Friday, September 19, 2014

Tag time....

Hi there...I am so happy to be able to share my inky passion with you!
I am so thankful for all your sweet comments and messages about being with Inspiration Emporium Family! I am having a ball and getting to play with inks and paints...what could be better?
The girls on the team are fabulous and I am loving getting to know them and see all their 
amazing creations! Total bonus there! 
So today I am here with a tag...and I managed to stay within the confines, wink. 
I have major issues with that most of the time! LOL
Anyway.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired to get creative! 

I stamped Tim's Wood Background Stamp on my tag in Gathered Twigs.  
After heating I blended on Gathered Twigs and Weathered Wood.  
It really does give the feel of old wood. 

Supplies used: 
Tim's Cameo Frame, Tattered Floral and Garden Greens Alterations Bigz Dies. 
Tim's Ideaology:
Baubles, Crinkle Ribbon, Jump Rings, Hitch Fasteners, Hinge Clips, Memo Pins, 
Word Sticks, Adornaments, Chit Chat and Journaling Tickets. 
A Piece of decorative paper from the Wallflower Paper pad
Tim's Stamps:
Urban Tapestry (CMS061)
Wall Paper and Wood (CMS126)
Way with Words (CMS165)
Stencil-Lattice Work (THS19)
Ranger Ink:
Distress Ink Pads:
Gathered Twigs, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick.
Other: Doily, 3D Foam. 

If you would like to find some of these supplies they can be found at Inspiration Emporium
If you use my "inkgirl" code you will get 10% off your order! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
I hope you will come back again! 
Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Gratitude Box...

Hi there! 
I wanted to share the project I have over on the Teresa Collins Design Team blog today! 
I hope you will go over and take a peek! 
If you would like to see more and the inside...just click here! 
Thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge #11

Welcome back to our ELEVENTH challenge out of Tim's fabulous book...
Compendium of Curiosities III. 
It's never to late to get the book and start playing along! 
You can still get an autographed copy here

This challenge is Effect Powders on page 52. 
This is one I particularly love because of the special effects you can achieve. 
I will not give Tim's technique away...but I LOVE it!!!

I seem to have issues staying within the confines of a tag! I love tags...but
even if I start on a tends to wander on to other surfaces! 
These kinds of things just make me happy inside! 
I love getting lost in never know where it is going to go! 
Burlap panels are my obsession at the moment.
They have so much room to work on and the texture is just ah-mazing!
I adhered a torn around the edges paper out of the Wallflower paper pad using Matte Medium
(seriously love this stuff..I need gallons of it....hehehe)
I love layers...
so I used the Postage Stamp Die and another piece of torn around the edges Wallflower to create a place to add a sentiment. 
I have a LOVE of the Eiffel Tower and this die was scooped up when it first came out.
It is used and loved quit a bit! 
I also cut out some of the hardware findings to use on the top and bottom of right side of the canvas. 
Inked some doilies and put them under all the layers. 
Added some Ideaology here and there and there you have it! 

If you would like to have fun along with us, make sure to follow all the rules so you will be eligible for these fabulous prizes!!! 
 For challenge #11 Inspiration Emporium is a generous sponsor...they donated a $50 Gift Certificate. 
Tim and Mario also donated a ton of fabulous prizes.  
So fun with playing along, getting to be creative and a chance to win prizes...what else could be better!!! 
Linda Ledbetter is the phenomenal force behind this challenge.  
She is an amazing person and she has worked so hard for so many of us to enjoy this challenge. 
I just want to say thank you to her for inviting me on this journey! 
The Curiosity Crew is a fabulous group of diverse women...we have so much fun together and I am so thankful to have them in my life! 
Please make sure to visit all of the Curiosity Crew's blogs...(leave a comment)..and see all the fabulous inspiration...they have inspired me and blown me away again with their uniqueness and the diversity of this wonderful group  
Can't wait to see what you all create!!! Have fun! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Halloween tag...

