Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tim's Tags of 2012 - August

 Wow when I first saw Tim's August Tag, I fell in love with it, and I knew I had to buy all the elements so I could create it just like Tim!
Below is Tim's version of the August Tag.
 I loved the Tattered Pinecone Die the first time Tim used it to make Roses on his Tag, and once I saw these ones, I just had to get the die and that was NOT fun!!  No one seemed to have it or where able to get it (in time for the end of month dead line!)
 So here is my version, the Distress inks never came out as dark as Tim's, I think my ink pads all need re-inking!!
Check out all the dimension in this tag, and the glitter from the Perfect Pearls Mist!! 
I love it and I hope you do too!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Studio L3's - Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #17 - Creative Core'dinations

So I followed the directions in Tim Holtz' Compendium of Curiosities Vol2 on page 61 to create my beautiful embossed background piece, and if you want to try this you'll need to buy Tim's book!  I have used two colours of Tim's Kraft Core Nostalgic Cardstock No.2 and No.7. Along with my Book Covers Texture Fade and Heart Wings Die. 

I used some papers from Prima's Song Bird Collection (Collage and Joltz) I just found this paper range and I love it, it's got soft colours and cute images.
I also used a paper covered wooden lady/fairy I found while at a scrapbook shop yesterday, which I used Distress Stickles on her wings, but they are getting older and are really thick (anyone know how to fix this!).
I stamped Tim's Flights of Fancy Clear stamp onto a scrap of the paper, added a pearl flourish, died some crinkle ribbon with Pine Needles distress stain to match the fairies green wing section, then sprayed it with Blue Raspberry Perfect Pearl Mist to tone down the green a little.
Then I finished it with a vintage button and a beaded pin.

This challenge has been sponsored by Simon Say's Stamp who have put up a $25 gift certificate for one lucky random winner!  They have the best shop when it comes to Tim Holtz products and they even ship to Australia with reasonable shipping rates and times!
 I hope you like it!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A 'Just Because' layout!

 Wow - two posts in 1 day!!
That is a record for me at the moment, I am just not finding the e time (or inspiration!!) to scrapbook at the moment.  I think I feel a little bit lost without the shop now that I am back into the work force.  But I do love my new job!
I am hoping that the Retreat Weekend with the girls will bring me back on track with my layouts and find the will to do challenges again!
I just have gotten so peeved with being awarded a prize and them never turning up - I have 2 prizes outstanding from challenges this year, I from January!!

Anyway!!!  Back on track, I was lucky enough to attend Kaiser's Retailer Day with Tina from Treasures to Scrap last month, and as soon as I saw this collection - Sears & Sons - I fell in love with it!!
We used the papers in a class with Melissa Kennedy on the day (which I have not finished!) and I got these papers off Tina, and this is the first of hopefully many layouts to come!

I have used a few of the Sears & Sons papers, the Sears & Sons sticker sheet, Distress Inks, D-Lish Scraps items from one of their 'Just add Paper Kits', Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist, Grungeboard Alphas, Tim Holtz Sproket Gears and my  Red Pepper Dabber.
 A few close ups of the little details.
 Below is the sketch I based my layout on, it is Sketch #25 from Heather's Scrappy Sketches site.  Heather creates a new sketch each week and they are always fun to play with!
 I hope you like it!

Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 Challenge #16

 I have made this card for Linda's Studio L3 - Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 - Challenge #16, which was the Perfect Pearls Mists technique.
This technique can be found on page 54 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 Book.
I have used 3 colours of Perfect Pearl Mists - Heirloom Gold, Pink Gumball and Blue Raspberry.  I have used the Graphic 45 'A Ladie's Diary papers as my main image and fussy cut flowers.  The butterfly has been cut from another Graphic 45 paper from the Olde Curiosity Shop collection.  I have added some resin flowers, and some of Tim's embellishments - a Memo Pin, Word Band and a Long Fastener.  I have 'popped' the wording on the word band with Juniper Paint Dabber.
I have also added the Heirloom Gold Mist to the fussy cut butterfly, and the Pink Gumball Mist to my crinkle ribbon.
 Just a few close ups of the details.
 I hope you like it!