Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Relaxing is such hard work!


Particularly when the view is like this!!

That’s all I’ve got to say about that!!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Scrapbook Dreams!

Scrapbook Dreams is now 4 years old! Congratulations Shell!

As part of the celebrations Shell is posting a weekly Birthday Activity to inspire our creativity.  The first activity is to make a card that has the numeral 4 on it.

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I have been playing around with making shaped cards on my Silhouette and I am pretty chuffed with how this came out.

The second activity is to make 4 tags along a similar theme.  It could be colour, subject, shape, designer inspired . . . . the list of ideas is endless.


I chose to re-visit my love of playing with masks and texture products.  I cut 4 different masks on the Silhouette and used 4 different texture products before adding colours of distress ink.

Clockwise from top left: Iridescent Medium, Gesso, Modelling Paste and Course Texture Gel. 

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Thanks for popping in to share in the celebrations.

Cheers, Esther

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tim’s Tags of 2012 – June

I really loved the look of the Tim Holtz tag for June!  Lots of layers and very Vintage!

I pottered around last night, putting mine together while Hubby watched the rugby.


I am really happy with my tag. I even got to use one of my glue creations (the star)!  Sherryn will be impressed, lol.

Thanks for popping in to take a look.  Happy Queens Birthday Weekend!

Cheers, Esther

Friday, June 1, 2012

Dragons Dream TIO – To Dye For

This fortnight’s recipe is to use Embossing, Spray Inks and Die Cuts – along with the use of at least one real stamp.

Hop on over to the Dragons Dream Tag It On blog to see what the design team have come up with,then,  make a tag and add your own link.

I had just bought some of the Tim Holtz embossing folders on sale at Warehouse Stationery ($10 for a twin pack) so the timing  was perfect!

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I embossed a Ranger manila tag and ran the embossing ink pad over the top, then heat embossed with clear.  I sprayed with Adirondack Colour Wash in Plum and Sailboat Blue. I edged and added bit of contrast with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The die cut was done on the Silhouette and stamped with music before being sprayed with a dye ink from my stash.  I added a Tim Holtz type charm to finish it off.

And then . . .  I did another one. Just cause I could, lol.

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This one was embossed with another of my new Tim Holtz folders and heat embossed with a powder called Seafoam White (I can’t be bothered to get up off my butt and find the brand name of it).  I sprayed the tag with a combo of Broken China and Worn Lipstick sprays that I made up for myself with re-inker and powdered eye shadow.  The Eiffel Tower (from Keri Bradford) was cut on the Silhouette, stamped with script and coloured with Vintage Photo.  The wee roses were made with powdered eye-shadow and a craft glue in my silicone mould. These ones are very soft and I like the way they picked up the colour on the edges and are much lighter in the middle.  The powder was the residue from playing with he moulds a few days ago (see my last two posts).

Thanks heaps for stopping by.

Cheers, Esther