Thursday, 30 June 2016

I have to be seen to be believed

I’ve made it just under the wire with this month’s Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016.

For each month I have been adding my own twist by matching a seasonal event here in Australia and this month we celebrate the Queen’s birthday, never mind that her birthday is actually in April! In keeping with that theme, for my stencil plaid technique I used blue and red ink (from the royal arms) and cut a silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II with my Cameo.

The only Tissue Wrap I had to do the tissue wrap collage technique was the Postale one and I didn’t have time (or the crafty budget) for the new plain one.  It’s probably a bit too busy but sometimes you just have to work with what you have.  I tried to have the ‘telegram’ word printed on it showing (a nod to the telegram you get from the Queen for your 100th birthday) but made the cut shape too large, although it was still a bit painful getting all the tiny pieces cut cleanly.

For embellies I’ve added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments with suitably royal designs, a crown placed on a piece of the plaid that shows a red cross, like the English flag, and a fleur-de-lis from the royal arms.  

I’ve also coloured up a pair of Heirloom Roses to look like Tudor roses.  The sentiment I picked from the Chit Chat stickers reflects the centuries of royalty and the beliefs that attended them, essentially ordinary people entrusted with and believed to have extraordinary powers.  I’ve finished off my tag with some satin ribbon printed with Union Jacks from my stash.

Over at A Gem of a Challenge they are looking for projects that aren’t cards so I am linking my tag up there.  And at Glitter 'N' Sparkle they are looking specifically for tags, which I have made so  I am also entering my tag there.

Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits Die ~ 658784 Tag Collection
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil ~ THS004 Stripes
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments & Heirloom Roses
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Textile Surfaces ~ Smooth Linen
Ribbons & Trims etc
Union Jack Satin Ribbon from stash

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Tale as old as time

I’m sharing a rather unconventional wedding card featuring two gorgeous images from Kraftin’ Kimmie, Beauty and The Beast.

A crafty friend is getting married this month and she isn’t your typical white meringue bride so I wanted to make a card that reflected her style and this is what I came up with.  I’ve followed the sketch over at Live and Love Crafts, although I swapped out the round element for my flower spray and butterfly and my image was a wee bit large.  That’s the limitation of real stamps, you can’t resize them at will but sadly Kraftin’ Kimmie doesn’t do digis.

As this is for a wedding I’ve gone a bit vintage and shabby chic with some distressing and using lace for the rectangular element.  I decided to add butterflies as the current theme at We Love Vintage is butterflies.  With my wedding theme I am also entering my card in the current challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday.

In keeping with my usual style with Annie Rodrigue images I’ve coloured these up using the no lines technique.  Luckily this helped to hide the bit dodgy masking I did to join the two images.  The lovely sentiment comes with the Beauty image and finished off the card nicely.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes Boo, B02
Lip R46
Hair E21, E39, E59, E97, E99
Dress Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
Fur E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Horns E30, E31, E33, E37
Robe BV04, BV13, BV25, BV29, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Roses G94, G99, R14, R46, R59, RV99, YG03
Chalks & Powders etc
DecoArt ~ Glamour Dust
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Cheery Lynn Die ~ B1175 Mini Fanciful Flourish & DL113AB Small Exotic Butterflies #2
I Am Roses ~ ½" Cottage Roses (R8-15) & ¾" Cottage Roses (ZR3-15) coloured with Various Ink R59
Kaisercraft Pearls ~ Red (coloured with Copic R59)

Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Ingvild Bolme ~ Butterfly Resins
Inks & Paints etc
Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock~ Sandstone
D.I.Y.i Invitations Paper ~ Chardonnay
Glitz Design  Unchartered Waters ~ Scallop
Kaisercraft Art of Life ~ Everyday
Ribbons & Trims etc
Live and Love Crafts Lace ~ Reinette Champagne

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