Category Archives: RANGER

A Card – Ranger style

This by far is one of my favorite cards ever. i had so much fun making it. I found the technique over at Ranger (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) while trying to figure out how to use my perfect pearls (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) which i have had squirreled away for a rainy day!! (and man we have had enough of them this year!)

So just as instructed by Tim (http://www NULL.timholtz NULL.typepad i applied various distress inks to my craft sheet, sprayed with my mini mister til it was all bubbly (about 5 sprays) and then placed my tag (a little larger than a tag as it is made for the front of my card but for now we will call it a tag okay!!) into the inks. I lift it dried and then repeated in the spots that didn’t get originally covered. Once finished i ran the tag through my Big Kick using the Distressed Frame embossing folder and then used walnut ink distress stain and covered the highlight areas. love how it turned out.
next i used the Perfect Pearls powder and coloured my flowers and leaves attached them with a brad, finished off the edge of my tag with a bit of Archival Ink (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) and attached it to the front of the card.
My next step was to get out my Mover and Shaper Mini Butterfly (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) set and cut out one of the butterflies into a piece of ‘metal’. I then used a couple of alcohol inks (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) and coloured my butterfly along with a strip of metal to place at the bottom of my card. I attached the butterfly with some glossy accents, added a bit of wire for the antenna’s and there.. a birthday card suitable for a very special person!!!

I am entering this card into the Gingersnap challenge, Colour of Money (http://gingersnapcreations NULL.blogspot NULL.html). i guess i am lucky to be living in Canada for a lot of reasons but one being our money is very very colourful!! If you get a chance pop on over to Gingersnaps and see what everyone else has created!

til next time…


Denim Color Wash and me

holy moly can you say messy!!!

so last night i was sitting down to play for the first time in my art journal. i so badly wanted to start on my She had Three Hearts (http://www NULL.christytomlinson NULL.typepad journal and had just purchased some Colorwash (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm)!!!!

well it is about 1:00 am and i am spraying all my color wash on to my page and was just about to add a bit of Denim to it. Well it wasn’t open yet (i had used the other colours already in a challenge during the APOS! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum line crop) so there i was going along and tearing off the plastic wrap and take a boo at what happened

now what does one do with such a mess. the magic of color wash doesn’t just wash off with soap and water.
Well Ranger just happened to develop and release the perfect solution to a problem like this. The CRAFT SCRUBBIE (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm)
if ever you doubted such a product you need to read further and see that yes indeed it works!!!

isn’t that one fantastic product!!!
the only thing that magic scrubbie couldn’t erase was the color wash on my prized, no my TREASURED, Tim Holtz Hoodie!!

i tried and have no come to accept that a bit of Stream Color Wash on my hoodie isn’t the end of the world.
After all it did happen while i was creating art right!!!

til next time…


National Scrapbook Day

APOS! hosted a wonderful day. The building was full of talent I only wish i had taken some time to wander around a bit more to see all the work of everyone.
Here are a couple of things i created. My ATC’s are for a swap over at Art for the creative mind..subject.. sew easy!!

and i love love love this piece i made inspired by Tim Holtz himself

i also worked on a She but didn’t get it finished but will post as soon as i do!

i have so much more happening in my world. For instance, i am preparing our next challenge from Ezee Pzee which will be revealed the first Sunday of June, i am preparing for the upcoming Tim inspired Tags class and the most sought after mixed media class over at A PILE OF SCRAP! (http://apileofscrap NULL.1forum and i am working on my Grunge Tags and challenges for the inspiration team girls

so til next time…


Grunge Mondays

Okay first and foremost I have to say WOW I have been really slack lately with posting haven’t I. As soon as this weekend is over i should (fingers crossed) have a chance to catch you all up on what I have been up to!)
As you all must know by now this is week one of Grunge Mondays!! (see the blinkie down a bit to your right!) I have been waiting for weeks for this week to get here!

