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Friday, October 24, 2014

Dreams Mixed Media Tag

 
 
 
We were in a gift shop in Savannah, GA  and I saw this quote on a book "If your Dreams Don't Scare You, They Aren't Big Enough!"  Honestly, the statement is so true.   The goals in my life where I had to overcome the fear of something, have been my most rewarding achievements.  
 
 
 
I also recently purchased a few feather molds. I shared, a few weeks back, my collection of feather clay pieces on Instagram/Facebook. The quote reminded me of the feathers, and inspired the theme of the tag.
 
Those who follow me, also know, I'm not a huge Halloween fan. However, in the spirit of the season, I decided to keep my tag along the "nightmare" gothic/dark side.   Since the quote uses the words scare and dream, I felt that this would make a perfect theme. 
 
 
 
Purple is not usually my first color choice, but this year I have really been drawn to the color.  I decided to keep my tag's colors simple with tones of purple, black and gold.  All perfect for night and Halloween!    I used the new Steampunk Gelatos® set from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Black Cherry and the Black Licorice Gelatos® to color the base of the tag.  
  
Here is a glimpse at my finished tag. 
 
I have also prepared a process video showing you how I created the tag.
 
 

 
 
I hope you have enjoyed my tag.  Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya Gibbs
 
Supplies:
 
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Steampunk Collection - Black Cherry
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Black Licorice
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Black #199
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Popsicle
  • Viva Precious Metal - Gold
  • Apple Barrel Jet Black Acrylic Paint
  • Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine
  • Ranger Ink - Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tim Holtz - Sizzix Tag and Bookplate Die
  • Tim Holtz - Sizzix Mini Labels Movers and Shapers die
  • Stampendous Faded Text Background Stamp
  • Stampendous Frantage Mica Fragments
  • Flat Jewelry Filigree
  • Martha Stewart Owl Jewelry Mold
  • Feather Mold
  • Air Dry Clay
  • Geli Roll White Gel Pen
  • Floral Spray - Unknown source
  • Black Craft Feathers
  • Black Lace
  • Cardstock - Manila
  • Chipboard
  • Coffee/Tea (for staining tag)
  • Flat Back pearls - black
  • Tulle - Black
  • We Are Memory Keepers - Crop-O-Dile  
  • We Are Memory Keepers - Large Metal eyelet
  • Hot Glue - Sure Bonder
  • E6000
  • Versa Ink Pen
  • 3D foam tape
 
 
 
 
 

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thank You Card - Die-namites Sketch & Dare Challenge

 
Hi everyone, it is my day over on the Die-namites Blog and I'm sharing with you a process video of me creating this beautiful card using the October Sketch & Dare Challenge.
 
For my card today I used the Pretty Cornucopia die which was released a few months ago.


http://www.die-namites.com/Pretty-Cornucopia_p_232.html
 
Here is the October sketch:

This month's DARE is to use BURLAP! 
 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
 
There is still time to enter the contest. 
 
 
Here is a link to my full blog post with all the details about this project and the contest.  I hope you have a chance to visit the Die-Namites blog and see the video tutorial.

Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya
 
Supplies:
  • My Mind's Eye -  Reunion 6x6 pad
  • Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Markers  Ripe Persimmon 
  • Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Markers  Peeled Paint
  • Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo
  • Ranger Ink, Gold Embossing Powder Queen's Gold (new name Princess Gold)
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Versa Ink Pad
  • card stock -  Manila, Orange, Yellow, Green, and  
  • Recycled Packaging Corrugated Chipboard
  • Studio G - Thank You Stamp
  • Standard Landscape - A2  card base with Kraft Card stock
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Adhesive
  • Score Tape
 
 

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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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