Monday, December 31, 2012

Travelling Gypsy Wagon

Happy New Year's Eve Everyone!

As promised . . . the reveal!
I first spotted this Travelling Gypsy Wagon at the last winter CHA.  Laura Denison had created it for the Graphic 45 Booth.  My Travelling Caravan is a true Gypsy Wagon of days gone by advertising fortune telling, crystal ball reading, palm reading, & magic shows.  It is a store display at Treasured Memories.  Inside a cubby at the back of the wagon is a hiding spot for the matching Mini-Album.  Have a look!

Love the Industrial Chic embellishments!

Tomorrow I will show you the complete Mini-Album.

Have a Safe & Happy New Years Eve Everyone!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tutorial - Tim Holtz Style Christmas Card

Hi, Everyone,
I've been busy making Christmas cards in, of course, Tim Holtz style.
I brought out Tim's Seasonal paper pack from last year & used the vintage Christmas images as the focal point on the card . . . can you spot the packaging?
Love "idea-iology" products & Glass glitter.  Check out my favourite Christmas verse!

To create this card:
- distress the edges of kraft cardstock then sewing it to an ivory card
- cut out a vintage Christmas image from Tim's Seasonal paper pack from last year & distress the edges
- cut out a coordinating solid from the same paper pack & distress the edges
- layer the image on the solid & sew onto the front of the card
- from white cardstock cut out On the Edge Doily Die
- tuck doily under edge of solid paper then staple top & bottom of doily to card

*Never through away Tim's packaging*
- trim any Tim's idea-ology packaging into a banner & glue to card over image & doily
- cut a 3" piece of Ruler Ribbon & glue to card below banner
- cut out a strip of sheet music from the Seasonal paper pack
- tuck folded sheet music under edge of Christmas image & glue to card

- cut a 22" piece of sheer tan ribbon & wrap around the card front, tying a bow at the banner

- attach a bobble to a jump ring then to the bow

- inside the card I glued my favourited Christmas quote on the left
- inside on the right is blank so you can write your special message

Have fun creating!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2012 - December & last January

Hi, Everyone,
I have been working on Tim Holtz's "12 Tags of 2012" - December & the make up tag for last January.

This is my version of . . . Tags 11 & 12
December & last January.
December’s theme is tinsel & glitter
& January’s theme is snow, snowflakes & snowmen!

I will be teaching these 2 tags at Treasured Memories on December 16.
We will be playing with 8 different colours of Distress Inks & Distress Markers
& 3 different colours of Stickles to accentuate Tim’s Poinsettia & Joy to the World dies
 & his new Blueprint Stamps!
Come to class so you can play with these markers, inks & stickles!

Join me
Sunday, December 16
For the 11th & 12th Tags of 2012
1-3:00 p.m. $15
Supplies:Craft sheet, Fabri-tac, double-sided tape,
Scissors, Tweezers, Pop-dots, Ink Blending Tool,
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Broken China,
     Chipped Sapphire, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Barn Door,
     Tea Dye, Pumice Stone, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass