Friday, August 23, 2013

Week 19 Paper Crafters Corner Inspiration Challenge

So this is the scrapbook page Iade to enter the week 19 Paper Crafters Inspiration piece. Using the colors which are the same as Disney and adding some scalloped edges like mickeys ears and tabs like mickeys ears as well as scenic route notebook arrow die cuts and some fun writing! Oh let's not forget the cool 7 Gypsies vintage ephemera in the envelopes I made! Wish me luck! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tim Holtz August Tag but mine is a Scrapbook Page!

Ok so I decided to do an 8.5 x 11 scrapbook page instead of a tag because I really love it and need to go on a Roadtrip! So I followed all of Tim's directions except since my page is larger I chose to place gasoline pump man behind the car to look as though we are pulling up for gas! I also added three mats for photos and or journaling and did glass shatter technique then drying on two squares. I also placed a cute ribbon that matched the colors used but made it a pocket to hold lower part of picture! So fun, now just for the Roadtrip! Vrooooom! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tim Holtz August Tag Challenge!

                     This one is for you Tim and Mario because of your love of Disney!

This Disney Tag is really just like the travel tag completed this monthly Tim! Because of course most of us have to travel to get there! And oh what fun it is! I love Disney World the best! What about you? Ok I will show you what I used and how I made it! Firstly the product used to create this Disney extraordinaire: 
Along with 
Close to my Heart stamp Treasures!Plus I used a digital stamp of Disney girl with balloons from, close to my hearts Treasures stamp for making a wish enjoy your journey for small train and railroad tracks, I used Rangers Mask and some of Scrapbook etc. ribbon honey run varnish and Los Angeles. 
First I positioned #12 Ranger  Tag at first wrong, so I had upside down and backwards girl holding balloons. I strongly recommend you not do this. So I just turned it over and printed with my inkjet RX1800 (love,love,love) onto tag. Plus I just want you to know my scrapbook room is off limits to my hubby otherwise he might turn me in for a cheaper model.  Tee hee.  Then I colored her in with amy new 49 Distress Markers see what I mean? So I really have to win this to show my hubby it's all worth it! Shhhhh! 
Ok here was the tricky part since StazOn ink would have been best on masks but had digital stamp haven't figured that one out yet! Anyway, very carefully cut out the mask of the girl and balloons 
separate. I really didn't have to do this because they just fell off anyway when I did the background! 
Lol. So I strongly recommend doing background first then positioning on printer the Correct way and  printing. Nope that wouldn't work either unless precut masks then positioned just soooo... Oh forget it just do it the way I did it first. :0) I had so much fun coloring! She is pretty with the denim skirt and ripe persimmons top lol but didn't really use faded denim for skirt used Salty Ocean. No really but it's denim. Am I confusing you yet if so join the club! 
The Background was so fun and I enjoyed using the pewter stain on the dandelion and the texture is smooth! Inkedthe edges with ripe persimmons and vintage photo. Then placed ribbon


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week 17 Papercrafter Corners Monday challenge

Paper Crafter's Corner Week Seventeen Monday challenge

 Ok so here is the inspiration for my fun back to school art journal collage! 
And let the drum roll........

 It's school time! 
Ok so Im slightly bummed you can't tell in this picture how cool the background is! I used Dylusions spray ink in multiple layers and over burlap to get the burlap texture in it.  Then I used Tattered Angels chalkboard seven seas spray ink for top left chalkboard! I cut out cute M&M man from June 2013 Rachel Rays Everyday magazine! I also had previously cut out the clock from I believe a Weight Watchers magazine. The ruler is from K & C company life's journey and the top right hand flowers are from Queen & Company. Then of course the mini ruler Mr M & M man is holding so he has everything he needs for school! By far the most fun was creating the background I love Dyan Reavleys Dylusions  spray inks by Ranger.  So I hope I win this weeks challenge! Wish me luck! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Twelve Tags of 2013 "April"

Wow where has the year gone! I can't believe it is April already! I am excited though because tat means fun things are coming, like boating, vacation, grilling out and of course buying some new Tim Holtz stamps, stains, and dies! 
I had so much fun working on this Tag and I used. Ton of product! Rather than listing each one separate I decided to take a picture of everything I used! 

