Saturday, 27 December 2014

Winter scene layout

Hi, everyone! I was inspired by Tim Holtz Tag for December 2014 to make this Winter scene layout and I used mostly his products to made this. I was also inspired by the words snow and bells from the poem Ring out the old, Ring in the new. For the base I used Simon Says Stamp woodgrain brown cardstock and I distressed it with distress ink in Vintage photo. Then I went with gold mica flakes paste arount it. I used Tim Holtz Pocket watch die and cut several layers of light chipboard. Then I used circle Sizzix die to cut the circle in the middle and painted the watch with distress paint in Picket fence. Then I put a coat of distress crackle paint in clear rock candy and went with distress stain in brushed corduroy on top to achieve the weathered look of the watch. For the background scene I used distress ink in Tumbled glass and Iced spruce. For the snow I used Tim Holtz Specks stamp and clear embossing powder. On top of the trees I put enamel accents in white color and I put snow paste at the bottom. I used seam binding for the bells and a silver snowflake from my stash.

A Vintage Journey Challenge - Ring out the old, ring in the new
Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Paris Memories Vintage Frame

Hi! I decided to alter a photo frame. The frame is made of plastics and the original color was silver. I put one coat of gesso and then I went with cream acrylics paint. On top of it I put distress crackle paint in clear rock candy. Then I used distress stain in Vintage Photo. For the metal plate I used gesso and distress crackle paint in clear rock candy as well as the several distress stains: Dried marigold, rusty hinge and gathered twigs. The corrugated cardboard I painted with cream acrylics paint. The Trellis Tim Holtz die is painted in weathered wood distress paint and then embossed with vintage photo distress embossing powder.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas ATC

Hello! This is my first ATC :) It is made in winter Christmas style. The base is made of a manila cardstock embossed with Tim Holtz brick embossing folder. I cut a window and embossed it with Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder. For the snow I used distress stickles in picket fence and I put gold stickles on the candles. Also, I used frosted film for the window glass. 

Our Creative Corner Challenge - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Vintage Shabby Christmas card

Hi! Here is the one in shabby style :) The card base is again from the corrugated cardboard which I love to use lately and I've just covered it slightly with gesso. I put a piece of an old note sheet, old dictionary page and some handmade post cards. I had two snowflakes in my stash and I put a distress glitter in rock candy on top. I used dried orange and a cinammon to embellish the card and I used memo pin from Tim Holtz to put the sentiment. A piece of a lace ribbon I attached with an old button.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Vintage Nostalgic Christmas card

Hi! I tried to make a vintage Christmas card. The card base is made from corrugated cardboard sprayed with different mist colors. I was inspired by Tim Holtz Found Relatives cards. I used old note sheet, old dictionary page, some cheese cloth, a Tim Holtz card... some embellishments from my stash...I used Tim's Christmas stamp on a piece of fabric and for the Iron Gate Sizzix die I used Rust Antiquities and Verdigris powder.

Challenges: Country View Challenge - Nostalgic Christmas
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration

December tag - Tim Holtz Monthly Tag 2014

Hello! This is my tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - December . Since I didn't have the emboosing folder that Tim used I used my Icicles embossing folder and I embossed the vellum (still waiting for my ordered Frosted). Then I went with distress stickles frosted lace over the embossed part of the tag. For the snow I used Tim Holtz speckles stencil and the picket fence distress paint.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Teenager Birthday card

Hi, all! Another teenager card is ready to be delivered. As usual, most of Tim Holtz products has been used to made this. Also, I used his technique Industrial for the tag.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Winter Birthday card

Hi! This is the birthday card I made for a young girl. Very simple and easy to make. I used some of the Tim Holtz dies, crackle paints, vellum, white embossing powder, distress stickles in Picket fence for the snow, some embellishments from my stash and the seam binding...

