Saturday, September 28, 2013

sentimental journey

Good Morning bloggers!
This is my last creation for September.
Can you believe October is around the corner? Summer went by way too fast, I'm not ready for winter.
Anyway, I've got a tag to show you today using the new Tim Holtz Framed Silhouettes stamp and die set. 
 I covered a #8 manila tag with paper from the Prima Divine 6x6 paper pad. I stamped the frame with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the lady head with Archival jet black ink and die cut the frame and head with the dies in the set. I put her head on a piece of the Prima paper, adheared it to the frame and filled the center with Crackle Accents for a cracked glass look.
 Next came the bouquet of flowers. I colored the stamp with Distress Markers in worn lipstick, peeled paint and weathered wood. I used the old huffing trick to moisten the ink and stamped it. Then I cut that out with the die from the set and added the Kaiser pearls and rhinestones. I inked the stamp again and stamped it on the bottom left.
Next, I stamped the crinkle ribbon with Archival cornflower blue ink and cut it out with the die in the set. I went over it with some cornflower blue ink and my blending tool. The butterfly was laying on my desk so I added it to the tag. It's made using chipboard, the mini butterflies die set, picket fence crackle paint and glitter.
The sentiment is from Tim's chitchat verbages. I distressed the stickers with Distress Walnut Stain ink and a blending tool. I went around the edges with my tracing wheel. The crinkle ribbon is colored with bundled sage Distress Stain.
That's it for September! Hope you like the tag!
Remember to upload your creation for the September challenge over at The Journal, it's not too late!
You can always use my discount code ieirisgarden at checkout for 10% off your purchase at Inspiration Emporium!
Have a great weekend!
From Millan.Net

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

night moves

 Hey bloggers!
Here I am with another spooky journal page.
When I started I wanted to do a night scene with a picket fence in the foreground. 
The skull is the eerie moon!
I've had this fence idea rolling around in my head for awhile as soon as I got the stamp. 

 I started by painting the page with gesso, drying that and spraying with water before I started spraying the Dylusions ink. I used black marble for the sky adding more water and dabbing with a paper towel until I got the look I wanted. 
For the ground I sprayed water and then the melted chocolate and cut grass, again, I used the paper towel moving it around until I liked the look. Next, I added Archival cornflower blue and watering can with my blending tool to give it a little color. I did the same at the bottom with coffee and olive ink.
I used the Prima 6x6 cracked stencil and Dylusions black marble ink here and there for some texture.
I stamped the fence along the bottom, the trees, birds and cat from Dylusions bits and bats stamp set with Archival jet black ink. I colored the fence with gesso, it blended with the ink on the page and toned it down so the white wasn't so bright, perfect! I stamped the skull from Tim's Apothecary set on book paper and colored the teeth with my Gelly Roll white pen. I used the 31 from the numbers Remnant Rubs on his forehead. I cut him out and adheared him to the page with matte multi medium and went around the edges with it so my black Faber-Castell big brush pen would stay wet enough for me to smear the ink with my finger. I colored the trees, birds, spider and cat with the pen so they would stand out more.
I put the words from the Apothecary remnant rubs in the fence posts, the fence says it all with the perfect Halloween words!
I finished it off with tissue tape all around the edges.
I hope you enjoy the page.
Have you uploaded your entry in The Journals monthly challenge?
You really should, you could win $50 in Inspiration Emporium goodness!
Remember, you can always use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

creepy journaling

Hi bloggers!
Today I'm sharing my 2 latest tags, journaled. 
You can find the posts for each tag with supplies here at whispers and spooky.
I'm going to focus on the making journal pages with supplies today.
I have to say I had the most fun making these pages, I couldn't wait to get back to them.
They were so messy to make, but, that's part of the fun I think!
I had Dylusions ink and water sprayed everywhere and modeling paste and paint smeared everywhere. 
Total bliss!
To start I put tissue tape down the center of the pages so the ink wouldnt pool there. I sprayed the pages with water and then I sprayed Dylusions inks in melted chocolate, crushed grape, cut grass, black marble and more water here and there. I would dry with my heat gun between sprays and add more where I wanted it
Next I used my embossing paste that I colored with paint from my pitch black paint dabber and used the vintage lace mask by Christy Tomlinson for Pink Paislee and Prima sunrise, sunset stencil.
I did more distressing with Distress ink in peeled paint and rusty hinge with my blending tool.
Then I did some stamping with Archival jet black ink. I used Tim Holtz apothecary, halloween blueprint and classic's #6 stamp sets.
I did some water coloring on the bats, spiders, and skull eyes with my water brush filled with Dylusions black marble ink. The pipette makes filling the water brushes so easy, I couldn't do it with it.
I adhered the tags and went over them with gel medium, dryed and then inked around the tags with a black Faber-Castell big brush pen and smeared the ink with my finger. I add the gel medium so the ink from the pen will smear easier.
The splatters are just water sprinkled on the pages and dried with my heat tool.
Ok, that's it, hope you like it!
Don't forget to check out The Journal and upload your September "faux"project for a chance to win some Inspiration Emporium goodies!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Thursday, September 05, 2013


Hey bloggers!
I have a challenge piece to show you today.
The Journal September challenge at Inspiration Emporium this month is 'faux'.
I headed over to Splitcoast Stampers to check out their tutorials and Beate Johns had a great faux leather tutorial. It's super easy, not many supplies needed at all and I love the look! I did a little faux stitching too.

I made another Halloween tag, I'll put both tags in my journal next, so stay tuned for that.
 I put little pieces of masking tape on a #8 tag and trimmed the edges.
 I put Distress Walnut Stain ink on lightly and on top of that I added Vintage Photo ink for more color.
 Next I poured on clear embossing powder, no need to put VersaMark ink on first, the EP sticks to the tape.
 I heat set the tag with my heat tool...
 and that was it! So easy. Next came decorating the tag.
I cut out the letters for 'spooky' and the pumpkin picture from Tim's seasonal 8x8 paper stash.
I used the Alterations Vintage Lace and Umbrella Man dies to cut the black cardstock.
I colored the Crinkle Ribbon with Distress Scattered Straw and Brushed Corduroy reinkers.
For the faux stitching I went around the edges of the picture with my tracing wheel and then I connected the dots with my Sakura Micron 03 black ink pen.
I adhered everything with multi medium in matte and put a coat over everything so I could do some distressing with the Archival Jet Black ink pad and my black Faber-Castell big brush pen.
I added a couple of  fasteners at the top along with a philosopy tag, trinket pin and sprocket tied with the ribbon.
That's it, now it's your turn to do your faux project and upload to The Journal for a chance to win $50 in Inspiration Emporium goodies!
Remember you can always use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your order!
Have a great weekend!
From Millan.Net

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