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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Mini Memory Tin


 Hello crafty friends!

 It's me Tera, here to share one last piece of inspiration before the new year.

I have been loving the mini tins and journals by " Suzy ShabbySoul", she has some great tutorials on Youtube one of them can be found HERE, I also took some step by step photos below. 

My little mini journal was a gift for my mom. It features photos of her and her dad. He passed away when she was young so I thought this would make a good memory keepsake. 

The outside of the tin I added eyelets to for the ribbon, as well as an extra for charms

(Ok, yes...Originally I just punched the hole in the wrong spot...haha. However, it worked out perfectly for the charms!)

I chose to make the tiny journal so that it could come out to be easily looked at. The charms attached to the journal are hanging from one of the Tim Holtz tiny paper clips. (I thought it could be a fun decorative piece as well as a pull tab).

Here you can see the full layout with it opened.

Ok, on to the details...

This project is a little photo heavy, so you may want to grab a drink before you dig in. 

I started by cutting my chosen papers to 1.75in x1.75in. I then rounded the corners with my corner punch. After I laid out my 6 papers, I then flipped them over to start gluing them together. I put a little collage medium down, then used strips of mummy cloth to bind everything. (leaving about 1/8in between each piece) I added a little more collage medium over the tops of the mummy cloth to really make sure it would stay and be sealed. 

I also decided to add some fabric tape over the mummy cloth for extra strength and visual interest.

For the tin I used clear gesso, translucent grit paste, and distress crayons to get a rusty look. (rusty hinge, walnut stain, and black soot by the time it was all done).

I also used fabric tape as the hinge on here too. (I did glue it down with collage medium and set aside to dry)

As you can see I added the tape to both sides :) 

Now that the fabric binding was dry I went back to playing with the mini journal strip.
(the blue flowers remind me of forget me nots, so that's why I picked that one)

I copied and printed the photos since my mom have very few photos of her dad. This kept me from feeling guilty about cutting them up. 

You can see I started by laying out all of my main elements before gluing everything down. 
(I even changed my mind completely on the one square). 

Once I had everything how I liked it, I glued things down and added pop dots under the 2/6 and the 5.

I also added more crayon to the tin. 

To truly finish everything I added some Tim Holtz stickers and a quote chip I peeled thinner.

 I used my water brush with vintage photo distress ink to lightly shade around the quotes, and some of the pictures. 

(you can kind of see that the 2/6 is elevated here)

I of course also added the charms, eyelets and ribbons. 

I did end up making a wrap around cover with a brad to tie the cord around. This helped to give it that mini book feel for me. 

Thank you for visiting! I hope you all like my mini memory tin!!

Supplies Used:

Tim Holtz tin tops (there are also some cute Christmas ones out right now too!)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker book (older one)
Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Tim Holtz water brush (These ones don't leak! I love them!!!)
Distress crayons: Rusty Hinge, Black soot, Walnut Stain
Distress Stains- Antique linen and speckled egg (for the ribbon)
Random charms I had find other charms HERE

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Yuletide greetings

 Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you ready for a new challenge? The theme of the new Frilly Funkie challenge is "Yuletide

I chose to create something fun and simple, it'd that time of year where I'm in need of cards, so of course that's what I went for. 

I used several of the new Tim Holtz idea-ology goodies.
(paper, ephemera, and layers)

To spice that up I used frosted crystal embossing powder and gold embossing powder.

It's hard to capture the texture in photos, but you can see it somewhat. 

Products Used:
Christmas Paper (Backdrops)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time for Tags

Hello Again Craft Friends!!

It's that time again!

Today starts a new challenge on the "Frilly and Funkie" challenge blog.

The new theme is "tag it"

I chose to create a few fun Christmas tags.

Below I have a little close up detail.

I started with the old Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die- Tree Rings, mini (664232)

Then I stamped the moose from the- "Into The Woods" stamp set in black archival ink.

Next, I ran the base pieces through the embossing folder that came with the die.

To get the wood look I used Walnut stain Distress ink, and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.

I added flicks of water to give it a little extra grunge.

To finish everything, I used some of the Tim Holtz Stickers, and some eyelets.

I dyed the silk binding ribbon with a mix of Distress inks-Vintage photo, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Candied Apple

Supplies Used:
Distress inks-Vintage photo, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Candied Apple
Distress Oxide- Vintage Photo
Sizzix Bigz Die- 664232 Tree Rings, Mini
Tim Holtz - small talk -Occasions Stickers

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Cats and Christmas Mail Art

 Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you ready for a new frilly and funkie challenge?

This new challenge theme is "living creatures".

The theme is to create something with a animal or insect. I of course chose to create something with a cat, since I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady!

I started by stamping one of the Snarky Christmas Cats on an A2 envelope, and colored it using alcohol markers.

Next, I masked off my image, and an address block.  I inked over the envelope in twisted citron Distress Oxide ink to create a base color.

I used peeled paint Distress Oxide ink through the Tim Holtz layering stencil "THS132".  then I stamped the "Meowy Christmas" and the snowflakes. 

Finally, I finished the envelope off with white highlights using a gel pen, some colored pencil shading, and a few flicks of water. 

Supplies Used:
layering stencil - THS132
A2 envelope
white gel pen
colored pencils

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Grunge and Ghouls Haunted House

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!!

I am super excited to share todays post with you. This is my inspiration for the new Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge "Grunge, Ghouls, or Giggles". 

I am so excited to share this little haunted house box. I have been having so much fun with the new Tim Holtz village dies. Years ago, I has the original dwelling die, and one of the add-ons. Ironically I had been playing with the old ones a few weeks before the new release! I had been looking for some of the older retired ones, so I'm thrilled to have them now as thinlits!!! Be prepared for a photo heavy post.  

I started by cutting out all of the pieces I thought I would use from heavy weight cardstock.

I used the brick mini 3D embossing folder to emboss the base pieces, then distressed with picket fence distress ink. 

I put all of the base together, then I added vellum behind the windows. 
(Yes I forgot to put it in the roof one before gluing the roof on. I should have glued them all in before gluing things together).

Using a craft blade I cut out some bricks, then glued in some wood strips. 
(I also snuck in the upper window with some long tweezers...haha that was a struggle!)

Next, I used the halloween "crypt" grit paste on the roofs. 
You can see it wet, where I started to place it on the house. (It drys clear with a sort of sandy color 

After the grit paste dried, I added on my roof tiles, doors, window frames, and roof spikes.
(I used a silver ink on the roof tiles and spikes. Then I used a gold distress crayon on all the window frames)

Side view

Back view

Other side

The base box was first painted with hickory smoke distress paint, then messily layered with a thick layer of crackle texture paste.

When dried and cracked I used the walnut stain distress crayon to highlight all the cracks.
To finish everything off I added twisted citron paint with a dry brush. I used the new holiday icicle crackle paste to all of the windows. The 2 labels were distressed with brushed corduroy distress ink. (they were from the Halloween ephemera pack). The pumpkins were added from the skulls and pumpkins Halloween pack. The skull and crossbones was an old one i had from my stash. 

I used the vault series dies for the ghosts, and some of the bats. 
The tree was from a die cut my friend sent me. 

I added the purple tiny lights, to give that perfect haunted creepiness.

Detail shots

More close ups

More details

Details again

Supplies Used:

IO fence die
Distress paint- twisted citron and hickory smoke
Distress ink- Brushed corduroy 
Silver ink
Distress crayons- Gold and walnut stain
Hot Glue
Crackle accents (could be used for the windows)