Showing posts with label eclectic Paperie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eclectic Paperie. Show all posts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Final Post on the eclectic Paperie Blog

We have had a fabulous run as members of the eclectic Paperie Design Team and wish to thank you all for your interest and support over the years. With the eP blog coming to a close at the end of the month, we all wanted to do something special to celebrate the fabulous friendships, tons of inspiration from other team members, from Kim, and from all those who participated in our challenges. Each of the current DT members is taking a day to post some of her favorite makes from her time on the eclectic Paperie team. We hope you enjoy the look back.

Needing more time for her young family, Kim has made the decision to close her brick and mortar shop as well as eclectic Paperie on line -  there are great bargains on the web store (30% off!) so you should go shopping!

I hope you'll take a peek at my post over on the eP blog today.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

CC3 Challenge #10 - Effect Powders

The newest Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge is from page 52 of Tim's book -  Effect Powders.  We cannot disclose the technique used as the ladies wish you to use your own copy of Tim's book to play along.
For this challenge - I worked on a burlap panel.  I used the technique on some pieces I cut from Grunge Board using Alterations dies - Layered Bee, Arch Frame and Pediments.  I also randomly rubbed some Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint over these pieces.
First, I brushed Gesso over the panel and while it was still wet - I layered a piece of Tissue Wrap Melange over it.  Then I layered on my grunge die cut pieces after using the technique on them.
I added a Word Band looped with Linen Ribbon over the Pediment, an Arrow and Philosopy Tag knotted with Linen Ribbon over the Arch Frame after I rubbed Bundled Sage Distress Paint on them. 
I dabbed the base of the Light Bulb with Bundled Sage Distress Paint and the top of the bulb with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle.  I added some Chit Chat Stickers on the base and below the bulb. I pushed Memo Pins into the sides of the top of the Burlap Panel and knotted a piece of Trimmings/Naturals/Black Cream through them so I could hang my panel up.
The word band says "reality has limits - imagination is boundless"

This week's challenge is sponsored by the Inspiration Emporium and one lucky entry will will a $50 gift certificate from them!   So get out your Compendium of Curiosities 3 and get creating!  In the meantime you can check out all of the ladies wonderful inspiration here.

I'm also linking this to Darnell's NBUS challenge - the light bulb, bee and Distress Embossing Powders are NBUS items!
and to the Sizzix Challenge which is an inspiration photo -   The Tim dies I used  are all from Sizzix AND I used a light bulb!

Paper:  Grunge,  Tissue Wrap/Melange - Ranger
Ink:  Ranger Embossing Ink, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain
Accessories:  Idea-ology - Burlap Panel, Word Bands, Linen Ribbon, Black Paper String, Adormnents/Arrows, Philosophy Tags, Memeo Pins, Trimmings/Naturals/Black/Cream, Chit Chat Stickers, Light Bulb;  rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Glue N Seal, Blending tool, Gesso, ScorTape, Ranger Distress Paint Bundled Sage,  Ranger Distress Powders Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - September

I've been playing along with the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - and here is my tag for Sept.  I used leaves instead of butterflies and a face stamp from Face in the Crowd by Dina Wakley.  I looped some Jute String through the hole in the tag.
I had quite a bit of trouble trying to recreate his technique for the background -  and after 5 tries - this final effort was the best I could get of it.  Here is his tutorial for the tag he created.  You use Alcohol Blending solution on a stencil on Ranger glossy card stock -  then drag the piece through some light colored Alcohol ink squirted on a craft mat - and you are supposed to be able to see the stencil design sort of like a resist. This is Tim's tag below.
 I used the Christmas Stencil (which is words). I thought I might make a Christmas theme tag - but then, since the words didn't really show anyway - I made a fall tag!  You can see a little shadow of letters next to the N in NOTEWORTHY and a few other places but it didn't come out the way his did.  This was the lightest Alcohol Ink I had -  maybe it would have worked better with a lighter ink.
I used Alterations Autumn Gathering die for the leaves.  Per Tim's technique - you color some gloss card stock with several alcohol inks and then die cut the panels.  Then you stamp some of the shapes with a text stamp.  I used  Remnant Rubs Life Quotes for all the sentiments.  
I love how this came out even though I wasn't successful with his technique for the background.

I'm also entering my tag in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
This is also a reminder that there's still time to join in the September Mixed Media Card Challenge 
the theme is Autumn Colors.

