Thursday, August 29, 2013


I'm back with my first Halloween project, I love Halloween, the candy, the costumes and little trick or treaters, ghost stories, decorating, haunted houses, and crafting!

I altered a tag using a #8 kraft tag. I put on the Distress ink in Dusty Concord and Rusty Hinge with a blending tool. Then I stamped a background with the Halloween stamps from the Mini Blueprint stamp set using Archival jet black ink. I outlined the spider web with black Enamel Accents and sprinkled on black glitter while it was wet. Next, I cut the lady head with the Mini Silhouettes die using black cardstock. I hand cut a witches hat, glued it to her head and covered her with black glitter. She's mounted on one of the houses from the Artfull Dwellings die that I cut from the 8x8 Collage Paper Stash. I cut some black lace from the Vintage Lace die and added it the house above and below the 2013 Remnant Rubs Numbers. I put 'imagination' from the Words Remnant Rubs along the bottom. I stamped the skull stamp on cream cardstock and colored it with picket fence, pumice stone and black soot Distress Markers and put black glitter on the eyes, cut it out and adhered it to the tag. I stamped the label stamp on a piece of the paper and put the word 'whispers' with the label letters. I stapled it to the tag with the tiny attacher. I used Rusty Hinge and Dusty Concord reinkers to color the crinkle ribbon to match the tag.  
See the little spider in the web? I covered him with black Kaiser pearls, cute! 
There we have it, hope you like it!
Speaking of Halloween decor, I got my new creepy Scentsy warmer today...
You can't tell in this pic but, the web glows when it's turned on, I love it!
You still have time to upload your project over at The Journal, yeah, you could win some Inspiration Emporium goodness!

Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Thursday, August 22, 2013

fall atc

Hello bloggers!
I'm back again with another atc. I enjoyed the last one so much I wanted to do another for my atc album and Inspiration Emporium.
I wanted to use my Tim Holtz mini blueprint set. I stamped the oak leaf stamp with Archival Jet Black ink on a Tim Holtz journaling ticket, it fit perfectly, YAY, they are perfect for atc's and the mini blueprint stamps!
I stamped the oak leaf again on cream cardstock and colored it in with Distress Markers in dried marigold, rusty hinge, fired brick, tea dye and worn lipstick, I did some blending with the water brush. I cut the leaf out and embossed it with clear embossing powder on VersaMark ink and adheared it to the ticket.
I took the VersaMark pad and swiped it on the edges of the ticket and embossed it with black embossing powder for some distressing. I used my tracing wheel around the ticket for some faux stitching and put mini fasteners in the corners.
I cut a 2.5 x 3.5 piece of Tim's 8x8 collage paper and adhered it to the card base. Then I dry embossed it with the woodgrain texture fade. I put Archival coffee ink on the raised areas of the card. I added 2 more pieces of paper then I did some faux stitching on the sides. Finally, I adhered the ticket to the card.
That's it!
I hope you'll give atc's a go if you haven't already, I really like them, they're fun to collect!
Don't forget to upload your travel project to The Journal for a chance to win $50 in store supplies!
You can use my discount code IEIRISGARDEN for 10% off your order.
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Thursday, August 15, 2013

artsy atc

Hey bloggers!
Today I have an artsy atc to show you.
I haven't made one in awhile, so I thought I'd make one to fill another spot in my atc book.
I used more Prima and Tim Holtz goodness, that's all I reach for these days!
You would think designing an atc would be easier than a card, not so! It's just the same as designing a full size card and you have to use little stuff so its proportioned right.
But, I love looking through my atc book at the little works of art.
I purchased this box of watercolor paper cards sometime ago, I pulled them out so I could use my Distress Markers with the watercolor technique. I had to cut 1/4" off the end to make the 2.5 x 3.5" card. You can get pre-cut blank atc's at Inspiration Emporium.
I scribbled on the card with Distress Markers dried marigold, rusty hinge and worn lipstick. I used my water brush to blend the colors into each other. I dried that with my heat tool and then I stamped the card using my Prima Floral and Script background stamp with Archival Jet Black ink. I inked the edges of the atc with my jet black ink pad.
I used paper from the Prima Divine 6x6 paper pad and die cut the mini butterfly and ticket, I cut the banner from  a piece of the paper. The butterflies body is from Tim Holtz Label Letters stickers.
The metal embellishments are Prima Mechanical RosesMechanical Flowers small and Junkyard Findings clock parts.
The black tape measure is Tim Holtz Elements tissue tape.
I outlined the banner and ticket with my Faber-Castell black big brush pen and smudged the ink while it was still wet.
I made the atc holder from a wine cork and memo pin.
OK, that's it, I hope you enjoyed the atc.
Make sure you head over to the Journal and upload your creation for the August challenge.
Don't forget to use my coupon code IEIRISGARDEN for 10% off your order at Inspiration Emporium!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Inspiration Emporium travel

Today I have a journal page to show
you with a travel theme, that's the challenge at Inspiration Emporiums Journal this month.

The first thing I grabbed was the Tim Holtz Remnants Rubs Words and Elements. They've got the perfect words and travel related pictures.
I used papers from Tim Holtz's 8x8 collage paper stash, cut them in different sizes and glued them on randomly. Then I did the inking and stamping. I used Dylusions melted chocolate spray ink and Prima's Flourish stencil randomly on the page. I used the script stamp from the Prima Hello Pastel set and the lace, background and tack stamps from the Sunrise Sunset set, I used Archival jet black and vermillion ink.
The rectangle piece of paper behind the girl looked like an old vintage suitcase, that's what inspired the suitcase. I got into my chipboard and found a huge o, cut it in half, inked it up with Distress Walnut Stain ink, added the giant brads and glued it down. I punched some corners for the bottom with a corner punch. 
While I was in my chipboard stash I found some Tim Holtz grungeboard dots elements and plain seasonal pieces, the lantern and arrow. I painted the lantern with my pitch black paint dabber and added Glossy Accents inside for the glass. I put Distress Faded Jeans ink on the arrow with a blender tool and added Faded Jeans Distress Stickles.
I stamped the Prima doll stamp on cream cardstock and paper pieced her dress and headband with paper from the collage paper pad. I colored her with Copic markers e00, r20 and e57.
I cut a piece of a vintage cloth tape measure and put it on the edge of the page with the tiny attacher. 
I had a couple of pieces of vintage lace on my desk and I used those along the top and side of the page.
I outlined the suitcase and doll with my black Faber-Castell big brush marker and smeared the ink with my finger for definition.
Ok, head on over to the Journal and upload your travel creation, you could be a winner of the wonderous $50 in store goods!
Have a great day!
  From Millan.Net 

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