Wednesday, 17 August 2011


The Sunday Stampers title this week I decided I'd take literally and find as many white shades and textures as possible... and believe me there are lots! It was quite a challenge to make something all white without it being boring and I made several versions before I was happy with this.

I ran a piece of gloss card through the Tim Holtz cogs and gears embossing folder then lightly, in a few places, added some Pumice Stone Distressed  ink. I also used the Pumice Stone to stamp on a couple of the letters and corner pieces of card and Bazzil. The photo doesn't show up some of the different things I did to the letters but I used Glossy Accents, Smooch Ink and paint on them.
The Tim Holtz embellishments I painted with white Gesso and then added white seed beads and glass bead gel to two of the cogs.

Thanks to Sunday Stampers for the challenge. Can't wait till next Sunday!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Tim Holtz Technique

Simon Says A Tim Holtz Technique this week so , like everybody else, I suppose it was a case of which one.
I don't do many alcohol inky things ( probably because I don't have many inks! ) so I thought I'd do this to make a change for me.

I know Tim uses a can of compressed air but I had to make do with a trusty straw. I have three blues...Denim,Cloudy Blue & Sail Boat Blue (Blue's my favourite colour can you tell!! ) then I added Butterscotch.

I used the words from the Stampers Anonymous " Good Thoughts " and the splatter butterfly from "Urban Chic". After stamping the butterfly directly onto the background with Stazon, I then stamped & cut out a couple more to sit on top.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Wish ( You were here )

This is a perfect word for Sunday Stampers this week. With both girls in Europe I took inspiration from a post card ( not that we've had one from them! ). It seems these days not many people send them.We've just had e-mails but I suppose they are still communicating...what more can I expect!!

The black & white photo of the Eiffel Tower was one I got from the internet ages ago but have always liked. I dry brushed over it with white Gesso then put it in a coreboard frame.
the right hand side I covered with some embossed paper then inked over the whole lot with Stormy Sky, Walnut ink & Vintage Photo.
I used several different stamps including some Tim Holtz, of course, Stamp-It & a word stamp that I've had for ages ( can't remember where that came from! )

A few embellishments later( mainly T.H again... just can't help myself!! ) and hey presto! I'll just pretend it's from the kids!!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Simon Says......A Tag

I love doing tags so this weeks challenge is great.I don't always know what to do with them when I've finished,but I quite often use them as the front of a card.

For this one I used stamps from the Tim Holtz Steampunk collection. I've only recently got these and I love them! I sprayed over some wire mesh to get the squares at the top then cut some up to attach the light bulb to. I distressed the tag with Vintage Photo ( Couldn't live without this! ) and Stormy Sky.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Sunset... for Sunday Stampers

I have been really good this week and done the challenge for SS earlier than I usually do.( this is probably due to the fact that the house is like a tomb with only two of us rattling around in it!!).
Sunset coloures are great with rich oranges and yellows.I really enjoyed this weeks theme!

On the tag I used a red coloured spray mist that I had made up then Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick embossing ink.On the background I used torn bookpaper and white cardstock distressed with Fired Brick,Wild Honey,Spiced Marmalade and Stormy Sky.the birds are from Tim Holtz Mini Ornates collection.The "dead tree" is from Dusty Attic which I inked with Walnut Stain. the words are again Tim Holtz from the Good Thoughts Stamp collection.
Better go and make the dinner now or hubby will think I've done nothing this afternoon!!