Stamps:  Face in the Crowd - Dina Wakley,  text stamp from Steam Punk - Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz'
Paper:  Black - PTI, Gloss Card Stock - Ranger
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Adirondack Stonewashed, Butterscotch, Wild Plum and Lettuce Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Blending Solution
Accessories:  Christmas Stencil - Tim Holtz/Ranger,  nonstick craft mat, Remnant Rubs/Life Quotes, Jute String - Idea-ology

Saturday, September 6, 2014

eclectic Paperie Post - You Really Can Do

Today it's my day to post over at the eclectic Paperie Blog -  I took a plain white canvas from Michaels and created this:
I've got lots of pics of how I got from here
to here
I'd love if you could hop over to the eclectic Paperie blog and take a peek!
Here are the supplies I used that you'll find at eclectic Paperie

Dina Wakley Stamps:  Face in the Crowd, Hand Written Notes

Dina Wakley Stencils: Affirmations, Stenciled Women, The Basics, Plastic Canvas, Leaves

Dina Wakley Paints: Lemon, Sky

Dina Wakley Brushes

Accessories: Pallette knifeWendy Vecchi White Embossing paste, Gesso, Stabilo All Black pencil, Dylusions Ink Spray - White Linen,  Archival Inks - Watering Can, Orange Blossom, Fern Green, Jet Black, Cornflower Blue, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Tissue Wrap/Melange, Blending Tool.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge #3 - Autumn Colors

It's the first of the month and time for a brandy new Mixed Media Card Challenge!  The theme is Autumn Colors with the optional elements of metal or leaves. Perfect for September for those of us who live in those parts of the world where the seasons change and fall is near!  You'll find the challenge here.
This month we are teaming up with Add a Little Dazzle - and using owner Monica's craft metal on our cards.  The thin flexible metal cuts so easily with your dies - it's a dream to work with!
I stamped my panel with Ornate Dots using 3 colors of Archival ink - Red Geranium, Fern Green and Orange Blossom and sponged the edges in Bundled Sage and Wild Honey Distress Inks.  I stamped an Art Parts leaf stem with Reverse Dots using the same 3 Archival inks then brushed Distress Crackle Paint over it and let it dry.  You can see the wonderful crackle on this photo below.
I die cut a piece of Dark Chocolate Brown Craft Metal with Tender Leaves Die, pounced over them with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint layering them over a die cut stitched rectangle.  I added a little twine bow and some sequins scattered around the card. The sentiment is from Sweet N Sassy.
And once again - a full view of my Mixed Media Card.  Autumn colors, metal and leaves!
You have until Sept 25th to link up your mixed media card creations - check out all the details here.  Remember - we are looking for texture, dimension and techniques!  I look forward to seeing your inspiring creations!

I'm also linking my card to:
 Split Coast Stampers Mixability Challenge - Naturally Elements -  I used Earth elements: Earth = harmonious and peaceful (brown, tan, yellow, russet, green

 The Curtain Call Challenge 
and a new challenge I just found -  Papercrafting Challenges #17 - Sequins

Stamps:  Ornate Dots, Reverse Dots - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Red Geranium, Fern Green, Orange Blossom, Potting Soil; Ranger Distress Bundled Sage and Wild Honey
Accessories:  Avery Elle Sequins - Kraft Blend and Lemonade Blend. Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil'Inker Designs, Tender Leaves Die - Memory Box, Ranger Distress Paint Rusty Hinge, Art Parts/Leaves - Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490, Distress Crackle Paint - Ranger, Blending tool, Ranger. foam tape, twine, dark chocolate brown craft metal - Add a Little Dazzle.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - August

Yikes -  I finally found time to work on my Tim Tag for August -  with just a couple of days to spare!  Here's Tim's Tag and his tutorial on how he made it.  This month he wanted us to create showcasing our own creative muse.
So although I was inspired by his techniques for the background of the tag -  I did use different colors, different stamps, different Idea-ology, and a different theme.  Here's my tag.
First, like Tim - I laid down two pieces of Tissue Tape - I used Commute.  Then I stamped my cool cats from Tim's new set Halftone Halloween over the tape.  When I was all done with my tag - the cats didn't show up too well being stamped over the Tissue Tape - so I stamped them again on card stock, but them out, sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and layered them over the stamped cats with foam dots - slightly lower so the stamping behind looks like a shadow.  I also used some stamps from Steampunk.  The spider is die cut from Alterations Candlelight Fright - that I covered with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I tucked the spider web into the Tinsel Twine and Natural Trimmings I looped through the hole on the tag.
I used Tim's Halloween and Harlequin Stencils with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste over my tag.  After the paste dried, I colored my tag with Spiced Marmelade, Wild Honey and Weathered Wood Distress Stains - rubbing the stains on my nonstick craft mat, spritzing my tag with water and dragging the tag through the stains.  I let the colors drip down and dried the tag with my heat tool.  To add the dots -  I stenciled over the tag using Tim's Dot Fade and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I added a Plaquette with the #31 for Halloween that I covered with Archival Dandelion Ink.  I put a Remnant rub/Apothacary spider on a Vial Label adding a Chit Chat Sticker over it and inking that with Dandelion Ink. To finish off my tag - I spread some Glossy Accents on the top right and bottom left corners and a little on the left edge - than poured Mustard Seed Distress Glitter over it, tapped it off and let it dry.

