Monday, August 4, 2014

Wish You Were Here swap

I created this postcard for the Yahoo group "All Things Tim" - Wish You Were Here swap.  I used Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks for the background and Vintage Photo for the edges.  The background behind the word Voyage is Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.  The stamps are from Classics #1 by Stampers Anonymous and the heart is Tim's Movers and Shapers Mini Hearts die covered with Barn Door ink and his washi tape.  The photo is from my trip to Italy a few years ago (where I still have not finished uploading my photos to this blog!).  I can't wait to see what other post cards I will get in return!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Faux Glass Flowers

My friends and I stayed at our family cottage last weekend and stamped! We did manage to find time for a boat ride and when it got too hot, we jumped in the lake for a nice swim. I demoed this project shown above - Faux Glass Flowers - using the plastic packaging material my Tim Holtz supplies came in (mostly embossing folders).  I cut the flowers out using a Tim Holtz die (what else?!) and then dabbed alcohol ink in various colors on the flowers.  I then dabbed a little alcohol on the flowers to get that stained glass effect - the ink spreads away from the alcohol.  A little black acrylic paint on the edges finishes the flowers.  I used my heat gun to shape the petals. I'll finish these with a decorative brad from my stash at home.