(2016 c25) Family Reunion Tag

(2016 c25) Smith Family Reunion Tag

I made tags to give to cousins at our Smith Family Reunion commemorating our grandparents. I used old buttons and the Tim Holtz gear makes me think of how my grandfather kept things running on the farm.   They started out in a log house that had a dog run through the middle, it is still standing today.  This picture shows the log house with the largest known mesquite tree on the left.2004 ish Smith Log House Flat, TX Coryell,Co crp sm

Challenges Entered:

DieCutDivas:  Photo Inspirations (Buttons)Buttons1 die cut divas

WordArtWednesday: Chal. 230 & 231 – Anything Goes

(2016 c24) May Flowers with Color Burst by Ken Oliver

 

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Background was created with Color Burst by Ken Oliver by sprinkling the dry powders on watercolor paper and then spraying with water (I never tire of watching the magic of the colors moving and blending) After totally dry I stamped with Penny Black stamp sets:  Sprigs and Nature’s Friends with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Emerald EP.

Next I stamped the little flowers on the bottom left with a pale ink and then applied water inside the tiny blossoms to reactivate the Color Burst and then blotted with a paper towel to wick away most of the color.  Then I  painted the petals with watercolor. When dry I stamped the same stamp again with Versamark this time and sprinkled Shamrock Green EP.  With a tiny dry brush I brushed the embossing powder off of the colored blossoms.  Then heated the EP.  I did the same procedure for the larger blossoms in the middle.

The happy  was cut with a die both in this piece and again in another Color Burst Background sheet done in Ultramarine Blue and Merlot.  I inlaid the blue happy in the negative space on the card. *****So since the word is inlaid and lies flat, I hope it qualifies for a 1 layer card.

I borrowed the happy die from a friend and now can’t find out who makes it.  If you recognize the die, will you please type that info in your comment?  Thanks!

Challenges Entered:

Ken Oliver Crafts: May Challenge – May Flowers (using Color Burst)

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge: MMMC #24 – Butterflies & BloomsMMMC#24

ModSquadChallengeBlog: One Layer Birthday *****

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #230 & 231 – Anything Goes

(2016 c23) Color Burst Butterflies

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I started by cutting corrugated cardboard with the Fiskar’s Fancy Flier punch.  I then placed 2 butterflies on the watercolor paper and sprinkled Color Burst by Ken Oliver  Yellow Ochre  on the  left side of the paper  and  Orange on the  lower right side of the lower butterfly.  Then I spritzed with water & then removed the butterflies You can see in the photo below

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that the lower butterfly is still on the card serving as a mask. I then added Ultramarine Blue at the top and moved the color with a paintbrush to surround the top of the upper butterfly. The butterfly was so saturated, that the top layer pealed off leaving the super lumpy inside of the corrugated cardboard… I love the dimension, you can see if you zoom on the top picture. where I adheared it to the  right.

I applied Stickit by Ken Oliver to the back of cardstock & cut the sentiment from Lawn Fawn called Thinking of You.

Challenges Entered:

Ken Oliver:  Family (use Color Burst)

SouthernChipboard:  Anything Spring

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge#23 Dimension

DieCutDivas:  Associate with April (Butterflies for me)

SimonSaysStamp: Butterfly Beauties (Mon.)

(2016 c22) Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016, March

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Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz:   12 Tags of 2016 – March  2016TAG

PoweredByPoppy: Peek-a-Boo Sketch Power-and-Spark_Graphic_MAR_2016 

EmeraldCreekDares: Easter Parade – Use Pastels

CreativeEmbellishments:  March Photo Inspiration (Spring Butterflies) & I’m Lucky to  live where I have the freedom to worship Jesus Christ who died for my sins.sweet_wallpaper_wonderful_2033_background_edition-1024x576 

WordArtWednlesday:  Chal #222 & 223- Anything Goes

ModSquad:  Springtime

SimonSaysStamp: Rain or Shine (Wednesday) (I only see butterflies on sunny days)

For Tag Details see previous entry:  Click HERE:    

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  The Differences are: (1) The butterfly colors used were True Blue, Violet and Blue.  (2) The Tim Holtz Word Band says Encourage Your Hopes Not Your Fears. (3)   Spellbinder’s die called Tapestry. (4) I also added Chalkboard  Ruby Slipper mist by Tattered Angels, which looks more orange on the cardboard than ruby.

(2016 c21) Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of 2016, March

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Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz:   12 Tags of 2016 – March  2016TAG

PoweredByPoppy: Peek-a-Boo Sketch Power-and-Spark_Graphic_MAR_2016.png

EmeraldCreekDares: Easter Parade – Use Pastels

CreativeEmbellishments:  March Photo Inspiration (Spring Butterflies) & I’m Lucky to live where I  have the freedom to worship Jesus Christ who died for my sins..  sweet_wallpaper_wonderful_2033_background_edition-1024x576 

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #222 & 223- Anything Goes

ModSquad:  Springtime

SimonSaysStamp: Rain or Shine (Wednesday) (I only see butterflies on sunny days)

DieCutDivas:  Something Spring

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday (Pastels)

DETAILS FOR TAG:

I followed the 2 different tag instructions in Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 Technique Remix challenge for March.

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 The picture at the right shows the progression: The central multicolored piece started with bookprint being applied to cardstock with Multi Medium Matt by Art Deco.  Then another piece of white cardstock was cut multiple times with the Spellbinders’ Foliage Two dies.  Gesso was applied on top..  Next I used Portfolio Series Water Soluble Oil Pastels to color the areas that would show through the butterfly holes.  The top cardboard layer was distressed (peeled in places), Inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap  and then sprayed with my own spray mixture of Stampin Up Reinkers:Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry added to water. Also with Silver Fog Smooch Spritz.  For the cardboard, the central large butterfly was cut with Tim Holtz Butterfly duo (only cutting the upper smallest of the two) Then for the upper left and lower right butterflies were cut with Fiskar’s Fancy Flier punch. (I find the punch works better for this thick cardboard to prevent squishing it) Applied Glue stick to a few spots around edges and applied gold ICraft Deco Foil Finished off with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band. It says CAPTURE LIFE’S MOMENTS.

 

(2016 c20) Spring Scene following Sandy Allnock’s tutorial, I used Color Burst by Ken Oliver

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For my little Spring Scene card today I followed Sandy Allnock’s Tutorial found HERE.  I used a different powdered Pigment product that she also uses sometimes called Color Burst by Ken Oliver. If your local craft store does not carry them, you can find them on Amazon.  

Challenges Entered:

RightAtHomeShop:  National Craft Month Celebration Hop – Using my current favorite craft tool which is Color Burst by Ken Oliver

EmeraldCreekCo: Dare – Ring In Spring

CreativeElements: March Monthly Challenge -Photo Inspiration, I was inspired by the spring scne + twist -tell why you are lucky(I’m lucky to live in the beautiful northwest) sweet_wallpaper_wonderful_2033_background_edition-1024x576

SimonSaysStamp: Work It Wednesday

ModSquadChallenge:  The Rainbow Connection (I used rainbow colors)

DieCutDivas:  Something Spring

RightAtHome:  Spring Coffie Lovers Blog Hop – Either Spring, Coffie, Tea or Chocolate

More Card Details:   For the entire scene I used  Color Burst by Ken Oliver:  Violet, Ultramarine Blue , Yellow Ochre (these two created my greens), Violet, Orange and Merlot.  I followed Sandy Allnock’s video tutorial found on her blog found HERE.  For the little picket fence I used Fineline Masking Fluid Pen with Masking Fluid to cover my little fence posts. After letting it totally dry,  I did all my “painting” and when it was totally dry I rubbed off the masking fluid.  It was too white, so I added a little watered down mixture that was  a brownish hue.  I  am quite intimidated to start a scene without a stamp, but I told myself…. JUST DO IT!!! and this was my first result.

(2016 c19) Paper Smooches & Brusho

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Challenges Entered:

PaperSmooches:  March Chal. – Anything Birthday  (Use at least one Paper Smooches Die or Stamp)

PaperSmooches: Guest Designer Search – April

SimonSaysStamp:  A Bit O’ Green (Wed.)

