Thursday, December 31, 2015

December Tag 2015

December Tag 2015

Still crazy for Bird Crazy as you can see.  This fat cheeky little fellow being my favourite!

The background of this tag is Tim Holtz's self adhesive burlap, edged with distress ink in ground expresso. After stamping and die cutting my bird and hat, I used my distress markers (cracked pistachio, tea dye, carved pumpkin, ground expresso, black soot and the newest colour candied apple) to watercolour my little friend.

Recycled plastic packaging was used to cut the Snow Flurries die. Dabbed on some distress paint (picket fence) and smudged with my finger to get this frosted effect.
    The snow dimension on his hat and on the thinlits tree die was achieved using a snow marker. 

Here's a close up of the snowflake which is part of Tim Holtz's snowflake stencil. I then used Ranger texture paste. Once dry I added distress stain in weathered wood and salty ocean. After drying with my heat gun, I used crystal stickles and a misc. pearl to finish it off.
                           Tim's new snowflake charm was attached to ribbon using a loop pin.

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 2015 Tag

Enjoyed playing with the new techniques this month.  Love the new vintage foil colours Tim Holtz has come out with.  Though it looks gold in the photograph, I used the copper colour which is my favourite.

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 2015 Tag

Finally - a tag completed before the deadline!!!
Here's my take on Tim Holtz tag for July. I chose Bird Crazy as I can't resist these cheeky little fellows!!!. They represent me as I am English and my husband who is American. As a blended family, We celebrate holidays from both sides of the big pond!

Friday, March 27, 2015


Inkssentials #8
Manila Tag
Tim Holtz: idea-ology - Seasonal papers
                                    Word Bands
                                    Crinkle Ribbon
                                    College Keys
                                    Tissue Tape      
Distress Marker   -       Black Soot
Distress Ink Pad  -       Weathered Wood
Distress Stain      -        Picket Fence
Matte Glue n Seal

Saturday, January 31, 2015