Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Inspiration Emporium Challenge~ shrink plastic

It's Inspiration Emporium designer challenge time again!
This challenge is shrink plastic. I knew I wanted to make a flower so I used Alterations bigz die Tattered Florals to cut the shrink plastic.
I stamped the leaves with Dylusions Doodle Parts and Archival ink and cut them out. The hand is from Tim Holtz Oddities  stamp set, stamped with Archiaval Jet Black ink and cut out.
I used my heat tool to do the shrinking. I didn't want the flower to shrink out flat so I just heated it enough to curl it, same with the leaves, I wanted more dimension. I added more color with q-tips and archival ink. Next, I glued all the layers together and glued on the pearl brad.  I covered the small tag with paper from Tim's idea-ology vintage shabby stack, went around the edges with my tracing wheel for some faux stitching. I added the sentiment with words from idea-ology chit-chat verbages.
I wrapped vintage lace around an old wooden spool and attached the tag.
I hope you order some shrink plastic and play, it's so fun watching the shrinking process!
Remember to use my discount code ieirisgarden for your discount!
Head on over to the IE blog and check out the other team members pretties!
Have a great day!
Smiley from millan.net

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tim meets Dyan journal pages ~ BOO

It's journal time!
My fave kind of creating these days, it's just fun, no pressure for trying to do a new and different layout, just go for it, no right or wrong.
These pages are all Dyan and Tim, I had a lot of fun mixing their stamp sets and supplies. I think they worked great together!
First of all, I covered the pages with tim's Idea-ology Terminology Tissue Wrap. The way this is packaged is so cool, it's in a box like wax paper, you pull out what you need and tear it off on the metal edge. I painted my pages with Mod Podge and stuck the tissue paper down and dryed it with my heat tool. Next, I sprayed the pages with water and then sprayed on my Dylusions inks in cut grass, crush
ed grapes and squeezed orange. I wiped off the excess and dryed with my heat tool.The tissue paper shows through the ink, perfect!
Next it was time to stamp. I used my Archival Jet black ink and Tim's Apothecary set and Dyan's Bits and Bats, Traveling Travis and Doodle Parts sets. I used orange peel and lavender stickles on the legs and the skulls headdress and distress fired brick stickles oozing out of the skulls eyes- creepy! I stamped the big spider on the skulls head, it needed something :) The black birds are covered with Martha Stewart onyx glitter. I used some washi tape here and there and Dyan's dotted flowers stencil for the brown dots.   
I used my Gelly Roll white pen to make my polkadot spiders and smudged it around the tree. I did distressing around the edges of the skull and leggy girl with Archival Coffee ink and blender tool. I put Glossy Accents inside the glasses on the leggy girl.
Now, dig into your stash and get some great Halloween stamp sets from Inspiration Emporium and go have some fun!
Have a great day!
Smiley from millan.net

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Crafty Secrets Halloween

These are the new Crafty Secrets stamp sets.
Yes, we all know how I love Halloween and all things scarey, did you know I own every Stephen King book that he's written, read them all but the Dark Tower series, never could get into those. The man can scare you and crack you up all in one paragraph. Can you believe he was an english teacher before he made it big in writing?
OK, enough about Mr. King.
 The vintage images in these sets are so fun. The labels are perfect for your bottles of brew or signs like I used on the tag. I LOVE the chain stamp, it's so perfect with this set and for little details.
For the tag I added Distress Dried Marigold and Dusty Concord with my blending tool. I dipped a paint brush in water and flicked it on the tag for the water drop look. I think that adds so much to a distressed project.I used me Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil on the top and right edge and dabbed on paint with my pitch black Paint Dabber, let that dry and added some highlights with my Gelly Roll white pen. I stamped the cawing crow candy label and colored it with Copic markers y15, yr18, g21, bv02 and e57. I stamped the spiders and the sign arm hanger thingy, I know there's a better name for it, lol, and chain. The Spooksville and little scene along the bottom are from the Jolly Hallween set. 
I finally jumped on the washi tape wagon and added a couple of pieces under the green button brads. I added black Kaiser rhinestones on the corners of the sign. The chipboard star is covered with Martha Stewart Onyx glitter. I colored the white seam binding with the Distress inks. I added a trinket pin and type charm C for candy :) through the ribbon.
This is a atc card I made with the Jolly Halloween set.
I stamped the black cat sitting on the pumpkin on paper and did the cracked glass technique. I covered it with VersaMark ink and poured on clear embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool. I did that 3 times and put it in the freezer to harden up faster, then I bent it to get it to crack. I put it behind the Autumn Leaves silver frame. I used the Cracked embossing folder on the base paper and went over it with Distress Vintage Photo and Black Soot ink and a blending tool. I cut the strip of polkadot paper and used the lace stickers on the top and edges. I stamped Boo at the bottom and the cute little skeleton. I stapled on some black May Arts lace with my tiny attacher. The moon it covered with more Martha Onyx glitter.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you have some fun with the new Crafty Secrets Halloween stamp sets, they are a must have for Halloween lovers!
Go check out Sandy's blog and see some more samples and what she's been up to!
Have a great day!
Smiley from millan.net

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

top dog mini

I RUFF Crafty Secrets, don't you? I just can't get enough of their stamp sets.
I just got the new Halloween sets, holy cuteness, Batman ;)
Today I'm showing you another couple of mini pages using the new Top Dog stamp set.  I'm an animal lover, I grew up with every domestic animal you can think of and not so domestic ones too, so these new sets are right up my ally! 
I decoupaged the background with papers I printed from the Creating with Vintage CD's. I tore some and cut some, just random paper scraps I had printed. I used some washi tape down the center to make it clean looking. I stamped the scallops on book paper with the Artsy Banners set using Archival Jet Black ink.
I used a chipboard fancy frame, they're sold out - but any frame would do - for the pup and the embossed alpha chipboard for the xo. I colored them with copic markers b21 and r27. I also used e31, e57, e37and rv11 on the pup. I put fired brick distress stickles on the xo and waterfall stickles on the frame.
The friends sentiment is mounted on a piece of cardstock cut with a Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die.
Check out the Crafty Secrets blog and see what Miss Sandy's up too! 
Have a great day!
Smiley from millan.net

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