Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Hazel & Ruby Blog hop

This week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!
Leave a comment here and on the Hazel and Ruby blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and XXXX (Hazel and Ruby is still confirming this! ) from Hazel and Ruby! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Hazel and Ruby Facebook page. International participants are welcome.
Here's my project for the hop:

You can find all the details and enter the giveaway here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

A photo frame with Tim Holtz stamps

Today I'm very excited to bring to you my first tutorial as an official member of the Tim Holtz Media Team.
For this project, while my focus is on stamps, you'll see that I have used various other products like Distress Paints and Distress Ink, Mediums, Texture Paste, Ink, Sizzix die, and even recycled some materials.
So, before I start with the tutorial, let me list the products I used:
Tim Holtz® Distress Paints: Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick 
Others: cardstock, chipboard, craft mat, craft knife, book paper
And now let me walk you through the steps.

Stamp sea shells on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Cut the images out with Kushgrip Snip scissors.

Cut chipboard to two 6" x 9" pieces. Cut a 3" x 4" opening on one piece. Diecut a small easel back from chipboard using Sizzix diecutting system. These pieces will come together to create the frame structure.

Working on a non-stick craft sheet, wrap book paper around the chipboard pieces using Collage glue stick.

Apply some Texture Paste with palette knife to the frame. Let dry or use the heat tool to speed up the process.

Using Gel Medium, attach the cut out stamped images to the frame. Also add a word band.

With flat waterbrush, apply Distress Paints to the textured frame.
With the fine waterbrush, add colors and details to the stamped images and word band to embellish the frame.

With mini ink blending tool, brush on some Peeled Paint Distress ink to the frame.

Add the easel back and insert photo into the handmade frame.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will have fun playing with the various products.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A card with a vintage feel with 100 Proof Press

Here's a card that reminds me of hanging out with girlfriends.

For this card, I used:
Others: cardstock, acrylic paint, adhesive, Stamper's Big Brush pens, scissors, paint brush, inkpad, stencil, texture medium

Here are the steps to create this card

Stamp the Bathing Beauty Row on cardstock.

Color the image with various shades of Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Cut around the image with scissors.

Take various scraps of coordinating papers and attach to card in layers. Add a strip of peach cardstock to create a seat for the stamped ladies.

Lay stencil on card and apply some texture paste with palette knife around where the stamped image will go.

Mount the cut out image with foam tape for dimension.

Add some paint around the card.

Use acrylic paint and paint brush to write the sentiment to finish the card.

Hope you enjoyed this card and tutorial. Be sure to check out the 100 Proof Press shop for more fun stamps!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A creative weekend in photos

Lot of fun in this mixed media workshop I taught for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft...

and last but not the least my little friend :)
Thanks to everyone who came and huge thanks to the sponsors: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Kaiser Craft, Stampendous, and Pat for organizing and making this a lovely afternoon!