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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Inspiration Mixed Media Tag








Hi, everyone,  wow  I feel like it has been forever since I was able to get any real Inky Finger Fun Time.  I've been moving into a new home, and had LOTS of things to unpack.  I have to tell myself to get the yuck stuff done first before the fun times, or I'll never get back to the YUCK stuff.  Do you know what I mean?  Funny thing, when you start moving and cleaning inspiration finds you EVERYWHERE.   I would find an old product that I forgot about, and BOOM I wanted to play.  I would see something new and BOOM I wanted to play.  Well I'm all settled in (a few minor chores left to deal with), and the fun times are rolling on in! 

Today I'm honored to be a guest designer over on Limor Webber's Blog. I have created a tag tutorial, and hope you have a chance to stop over and take a look at the video tutorial.


I'm using the BRAND NEW Limor Webber Designs - Limor Circles Stamps by IndigoBlu.   She just restocked them, so if you have been looking for them, click the link above and grab them up!  They have been a sell out world wide for over a month now!


http://www.limorwebber.com/product/limor-circles-limor-webber-designs-stamps-by-indigoblu/
 
  This is one of my favorite sets in her latest collection.  I think I've used them on everything since I got them!    This set has 21 stamps, giving you endless possibilities for using them! I'm so happy for Limor's success, her new collection has been a sell out world wide.  Great news though - Limor recently restocked them in her store, so get them while you can! 



Here is a look at the finished tag.   Isn't it GORGEOUS?    You can find details about my process, and a video tutorial over on her blog today! 






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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

With Love Canvas Recap

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Thank you to everyone who came to my debuted show as a Guest Designer for Limor Webber Designs on Ustream. I had a great time meeting so many new friends!  I thank Limor for the opportunity.

We created this canvas filled with lots of YUMMY texture.




If you missed the show, you can access the recording from Limor's Ustream: 



In this tutorial  I featured the new stamps designed by Limor Webber and manufactured by IndigoBlu.  These stamps are selling out World Wide!  I'm so happy and excited for Limor's success.









Here are a list of supplies:

For the chipboard butterfly, I used a chipboard mini album that I had in my stash.  However, if you don't have one, I'm including a pattern here for you to download and use as a template for cutting the butterfly out of Med. Weight chipboard.   I don't recommend recycled packaging as you will see both sides of the butterfly and you don't want the printing visible through the painted layers. Here is the butterfly.  Please print at 100% so that the size is accurate (click the image below to see the full size).

Thanks for stopping in today. If you decided to create this canvas, I hope you share it with me on Facebook! 

Tonya 




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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ustream for Limor Webber Designs

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Hi everyone I'm really excited to announce today, that I  will be doing a special Guest Spot on Limor Webber Designs Ustream channel.  Limor is an amazing Mixed Media Arts who has recently launched a new line of stamps with IndigoBlu. Tonight we are going to play with these stamps and create a mixed media canvas! 
 

Please join me on LIMOR'S Ustream Channel:  Http://www.ustream.tv/channel/limor1806 at 7p.m. MST (9 pm Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, and 6 p.m. Pacific) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

We are going to make this canvas from start to finish. 




 Here are a list of supplies if you want to follow along:  

Cheesecloth
Ephemera Butterflies (2)  I cut mine from scraps of scrapbook paper
Canvas Board - 9x12
Brayer
Tullip Dimensional Paint - White
Microbeads - Black
Chipboard   Cutting the heart shape
For the chipboard butterfly, I used a chipboard mini album that I had in my stash.  However, if you don't have one, I'm including a pattern here for you to download and use as a template for cutting the butterfly out of Med. Weight chipboard.   I don't recommend recycled packaging as you will see both sides of the butterfly and you don't want the printing visible through the painted layers.

Here is the butterfly.  Please print at 100% so that the size is accurate (click the image below to see the full size).


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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Layout - Love Birds

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I'm using these dies today, 





I love how my dies are so versatile that they compliment all collections.  For today I paired them with lots of Prima products - the Printery Collection, pieces of Romance Novel, and Song Bird collections too!   And those lovely Prima flowers we all drool over. 



In the video I show you lots of techniques and give ideas on how you can use your dies in different ways! Here is the link to the video tutorial and the Die-namites Blog Post. 




Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya


Supplies:
  • Die-namites Dies - Leafy Flowers Dies
  • Die-namites Dies - Tall Flower Branch
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Adornments - Arrows
  • Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Muse Tokens
  • Prima Printery - Folio 12x12 paper
  • Prima Resist Canvas - Song Bird Collection
  • Prima Romance Novel Alpha Stickers
  • Prima Distress Tool
  • Prima Chalks - Shabby Tote, Hydrangea, Olive Vine
  • Prima Vintage Trinkets
  • Prima Soubrette Flowers
  • Prima Romance Novel Charms
  • Prima Encore A Flowers
  • Prima Washi Tape Romance Novel 
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®Gesso
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Black Cherry
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle
  • Liquitex Ink - Iridescent Bright Gold. 
  • Lace Heart Doily
  • Washi Tape Gold Glitter
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Gold Lame
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Pashmina, Popsicle, Sweet Clover
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Book Pages
  • Hymnal Pages
  • Lace
  • Cheesecloth
  • Seam Binding
  • Maya Roach Chipboard Heart
  • Versa Ink 
  • Ranger Ink Alcohol Ink Pitch Black
  • Ranger Ink Embossing Powder Queens Gold.
  • Garment Pin
  • The Crafter's Workshop Brick 6x6 Stencil

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

February Sketch and Dare Challenge for Die-namites

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Hi everyone, Where did January go?  Yep it is now mid February and time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. I feel like Christmas just ended!

Today I would like to remind everyone about the Sketch & Dare Challenge at Die-namites Dies.


 
 The dare this month is to use a heart!
 

 

 I used the Summer Branch and Heart Doily Dies from Die-namites for my card today:
 
 
http://www.die-namites.com/Summer-Branch_p_63.html     http://www.die-namites.com/Heart-Doily_p_138.html
 

 
 For today's card,  I also wanted to highlight a few yummies
recently released  by IndigoBlu
 
http://www.limorwebber.com/product/splattered-heart-limor-webber-designs-stamps-by-indigoblu/
IndigoBlu FlitterGlu Kit in Box
A5 Tuff Storage Box
FlitterGlu (50ml with Easy clean nozzle)Phat Foam
Scoochy sponge
Palette Knife
1x Winter Dawn
Instruction Sheet
All you need to get started, in a box.
 
This kit includes everything you need to start producing fantastic foil effects. Simply choose your stamp and have some fun creating great cards and decorations.

I chose the new Splattered Heart Stamp that was designed by my good friend Limor Webber.  I love the grungy splatter effect and thought it would make a great accent with the foiling.
 
http://www.limorwebber.com/product/splattered-heart-limor-webber-designs-stamps-by-indigoblu/
 
 
Together these products helped produce the drama needed for this card.  I love how the delicate Summer Branch Die easily takes the foiling after it has been die-cut.  By combining the splatters from the stamp with the Flitter foil, I was able to give my card the look of Fireworks!
 
 
 
Here is a process video showing how I made this card:
 

 
I love how easily I was able to add the flakes to my delicate die-cut.   Foiling is so HOT right now, so this system makes it super simple to create dramatic cards, that remain flat enough to mail! 

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Recap from Ustream

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Thank you to everyone who came to the show live last night. We had a lot of fun. 

The theme of this tag is based on the Fruit of The Spirit  Galatians 5:22-23

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."


As always we will do our best to record for those unable to join us live. 

Here are a list of supplies that I used for my class project. 

