Wednesday, August 26, 2015

12 tags of 2015 - August

Hi everyone,

What a cool tag Tim has made for the August one of the 12 tags of 2015! I like the grungy colors. For my tag I wanted happy bright colors, because of the theme of my tag. But also because it's still summer, and want to hold on to it as long as possible...

The picture of the girl with her doll I found on tumblr. Unfortunately I didn't save the link, else I could have shared this picture. The inspiration for this tag is looking back on great memories.
I only have the Christmas word blocks, so I made my own words with the Alpha Thinlits. I was surprised I could make all the words that I wanted in one go. Wow!



The new design tape is perfect for keeping thinlits together. The adhesive isn't too strong and it leaves no residue.I printed the girl with the laser printer on white cardstock. After a layer of Multi Medium Matte, I did some photo tinting.

 

For the rest, I followed Tim's instruction as far as I had the supplies.










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Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, August 24, 2015

Movie night! with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I came up with the challenge for this week: "Ticket, please!". From airline tickets to bus tickets, from movie tickets to concert tickets and from die cuts tickets to stamp tickets. Let's see your tickets, please!




Almost every week I go to the movies (I have a membership for 5 years now) and if I had kept all the tickets, I could cover up a large portion of a wall, for sure. This gave me an idea for my tag this week.
In this video (my first one ever!) you can see the whole process. Well, almost the whole process. Something went wrong in the end with recording and the last part didn't record...



The Walnut Stain Distess Ink pad was just re-inked early that day. That caused for the strange blending while I was making the background. With the ticket stamp from the Curiosity possibilty I stamped a random pattern. With the Numbered stencil and Pistachio Cracked Paint Distress I added a lighter color. I needed a touch of bright color against the dark background.
 
 

Before I die cut the letters I applied some dots with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and the Dot Fade stencil. I wanted to give them the marquee look. I went over the dots with a White Sharpie pen and with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush I went over the whole letters.



I wanted more film ribbon at the top of the tag. So I stamped with StazOn the Bo Bunny Film Ribbon onto a piece of transparency. When I had cut it out I heated it with a heattool till it became soft (it kind of melts). You must be very careful, because when it's soft, it's also very hot! Using tweezers, I managed to get it through the hole of the tag and I played with it till I was pleased with the shape.


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tag with a Twist of Citron

Hi everyone,

This Monday and it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge: "Citrus with a twist." Based on Twisted Citron Tim Holtz Distress Ink color:
Twisted Citron has me thinking about all things citrus, neon and fresh! This week from oranges to bright fresh color we want to see how you'll use citrus ... with your own twist.



I wanted to play with Twisted Citron for this tag. I really like this color and it's a great addition to the existing palette. I didn't only play with Twisted Citron, I used Hickory Smoke and Mermaid Lagoon too of the new 2015 colors. Amazing how well these go and blend together.



After the background, I made with Black Marble my trusty splashes. And this time I chose a different background stamp, Numbers of Kaisercraft. Since the tag was a bit dark, I wanted to add some lighter color. I mixed a little Twisted Citron with some Crackle Paste and used the Mini Brick stencil. I applied a medium layer, so I got nice crackle on this bricks. When the crackle was dry, I applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink with Ink Blending Tool, to accentuate the crackle effect. The ink stains it.




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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mason Jar Flowers

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and it brings a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge along with it. This week, team mate Michelle wanted to see on our homegrown summer inspired projects. So let's show it to her.


As childern my siblings and I had our own part of the garden that we were allowed to maintain. We were free to decide what we wanted to grow there. I tried to grow vegetables (I failed, I don't have a green thumb), but also poppies, sunflowers and other wild flowers. The wild flowers were easy to grow ... Not only from my own garden, but also where ever I could find other beautiful wild flowers I picked them for my mother. She loved them and put them in a jar or a vase.

