Friday, August 28, 2015

Near or Far, Just Tweet!

Hi again my crafty friends,

I am stopping for a quick visit today to share a cute little creation using the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds
Stamps and Dies Set.  Also the Crazy Things Stamp Set which is so much fun.  I tried out a new technique, for me, on my last post which was to use stamped tissue paper.  I was happy with the face on my Steampunk girl so thought I would try it on a bigger scale. It worked beautifully.  I used the Tim Holtz "Enjoy the Journey" Stamp and Die Set for this one.

Near or far, just tweet!

After stamping the compass image on tissue paper, I embossed it with white embossing powder.  I added it using gel medium to a wood block that I had already painted blue.  Next I added more parts of the compass that had been stamped and embossed on blue paper.  I added feet to the block and a flower on top.  Below is a side view.

I really get a chuckle out of these birds and hope you do as well. 
Until next time-
Stay Crafty,

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Steampunk Wingz

Hi my crafty friends,

I am finally back from my fabulous trip through the Canadian Atlantic Maritimes.  We had a wonderful trip with no major problems but it is so nice to be back home.  I have missed my crafting and my studio.  While I was away I made lots of notes for things I want to make when I got home so I will be sharing those in the next few weeks.

While I was away my friends went to Art Unraveled, an art extravaganza in Phoenix each August.  I am usually gone in August so didn't get to go, I still can't believe they would go without me.  Anyway, my friend Cheri picked up a lovely gift for me and I couldn't wait to start working on it.  I finished it last night so thought I would share.

This laser cut chipboard kit from Grapevine Designs and Studio started out like this:

With a little work and very messy fingers it turned out like this:
What fun, thank you Cheri!!

Her wings and base are covered with dry embossed clocks and gears, on foil tape, from the Tim Holtz line of Texture Fades from Sizzix.  They were then colored using Alcohol Inks from Ranger.  For her face I used a domino stamp, sorry - don't know the brand, stamped on tissue paper and then added using Gel Medium.
I perched her on an old tin that I had in my stash and then added the
idea-ology Letterpress word Wingz.  I embossed each letter with a different color of embossing powder.  The photo below shows the letters close up.

I had so much fun with this and since I see that the current challenge over at
Mixed Media Monthly is  "Get Texty" she will be flying over there as my entry.

Enjoy the rest of the week,