Saturday, February 26, 2011

Look at my Tim Holtz Tag

I've been watching all the tags that have been posted on some of the blogs I follow and I finally tried one.
I used kraft card stock to punch out the tag with my new tag die from Sizzix. I then clear embossed a fabric stamp and covered over it with distress inks.
I made the wing with a great technique that I learned from Roni at: she has a great tutorial on her blog, I'll definitely be doing more of this technique.
I used a key for my base and some lace to make a little flower under the clock face I cut out of Tim's paper and added hands and glossy accents. I used some of Tim's corner on the bottom of the tag.
I also tried a new technique of dying seam binding with alcohol inks for the ribbon on top.
Finally I added a Tim Holtz key that I used alcohol inks to age it.
I'm going to enter my tag in simonsaysstampchallenge for a coffee and cream challenge.
And also studioL3 alcohol inks on metal the Compendium Challenge #33
I will also submit it to All Things Tim Let me know if you like it, I love your comments. Also I posted all my charms from the charm swap in the post below. Shari

Charm Swap

I was in a charm swap at ATT (All Things Tim) a great group I belong to. I posted my charm back a few posts, mine is the dominoe front and center with the lady head on it. I thought I'd share a picture of all the charms I received back. Are they AWESOME or what? I can't believe the different variety and the talent all these people have. Great Job Everyone! I strung them all on a chain, I don't know weather I'm going to wear it or display it in my craft room.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another First, Paper Beads!

My mom has been making necklaces out of paper beads for a couple of months now and she showed me how to make them. They really are easy but a little to tedious for me. I like the looks of the finished necklace though.

The brown beads were bought and I added my home made charm.

The cream colored beads on the necklace were all made out of pages in an old bible I got at a rummage sale. This is what it starts out like:

What do you think? You know I love your comments! Shari

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My first Charm Swap

I thought I'd try something different and entered into a Charm Swap. I belong to the group AllThingsTim and this swap looked interesting to me. I'm really getting into the Tim look! I've never made a charm in my life, but after a little research this is what I came up with. I bought blank dominoes at my LSS and drilled a hole in the top to and put a wire in to hang the charm. ( I added a little glossy accents to make sure it stayed.) I took Tim Holtz Alcohal Inks (caramel, latte and eggplant) and an applicator and dapped the tile. After it dried I stamped it with brown Staz-0n Ink and used the corner of Tim's optimist photograph stamp. I sprayed over the tile with a clear spray. I felt it needed something else so I added one of Tim's typecharms, I stamped the face image and cut it out with a 1/2" circle punch. I then added a few beads and a lobster claw. I made 21 of these for the swap and I hope they are all happy with them. I can't wait to see what I get back. The rules were you had to use one Tim Holtz item, not including the ink, it was a lot of fun. I'll post what I get in return in a couple of weeks. Have a great day and thanks again for following me. Shari

Here is what we woke up to today!

This was the view out my window this morning! I haven't seen this much snow at one time in along time. My husband went out and shoveled the porch and his back was killing him. So he caved in and bought a snow-blower. Yeah!!! It would have killed us all shoveling all that snow. School is called off again for tomorrow. But at least now we can get out of our driveway.