 

This was my inspiration for my card. First I stamped the jar and flowers. I masked off the jar with masking tape and flowers with Liquid Frisket. I also masked off the top and bottom of the card. After the liquid masking was dry I started with the background. I've inked the Petites Floral Stencil with Squeezed Lemonade and Shabby Shutters and stamped with the inkup stencil like a stamp.

 

After I've made several layers, such as the Typo stencil with Broken China and stamping what the Messy stamp, it was time to take all the masking off. The flowers I colored in with Distress Markers and left a white border around the edges. And the jar I gave a shade and a bit of blue glow hoping it gives it the illusion that there is water inside. To make the jar shinny like it's made from glass, I've applied a thick layer of Glossy Accents.

 

Despite the card was inspired by picking flowers for my mother, it was created for a male colleague. To still give a little masculinity I've adhered two male Potty People.


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, August 3, 2015

Making a memory book

Hi everyone,

Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's theme is: "Make a plan." Do you have a planner where you're creative in? Or maybe a project in which you share your plans. Join in and share it with us.



I made an art journal spread to motivate myself to make a memory planner. It's basicly a diary but then with pictures and embellished. It already worked! I'll show you a few pictures of my memory planner at the end of this post.



Personally, I don't take pictures at all, only on trips or something. It's so easy to take them with our smartphones these days (I sound just plain old saying this, haha) and yet I don't take the time often enough to make one. It's something I need to work on. That's why I took a selfie for the occasion.



First I started with the background, stamping actually. For this I used some planner-ish stamps, like Captured from Bo Bunny and DIY Date from Simple Stories. I've stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink twice, so the first one is black and the second one is the lighter one, the ghost image. This gives it a playful effect. To bring a little color in I chose Neon Pink and Picked Raspberry. I'm so happy with the new Hickory Smoke color. This actually goes with anything, love it!





Here are some pages of my new planner. It's actually a notebook I bought and made it into my own memory planner. It holds 160 pages, so just a good 5 months. It got me to January 1st! Need to think of something for next year... I embellished the whole planner in advance, so I only have to write what happed that day and add a picture.









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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, July 27, 2015

Corrugated Curiosity

Hi everyone,

Monday equals a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week we ask you to not use regular paper, but special paper such as glitter paper, corrugated cardboard, tissue paper, vellum etc. Let the challenge begin!


I like corrugated cardboard and hadn't used it for a while. I usually use it with neutral and darker colors, it seemed like a fun idea to bring in some bright colors this time. For the background I chose Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Fossilized Amber.



To bring together the two corrugated board pieces in the two corners and also the sentiment, I stamped it on a piece of vellum. With the Barn Door Distress Marker I colored in the word "Curiosity", and I gave it a bit of sparkle with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.



For contrast, I played with the Botanical Remnant Rubs, only the cardstock I used is somewhat porous and is not really suitable for rub-ons. The top layer of the cardstock came off in some places... After a bit of fidgeting I managed to get them on. It needed more dimension, so I have doodled a little with a White Sharpie Pen.






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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

Thursday, July 23, 2015

12 tags of 2015 - July

Hi everyone,

It's 12 tags of 2015 time again for the month of July, and I didn't wait until the end of the month. Oh yeah! Maybe this will stick... Tim has made another super stunning tag.

I actually had none of the basic elements, like the stamps, and the paper that he used for the background. I've therefore chosen  Tissue Wrap and a few of the Paris to London stamps. Despite that they are minis, they're still too big for the #8 tag and used a # 10 tag instead. I've always used the #8 tags, and I almost forgot I had larger ones.



A blessing in disguise when I the English flag stamp didn't complete take on the Distress cardstock, now I could color it :).



Luckily I did have the MicroGlaze, that stuff is amazing. I also use it on envelopes when I have something that isn't waterproof. Must apply a very thin layer and remove the excess so that it no longer sticks. Otherwise it becomes a mess at the post office :).



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Hugs,
Sandra