Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Twist and Style Boo

All the spooky things are coming, they are creeping and they are ready to get you!
I just got my first batch of creepy dies and I have been "dying" to use my new Twist and Style Tool from Eileen Hull.  This tool can do so much.  It can be used to create dimension, jewelry, mixed media, borders!  Explore your creativity.  Click on the link above for Details.
Beware the Zombie

So I literally have no idea what I'm going to make with my new dies and the Twist and Style Tool.  I am loving how easy and fast it is though.  WOW!


I haven't used my Flower Pocket die yet.  Seems like a good option... especially with a Zombie popping out.  


I used my long strand of wire to write "BOO"


OK, lets try distress crayons on Kraft Resist.  


Don't forget... these dry quick so don't apply the colors then blend.  Bad... I am demoing so you'll know!  Yep... that's me not screwing up!  Anyway, once I fixed my "teaching" moment I exposed some of the resits.  Ohhhh... Ahhhhh!


Lets try some Crazing before we use crayons.  While that dries (in moments) I cut up some Leather Paper using the Alphanumeric Marquee... Like a Boss!


Lookie... the Crazing worked.  A lot of smearing and spritzing.



I ink a lot of my own paper.  So here's a thought... save it for little cutting jobs like the Handwritten Halloween "Beware".  Add some Fall Foliage cuts.  Secret... I cut these up in batches with my fall color distress paper.  Then I leave them in a container... waiting.


Groan...


I attached the Boo on top.


I usually make my own pinecones.  But I do like to collect the wee ones.  


The things scraps can turn in to!  


The pre-cut Fall Foliage is a time saver.


 Check out this SNEAK PEEK from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies... a  creepy spider charm inked with honeycomb and meadow alcohol inks.  These Creepy Crawlers will be available in September.


So, some of the twisted citron got caught in his mouth.  Or is that ZOMBIE FOAM!


Bring on the FALL Crafts!


Check out all the fun and other Team projects by clicking the photo below.


Get creepy!

Sharing over at

Anything But Cute- Shabby Garden (all my leafy, pine cone bits)

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Friday, August 19, 2016

12 Tags of 2016: August Remix

Well, hello there stranger!  

You may notice some dust or cobwebs... do not be alarmed.  My blog gets very quiet in the summer.  Consider this the calm before the holiday storm.  When all the new dies and stamps start releasing and I am non stop playing!  

You may have noticed there's no tag here.  There's nothing getting by you crafty peeps;)  There are so many summer birthday's so I decided to go crazy and make my tag into a card!  I did use a tag.  I just cut the top off.


Oh man I went nuts with the dies!  There were different size cutting pads, magnet plate and a well loved Vagabond.  Great way to use up some wee scraps!



Have you tried the Sizzix Leather Paper yet?  It's perfect to layer!  Here comes the remix with the stain, brayer and inking.


I cut a tag for the front and then made an "inside" distress piece too.  Ohhhh more leather paper with some inking and spritzing.  Yep, you can add water and heat to these.  Gotta love the Notebook Edging.


INK EVERYTHING!  


OK, so sometimes my markers get a wee bit dry and don't want to Spritz.  I know... BOO!  That's OK.  Spritz a little water onto the craft sheet, scribble the nib and BAM... You're spritzing.  


It's a tag layered onto a card. 


Love the scraps, inking and spritzing.


There's that layered Handwritten Birthday using Sizzix Leather Paper.  


A mirrored star and Hello Friend!


Check it out... just the right angle and SHAZAM... instant shine.


Lookie, I used the tiny attacher.  Is it a designer feature or am I fixing a mistake?  Hmmmm... you'll never break me.


ACK... don;t forget the inside.  Handwritten Celebration stamped, distressing and a Craft Glassine leafy bit.


Make a Wish


Tim's August Tag


As always it's fun to explore your creativity and expand.  Shhh... don't tell anyone I don't own the wildflower die that was used... YET!  

OK you guys enjoy your weekend.  Thanks for not forgetting about me.   

You can find me playing:
Anything but Cute- Shabby Garden (Leafy things and green bits)
Tim Holtz- August Remix
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

July Remix Take Two

I decided to make another July Remix Tag.  Usually I make one... but I had an idea.  Besides, inking and die cutting is fun!  For the How To on this tag check out Tim's Blog.


My collection of dies to create the words and travel blueprints.


Some distress marker inking, glaze and spritz.


And a lot of colour!









Thanks for popping in for Take Two for my July Remix!  

 
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