zaterdag 31 december 2011

Secret box - Grungy Monday 30

Hi everyone,

A while ago I got from the super kind Heather, her spare scorpal, because I had none. Thanks again so much, Heather! I'm so happy with it! Still can believe you just send it to me :)! hihi.
And now I finally have time to play with. I knew immediately what my first project would be! The secret box of Heather! It was quite a challenge for a first project, but with the clear instructions and the videos I was able to make one in my first try! I'm also joinging in with Grungy Monday #30. It's been a while since I've played along. It's not quite Tim Holtz grungy, but I find it grungy enough to join in :).
I've used tissue tape on the sides of the drawers. I filled the drawers with all kinds of grungy metal embellishments. The bottom tray is not very easy to access, so I put the larger embellishments in there, because they are easier to grab:). I'm so happy with my secret box!

The result:







The materials:
  • Scorboard
  • Card Stock: Bo Bunny and Bazzil
  • Glossy accents
  • Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz

Thank so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful new year!!

Sandra

donderdag 29 december 2011

Invitation to my birthday party!

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful time with the festivities, the last few days! I sure did! Lots of food and family! Love this time of year. And the festivities just keep coming because my birthday is just around the corner.
For my birthday I'm gonna invite some of my friends to my birthday party. As always I sent an invitation out to them. The day before yesterday, I made the first invitation and did lots of prep, so yesterday at Lein's house I did the mass production. I rarely do mass production, so I was really surprised that it took me forever to finish them. I had prepared a lot, and I thought I would get it done within 2 hours. We had a tight schedule as we wanted to go to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie. But we succeeded!

The result:








The required materials:
  • Distress Ink: spun sugar, frayed burlap, antique linen
  • Embossing powder: clear, glitter
  • Rhinestones
  • glossy accents
  • Embossing folder: Tim Holtz
  • Stamps: Teresa Collins, kaiser craft
  • Vagabond
  • Cutting Templates: My Favorite Things, memory box
  • Uni-ball pen: white
  • Stickles: cotton candy
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Memento: Tuxedo Black
  • Kraft paper and envelope with tag
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Flowers: Prima Marketing
  • Charm: Key

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you next time!
Sandra

zaterdag 24 december 2011

Merry Christmas - Another Tim tag

Hi everyone,

Jeez, the time went by fast. Tomorrow is already Christmas. And therefor I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry christmas!! Hope you enjoy yourselves during this gerat holiday! And I also wanted to share one more christmas themed project.
I'm entering this tag for Simon Says Stamp and Show and Our Creative Corner challenge. For OCC, my inspiration is a bow, I have bows everywhere.
During the first 10 tags of 12 tags of Christmas from Tim, I didn't have alcohol inks. And this seemed like a good time to practice the techniques that Tim used for tag 5 and 7. I don't have many different colors, so I had to work with all the colors I had. Green-ish, blue-ish and silver. I kept the tag very simple, mainly because I want to show the techniques it did. I didn't get the right result for the technique of tag 5, but I actually like the outcome also.
The result:




The required materials:
  • Transparent sheet
  • Alcohol Ink: Lettuce, Silver, Pool, Stream
  • Alcohol blending solution
  • Stamp: Tim Holtz
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glassine kraft paper
  • Uni-ball pen: white
  • Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a Merry Christmas!
Sandra

woensdag 21 december 2011

Mission Impossible birthday card

Hi everyone,

Recently I made ​​a birthday card of Sherlock Holmes for Marjolein. There were some changes of plans. So now today we're going to see Mission Impossible 4 and next week  Sherlock Holmes. And therefor I wanted to make another movie card. Unfortunately I didn't have much time to make it, so I stuck to the Sherlock Holmes concept. This time I used magnets, which I got from Lein, so the card stays closed. The pictures are from the official website. The IMF logo I made ​​myself.

The result:

 





The materials:
  • Photos of MI official website
  • Distress Ink: frayed burlap, antique linen
  • Glossy accents
  • # 8 manila tag
  • Paper distresser
  • Magnet
  • Hinge clip

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you next time!
Sandra

maandag 19 december 2011

Another color challenge christmas card

Hi everyone,

OCCC also has a color challenge, and I had to make another christmas card. Perfect! This time I didn't use such bright colors. I didn't want to hurt your eyes again:). I have used perfect pearls as a little sparkle on the button, but it doesn't show well on the picture. I used the owl stamp again. It's such a cute stamp, don't you think?  I have to practice my coloring skills more. Maybe take a class. Yes, I think I'll make it a goal for 2012!

