Thursday, April 11, 2013

Distressing In the Bag

 
I'm a huge fan of the In the Bag die and have used it a lot!  If you like to stalk my blog you already know this;) I taught a class the other night and this was one of the fun crafty things we made.  Did you know I teach this stuff now.  Wouldn't it be fun to do an online class, build it and sell the kits!  Not sure if anyone would be into that?
 
Off track... Behold...the Bag. 
 
I stamped the compass Blueprint Travel set onto red distress paper, then cut the star part adding some Rock Candy for a subtle shimmer.  I stamped again "Enjoy the Journey" on some more red and hand cut that.  Great trick for us crooked stampers.
 
 
I stamped the compass from the Blueprint Travel stamp set, embossed with the compass folder and sanded my distress paper.  I'm addicted to this paper.  I love the Film Strip Ribbon and the nib just finishes it off.
 
I don't buy anything unless I can really use it.  When I picked up the new Mini Film/ Mini Ticket strip die I thought the film strip would be a great handle!  Love it when I'm right;p  TIP; Pre-sand your paper then cut it out. 
 
 
Thanks for coming by to see:)
 
If you need some MASCULINE FATHER'S DAY Ideas...stay tuned.  I made some pretty awesome stuff!
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

12 Tags of 2013- April Tag

 APRIL- TAG TIME
I did it. I got April's Tag done!  I admit it, I bought the stamp set...BUT ON SALE!  I have a lot of the dies now and found I was severely lacking in the stamps.  Meaning I had NONE!  So, I have been slowly building my collection.  I have been eyeing this one for some time and was excited to see it being used for April's Tag and to get it.
 
 
 
Lets start with "I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW PAINTS"  I did pick up a few so what I don't have I used my other goodies to make up for.
 
 
 So don't panic...like I did.  Use what you have and you'll get there!
 
 
There's some paints, distress ink and stain.  Everything but the kitchen sink;)
 
 
 I added my Inks which really makes it POP!  It just makes it all rich.
 
 
I really had fun with all the inks and stains.  The water misting at the end really pulls it together. 
 
 
I keep all my metal bits in my Grandmother's old tin.  There's something about pushing all the bits around until you find what you want fun.
 
 
I do have a little Washi, but I decided to use the Voyage stamp from the same stamps set,  SA CLASSICS SCF001.  I like all the stamps on this set.
 
 
I must admit not a huge fan of inking all the metal pieces.  Although I'm excited to have learned a new technique it just didn't tickle my fancy.
 
 
I don't have the same clear stuff Tim used to stamp his dragonfly.  I used some Acetate.  The wings curl a bit but I'm OK with that.
 
 
I used the #5 from my Word Play die I had laying around.  The grunge board took the paints great!
 
 
A few minor changes here and there:)
 
 
I really love all the new paints and will be gradually adding my to my collection.  If you have some of the stuff go for it.  My LSS just got the paints in last week.  I was going to use my Acrylic paints had they not arrived.  Dig through your stash and you'll get there too;)
 
I'll be using this technique again for sure.  Huge fan and it's fun to get inky;)