Jul 26, 2014

Spunk Fairy - Fitztown

Back with another great image from Fitztown.   Join in on  their Challenge Blog for some fun!
I began with a tag and Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Fired Brick and Barn Door Crackle Paint (Rock Candy) for the crystal ice affect.  I also used an Idealology Arrow Adornment, Mini Gear, Metal Word Band.  A few pieces of screen throughout the tag and some twisted metal that I purchased and was waiting for a good time to use it.  
Ranger's Glossy Accent was used on her top hat,
upper garment.

 "Release the Kraken!" I mean Crackle!

Ranger's Glossy Accent was used on her top hat,
upper garment.
I traced her wings on vellum paper and lightly used my Copic Pen C0, C1 for a translucent affect.
Notice the shadow over her left shoulder and you can have an idea of how I used my Bumble Bee percision scissors.  You can't really tell, but her hair is spiked by the way I used my scissors for detailed snips. 
That's it for now peeps... Don't forget to visit the Fitztown Challenge Blog and see other projects created by the Designers for some Inspiration.
Thanks for taking some time to visit my blog.  Definitely appreciated.  Have a good one!


Jul 23, 2014

Shades of Gray Steam Tag

I'm so excited about how this tag turned out.  There's always a reason for my madness.  I decided to play with the crew over at Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Challenge Winner Prizes sponsored by Inspiration Emporium
 All the metal is what drew me in.
Lots of Tim Holtz Idea-ology candy, it was very satisfying.  

Lots of Ranger products used, patina, glossy accent, paint. 

Steamy enough?


Thanks for visiting.


Jul 19, 2014

Burlap Anakin Memorial

 Hello bloggers, I've been wanting to create this canvas for my loyal friend... Anakin.  I lost him in late February, a week later I lost my dad.  I've yet to mourn either.. and so it begins...
I began with a TH Burlap Canvas.  I used alot of Tim items as I usually do. 
I was inspired by the Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Blog.  You will need to purchase Tim's latest book, Compendium of Curiosities III.  Order from him directly and you can get it autographed!   I was going to join in on the fun but I just couldn't get it going for a while.  Good luck to all the participants on this challenge. 
I am a huge Star Wars fan for those of you who don't already know.  My Anakin was a Black Lab as you can see.  I also have a Princess Leia who is a white German Shepherd.  I also have a Maltese/Shih-tzu named Chase, he was a rescue and he's cute as heck but doesn't like children.  I need Cesar Millan!

I can't get enough of Tim's toys!

He answered to Big Boy and Ani.  He was such a good dog and almost made it to 15 1/2 which is rare for a large size dog.  He was covered with tumors all over his body.

It got to the point where I had to help him up and down with a sling, it kept throwing out my back.  Yes, .the family helped, but he always came to me since my studio leads to the backyard.  It was hard during the winter snow days.  I was there for him all the way..

He stared at me one day as I sat on the couch opposite of where he was and I tell you, he looked mad...  I knew it was time... he barely got up on his own.  That night I slept on the floor with him and cried most of the night.  I cooked him some chicken and rice and he ate it all up... I made alot too.  I took a Star Wars throw I had with me the next morning to see the vet.  I also took Leia, Chase would have been to much.  I sat on the floor with the blanket underneath me and layed him across my legs and said my final goodbye. 
It is never easy... 
Sorry for the downer... I have to move on...
I know... the Force is with him... Always.
Love you Ani...  My true loyal friend...





Jul 16, 2014

Really? What Now? Stampotique Challenge #154

Hello and welcome!  I have been wanting to join in on some challenges and play with some ideas that I've had swimming around my brain lately.  I enjoy viewing the artwork that the designers come up with over at Stampotique.  I decided to go with a stamp named, Winter #6053 by artist Daniel Torrente.  I will be submitting this for the SDC 154 Travel/Vacation
I began with a manilla tag and splashed some TH Distress Inks: Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean & Black Soot.  I also used a TH Stencil, Shatter #THS014

My choice of Copic Pens were:  E00, BG10, BG75, C3.  Multi-liner 3.0 for the words, "baggage, Really, What and Now" on the luggage.

I wrapped a sheet of red metal around a mini plant pot, stuffed it with a bit of moss and a TH Word key with the word, "Life".
I used Ranger's Claudine Hellmuth's Teal, Studio Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint on Winter's shorts.  I stamped an image of small wings on vellum paper, cut it out and twirled it around a pen to make it dimensional.  A package of Colorbox Metal Drops I had purchased at Michaels came in handy, as well as a white airplane brad and a heart shaped rhinestone. 
I snipped off a piece of a chain I had gotten from a yard sale and placed it on Winter's feet and placed it over the plant pot.
  One of the last things I did was to add a piece of white colored dry wheat from Michaels and a generous amount of Glossy Accent on the foreground on each of the blue metallic drops (to give it a realistic droplet effect) and on the words I popped and the luggage bag.  A Teal metallic ribbon added for the finishing touch.
Hope you guys enjoyed my tag and moreso, I hope you were inspired.

Jul 10, 2014

Fitztown's Holiday Challenge #43

Here is my addition to the Holiday Challenge #43
 I used Fitztown's Cutie 12 image and enjoyed embellishing it and putting it onto a Sizzix's Pop 'n Cut, Multi-Tier, 3D Die. 

I used black cardstock, spritz the background with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  The chimney was created by cutting up a plastic piece of doll house bricks and I hand drew the chimney lip with Distressed Inks, Vintage Photo.  A piece of white cardstock for the moon and hand drew the sihlouette of Santa and reindeers with Copic Mult-liner.  A red piece of burlap on the 1st tier with some Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears that I pained with white acrylic paint and placed some xmas embellishments on the lower tier with a piece of screen that I also painted with white acrylic paint.  A Jolee's Santa hat sticker topped the Cutie's head.  Copic pens used to color the Cutie and a red piece of ribbon below the space I left open for journaling.  
Please visit the Fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.com for some more inspiration, and don't forget the Fitztown store for purchasing their beautiful images and remember, comments are always welcomed.
Hope you were inspired!