Monday, January 11, 2016

TIM HOLTZ 12 TAGS of 2016 (My Version)

WooHoo! My 3rd year keeping up with Tim Holtz' tutorials for a tag a month.  This year he is going to take previous tutorials from past years and combine a couple to teach how different techniques work well together to create something new.  Here we go!

I decided to theme mine toward Valentine's Day instead of the New Year (using the Tim Holtz stamp set sent a year ago from Mario from being one of the December winners in 2014) - I used an Anna Griffin "love" embossing folder to match and a felt heart and fibers from my stash.  To find Tim's January tag tutorial click HERE.

Some closeups of the top and bottom

Couldn't decide on a focal print so, Made three tags using this month's tutorial.  

A while back I found some vintage photos at a thrift store for 25 cents each.  Thought the one of this bride was just elegant.

Also at the thrift store I found a pack of playing cards with beautiful prints of women from Asia.  Tied it together with some Tim Holtz' rubons and a faux coin.

I wonder who this handsome fellow was.  He was also one of the vintage photos I purchased for a quarter.  The photo was brittle and yellowed so I coated with with Ranger Multi matte for reinforcing.

Made a Separate Post for March's tag since I went a little out of the ordinary - (so there's more pics of it on an individual post)
MARCH 2016

APRIL 2016
Since I was working on some altered gift bags for Halloween, decided to go ALL Halloween for April -- so my texture on the tag around the mosaic I left all bumpy and grungy ... Birch tree die! for the background trees using Sheena's wood texture embossing folder.

Valentine's Day Stick Pins, made from Resin - Presentation in the works - Corset, Vintage Heart, Cupid, Cherub

Working on a stick pin swap for Mini Album Scraps (ning site) - I made some molds with favorite embellies -- and topped my stick pins with the resin - now I'm trying to wait for the enamel paint smell to leave ewww -- time to consider the presentation piece.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Upcycled ( Recycled ) Milk Carton into a Tinker Fairy Steampunk House with Bee and Bird Nest Chimney

Bringing over a few projects from my old blog to keep them in one place. This is a project I did a few years ago for a swap.
  Rinse out a milk carton and let completely dry inside (no yukky smells needed :P )
Then decorate with papers (I used Graphic 45) added a roof from chipboard and loads of embellishments.
 large fairy charm by front door tiptoeing behind a stream made from blue glass chips coated in Glossy Accents with a fish charm jumping out
 The back I kept more plain but had to ad some funnnnnn stuff
 The chimney I glued a bunch of broken pieces from an old grapevine wreath and made a "nest" from moss - added a few plastic "eggs" left over from an Easter craft.
 Pieces of old floral arrangements and a snail shell that I found outside make up the fairy's garden yard
 A giant bumble bee charm to make it look more fairy size and a handmade pink paper flower using McGill Gardenia leaf punch.

Christmas CHUNKY CHARM DANGLE with upcycled Metal Lantern

 Made for a Christmas Dangle Swap at Mini Album Scraps

Found these three metal tea candle lanterns at a thrift shop for 75 cents each.  Painted them white, added some Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink to shabby them up a bit.