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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

 

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

soul filled august

hello everyone!

i was just looking though my site and realized that i didn’t post my August calendar yet!! it is full of texture and distress crayons!

so here it is!!

august calendaraugust was/is such a busy month…i’ve been lucky enough to do a bit of travel, have some much needed visits in with family near and far, celebrated 10 years of marriage as well as spend some time in the studio just enjoying.

hope your summer has been going well and that you too have been creating!

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