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas card #2

Hi all! This is my second Christmas card for 2014. I used Tim Holtz door embossing folder to make a door. Then I used a brad to make a door knob and a wooden skate. For the wreath I used a wire and put a snow paste on it and a bell. On the top I put the ribbon and made a bow. Then I used a Sizzix die for the holiday green on the top of the card. The card base is from the craft cardstock which I distressed with a Vintage photo ink. Then I used a on of the Tim Holtz embossing folders to make a wooden look of the wall. The letters are from Tim Holtz Vintage market die painted in Tarnished brass distress paint. The cardstock I used for this card is Tim Holtz Nostalgic collection. Sorry for the bad photos....I am not good in taking pictures :(

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas card

Hi! I was inspired to make a Christmas card as a wintery scene. For the background I used the Tim Holtz Specks stamp and clear embossing powder and then I distressed the background with several Distressed inks in blue tones. For the scene I used the two Tim Holtz on the edge dies: Townscape and Tree Lines on white cardstock. Then I used yellow and orange Gelatos to color the windows. I also used clear glitter and Merry Christmas die cut from Tim Holtz Christmas ephemera pack.


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Some Christmas tags for a mini album

Hi, there! I have just made some tags for my Christmas mini album. I have also painted a plate on the front cover. As usual, I used Tim Holtz distress inks and paints as well as some Archival inks for stamping the images.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Masculine birthday card #2

Hi, all! This is the birthday card for my dad :) The card base is from kraft cardstock and I used Tim Holtz Hanging Sign die on the front. For the rust effect I used Vintage Photo embossing powder on Black Soot distress paint. Then I distressed it with the Rusty Hinge distress ink. The sign is embossed with Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder and then I used several distress stains to achieve the wood effect. Also, I cut the Vintage Valise shape (Tim Holtz die) from the white cardstock and used the Tammy Tutterow technique for the woodgrain effect. For the numbers I used Tim Holtz Vintage Market die and covered them with the Brushed Pewter distress paint and then I went with several alcohol inks on top of them.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Vintage Memo Board

Hi! I have decided to make a memo board for a present. I used the canvas from its back side and put a cardboard inside of it. I put sticky back canvas on the cardboard and I put clothes pins. I painted the canvas in Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen distress paints. Then I put the lace ribbon all over the edges. I cut the corners from cardstock and used some distress stains and Antiquities Rust embossing powder for the rust effect.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

November Tag

Hi! This is my version of  Tim's tag for 12 tags of 2014 - November. Instead of the gold foil I used the gold stickles and put them on top of the embossed leaf randomly with my finger. Also, I used the Perfect Pearl Mists instead of Distress Stain Sprays on corrugated cardboard.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Vintage Valise Travel mini album

Hi, everyone! Here is my new project inspired by Tim Holtz monthly tags. This is a vintage valise shaped mini album. I used mostly Tim Holtz products here.

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, 17 October 2014

Vintage Tag

Hi! I was inspired by Rachel Black to make a Vintage tag. I used some flowers from my stash, some lace ribbon and a lot of glimmer mists. The old picture I printed out from internet and then fussycut it. I colored the flowers and the lace.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Enjoy the Journey Tag

Hello, everyone! This tag I made for the Our Creative Corner October Challenge - Go Rustic.
It is not embellished much but I used a lot of different colors. For the background I used several different glimmer mists, then I used the distress embossing powder Vintage Photo randomly to get the rust effect. I went over with the powder on the wings as well  and then I put on top of them Vintaj patina verdigris. I used several alcohol inks and Vintaj patina on the pen nib.

Monday, 13 October 2014

On Time Tag

Hi, all! Today I made a tag related to time, clocks, metal, steampunk... I used a lot of different glimmer mists, distress inks, distress crackle paints, alcohol inks to achieve the metal look of the tag. Then I went over with the Rub N Buff in gold.  Also, I used the watch parts, swivel clasp, brads, game spinner. Most of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz since I love everything with his signature :) I love gears and cogs and other metal embellishments as well as the rust metal look.

 Country View Challenges - October Challenge - Sparkle & Shine
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Use Watercolors
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Falling in love with...

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Seasonal inspiration...