I will do a brief rundown of how I achieved the look I got! I used a #8 black craft tag painted on gesso then sprayed while wet with Rangers Dylusions ink spray then sprayed with water then swiped it through the colors as well then using heat tool dried it as it curled it left a really cool texture. Then using Distress stains I sprayed card with water and swiped them through the different colors and dried with heat tool! I then tore off the Traveled section from the Tim Holtz ideology terminology tissue and using the matte medium I applied to card. The colors saturated through! Then I allowed to dry and went over it and some of the trinkets with brushed pewter rusty hinge and broken china. I took a piece of the butterfly tissue tape and attached to bottom of tag. I then used water color pencils and brush to color in the butterflies in varying colors. I stapled a piece of the film strip ribbon on top of the 3d dragonfly I cut from Graphic 45 paper. And had brushed over with the pewter. I used a Piece of Mica and cut out shape of dragonfly and used alcohol inks then attached trinkets with tiny stapler  and glue. I ran the ribbon through the distress stain and heated. I went around edge with brushed pewter distress stain!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 2013 Spring Tag

I get a kick out of this Benny's tail I made out of the Tim Holtz ideology trimmings by cutting one of the flowers off! The ribbon at the top is Colored using shabby shutters and scattered straw distress stain crumpling then drying with heat tool. I then ran the #8 craft tag through water soaking top half quickly. Then crumpled it up and using heat tool dried it. Once dry I stamped various Stampers Anonymous Attic Treasures on the tag. I colored each separate butterfly using rusty hinge,peeled paint, worn lipstick and dusty concord. With this stamp I also stamped a separate piece of cardstock to cut and apply for dimension!

Next since I do not have the bunny die cut I drew a bunny shape onto My Minds Eye journey cardstock and carefully cut him out. then I used a paper distresser to make the edges a little jagged to give the appearance of fur. I then used clear rock candy to cover and allowed to dry. Once dry I applied a black gemstone for the eye and the cute little bunny tail as described earlier. I made his Bowie out if a tattered floral by folding one petal over and used platinum stickles and clear rock candy distress stickles to cover. 

I the made the Easter eggs using my Close to my Heart Happy Easter egg and using the distress ink pads rusty hinge, peeled paint and Concord grape. Then covered with clear rock candy crackle paint and allowed to dry.      
I then cut a piece of green ribbon I had into three pieces to fit bottom of tag to create the grass. I cut them 3/4 of the way down several times to create fringe effect. Then adhered to card. 

I placed a tattered flower I made for the challenge that I didn't use and applied it to the lower left corner. I attached the bunny so that he was just under the first layer of ribbon and the eggs I used 3D Sloan sticker o add depth. I then cut the journey out of The My Minds Eye cardstock and adhered a butterfly and attached just above the bunny like a word bubble. And attached remaining two butterflies! The ribbon was tied to the top of the tag and there you have it! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


So I needed to make some thank you cards yesterday and didn't have a lot of time to play with different textures and colors. I started out cutting the dress form from and the spool of thread out of thin chipboard. Then using an elastic wire ribbon I tied five lengths of tulle to it and tied around waist. I then folded a black piece of tulle several times and draped it at bodice securing in back with tape. I then placed extra small gems around neck. I wrapped thin ribbon around the spool and secured with Tim Holtz Trinkets pin. Next I cut a Bingo card from scrapbook paper and a 43/4"x6 3/4"  piece of background words paper. I attached to 5x7 craft card. I then secured each piece with ultimate glue to card!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Challenge

I had so much fun creating yesterday! First I must say I made this book of curiosities from a kit I bought through
Isn't it fun? But I felt it needed something more so when Tim's challenge came up I thought that would be a perfect dimensional element on my book! Well I used multiple different textures and even loved how the metal tape flowers turned out but the one I chose for the book was made from the packing my new dishes came in!  That's right! I used my vagabond machine I got for Christmas, along with distress stains to color. Forgive me but I had to create a blog to post a picture so I didn't take pictures of each stage but lesson learned I won't let that happen again! I hope you had as much fun as I did!
Sandra Nosek