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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

TTT – August 2016

hello everyone!!

holy wow where has summer gone!   i can’t believe we are mid way through August already .. okay now it is not really mid way but almost the end of August!!  i had created this tag almost as soon as Tim posted it but am now just getting around to posting it.

i have to admit as much as i love summer and those days of creating on the deck pool side i much prefer the temperatures that come with the fall. although i had two weeks of vacation and had great plans on creating the whole time i found myself in a funk. i am trying to get out of it but if you have been in a funk you know how hard that can be. so i have been enjoying cleaning and moving things around my studio instead.

anyway, that is not why i am here today.  today i am here to share with you my take on Tim’s 12 tags – remixed for August (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2016-august/)

TTT 2016 Augusti absolutely loved Tim’s tag this month, well truthfully we all know i love them every month, but this one is so much fun to do.   i didn’t stray too far from his as i totally loved his just the way it was/is

i chose the quote to celebrate my anniversary month. all true true words i believe for the love of my life

so that is it for this month’s tag. i am hoping to share another project before months end.

hope you have been creating and being in your spaces

diana

TTT – July 2016

hello everyone!!

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

I always forget how much fun the distress markers can be. I have them and love looking at the them and moving them around my desk but since I am not someone who just colours, I never use them….  I am so going to stop doing that!

so for my tag, I decided to use the Nautical Blueprint (https://stampersanonymous NULL.com/tim-holtz-cling-mount-stamps-nautical-blueprint-cms194 NULL.html)stamp set and couldn’t decide which stamp to use so end up creating two tags

tim holtz explore the beach I love how because I used the micro glaze (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-DISTRESS-MICRO-GLAZE-Ranger-TDA46967-TDA46967)that when it came time to add my spritz of black using this tool (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Marker-SPRITZER-TOOL-Ranger-TDA39730-64479)as well as my background blues, it doesn’t touch my shells!!tim holtz discover the ocean I also love how the distress markers, when blended using the water brush, (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product?id=92731&currency=USD) actually make me think the colouring of this shell is real!SA seashell stamp

and the star dollar, which up until this year I so wanted to find one, until I realized that they were live creatures..now I just want to see one as it buries itself in the sand!SA sanddollar

and as i was adding bits to my tag one of tim’s foliage flowers (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-FOLIAGE-Flowers-Leaves-Hardware-Metal--TH92788-15696)  fell onto the floor and I thought. hmmm I wonder.. so out came my pliers and I have tried shaping it like the inside of my sand dollar.. kind of cool I think!!

exploring the beach and discovering the ocean are two of my favourite things to do in the summer so this months techniques and remixes fit perfectly! totally brought me joy creating these two tags this month! thanks Tim!

hope you all are taking the time to create art from your soul!

diana

 

flowers and butterflies oh my!

hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a quick project that I have been working on using a few of my favourite sizzix dies and finally playing with my distress crayons (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Crayons-SET-1-TDBK47902-TDBK47902RI)!

so basically I used a smaller canvas which I covered in paper, both text and scrapbook paper, a thin layer of  gesso to blend it together,  matte medium and lots of distress crayons and that is what I started with.

I then started the whole process of covering  a few pieces of mixed media cardstock (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Ranger-MIXED-MEDIA-CARDSTOCK-ISD44628-ISD44628RI)with the same matte medium and distress crayons along with some texture paste to create Eileen Hulls Heart and Soul (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661108/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-heart-soul)and Pansy flowers (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)and of course Tim Holtz butterfly frenzy (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-Die-BUTTERFLY-FRENZY-Decorative-Strip-Sizzlits-659575-64384). and here you have the whole thing!butterfly flurry

the back of the flowers and leaves were simply stamped using a background script stamp. I love how the texture paste added that little bit of extra to the flowers. for the Spring Leaves (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-LEAVES-SPRING-Bigz-Die-661111--661111SZ?currency=USD), I used the two green distress crayons and blended them to give the variation in colour!

eileen hull flowers and leaves

when cutting out the flurry of butterflies I had cut a few out of the paper that had the texture paste… love how they turned out too!!tim holtz butterfly

by far the Limitations (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Sizzix-Framelits-LIMITATIONS-Wafer-Thin-Die-And-Stamp-Set-660189-660189TH?currency=USD) stamp/die set is my  favourite combo yet. so much so a little funny story.. I have ‘lost’ mine a couple of time’s and reordered to have only found it again and ended up with 5 sets!! like is said.. my favourite!!

so here you have my newest little piece of art

nothing like a dream

it’s a smaller canvas so just the perfect size to hang in my studio or to set on my desk

if you have any questions please let me know!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie all lined up  (http://frillyandfunkie NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/all-lined-up NULL.html)

Creative Carte Blanche blossoms and bookpages  (http://www NULL.creativecarteblanche NULL.com/2016/07/blossoms-bookpages-july-2016-theme NULL.html)

Simon Says Stamp  Monday Challenge- add some texture (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/mondaychallenge/?p=5803)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – things with wings (http://www NULL.simonsaysstampblog NULL.com/wednesdaychallenge/)

I sure hope you have taken some time to create lately!

diana

 

TTT – June 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-may/). for all the step outs and the hows to’s drop on over to his site and following along!!

for my tag i used pretty much the same as tim did (lucky to have most of what he used!!) but with just a couple different choices…i wanted mine to be a girl so by using tim’s dimensional cutting pad  (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product?id=112050&currency=cad&gclid=CMm578zBz80CFQMHaQod0QIMnA)by Sizzix i was able to die cut the dapper gentleman into  dapper woman by removing the moustache!!!

TTT juneor it could be a gentleman with out a moustache….just by using that one little dimensional plate, a tag or a father’s day card, could be easily altered…love new techniques and products remixed with old!!!

june tag

oh.. i’ve just had another idea…..LOL

hope you all have had a wonderful scrappy month

till next time

diana