Hi, everyone! I was inspired by seasonal colors to make this tag. I am Falling in Love with seasonal colors so I used almost all the seasonal colors I had for the background and the leaves. For the background I used several distress paints, perfect pearls mists, distress inks...The leaves I stamped with Tim Holtz stamps (Falling Leaves) and then I colored them with various distress inks. Some of them I cut from vellum and some from the manila cardstock. Also, I colored the seam binding with some distress stains and paints. The ink bottle I covered with distress crackle paint in Black Soot and then covered with distress crackle paint in Clear Rock Candy. For the bottom of the tag I used Springtime embossing folder.
I, also, used Tim Holtz Odds and Ends stamp set in black Archival ink and I stamped the Paris postal stamp in Sepia Archival ink.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Falling in Love With...
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Watercolors

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Photographs book front cover

Hi, all! This is my entry for a Vintage Journey Heavy Metal Challenge. I decided to make the book front cover and I used different perfect pearls mists, distress paints, alcohol inks and distress embossing powder vintage photo to get the metal rust look which I love. Also, I used distress crackle paint Clear Rock Candy to cover the camera. I learned some techniques from Tim Holtz's blog and Youtube channel and had a lot of inspiration from him since his ideas are unique. I love Tim's work and all of his products. I would like to thank to all members of the Vintage Journey design team for the inspiration :)

Friday, 3 October 2014

October Tag

Hi! This is my October Tag. I used all the techniques Tim Holtz showed on his blog post 12 Tags of 2014-October but I used different stencils, colors...and my version of October tag is not a halloween tag but the Fall tag. For the technique with embossing and stenciling I used the Numbered stencil from Tim instead of using some stamps. I used the embossing ink through the stencil and then used the same stencil on a piece of cardstock, since I don't have a Tim's mask, cut the numbers (1and 0), used repositional glue to glue this image down on my embossed image on the tag and go with my stenciling using the modeling paste. For the pumpkin, I draw the image, colored with my gelatos, covered with gel medium then I used my artistic pens to give some accents to the image. I put a glossy accent on the top of the image like Tim did. For the leaves, I cut the shapes with Tim's dies, stamped them using Tim's leaves stamps, then I used several distress inks to color them and I covered them with distress crackle paint in Clear Rock Candy. For the background I used Woodgrain stencil and several color sprays (I don't have the new distress stain sprays). On the top of the tag I put a hand dyed seam binding ( I used the same colors as for the leaves).

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Autumn Tag

Hi, all! This is my attempt to try some of the Tim  Holtz's techniques. For the background I used distress paints and inks. Then I stamped it with LaBlanche stamps. For the plate I used alcohol inks and glitter to get the rust look. Leaves are stamped, inked and then cut (Tim Holtz stamps and movers and shapers dies). I used Tim Holtz Merchantile stamp set for the bottle, inked it, cut with Tim Holtz  die (movers and shapers) and covered it with distress crackle paint Clear Rock Candy. The ticket is stamped with Tim Holtz calendar stamp. I put hand dyed seam binding on the top.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Altered Tag

Hi, everyone! This is my first attempt to make a Tim Holtz style tag. I used TH stamps and several distress inks. Also I used distress crackle paint Clear Rock Candy. For the rust look I tried TH technique using distress embossing powder Vintage Photo. First, I painted the plate in black then in Antique Bronze distress paint and on the top of it I used the rust powder randomly.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Masculine card

Hi! I made one more Birthday card today :) This card is for a young man, for his 17th birthday.

Graphic45 Sweet Sentiment card

Hi, all! I've made a birthday card for my lovely friend :) I used the Sweet Sentiments paper collection and the flower from another G45 collection - Secret Garden, I put a button in the middle. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Madame Payrauds envelope mini album

Hi, everyone! I am back with my new mini album :) This time it's Madame Payrauds beautiful paper kit that I used. Also, I used some of the embellishments from the same collection as well as the Tim Holtz stamps. This is an envelope mini album and each envelope holds a tag. Hope you like this!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Lost and Found (Tim Holtz) mini album

Hi, everyone! This grunge mini I made of envelopes. Covers are made of corrugated cardboard. A lot of distress inks, distress stains, distress powders...on the edge dies...I was inspired by Kathy Orta. Thanks Kathy! I used mostly Tim Holtz dies and embellishments. Most of the stamps I used are also from Tim. Love, love, love this mini :)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tim Holtz French Industrial mini album - finished

I finally finished my French Industrial mini using the hair clips binding method. This method is represented by Anne (xannero1) in her tutorial on Youtube. I've used Tim Holtz stickers and dies and had a lot of fun creating this :)

Junk Journal

Hi! Another Junk Journal made. Tea dyed paper, digital downloaded images...stamps, inks... a lot of fun...

