‘Ranger Ink’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie: Count Me In!

    5th April, 2017 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 Jenny (Pushing the Right Buttons), who has chosen the theme COUNT ME IN! …Jenny says, “Numbers are a huge part of our everyday lives so it is no surprise they are also often included in our creative ones too. For this challenge you need to use your choice of numbers to add that special ‘sum-thing’ to your vintage or shabby chic project. Make them count as part of the design, not just a last minute addition!

    iGirlZoe : Count Me InI admit that when I saw this challenge I was delighted, as I love numbers. I wanted to create a Spring home decor piece to hang on the wall.

    I started by painting a vignette house with iced spruce distress paint, with water added to dilute and create a wash and set aside to dry.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me In
    The background was created with a piece of manila heavystock, cut to fit the vignette house. I die cut wildflowers from heavystock and adhered them to the background with matte collage medium. Then painted another layer of collage medium over the top. Once dry, I began adding distress crayons to the flowers, working in small areas and blending with my finger.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me In
    I sanded the edges, blended in a little vintage photo distress ink and added water droplets using a distress spray bottle. To continue with the challenge theme, I added remnant rub numbers. Then adhered the panel into the vignette house with matte collage medium.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me InI used the stencil numbers thinlits die set to create side panels for the vignette house from heavystock. Once die cut, I covered with a layer of matte collage medium. Once dry, I blended in distress crayons.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me InUsing a cotton bud with a tiny mist of water, I removed some of the crayon to create highlights. I then adhere to the side panels of the vignette house.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me InI painted a vignette finial with picket fence distress paint and then added vintage photo distress ink to areas to age. I added a mini plaquette with twine, a decorative dome with a letterpress block inside which was painted with weathered wood distress paint and sanded when dry. I adhered a butterfly to the top of the letterpress and a little moss to the bottom of the dome.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me InFinally I added another letterpress, which I had painted the same way as before and added some of the new paper dolls. These things are selling like hotcakes and I can see why!

    iGirlZoe : Count Me In
    For the roof I added numbers cut from grunge paper using the wordplay die. I confess to hoarding grunge paper and grunge board since it was discontinued. I used walnut stain distress stain to colour the numbers. I find the stains work really well with wood and grunge board/paper.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me In
    I decorated the top of the vignette with some bouqet findings, which I coloured with distress sprays. I added a ruler ribbon which I added a belt buckle to and adhered with glossy accents.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me InI added corners which I rubbed gold wax onto. Just add a wall hanger to the back it’s ready to hang up for Spring.

    iGirlZoe : Count Me In
    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 : Welcome Spring!

    8th March, 2017 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!

    This challenge is hosted by Nancy (Tattered Treasures), who has chosen the theme WELCOME SPRING …NANCY says, “Springtime! It’s fresh, soft breezes and fragrant blossoms are just around the corner. Create any vintage or shabby chic project that welcomes the advent of this glorious season. Think budding trees, birds and nests, butterflies, and beautiful blooms!

    iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
    I went for a variation of the last card I made but using a different background stamp and replacing the distress inks for distress oxide inks!

    iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
    I started by stamping a circle collage background stamp by Wendy Vecchi in several places. I made masks with scrap paper so I could stamp the botanical register stamp (my current favourite) over the background, while keeping the collage circle clear.

    I blended the new distress oxide inks in broken china and peeled paint into the inside of the collage circles and then used the masks to cover them while I blended in vintage photo distress oxide into the background. I then spritzed with water from a distress sprayer and dried with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
    I stamped the daisy flowers from flower garden and mini bouquet stamp sets by Tim Holtz, onto the smooth side of distress watercolor cardstock with potting soil archival ink by Wendy Vecchi. Press distress oxide ink pads onto a non stick craft mat and pick up with a waterbrush and watercolour the stamped daisies. I love the depth of colour and slight chalkiness you get from distress oxide ink.

    iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
    I used the same idea-ology foam stamps as last time. This time I used picked raspberry distress paint to stamp the first layer and then when dry, potting soil archival ink, slightly offset, for the top layer. Once stamped, I quickly rubbed with a piece of kitchen paper. The distress paint acts as a resist to the potting soil archival ink but the drop shadow remains. The potting soil does mute the brightness of the picked raspberry, (which I like).

    iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
    I stitched the edges and over stitched some of the stamped detail inside the collage circle and added an idea-ology ruler ribbon.

    iGirlZoe : Welcome Spring
    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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