zondag 24 juni 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - June

This is my version for the 12 Tags of 2012 for june. Details about this challenge can you find on Tim Holtz's blog. This tag contains lots of techniques and many embellishments. Ofcourse I had to improvise with my embellies...well this one is one I will not forget so easily I can tell you that. The little thingie with the 2 on the right side of the photo... that was something special.... I didn't have it and I try to make it from cardboard or thick paper with silverpaint on it, with my paintdabber..... The paintdabber was dry and clotted and I gave it a little squeeze and then ......silverpaint all over the place.
Well I followed Tims instructions for the tag and the colouring of the photo. This was really fun to do. I coloured with Distress Inks.
The word band with "Reasons Why" I made from cardboard, painted with silver and coloured with alcohol Ink.
I also used the alcohol ink on the tab with 2 and on the coin.
On the right side of the photo a stamped definition of "Curiosity".
The photo I used was a picture of myself at age 3. My father made an enlargement ( 50x70 cm) on hardboard and this hung on the wall. I love this picture of myself. It shows me when I was carefree and happy. ( Reasons why....)
The foliage and the flower were handmade by me with cotton coloured with Distress Stains and sewing and prima flowers coloured with silverpaint ..... and alcohol Ink.

The pennib is a real Kroontjespen from Callewaert. I bought a whole package with 144 pens from Marketplace. I think I'm going to sell them. These pens are used in Calligraphy.
Years ago I followed a course in Calligraphy and now I picked it up again. I bought 12 bottles with Ink and it is such fun.
I love comments so don't be shy.

zondag 17 juni 2012

Geen vaderdagkaart ....maar wel andere.

Deze kaart was voor opa, die was 75 jaar geworden. De stempel van de jongen in het matrozenpakje is van Paper Artsy. Ik heb hem een beetje ingekleurd met m'n Derwent potloden. Het getal 75 heb ik gestempeld met Versamark en geembossed met Sternenstaub. De roosjes zijn een beetje gekleurd met Distress Ink.
De strook met de letters onderaan komt uit een set papier van Websters Pages. Het achtergrondpapier is van K & Company als ik me niet vergis. De ondergrond voor 75 zit op een stukje papier uit een paperpad van Prima. Op de tag zit een stempel van Marianne Design.
Alles is een beetje ouder gemaakt met Distress Ink Antique Linen. Aan de binnenkant zit een uitnodiging voor een etentje e.d.Ook in stijl, geprint in een oud lettertype en papier afgescheurd en weer bewerkt met Distress Ink Antique Linen.

donderdag 7 juni 2012

Plastic Flowers ??

Yes, plastic flowers !! They don't need water and stay beautiful for a  very, very, very long time. This ia my entry for Compendium of Curiosities 2, challenge 8 technique Repurposed Packaging. Organised by the lovely Linda. More information about this challenge you can find here.

The techniques I used are described in Tim Holtz's book "Compendium of Curiosities vol.II"on page 62. I used a thirth technique, that is not described. Can you tell which technique that is ?
The materials I used were plastic packaging, alcohol inks, Cranberry, Red Pepper en Wild Plum, Distress Inks, Tattered Rose and the new Spring color Shaded Lilac, Paint Dabber Snow Cap. Texture Fade Border from Valentineset. Glossy Accents en some brads.
I hope you like it. It is so different from the other things I make. Comments are welcome. Have to hurry up, the challenge is closing within a few hours.