‘Ranger Ink’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie : Out of the Cold

    22nd February, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

    This challenge is hosted by Cec (CW Card Creations), who has chosen the theme OUT OF THE COLD …CEC says, “It is winter and that means snow and cold in so many places so let’s head to the tropics. Create any vintage or shabby chic project that will make us feel warm – think lots of sunshine, bright colours, flora and fauna and even animals hiding in the rain forest.”

    iGirlZoe : Out of the ColdBright colours are always a bit of a challenge for me as it’s just not really my jam, but I love a challenge…

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    Cut a piece of mixed media cardstock 7 x 5.25 inches. I stamped the new rectangle collage background stamp by Wendy Vecchi in cornflower blue archival ink. Overstamp in jet black archival ink with the botanical register background stamp, also by Wendy Vecchi. I LOVE this stamp!!

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    Blend pumice stone and broken china distress ink inside the rectangle collage stamped area. Then blend vintage photo distress ink over the outer area. Spritz with water and set aside to dry.

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    I used the new idea-ology block lower cling foam stamps by Tim Holtz with picket fence distress paint to stamp a series of numbers over my background. Once dry, ink up the cling foam stamps with potting soil archival ink and stamp onto scrap paper twice and then stamp, slightly offset over the original stamped image.

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    Stamp flowers from the flower garden and mini bouquet sets onto distress watercolor cardstock. Scribble distress crayons onto a non stick craft mat, (I used seedless preserve, fossilized amber and peeled paint). Using a water brush, pick up the distress crayon and watercolour the stamped images and fussy cut. I love the depth of colour you get when watercolouring with distress crayons.

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    Stamp a bee from the tiny things stamp set and watercolour distress markers, (I used wild honey for the body and tumbled glass for the wings). Once dry fussy cut.

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    Use this dry embossing technique by Tim Holtz to give the bee and the flowers a cool dimensional effect. Attach with glossy accents and 3D foam.

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    Bend the prongs off a fork from the idea-ology silverware set. To age, dab mushroom alcohol ink on with a cotton bud and allow to dry. Using the other end of the cotton bud, roll over potting soil archival ink and dab onto the fork. Attach with glossy accents.

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    Punch 2 banners with the Tim Holtz Large banner paper punch. Blend vintage photo distress ink into one and broken china distress ink into the other, spritz with water and once dry mount one over the other, slightly offsetting. Age an idea-ology adornment index clip, using the same technique as the fork, and clip over the banner. Add some remnant rubs inside the index clip window.

    iGirlZoe : Out of the Cold
    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

     


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  2. Frilly & Funkie : Be My Valentine?

    8th February, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

    This time it’s my turn to host the challenge and I’ve chosen the theme BE MY VALENTINE! “Love is in the air, and with Valentines Day just around the corner, this challenge is to make a card for your sweet Valentine in a vintage or shabby chic style.”

    iGirlZoe: Be My ValentineIt has been snowing here in Copenhagen this week. A light dusting in comparison to the snow we used to enjoy in Gruyere, but it definitely put me in the mood for a blue palette when making my valentines card.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    To begin, I swiped broken china, frayed burlap and walnut stain distress ink onto a non stick craft mat. Spritzed with water, picked up the ink with a brayer and rolled it onto mixed media heavystock. Added numbers remnant rubs and lightly sanded with a sanding grip.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I inked the Tim Holtz newsprint stamp with potting soil archival ink and rolled the stamp lightly over the background in random places. LOVE this stamp, it’s one of my most used.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I created the hearts using Wendy Vecchi’s faux granite technique. It’s such an easy and effective technique. I used cornflower blue archival ink and embossing powder and the splatter background stamp, all by Wendy Vecchi.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    Naturally I used the new idea-ology paper dolls. I used the photo tinting technique on the flowers, using a victorian velvet distress marker. I mounted the dolls onto 3D foam.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I inked the edges of a new idea-ology quote chip with potting soil archival ink and adhered under the paper dolls feet. I sanded the edges of a piece of the classic kraft stock, brushed with a collage glue stick and burnished with a foil transfer sheet from Ranger ink.

    iGirlZoe: Be My Valentine
    I flicked some black soot distress paint over the background and attached a fluted ring fastener and a discontinued idea-ology chain tassel. I’m dedicating this card to my crafty friend Sue Adams, who hoarded packs of these chain tassels and shipped them from the US for me. Friends help friends hoard discontinued idea-ology!

    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

     


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  3. Creativation 2017 : idea-ology 1

    30th January, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello everyone. If you’re anything like me, the weekend before last was a write off as I spent it glued to social media waiting for facebook live videos and photos from this years Creativation, (formerly CHA).

    Last week I spent pre-ordering all the new products and this week I’m going to share the samples I made for the Tim Holtz Idea-ology and Sizzix Alterations Booths.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017My first sample is a secret garden inspired altered assemblage clock, using lots of the new idea-ology line by Tim Holtz.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    To begin with, I disassembled an assemblage clock. Covered it with picket fence distress paint, dried a little and then wiped away the excess with kitchen paper. I repeated this process using evergreen bough distress paint. Finally I dry brushed with tarnished brass distress paint. Once dry I reassembled the clock.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    I added an crinkle ribbon that I stained with antique linen distress spray. I glued a little green moss to the top of the clock with glossy accents, adding some of the new bouquet findings flowers which I stained with fossilized amber and picked raspberry distress spray. I covered the center or the flower with scattered straw distress paint and added a few tiny drops of glossy accents to give a faux water droplet effect. Finally I attached my favourite piece from the new snippets ephemera. I seriously love this! Everything was edged with vintage photo distress ink.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    I aged a swivel clasp with adornments treasures and adornments keys with gold mixative alcohol ink and hung from the clock handle.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    I covered the inside of the clock with paper from the new memoranda paper stash. Glued moss along the bottom of the clock and added botanical layer flowers. I added mushroom alcohol ink to a salvaged doll, altered her dress with a little victorian velvet distress paint. I added a crown and wand from the adornments treasures that I stained with gold mixative alcohol ink. I then nestled amidst the botanical layers.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    It was such an honor to make a small contribution to the incredible Tim Holtz booths. A big thanks to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney for inviting me to be part of this amazing team. Also to you, who take the time to visit my blog and instagram and leave comments cheering me on, I really appreciate it.

    You can pre-order all of the new Tim Holtz products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

    I’ll be back on Wednesday with part 2 of my samples.

    Thanks for taking the time…
    Zoe

     


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  4. Ranger Ink Gilded Holiday Trio

    30th November, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    I have a guest tutorial over at Ranger Ink today with a step-by-step gilded holiday themed burlap panel, card and hanging decoration.

    iGirlZoe: Gilded Holiday Trio

    I hope you will stop by Ranger Ink’s blog and take a look. There are lots of tutorials by other guest artists in the Ranger Ink Project Library.


  5. Ranger Ink Jack-O-Lantern Burlap Panel

    26th October, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    I have a guest tutorial over at Ranger Ink today with a step-by-step Halloween themed mixed media Burlap Panel.

    iGirlZoe: Jack-O-Lantern Burlap Panel
    I hope you will stop by and take a look. There are lots of tutorials by other guest artists in the Ranger Ink Project Library.

    I’ll be back on Wednesday with “something wicked” for Frilly and Funkie.