Hello there! 
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and all the sweet comments and messages about being with Team Inspiration Emporium! 
I am truly giddy with excitement for the honor to be on this team! 
They girls on the team are amazing! 
Love their talent and how friendly and welcoming they have been. 
It is truly a blessing to be able to share my passion for all things inky and painty with all of you through Inspiration Emporium's Inspiration Team! 
This months challenge is "Fall is in the Air".
Your projects can include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Back to School, Leaves..anything related to Fall! If you would like to enter and be a part of this months challenge go here and follow the rules. 
You will have a chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium!!! 

Here is mine.  
I decided to do a Halloween tag. 
I am usually not huge on Halloween, but with Tim's Die Cuts, Stamps and the Fall palette of Distress Ink colors...I couldn't not do this one!


So this is where I started...
I blended on Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon and Gathered Twigs all together onto two tags. 
After I achieved the color I liked, I then applied the stencil to one of the tags and blended more Seedless Preserves over the top. I really loved how this let the webbing pop!
I decided to do some spritzing and flicking too.  
This is one of my favorite techniques from Tim...I almost use it every time I create! 
 I punched two 2" squares and cut down attached some clear packaging (saved from one of Tim's Ideaology trinkets).

 After attaching the packaging, I built up a layer with black 3D foam. 
(one tip...before you attach the transparency lay the tag with the punch out squares and make some marks on the tag that will be underneath.  This will definitely make positioning the crow, cat and chit chat easier!) Yes, learned that the hard way a few of these window creations back. LOL.
The Crow and Cat are Tim's Movers and Shapers Dies
It's hard to see in the pictures with the finished tags, but I added a little more Ripe Persimmon to the bottom tag so it would appear as if it was kind of a glowing backdrop. 
You can see it well in the picture above. 
Once the Crow and Cat were situated I placed the top tag over the bottom tag.  
This was so fun to create...I even found myself wondering what other Halloween Goodies I could create, wink. 

 In the above picture you can see that I added some Ideaology pieces along with some Holiday Chit Chat and the Boo Die Cut.
Below, I used some hinge fasteners to be able to hang some things off the tag. 
I love those glad the brought those back! 
The 31 comes on the Boo I had to use it...right!
The poison bottles are from Tim's Mini Blueprints 5 (CMS170)
I stamped them, inked them, put a layer of glossy accents on and then fussy cut them out. 
The cork is from the Ideaology Vials.  Just cut them in half and then made them a tad shorter.  
This allowed me to stick the memo pin in so I could hang it off the hinge fastener! 
The 31 is adhered to one of the left over squares from the punch out of the tag. 
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed my entry in the "Fall" challenge! 
I had so much fun creating this and have two little girls to give this to for Halloween. 
Hope you have a great weekend...I will be back tomorrow with the new Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge. Can you believe we are already up to #11!!!
See you next time and thanks for stopping by! 

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Winner winner....

Using Random Number Generator...number 8 was the lucky number...
Carol W
email ( me your addy and I will get your adhesive kit shipped out by Saturday! 
Congratulations and thank you to all those who left a comment! 
I will do another giveaway soon...hope you will check back! 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Enjoy the Journey...

I am so excited to be here sharing this tag with you today and 
I'm so honored and thrilled to be on team Inspiration Emporium.
If you missed the announcement you can read all about it here.
Still pinching myself...and looking forward to getting to know all the other talented ladies!
Ink and Paint are truly my happy place and where I get lost in creating!
Honored and Giddy...that's how I feel, wink.
 First I stamped my image with Broken China Distress Ink. 
Cover the image with clear embossing powder.  
When removing excess embossing powder just tip it and dump on to scrap paper, don't will want it to have as much as possible.  
 After heat embossing (let it cool) blend on Broken China over the entire background.
Add bits of Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean to add some color variation. 
Because the clear embossing resists the ink, it will give you a nice resist, around the words while some parts of the words stay the Broken China coloration.  
I even love the places that had extra clear embossing powder 
(bottom left corner of below photo)
I also stamped Tim's Papillon butterflies and on a separate tag, 
added the same colors of Distress Inks and fussy cut them out. 

My posts will be every Friday from now on for Inspiration Emporium, I hope you will find some inspiration here along the way.  If you would like to find any of these supplies just click on the links below.