Sunday, October 30, 2011

Guess the Movie Title . . .

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Did you come up with “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”?

If you did – pat yourself on the back (I can’t reach from here, silly).  This was the inspiration provided over at Dragons Dream Tag It On this week.

I spritzed the background using Pumice Stone and Worn Lipstick with a dash of Broken China as well and edged the tag with Vintage Photo.  I stamped the plane and clock face using Stazon Dove Grey directly onto the tag and stamped the train ticket onto watercolour paper using the same ink.  I then distressed it with Vintage Photo and popped it up on foam.

The car was made with hot glue, believe it or not!  I brushed a latex mould with Perfect Pearls in Pewter and filled the mould using my hot glue gun.  Not my own idea, of course – I am just not sure where on the net I found it.

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Really cool fun if you have silicon or rubber moulds but don’t use the chocolate mould with the hot glue – messy, I am told.  It seems you can use the low-temp glue guns but I don’t have one so can’t vouch for it.

I had heaps of fun making loads of different embellishments – some with added glitter, some with other pearl powders (eye shadow from the $$ shops works a treat) and some painted up with nail polish.  I popped mine in the fridge for 5 minutes to set before I de-moulded them. The pearl powder ones work best, I think

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Thanks for popping in to take a look.

Cheers, Esther

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Team at Dragons Dream Tag It On are on a roll with Movie Title Inspirations. Once again my initial reactions was “@#%&!” but once I stopped panicking and thought about it, this is what I came up with:

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I added a charm to match each Tilda stamp.  A Heart for the Good, Handcuffs for the Bad and an Octopus for the Ugly.

Each Tilda is stamped on water colour paper and coloured with Distress Inks and a water brush, then cut out and adhered to the tag.  I added a resin rose to finish.

Thanks for popping in to have a look.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October Layout Challenge #2

Within hour couple of hour of the sketch being posted on the forum at Scrapbook Dreams I had finished my layout! It is a great sketch from Page Maps.

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My layout is one I have wanted to do for ages (8 months actually) and is the first layout I have done that is about my sister. I ‘m a bit embarrassed about that really! Shame on me etc, etc. Anyway – it looks like this:

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Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Ticket to Ride

This weeks theme song inspiration over at Dragons Dream Tag It On is a classic from the Beatles.  It is also the 100th tag challenge! Whoop, Whoop!  That’s awesome Frankie :)

I had a million ideas running through my brain of small capacity and, as usual, not one of them ended up on my tag. LOL.

It just sort of “evolved” as these things tend to do and I had it done in a very short space of time.

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The tag was printed and cut on my silhouette as were the film strip, the drink and the popcorn box.  Boy that popcorn box was fiddly!  Not doing one that small again! I backed the film strip with some acetate that I tinted with alcohol ink. Everything except the main of the tag is coloured with Distress Inks.

The ticket stamps are both from Tim Holtz. (Of course, lol)

Thanks for looking in and thank you so much to everyone for leaving me such kind comments every week!  I just never seem to get the time to visit everyone else’s blogs to leave comments of my own but one day – I just may surprise you.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Layout Challenge #1

The first layout challenge over at Scrapbook Dreams is about our “Four-Legged Friends”

Our cat, Snuggles, has been with us for 14 years now. She was my daughter’s Xmas present all those years ago and although they don’t see each other very often now, Snuggles knows who she is and always happy to “talk” to her and hang around her feet.

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Aptly, my son now calls her “the old girl”.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Whole of The Moon

This is the song for this weeks tag inspiration over at Dragons Dream Tag It On.  It is by The Waterboys and I have to say, it’s not one of my favourites.  Never mind – It’s not the song that is the most important thing, it’s the inspiration!

This is the tag I came up with:

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I sprayed the tag with a combination of Broken China DI and Sailboat Colour Wash.  I punched a circle from scrap and placed it before spraying, then used the “hole” to mask the tag while I sprayed the moon with Mustard Seed/Pearl Powder (actually a $2 eye shadow, lol).  I like that it ran under the mask a bit – kind of looks like light cloud cover.  The stamped sentiment and Cityscape are both from Tim Holtz.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dragons Dream TIO - Boots

The song theme this week at Dragons Dream Tag It On was “These boots are made for walking” – yet another one I can’t get out of my head, lol.

I admit that I I had made this tag some time ago but it was looking quite unfinished so I re-stamped the image and popped him up on foam, overhanging at the bottom of the tag.  The sentiment is a purchased digital stamp from TLC Creations.  Paulette creates fantastic and often funny word art – and then proceeds to give much it up fore FREE!   If you do use any of her work, don’t forget to leave her a thank you comment.

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