‘Ideaology’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie: 2018 – The Year of…

    24th January, 2018 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for the funkie side of the design team to share our projects for the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

    The current challenge is hosted by fellow funkie team member Suzz (Suzz’ Stamping Spot), who has chosen the theme 2018 – THE YEAR OF… …SUZZ says, “Welcome to a brand new year! I am not very good at New Year Resolutions but I do like to think about what I want to focus on in the New Year. To help me do this, I pick a word that is my word for the year and try to use that word to keep me focused on what is important. The challenge to you is to pick a word that will be your inspiration for 2018. Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes your word of 2018. The word can be part of a sentiment, phrase or stand alone on your project as long as it is featured somewhere in your art.”

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year ofMuch like our lovely host Suzz, I’m not very good at new years resolutions, so it took me a while to find a suitable word. I wanted to combine travel and time, as this year I plan to do more of one and get better at keeping the other. Then I stumbled upon the “expedition” word band and it was a match! Expedition can be a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose (travel) and it can also mean promptness or speed in doing something – promptitude (time). OMG I love that word! “Promptitude!” I digress, which only adds to my time keeping issues!
    …I’m a work in progress…

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    I have been desperate to use the new Tim Holtz inventor stamps and it was perfect for the challenge. I had to use my favourite stamp from the Tim Holtz Dapper set as well (of course)!

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    I used faded jeans and brushed corduroy distress inks and a waterbrush to watercolour the hat and suit. I added the expedition word band and globe from the adornment souvenir set.

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    I confess I am a little addicted to these adornment index clips. I altered it by adding picket fence distress paint and, once dry, adding archival distress ink. Wendy Vecchi has this brilliant technique on her blog.

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

    I will be back to share the samples that I made for this years Creativation (CHA). Thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe

     



  2. Frilly & Funkie: Three Is Not A Crowd

    10th January, 2018 by iGirlZoe

    Happy New Year! I am delighted to be back with the Frilly and Funkie Design Team.

    This first challenge of the year is hosted by the very lovely Cec (CW Card Creations), who has chosen the theme THREE IS NOT A CROWD …CEC says, “Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows – the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three..”

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    For many of us, this time of year can be as busy as the holidays. Making samples for creativation (formerly CHA), getting kids back to school, returning to work, taking the decorations down and getting organised for the year ahead. A lot of my friends and family have birthdays in January, so I have plenty of cards to make. I decided to use this challenge to make a masculine birthday card…

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    I adhered a page from an old dictionary over mixed media heavystock with distress collage medium. Using the Tim Holtz stamp platform I stamped the large hot air balloon stamp from Remnants CMS130 stamp set. I stamped the tiny hot air from the tiny things set 3 times. I used distress crayons to colour the balloons and background and added remnant rubs.

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    The background is stamped in fired brick distress ink with walnut stain distress ink blended in and stamped twice using the stamp platform. 3 idea-ology adornment stars were added with distress collage glue.

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    Finally, I stitched with a sewing machine and mounted onto classic kraft stock.

    I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe

     



  3. Holiday 2017

    11th December, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Happy Holidays friends! Whether you celebrate Christmas or just enjoy the magic of the festive season, I hope that you have found some inspiration from Tim Holtz’s holiday inspiration series. Check out all SIX incredible weeks of festive follies over from week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5 and week 6.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday 2017
    Here’s the recap of my holiday makes…

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Fa La La La

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Joy to the World

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Tis the Season

    iGirlZoe: Oh Starry Night
    Oh Starry Night

    iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
    O Christmas Tree

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    Holiday Gift Card Holder

    iGirlZoe: Tidings of Comfort and Joy
    Tidings of Comfort and Joy

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    It’s a Wrap

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    Another big thank you to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney. And a big thank you for the lovely comments you have left over the past few weeks, here and on social media. Merry Christmas!

    Zoe


  4. It’s a Wrap!

    8th December, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    I’m bringing you my final piece for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. I hope you’ve been following along with Tim on instagram and facebook throughout November and December. If you’ve missed anything, you can catch up with all the inspiration on Tim’s blog from week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5 and week 6!

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    As there are only 17 sleeps until Christmas, (yes, I’m counting), this is a nice quick and simple way to give your gifts a little personal touch with a gift adornment!

    Using the Sizzix gift tag thinlits die and sidekick, as well as the Stampers Anonymous holiday and stripes stamp set to create the background. I added foil and vintage photo distress ink to the edges and vintage twine to the top. Then decorated…

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    ..die cut from the festive berries thinlits set, christmas paper doll, metallic holiday sticker and mercury glass stickles.

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    ..die cut from the christmastime village thinlits set and metallic holiday sticker.

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    ..die cut numbers that came with the Sizzix sidekick (LOVE THESE), christmas remnant rubs and stickles mercury glass.

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    ..die cut from mini festive greens thinlits set edged with mercury glass stickles, idea-ology bells covered with red pepper alcohol ink and metallic holiday sticker.

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    …Okay, I literally couldn’t stop myself from making another gift card holder, decorated in a similar way as the gift adornments and adding holly form the mini festive greens thinlits set and christmas ephemera.

    Thanks so much to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney for inviting me to be a part of this years seasonal team and for all of their hard work, guidance and support. Thanks to all of you for your kind words of encouragement. I will be back on Monday with a recap of all my holiday inspiration series makes. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers
    Zoe

     



  5. Holiday Gift Card Holder

    1st December, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. With December here, like many of you I am getting ready to celebrate Christmas and have been making cards and buying gifts and gift cards. I wanted to share this gift card holder I made for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Follow Tim on instagram and facebook to see inspiration throughout November and December. You can catch up with all the inspiration so far in week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    Giving a gift card can seem less personal than an actual gift, so why not make it personal by making a gift card holder. I created this one using the products and techniques from my oh starry night card, with the addition of the Sizzix gift card package thinlits die.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    I die cut the package base from metallic kraft stock and the bow and ribbon from distress mixed media heavystock. You can see how the background was created HERE.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    I added festive greens under the bow, like on the matching card. I adhered an idea-ology fluted star in the center of the bow which I aged with picket fence distress paint and mushroom alcohol ink.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    Again, I wanted to mirror the products and techniques from the card, so I chose one of the smaller Christmas paper dolls. This one just seemed to fit, I blended in some vintage photo distress ink to take away the white edges and adhered with distress collage medium.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    I added a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous holiday postmarks stamp set and slid my gift card into place.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    You could tuck the gift card holder inside the card, but I feel like the gift card holder could do with it’s own box… I will definitely make some more of these, and not just for Christmas!

    Thanks for stopping by. I am excited to be doing December Daily this year for the first time using my handmade album. I’ll be sharing my pages on instagram. Hope you have a great weekend and I’ll back back here on Monday.

    Cheers
    Zoe x