The colors from OCCC:


The result:





The materials:
  • Distress Ink: spun sugar, tumbled glass, broken china, tattered pink, by barn
  • Stamp: Recollection and Tim Holtz
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Memory Box that: buttons
  • Embossing powder: Clear

Thanks so much for stopping by. Till next time.
Sandra

zondag 18 december 2011

ColorQ christmas card

Hi everyone,

It's time for a color challenge. With this card, I'm playing along with colorQ. I wanted to make a card of the holiday card bootcamp I recently followed. I made a book of all the pdf's, so I have easy access to these wonderfull cards. And this is one of my favorites, and I didn't had the time to make it​​ yet, till now.
The inverted scallop edge, I've made ​​in Make the Cut! and cut with my eCraft.
 
This weeks colors of colorQ:



The result:





Materials used:
  • Stamps: Studio G
  • Rbbon
  • Versamark
  • Embossing Powder: White
  • Punch: circle, 16mm
  • eCraft
  • Scraps of paper

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you next time!
Sandra

woensdag 14 december 2011

Sherlock Holmes birthday card

Hi everyone,

I had actually planned a little break for myself, after the 12 tags of christmas. But I still had a to make a birthday card for a friend of mine. And I also wanted to join in again with Simon Says Stamp and Show. This time the theme is depth.
My friend wanted to see the new movie of Sherlock Holmes. So we (Lein and I) give her cinema vouchers as her gift. Yesterday, I visited Ira's blog ​​and she had a super fun idea for a Christmas card with a plain ticket. That was such a great idea for the birthday card. So I visited this site and made a plain ticket. And I wanted to make the card a Sherlock Holmes theme.
This is the result:

 









The materials I used:
  • Distress Ink: stormy sky, faded jeans, sapphire chipped, frayed burlap
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Perfect pearls: Pewter
  • Perfect medium
  • Versamark
  • Embossing Powder: Clear
  • Paper distresser
  • 3d foam
  • Gear, spinner, fastener
  • Twine
  • Hinge clip

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next time!
Sandra

dinsdag 13 december 2011

12 tags of christmas album - guest designer for Use it tuesday!

Hi everyone,

I'm sad but at the same time also excited! I've been very busy with the 12 tags of Christmas of Tim Holtz. And can't believe that it's over! That's why I'm sad. But I'm excited because I'm guest designer for Use it Tuesday! I'm so honored to be a part of this incredible design team for this week.
The theme is Holiday.  So I wanted to make something to show off my 12 tags of christmas. And I came up with sort of a display/album. This way it's part of my Christmas decorations!
I used eyelets for clothing from my stash. Since I started with paper crafting I forgotten all about them. I've used them for the covers. The advantage of the garment eyelets is that it also has a nice back side! You're very limited with setting the eyelets in paper. So I want a Big Bite! haha. I know what I'm asking for Christmas!

Here is the result:











 The materials I used for this project:
  • 1mm thick cardboard
  • Eyelets
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
  • Idea-ology: ornate plate, corners
  • Design cardstock: Bo Bunny - Snowfall
  • Grunge paper
  • Bookbinding Rings
  • Die On the Edge - scalloped
  • Sandpaper
  • Dabber paint: pearl
  • Ribbon
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you next time!
Sandra

maandag 12 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 12

Hi everyone,

It's time for the final tag, number 12. What did I have a fun experience with these tags, and learned so much! I have said it several times, but I mean it! It was a great experience and hopefully the adventure continues next year. On one hand I'm kind of glad it's done, because it also brought a bit of stress with it. But that does not outweigh the experience:).So on the other hand I'm sad that it's over, because of the energy and all the contacts, and learning new techniques.
But Tim goes out with a bang! Because Tim definitely saved the best for last. And of course I don't have all the supplies, such as tissue paper and the doll. And still I made this tag without any doubt, I just went with it! I'm very happy with my tag, I think it's the most beautiful of the 12!
 
Here is the result:





The materials:
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Dabber paint: pearl, snow cap
  • Acrylic paint: aqua
  • Tissue tape
  • Vintage tinsel
  • Ribbon
  • Grunge Paper
  • Button
  • Alumimiun foil
  • Die : Festive greenery
  • Charms
  • Rhinestones
  • Stamp: Tim Holtz
  • Vinyl

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see you soon. Don't be a stranger now ;).
Sandra

zondag 11 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 11

Hi everyone,

Just one more to go... :(. Today's tag is very pretty. And besides the melting, it seemed like a simple tag... Yeah  right, everything went wrong! The ink was not dry, so I smeared it al over the place, and I was working with alcohol inks and it dripped on my tag.I did my print-and-cut method, and that went wrong also. I've ruined a lot of glossy cardstock. So I cut them out by hand... Sigh!
I don't have a melting pot, shrink film or UTEE. So I used a clear sheet and and run it true my vagabond with a decorative strip (festive greenery, what else?!) ... But that does not work. Even if you go back and forth. I had to think of something else. I took another piece of the clear sheet and went to work with alcohol inks. Found it rather difficult, this is my first time with alcohol ink (yes I bought them!). Then I stuck some white cardstock behind it and cut it out some holly leaves with my eCraft! For creating some thicknes I used glossy accents.
 
Here the result:




The materials:
  • Glossy Cardstock
  • Distress inks: fired brick, vintage photo, sapphire chipped, faded jeans, broken china, walnut stain
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Glossy accents
  • Alcohol Ink: Lettuce, Meadow
  • Clear sheet

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tomorrow is the last day of the 12 tags! Hope to see you then!
Sandra

zaterdag 10 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 10

Hi everyone!

It's time for tag 10 and this tag is really amazing. How Tim thinks of adhere tape to paper and then put it into warm water and rubbing the paper off, so the top layer remains on the tape?! I'm totally impressed with all the new techniques I learn every day.
Today I didn't have some of the supplies, like the facets, so I set my brain to work, to think what I could do as an alternative. And first I started with a test run to see if the technique with adhesive tape and hot water really is as easy as Tim does make it appear. But it's really easy! What a fun way to make an embellishment! Unfortunately I did not have the facets and still no metal foil, so I had to get the tin foil again and instead of using a facet I used glossy accents. Because of the tape I couldn't use embossing powder. That would make it much faster than the dry time of glossy accents.
 
Here's the result:




I'm so happy with the festive greenery decorative strip! I use it everytime now:).

The materials:
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, moss forest, ice spruce, frayed burlap
  • Paint dabber: gold, snowcap
  • Die: festive greenery
  • Glossy accents
  • Ribbon, mesh, lace
  • Vintage tinsel
  • Button
  • Rhinestones
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz, kaiser craft
  • Twine

 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Sandra

vrijdag 9 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 9

Hi everyone!

Today it's time for tag 9! Only 3 more to go after this one. I also love tag 9. And how wonderful that mr & mrs. stampers anonymous were visiting Tim in his studio. Personally I found the tag of Ted the most beautiful. And I decided to combine the two in my tag.
On my way home I found myself in the local craft store... I couldn't help myself, and I bought the holiday lamppost and festive greenery. I told myself that I could use the Lamppost for non Christmas project also and the festive greenery is just so versatile. And I think that is true. Still need a little practice with the making the greenery pretty.

Here the result:



The materials:
  • Distress Ink: tumbled glass, shabby shutters, vintage photo
  • Paint Dabber: pitch black, snow cap
  • Dies: Holiday Lamppost, Greenery Festive
  • Embossing powder: Puffs, clear
  • Stickles: xmas red, lime green, picket fence
  • Glossy accents
  • Grunge paper
  • Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow!
Sandra

donderdag 8 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 8

Hi everyone,

When I saw today's tag, I was completely over the moon with joy. The theme is steampunk christmas! And I have almost every supply for making this tag! This tag is absolutely my favorite of the 12 tags!
I'm a real doubter, I over think everything, which is not good for your creativity. But with this tag I knew what I wanted to make from the get go! Did have some doubts here and there, but that's who I am ;), and who doesn't? The tag I made is my all time favorite! I had so much fun dressing those men up!

