Jul 30, 2021

DREAM with Tim Holtz

Welcome to Creative Juice! My stress free zone for creating.
Squeaking in a quick post during a very busy next few weeks with the grandkids. I am having a lot of fun stretching this old gray matter to learn new techniques and new materials.
This card was inspired by Stacy at Tattered Nest designs blog post of May 3, 2021. If you love Tim Holtz style, follow her blog. She is AMAZING and has fabulous tutorials.
Here is the breakdown for this fun card. 
Dies: MFT- Stitched Tags and Stitched Rectangles STAX
   Sizzix -Mix Media #1 and Thinlits Wildflower Stems 1
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous-THMM119; 
              SU-  Botanicals
Stencils- Stampers Anonymous- Lace and Mini Stencil
          Set 1(THMST001)
                Darkroom Door - Journey (DREAM)
Tombow markers (flower watercolor)
Washi tape- Recollections (Michael's)
Distress Crayons - White, Antique Bronze
Distress Texture Paste Matte,  Distress Collage Medium Matte
The tag was mono printed with the Lace stencil 
There is what looks like a resist of the flower on the background. It is actually ink blending over a die cut of the flower onto an ink blended background. 
Lesson learned here: The color under the texture paste will show through unless the color is sealed with gesso or collage medium. (see numbers) DREAM is actually much less white in real life, but I did add white crayon to the letters to brighten them.
I really like the texture of the papers created by the collage medium.

Enjoy your weekend!

Jul 26, 2021

Enjoy Life-- Spending time doing just that

It's been a bit since I've been here. I have been doing as the card suggests. My middle grands were here for a few days so we spent time with the littles and went to visit my 91 year old mother and my sisters. It's been a very full week. 

This card uses another gel press background. The base print was made with Shabby Shutters and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks. The pattern was made with the Leaves and Berries stencil from Pretty Pink Posh. The  print was then stenciled with Faded Jeans and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and Large Moroccan Stencil from Simon Says Stamp.
 The label was cut with Papertrey Inc. die Mat Stack2 and a scrap of Sarah Sand that was stamped with French Script (retired), both from Stampin'UP.
I used Faded Jeans ink and the "Journey" stencil from Darkroom Door for the sentiment.
I punched a slit in the label and tied a bit of bakers twine around the card and label.
The vine is from Sizzix Thinlit 661206 and pre dyed papers. The flowers are cut down from Bridal confetti (Michael's). I added pearls and a touch if Wink of Stella to the leaves.

Now I think I'll go put my feel up and rest my eyes 😉.

Jul 23, 2021

Daisy Framed Hello

    This is another card I made along my journey of learning about some of the mediums available out there. I have a huge stockpile of backgrounds I have made in the last few years using a variety of inks, pigments and methods that need to be used. 
    This background was made using a gel press, Distress Oxide Ink Antique Linen and a retired embossing folder from Stampin'UP ( Tin Ceiling Embossing folder). The gel press was inked and the folder was carefully set on top of the ink. A very light pressure was applied with my hand to the folder and then carefully lifted off the gel press. This lifts some of the ink from the gel press leaving the design of the folder. A piece of white multi media paper is carefully laid on the gel press and rubbed gently with even pressure. When lifted off the design is printed on the paper. 
     The frame was made using Stitched Oval STAX dies from My Favorite Things Stamps and a background panel made with Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Antique linen and Brushed Corduroy. The swirls were cut from a Recollectiond die and adhered to the frame with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I rubbed on Distress Crayons in Brushed Corduroy, Antique Bronze and Walnut stain to darken the swirls and add a little dimension.
     Sizzix Wildflower Stems #1 was used to cut the daisy and leafy stem. The fern is from Sizzix Funky Floral die set. The daisy was colored with Tombow markers and a water brush. The greenery was cut from scraps of dyed papers. 
    I stamped this KLM Digital Designs sentiment in the center of the frame. This sentiment is from the Mailbox Greetings Polymer Stamp set.
    To make the bow I used ivory seam binding that was spritzed with water, tightly crumpled and dropped in Distress Ink that was on my glass mat, then dried.
    The panel was attached to a dark kraft card base from Michael's.

     The journey will continue ...