Friday, August 29, 2014

A Little Witch Kraft

The Challenge over at Simon Monday Challenge is: Witch Kraft. Wow, I love kraft paper and of course, I always love a little witchy. Here's my project:

My project started with a kraft glassine pocket that I embossed with the Bubbles folder from the Waves & Bubbles Set. I wanted the bubbles to resemble the bubbles from a boiling pot of witches brew. I originally thought I was only going to make a pocket of spells but that soon changed into a scrapbook layout. 

Once I decided I wanted to create a scrapbook layout, the theme was perfect, I love to use kraft paper when I scrap. I selected a couple of different kraft papers and I was happy. Next I misted the paper with water and started applying Distress Paint - picket fence. 

I love the look with the paint on the kraft. 

It tones the paper down.

Now I can stamp a little witchiness. I was a little leery that my stamps might now show as good as I wanted them to so I stamped on tissue paper then adhered them with Claudine Hellmuth's multi-medium matte.

I know you are wondering about these two cute little Wizard of Oz characters "Toto" and the "Lion."  The are my grandsons!

The matte for the picture was made from another piece of kraft glassine that I crumbled up then distressed with gathered twigs. I did pat the glassine after I inked it to remove any excess ink then heat dried it. 

Thanks for stopping in for A Little Witch Kraft - Judy

TH Distress Paint: picket fence, mustard seed, peeled  paint
Ranger Super Fine Detail Black embossing powder on the spider web
TH Distress embossing powder - antique linen on the broom
TH Distress ink: ripe persimmon, rusty hinge, gathered twigs, antique linen, mustard seed, scattered straw
Archival Jet Black ink
Emboss It - clear
Apothecary Remnant Rubs 
Stamps: Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Stamp Sets 1, 2, 3
and Tim Holtz Mini Halloween CMS 198, Mini Blueprints 5, CMS 170, Apothecary CMS 138

Simon Monday Challenge: Witch Kraft
Inspiration Emporium: Anything Goes
Eclectic Paperie: August Challenge: Embossing  done on the spider web, spider, and broom stick

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August - Tim's 12 Tags of 2014

I've completed my August tag from Tim's 12 Tags of 2014. Tim always has such unique creations. I only wish I could think like Tim.

Wow, this was loads of fun with stains, inks, paints, stamps and lots of fun pieces. So here's my August tag:

Stamps: TH Merchantile CMS 189
Remnant Rubs: Life Quotes; Pen Nibs; Clip, Film Strip, Word Band; Linen Ribbon; light bulb,
Paints: DP broken china, peeled paint, black soot, antique bronze
Distress Stains: rusty hinge, wild honey, salty ocean
Distress Inks: rusty hinge, evergreen bough
TH Tissue Tape
Tiny Attacher
Glossy Accents
Wendy Vecchi crackled texture paste
TH Collection Stencils: splatters, school house
Archival Ink: Jet Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Halloween Tag with a Resist Technique

I love thinking about Halloween and making projects for that spooky time of the year. Today I made a Halloween Tag and stamped the spooky house and a couple of cracks with Glue n' seal to form a resist.

After reading Hels Sheridan's blog - Ink on My Fingers and her technique of stamping with Glue n' seal to form a resist, I just had to try the technique. Wow, it was fun and worked. Thanks Hels.

- Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

- Stamping Ground: What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 

Stamps:  Dylusions Stamps by Dyan Reaveley: This Old House;
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2014 Mini Halloween 4 CMS 198

Inks: TH Distress Inks: antique linen, ripe persimmon, black soot, spiced marmalade, and rusty hinge. Ranger Archival Jet Black.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I've been participating in some of Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiousities III Challenges. This week the challenge is Stamps and Framelits from page 63 of Tim Holtz' book Compendium of Curiosities III. Here's my entry for the challenge:

My background was corrugated cardboard that was embossed with white embossing powder. Three papers from TH Motif Resist Paper Stash(6 x 6 designs) were inked with salty ocean and stormy sky. The edges were torn and inked again with stormy sky. Love the resist!

The stamps and framelits are from his Holiday Joy set. The title "Joy" was inked with Ranger Archival -Wendy Vecchi Vermillion, the trees with Ranger Archival - Wendy Vecchi Fern Green; and the deer with Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee. 

The word band and flowers above was inked with Adirondack Alcohol Inks red pepper and oregano.

The challenge was fun and the framelits and stamps were neat to work with.

Challenges: Compendium of Curiosities III - Stamps and Framelits.