Sunday, February 24, 2013


Scrapping Everyday Miracles has a couple of challenges going this month and I tackled the sketch challenge. The sketch is by the talented Tracey and the scrap twist was to use distressing. No problem, it went really well with my theme! Jon loved to rip up magazines and would make the hugest mess. He's pretty good at distressing things; I think it's a natural talent. Here is the sketch:

I flipped the sketch but mostly stuck with it. Here is my layout:

The second challenge is the Tattered Floral Challenge on Tim Holtz's blog. You need to use the Tattered Floral die (love this die!!) and make layered flowers out of any materials you choose and then use them as part of a project. I made my flowers out of aluminum tape covered cardstock and pages torn from a magazine. I used alcohol ink to colorize the metal parts and make them look grungy. Here are some extras that I'll use on another project (they are rather addictive to make!):

Go check out the challenges and see what everyone else has done. There are some really inspirational projects linked up!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

12 Tags of 2013

Well January slipped by without me getting to complete the first tag. It's now way past Valentine's Day but at least it's still February! I present to you my version of Tim Holtz's second tag of 2013:

I don't have his new Queen of hearts blueprint stamp so I scanned a real card and played with it in Photoshop. After running a few filters on it I was able to print it out on cardstock and then "watercolor" it using Distress Pens and reinkers. I'm going to try to get all 12 tags done this year and figure out some sort of display for them. Good luck to me, ha ha. ;-) Be sure to go check out his blog to see the techniques used in creating this. That Tim shares a wealth of information!!