torsdag 26 september 2019


Hello and welcome,
Thought I'd join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week so made this card using Tim Holtz faceted heart die. The theme is stitch it.

I started by making my colored panels (the background and two more) using distress oxide sprays and heavyweight gloss paper from Ranger Ink. When completely dry I sealed the surfaces using distress micro glaze and wiped off with dry cloth. I also cut a panel of silver metallic corrugated cardstock and treated the edges with some black gesso to take away some of the shiny silver look. Then I colored corrugated cardboard with distress oxide sprays to use as a layer behind my background. As my base I cut a piece of silver metallic kraft stock and sanded the edges.

I created the bricks on my background using one of the dies in Tim Holtz mixed media 3 set to create a paper brick stencil and used it with texture paste mixed with distress paint black sooth and when completely dry also with some distress ink black sooth on top.

I created the heart by first using distress oxide sprays on gloss paper and then distress glaze as described above. I then die cut the heart with the Tim Holtz faceted heart die. I used distress ink black sooth for the edges. I found an old piece of metal wire to wrap around the heart and glued two small metal stars colored with distress crayon chipped sapphire on top. I also used the Tim Holtz 3D star trim to create some more decorations for my background and glued metal stars on top of them.

I sewed around the edges on one of my gloss paper panel and glued it on top of the silver metallic corrugated cardstock. I glued all my layers together before decorating my card.

The quote chip is from Tim Holtz as all the metal decorations except for the metal wire from stash. I have colored the metal decorations with distress crayon chipped sapphire.

Thank you for visiting


Products used
From Ranger Ink:
- heavyweight gloss paper
- oxide sprays black sooth, pumic stone, rusty hinge, faded jeans, fired brick
- distress ink black sooth
- distress crayon chipped sapphire, black sooth
- distress paint black sooth
- texture paste opaque matte
- distress micro glaze

Tim Holtz Idea-ology:
- stars, buckle, mini hardware pull, hardware heads, quote chip, metallic kraft-stock (silver)

Tim Holtz/Sizzix:
- faceted heart die, mixed media 3, 3D star trim

Corrugated cardstock, silver metallic
Corrugated cardboard

måndag 23 september 2019

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Hello and welcome,
Hope you had a great start of this week. I created this Birthday card for my mom using dies and a 3D folder from Tim Holtz. 

I started by making a background using oxide sprays. I then torn a page from an old dictionary in small pieces and added them onto my background using distress collage medium. I stamped randomly using stamps from Tim Holtz (TH) and used crackle paint on the edges. I cut out pieces of design paper from a TH paper pad and glued onto my background.

On top of my background I have a panel I created using watercolor paper and oxide sprays. I then used the 3D embossing folder botanical and also distress ink ground espresso and distress crayon brushed pewter. I made a panel with corrugated cardboard colored with the same distress ink and crayon as above. I have used the 3D embossing folder star trim to create the small star border that you could see a small part of close to the upper right corner of my card. I sanded the border and used distress crayons to finish.

My next panel is made using metallic kraft stock, the stacked postage die to cut a rectangle and then the 3D folder botanical again. I used distress paint and distress crayons in black soot on top. Then I made the pocket for the flowers using the die gift card bag. I made the pocket out of watercolor paper and colored it with oxide sprays and then sanded the edges and used the 3D folder botanical (again) and distress crayon brushed pewter on top.

The flowers and leaves are made with the TH dies wildflower stems 1 and garden greens and again I have used metallic kraft stock. I glued one idea-ology railhead in the center of each flower. The buckle, paper doll and wings are also from TH. I colored the dress and bow on the paper doll with my old Promarkers. 

To create the big bow I used an older TH die, bow-tied, and mixed media paper colored with distress oxide sprays spun suger, wilted violet and pumic stone and some distress ink ground espresso for the edges. The sweet little heart is from TH too and the lace is made with the die crochet cut out in mixed media paper and colored only with distress crayon brushed pewter.

