Monday, June 29, 2015

Tim tags for June

Tim tag time.  Whew! Just under the wire!

I made two this month.  I am not a coffee girl so I had to think a bit outside of the box on this one.
Since it is so close to the fourth of July I decided my first tag was going to be patriotic.

I used salty ocean, tumbled glass, and faded jeans for my plaid background.  When I first started I was going to use the entire cloche, but I ended up just using the base for my patriotic lady to perch on. 

My second tag is celebrating the supreme court decision from last week.  Love is a language everybody understands. I hope this decision takes everyone one step closer to understanding and acceptance for all.
I hope you enjoy my tags!
What have you been crafting?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Beautiful cameo

I haven't done a CC3 challenge in a bit.  It's time to remedy that now!
If you have not played you can jump on the bandwagon too.  Linda Ledbetter hosts the challenge  using Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities III book.  Linda and her crew show us how they use the techniques highlighted in the book and then we are invited to play too.  There are fabulous prizes to be won.  Inspiration Emporium is giving a gift certificate to the winner.  Tim and Mario have donated some awesome prizes as well.
This challenge is using the paint resist technique.  The one big rule of the challenge is to not tell you how I did the technique(you need to buy the book to have all the secrets revealed).

I used the technique on the back of my canvas.  The chipboard cameo is from Gina's Designs.  There are 8 different cameos in the pack. 

You can't really tell in the photos, but the cameo and the backing are both shimmery.  There's a bit of stenciling on the cameo backing too. An industrious frame and a bit of paper behind it pop the cameo.  
I used some of the big chat for the words.  A little scuff from my sanding block gives them the right amount of grunge.  
A little metal corner and a resin dahlia complete the project.  
What have you been crafting?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fairy trophies

Yep, still making trophies! I can't get enough of these things.  

This one has hand dyed tulle.  The image is from Lisa's Altered Art.  

 This image is from Tammy Tutterow.  The blocks I used are from a set of children's blocks I picked up at the thrift store.

This image is from Tammy and the wings are from Lisa. 
I am entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly Year of Choices Challenge.  I have lots of pink, flowers, and ribbon on these guys for this challenge.  
What have you been crafting?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mermaid Dreams

I love the ocean.  When I was a kid every year we spent a week in York Beach, Maine.  Stop over to The Robin's Nest to see what I created that reminds me of the good times I had there.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fairy boats

I have a love for fairies, the tinier the better.  I love to be able to plant them in tiny gardens of flowers and mushrooms.  They just make me happy.
The largest of these measures 3 1/2 inches from the bottom of her boat to the tip of her flower wand.  Once again Lisa's Altered Art provided me with my starting point.
Everyone got some glitter and bits of bling.  

Each fairy was fussy cut out of cardstock and then I cut the same image out of regular paper.  I trimmed out just the wings and attached them to the fairy.  

You can see both sets of wings here.  

Then each one got a tart tin boat filled with moss and flowers. 

They each have a different staff depending upon what type of fairy they are.  
I am entering this into the Our Creative Corner- What Makes You Smile challenge.  

What have you been crafting?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

I scream, you scream

Nothing beats ice cream on a hot summer day.  See how I made this ice cream treat on the Robin's Nest.

Disclaimer Notice

I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.