Monday, March 18, 2013

12 Tags of 2013-March

Figured I'd best get my entry done for Tim's 12 tags of 2013-March before I ran out of month! As I said to sister Jan the other day, March is marching right along!

Of course I don't have all of his cool new toyz that were released at Winter CHA, so I improvised. I decided on a more Spring-like tag instead of an Easter-ish one. I used my Cricut and cut out the smaller tag and bird. Then used Tim's technique as shown on his blog to do the Tinsel Twine. I used some 7Gypsies tissue paper to cover my Ranger #10 tag. I used some CTMH ribbon and cut it to make my "grass" and the stems of my flowers are also CTMH ribbon. The large flower in the upper right corner was one I had left over from Tim's Tattered Floral challenge and since items in groups of threes is supposed to be more pleasing to the eye, I decided I'd use it as well.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tim's Tattered Floral challenge

Tim offered up a challenge the end of February. And I've mulled over what I was gonna do. Changed my mind eleventy billion times. Been inspired by each and every guest designer/crafty friend of his that he's asked to create something. Hemmed and hawed about what I was gonna do. Then it hit me! I ordered a pair of shoes online and they came with these inserts to keep them from crushing in shipment. Of course I saved them. Of course I did! Not knowing what I would do with them or how long they'd hang around before I either used them or tossed them. And one day I decided, I shall cover them in Tim's tattered flowers! I sprayed the insert using Dyan's Black Marble Spray Ink then oversprayed with Ranger Turquiose Perfect Pearls Mist. I love the look of the black with Turquoise! Then I went to town cutting out flowers. I used some of Tim's Crowded Attic Paper Stash, GrungePaper and GrungeBoard, Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas and old dictionary pages. Then I colored them using Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains, Distress Inks, Distress Paints, Ranger Paint Dabbers. Basically anything I owned that could make color, I used! Then I used my Kraft Pick on the Sticky Back canvas and tattered the edges tattered florals! I also used Distress Inks on some of the outside edges of the flowers. Once everything was dry, I mixed up all the flowers and put things together. Then I started attaching them to the toe insert using some flower brads that I've had in my hoard stash for.ever.  If you get a chance, you really should head to Tim's blog and see some of the fantasmic creations people have done. It's truly inspiring.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Winner, winner!

Remember a couple of weeks ago, Ranger had a contest and I entered? With these tags. Well imagine my surprise when I found out I was one of three lucky winners! And my winnings came today!

Here's what I won:

 Top row, left to right: Perfect Pearls Mist Pink Gumball, Distress Stain Picket Fence, Dylusions Spray Ink Funky Fuschia, Ranger Archival Ink Deep Purple. Middle row, left to right: Perfect Pearls Grape, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint Purple Palette, Stickles Dry Glitter Magenta. Bottom row, left to right: Distress Paint Victorian Velvet, Liquid Pearls Silver Pearl, Stickles Cotton Candy and Distress Ink Picked Raspberry.

A very nice prize indeed! Thanks again to Ranger. Love your products and this is like icing on the cake for me!!