‘Miscellaneous’ Category

  1. Dare to Resist

    21st February, 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 team member Autumn, who has chosen the theme DARE TO RESIST …Autumn says, “For the next two weeks, as we break away from our Valentine creations, we’d love to see you incorporate a favorite resist technique in your vintage or shabby chic project. There are so many options, perhaps you will try something new. Whether it be gesso resist, Vaseline resist, alcohol resist, embossing resist, or watercolor resist, we dare you to resist!”

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to ResistThis challenge was the perfectly timed with the arrival of the new distress resist spray by Tim Holtz. Since seeing this announced on facebook LIVE, I have been dying to get my hands on a bottle to try out and I can tell you now, it’s AMAZING!!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    Firstly it’s really important to use a box when spraying as this stuff sticks to everything. I have a collapsible spray box that I bought years ago, but you could use any cardboard box.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    I went for a concentrated spray by squeezing the spray trigger really slowly, releasing bigger drops rather than a fine spray. I blasted with my heat tool (because I’m impatient). I then sprayed the background with frayed burlap distress spray and dried. I added a single spray of broken china distress spray to the center of the tag for a pop of colour!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    Using the stamp platform I laid out stamps from the new Merchant stamp set (CMS331). I LOVE how the puddleds of resist resist the number stamps too!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    I added a gadget gear which I grunged up using grit paste and distress crayon, a paper doll coloured with distress markers, quote chips, an adornment star altered with fire brick distress paint and several die cuts from the new Tim Holtz thinlits pocket frame!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Dare to Resist
    Thanks for stopping by. 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.

    Zoe x

     



  2. Theories

    20th February, 2018 by iGirlZoe

    Hello, I’m back with some more cards that I made for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Creativation booth, this time showcasing the new Theories stamps.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    These cards were incredibly simple to make. I created a distress ink wash background, added distress oxide over the top and stamped with distress archival ink using the Tim Holtz stamp platform. I stitched with a sewing machine, mounted onto sanded metallic kraftstock and a background made using the composition stamp from the new Composition and Lined set (CMS332).

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    Theories (CMS329)

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    I couldn’t help but colour in the hearts. Can you spot the teeny weeny one to the left of the balloon!? LOVE the almost hidden details to these stamps!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    The sentiments in the set are amongst my favourites of Tim’s sentiment stamps. They are so versatile and I plan to use some in my planner.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    I know I’m not alone in loving this stamp best from the set, (sorry other stamps)! You can bend the stamp to adjust the angle of the tightrope.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    The perfect sentiment to accompany this image! Great for a good luck card.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Theories
    This stamp made me laugh. Something about three clowns on a bike… (I decided they were definitely part of the circus)! 😉


    Another cool sentiment and really versatile. Perfect for travel themed cards and journals.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe x

     



  3. Mr Butterfly Head

    19th February, 2018 by iGirlZoe

    Thank you for the lovely comments you left during the creativation 2018 Tim Holtz blog hop. I hope you enjoyed hopping around the blogs. I was over the moon to make some card samples for the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous booth at this years Creativation show. This week I will be sharing the rest of those cards.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly HeadOne of things I love about getting new stamps, is mixing them with older (well loved) sets. Which is exactly what I did when making this card.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    I used the Dapper stamp set (CMS267), one of my all time favourites.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I added a butterfly from the new Entomology stamp set (CMS328) and used the background stamp, which I am obsessed with, to create the background (below).

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    I blended brushed corduroy distress ink into a mixed media heavystock tag. Spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool. Then stamped the background stamp from the Entomology set with distress archival ink using the stamp platform. I added the lined stamp from the Composition and Lined stamp set (CMS332) using fired brick distress ink.  I used the composition stamp from this same set to create the background under the tag.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    The hat, coat and butterfly were stamped, coloured with distress markers and fussy cut. Adhered with distress collage medium, the butterfly just adhered by the center and the wings folded upwards slightly to give some dimension. The numbers are from the Mail Art stamp set (CMS339), stamped and then painted with picket fence distress paint and overstamped again to define the outline. This is the beauty of using the stamp platform.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Mr Butterfly Head
    I added a ruler from the idea-ology ruler pieces with an adornment index clip clipped over the end and adornment stars underneath.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and that it inspires you to create something.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe x

     



  4. 12 Tags of 2015 – June

    30th June, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    Gosh I am really late with this month’s tag! I had my A1 level French exam, my birthday and I got sick all at the same time. Although I didn’t feel 100% on my birthday, I did get 100% in my exam!

    Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 June
    Tim’s 12 Tags of 2015 lured me back to my craft desk and gave me the perfect excuse to use some of my birthday stash.

    Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 June
    I followed the technique from Tim’s post and, as you can see, I tried a few different backgrounds. I loved experimenting and stitched these tags ready to use another day.

    Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 June
    I settled on this slightly more muted background. I splashed a little picket fence distress paint over the top.

    Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 June
    I LOVE the new distress colours and I wanted to use as many as possible on this tag.

    Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 June
    I used the cloud die from the TH mini airplane and cloud die set to mimic cream in the top of the cup. I coloured it white using the technique from Tim’s post. I spritzed the newest distress family member, Hickory smoke, over the top with the distress marker and spritzer tool.

    Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 June
    I used Tim’s remnant rubs to make the tea label and around the rim of the cup and then partially scratched off to look worn.

    Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 June
    Thanks for taking the time to look at my tag. You can see this months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog and you can see the post translated into French on Scrapdeco’s blog.


  5. 12 Tags of 2015 – April

    22nd April, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    My French studies continue to keep me busy (and out of trouble), but I made some time to have a go at April’s tag.

    12 Tags of 2015 April
    I didn’t think that I wanted the floral stamps, used in this months tag, when they were released! WRONG!!! While waiting for them to arrive and stalking the postman, I decided to improvise. I went right back to the very beginning and used a floral stamp from set #001! They aren’t designed to colour in so I used the distress markers direct to rubber and then spritzed with water and stamped. I love the look of this technique and have used it many times since taking Creative Chemistry with “the professor”…

    12 Tags of 2015 April
    I used Tim Holtz’s new mixed media die set. This set is worth buying a die cutting machine for! I am not kidding, it’s awesome! Unlike me with a craft knife!! If you follow me on instagram you will know what I mean! #CraftFail

    12 Tags of 2015 April
    I stamped the bee from another earlier stamp set #083 and then stamped a second time on shrink plastic, just the wings this time. With a blob of glossy accents, I attached the wings and propped them up with paintbrush handles until they had dried in an upright position. I watercoloured the stamp with distress markers. I added lots of remnant rubs to the tag and some discontinued idea-ology from my stash.

    12 Tags of 2015 April
    The new idea-ology tiny vials are seriously cute. You can see how they’re altered in my Through the Looking Glass post. I filled it with mustard seed distress glitter and sealed the cork on with glossy accents. I added an idea-ology screw eye and hung it from the chain. My DH made the honey label for me. I love his writing, he used to write me love letters when we dated as teenagers, so it’s special to have it on as part of my tag. <3 Thanks for taking the time to look at my tag. You can see this months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog and you can see the post translated into French on Scrapdeco’s blog.