Monday, May 23, 2016

What you Imagine YOU Create


Wow, it has been a while.

But today is good day.

I found Finnabair not long ago, let me tell you, what an inspiration her mixed media artwork is.
I wait in anticipation for inspiration and ideas to bring to life on canvas.
I cannot believe I am into flowers this much, but to be honest, they do bring a lot of dimension and texture to a canvas.

With a lot of addition to my collection of Tim Holtz and Finnabair products, I am really enjoying the process of creating texture and dimension on a canvas and even tags.

Anyways, on Finnabair blog, there is a challenge for May, Celebrating International Scrapbooking Day.
Unfortunately it is closed now.  I thought it was running through the whole month, that is why I wanted to post my entry today.  Too bad, but I will share my mixed media canvas I made.  Hopefully I will share more of my creativity to come.

The challenge was to pick your favorite quote and see where your creativity will take you.  Enjoy the following photos of my canvas and hope it will inspire some you to create your own.

Please click on the photo, to view full picture.




I hope you enjoyed my canvas, let me know what you think.

I used:

Antique Linen (Distress Paint by Tim Holtz) for the whole canvas. 
Die cuts for the frame, butterfly, birds and bricks. 
Metal embellishments also by T.Holtz.
Flowers by Petaloo.  Larger rose, foam, bought from a Bargain Shop
Stamp sentiment/quote by T.Holtz, with black onyx Archival In, onto vellum sheets.
Micro-beads, silver by Finnabair.

Well, that's about it.

I have created two tags with the same quote.  Might post them up tomorrow.

Have a Fantastic Day


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September - 12 Tags of 2015


Long time no see, how are you?

I am well and happy.

Every month I checkout 12 Tags of 2015 by Tim Holtz.  If the inspiration hits the right spot and I have the supplies, which I most likely do, because I have been buying Tim Holtz products for a while now.  They are reliable, strong quality and easy to use. Just  fabulous.  I enjoy creating with them all the time.

But this time, I need to buy supplies for the September 12 Tags of 2015.  What a fabulous tag.  I also wanted to try out alcohol inks, like forever.

I played around with alcohol inks on alcohol ink card stock, wow the outcomes and the possibilities with different colors is awesome, especially when you add gold mixative.

Anyways, here is my tag for September  (click image to enlarge and see details)

I used a tag die cut to get my tag shape from water color paper.
I used brushed corduroy distress spray stain with spritz of water to create the tag background.

The alcohol inks I used to create the background for the butterflies are ; gold mixative, wild plum, denim, butterscotch.

I love the transparent texture paste matte by Ranger (Tim Holtz).  So smooth and light to apply.  I have for ages wanted to buy this texture paste.  I have watched many videos of his demonstrations.  Simon Says Stamp is the best outlet to buy his products.  Very reliable and gets to Australia within two weeks. The online store in Australia does not have most of Mr Holtz products...

I used brushed corduroy distress ink on a sponge applicator to highlight the transparent texture paste.

I cut the butterflies from Velum paper and stuck them on so the wings would be free, to create dimension.

Love the way this tag worked out.   Awesom.

I would like to enter my tag to 12 Tags of 2015 September


Thanks for stopping by
cheers from Monika

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Couple of Tags for April


Visited Tim Holtz Blog and loved the techniques used for 12 Tags of 2015 - April.  I wanted to give them a try since I recently received some of his products, especially the Sizzix Thinlets - both Adventure word dies, which I love and wanted to use.

Here are my two tags for April

The tag on the left I added my extra touches, by embossing the whole tag with an embossing folder and going over the raised  design with white ink and applying distress crackle paint clear - rock candy on the flowers and the small stud stars.  I think the crackle add another touch of texture, yet subtle. Also the embossing pushes the colored distress marker flowers to the back, which makes the whole design more subtle but beautiful.

I also love the idea of how the word dies are being used, so cool.  Love the techniques.

I would love to add my tags to :

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - April

Thank You for Visiting
cheers Monika