‘Ideaology’ Category

  1. ‘Tis The Season

    20th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello again. I’m back with a card I made for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects by some of his crafty friends, to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    I wanted to make a card that I could recreate to send out this holiday season. It needed to be quick, easy and relatively light on consumables to make it affordable to send out lots. For me, that’s when stamps and dies come into their own.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    I began by stamping directly onto an A6 kraft card with the tree stamp from the Stampers Anonymous great outdoors set by Tim Holtz. Stamping in peeled paint distress ink, varying the height to give a more natural tree line.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    I cut a strip of kraft cardstock to fit the width of the card. Blending candied apple distress ink through the Stampers Anonymous plaid stencil by Tim Hotlz, (one of my favourites from this season). See how here. Using the stamp platform, stamp the merry christmas background stamp along the bottom of the card with vintage photo distress archival ink.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Using the new trusty sidekick, die cut the festive greens from classic kraft stock, sand with a sanding grip, blend in vintage photo distress ink and adhere with distress collage medium. Cover idea-ology baubles with red pepper alcohol ink and adhere with collage medium.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Stamp the wood slice, stag and “tis the season” stamps onto distress mixed media heavystock, fussy cut and blend in vintage photo distress ink. Mound the wood slice over the festive greens with 3D foam.

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 3 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back later this week with some pages from the inside of my Tim Holtz inspired December Daily Album.

    Have a great week!
    Cheers
    Zoe x

     



  2. Tim Holtz inspired December Daily

    18th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. I’m back with my third project for the Tim Holtz inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects by a group of talented crafters to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Today I’m bringing you a handmade album created using the new Tim Holtz seasonal products, to fill with handmade pages ready for the start of December Daily on December 1st.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 1: I cut three panels measuring 5.5 x 7.5 inches / 2 x 7.5 inches / 5.5 x 7.5 inches using card I recycled from idea-ology packaging.
    Step 2: Adhere all 3 panels to the back of kraft stock from the Christmas kraft stock paper pad.
    Step 3: Using a sanding grip, lightly sand the edges of all 2 panels and blend in walnut stain distress ink.
    Step 4: Cut paper from the Christmas mini stash and stitch around the edges.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 5: Line up the 3 panels, making sure they are the correct way up, (especially if they have writing on like mine).
    Step 6: Turn the panels over, leaving a small gap between each panel, and adhere paper cut to 5.5 x 7.5 inches. The paper will cover the spine and each book cover, overlapping by 1.75 inches.
    Step 7: Add an idea-ology ring binder and fix into place using hitch fasteners.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 8: Gently bend the cover into a closed position.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 9: Stamp the gorgeous vintage santa from the Stampers Anonymous Christmas Classic stamp set onto mixed media heavystock with ground espresso distress archival ink. Cover with frayed burlap distress ink wash. Using a water brush, paint the holly leaves with peeled paint distress oxide and the berries with candied apple distress paint.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 10: Using the Sizzix Festive Greens thinlits set, die cut from classic kraft stock. Sand with a sanding grip and add a little vintage photo distress ink to the edges and sanded areas. Adhere with distress collage medium.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 11: Die cut “december” from the Sizzix Calendar Words Block thinlits set. Twice from distress mixed media heavystock and once from metallic kraft stock. Mount with the metallic die cut on top using distress collage medium.
    Step 12: Dab walnut stain distress paint onto the letters with a finger.
    Step 13: Once dry, tap a little vintage photo distress archival ink over the top. Rub gently to expose some of the metallic base.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 14: Draw a chalk line and adhere the “december” onto the front cover, along the line, using distress collage medium. Once dry, gently erase the chalk line.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Step 15: Add the 2017 to the spine of the album with distress collage medium. Once the album is stored, it’s an easy way to see which album is which. Making the cover has been so fun that I know I’ll want to make another next year.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Thanks for stopping by, I hope this has inspired you to pull out your Tim Holtz holiday supplies and make something. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 3 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back next week with some holiday cards and pages from the inside of this album.

    Have a great weekend!
    Cheers
    Zoe x

     



  3. Fa la la la la

    7th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. I’m delighted to join a group of talented crafters for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I wanted to share how I created the snowflake background using the new Sizzix simple snowflake texture fades folder by Tim Holtz.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Step 1: Emboss a piece of distress mixed media heasvystock using the new simple snowflake texture fades folder.
    Step 2: Blend in faded jeans distress oxide.
    Step 3: Blend a little vintage photo distress oxide over the top.
    Step 4: Spritz with water and dry with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Step 5: Apply a little picket fence distress paint onto a non stick craft sheet. Pick it up with a blending tool and lightly dab over the top of the raised snowflakes. Set aside to dry.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The falalala is from the Christmas remnant rubs. There is also a falalala stamp in the holiday drawing set (CMS284).

