Friday, September 28, 2018

Live Your Dream Etcetera Tag

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a small Etcetera Tag with an inspirational quote. 
"Live your Dream with Passion" I've also used some of the new fall dies from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations line. Come check out how I colored these beautiful leaves. 



I love how delicate the Skeleton Leaves are when cut from Tim Holtz Wallflower Vellum! 


Cut Mixed Media Heavystock to fit the small Etcetera Tag then position Cutout Letter from the Alphanumeric Thinlits set and tape down with low tack tape. 

Die cut through the Vagabond. 

Adhere a piece of vintage dictionary print to Etcetera Tag where it will show through the letters. Adhere die cut piece over the dictionary print adding a thin layer of Distress Collage Medium over the top and let dry. 

Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and add color to the tag with Distress Oxide Inks. 

Once you have the tag colored as you'd like, dry the ink with a heat tool, add another thin layer of Collage Medium over the top and let dry. be careful not to overwork the surface or the ink will be removed. 

Create a stencil by die cutting Yupo with the Mixed Media Halloween Thinlits die. Use a Mini Ink Blending Tool with Distress Oxide Ink to add color through Stencil. 

I added a little more texture with stamping. Apply Distress Paint to your craft sheet or Glass Media Mat, spread out with your finger, pounce stamp in to paint, randomly stamp text over background and let dry. 

Die cut leaves from Wallflower vellum. Spray the back of the leaves with Distress Spray Stain and Distress Mica Spray. The leaves will curl a little which will add dimension to the leaves. dry with a heat tool. 

Tie Jute String around tag with a bow. Arrange and adhere the leaves to the Etcetera tag with Distress Collage Medium under the bow area. Adhere bow to tag with Collage Medium. Add a few colored flowers from the Funky Foliage set and adhere with foam tape and/or Collage Medium. 

Don't you just love the fall colors?

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Richele

See the products below for this project. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Funky Foliage Hello Card - Sizzix Blog Post

Hello friends!  I have this fun Hello Card over on the Sizzix blog. Hope over to see how to mix and matching some of the Stacked Thinlits dies to creates a new look. See my new favorite die, the Funky Foliage Thinlits die set, just look how cute the little mushrooms are! 

Love how whimsical my card turned out!
Click here for the full tutorial. 

Thanks for dropping in! 
Richele

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hello Autumn Card - Sizzix Blog Post

Hello friends! I'm so happy the weather is cooling off and fall is in the air. These cards are perfect to get in the mood for fall. 
See all the details on the Sizzix blog

Love the versatility of these Skeleton Leaves from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations line. 
Have a great day and happy fall!

Thanks for stopping by.
Richele

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Birthday Gift Card Bag - Sizzix Blog Post

Hello friends! look at this cuteness. Theses little gift card bags are sure to hold the perfect gift for that special someone and they are so easy to personalize.  I have a full tutorial over on the Sizzix blog

How will you decorate your little Gift Card Bags? 

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Skeleton Leaves Discover Card

Hello friends! I'm back with a fall card using a few dies from the Sizzix Alterations line by Tim Holtz. The Sizzix Thinlits Skeleton Leaves Die Set is so delicate and it looks great with the 3-D Lumber Texture Fade for the background.  

 
I love all the different textures on this card and how quickly it all came together. 

Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and position the Stacked Deckle die in the center and die cut through the Vagabond. Use a low tack tape to tape the die in position. 

Spritz cardstock with water and emboss with the 3-D Lumber Texture Fade. Don't forget to only use one cutting pad as this folder is extra think. 
   
 
Ink the center lumber piece with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink using a direct to paper technique. 

Cut dark brown Kraftstock a little larger then both of the Lumber pieces. Ink the edges of  the layers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Color leaves with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 


Die cut the word DISCOVER from the Adventure Words Thinlits set using a strip of Heavystock and a piece of rust Kraftstock. Lightly ink the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Cut a flag shape on the left end and stitch on the edges as desired. Adhere vintage dictionary print behind the word. 

Adhere pieces together. Use foam tape to adhere the smaller lumber piece and the Discover strip. Tie a bow with twine and adhere with Collage Medium over leaves. Adhere Nail Heads. 

How do you like the rustic look of the Lumber with the delicate leaves?

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Richele

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Together Burlap Panel - Simon Says Stamp Guest

Hello Friends! I'm honored to be a guest over on the Simon Says Blog today with a fun decor project. This project features the new Funky Foliage Thinlits set from Sizzix.

Head over to see the full tutorial!
 What will you make with this beautiful die set? 

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sense of Wonder Fall Card - Stampers Anonymous fall release

Hello friends! The weather here has been so warm lately and I'm so looking forward to fall and cooler days. I love fall, it's my favorite time of year! My card today features the new Stampers Anonymous Nature's Wonder stamp set by Tim Holtz and the new Ranger Lift Ink. 

Love the textures on this card created by the stamping in the background, the ribbon, flowers and leaves.

Cut Watercolor cardstock for the background of your card, positions stamps over background and pick up stamps with a block. 

Drip Alcohol Inks on a piece of Yupo paper. 

Add Blending Solution to to felt pad and punch over the surface to blend inks. 

