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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