Friday, June 27, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ooh La La!!! A Parisian Leather Tag!

I'm back again today, to quickly show you an awesome shaped piece of chipboard from Leaky Shed Studio. The company was generous to give each of the Design Team Members at The Crafty Scrapper, our choice of pieces, and I chose the Eiffel Tower. I was stumped for a base for this though, and after rummaging through a new bag of stash from The Crafty Scrapper, I found a package of Ten Seconds Studio new Emboss-able Leather! Words cannot express how much I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! Leather might be my new go to base!
Here are a few snippets of the tag, but to see the whole thing, as well as what I used and did,  click on over to The Crafty Scrapper.

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Guest Designing at Frilly & Funkie - Case It!

Hey hey hey crafters! I was thrilled to be asked by the Funkie Junkie herself Linda Coughlin, to go back to my old stomping blog grounds and do a guest design spot for Frilly & Funkie! Of course I said yes, and to my delight the fortnightly challenge is "Case It" and is based on Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas, but with a summer twist! How cool is that?!! All you have to do is make something based on any of her tags but use a summer theme. I LOVE it!!! Here is what I came up with, and I based it on Linda's Day 11 Tag.
Instead of Distress Glitter, I opted for Ranger's newer Stickles colors. I stamped Tim's cars in Jet Black Archival, colored them in with Distress Markers, and then went nuts with the Stickles. Pink Taffeta for the lady, and Ice Blue for the gent!
I stamped the couple from Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Purely Random set with Jet Black, and colored them in with Distress Markers, and gave the gent a Stickled tie.
Distress Paint and water made the background for the tag, and I tried to lay the colors out on the craft sheet like I wanted them on the worked!!! I love the tones in the summer sky.
I stamped the tire marks from the Travel Ways set along the grey area that is now roadway, outlined with a white Stabilo pencil. I wanted it to look like she slammed on the brakes first and he followed to make a little time for romance! ;0)
I loved the trees on Linda's tag, so they went all along the roadway along with some other Christmas foliage, and I stamped them with Distress Markers! I love this technique!
I stamped some words that went with the theme in the summer skyline above the mountain trees using Watermark Ink. It's very subtle but effective!
The sentiment and heart came next and I covered them for Clear Embossing Powder. Then I decided to stitch in the roadway lines! The stitching totally transformed the scene for me! I really love this simple tag!
I absolutely adore this tag, and really do think you need to pause so that good things can be taken in and enjoyed...especially love! I hope you can take some inspiration from it. Thank you Linda and the team for having me back for a day!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!