Thursday, December 26, 2013

Unity's FWF - December 27, 2013

Another Christmas card for 2013! 
I love this little penguin! He reminds us to relax and enjoy the season!

Wishing you all the best for 2013!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Unity FWF 12.6.13

This is my first attempt at Anna-Karin's technique of using gesso, dry embossing, and acrylic paint! The stamp is from Unity's "Tags, Glorious Tags". 

I will keep practicing!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Unity FWF - 11.22.13

This is a birthday card for my granddaughter, Kyla. Can you tell that the flourishes pop-up when you open the card?
I have had a couple of questions about how I made this pop-up so I will link you up with the Sizzix-Karen Burniston designed die!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Unity FWF 11.15.13

I used Karen Burniston's A2 die with circle label 3-D Pop N Cut insert and her Love Set Sizzlet to make this card. My stamp is Phyllis Harris' Autumn Joy.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sizzix Fall Craft Photo Challenge

Give Thanks is a banner I made from a PDF file. I do not know where I got it! Sorry! I added pieces cut from the Fancy Label die and embossed with Bricked embossing folder.

Happy Fall!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Unity's FWF 11.1.2013

A Little Tag!

This tag was included in the "Tags, Glorious Tags" set. I used the "Tag" set and "Halloween Chatter" to stamp it.  I made the tag for my Granddaughter's Halloween Bag.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Unity's FWF 10.25.2013

This is the first time that I have inked up this stamp! I love Phyllis Harris stamps! I love autumn!
Factoid alert: of the 25 days of this month we have had fog 22 of the days!  It is crazy fall here - and not very warm. But it is better than the usual rain!
So a fall card for this week because that is where my head is!

Sorry the crackle paint is not quite dry!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It Is Crystal Clear Now!

This is a birthday card for my niece. I wanted to try using a transparency with Karen Burniston's Accordian Flip Album and Frame and Label Dies. I love this technique. I used Maggie Holmes Collection for Crate Paper. I also used Tim Holtz's Simple Sayings stamp (Happy Birthday and label) and Stazon "Azure" ink.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 5

Day 5 is Embossing Effects

The first project is Rusting with embossing powder. Here is my effort!

Technique 2 is Sticky Powder with Glitter!

Technique 3 is Sticky Powder with Leafing!
Since I don't have leafing I used the glitter transfer paper.

And here are the last three tags!

Tag #4 is the Shabby Chic technique.
#5 is Tarnished Silver.
#6 is the Chalkboard technique.

I am sad that it is over but I have loved Creative Chemistry 102. Anyone can take the class it will always be available in Tim Holtz's website.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friends With Flair 10-11-13

This is a card I made while taking the Creative Chemistry 102 (online) with Tim Holtz.  I like this version!

The stamps are from the SMAK kit "Going Places" Feb. 2013

Creative Chemistry Day 4

ALCOHOL INKS (love them!)

Tag 1 has Faux tinting on the key and lock (not really Patina because these weren't silver to begin with) and Tinted Tinsel.
Tag 2 is Ombre (Love, love, love this technique)
Tag 3 is Monoprint
Tag 4 is Faded Layers (this is a cool effect)!

Can't wait to play some more!!!

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 3

Distress Differently!

Today was fun!
Tag 1 is Photo Tinting (a photo of my grandmother) with Faux Cracked Glass technique on the lightbulb.
Tag 2 is Smudge Stamping (Love this).
Tag 3 is Brayered Stains (I need to practice this one!) with a Distress Glitter butterfly (sorry I didn't have Rock Candy glitter!).

Love the Smudging!!!

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 2

We used stencils with these lessons!

The first tag (I will go across the top first l to r and then the bottom row) is Mixed-Media Layering.
Tag 2 and 3 are Embossing with Stencils (who knew you could do that?).
Tag 4 is Embossing through stencils.
Tag 5 is Stencil Stamping (so awesome!).
Tag 6 is Stencil Sketching.
Tag 7 is Ink Monoprint.
Tag 8 is Paint Monoprint.

Again, I learned so much. Lots of new techniques!

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 1

 Wow! This is so fun! I am learning so many new techniques! Day One is about Distress Paints. The first tag (top left) was one I posted earlier. It has 3 techniques: 1. the fir branches are Colored Crackle (I used paint on one and stain on the other)  2. the pinecone is an Altered Surace 3. the tag is Eroded Metallic.
Tag 2 (center top) is Distress Paint Marbling.
Tag 3 (top right) is another Eroded Metallic.
Tag 4 (bottom left) Stamping Resist.
Tag 5 (bottom right) is Industrial Technique

Thanks to T!m we are learning fun things to do with Distress Paint!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102

I am having so much fun learning all the new techniques in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry! There are 5-6 new techniques everyday for 5 days!

Below is a tag with 3 techniques! The juniper is Colored Crackle, the pinecone is an Altered Surface, and the tag is Eroded Metallic!

Fun, fun, fun!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Flying Easel Cards

Here are two Flying Easel Cards that I learned to make from Karen Burniston

The first is a birthday card for my daughter.

I used Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic paper collection.

The note is on the little card in the envelope.

This Halloween card 
was made with Graphic 45 paper and Sizzix dies - Square Card with Ornate Edge 3D Pop-Up, Majestic Labels and the spider from Spider and Spiderweb 3D Pop-Up.  I clear embossed the spider several times. The ribbon was sprayed with Heidi Swapp's Mustard Color Shine.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Unity's FWF 9.13.13

This is the cover of my Smash Book that I made for my trip to Belize. I used lots of stamps from the SMAK Kit "Going Places" February  2013. I used Color Shine and Distress Paint around the edges. I stamp with Ranger's Archival Ink.