Category Archives: RANGER

create cards with sizzix!

hello everyone!!

i am back this week to show you quickly one more card i created this month for the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/)Inspiration team’s ‘create cards with Sizzix’ card challenge..

you see TODAY is Eileen Hull’s birthday so i wanted to create a card especially for her!
happy-birthdayi used her eyelet lace (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=desc&order=display_start_date&q=eileen+hull)embossing folder and her Pansy (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)die  along with a couple of spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661111/sizzix-bigz-die-leaves-spring)to create this birthday wish for her!!!

when creating the card I simply cut out two pansy flowers, inked them using my favourite distress ink in ground expresso (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Distress-Mini-Ink-Pad-GROUND-ESPRESSO-Ranger-TDP47353-TDP47353RI)and layered them using a jingle brad (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-JINGLE-BRADS-Fasteners-TH93331-TH93252). I then just die cut out the ‘handwritten birthday’ (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-HANDWRITTEN-CELEBRATE-Thinlits-Die-660215-660215TH?currency=USD) sentiment and adding happy and some twine and there you have it!!

hope you have followed along on this months inspiration challenge and checked out the wonderful creations by my fellow teamies!!!

diana

TTT – September 2016

hello everyone!!

i am here today to  quickly share with you all my version of this months Tim’s Twelve Tags – Remix 2016 (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2016-september/). for all the step outs and the hows to’s drop on over to his site and following along!!

I have to say I fell in love with this technique during the CC103 this summer and I had so much fun playing and was totally tempted to use one of the pieces I created then but nope!! new month, new tag.

so here is what I came up with and felt I failed miserably

spooky-eyes

but wanted to keep going…. and here is what I ended up with after restamping with a bit of blue and red archival inks  and apply tim’s technique through the stencil

twelve-tag-spooky

and then I thought I would try it again and see what else I could do….

story

a-spooky-story

I have to admit I struggled with this one and even though I felt through the process I was missing something I am pleased with  how it turned out and  I did enjoy the process. that is my favourite thing about doing these monthly tags. it allows me to either practice what it is I love to do or challenges me to try something new. I hope you have all played along this month and have had the opportunity to play with something new

diana

 

Eileen Hull sewing basket

hello everyone!

today i am here to show you a quick little project that i created using the Sizzix sewing basket designed by Eileen Hull and how easy it is to turn it into a treat holder

sewing-basket-1

so after cutting out all the pieces required i put it together using some tissue tape and brads. then i covered it using some halloween papers

cantilever-sewing-basket

and here it is all put together .. the Halloween sidesewing-basket-candyand the sewing basket side. for the top I had used some fragments and then grouted the top using distress grit paste..

eileen-hull-halloween-sewing-basketand now for the reveal!!

sewing-basket-open

how fun is that!!

hope you have had a chance to stop by Eileen site and check out all the other wonderful creative pieces this month!!

diana

Emerald Creek is one year old!!

hello everyone!!

today is a very special day … it is the one year anniversary of Emerald Creek entered our world!!  i can’t believe in one way it’s been a year and then in another way think i’ve only known Kim for a year???

for this months she had asked all her design team, current and former, to create something in celebration but with the category of ‘anything goes’… well here is my project.

emerald creek Sun Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0005j NULL.htm) and the Moon Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0006j NULL.htm)  are two stamps i have had for a while and i wasn’t sure at the time why they wanted to come live with me but i am sure glad they did!!

so out came a few of my supplies and i started creating. using cut N dry stamp felt i was able to make my own stamp pad so i didn’t have to worry about inking up the stamp with different colours each time

once the image was stamped using distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Clear-Embossing-Powder-p/ecc-110 NULL.htm) it was time to add the paint (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/dp-paint NULL.htm) and the ink and the collage medium

emerald-creek-collage

what did i make… well i made a simple tictactoe game using Eileen Hull’s ATB’s (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658058/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-square), some mat board (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656491/sizzix-little-sizzles-6-x-13-mat-board-pack-6-cream-sheets)and a canvas frame. it was such a fast and simple project to create and has already brought us lots of fun playing!

sun-and-moon-tictactoe

Here’s to another successful year filled with Emerald Creek adventures!
diana

love moments

hello everyone!!

today I am here to share with you a piece i created that started out with the whole idea of just playing with the new Halloween mixed media die (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-MIXED-MEDIA-HALLOWEEN-Thinlits-Die-661588-661588THS?currency=USD).

i absolutely loved this one die out of the set and quickly ran a few sheets of substrate sheet (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product?id=338923)through my vagabond and decided this is THE one! i also originally used the Damask texture fade (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-DAMASK-Texture-Fades-Embossing-Folder-661592-661592THS/1150)on my side tag.. i am not quite sure why i didn’t use it in the finished piece …

here is a few pics of my thought process…..

halloween mixed media diei used lots of bits of stuff.. tried out the new Rust Paste, added bits of foil, a couple pieces of idea ology.. i stitched and stapled and applied some rub ons…..

i absolutely love this picture.. it speaks to exactly how my life is and hope i have done it justice!!

love momentsi love the foil on glue technique and finishes this art parts frame perfectly!close upa

here is a close up of the rub ons on mirror.. love how it turned out love momentsaand the finished piece

note to self i have said it before i am not a Halloween girl but i do like the candy and absolutely love this die and how my final piece created celebrating our 10 year anniversary together.

remember.. love matters.. handle all with care … xoxo

hope you are spending time creating!

diana