As always, I encourage you to use what you have in your stash when following along. Most of these supplies can be purchased from Limor Webber Designs Store

Here is the recording. 


Suggested Supplies 
  • IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs Stamps - Limor Circles 
  • IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs Stamps - Rugged Edges 
  • IndigoBlu - Flitter kit (foil kit) 
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoops® Bubble Gum, Red Cherry, Cotton Candy, Tea Green
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle 
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pens Cold Grey 233, Cold Grey 235, Pink Madder 129 
  • Liquetex Gold Ink 
  • Prima - Bubbles Stencil 
  • Prima - Flights of Fancy Scrap Paper (This is just something I had in the scrap pile with words on it, please substitute (you can see it in the frame) 
  • Charm - I used one I've had in stash from Girl's Paperie for EVER use what you have 
  • Metal pieces for Filler I used 2 Filigree flowers, Tim Holtz's tiny gears 
  • Wooden Ornate Frame (can sub out chipboard frame if you wish) 
  • Wooden Butterfly (can sub out chipboard if you wish) 
  • Ranger Ink - Alcohol Ink - Shell Pink, Vintaj Patina Jade, vintaj Patina Verdigris
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Creme Brulee
  • Ranger Ink - Utee 
  • Versa Ink Embossing Pad 
  • Cheese cloth 
  • Fibers 
  • Large Eyelet 
  • Garment Pin 
  • 2 Buttons/Brads (I used Graphic 45 brads) 
  • Misc Flowers  ( I used 2 Med. Sized Flowers 2 Small Flowers) 
  • Black Paint 
  • Rubbing Alcohol 
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bookplate Tag Bigz Die  (cut in manila and chipboard) 

To enter the contest, subscribe to my blog, and my YouTube channel, and Leave a comment on either place. I will randomly pick a winner from all the comments on February 10, 2015.  Comments must be left before Midnight EST February 9 to be eligible. 

Save the date - our next Ustream will be March 2, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. EST.  Let me know if you are game for on doing a Ustream on a Saturday at 11 a.m.  EST

Thanks for hanging out. 
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ustream Monday February 2

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Hi everyone,  I hope you can join me Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. EST  live on Ustream for some Mixed Media Inky Finger Fun!   I will be sharing a preview of some of the new products released at CHA by Limor Webber Designs and IndigoBlu along with some of my tried and true favorites from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.



We will create this mixed media tag from start to finish.

The theme of this tag is based on the Fruit of The Spirit  Galatians 5:22-23  
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."



As always we will do our best to record for those unable to join us live.

Important Links
Limor Webber Designs Shop:  http://www.limorwebberdesigns.com/products
Ustream Channel:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gibbst
My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Psychomoms


Here are a list of supplies that I have gathered for my class project. As always, I encourage you to use what you have in your stash when following along.   Most of these supplies can be purchased from Limor Webber Designs Store.

Suggested Supplies
IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs Stamps - Limor Circles
IndigoBlu - Limor Webber Designs Stamps - Rugged Edges
IndigoBlu - Flitter Box (foil kit)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® (various colors)
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pens (various colors)
Liquetex Gold Ink
Prima - Bubbles Stencil
Prima - Flights of Fancy Scrap Paper (This is just something I had in the scrap pile with words on it, please substitute (you can see it in the frame)
Charm  -  I used one I've had in stash from Girl's Paperie for EVER use what you have
Metal pieces for Filler   I used 2 Filigree flowers, Tim Holtz's tiny gears
Wooden Ornate Frame (can sub out chipboard frame if you wish)
Wooden Butterfly (can sub out chipboard if you wish)
Ranger Ink - Alcohol Ink - Pink, Vintage Patina
Ranger Ink - Utee
Vera Ink Embossing Pad
Cheesecloth
Fibers
Large Eyelet
Garment Pin
2 Buttons
2 Med. Sized Flowers
2 Small Flowers
Black Paint
Rubbing Alcohol
Tag base was cut from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Bookplate Tag Die -  I cut a tag with chipboard and Manila Cardstock.
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Creme Brulee

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

CHA Travel Journal

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Hi everyone, I'm excited about my upcoming trip to CHA.  I absolutely love going and meeting new friends, hanging out with old friends and seeing all the yummy new products about to release.   I have created this awesome journal to capture my travel plans, photos from the show, make and takes, notes and contacts.


