Tim’s Snowflakes


Hello all!

Today is all about simplicity and Tim ūüôā

I’ve heat embossed the snowflakes in Hero Arts white embossing powder.¬† They are from a new set from Tim Holtz called Mini Swirly Snowflakes.

Then it was play time with my Distress Oxides. The colours used today are Faded Jeans, Broken China and Peeled Paint.  Just kept rubbing an ink pad on my craft mat, spraying it with a bit of water and dipping my watercolour paper through it.  Each layer was dried with my heat tool before I added the next.  Just love the soft dreamy sort of feel from these colours!

For the finishing touches, a bit of Tim’s tape and some of Lucy’s Little Things for sparkle.

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Merry Making – Day 3


It’s Day 3 of the Merry Making class and again so many great ideas and tips!¬† I focused on a design from May Park.¬† It’s fun, it’s fresh and quite unique for a Christmas design.

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Featured Designer CAS Mix Up – Song Bird

It’s a day full of posts for this girl ūüôā ¬†Check out my April Mixed Media Card challenge post¬†here. And don’t forget to check out my Guest Designer post for the Graciellie Designs blog hop¬†here.

So thrilled to be the Featured Designer for the CAS Mix Up this month.  Thank you, Loll and Bonnie!

And here’s their challenge for the month…one that’s right up my alley – stenciling ūüôā

I started out with some watercolor paper and a spray mist. ¬†Then I added some translucent embossing paste through the reverse side of my ARTplorations Perched Bird stencil. Why the reverse side you ask? ¬†It suited my layout better. ¬† Once I lifted off the stencil, I used a spatula to add texture to the paste. ¬†That gives some high and low areas for stamping which adds more texture. Then it was dried a bit with a heat gun and left to dry for a while longer. Again, you can get even more texture by heating with a heat gun…it will bubble up a bit.

Next, it was stamped with a Stampendous Music Score stamp with Archival Ink. ¬†Another option would be Staz-On if you don’t have Archival Ink. ¬†I heat set the Archival Ink, just to be sure. ¬†Then I watercolored with three shades of Distress Inks, blending each into the next color. ¬†And then I wiped most of the excess Distress Ink from the bird with a baby wipe.

A simple stamped sentiment from STAMPlorations Art Marks and my usual smattering of sequins and done!

Check out what Loll and Bonnie have for you this month!

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SCS Color Challenge

Hello! ¬†I’m sharing my guest designer cards for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge this week. ¬†The colors we’re working with are Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi, and our dessert option this week is to make two cards…one CAS and one more fussy.

My CAS design starts with a soft watercolor wash in blue.  Next I inked up my Penny Black tree stamp with the green ink and spritzed it lightly with water before stamping, and then added the sentiment from Verve and a crystal star.

Basically the same steps for the more detailed card…but I added several layers of the blue for the background. ¬†Using the same technique on a separate sheet of watercolor paper, I then die cut the Tim Holtz tree and added some Finnabair Snowflake Paste. ¬†The little PTI cardinals were cut out of Cherry Cobbler and the same crystal stars were used for a bit more sparkle.

Challenges entered:

Just Us Girls #319:  watercoloring

The Paper Players PP271:  CAS Christmas card

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