After having discovered Studio L3 through Linda’s (http://www NULL.blogger comment over at the Ranger Blog i started following along with everyone and their excitement over Tim. Remember i am the one who admittedly stalked him last year! So as i was reading through I saw the posting letting us know what was ahead. I was thrilled to hear about Grunge Monday!
So with all that said this week’s challenge is to create a tag inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of Christmas Day 10 – 2008 (http://timholtz NULL.typepad NULL.html)
I stared with one of Tim’s tags and laid the dot mask on the tag and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls kiwi and blue smoke. I dried it with my heat tool and then started inking. I used my fav’s Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge and Broken China. On the edges of the tag i used Brushed Corduroy cause really it isn’t grungy and dirty to me unless there is a shade of brown. I then took the large stamp from the Papillon set, sprayed with water and stamped onto the tag (kind of hard to see). my tiny attacher was used to attach the ribbon down the side of the tag.
so then it was time to decide what to put on, i considered the butterfly or the bird cage (though someone has told me i use them too much but really is that possible!) so i chose my newest Bigz Die Heart Wings and inked it up with my new Distress Stains. Have i told you how much I absolutely love them and can’t wait to get more!! I used broken china, wild honey and fired brick along with the sliver acrylic dabber. The crown was completed once i attached my bling with my new imagninsce irock (http://www NULL.imaginisce NULL.aspx?col=58) tool!

Now it was time to finish the tag and what better way then with a stamp from Wendi Vecchi’s (http://studio490art NULL.blogspot Word Art stamp set (also a brand new purchase for me.. love love love her stuff.
Now it is time for the reveal.
it is so much shinier in person. I used Perfect Pearls heirloom gold on the completed tag to finish it. so til next time


Ezee Pzee Reveal – February

(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.jpg)Welcome to the Ezee Pzee Dezign team Reveal for February.
We were sent the Ezee Pzee (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.htm) birdhouse kit along with some little extras like butterflies and flowers. Take a boo at what I created with this wonderful product then head on over to the Dezign Teams (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.htm) blogs and check out their wonderful creations as well!!!

So for me it was again a combination of two products.. Ezee Pzee (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.htm) and Ranger.

I didn’t take step pictures this time but I will give you a brief run down of what I did do!

So let’s begin.

(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.jpg)For the building of the bird house I ran the pieces through my Big Kick Machine using Tim’s embossing folders (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) to give them definition. The roof panels went through the brick folder and the sides and front/back panels through using the woodgrain folder. Now as much as i loved how they turned out I figured they needed a little something extra. So out came Claudine Hellmuths GESSO (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm)!!!
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What is a bird house with out a post really.. what could I use for that…. well i did have that empty ribbon holder on the table.. hmm.. that will make a nice post i’d think. just add a bit of Tim paper to the top and bottom, a little bit of color wash (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) (okay a lot!) and tada a post.
And what is a bird house with out a weathervane!!! I used Distress Embossing Powders (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) and embossing ink (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) to colour the bird, alcohol ink (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) for the holder. A bit of glossy accents (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.htm) to hold it all together. LOVE IT!!!
(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.JPG)So what should i sit the post on well a box of course!!! Out came the box and it too was covered in GESSO and sprayed with a bit of color wash.
(http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.JPG)Okay well the box couldn’t just be a box; what a perfect place to plant some flowers!! I used perfect pearls mist on the flowers, added a bit of bling and planted them in the tissue paper (which was sprayed with color was) on top of the box! For the gate around the top I used the extra pieces of Ezee Pzee product that I had laying around from the outside of their photo strip.. made a nice fence!!
Okay so the box was empty and that just isn’t right so I decided to make a mini album to put inside.. oh my mind wanted to add more and more and more but time just wouldn’t allow.
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The mini is filled with pictures of my first meeting with Tim and Mario!!! A very special day for me!!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.. don’t forget to go check out the rest of the dezign team (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.htm) reveal!!!
Til next time…