Books like this help me to keep everything together.  I started out using an Mini Avery Notebook  that is about 5.5 x 8.5 inches.  I found mine at WalMart in the office supply section. This is the perfect size, because it fits in my purse and isn't too bulky.   I love the three ring system, so that I can easily shift things around in my book.  


To alter the notebook I used Teresa Collins Designs Nine & Co. collection





Here are some photos of the album: 


On the cover I also included Flower Bouquet Silhouette Cameo Cut, and on the inside I used the  3 bracket File Folders for dividers on the inside of the book. 



I used created my own pocket pages by cutting down page protectors and sewing them with Gold thread.  



I also used glassine bags for pockets in the book. 






I created additional storage by using 5.75 x 8.75  inch envelopes and trimmed the top off to create a pocket page.  


I used the file folders from the collection as pages in the book, by cutting them in half. 


Gold glitter washi tape was added through out the book for added detail. 



I sewed all of the sticker labels down with gold thread.
 I also added a fun pocket for tags and added some sequins in the middle.  



 Binder clips and paper clips are always handy in book like this.
Here I have used one to keep my tag from flopping around.







I plan to use these tags for photos and journal spots. I may make more of the sheet protectors when I return and tuck them into the finished book. 


I kept all of my loose leaf paper in the back of the binder, so that It is easy to write my notes.  The back pocket is a great additional storage area as well. 




Here is a video walk through of the album. 




If you  are planning to attend CHA look for me!  I would love to meet you. 

Thanks for stopping in today, 

Tonya
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ustream Reminder January 5

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Happy New Year!  
As we say goodbye to 2014 and Hello to 2015  I hope you can join me on
 
Monday, January 5, 2015 
at 8:30 pm on Ustream
 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gibbst
 


 
 
We are going to make a layout quick and simple.
Grab out your mixed media supplies, and get ready for some fun! 
 
Thanks for your continued support!  I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for me!  
 
 
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

December Color Challenge Lindys Stamp Gang

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Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great time this holiday season.   Today I would like to share with you a mixed media layout that I created for the Lindy's Stamp Gang's December Color Challenge. I captured this sweet photo of my niece Averie kissing Gram Christmas last year.  This was the perfect photo for today's layout.  Here is a glimpse at the color challenge photo: 



I decided to use Tibetan Poppy Teal and Creme Brulee Cream which I had in my stash.  




I didn't have anything in the Lindy's family to represent the red value in the color challenge, so I decided to reserve that color for my paper embellishments. 

I used the Creme Brulee Cream to add shimmer on all of my accent pieces.  While the Tibetan Poppy Teal was used to add contrast in my background.  Look at how beautiful my Crackle Paste Snowflakes look against the Tibetan Poppy Teal spray.  


For additional interest around my floral sprays I added a few Die-namites Dies.  The Spring Doily Die was cut in half and sprayed with the Creme Brulee Cream then added to either side of the embellishment cluster.   The flowers from the flowering branch die cut were the perfect accent for my floral sprays. I also sprayed the branch dies with the Creme Brulee Cream


   


Every Christmas layout needs glitter - right?  Well I used non-shed red glitter paper to create a banner across the bottom of my photo cluster, and covered wooden snowflakes with Glass Glitter. 



I framed my layout in this wooden fame that was painted with the Tibetan Poppy Teal.  It is going to look gorgeous on my wall this Holiday season. 

Here is a process video showing how I created this layout.




For details on how you can participate in this challenge, please visit the Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog.

Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya

Supplies:



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