Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

Okay, so you can't see much from this picture!  I need to quit taking pictures at night with the flash!  It is an alcohol ink monoprint background on glossy paper, to which I have added collage elements at the bottom and then covered all with an embossed transparency showing "Postcard", from Tim Holtz of course.  It is rather interesting in person.  I'm hoping if you click on it to get a larger view the details will appear.

This is a very simple Vintage Valentine clip art image enhanced with gold embossing, copper glimmer mist, a decorated facet and some lace.  Again, the sparkle gets in the way of the flash.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

This tag looks washed out in this picture.  It is actually vintage style with lots of sparkle.  The center pink heart (I call this tag Floating Hearts) is painted with Worn Lipstick crackle paint.  The background has a shimmer with Smooch Spray in Pralines n Cream.

I call this tag The Love House.  I used the Tim Holtz texture hammer to add texture to the silver tape that segments the tag.  The flash on the camera made the texture look sparkly!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Here are the projects we are making this Thursday and Friday for Hero Arts Club at Stamp Antonio.  Don't you love all these yummy colors!  And who doesn't like cupcakes and balloons?  Our theme is Happy Birthday, because our Hero Arts club is one year old this month!  If you haven't signed up, you surely want to do so.  I hear someone is bringing a special treat.. I wonder what it could be?!  Here's a hint--it tastes good, it's pretty, and it's pictured on some of these cards!  Oh, and I need to tell you, I executed all of these cards from files on the Hero Arts website.  Most of the stamps are still available, and some are in our workroom.  Some of the coloring is done with Tombow markers and a Dove blender, some is done with pencil, and some are colored with beautiful pigment stamp ink from Colorbox.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tagalicious Tuesday

These are the two tags I will be presenting at Stamp Antonio tomorrow Jan. 11.  I used some die cuts and the new Memory Box papers we got in.  The tag on the right has mostly Tim Holtz elements, while the tag on the left features mostly Hero Arts.  I love the layered look of the pink tag.  It starts with Cranberry colorwash overstamped with a Hero Arts flourish stamp in Stazon white, then is overlaid with a vellum flourish die cut and then stamped pattern tissue.  The mica piece is stamped "friend" but it doesn't show up in the picture.  I sewed the lace and ribbon at the bottom by hand, but pre-made the elements for the class since the sewing was really difficult--I had to go through layers of lace, then the ribbon, and it is adhered with red line tape plus the tag layer.  Never doing this again!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Tags for the New Year

These are the two tags we will be making on Tagalicious Tuesday Jan 4 at Stamp Antonio.  They both fit the theme of "winter", and I hope this doesn't come as too big of a surprise to our tag makers.  I just can't do Valentines yet.  The following Tuesdays will all be Valentine tags, I promise.  I have used both Tim Holtz tree dies and coupled them with winter imagery for this Tuesday's session. Lots of stickles!