Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tissue Paper with Tim Holtz

Hi there.

I have one more tissue paper card (for now) to share with you.

I had seen this tissue paper by Tim Holtz and was intrigued about it.

It's quite heavy for tissue and coated so it acts differently than regular tissue paper
but it was fun to use nonetheless.

I cut a piece and glued it on a piece of cardstock with Distress Collage Matte Medium.

Since one of the requirements at CAS Mix Up is to use stamping, I thought
I'd stamp a flower on the tissue.

I had the Light Touch stamp out for another project so I inked it up
with some Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn Distress ink and stamped it in the corner.
I masked the edges with sticky notes so the flower would only be on the design part.

I let it dry, or thought I did.

Unfortunately, the coating on the tissue or the Matte Medium kept it from
drying like I though it would.  So smudges ensued!


Out came the splatters.

It's amazing how they can make a smudge look like it was done on purpose!

The background butterfly is cut from vellum with a black topper.

The whole design is popped up on fun foam.

is open until the 24th.
I used tissue paper, stamping, splattering, die cuts and vellum.

Challenge is open until the 24th.

This printed tissue was fun, but I think the tissue leftover from packages
is just as much fun.

I just may go and stamp some.....

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Light Touch (PB)
Ink:   Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn (DI)
Paper:  Neena, Mixed Media (S), Melange Tissue Wrap (TH) 
Other:  Collage Matte Medium (D), Moonlight and Kaleidoscope Butterfly dies (MB)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Social Butterfly Birthday

Hello my friends.

Here's a card we did in class last week.

We stamped the butterfly from the Penny Black Social Butterfly set
on mixed media paper and heat embossed.

Watercolor was added to the wings with an Aqua Painter dipped
in the lid of an ink pad.

They had a choice of blue or yellow.

The CAS Watercolour Challenge is  open until the 24th.

I can join in at the Butterfly Challenge where
M is for..... Matching pair and/or the colour of  orange peel.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Social Butterfly (PB), Thoughtful Messages (retired HA)
Ink:   Archival Black, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie (SU) 
Paper:   Neena, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight (SU)
Other:  Stitched Rectangles (LI), Clear EP (SU), Aqua Painter, Fun Foam

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank You

Hello dear friends.

Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes!

It was a really special day, made more special by your blog wishes
and the amazing array of gorgeous handmade cards!

My mantel is full of beautiful cards and DH commented that
he didn't think I could fit another up there!

I had my watercolors out last week and found some Altenew flowers
that had been embossed on mixed media paper.

I painted them with the wet on wet technique then fussy cut them.

The piece peeking through the window is dry embossed.
Looks like tissue doesn't it?

entering in  The Flower Challenge

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Peony Scrolls (Alt), Banner Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neena, Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  White EP (SU), Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window Die (MFT), Crackle EF (Dar), Sequins (SSS), Gansi Tambi watercolors

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Penny Black Watercolor Butterfly

Hi Ya'll.

It's reminder time for CAS Watercolour

To make this butterfly, I smooshed some tissue in ink that had been
laid down with distress inks and smooshed.

I really liked how it looked after it dried so I glued it to a piece of cardstock.

This Penny Black die was perfect to cut it out.

I wanted a little glitz so I die cut the body from a snippet of gold foil
and the sentiment from another.

The background was made by masking the card front and
stamping the music score.

There's still time to join in at CAS Watercolour
with your watercolor butterflies

and there's still time to join in at
with your tissue paper creations.
My mixed media are tissue paper, stamping, watercoloring, masking and die cuts

Both Challenges are open until the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Cling Music Score (Stampendous)
Ink:   Sahara Sand (SU), Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans (Distress)
Paper:   Neena 110 lb., Tissue paper ($ store), Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  Flights of Fancy Die, Heartfelt Die (PB)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

More Tissue Paper Techniques for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.

It's the middle of the month and there's still time to
play with tissue paper for
CAS Mix Up

Here's a little something to hopefully inspire you.

I have to confess that I didn't do this tissue paper piece.

My friend and teammate, Nancy, sent me some of her pieces using
tissue paper and acetate.

I think this is what she considers the back side but I
loved the crinkles from the tissue and the way the green shows through
so I decided to use it back side forward.

I used a palette knife to rub some Inka Gold on the raised crinkles.

While that was drying, I die cut the two smallest stitched butterflies
and watercolored them with Distress Oxide ink smooshed on a
palette and picked up with an Aqua Painter.

I thought this butterfly needed some flowers so I
used a flower from my NBUS Mini Bouquet set.
Inked it up with Distress markers and stamped.

I used the rest of the tissue paper-acetate piece to make this card....

Loll had sent me this die cut of the trees that was perfect against this sparkly background!

A big thanks to both of my friends!

I lifted the whole design on fun foam for added dimension.

I had stamped the flower on a little piece to test it.
I couldn't let that little piece go to waste so
I have a threefer.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Mini Bouquet (TH)
Ink:   Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans (DOX), Distress Markers (Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters)
Paper:   Neena 110 lb., Linen Texture (Desktop Pub.), Mixed Media (Strathmore), Tissue Paper
Other:  Stitched Butterfly Trio (PS), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Inka Gold, Acetate

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:  Emerald Envy (SU)
Paper: Neena, Tissue
Other: Acetate, Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS), Fir Tree Border die (IO), Foam

Card Recipe (card 3)
Stamps:  Mini Bouquet (TH)
Ink:  Smokey Slate (SU), Distress Markers (Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters)
Paper:  Neena 110 lb., Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder (SU)
Other:  Crackle EF (Darice)