The result:







The supplies I used:
  • Distress Ink: Vintage photo, tumbled glass, broken china, walnut stain, frayed burlap
  • Distress stains: fired brick, shabby shutters
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz
  • Stickles: xmed red
  • Glossy accents
  • Gears and spinners
  • Grunge paper
  • Vintage tinsel
  • Paint dabber: snow cap, gold
  • Rhinestones
  • Perfect pearls: perfect pearl

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love to see you tomorrow!
Sandra

woensdag 7 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 7

Hi everyone!

It's stormy outside, and today is my day off, so this afternoon I sat down for day 7 of the 12 tags of Christmas. The techniques featured today are kraft glassine with alcohol inks. I must confess that I've ordered alcohol inks the other day, but unfortunately I didn't receive them yet. So I've been experimenting with a little piece of glassine and distress ink, but I didn't like the green. Eventually I used paint dabbers and made different shades of green. Then I wrinkled it up and sanded it and inked the veins with distress. I did the background again with distress ink instead of stains. Then I did go over it a bit more  with a blending tool with the same colors for a bit more effect and also so I could make drops with water. Half way through, I almost wanted to start over, but I'm glad I didn't! It turned out great!
Unfortunately you can't see the glassine through the paint but I'm just glad I finally used it! haha. I also, as Tim said, bought it because I was curious about it, and didn't know what to do with it! LOL. Another first, I used archival ink for embossing. And it works perfectly! Don't have black embossing powder, so that's why I used archival ink and clear embossing powder). The holly is cut with my eCraft machine.

The result:





The materials:
  • Kraft paper, glassine
  • Lace, ribbon, mesh, vintage tinsel
  • Pearls
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz, Prima Marketing
  • Distress Ink: pumice stone, antique linens, old paper, frayed burlap, vintage photo, walnut stain
  • Embossing powder: Clear
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow for another tag!
Sandra

dinsdag 6 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 6

Hi everyone!

We already are half way through the 12 tags of Christmas! I can't believe how much I've learned already. Although it takes all of my free time, I'm so happy I'm joining in! And today I've got a nice blinkie button tp put on my blog from the 12 tags! How cool is that! Tim has it on his blog! So if you want to get it also, that's were you can grab it.

Today's techniques are about using metal foil and paint dabbers. Pfeww, at least I have one of those two, the paint dabbers to be precise. But not Christmas like colors. I used tin foil instead of the metal foil. I also didn't have any Christmas-related embossing folders (only the snowflake one), so I decided to just go for the technique. But when it was finished, I also wanted to make a Chrismas / winter tag. Then I found some silver packaging which I could use instead of metal or tin foil! The packaging wasn't big enough for a #8 tag, but still big enough to make a tag out of it. Because the silver packaging was made out of paper with a silve coating, the paint wasn't easy to brush off. I spend an hour or so on it! But I'm pleased with the result, too bad that I can't make a great picture of it. The background is done with snow cap with a little tumbled glass over it for the clear embossing powder and also for the effect. But never the less, I like the last tag the most. Which one do you like the best? Please let me know!

The two tags:






The materials for the two tags:
  • Paint Dabber: lettuce, pitch black, espresso, snow cap, gold
  • Distress Ink: walnut stain, tumbled glass, frayed burlap, shabby shutters
  • Flowers
  • Ticket
  • Embossing folders
  • Embossing Powder: Clear
  • Tim foil
  • Charm
  • Ribbon
  • Mesh
  • Button die: memorybox
  • Pearl
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Sandra

maandag 5 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 5 with SSS&S

Hi everyone!
Today I wanted to combine the 12 tags of Christmas with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, because the 12 tags are taking up all my time :). This week's challenge is show some elements of time.
I was a bit scared for this days tag, because I don't have any of the supplies that Tim used! I have no alcohol inks, no reflections stamps and not the die he used. I wanted to run to the store and  get me some reflections stamps and alcohol ink. Just in time I realized that the stores are closed on Monday. That made me freak out  more. Fortunately, once I calmed down, I had an idea and I thought of alternatives I could use for this tag. And I'm very pleased with today's result!






When I buy alcohol inks and reflection stamps, I'm gonna give these techniques a try! They're amazing!


