Category Archives: RANGER

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 NULL.com/profile/01548694165391939891) 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.com/my_weblog/2008/12/12-tags-of-ch-9 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.com/paper-crafting/products 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 NULL.com/)Just 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

HAPPY SCRAPPING!!!

Ezee Pzee Reveal – February

(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/-Z_GXb9V_cLA/TWJl9xGLaLI/AAAAAAAAAfk/iWEj4Kc_sfg/s1600/birdhouse NULL.jpg)Welcome to the Ezee Pzee Dezign team Reveal for February.
We were sent the Ezee Pzee (http://www NULL.engravit NULL.net/ezeepzeeembellishments 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.net/ezeepzeedezignteam 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.net/ezeepzeeembellishments 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.com/-ofTUkzAGLg4/TWJodDQTSLI/AAAAAAAAAfw/mBJMLsMcfCQ/s1600/birdhouse+up+close 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.com/products/prod_alterations_texture-fades_bricked-woodgrain 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.com/products/prod_medium_CHstudiogesso 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.com/products/prod_dyeink_adirondackcolorwash 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.com/products/prod_emboss_distress NULL.htm) and embossing ink (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.com/products/prod_emboss_distress_clear NULL.htm) to colour the bird, alcohol ink (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.com/products/prod_alcoholink_adirondack NULL.htm) for the holder. A bit of glossy accents (http://www NULL.rangerink NULL.com/gluesAndSealers NULL.htm) to hold it all together. LOVE IT!!!
(http://4 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/-CJLzptPpMFA/TWJnkRo33_I/AAAAAAAAAfo/xwYE62qrw_U/s1600/weathervane 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.com/--RCLxN78mOU/TWJpFYfmbyI/AAAAAAAAAf0/ASIeTns4iAE/s1600/flowers 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.net/ezeepzeedezignteam NULL.htm) reveal!!!
Til next time…
HAPPY SCRAPPING!!!

Sneak Peak

(http://1 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.com/_sw_b8WqAb7o/TTYRUxfmVUI/AAAAAAAAAbE/TyTfpp29OG4/s1600/IMG_7362 NULL.JPG)hello to my followers and to all my visitors. just wanted to give you a sneak peak for the upcoming reveal and blog hop happening tomorrow from the Ezee Pzee Dezign team gals!!

please do come back tomorrow for the start of all the fun… you can see in the side bar what the prize is going to be!!!

and if you leave me a comment, you get a ticket for a little prize from me as well… and for all those who follow or start to follow, you get an EXTRA ballot !!!!

til tomorrow

HAPPY SCRAPPING!!!