Thursday, November 27, 2014

Birds of A Feather

The current challenge at A Vintage Journey is "Birds of A Feather," chosen by the lovely Chris. The challenge will run two weeks and for more Tim inspiration my fabulous DT sisters have so much to share. There is also a store voucher for some lucky winner from Country View Crafts, so come on and join in.
Tim inspiration and style does not mean you cannot use other stamps or products and my stamps of choice were I Brake For Stamps from a few collections. Obviously I went with the birds! I inked by backgrounds first using, Shabby Shutters, Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Fired Brick and then the images were stamped using Archival Sepia. It took a little time to fussy cut the bird postage!!! The leaf matter was water colored using Shabby Shutters. I wanted just a touch of color.
The card background panel is from Tim's lovely Wallflower paper and I trimmed and shaded around the edges and inked a little Fired Brick through the Latticework stencil. A few little rubs and some metal wings treated with Treasure Gold Indigo and White Fire and we are off!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful week. For those in the USA, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the USA and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and Happy Day to everyone else! There is always so much to be thankful for and one thing I am thankful for is all of you! Truly I wish you all an abundance of health, happiness and love in your lives!
I decided to combine Artistic Outpost stamps from Home and Route 66 for my Thanksgiving card. And so you know, Artistic Outpost is having a really nice sale of 20% off and free shipping for all US orders over $25.00. Check it out HERE.
So many people are traveling over Thanksgiving to visit family or friends and that was the inspiration behind my card, which fits into a size 10 envelope.
The background is the map from Route 66, which was stamped randomly using Watering Can Archival on paper that was inked with Old Paper, Antique Linen and then shaded with Vintage Photo, Black Walnut and a little Black Soot.
Other inks used for the remaining images were Stazon Olive and Archival Sepia. The background were inked and shaded as above. There are only a few days left to join in the November "Show us you AO Art," so hurry up.
Love that old truck bringing it home!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tim's November Tag

Hope you all are doing well. I have not been blogging as often or in my craft room with my hubby having time off, but did get in a little time for Tim's November tag.
For the most part, I followed the technique guidelines with a few changes. Not having the new die or embossing folder, I cut three mover and shaper leaves in the corrugated cardboard and shaded a little around the leaves in black for definition.
I did use one of Tim's stamps for veining and thought that worked pretty well. The key was inked over slightly with Black Stazon, stained my tie and mounted all on black.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I will be catching up really soon. My hubby is doing much better and will be back to work next week for a few days and then Thanksgiving here, so a long weekend will be so great! WooHoo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CC#3C - Cabinet Card Pocket

Happy Veteran's Day to all of you who serve or have family members who do or have! We owe so much to those that keep us safe and enjoying our many freedoms! On the subject, I had more free time to play around in the dungeon and worked those gorgeous Artist Outpost stamps into the current Compendium of Curiosities III, found on page 38, "Cabinet Card Pocket." Linda and the CC sure have some amazing artwork up for inspiration and this go around Inspiration Emporium is the sponsor of a $50 store gift voucher and again you can win something sweet from Tim and Mario! Here we go and this time we can share the details as this is more about the product and not a technique.
For my cabinet card pocket, I applied clear embossing ink over the crocodile stencil and used Distress vintage photo EP and matted this on red and distressed the edges. All was mounted on a piece of Tim's paper. My sweet young lady from Generation Redux was stamped in Coffee Archival over some Blooming Garden paper from ODBD, which I had did a white paint wash over the area where the image would be stamped. The November "Show us you AO Art" challenge has started, so hope you will join in!
I colored the rose with Watermelon and Lettuce alcohol inks and added a word band tied with a dyed silk ribbon. 
Now working the cabinet card, gave me the idea to also enclose a secret little inspirational tag for my Granddaughter's 21st birthday, which easily pulls out and has a little secret hiding spot!
The sentiment is from Chalkboard Wisdom and a favorite of mine and I think just the right words for a 21 year-old! For a little extra background interest, I sued stamps from Ephemera Backgrounds and Whimsical Melange.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Enjoy The Beauty

Hope you all are doing well today! I am sharing this as part of my DT time over at Artistic Outpost, so for all the details, please hop over there for a visit. This is also the start of a new month and that means a new "Show us your AO Art" challenge as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CC#3C - Colored Crackle

I was not sure if I would be able to play along with this round of the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge, but my hubby's surgery went pretty well and I spent some time yesterday and today playing in my dungeon! Actually I think he was kind of happy to have me not watch over him every second! Linda and the CC have us opening Tim's book to page 53 and we are coloring crackle for challenge #14! The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the lovely sponsor this time around and there is always the CC choice to win a fabulous package from Tim and Mario, so that is pretty nice!
I can't tell you about the "Colored Crackle," but I can tell you that I used lots of movers and shapers and the Carved Ornaments and the Tattered Poinsettia die for the larger green leaf and my colors of choice were Antique Linen, Antiqued Bronze, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphire.
The first tag background was cut from Tim's Seasonal paper and then I masked and inked over the stencil using Fired Brick and Peeled Paint. Added the painted "25" and finished off with a word band.
The second larger tag was inked with Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain, flicked with water and then when dry flicked with white paint.
Using a stencil I applied the white paste and let the colors that bled through remain. I really liked the look. Added some Stickle ornaments.
As you can see I had a little fun making these "Colored Crackle" ornaments and the remaining two will be tag or card bound as well when I have a little more time, but before Christmas!
Thank you for stopping by and I will be finding the time to visit all of you and catching up.

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