(2020 c61) Coffee Dyed Paper Journal

There is sooooo much more to this Journal, but here is a taste of what is to come.

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I created most of the signature pages by COFFEE DYING cardstock and designer papers and drying in the oven that explains the darker lines (on the printed side of designer paper these lines were lighter, weird) which concentrated where they lay on the oven rack.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Challenges Entered:

CoffeeLoversCardmakers: 2020 Spr/Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop  #springsummer2020clh   on Facebookcoffe lovers hop

DieCutDivasMake It a Beverage ( I made my own coffee dyed papers for the journal)

(2020 c060) Tim Holtz Encouragement

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I’m enjoying watching Tim Holtz’s videos on techniques, today I used Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger , Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die. , Sizzix Tim Holtz Geo Insects 664180, Versamark InkVersamark Ink,  for the bee I used Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge & Weathered Wood Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze TDA46967,  and for the sentiment from Painted Greetings by ALTENEW I used Broken China on vellum.

Below are photos of the bees we host every summer from a California Bee Keeper.

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Challenges Entered:

PoweredByPoppyCreative Confetti – Rule of Thirds

TheCatsPajamasChallenge #368 – Everyday Heros

SugarPeaDesignsMeant to Be Sent – ENCOURAGEMENT

HeroArtsStay Crafty #8 – Small Joys (My bee may be mega, but our bees are small and bring us so much honey to help with my allergies!)

 

(2020 c059) Mixed Media Faith Journal

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Photo below:  Back & front of cover after adding grosgrain ribbon and stitching inside pages to spine, I added beads to the tail of the heavy thread.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I made this 4 x 4.5 inch little Faith Journal cover following the video on April 28 on Gel Plate Jennifer Chamberlain on her Facebook site:  The Maker Beehive on The Artists Unlimited page, she has lots of info and mixed media tutorials.  I subscribe to her Creative Sisterhood which has many more instructional videos (She will have openings for new subscriptions again in the fall).  I used the Gel Press 5×7 from Hobby Lobby.

The inside pages below were mostly made with stencils  Cas-ual Fridays Starlequin Stencil  TCW202 Stencil Harlequin from The Crafters Workshop and  Dylusions by Ranger Triangles – Large Stencil  (Which appears to be discontinued, but you can see other stencils they carry) , Kiwi Perfect Pearls Mist Ranger Dylusion Shimmer Spray Pure Sunshine ,  and Distress Inks by Ranger .

Stamps used were old stamps from Divinity Designs previously called Our Daily Bread. 

Dies from Little B (Faith & Hope), Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts , Love Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts were used to cut the Large words.  They were cut from  HP Photo Paper that was smushed onto craft mat that was sprinkled with Orange or Aquamarine Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)   and spritzed with water.

You can see the inside pages that will hopefully be a reminder of God’s love to the recipien.

Faith Journal 2aFaith Journal 2bFaith Journal 2c

Challenges Entered:

HeroArtsStay Crafty #8 – Small Joys (I made a SMALL Journal)

WordArtWednesdayChal #438-439  – Anything Goes

MyInstagramfor following Tim Holtz Demos #timholtzdemos, #timholtz

SugarPeaDesignsMeant to Be Sent – ENCOURAGEMENT

 

 

(2020 c058) Happy Daisys

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Encouraging HAPPY wishes!

Background stamped with Hero Arts CG799 Circle Pattern Bold Prints, Flowers stamped with Hero Arts – Daisy and Bugs Stamp and Cut DC219 and water colored with Distress Inks by Ranger .  Sentiments stamped using Versamark Ink & heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder by Ranger  on vellum flags. Used Hero Arts DC239 Wishes Stamp & Cut, and the big Happy Wishes was from Kelly Creates Store: Stamp Set CELEBRATION .

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Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsBirthday Project – Umbiquitous CIRCLES

MyFavoriteThingsWednesday Sketch #487https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0034/2668/0896/files/MFT_WSC_487.jpg?v=1587986004

WordArtWednesdayChal 436-437 Anything Goes

ABlogNamedHero Watercolor

ModSquadGet Your HAPPY On

SugarPeaDesignsMeant to Be Sent – ENCOURAGEMENT

SimonSaysStampAnything Goes

 

 

(2020 c057) Tim Holtz Flower Tag

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I’ve been enjoying watching Tim Holtz’s Facebook Live Demos!!!  #timholtzdemos,  #timholtz .

I had fun playing with Tim’s techniques of using Distress Inks by Ranger and then adding Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger   on top or my big TAG.  I also used Distress Inks to color the Sizzix  Tim Holtz Wildflowers 2 Thinlits Die TH661808.   The sentiment BEAUTIFUL WORLD was a Remnant Rub by Tim Holtz (the one I used was TH93119 Botanical Remnant Rubs – which SSS doesn’t carry right now, but they have others)

Challenges Entered:

PowerPoppyColor CuesCreativeConfetti-4-14

KatScrappinessSpring Flowers

TheCatsPajamasChallenge #367 – Share Hope

My Instagramfor following Tim Holtz Demos #timholtzdemos, #timholtz

SimonSaysStamp(Mon.) Not a Card (mine is a Tag)

 

(2020 c056) Mama’s Day

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Another MAMA’s Day card for one of my sweet daughter-in-laws! I used the negative from yesterday’s card post for this MAMA.  I used Baha Blue, Blue Violet, Passion Purple & Pearl Pinata Alcohol Ink on Brea Reese Waterproof Sheets to make the background.  The sentiments on the inside are from Studio G.  See below:

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The black background was stamped with Hero Florals Magnolias CM261 using  Versamark Ink  and Silver Ranger Embossing Powder.  See below.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Challenges Entered:

WordArtWednesdayChal 436-437 Anything Goes

HeroArtsBlogStay Crafty With Hero Challenge #6 – Out of the Box (Use supplies in a way not necessarily intended – I used this single Magnolia stamp to create an entire background)

SimonSaysStampFlower Power

KatScrappinessSpring Flowers

PowerPoppyCreative Confetti – Sketch It OutPower Poppy Sketch

 

 

 

(2020 c055) Alcohol Ink Mom’s Day

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I used Baha Blue, Blue Violet, Passion Purple & Pearl Pinata Alcohol Ink on Brea Reese Waterproof Sheets to make the background.  The sentiment from Studio G was stamped with Versamark Ink  & Silver Ranger Embossing Powder  onto the heart pattern vellum.

As I promised in the previous post seen HEREI used the 2 left over portions of the cut apart Pink Fresh Gatsby Die Set to create today’s grey & black figure.  I just love remaking left over pieces.  On the inside I cut out MAMA with Stampin Up Large Letters Framelits Dies from more of the background paper.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Challenges Entered:

PinkFreshStudiosApril – SketchPink fresh ap

WordArtWednesdayChal 436-437 Anything Goes

TheCatsPajamasChallenge #367 – Share Hope

 

 

 

(2020 c054) Alcohol Ink Flower

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This big  Mother’s Day card is for one of my lovely daughter-in-laws.  I created the background for the flower with Yupo “Medium” Paper by Legion from Hobby Lobby and Black, Pearl & Pink Pinata Alcohol InkAfter drying, the heavier inked areas were still sticky due to the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution so I rubbed Silver Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil over the surface & it grabbed the foil in places.

The frame was created with Pink Fresh Gatsby Die Set and then cut apart and re-assembled to create the rectangle frame with a diamond in the center  (I will use the left over pieces to create something entirely different soon)   to frame the flower that was stamped with Build-A-Flower Larkspur by ALTENEW.   I used Versamark Ink  & Silver Ranger Embossing PowderSee close-up below:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

For the background I dry embossed the Gatsby die around the left and top sides.    That got a little FUNKY and cracked in places, so I applied Black Soot Distress Inks by Ranger to age those cracks.  The sentiment  from  was heat embossed with Painted Greetings by ALTENEW with Black.

Challenges Entered:

Altenew: April Inspiration Chal.mailed altenew

PinkFreshStudiosApril – SketchPink fresh ap

KatScrappinessSpring Flowers

TheCatsPajamasChallenge #367 – Share Hope

TheFunkieJunkieA Mother’s Love

SimonSaysStampFlower Power

WordArtWednesdayChal 436-437 Anything Goes

 

(2020 c053) Spring Showers Bring Extraordinary Flowers

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E is for Extraordinary:  As in Healthcare personel are!   Grocery workers are!  Truckers are!  Farmers are!  All those who are taking social distancing seriously!  You my friend are EXTRAORDINARY!

Supplies used:  Ellen Hutson EESTJ-082-18 Mondo Sakura by JulieVersamark Ink  Silver Ranger Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger ,  Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsMonthly Birthday Project – Flowers

TheFunkyJunkieApril Showers Bring May Flowers

PowerPoppyFlowers for the Frontline

KatScrappinessSpring Flowers

MyFavoriteThingsColor Chal. #139

TheCatsPajamasChallenge #367 – Share Hope

HeroArtsStay Crafty Chal. #4 – Self Care (my self care is crafting)

SimonSaysStampE is for?

WordArtWednesdayChal. 434 –  435

(2020 c052) T Holtz Spring Showers & Flowers

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I pulled out a batch of left over scraps and used them to create today’s tag both side 1 and 2 see photos below.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Supplies Used:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits Flower Jar Wafer Thin die set 662270,       Liquitex Heavy Body Matte Gel Medium  from Michaels this link shows all the Brands and Mediums they carry.      Lacy Circles by Spellbinders (I used Lacey Squares, but they must be discontinued)  GessoTim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays Seedless Preserves & Broken China,    Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops, Water Effects 2 from Designs by Ryn . Finished off edges of the garden side (And Stamped it in the top middle to represent a big black rain cloud!)  by stamping the Flourish from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous:  CSS27843 Clear Stamps Purely Random  (this set must be discontinued but the link is at Frantic Stamper Shop and she has a a bi-gillion other Tim Holtz products!!!)  I also stamped in the middle of the sky, I think it makes a great black rain cloud!

Close ups of the Nuvo Crystasl Drops on blossoms in photos below.

 

 

 

 

Challenges Entered:

KatScrappinessSpring Flowers

TheFunkyJunkieApril Showers Bring May Flowers

ModSquadChallengeSpring Has Sprung

DiesRUsChallengeBlogChal. #142 – Anything Goes (right now they don’t have the exact Tim Holtz flower die set,but they have others)

Instagram: @tim_Holtz  ,    #timholtxdemo  ,   #timholtz

HeroArtsBlogStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #4 – Self Care (Create something that makes you happy – Spring makes me HAPPY)

SimonSaysStamp(Wed.) Spring Mood BoardSSS wed springmoodboard

PowerPoppyFlowers for the Frontline

TheCatsPajamasChallenge #367 – Share Hope