I die cut the letters for 'MOM' using chipboard and the TH deco die and colored them using the same oxide sprays as for the bow and a touch of distress ink ground espresso for the edges. The quote chip 'make a wish' is also from TH.

The base is white cardstock, folded to create the inside of the card, and does not show at all from the front side. I then have a panel of purple corrugated cardstock and on top of that a panel with brown kraft cardstock and a panel of metallic kraft stock. I then glued my oxide spray background panels I described above on top of this. The card is 20,5x15 cm (approx. 8x6 inches). 

Thanks for stopping by

Products used 
Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: crochet, deco, gift card bag, garden greens, stacked postage, wildflower stems 1, bow-tied

Tim Holtz/Sizzix: 3D impresslits folder: botanical, star trim

Tim Holtz/stampers anonymous: CMS339 Mail art

Tim Holtz idea-ology: buckle, gumdrop heart, nailheads, paper doll, transparent wing, chit chat sticker

Tim Holtz: metallic kraft stock silver

Tim Holtz/Rangers:
-Distress ink black sooth
-Distress oxide spray ground espresso, walnut stain, vintage photo, pumic stone, spun sugar, wilted violet
-Distress crayon brushed pewter, black sooth
-Distress paint black sooth
-Collage medium matte

-Corrugated cardboard
-Corrugated cardstock
-Paper from old dictionary
-Crackle paint, DecoArt
-Watercolor paper, Canson
-Mixed Media paper, Canson

tisdag 10 september 2019

Limited edition

Hello and welcome,

A new challenge starts today at Ally's Angels and the theme is anything goes. I've made this black and yellow masculine card with lots of cogs. 

I started by making my background for the cogs. I cut a panel of watercolor paper and colored it with distress oxide squeezed lemonade. I then used the 3D embossing folder mechanics and distress crayon black sooth. I finished by cover the whole piece with crackle glaze and when completely dry some more black soot crayon.

I made the two horizontal black panels by using watercolor paper and black gesso, sanding the whole surface and then put a mix of grit paste and black gesso on top for texture. Just love the matte look.

I die cut the pipes, cogs and viewer in chipboard using the pipeline, gadget gears, industrial and voltage dies from Tim Holtz. All the black pieces are made the same way as my black horizontal panels above and I made a few pieces yellow using white gesso, texture paste, oxide spray squeezed lemonade and then finished with some black sooth crayon on top.

I colored watercolor paper with distress oxide squeezed lemonade and stamped the hat and the collar from the stamp set distinguished in black using Archival ink and then fussy cut.

Metal embellishments are idea-ology except maybe the metal knob placed in the middle of the small cog. I think it's from Finnabair but I'm not sure. I totally love the new TH idea-ology hardware heads, I use them everywhere, lol. The quote chip limited edition is also TH and it's colored with some oxide spray squeezed lemonade.

The panels behind my 3D embossed background are two black ones, both made with watercolor paper and black gesso then sanded. Then of course I can't do without a layer made of corrugated cardboard.  It's made yellow with white gesso and oxide spray squeezed lemonade. When it's wet from the gesso I first flatten and then curl the edges some before spraying it with oxide spray. The crackled panel is made with watercolor paper, gesso, white crackle paint, distress oxide squeezed lemonade and then some distress crayon black soot. 

Thanks for stopping by

Products used
Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: pipeline, gadget gear, voltage, industrial
Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D embossing folder: mechanics

Idea-ology by Tim Holtz: typed token, star, hardware heads, measurement, mini hardware pull, quote ship

Stamp set from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: distinguished 

Tim Holtz/Ranger: distress oxide squeezed lemonade, distress oxide spray squeeze lemonade, distress crayon black sooth, grit paste, texture paste

Metal embellishment "knob" from (Finnabair?)
Crackle paint and crackle glaze from DecoArt
White gesso
Black gesso
Watercolor paper, Canson 300g
Corrugated cardboard