Friday, March 30, 2012

Another day, another tag....

I'm having a lot of fun making these wooden tags....This one is based with Fired Brick and Wild Honey Distress Stains and allowed to dry.  Then, using the Wallpaper stamp from Tim Holtz CMS126, I embossed the background with gold WOW! embossing powder.

Next, using tissue tape and a cardstock circular base, I created a rosette.  Then, I used some Adornments from the Ideaology charm pack.  To make them match my background, I colored them with gold alcohol ink.  I adhered the wings and crown to the rosette using a strong adhesive such as Studio Matte Medium or Glossy Accents.  A Fractured Doll was adhered on top of the wings and crown.  Once the embellishments were set, I inserted a memo pin and distressed Adage ticket (inked with Peeled Paint) behind the rosette and adhered the entire circle to the tag.  I finished off the tag with some green lace and a crystal bauble.

Want to learn more about Distress Stains?  Look for a class or two being offered at my LSS in the next couple of months!  In the meantime, happy scrappin'!!  :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just messing around....

Finally getting to where I can focus in the scrap cave so I did so messing around with some wood tags, powders, and stains....

The first tag is based with Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage Distress Stain and allowed to dry.  Then, using the Wood stamp from stamp set CMS126, I embossed the image onto the tag using brown embossing powder.

Taking pieces of the foliage, I embossed them with various embossing powders (white, purple, green, and orange) and allowed them to cool.  The green powder was Metalline Green from WOW! and is one of my new favorite embossing powders.  Using an ornate plate and an adage tag, I assembled the title and adhered it to the tag using Matte Medium.  Then, I adhered the foliage to the tag with the Matte Medium.

This tag was finished off using May Arts twine, which is one of my new favorite, go-to embellishments.   I love this stuff and it comes on a 400yd roll!!  :)

Off to the Scrap Cave for another go round....  :)


I have been absent from the blogging world for 2 months!  EEEK!  Lots has happened in those two months....My dear aunt was hospitalized for about 5 weeks.  They still aren't completely sure what was wrong but I'm happy to say she is recuperating in a rehab facility now.  (And back to her spirited self, I might add...) 

I've been quite the traveler so far this year...Two trip to West Virginia to see my aunt, a trip to Chicago to see the bestie, a work trip to Las Vegas, and numerous trips to Columbus....And that's just the beginning of my travels this year!  I am definitely going to get some frequent flyer miles this year!

I got a Kindle in January and let me just say I ADORE this little gadget.  I've read more since I have had the Kindle than before..  (And it proved to come in very handy on the plane to Vegas and in the waiting room of the hospital!)  It's so easy to get addicted to the e-books!  And it's so great that I can carry the thing in my purse wherever I go!!

I've also been attempting for like the millionth time to reorganize the Scrap Cave...  It's not really conducive to crafting (especially since I have to share it with the hubby and his XBox...ugh).  So I bought a few more plastic drawer sets and a shelving unit.  We've kind of begun to block of my little area from the rest of the room and so far it's looking good.  It's now just a matter of putting stuff back where I can find it and reach it.   I got a cool little ink tower as a gift to store all my precious Distress inks.  This thing is SO cool.  It holds all 42 distress inks and reinkers as well as a few Distress Stains... and the best thing: it has flaps to cover the inks so it can be transported!!!!  Woohoo!!! I no longer have to take 3 baskets to get all my inks to a location!!  :)

Well, it's late and the pup's snoring so I think that's my cue to hit the sack!!  Nighty night!