I was really worried I would miss this months tag. I have made a commitment to create every month. A couple weeks ago I injured my back. All those new Sizzix dies and I haven't touched one of them. And sitting in my craft room isn't really comfortable. So, taking it slow, breaking a lot and a few Advil I have managed to create the tag.
I am a coastal girl and hail from Vancouver Island. So, these Sizzix dies I fell in love with!
I followed Tim's technique's.
Creating the sand was a new one for me. I really loved how it turned out.
When I was picking out all my Sizzix goodies I "almost" got the embossing folder Tim used. Ugh, I should have. But the rays one worked out perfect.
I love adding distress paint to my word bands.
A lot of great techniques this month which made it a lot of fun.
I'm off to YELLOWSTONE tomorrow in my motor home along with my adorable husband, 3 kids, dog and towing my Jeep! One of my favorite National Parks to visit. I'll be dragging my butt through the park with this sore back. But I cannot wait! So, I'm really happy I managed to get this done before I go.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my July tag that almost didn't happen. Now to ice my back and rest!
It is official... I am addicted to Journaling. This is an inspiration post... why? I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.
Scroll through the the photos for ideas. I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.
I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journalsimple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.
What's new? Well I am stretching my mixed media skills or lack thereof so playing with paints the Baked Texture embossing powders on canvas is really new to me. Keep in mind I am playing and learning as I go.
There is a lot of laying and overlapping of powders.
I recently got a Dylusions Journal to play and experiment with. I am learning to play with Dylusions paints and at this point I'm I am loving it.
Check out my second pages where I throw in the new Seth ApterBaked Texture embossing powders.
See... yummy right!
I stamped my stamps Fallen Blossom and Upstream stamps and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then add the paint.
Blend the colours to create an underwater look then in comes the yummy, cake batter smelling Dirty Sand embossing powder.
Add some black marble paint on the edges and then repeat the same on the top with Deep Sea ep. To create a wispy effect I gently used a paint brush to brush off some powder.
Heat and yum! Load up the bubbles stencil with some fresh lime paint with a sponge.
Spray and layer onto the pages. Trying paint on stamps too and hey it works!
Stamp, add some Big Talk stickers, a little smudging and you're creating layers to a page. BAM! I cut the garden greens, added more paint and coate…