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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Die-Namites Baby Themed Hop




Die-Namites is hosting a baby themed daily hop on their blog this week.  
Each Design team member will share a project from October 13 - 20, 2014 
featuring the Newly Released Baby Themed Dies..   


Make sure to stop by everyday
and leave a comment on each post. 

We will be randomly choosing
One GRAND PRIZE winner
of a
$50 Gift Certificate
and  Five ~ $10 Gift Certificates Winners.





Monday, October 6, 2014

Ustream - Post Poned

Hi everyone,
I need to reschedule the ustream that was scheduled for today for later in the month. I have a lot going on right and am feeling a little overwhelmed.  I will let you know when I can get it scheduled. 

I'm planning to do a chalkboard design, and want to make sure I have a clear mind.  Look for a rescheduled date soon. 

Thanks for understanding,

Tonya


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Friday, October 3, 2014

I Spy Featured on My Minds Eye Blog Today


 
Whoop Whoop so excited, 
I am featured on the My Mind's Eye blog today in the I Spy with MME.
 



Click here to see the post over on the MME Blog,
there are lots of inspiring projects featured today!
 
Thanks for stopping in,
Tonya 


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sea Side Mixed Media Tag

 
Oh my I'm having so much fun creating tags lately.    Today I want to share with you my latest tag. The Sea Side theme was inspired by cleaning my room -  believe it or not!   I ran across the Nantucket stamp set from Pink Paislee and was reminded that I've always wanted to use the sea horse from the stamp set. 
 
 
This stamp set has been discontinued, however, I encourage you to look through your stash and find a stamp set that you have rarely if ever used, and center a tag around one of the images in the set.
 
 
 
 
I chose these three Lindy's Stamp Gang colors to color my tag.   Top to Bottom:  Glory of The Seas Gold, Cosmopolitan Pink, and Tiffany's Blue.  
 
 
 
 
 
For texture I used Ranger's Crackle Medium on my sea horse.  Isn't he gorgeous propped up against my flowers?   I also used Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts® Textural Accent - Glass Bead Glitter Gel to give the illusion of sea sprays.   I love how the glitter reflects in the light. Pools of water were added with Glossy Accents.
 
 
 
I look at tags as the ultimate creative play. The small space can be really challenging, and push my creative juices.  I rarely do journal pages, instead I use tags to  experiment with mediums and techniques.
 
Here is a process video of me creating the tag.
 

 
 
It is so fun to see all those tiny scraps come together to create such beautiful tags.
 
Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya
 
 
Supplies:
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  Gelatos® Steampunk collection Iced Chai
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  Gelatos® Double Scoops® Snowcone
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen Nougat #178
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents Gesso
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Glory of the Seas Gold
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Cosmopolitan Pink
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Tiffany's Blue
  • Pink Paislee Nantucket Stamps
  • Tim Holtz - Sizzix  Tag & Bookplate Die
  • Ranger Ink - Crackle Accents
  • Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Ink - Wendi Vecchi - Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Hero Arts - Friendship Message
  • Stampendous - Mica Flakes Gold
  • Christmas Tree hook
  • Prima Flowers
  • eyelet trip
  • Twine
  • Shells
  • EK success Labels Punch
  • Cotton Netting
  • Garment Pin
  • Brass Anchor Charm
  • Clear Sequins
  • Micro Beads
  • We Are Memory Keepers Large Eyelet
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstock
  • Geli Roll Pen - Black
  

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Mixed Media Autumn Tag


 
Hi everyone, I think fall is my favorite time of year.  The air is getting crisp, the leaves are changing, and vibrant pops of color are everywhere.  I was cleaning my studio and found an old vellum quote I've had in my stash forever it says "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."  So I decided to create a tag.
 
For my leaf foliage I used these two Die-Namite Dies
 
Leafy Branch Die
 
 
http://www.die-namites.com/Flowering-Branch_p_51.html
 
Look at all that yummy depth, rich color and texture!

 

 
Here is a process video of me creating this tag.
 
 
 
 

 
Don't forget to save the date our next Ustream is scheduled for October 6, 2014  at 8:30 p.m. EST. 

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya

Supplies:
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  Gelatos® Steampunk collection Iced Chai
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen Nougat #178
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents Whipped Spackle
  • Die-Namites Dies  Leafy Branch Die
  • Die-Namites Dies Flowering Branch Die
  • Tim Holtz - Sizzix  Tag & Bookplate Die
  • Tim Holtz - Ranger Ink - Distress Re-Inker  Shabby Shutters
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-Ology - Timepieces
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-Ology - Game Spinners
  • Ranger Ink - Embossing Powder Queen's Gold
  • Zing Embossing Powder Metallic Green
  • Zing Embossing Powder Copper
  • Tsukineko - Versa Ink
  • Liquitex  - Iridescent Bright Gold Ink
  • Stampendous - Dream Text Stamp
  • Amber Gemstones
  • Daisy Dee Vellum Quote
  • Heidi Swapp Butterfly Stencil
  • Prima Sugar Plum Roses - Pink
  • Prima Mini Roses - Cream
  • Gold Scallop Trim
  • Crochet Lace
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Marigold Yellow Orange
  • Seam Binding
  • Eyelash Fiber - Cream
  • We Are Memory Keepers Large Eyelet
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstock



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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mixed Media Tag



I just LOVE mixed media tags. I love to create them, I love to get them and I love to share them.  This is one of my favorite ways to use scraps, and experiment with new techniques.  When I created this tag, I gave myself  two little challenges.
  1. ONLY USE THE OLDER PRODUCTS 
 

 
This was easy enough -  I really don't think there was a single item on this tag that was new!   I used old Rub-ons that are so old they were cracking (LOL)  It is time for them to go!   And all the other products with exception of the mediums and pearls were found in a bucket of scraps on my desk!

 
 
2.  Do something new!    -   I wanted to experiment with different sized pearls and adding them to my floral sprays.  So I decided to use the Glass Bead Glitter Gel from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  You can see the micro beads from the Glass Bead Glitter Gel adding additional texture to the larger pearls.  LOVED this technique!   They remind me a little of grapes, and may consider that with a grape fine spray in the future! 
 
I just love this transparency that I printed several years ago when I took the Rhonna Designs' 21 Day challenge in 2010.   I added Patina Alcohol Ink to the back so that the lettering was easier to read.

 
This little Nylon butterfly has been around for a long time. I just keep putting him back in the bucket.  Now he has a cozy place to sit!
 
I have prepared a process video of me creating the tag.
 

 
Here is the finished tag!  Isn't it GORGEOUS!
 
I love how this tag looks like rusted metal.  The Patina effect is simply gorgeous!  There is a ton of texture, and so much eye candy here!
 
Remember to Save the Date - Our next Ustream will be October  6 at 8:30 p.m. EST.  I hope you can join me.  I plan to do some chalkboard art! 
 
Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya
 
Supplies:
 
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz®  - Alterations Collection - Movers and Shapers Die - Tag and Bookplates
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Findings  Adornments – Charm Pack
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Pearl Baubles
  • Prima flowers & Leaves
  • Prima Cotton Fabric Tape
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents - Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents - Glass Bead Glitter Gel
  • Dry Wall Tape
  • Ranger Ink - Adirondack Earthtone Dye Ink Reinker Butterscotch
  • Ranger Ink - Alcohol Ink Vintaj Patinas
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tiffany Blue
  • Tsukineko Staz-On Ink Refills Black
  • Small Tag
  • Charm
  • Garment Pin
  • Nylon Butterfly
  • Marion Smith Designs Junque & Gems Metal Filigree
  • Seam Binding
  • Rub On Letters
  • Music Note Stamp
  • Viva precious Metal Gold Paint
  • We Are Memory Keepers Large Eyelet Black
  • Rhonna Designs 21 Day Challenge Art Quote
  • Loose pearls (2 sizes)

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Silly Face Girl Layout


 
 
HI everyone today is my day over on the Die-Namite's Blog.  I hope you have time to stop by and see the video tutorial that I have prepared for you. 
 
I'm featuring these dies in today's project.
 


http://www.die-namites.com/Leafy-Branch_p_53.html
 

http://www.die-namites.com/Spring-Doily_p_166.html
 

http://www.die-namites.com/Five-Petal-Flowers_p_204.html
 
 
 
Save the Date -   Don't forget our next Ustream is set for Oct. 6 at 8:30 p.m. est.
 
Thanks for stopping in today.
Tonya
 
 
Resources
  • Die-Namites Dies  Five Petal Flower's Die
  • Die-Namites Dies Spring Doily Die
  • Die-Namites Dies Leafy Branch Die
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoops® -  Bubble Gum
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoops® - Mango
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoops® - Lemon
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoops® - Metallic Mint
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoops® - Wild Cherry
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Black Licorice
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents - Whipped Spackle
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents - Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Essential Artist Pens - Bold & Med. points
  • The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Retro Square Stencil
  • The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Cubist 
  • Canvas Corp - Red Burlap
  • Liquitex - Gold Ink
  • Gold Paper
  • Cotton Netting
  • Prima Wildflowers Pillar Pack White
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Resin Roses
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems White Filigree
  • Marion Smith Designs - Mad Tea Part - Rabbit Hole
  • Flatback pearls
  • Gold button
  • Ranger Ink - Mini Mister
 
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