Christmas mini album

Hello, everyone! My first Christmas mini album is here :) Tim Holtz covers and Seasonal paper pack. 

Graphic45 Steampunk Spells envelope mini album

Hi, everyone! Another Steampunk Spells mini. This one is a real mini :) I used a lot of glitter, stickles, inks, some Tim Holtz dies... Each page has a pocket with the tag for photos or journaling.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Sewing Room Birthday card

Hello! This card I made for my friend. She loves sewing. It is a birthday card and the sentiment is inside the card. 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Travel Vintage Journal

Hi, everyone! I hope you are doing fine! I have just finished my new journal :) It was very fun to do this. Lots of stamping (mostly Tim Holtz stamps), lots of ephemera (bought from etsy), some vintage maps...from Vectoria Design. I hope you like this :)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fairy Whispers journal for my lovely daughter

Hi, everyone! I made this journal for my 10 years old daughter. Again, I used a digital journal kit from etsy (Dreamzetc). I love her design very much. Also, I used another of her kits for the back side (Lace lined pages).  The binding is simple thread binding.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

TP roll mini album

Hello, everyone! This is my first TP roll mini ever :) I used Prima Almanac collection for this mini and some embellishments from my stash. I couldn't embellished it more because it was already too bulky ;)  Hope you like this. You can leave a comment if you wish or ask a question. I will answer as soon as I can.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Alice in Wonderland Tea Time mini album

This is an accordeon mini album with pop up pages. I used digital paper kit bought from an etsy seller Dreamzetc. The kit is Tea Time. I used sizzix spinning pop up 3D die. 

Baby Girl mini album

Hello, everyone! I made this mini for baby girl used Kaisercraft Bundle of Joy collection. It is an envelope mini album. Each pocket has a huge tag for photos or journaling. I also used some papers and embellishments from my stash.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A Ladies Diary II

This diary is made from scraps left from my 12x12 A Ladies Diary paper pack (Graphic45).
Covers are made in mixed media technique. I used modelling paste, stencil, acrylics paints, patina liquid, gold rub n buff.  All covered with mod podge gloss. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

A Ladies Diary

For this book I used a beautiful and difficult to find Graphic45 A Ladies Diary paper. Since I could not find much from this collection I used only 12x12 paper pack and chipboard tags (1pack) and stamp sets. Anne (xannero1) has a wonderful tutorial for making this book. She inspired me and I used some of her ideas...

Saturday, 14 June 2014

File folder mini album

Hi, everyone! I made this file folder mini album a few months ago based on The Paper Addiction (Michelle Mooney) tutorial. I used digital paper kit Steamtown Spring by Ephemera's Vintage Garden. I had a lot of fun making this mini :)

Paris Rose Journal

I used Paris Rose digital journal kit from an etsy seller dreamzetc. I also included some pages from Vintage Love Story digital kit. All over the covers I put a lace trim.

Vintage Telegram Journal

For this journal I used digital journal kit Vintage Telegram by Marion Smith.

Vintage Love Story Journal

This is an altered book. I used two digital journal kits from etsy (dreamzetc seller) Vintage Love Story and Antique Collage kits. The tags, tabs and envelopes are also from this seller. Very beautiful kits and the pages are already distressed :)

French Industrial mini album

I am working on this project...The binding system I used is the one that Anne (xannero1 on youtube) showed on her tutorial. Thank you Anne! She used hair clips to bind the mini. It was fun to try this method :)

One vintage journal...

Hi! This is made of cream cardstock. I used Tim's on the edge die to distress the edges. A lot of inks, sprays, get that vintage look.