Posts Tagged ‘Tim Holtz’

Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathery goodness

January 12, 2013

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I spent a lovely Sunday last week making cards.  I had visited Kraft Crazy (a lovely stamping/paper crafting shop in Amesbury) on Saturday and treated myself to 3 new Distress Inks and, with the free POST/butterfly stamp from February CraftStamper magazine,  I was inspired. Kate Crane had used the distress inks in her feature in CS on the scribble stain distress method and I loved the colours! I love jewel colours like purple, teal, blue and pink so I couldn’t resist these inks when I saw them.
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I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean and the wrinkle free distressing method to add colour to some white card.  Then overstamped in the same colours with the Tim Holtz Papillon word stamp for the background (except the last pic – I used an Inkylicious word stamp for that one).  Followed by a contrasting colour e.g. pink on the blue/teal bits using a baroque inkylicious stamp.  I used the free bauble stamp from  Craftstamper November 2010 to stamp black swirls around the edges which I highlighted with a white gelly pen.
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I stamped the square POST stamp on white card* and coloured it in by painting with the distress inks and stamped spare ones so I could cut out the butterfly separately. I also stamped the butterfly free stamp from Craftstamper August 2010 and coloured that in the same way. Then I used my versamark pen to colour in the whole of the butterflies and cover them in clear embossing powder so that they were all shiny – you could do this with glossy accents but embossing it dries quicker!
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And finally I stuck it all together and drew a black line around the background card using a black sharpie so that it just ‘finished’ it off nicely.

*On the first card I clear embossed the POST stamp and coloured it using the distress inks and a foam pad.

All in all they came out really well and the two people who have received them so far (lots of birthdays in January!) have been very pleased.  And I loved spending the day getting inky and messy and creating, which is the main point!!!

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Jubilee June!

June 9, 2012


This is my June page for the 365 Calendar Challenge I had to do a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee themed page because it would be rude not to! Also, my birthday is on 6th so when I was 2 the Silver Jubilee fell on my actually birthday. We had a street party and part of the red, white and blue cake was decorated pink just for me!! I tried to make my 6th June stamp pink in memory but it doesn’t really show up in the photos.


I masked out the Union flag using Dylusions sprays and Tim Holtz distress inks to colour in the blue/red bits. I also masked out a crown at the same time which I later coloured in with yellow Inktense pencil so that it showed up. The day stamps were made using a stamp of a Stamp from Pink Paislee – Daily Junque by masking out the bicycle in the middle and cutting them all out. Then I drew a silhouette of the Queen’s head and put barn door and chipped sapphire distress inks on using an ink blending tool and voila! Stamps!! Then I made bunting using the free Stamposaurus stamp from June Craft Stamper and sewed it together with my sewing machine. The ‘June 2012’ words were drawn on a Tube map my friend Alice picked up for me with Sharpies and then it was all stuck together. I think it worked out quite well, I just need to get on with filling it in!!

May Calendar Page

May 7, 2012


This is my May 2012 calendar challenge page done, I only did it this weekend so it’s definitely late. I’m not having a good time at the moment so I wasn’t feeling much like being creative.  It’s Dylusions mustard paint (which isn’t available anymore) applied with a baby wipe, stamped with the Tim Holtz Papillon words and butterflies.  I made the days out of a papermania ticket stamp and coloured them with Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Tea Stain and Shabby Shutters.  The butterflies were stamped on a tissue and adhered with matt medium and then coloured with Inktense pencils.  I also added a tissue tape/button flower.  It’s turned out OK considering it was a bit of a rush job without creative mojo.

Close up of butterfly made 3D with glossy accents.  I love the Papillon stamps I’ve already used them to decorate a blank MDF pen pot for my desk.

This is April finished and as you can see last week started with a “really c**p day!”

I just hope that it improves during May but we’ll see.