Thursday, August 18, 2011

Challenge 15 - Anything Goes

Hello all and welcome to a new challenge at Craft Us Crazy.  Our sponsors this time are from August 18 - August 24 Robyn Fetish and from August 25 to August 31 The Pixie Cottage.   Please check them out as I know you will find something you will fancy.

I choose to use the rubber stamp called Dew Drop Dahlia from the Pixie Cottage.  I just love this stamp and I wanted to do a tag.   I also want to tell you that this stamp is deeply etched which made a beautiful impression.  I got the Tim Holtz's Distress Stains in and I just had to try this technique.   

I stamped using VersaMark onto a regular purchased tag.  Then I embossed with Stampedous White Opaque embossing powder.   I then colored the entire tag with Tim Holtz's Distress Stain - Broken China.  I colored the dahlia with copics (V15, V17, YG67, Y15).   Hint:  If you get the color on the embossing area just use your colorless blender to remove the unwanted color.   Then I used Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Tea Dye) to add more color and added stickles for a little bling on the dew drops.  Ribbon was from JoAnn's.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Challenge 14 - Anything Goes

Hello and welcome ---

This time at Craft Us Crazy we are doing the popular theme of "Anything Goes."   As a matter of fact this is our theme for the entire month of August.  I decided to try my hand at a silhouette.  I have never done one before and when I saw this image at Kelly's Kids, I just had to try it.  It envokes so many emotions (ie., best buddies, memories, friends, together) that I decided not to give it a theme but let the viewer decide what it means to them.  Kelly's Kids sponsorship runs from August 3 to August 10.  Please check out her great digis.

The picture frame is $1 from Michael's painted black using acrylic paint.  Image was printed on white cardstock then the background was colored using Tim Holtz Distressed Inks (Vintage Photo and a hint of Spiced Marmalade). Trim was from JoAnn's and background paper was from Graphic45.