ModSquad:  Its Easy Being Green

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  #22 – Photo Inspiration (Colors inspired my background)MMMC#22.jpg

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #221 – Anything Goes

DieCutDivas:  Something Spring

Card Details: I used Powdered Pigments called Brusho Crystal Colors:  For the background I used Ultramarine Blue and Purple

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.  For the  Cute Cluster flower die by Paper Smooches:  The green outline portion was from a watercolor paper that was colored with Lemon, Yellow and Emerald Green.  The insets were cut from  another piece colored with  Lemon and Brilliant Red.       HINT FOR ADHEARING PIECES:  I applied Score Tape to the back of the papers before die cutting.  Including the Happy Birthday by Spellbinders called Happy Birthday Garland.

(2016 c18) Ellen Hutson Hydrangea with Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

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Challenges Entered:

EllenHutson: Mix It Up – Use Essentials by Ellen & Pretty Pink Posh Products

SimonSaysStamp:  Make your own Background (Mon.)

CreativeEmbellishments:  March Photo Inspiration & I’m Lucky to have 4 wonderful Grandkidssweet_wallpaper_wonderful_2033_background_edition-1024x576

DieCutDivas:  Something Spring

WordArtWednesday: Chal. #221 – Anything Goes 

ModSquad:  Its Easy Being Green

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  #22 – Photo Inspiration (Pastel colors of my Hydrangea)MMMC#22.jpg

Card Details:   I colored the background with Color Burst by Ken Oliver:  Violet, Ultramarine Blue and tiny spot of Yellow Ochre.  I stamped the Mondo Hydrangea with Versamark and heat embossed with white EP then cut it out with the Mondo Hydrangeo die by Ellen Hutson. This hole is for my Shaker window. So now I have another Hydrangea for another card. For the green, yellow and orange Hydrangea I stamped on another watercolor paper and used Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre (these combine to make green for the leaf) and Orange to color.  I used fun foam to create depth for the shaker sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I love how the clear sequins pick up the colors surrounding them.  I Cut out the Happy Birthday with Spellbinders Happy Birthday Garland that was colored with spattered watercolors.

(2016 c17) Paper Smooches, SB Die, Glass Bead Gell

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Today my card’s main purpose is to enter the Guest Designer Search – April for Paper Smooches. Since I don’t have any Paper Smooches stamps or dies yet I took advantage of their Free Digi “Thankful” that I printed on vellum and added across the front. More details can be seen below the Challenges I entered.

Challenges entered:

PaperSmooches:  Guest Designer Search – April for Paper

DieCutDivas:  Lets Do Something Spring

SimonSaysStamp: Touchy Feely – Add Texture

TheMixedMediaChallenge:  #21 – Trees

CreativeEmbellishments:  March Photo Inspiration & I’m Lucky to be in the Northwest sweet_wallpaper_wonderful_2033_background_edition-1024x576

Project details:  I sprayed watercolor paper with water & and sprinkled Yellow, Lemon, Leaf Green, Emerald Green Brusho Crystal Colors and watched the magic happen. When it was totally dry I cut it out with the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Swirls Die. I turned the panel colored side down on another piece of watercolor paper and used it like a stencil.  I mixed Golden Glass Bead Gel in small batches using the same Brusho colors as I used on the front.  The result was sparkly vines on the back side of my “stencil” and a great raised vine background on the second watercolor sheet.

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For my card I used the cut out piece with the glass bead side facing out. I printed  a free digital from Paper Smoockes on vellum and attached on an angle.   I attached a clear re-purposed packaging sheet to the back for strength.  I cut the back of the card 1/2 Inch larger and scored and attached  with score tape to the little frame edge on the left side.of the cutout piece.  I then cut a frame from the same cardstock. Since you can see through the front panel, I made a small tag  that can be removed with the sentiment and room for a note on the back.

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(2016 c16) Take a Leap – Try something New

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For my Leap Into The Unknown – Trying Something New:  I made a TOTALLY SEE THROUGH SHAKER WINDOW!  This is  so fun, see the inside revealed!

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Notice the metal butterfly sandwiched inside the two clear repurposed packaging window panels.  It gives sturdy depth so that the beads will move freely.

I Stamped with Unity Stamp called My Strength and Song LORD.  Sorry about the blur on the right, I had already written inside before I photographed, so I had to blur it out.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp: Take a Leap Into The Unknown  (Mon)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #221 – Anything Goes

 

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