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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Guilded Kraft Glassine

Dear blogger,

As it is sometimes too hot to do anything, I read and study. The other day I was looking through one of my craft bibles....the compendium of curiosity by Tim Holtz, part one and two. And I wanted to try this new technique. I already made a similar tag that I posted earlier today. However now the glassine doesn't act like an envelope but I made a little mixed media tag out of it.

I die cut a label out of Ledger paper card stock using a sizzix die by Tim Holtz and glued the glassine on it after I guilded it with perfect pearls.

The sentiment is from Dyan Reavely and I used some tissue tape to break it up a bit.
The fragments I made using Graphic 45 paper stash and Glossy accents.
I like the butterfly theme. Very appropriate for the temperatures we are having lately....
Take care and until next time.

an envelope tag

Dear bloggers,

today I want to share a tag I made holding another tag. I am still very new to this hobby, compared to other artists I have seen on the Internet, but I evolve and learn every day. And this was another one of my experiments......

I die cut a tag using a Tim Holtz sizzix die and some ledger printed card stock.
I rubbed perfect pearls on the kraft glassine paper and used the tiny attacher by Tim Holtz to make a pocket. The embellishment is also a die cut out of black card stock and sprayed with a perfect pearls mist.

I took a smaller tag, out of kraft paper, and I eat embossed it using a flourish stamp by Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz and Frosted Chrystal antique embossing powder by Ranger. I just love that embossing powder. After it cooled I white washed the tag with White Picket Fence distress Stain.

Add two ribbons and put it together and you have a tag with a tag.
Take care and until next time.

A tag for Tim

No not THE Tim....another Tim. This Tim was an intern at my Physical therapist's, and he treated me a couple of times over the past four months. So as a thank you I made him a tag.

Thank you Tim for your care and good luck in your further career.
He was the third intern that help me treat me in the past two years. It is amazing to see how different each of them are. I liked them all so far. In September there will be a new one. Hopefully also a nice and eager student...
Take care and until next time!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A random tag inspired by Tim Holtz

Hello again dear reader,

The other day I was just pottering around in my craft room and this was the result..
I tried out my new Crafters Workshop circles mask. I took a manila tag and sprayed some ink over the mask onto the tag. Then I distressed the tag using walnut stain distress ink and the blending tool. I stamped the numbers using stazon ink and glued on the metal bird embellishment. I coloured it using alcohol ink. I distressed and inked a sentiment ticket and added it using a clamp. I wonder who will be the recipient of this one.
Take care and until next time.

What's the time?

Dear blogger,

Like I said in a previous post, I love time themed tags. I have a lot of clock stamps and I love the inside of a watch. So I made another time themed tag...

It is a very simple one. I coloured the background using the spritz and flick technique using distress inks in various colours. Them I stamped various clocks on the background using stazon ink. The details of the clocks I highlighted using crackle accents by Ranger. A pocket watch charm completes the look. The sentiment I just wrote in a white opaque pen.
Until next time...take care.

Borrowed inspiration...

Welcome back dear blogger,

The other day I was going through Tim Holtz' blog worthy links. In that he posts links he likes. Tammy Tutterow is one artist for instance that almost always makes the list. She is awesome... This time another artist caught my attention also. Her blog name is That crazy Chick. She had a wonderful idea and I used it to create a few tags myself. She created the mini tags I used on my bigger ones. I used the idea and gave it my own twist.

Her idea was the following: take a mini tag and colour it using distress inks. Then stamp a background. Take some card stock and stamp random small images on it using archival ink. colour the images with distress ink and distress the images using the splatter technique and distress the edges. Add tissue tape and voila.
So I was stuck with a lot of very pretty tiny tags.... I decided to go a step further and use them as an embellishment on a bigger tag...
I dry embossed the tags using embossing folders and my beloved cuttlebug. Inked them and then added the mini tags and other embellishments and sentiments to complete the look. I hope That Crazy Chick would approve...
Here the rest of the tags I made...
 A butterfly inspired one.
 A globetrotting inspired tag
Coffee time! 


 A United Kingdom inspired one.
Self explanatory hahaha 
The beauty of nature inspired me on this one... 
 Keep calm and stay seated...
I love the chair charm. 
A random one. 
Money makes the world go round... 
 And of course music.
I hope you enjoyed them. Some of them already have been sent to people...
Until next time...take care.

And again a birthday tag

welcome dear blogger,

in this post I would like to show another birthday tag I made. I stuck to one of my favourite themes....clockwork....

I used to collect watches when I was younger. Unfortunately I lost most of them in various moves through various countries... Now I collect tea eggs and crafting supplies hahahaha.
I die cut the tag out of pre printed ledger paper. stamped the clocks on with stazon jet black ink. Then I ripped a piece of graphic 45 printed card stock to size and glued it on the tag. I inked the edges with distress ink. I cut the tattered clock out of card board and painted it with acrylic paint in the colour gold. Over that I rubbed on some distressed stickles to give it a bit of sparkle. The inners of the clock embellishment I made by pouring molten UTEE in a silicone mould. I gave that some dimension by rubbing some silver paint on it.

I had an oval die cut lying around and decided to paint it with some crackle paint. After id dried I attached the timeless sentiment to it that I made with a label writer.
I put every thing together and added a crinkle ribbon to complete the look.
Happy Birthday Arno..
Until next time, take care

Card for new born girl

Hello again bloggers,

The other day I made a tag for a girl that just entered this world. I find those as hard as the sympathy ones. I never know what to say or make. But I give it a shot every time any way...

Her name is Sterre, which means star in English. It is a rather unusual name though. I always make sure I don't make the girl cards too pink or the boy cards too blue. I die Cut a tag using Tim Holtz' tag and bookplate die and paper I got from my mom. The letters I die cut out of grunge board using another die of Tim Holtz. I painted the letters with blue crackle paint and inked the edges of the tag with distress ink.
I added two stars I cast using UTEE and a silicone mould by Martha Steward. Yes I do own other products besides Tim Holtz'......
The little hand charm I coloured using alcohol ink, also the bonnet of the little pram.
Some blue lace and pink ribbon even every thing out....
I hope Sterre will have a healthy and happy life.
Until next time...take care

Another birthday tag

Dear bloggers,

Today I want to share a birthday tag I made for one of my aunts.
I just wanted to bring some spring into her life now that we are having such a dreary summer.....
I stamped a background on  manila tag with embossing ink. I then heat embossed it with frosted crystal embossing powder by the antiquities line from Ranger. It is my absolute favourite embossing powder. I then inked the background using various colours of distress ink. I stamped a floral design with Sepia Archival ink. The letters were stamped in Jet Black stazon ink. I added some liquid pearls for a hint of colour.

 I added a lace trim and some mini paper roses to finish the whole spring theme off.
I like how it all came together. I hope Elly loved it too...
Until next time...
Take care