Monday, 27 January 2014

Steampunk Tags

12 Steampunk tags for the swap

I used the white side of a Prima tag and the TH clockworks embossing folder

seedless preserves,salty ocean,mowed lawn,and brushed pewter Distress Paint

spray with water and mop up with a tag

oooohhhhh! aaahhhh!

I glued a plain Prima Tag on the backs of the colored tags to give them more weight.Then used Distress inks on the font and backs of tags and added a little Glimmer mist(Marshmallow) to the front.

That was fun!

All the metal foiled dies just before I distressed them with black soot DP

I love how the large watch hand was perfect to create this Steampunk angel

I stamped and cut out a  butterfly image onto altered cardstock and stamped again onto modeling film.

I stamped Steampunk onto modeling film and made 12 mini top hats!

Just the right size as a thumb hat!

  Hi everyone!
Today I'm sharing the tags I made for a monthly tag swap I've joined at my local scrapbook store, The Inked Stamper.
This months theme is Steampunk.
I love Steampunk so I had a plethora of ideas for this tag.
I wanted the tags I created to scream STEAMPUNK, so I tried to add as much detail as I could.
These tags were a little time consuming(12) but they were also a lot of fun to make! I was finally able to play with my distress paints, and
I was also able to play with a lot of the die cuts and embossing folders from my collection. 
When I saw the TH tag of the month for January I was thrilled that I had that same gear EF to use in the center of the clock. 
And bonus-I get to play on Tim's blog this month!
I made the tiny top hats from a pattern I found on Ann Wood's blog. Too cute right?
I think it took me about 6 hours to make 12 little hats! I cut them out of heavy cardstock, glued and glittered them with black glitter, added a Steampunk image I found on Etsy, and sprayed them with a coat of clear varnish.
Somehow I had more than enough ball chains in my stash to use as a tag tie. Sweet!
Whenever I get a new piece of  clothing that has those little chains attached I save them and throw them into my charm box. I had no idea I had so many.
I sliced my clockworks EF apart so I could emboss the whole length of the tag.(Thanks,Jan for sharing that tip with me,even though it made me cringe to do it.)
After all the tags were embossed and altered withpaintI glued another Prima tag to the backs to give them all extra weight and strength.
I used the awesome Yes glue for that.(also great for book binding)
I ran all the metal dies through the Xyron and messed up the sticky paper roll because I ran a piece with a brad attached through it.(who knew brads couldn't go through?) I couldn't fix it and was going to trash that roll but I was able to pull out the rest of the white sticky paper and lay out all the dies I had cut with what was still left on the roll. I yanked out the plastic film and laid it over the white sticky paper and rubbed my hand over them all to get the sticky off.
 I got to use my Clearly For Art modeling film and stamped a butterfly from Stampendous onto it as well as onto a piece of paper I had also mopped up with other colors of DP.
I've been waiting to use the TH ink nibs as a butterfly body. Perfect for this project.
I just got the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells stamps for Christmas from Jan and it was perfect for what I needed! I stamped "Steampunk" on the modeling film and attached it with the Tiny Attacher. The sentiment on the back of the tag is from Kraftin Kimmie's Steampunk Sayings.
The Kraken is an All Night Media Undersea Adventure stamp I've had for over 25 years.( it finally got some inky love)
The ornate hinge at the bottom of the tag is a SCACD diecut.(She doesn't ship to Canada so I got a few of her diecuts shipped to my friend Glo who sent them on to me. Thanks Glo!)
The angel wings are a La La Land crafts diecut.

I think I've covered all the details,
so do you think it's screaming Steampunk?
The swap is tomorrow night so check back in later this week after I update to add pics of the tags I swapped for.

I'd also like to play along in the following challenges:
Make it Monday Anything goes 
Punkyou Girl Steampunk 

ETA: Pictures of the tags I received in this months swap


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Kenny K- Fireman-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the newest challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Challenge #191 is All work and no play
Our sponsor this week is Kenny K Digis. Yayyyy!
Ive used this sizzling hot Fireman digi.
The very first digital image I colored was a Kenny K image and I have a long list of all the images I want to work with.
Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!
Yep! That's why I like them!
Link up your work creations and you could win 3 free digis of your choice.
For more inspiration check out what my teamies have created at TCCB.
Thanks for stopping in! Hugs! 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday-Anything goes
KennyK's Krafty Krew Add black 


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Zombie Birthday

Hello everyone!
Today I'm sharing the card I made for my Father-in-law's 75th birthday.
I love him and knew he would get a chuckle out of this card!
He has a great sense of humor.
 His birthday was in November and I'm finally getting around to adding the card to my blog now. 
 I love to shop local(in Canada) when I can and for the last 13 years I've purchased
 a lot of my scrapbooking/card making supplies on line from Rhea at R&R scrapbooking.
I can call or email her an order and it's delivered to my door the very next day!
I also appreciate that she can usually find me almost everything I'm looking for, even if it's been discontinued and I've
 found out that if it's not on her website she probably still has it.
Thanks Rhea for bringing in all the zombie stamps for me!
These zombie stamps from Art Gone Wild crack me up! 
I had to get a few sets because they are too fun!
I used the Birthday set and zombie sayings.
I love the expression of the woman zombie. I gave her teeny tiny wiggly eyes and placed one as if it had dropped out of her eye socket onto the birthday cake.
I added a little Crackle accent to the eyes just to give it that little bit of detail.
The sentiment reads,
Birthdays are like zombies...
They just keep coming and coming until you're dead

The paper is from Bo Bunny Weekend Market.

 I had a lot of fun making this card and really enjoyed the chuckle my FIL had when he read it.
Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Anything goes

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Morning Dew fairy DT Card For The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Happy New Year everyone!
My spur of the moment get away to the Mayan Riviera in the middle of December was awesome! Even though we had a few days of rain it was wonderful to get out of the snow and cold.
We had a 54 degree change in weather when we left.
I didn't think I would enjoy going away so close to Christmas but I loved getting out of the hustle and bustle and business of the season.
I wasn't able to get any of the dough art ornaments made because the new stove didn't get delivered until December 23rd, and
I didn't send out cards(I'll probably still do that today though),
but we did get the tree up and decorated and I was still able to make a few homemade gifts for some family and friends.
We did all of our shopping in one afternoon at Costco. Toys, books, clothes, gift cards, and food for the feast.
Simply had a wonderful Christmas time!(I'm still singing Christmas carols in my head)
Hope your holidays were fabulous as well.
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the 1st challenge of the New Year, at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Challenge #190 is about New Beginnings.
Our wonderful sponsor is A Day For Daisies. I love these digis so much. There are so many I would love to color up!
I've used the digi called Morning Dew Fairy.
My inspiration was a New Day.
The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and reads, "Today is filled with promise"
This year I want to focus on each day being new for me and filled with God's promises.
To know what they are and speak them over my life.
To not look back and fret about yesterday but to keep moving forward, to be grateful and make the best of every situation...and to remember that each morning God's mercies are new for me. Great is His faithfulness.(Lamentations 3:22-23)
If you create something that has a "new beginning" theme like Spring, baby, graduation, job, wedding, etc. be sure to link it up and play along with me and the rest of the DT. 
You can see more inspiration on the TCCB
All the best in 2014!
Me and all six of my Grandkids on New Year's Eve

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Make It Monday Anything goes