Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lindsey here again and my creative mojo has been flowing this week!  Wow!!

I'm having a lot of fun making these wooden tags....This one is based with Fired Brick and Wild Honey Distress Stains and allowed to dry.  Then, using the Wallpaper stamp from Tim Holtz CMS126, I embossed the background with gold WOW! embossing powder.

Next, using tissue tape and a cardstock circular base, I created a rosette.  Then, I used some Adornments from the Ideaology charm pack.  To make them match my background, I colored them with gold alcohol ink.  I adhered the wings and crown to the rosette using a strong adhesive such as Studio Matte Medium or Glossy Accents.  A Fractured Doll was adhered on top of the wings and crown.  Once the embellishments were set, I inserted a memo pin and distressed Adage ticket (inked with Peeled Paint) behind the rosette and adhered the entire circle to the tag.  I finished off the tag with some green lace and a crystal bauble.

Want to learn more about Distress Stains?  Look for a class or two being offered in a couple of months!  In the meantime, happy scrappin'!!  :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

WOW! Embossing Powders

Design Team member Sherrie alerted us to this new embossing powder company. WOW! is established across the pond in jolly ol' England, but they made their US debut at winter CHA! We've received our shipment and all we can say is WOW! We've got 30 stunning colors available to choose from. Earthtones and brights, pastels and glitters, these colors are to die for! And the best thing: they are only $2.99!! How cool is that!?! This allows you to try multiple colors and not have to shell out lots of cash!!

Look for a class in the next month using these powders...Sherrie's got a GORGEOUS frame using all kinds of cool embossing techniques and there will also be a wall hanging coming up in April....

Speaking of Sherrie, check out some stunning tags she made using the WOW! powders....

Happy Scrappin!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just messin' around in the scrap room...

Hiya!  Lindsey here and I've been busy playing with embossing powders, Distress Stains, Tim Holtz Ideology products and stamps.

Distress Stains are one of my new favorite inky goodies.  I love how it not only works on paper, but it also does wonders on wood!!  :)  So now you can alter wood ornaments, tags, and other decorative items easily.  And the best thing is that you have 37 colors to choose from, including an awesome white AND don't forget that there are also Distress Inks, Stickles, and markers that match!

These tags are found in the back of the store and are very good for gifts, magnets, ornaments, or even bookmarks.  The first tag is based with Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage Distress Stain and allowed to dry.  Then, using the Wood stamp from stamp set CMS126, I embossed the image onto the tag using brown embossing powder.

Taking pieces of the foliage, I embossed them with various embossing powders (white, purple, green, and orange) and allowed them to cool.  The green powder was Metalline Green from WOW! and is one of my new favorite embossing powders.  Using an ornate plate and an adage tag, I assembled the title and adhered it to the tag using Matte Medium.  Then, I adhered the foliage to the tag with the Matte Medium.

This tag was finished off using softer twine, which is one of my new favorite, go-to embellishments.   I love this stuff!!  :)

Stay tuned to the blog for another sample later in the week!!  :)