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The lamp post is cut from black classic kraft stock mounted onto chipboard. I used metallic kraft core for the lights. I sanded everything, (I always sand everything)! lol

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The wreath is cut from classic kraft core and I die cut 2 ribbons, attaching the top one by the center only and bending the bow upwards to give dimension. I may have taken a sanding grip to it… lol

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I picked up the vintage tidings thinlits dies really late last year and didn’t get a chance to use them, so they were top of my list this year. Die cut from metallic kraft stock. When sanded, (I told you), the gold lifts and reveals silver before revealing the kraft core. I always blend a little vintage photo distress ink over the top to grunge it up. Love this stuff!

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I die cut a frame from metallic kraft stock with the stitched rectangle thinlits set and mounted over the top, using collage medium to adhere everything. I matted and layered metallic and classic kraft stock over paper from the Christmas mini stash, all by Tim Holtz.

    Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 1 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back soon with some more holiday inspiration.

    Cheers
    Zoe



  4. Halloween 2017

    31st October, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Happy Halloween friends! I’m popping back up, like a scene from a hitchcock movie, to bring you the full line up of projects I made for the Tim Holtz halloween inspiration series. Check out the other designers cool and creepy creations in week 1, week 2 and week 3 recaps on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: Mr Pumpkinhead
    Mr Pumpkinhead

    iGirlZoe: Monster Mash
    Monster Mash

    iGirlZoe: Monster Mash
    Monster Mash

    iGirlZoe: Sizzix Jack-O-Lantern
    Jack-O-Lantern

    iGirlZoe: Pumpkin Patch
    Pumpkin Patch

    iGirlZoe: The Masked Witch
    The Masked Witch

    iGirlZoe: Haunted Banner
    Haunter Banner

    iGirlZoe: Claw Mark Coffin
    Claw Mark Coffin

    iGirlZoe: Claw Mark Coffin
    Claw Mark Coffin (close up)

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    The Bone Collector Caravan

    iGirlZoe: The Undertaker & Embalmer
    The Undertaker and Embalmer

    iGirlZoe: Ravens in Flight
    Then suddenly something strange happened…

    A 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. Hope you all have a safe and happy halloween.

    Cheers
    Zoe x


  5. The Bone Collector Caravan

    by iGirlZoe

    Happy Halloween! The Tim Holtz Halloween inspiration series on facebook and instagram has wrapped up, but if you missed anything there are recaps for week 1, week 2 and week 3 on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I wanted to share this bone collector caravan before it heads to Halloween town. I didn’t do a step by step for this project, but I’ll walk you through it and share the few photos I took during the process, for those interested.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I sanded the outer panels of a vignette box with a sanding grip. Painted through a stencil with ground espresso distress paint. Once dry, stained the panels with walnut stain distress stain.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    Added an idea-ology Halloween baseboard to the inside back of the vignette box. All it needed was a little light distressing to the edges and adhered with collage medium matte.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    As soon as I saw the paper doll witches, I knew they were going inside this idea-ology bird cage!

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I covered the birdcage with a coat of distress grit paste and allowed to dry. Then rubbed various distress crayons over the top.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    The background was created using (discontinued) picket fence distress crackle paint. Sorry to be a tease, it’s my reward for hoarding it. The witches were trimmed and mounted into the cage.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    The banner was made punching paper from the mini halloween paper stash with the Tim Holtz banner paper punch.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I used white gel pen to colour the underside of the remnant rubs and letting dry before rubbing them onto the banner. Distressed the edges with a sanding grip.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    Blended a little vintage photo distress ink into the edges of the banner.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I rolled the banner over twine, securing with distress collage medium. Drilled holes into the top of the vignette box and pushed the bones into the holes, again, securing with distress collage medium. Wrapped wire around the top of the bones and attached the twine to each side to hang the banner.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I just love these apothecary vials. I used the labels that come with them, sanded with a sanding grip and adding remnant rubs. I bent an adornment skull around a bottle and secured with distress collage medium. Finally added twine to the neck of the vials.

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I altered the pulley wheels by adding grit paste allowing to dry, then dabbing on evergreen bough distress paint with a cotton bud and once dry, mushroom alcohol ink, also applied using a cotton bud. The bone collector word band had picket fence distress crayon added to highlight the text. I used a ring fastener and swivel clasp as the trailer tow. All adhered using distress collage medium, (I’m a total adhesive convert since creating this piece)! I even used it to adhere those skulls!

    iGirlZoe: The Bone Collector Caravan
    I have to make a special mention of the idea-ology skulls that I used in this project! The detail on them is incredible and yes, I admit it… I hoarded!!

    I hope you enjoyed the walk through my bone collector caravan and it’s been “all the fun of the fair!”
    Cheers
    Zoe x