The materials:
  • Distress Ink: festive berries, black soot, barn door
  • Stamps: Studio G
  • Vintage tinsel
  • Ribbon
  • Mesh
  • Rhinestones
  • Twine
  • Embossing Powder: white, silver bells
  • Versamark
  • Clock
  • Charm

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Sandra

zondag 4 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 4

Hi everyone,

Wow, what great tags this year, don't you think? I'm blown away by them! This is my first year, but  I looked at the previous years of course. And this year is definitely the best! I'm learning so much and I'm having so much fun! The tag of day 4 is also totally awesome!
I have a few colors of distress stains (but I do have picket fence of course), so I mainly worked with ink and water, unfortunately then the ink already reacted with the water, so I couldn't make the drops.
Then the crackle paint. I don't know what I'm doing wrong (maybe it's the paper...), but I can not get an  thick even layer on it. And if I put more on it, it just goes to the middle ... When it began to crackle I used my heat gun to speed up to process, and suddenly a big bubble came out of it! Huh? Then I had trouble with the stains and the coloring ... Ultimately, it ended up in the trash. Time for a new plan. This time I used a clear sheet and made ​​it white with a paint dabber. And on top, I put glossy accents. No crackle effect, but a nice shiny effect:). It took forever for it to dry!! 
The result for day 4:
 

 
The materials:
  • Manila tag
  • Clear sheet
  • Embossing folder
  • Paint Dabber: pearl, snow cap
  • Charms
  • Vintage tinsel, mesh, ribbon
  • Stamps Bo Bunny, Tim Holtz
  • Distress stains: Picket Fence
  • Distress Ink: weathered wood, tumbled glass, broken china, shabby shutters, frayed burlap
  • Glossy accents
  • Buttons

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you tomorrow!
Sandra

zaterdag 3 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 3

Hi everyone!

It's time for the third tag already! Time goes really fast! But luckily we have a lot more tags to go:). And todays tag is amazing! I like the technique with the custom inkpad very much. It´s so clever. It´s limitless! I didn't have the embossing folder, so I used the VersaMarker to trace some of the words and used clear embossing powder to emboss it. I like how it turned out, hope you do too:).

Here is my tag for day 3:



The materials:
  • Manila tag
  • Stamp: Tim Holtz
  • Vintage tinsel garland (from the etsy shop of Tim Holtz: D)
  • Versa Marker
  • Embossing Powder: Clear
  • Bell
  • Pearls: Kaiser Craft
  • Perfect pearls mists: Heirloom Gold
  • Kraft Core and Coredinations
  • Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you tomorrow for day 4!
Sandra

vrijdag 2 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 2

Hi everyone,

What a creativity unleashes the 12 tags of Christmas from Tim Holtz, don't you agree? I looked at the amazing creations that are on his blog, but also on the ATT group and blogs that I follow. Totally stunning! I'm so glad that I'm being a part of this. It really brings people closer together, and that's what Christmas is all about!
It's day 2 and Tim has made another tag for ​​us as inspiration. I really like that I'm  learning new techniques!
 
Here is my version of day 2:



The materials:
  • Manila tag # 8
  • Distress Ink: festive berries, frayed burlap, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, peeled paint, gathered twigs
  • stamp: Bo Bunny
  • Die: scallops
  • Perfect pearls mists: perfect pearls
  • Embossing powder: clear
  • Paint dabbers: gold, pitch black
  • Canvas and jute
  • Distress Stickles: Picket Fence
  • Grunge paper
  • Split pens 

So glad you stopped by!
Sandra

donderdag 1 december 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 1

Hi everyone,

It's finally time for the 12 tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz! Can you believe it?
I've been looking forward to this event for months. This is my first time and I'm very excited! I love the first day tag! It's gorgeous!
The pine cones I made with a svg file van lettering delights! The Noel sentiment I made in Make the Cut. Both are cut out with my eCraft.
 
Here is the result:




The materials:
  • Distress inks: ice spruce
  • Embossing folder: snowflakes
  • Beads
  • Embossing Powder: superfine white and snow bells (DC)
  • Kraft core and core'dinations
  • Distress Stickles: Picket Fence
  • eCraft
  • Paint dabber: Snowcap
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Pine cones: svg file lettering delights

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you next time!
Sandra