Dec 10, 2017

Tim Holtz Great Outdoors Stamped Polar Bear Tag

Today I'm sharing my Tag 9 for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.  I was inspired by every detail of Linda's Tag 9 and could have created the exact same tag, as I loved it so much!  But I'm trying to diversify my colors this year and decided to switch to an aqua for the background and use white trees.

I hadn't given this sweet bear from my only new Tim Holtz Christmas stamps any love, so I tripple embossed him and perched him on some Stampendous Shaved Ice mixed with some texture paste.  I used a Quote Chip and some floss with a TH pinecone charm.  This was inspired by a card my friend Carol made.  :)

My friend Madelyn let me use her amazing tree dies.  They were cute from quite thin CS, so I mod podged them onto my inky tag.  I used Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to create the color.  I coated the top with more MP.  I embossed the snowflakes from the same set and added some sequins.  I really like the cheery feel of this tag and hope you do to.  So why not play along for a chance to win a $50 or $25 gift card from the sponsor the Funkie Junkie Boutique?

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Dec 9, 2017

Tim Holtz Purple Snowflake Nordic Christmas Tag

I'm skipping around a little and sharing Tag 10 for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.  I have been doing tons of deer projects, so I decided to go a snowy route with this one, but was inspired by Linda's Tag 10 stenciled background, use of snowflakes, sentiment banner and most of all her use of GLITTER PASTE!  Woo hoo!  I'm so happy that she announced that she's now carrying it in the Funkie Junkie Boutique (check out the new products tab).

My friend Madelyn had this exquisite set of Tim Holtz snowflake stamps, so I stamped and embossed lots of tags and cards (more to come).  To create the dimension Linda had on her tag, I layered with a Paper Snowflake die cut and a Tim Holtz button (shank cut off).

My background was inked with Milled Lavendar and Dusty Concord DI to create the embossing resist.  I used the Holiday Knit stencil and BoBunny glitter paste for the bottom portion.  The stamped sentiment is from an old TH set.  I layered some snowflake washi tape at the bottom and mounted my tag onto silver metallic kraft core.

I used a simple seam binding bow and silver embroidery floss with a couple of bells as my topper.  I made this tag especially to inspire my friend Madelyn, who loves the color purple and always shares her stamps with me!  Thanks doll!  <3  I hope you'll play along with Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge, which is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Perhaps you will win either the $50 or $25 gift certificate prize!  To see Linda's tag, click HERE.

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Dec 7, 2017

PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella and Kay Carley Glittery Christmas Card

Today I'm sharing my final post for Stamps & Stencils.  It has been such a hard decision, but I feel the need to slow down these days.  Our team lead and lovely hostess Sue has chosen the theme Festive Stamps AND Stencils.  She says, "Now normally to join in with us we ask you use either stamps or stencils, but for this challenge I want to see both and lots of them with a Festive theme! So dig out all your stamps, maybe some long forgotten that need some love and all of your stencils and let them take centre stage!"

I couldn't get enough of the glitter paste as used on the project below which I posted HERE yesterday.  It is so very festive!  Again, I painted greyboard with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic {Pewter} then stenciled on the gorgeous new holiday PaperArtsy Stencil 067 {by Kay Carley} with BoBunny glitter paste.

I embossed all of my edges with Stampendous Frantage.  

My sweet friends Madelyn and Bonnie and I were playing around with the PaperArtsy {Lynne Perrella} Collection (LPC018) images and embossing this lovely lady onto dark colored card.  I really wanted to complete a card as a tribute to our fun times together over the weekend.  The sentiment is fussy cut from PaperArtsy E³ {Sara Naumann} from the Eclectica³ Collection (ESN17), embossed in white onto scrap inky card.

To add interest to the dark portions, I splashed on a mix of Perfect Pearls with water and also watery gesso.  I embossed the edges of this panel the same.  Now, I ran out of time but wanted to share some experiments I made with making my own glitter paste...

I mixed 1/5 of this little vial of glitter with about 1/2 TBSP of soft gloss gel.

I used it on the same type of painted background.  The result was a little lacking.  Not glittery enough and too much clear areas.  I then dumped in that much more glitter to the remaining paste.  You can see below how thick and chunky it is.  It's pretty in its own way, but not at all as elegant as the BoBunny glitter paste.  But I thought it would be fun to share.  I still hope to use these in future projects.  :)

It was so hard to photograph my card, but I hope you enjoyed seeing it and are inspired to play along with our current challenge.  It has been such an honor to work with this team for the last TWO YEARS - wow!  I wish each DT member and the challenge every success.  Hugs, Autumn

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Dec 6, 2017

Framed Tim Holtz Christmas Tree and Deer

It's time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Suzz has chosen the theme Most Memorable Gift.  She says, "December for many of us is a time where we give and receive.  That had me thinking about the most memorable gifts I have received over the years.  These including a signed book from one of my favorite authors, handwritten notes from my children, a singing hot dog condiment stand and the first gift my husband gave me when we were dating.  Since this is the season of giving I want you to be inspired by a memorable gift and use that to create a vintage or shabby chic project that captures the inspiration from that gift.  You can make a card, a tag, share a journal entry or any kind of project you desire. Just be sure to mention the memorable gift and how it inspired your creation."

I really thought long and hard about this challenge theme.  I have two most memorable gifts.  The first was from my Grandmother giving me a $2 Transformer toy when I was little.  We had no money at all and she wanted so desperately to give something to us.  I was so moved by this small gift and thrilled to receive a BOY TOY!  My mom would never let me buy boy toys.  LOL!  However, I couldn't quite work out a Transformer art project...  Instead I chose to build a project around a single puzzle piece.  <3  Just before my husband got out of the Army, we were building a puzzle together.  He had to send us on ahead to SC a few weeks before he could officially leave TX.  Well, he carefully packaged that puzzle and brought it to SC with him in his car and when he got home he gave me small wrapped gift that contained the last puzzle piece.  He missed us so much and finished it on his own, but couldn't bear to add that last piece without me.  It was one of the sweetest things he's ever done.  I love you Johnny Clark!  <3

I cut this oldie but goodie Tim Holtz Evergreen tree die from matboard.  Thanks so much Madelyn!  You're the craft queen!  I used the reverse of the cut and painted it with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics {Pewter}.  I used the new PaperArtsy Stencil 067 {by Kay Carley} for and BoBunny glitter paste in silver.  I embossed the edges with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder blend.  I used the same EP for the star and layered with a TH Paper Snowflake die cut from metallic kraft core.

I really wish you could see this IRL, it is the most beautiful elegant combination!    Linda is now carrying this paste in the shop and in a variety of colors (check the new products page)!  EEK!  :)  I layered over Tim's Christmas paper stash.

I used a Holiday Quote Chip to top off the panel.  The frame was painted with Barn Door Distress Paint and then inked with Candied Apple Distress Stain and Vintage Photo DOX.  I dabbed it with Versamark and added more Frantage to give it a frosty look.

The bottom was layered with Stampendous Shaved Ice and Grit Paste to make a snowy, shimmery background.  I tucked in some TH Greens dies, using pearl stickers to accent the berries.

I didn't have the bow die, but made a real bow from seam binding and layered with a TH pinecone and twine.  This was so much fun to make and I'm glad to have used my hoarded TH framed panel.  :)  I hope you're inspired to play along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Make sure to visit the shop for the fantastic end of year sales!

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