Thursday, August 29, 2013

By The Numbers

Well Look Who Has Returned. Just like a Bad Penny.
We have been working on our patio wall.
Finally got it down and stared rebuilding the new wall.
Funny what 42 years of Wisconsin winters can do to a cement wall.

I had two days to play and all I got done is one tag,
thought I would show you what I came up with.
Stamps used; Man’s body from Paper Bag Studios.
Head from Stampers Anonymous
Glasses from Stampabilities
Large clock and stopwatch from La Blanche
Map and Numbers from Hero Arts
Pencils from Oxford Impressions 
Two Stencils from Tim Holtz’s
Word Play die for Numbers.
Thanks for stopping in today
Hope you have a safe and wonderful Labor Day week-end.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Another Travel Tag

Thought I would this again, but different colors for the background.

This time I used Scattered Straw and Brushed Corduroy re-inkers.
Tim Holtz stamps and stickers along with Hero Arts and Crafty Secrets stamps.

Hope you have time to check out some great tags that are posted on his blog. Thanks for dropping in today.

I would like to enter this tag in the August Monthly Challenge: My Summer Vacation

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Aug / Sept 13 TJ. Newsletter Artwork

Gradient Stamping card measures 5 ¾ x 4 ½ Bookmark measures 5 ½ x 1 ¾
Stamp credits; Stampin’ Up (Background),
Tag, Endless Creations (flower is 2 step stamp)
Hero Arts (Autumn)

Die is from Memory Box.
Bookmark credits;
Fiskars (filmstrip)
CTMH Leaves
Peddler’s Pack (Leaves are drifting) 
Inks used: Memento’s
Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potters Clay and Desert Sand.
Thank you for stopping in today, have a great week-end…
Fall, Back To School, Halloween.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Travel Tag

 From    Tim Holtz’s Blog    August 03 2013.

Thought I would give this tag a try.  
What caught my eye was the use of two brown tone ink colors that I thought would never work out as they both are pretty dark.
He used Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap Distress Stains, which I don’t have as of yet.

So I used Distress Inks in place, and was surprised
at the soft color that came from these two together.

I did not have the masking stuff that Tim used
so I went with the trusted old Post It Notes


After playing with the inks and adding colors to the tag, thought I would cut up the second tag to make flowers from the Tattered Pinecone die. Well I’m pretty pleased with my self, as I have never been pleased with anything I have done with this die before. Good lesson learn (Stick With It).
Stamp credits, Tim Holtz, Hero Arts, Crafty Secrets and Fiskars.
Thanks for your time today, have a cool week-end.
I would like to enter this tag in the August Monthly Challenge: My Summer Vacation