Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Countdown to ...

Halloween! and all things spooky.. Even though we don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, ( though I wish we did!) I absolutely love the chance to get a little spooky!
I have two tags to share with you today, both have the same papers used for the base, but one is from this year and the other is my Halloween tag from last year. I only just realised that I didn't actually share it.. oops ..
This is my newest tag..
I started off with a base made from the Halloween  Kraft Resist and some strips of the Halloween papers  in the Seasonal paper stash, and a little distress inking through one of my favourite layering stencils - Splatters.
I then chose and cut out one of the vintage photos from the laboratorie paper stash put it inside a industrious stickers frame and stamped and inked my Happy Halloween sentiment.
I love the old photos that are in this paper pad.. perfect for something a little spooky!!
Next came the embellishing .. I  love the Corked Vials, so I've decided to use two here. I first coated it with a thin layer of multi medium and allowed it to dry, so that the crackle paint has something to grab onto. Once it was dry I added my layer of rock Candy distress crackle paint.. I love the vintage cracked effect you get and filled with a little alcohol ink coloured Rock Candy Distress glitter is even better!! 

A label pull and chitchat sticker  teamed with a  clipboard clip at the top add a perfect little touch.  
 And this is my Halloween tag from last year..
 As you can see I've used the same papers, just in a bit of a different way,  a bit of stamping, a glassine tattered floral scrunched flower- sigh.. these make me smile.

 I hope I've inspired you to get a little spooky,
 Happy Creating
Karen xx
The Details:
  Halloween 2014 
Tim Holtz Paper Stash : Kraft Resist - Halloween, Laboratorie, Seasonal.
Tim Holtz Idea- ology:  Corked Vials, Baubles, Label pulls, Chitchat Stickers - Seasonal, Industrious Stickers - Framed, Clipboard clip, Vial Labels Rock candy Distress Glitter, Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint,
 Dies:  Candlelight Fright.
Tim Holtz : CMS140 Mini Halloween 3
           CMS120 Little Labels
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Jet Black Archival.
Machine Stitching and wire.
Halloween 2013
Tim Holtz Paper Stash : Kraft Resist - Halloween, Seasonal.
Tim Holtz Idea- ology: Wishbones, metal corners, time piece, facets, ornate plate, game spinners, washers, Kraft Core- Shattered ( bats) , Glassine,
Dies:  Movers and Shapers -  Mini Bat and Skull, Tattered Floral
Tim Holtz : CMS140 Mini Halloween 3
 Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Jet Black Archival. Clear Embossing powder.
Machine Stitching .


Friday, 12 September 2014

Wallflower Assemblage clock.

Happy Friday..
Ok I will admit it, yes I have an obsession with the Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper stash..
 I just cant get enough of it!! so that got me thinking... hmm how about a wallflower inspired assemblage clock.. sure, why not!!

 I started off by altering my clock base with distress paint.... sigh  I just love the colour and patina it gives with the shiny metallic base of the clock..
Then came the  hard part, choosing what to put on the background of my clock.... which papers to use..do you know how hard this was, once I decided to add in the cute little bird, I was right, and it all sort of fell into place. I then added in some remnant rubs, a distress ink reinker coloured woodlands tree with a sprinkle of rock candy distress glitter.( these just make me smile!!)   and a couple of fussy cut butterflies to finished of my background. I cut some of the bristles off the back of the woodlands tree to flatten it  and kept these aside to add in later.  
Now came the fun part... filling the inside with all sort of goodies and bits and pieces.. I die cut some glassine paper and a piece of the wallflower paper with the Tim Holtz Tattered floral die ( using the two smallest flowers)  and made some flowers to add into my clock. Then came the cute little fussy cut bird, he just makes me smile as well! I also added in some of the pieces I had cut off the back of my woodlands tree. I then refitted the back, and I was done with the inside of my clock.
The final touches consisted of a bit of crinkle ribbon coloured with pumice stone and antique linen distress re inker.. along with some trinkets and baubles.. and I was done!

The Details:
Base: Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock.
Background & Embellishments:
Tim Holtz:  Wallflower Paper Stash, Woodlands Tree,
Baubles , swivel clasp, crinkle ribbon, glassine paper, remanent rubs.
Die: Tattered Floral
Inks and Paints: Antique Linen Distress Paint
Forrest Moss, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone Distress Re Inker
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Rock Candy Distress Glitter
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time,
 Happy creating

Thursday, 4 September 2014

something a little different..

Happy Wednesday!

Hope you have all had a wonderfully arty and creative week.. I have something a little different to share with you today,   My first of 4 Guest Dt projects for Eclectic Paperie.

 It was such a wonderful surprise and honour when Kim and Bonnie asked me to do a little creating for them..

Now I hope you are all sitting down for this one.. cause you wont believe it.. This project I'm sharing with you today is not a tag.. yup you did read right.. giggle.. I love the look of the Tim Holtz Mini configurations books, so I decided to use it to make a keepsake using some very special found objects - two tiny feathers from my son's feather collection, and some dried flowers, that he has given or picked for me when we are our exploring..

You can find a more in depth post here on the Eclectic Paperie blog..
But here are a few close ups..
My empty Tim Holtz wishbones jar was perfect for creating a new home for some tiny feathers.

The perfect addition to the front cover.. a curio knob and dried flower, teamed with some wallflower paper and Tim Holtz ephemera.

Ruler binding is not just perfect for creating mini books, its also to perfect to hang pictures from!

Thank you so much for stopping by, don't forget to pop on over the  Eclectic Paperie blog and check out the other amazing inspiration..
Happy Creating xx