Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Honey Of A Tag!

This week at Our Creative Corner, Kristin Tierney of Lily Beth Boutique is hosting again. Kristen's challenge is "Baking Beauties". She says, "I'm obsessed with beautiful cookies and fancy cakes!  I always try to make them myself, but generally fall a bit short. Your challenge this week is to make a creation based on these delish looking treats. There is a catch though. You MUST use something you would use when baking in your project.  Get creative...think food coloring, paper liners, sprinkles, etc.  Know any cool techniques with egg whites, flour, or sugar?  You need to explain your ingredient in your description of your creation as well."
Please check out all the other Design Team's about yummy!!! Everyone has come up with some delish designs!
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
This was the funnest project I have done for Our Creative Corner! I went through a bunch of my baking items in the kitchen and just started creating. I am totally in love with my recipe pocket and Tim's Honeycomb Texture Fade. I think they both totally transformed this tag that houses Grandma's recipe. This would be a fun gift for a bridal shower, filled with attendees recipes.
I did not use the small heart tart pan, but everything else I used.
I cut the end off the bread pan to use as my pocket. The base of the pan was used for the honeycomb.
I painted Gesso on the front and back of the tag to add stability, because it would be heavy with elements, and also so it would be white instead of manila.
My daughter wanted to learn how to apply Alcohol Ink, so these are her precious hands applying the yellows to the embossed honeycomb metal. I applied Espresso Alcohol Ink to the raised areas after the yellow dried. I am so loving this design.
I embossed the jumbo tag with the checkerboard texture fade, and then inked the raised areas with Black Soot Distress Ink, as well as the edges.
The mini cupcake papers were purple so I used Red Pepper Alcohol Ink to recolor them. I die cut all of the cupcake papers using the Bigz and Mini Tattered Florals Dies. I inked the edges with Distress Ink, stacked them up, and used the Tiny Attacher to hold them together.
I affixed the honeycomb metal to the tag using the Tiny Attacher. I colored a few spots of the aluminum pocket using Pitch Black Alcohol Ink, and then wrapped it around the tag and hammered it in place.
I used the red sugar crystals and sea salt as glitter to embellish my flowers. Snaps were added to the centers of the flowers. Ribbons and bees finished the tag up, along with the teaspoon.
I used a picture from Tim's Salvage Stickers, cut it out in a circle, added a hand written title, adhered it to the spoon, and filled it with Glossy Accents.
See below if you are interested in Grandma's Honey Bee Cake.
I am submitting this tag to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge for "Pockets", and Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge of "Depth Of Distress". 

From My Kitchen Stash: cupcake wrappers, sugar crystals, sea salt, aluminum pan, teaspoon

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, June 29, 2012

5 Techniques With Dylusions

It's time for another Friday Focus at Frilly & Funkie, and I am presenting it to you, but a little differently. Okay....a lot differently...via video! It's my very first, so please bear with me, and let me tell you that it was no easy feat, hence the lack of blog posts this week. It's quite lengthy at just over 15 minutes, but I am showing you five techniques using Dyan Reaveley's Dylusion Ink Sprays, so grab a cookie and sip some tea. ***Note to self: Unplug the phone when you are videoing a craft technique!!!

The finished Art Journal cover after some more stamping, stenciling, and doodling.
These are the two tags I finished that I sopped up all the ink with. They are perfect to tie onto a birthday present.
Dylusions Ghosting
Dylusions Spray Stencils
Dylusions Bleach Out
Dylusions Water Brush Color
Dylusions Spray Stamping


Thank you so much for all the comments and for following me...truly!!! I try to reply back to every one, but some of you don't allow access to your email, but please know I am SOOOO appreciative!!! I do hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!