Wednesday, 27 August 2014

VLVS mixed with a little Stencil girl...

Yay!! Its Blog Hop time.. today It's my turn to share with you for the awesome Stencil Girl and Viva LasVegaStamps! blog hop..
And what fun is a hop without some PRIZES?!??!?! 2 prizes to be won TOTAL -- so join us ALL WEEK LONG and hop to see the fabulous projects. Let each of us who have done a little creating know what you think  -- then you're entered to win, every comment is another chance to win. Easy peasy right? 
Here is a link to all of the blogs you might like to have a peek at today :)
Karen Knight ( Yay you are here! )

The awesome Stencil Girl stencils I received were some  of the awesome Seth Apter Stencils! Got to say I love these, and they were so easy to use.. I used the Unfinished Stencil with a little bit of distress ink and mono printed the background of my tag! Sigh.. I love how this turned out!!

I then of course got to work with a little bit of pink rubber!! I stamped my images onto some manila card and fussy cut and inked the edges with walnut ink distress sign.. ( yet another sigh!!)
I then put these to one side and machine stitched around the edges of my tag!

I also stamped the  Be True saying stamp onto my tag with archival ink in jet black. Next came the fun part.. arranging all my stamped images and other chosen embellishments. Including some of the gorgeous new Button Mash from UmWow Studio! these just make me happy!
After a bit of  arranging and rearranging, adding in and taking out of bit and bobs.. this was how my tag turned out!

And of course we really can not go past a few close ups of some of these gorgeous elements! I absolutely love the detail and texture The Unfinished Stencil gives the background layered over my background paper from the Nature walk collection by 7Dots Studio and teamed with a little waybill/invoice background stamp from VLVS!

Lots of yummy Idea-ology of course!!

The Details:
 Tag Base: 7 Dots Studio - Nature walk
Stamps: Viva LasVegaStamps! :  Waybill/invoice background
Stencils: Stencil Girl: Unfinished Stencil
Embellishments: UmWow Studio : Button Mash
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Ornate Plate, Wire Pin, Baubles, Fractured Doll, Filmstrip Ribbon
Ink: Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Iced Spruce, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone. Archival ink - Jet Black.
Machine stitching and black thread.
So there you have it, I hope I've inspired you to do a little creating for yourself! Thank you so much for stopping by
Happy Creating xx

Friday, 22 August 2014

listen to your dreams..

Happy wet, rainy and cold Friday!  Hope you are all having a wonderful week! I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front the last couple of weeks.. lots of creating going on around here.. But it also means that I'll have lots to share with you over the next few weeks! yay!
Recently it was my turn again to share a little inspiration on the VLVS! blog..
I used a few of my favourite things with this tag...


I started off with ne of my very favourite 7Dots Studio papers.. from the Wonderland collection Mushroom and Smoke as the base for my tag
It took a lot of strength for me to cut into this one
 I then added in some background images using a few stamps from VivaLasVegaStamps!
Including this awesome Banksy image as my focal image.
Banksy Balloon Girl 2 3/4 x 3

And this just wouldn't be one of my tags if I didn't have some Tim Holtz idea-ology in there as well.. I do so love the ephemera packs and remnant rubs! ... and you cant go past the gorgeous new Alpha Two from UmWow Studio

The Details:
Tag Base :
 7dots Studio Wonderland - Mushroom and Smoke
Tim Holtz Idea-ology :  Remnant Rubs, Thrift Shop Ephemera, Monocles, metal corner
UmWow Studio: Alpha Two
Ink: Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Distress Ink - Walnut stain, Black soot, Pumice Stone
Machine Stitching and black thread.
Thank you so very much for stopping by, and also a very big thank you to each and everyone of you who stop on by for a visit, have become a follower, or made a comment, I really can not thank you enough! It means the world to me!
Happy Creating xxx

Monday, 4 August 2014

August 12 tags of 2014.. inspired..

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all doing well..
 Today I've got my version of Tim Holtz's - August 12 tags of 2014 to share with you..
I absolutely LOVE this months tag!
As soon as I saw this tag, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.. I've strayed a little this month, and used some stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps!, instead of my Tim Holtz ones. For me as soon as I saw this tag I knew that I had to use these stamps,
I've followed most of the background technique, though I've not used texture paste with my stencil, instead I've opted again to go a little different and just used  darker distress inks. ( I've used  walnut stain and pumice stone.) I've also added in some Remnant Rubs as well as my pieces of idea-ology.
So without to much more babbling.. Here is my tag.. I absolutely love it!!
The Stamps I've used - Businessman silhouette and Big Ben are just a match made in heaven.. well in my eyes anyway :)
and of course I can't go past sharing a few close ups of all the inky, stamped layered goodness!!

The Details:
Tag Base: Manila Tag
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps:
Tim Holtz: Remnant Rubs, Filmstrip ribbon,
 mini paper clips, metal corner, tissue tape.
Inks and Powders: Distress Ink , Archival - Jet Black.
 Distress Embossing powder - Walnut stain
Machine Stitching and cotton.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Happy Creating,
Karen xx