Monday, February 2, 2015

February Tag for the 12 Tags of 2015

I have been so excited waiting to see what fabulous creation Tim has designed for the February tag. As always, I am so impressed by his creativity, take a look at his tag:

I've been busy working on my February tag. I am having knee replacement on Thursday so needed to get my tag done before it gets here. I usually like to take a day or more to finish a project, but no time to waste. Take a look:

I do love the collage look of this tag and it's shabbiness. Thanks Tim for your creativity and inspiration that you provide for us - Judy.

12 Tags of 2015 - February

A Book for Love Notes

Receiving or writing a Love Note is always so exciting especially when it comes from the heart.. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is the perfect time to create a book just for love notes. It only takes a minute or less to write a sweet note. Just a one-liner can let someone know how much they are loved. 

I created a home decor piece that is also a small notebook for writing love notes. This book could be placed on a stand so notes could be quickly written. Everyone will be checking the book daily looking for a special love note from the heart.. 

Take a look: 

There are pages inside the book for love note writing.

This was such a fun project to create. I had been so inspired by the work of Anita Houston and Annette Green when I saw projects they designed using this Rockstar stamp that I wanted to give it a try. 


Burlap Panel:
    Adirondack: gold paint dabber
    Tim Holtz distress paints: broken china, weathered wood
    Viva Decor Lava Red Inka Gold Beeswax Polish

Note Cover:
    TH Distress Watercolor Cardstock
    TH Rockstar Stamps
    TH Spritzer Tool
    TH Crinkle Ribbon
    TH Distress Inks: picked raspberry, fired brick barn door, gathered twigs
    TH Distress embossing ink
    TH Distress Markers
    TH Idea-ology Arrow Adornments
    TH Idea-ology Swivel Clasps
    TH Idea-ology Heart Charms
    TH Idea-ology metal word bands
    TH Idea-ology Alpha Parts
    TH Idea-ology Jute String
    TH Idea-ology Memo Pins
    Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
    Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink - Red Geranium
    Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder - Red Geranium
    Ranger Super Fine Black Embossing Powder
    Crackle  Accents

A Vintage Journey, Challenge 24 is "Love Is In The Air."
A big thanks to the design team for creating such inspiring pieces of art for us. Also Country View Crafts is sponsoring the challenge and is giving a voucher to the winner. 

Simon Monday Challenge: H is for 
H is for Heart. The heart on my love notes book has the TH Rockstar heart stamp.

Craft Hoarders Anonymous January Challenge - Choose Your Challenge. For each column of the chart: 
Coloring Medium - ink and paint; Fiber - ribbon and burlap; Technique - watercoloring and stamping; Texture: embossing; Embellish: chain and heart, memo pins

Frilly and Funkie - be my valen-twine
I used twine on the word band.

Thanks and have fun crafting - Judy

Sunday, February 1, 2015

CCC3 Challenge 21 - Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Let me say, I made myself get this project done in just one evening. Usually I spend a day or more on something but I am having a knee replacement on Thursday and, of course, I wanted to participate in the challenge. Don't think I even had a drink of water for hours but I'm taking one now. 

Challenge 21 comes from p55 of Tim's book and you can still get a copy because you must work from the book. As always the curiosity team over at Linda Ledbetter's blog designs gorgeous projects for inspiration. I love reading their blogs and going through their techniques, you're never too old to learn something new. Thanks curiosity team!

I'm using colors that I don't generally use (except at Halloween). They are: dusty concord and shaded lilac. Now I am really happy I gave them a try. 

It's a bit hard to get the rock candy distress glitter to shine in my photos. Here's another pic and maybe you can see a little glitz. Tim gives you step by step instructions in his book for the technique.

I added a headpiece on the woman by using one of the stamps from the Nature Walk set. I'll show you a pic so you get the idea. After some fussy cutting, it's now a headpiece! On her face, I used tattered rose; worn lipstick on her lips; and tumbled glass on the iris of her eye. Victorian velvet is on the eyelid. 


The sentiment is stamped in Archival Jet Black ink. 

After  I colored the background of the tag with shaded lilac, I  also put some of the dusty concord on my craft mat, spritzed it with water, then ran the edges of the tag through the ink letting it seep into the tag edges. Later I added some gathered twigs to the tag. 

This challenged is sponsored by Joy and family at Inspiration Emporium and one lucky winner will get a $50 shopping spree. 

Take care - Judy.