Timber Brown

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Frilly and Funkie is Recyclying!

Anita is hosting the "RePurpose To UpCycle" challenge at Frilly and Funkie and there will be two winners, one for a $15 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique and a favorite pick from the DT to proudly display a winner's badge.  For this challenge, you are to use at least two recycled/repurposed items to create an upcycled project.  Don't forget to mention which items you used!    This challenge runs through Tuesday, May 1st!
My recycled materials is from a cardboard box and netting from a turkey!  I cut the recycled cardboard from a Tim Holtz die and movers and shapers.  I then applied Rock Candy Crackle in several areas.  Also cut a few branches.  Once that dried, I inked with Distress Stains, Old Paper and Vintage Photo and finished with Picket Fence over the crackled areas for a more rustic feel.  I did let this dry between applications.  The Bird and Branch was cut from Shrink Plastic and I colored with alcohol inks using a small paint brush.  On the backside, I added a little extra color with Sharpies.  The plaque was sprayed with Dylusions and then embossed using the current technique from Tim's April 12 Tags of 2012.  Now for his Bird and Branch, he used grungepaper and embossing powders.  I added a little trim from the Vintage Lace die and ran some thread through the holes.  The tag background paper is from Tim's Lost and Found.

Through the end of April there is a 50% off shipping for all orders over $75.00 and always a 15% off on Friday Focus products.

It is always a pleasure when you stop by and visit and I do love your comments!  Have a great day!

Alcohol Inks:  Salmon, Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Latte, Blender Solution
Distress Inks:  Stormy Sky, Frayed Burlap
White Craft Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lady Butterfly

I bought this butterfly stamps some time ago, because I love the design my Inkadinkadoo.  It was not until I took the picture for uploading that I realized the butterfly body is a lovely fairy lady!  The things you may not notice with older eyes!  The Fashionettes  are playing with embossing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and as always, stamps and no digi images.  There is always a prize, so stop over and join in with us and not to mention my DT Sisters always have such inspiring art to share! 
For the big butterfly, I used clear embossing ink and sprinkled my darker embossing powder in the center and then lightly sprinkled the next color and the glitter color last.  After I heat embossed, I colored in some of the open areas with Stampin Up Markers and then gave a spray of Glimmer Mist.  I did use some designer paper, which I seldom use, but added a few butterflies from a foam stamp I made.  I used contrasting colors of rust and blue.  Added some scallops, colored some paper flowers and added a little shrink butterfly!  All in all this was a fairly quick card and I used up some of my hidden stash!!
Lisa's Sketch
We are also sending Lady Butterfly to visit Lisa and her Bloggers Challenge which is a sketch!  It was actually her sketch challenge that gave me the idea on how to present my dry embossed butterfly!  And while on the subject of Butterflies at Our Creative Corner, it is all about the ever changing Butterfly.  When I look at a butterfly, I see the beauty that can arise from change. 
Hope you all are have a great weekend and many thanks for your visit!

Distress Ink:  Broken China, Rusty Hinge
VersaMark Embossing Ink
Stampendous EP:  Garnet, Carnelian, Red Dragon
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold

Friday, April 20, 2012

Grandson Turning the Big #21

Today is Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie and guess who's turn it was to pick a product to showcase?  It is my first time doing any type of tutorial, so please let me know what you think??  Really, I would like to know.  My product of choice is shrink plastic and this along with a few other goodies that Linda so generously decided to discount is 15%  off.  All the details can be found at Frilly and Funkie for the FRIDAY FOCUS on how I did the shrink plastic in the embossing folder below.  There are also a few other items that made it to the magical world of Shrink Plastic, so go have a look!    
For the tag background, I did the faux batik technique from Mr. Tim, lots of distress inking and spritz and flick.  I also made a mini version of the tag to place my shrinky folder on!  This was so much fun and I sure hope my G-son will be thrilled with his 21st B-day tag.  Every time I play with shrink plastic, I am reminded of my blogging friend, Lucy.  This talented blogger is the person responsible for my obsession!  I am also linking this up to Simon Says Stamp and Show for Anything Goes.
Currently there is a 50% off shipping special for all orders over $75.00 and with prices already below MSRP and a 15% off discount on Friday Focus products, so do check out The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to visit!  Have a most wonderful weekend!

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