Friday, April 24, 2015

April Tag for the 12 Tags of 2015

Wow,  thanks Tim for bring us new techniques with layered watercoloring, background spritzing, ribbon tinting and your beautiful new flower garden stamps. The sizzix word dies worked great for this tag and gave us more depth and texture. Here is Tim's April tag for the 12 Tags of 2015 that gave us so much inspiration.

I have completed my version of Tim's tag plus used another stamp from the flower garden CMS215 set to complete a second tag.

I followed Tim's steps and used the supplies he suggested except used a few different colors of the distress markers. 

Challenge: 12 Tags of 2015 - April

Monday, April 13, 2015

It's Time to Get Buggy

With warmer weather here, those pesky little critters are starting to make their appearance. Be on the lookout for them! So as I thumbed through my stamp binders, this fun set of stamps by Dylusions caught my eye. Monster Mash is a fun set of stamps and great for Halloween but I kept looking at the bugs in the set and thought they could be fun on a tag.

Challenge #26 is underway over at Linda Ledbetter's blog and it's all about Tim's Smudge stamping technique on page 42 of his Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3 book. To get the details of the technique just flip on over and take a look.

Here's my entry for the Challenge. I used the Smudge technique on the background (Tim explains the technique in his book). The background stamp I used is by Wendy Vecci Studio 490 - Old Wood Floor.

Masks were used on each of the critters and jar before I stamped the background. The bell jar lid was stamped, than a piece of packaging acetate was cut and Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint was applied twice with drying in between applications.

Linda Coughlin over at The Funkie Junkie is sponsoring this challenge is offering a $25 spree to one lucky winner.

The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Other Supplies for my entry include:

Distress Markers, Distress Ink, Chit Chat Stickers, Chiseled Industrial Stickers, Borders Industrial Stickers, Alcohol Ink - latte and silver mixative for the charm. Archival Ink, StazOn Ink (in creating the mask), manila tag.

Thanks for stopping in - Judy.