Ink stamp with Lift Ink and stamp leaves on to Yupo background then stamp the lifted ink on to Watercolor Cardstock. Blot off the image on the Yupo then buff off the extra ink with a soft cloth. 

Apply Distress Markers directly to Media Mat, pick up ink with waterbrush and color leaves. The Lift Ink is waterproof and will not run. Dry with a heat tool. 

Apply Distress Micro Glaze to the leaves.The Distress Micro Glaze will act as a resist so the leaves will not take the ink. Stamp background with Craze stamp using Old Paper Distress Ink, add Distress Ink to the background using a blending tool and spray background with Distress Mica Spray in Tarnished Brass. I also flicked the Mica Spray over the background to create some spots. Blot of leaves as necessary. 

Spray ribbon and flowers with Distress Spray Stain and Distress Mica Spray, add a little water to help the ink spread, dry with a heat tool scrunching ribbon as it dries. 

Cut out leaves from Yupo paper with scissors. 

Carefully heat the Yupo leaves with a heat tool, using tweezers shape the leaves as they become pliable to create dimension. 

Create mat a little larger then background with rust cardstock, add stitching as desired. Assemble card adding Textured Surfaces and vintage dictionary print on base card. 

Tie ribbon around card with a bow, add flowers and leaves adhering them with Distress Collage Medium and foam tape. 

Stamp message with Archival Ink cut close to words and add to Ornate Plate. Adhere Ornate Plate to card with foam tape over the Wood Plank. 

Love the colors of the leaves that signify the changing of the season. 

Thanks for stopping in! 
Richele

Click on the link below to head over to Simon Says Stamp!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mr. Pumpkin Head.... Tim Holtz Fall Release 2018

Hello friends! It's been a busy week here getting ready for all the Tim Holtz 2018 fall releases. Tim's new Stampers Anonymous release is AMAZING! Check out Mr. Pumpkin Head and the new Shifter Layering Stencils. 

To create this ghoulish card I used both stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Inventor 4  set. A little masking is required to get the pumpkin just right on the skeleton body.  

The background was created with the new Shifter Mini Layering Stencils from set #36. The harlequin was the perfect backdrop for my card using a combo of Hickory Smoke and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Inks. The Trick or Treat message is from the Mr. Bones set and was stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink and Ripe Persimmon Oxide Ink to create a little sign for Mr. Pumpkin Head to hold. 

The pumpkin was colored with Distress Markers and a waterbrush. I also added a little stitching around the card because stitching is always good don't you think?!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Richele

Here's all the goodies I used for Mr. Pumpkin Head! 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dancing in the Flowers - Sizzix guest designer

Hello friends! I'm so happy to be over on the Sizzix blog today with this sweet project using the new Tim Holtz Funky Florals #2, Stacked Baroque and the Rosette Thinlits sets. Did you know that the Stacked dies fit Tim's Idea-ology Vignette boxes? They also work well for cards and Mixed Media projects. 

See all the details over on the Sizzix blog! 

Don't you just love these sweet little flowers!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Richele

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"Love this Life" framed panel

Hello friends and happy Wednesday! I'm so grateful to be over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today featuring the new Tim Holtz Botanical Collage paper and the Cutout Script Bigz die from Sizzix. 

I hope you will stop by to see the full tutorial here I even have a bonus project for card makers. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Richele

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mixed Media Card - Sizzix Guest Designer

Hello Friends! I'm so excited to be a guest designer over on the Sizzix blog today.  I always love figuring out new ways to use the same die. 

Check out my full tutorial on the Sizzix Blog with tips on how to use your Mixed Media die in a different way.

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blog giveaway winners and exciting news!!

Hello friends! Thank you all so much for joining in the Creativation Blog Hop. I thoroughly enjoyed all the inspiration and all your comments. THANK YOU! 

CONGRATS to the winners! 
From Bobbie's blog.....
Maureen Morton
Wow! My college roommate studied entomology and this looks just like some of her homework! So realistic and wonderful; not at all creepy like some buggies!Thanks for sharing and I know what I'm buying!

From Kath's blog.....
Blogger Geralyn Gray 
Beautiful mixed media card. Love all the textures and vintage look.

From Mou's blog....
Blogger Rosetta Savage-Jenkins 
The gift of Mou Saha is well demonstrated in these tags. You really have a unique style as I have been following you for years now. You flow is evident. Bringing out the best is what you do! TU.

From Emma's blog....
Blogger Lynda 
I would love to do this with a photo of my grandmother....if I can locate what I did with it.....it would surely be a treasure to hand down to my daughter! Love pearls!!!!

From my blog....
Kimberly Piwowarczyk
I love the dimension on this project. I definitely have to get some of those sizzix adhesive sheets - it would make the teeny tiny dies easier to attach! Thanks Richele for hosting this bloghop, I am learning so much!
Please email me at californiaARTgirl@me.com your address and I'll get the prize packages off to you this week. 
Thank you all so much for participating in the Blog Hop. 
Please let me know if you'd like to see more blog hops.
*****
I have wonderful news...I have a new Granddaughter 
Rose Marie
5 lbs. 12 oz. arriving about a month early and everyone is doing great! 
The last several days I've been hanging out with big sister Clara and she's so excited to have a little sister. I can hardly believe how grown up she is.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Richele