So -  I got my tag done!   just in time to find out what Tim has to inspire us for the September Tag!

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Vintage Journey Challenge 13 - ATC's with a Touch of Tim

The latest challenge over at A Vintage Journey is to make an ATC (or two or three!) using a touch of Tim - ie. Tim Holtz Products or inspiration.
I made three ATC's using Tim's Big Top Stamp Set and linked them all together with some Jute and Paper string.  Here are the ATC's from the front.  I mounted each card to a slightly larger black panel laying the strings between the two panels.
I first cut some Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper into the 2.5" x 3.5" size of an ATC.  I dabbed Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Stains onto my nonstick craft mat, spritzed the colors with water, then dragged my ATC papers through the stains.  I dried them with my heat tool and pressed them into the colors again until I achieved the look I wanted and dried them again.  I sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry ink.
 and sticky stars
 Here's what the set looks like from the back.
I added Industrious Stickers/Borders that I inked with Archival Cornflower blue ink and Remnant Rubs/Life Quotes.The shapes on the left and center panel are cut with Alterations Artful Dwellings die.

And here is my little ATC set folded up and tied together.  I knotted some round silver buttons from my button box onto the ends of the strings.
And once again -  my 3 ATC's
Here's the link to the A Vintage Journey Challenge - ATC's Tim Inspired

I'm also entering my ATC project in the Stamplorations Aug 2014 challenge - Stamps and die cuts.

Friday, August 22, 2014


I've got Halloween on my mind - after purchasing Tim Holtz new Halftone Halloween stamp set!  And I wanted to play along with Eileen Hull's August Art With Heart challenge - Anything Goes.
 Since Eileen is the very talented designer of the wonderful Cube Boxes from Sizzix -  I decided to combine my new stamps and her Block/Cube/Bank Die for my project.  This box is a 3" cube.  I cut it out of Little Sizzles Black Mat Board from Sizzix.
There are two stamps for each image with Tim's  Half Tone stamp sets . There's a background stamp made up of small dots and an outline stamp.  For example the dots piece is in blue on the skull and the outline is in black.  For the cats, the dots are the eyes.  I stamped them all on Tim Holtz Specialty Paper and hand cut them out.
 For each panel I cut a piece of Coredinations  Kraft Core Paper and sanded each piece so the kraft core showed through.  Then I stamped each panel with various Tim Holtz stamps to complement the Halloween image.  I used stamps from The Chemist, Classics #16 and Bird Feathers.
For the top piece on my box,  I stamped the witch and moon from the Halftone Halloween set on a panel I die cut with Tim's Arch Frame.  It is wider than the box So I cut away below the image, folded the small end and slipped it through a slice I made in the Kraft Core panel I was attaching to the top of the box.
 Here's the smaller piece of the arch adhered to one side of the Kraft core panel
 And here it is - all done and standing up sweet as you please!
 Here are each of the completed sides.
I used some Remnant Rubs/Apothecary that have a sheet of black rubs and a sheet of white rubs - the skull and text worked perfectly on the back of my arch - where I  layered a black arch cut to fit.  I also added the fun Idea-ology Wish Bone that I've been dieing to use on something! 
I stamped the Halloween images with Archival Inks - Jet Black, Dandelion, Orange Blossom, Carnation Red and Cornflower Blue.
 I added an Idea-ology Corked Vial to the front - having dripped some Rusty Hinge Distress Reinker inside it.  I tied black TH Jute String around the neck and added the perfect Apothecary Remnant Rub to the side!   I adhered the bottle to the arch with ScorTape and added a glue dot to the bottom to hold it to the cover. I sponged the edge of the arch with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
 More remnant rubs on the cover and a Ring Fastener attached to hold the Swivel Clasp.  I died a piece of Crinkle Ribbon by dragging it through Rusty Hinge and Stormy Sky Distress Reinkers spritzed with water, then crinkled and dried with a heat tool.
The swivel clasp makes it quite easy to open the box so the receiver can take a peek at whatever creepy things are tucked inside! 
 I tucked a piece of Trimmings/Natural Black Cream behind the skeleton.
I really love working with Eileen's fun boxes.  She has just come out with a new line of boxes called Vintage Kitchen -  and we can win one by participating in her Art with Heart challenge this month! 

I'm also linking my project to:
Inspiration Journal challenge -  Everything Goes
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Hip to be Square

Thanks for stopping by today!