‘Sizzix’ 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. Creativation 2017 : Sizzix 2

    7th February, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello everyone. Today I am sharing the second sample that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Booth at Creativation.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017For this card I tried to go a little less grungy than usual and tap into my pretty side. I used the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations floral texture fade folder and sentiment words thinlits die set to make this Mother’s Day card.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    To begin, I stamped one side of the new floral texture fade folder using a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous background stamp, inked with vintage photo distress ink and ran through my big shot machine. The stamped image will transfer onto the non raised portions of the cardstock.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    I die cut an oval frame from mixed media cardstock and blended in vintage photo distress ink. I brushed with a sanding grip to snag some of the edges to give a worn look and adhered over the background. I die cut wildflowers with the thinlits die set from gold deco sheets. I LOVE this stuff!

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    Next I sprayed a crinkle ribbon with stormy sky distress stain spray and tied it around the embossed background. I mounted it onto paper from the new etcetera paper stash and idea-ology classic kraft stock which I sanded. I cut a strip of idea-ology classic kraft stock and die cut “Mother’s Day” from the new sentiment words thinlits dies and carefully sanded with a sanding grip. I mounted it over a strip of deco sheet and adhered to the card.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    The floral texture fade folder creates such a pretty background that needs very little added to complete a card. Mixed with the sentiment words die set you could make cards for lots of different occasions.

    A big thanks to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney for inviting me to be part of this amazing team. Do take some time to pop over to Tim Holtz Blog and see the list of designers who created for Creativation, I am in awe of them all!

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

    I’ll be back tomorrow with the my design team card for the challenge I’m hosting over at Frilly & Funkie.

    Thanks for coming over to take a look.
    Zoe

     



  3. Creativation 2017 : Sizzix 1

    6th February, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello everyone. Apologies for the delay, I meant to come back on Friday with this post, but wasn’t very well. Today I am sharing first of two small contributions to the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Booth at Creativation.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017For the first sample I used the new  Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations croc texture fade folder and sentiment words thinlits die set to make this Father’s Day card.

    To start with, I embossed a piece of the chocolate brown idea-ology substrate with the new croc texture fades folder.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    Using a piece of the white substrate, I die cut a prize ribbon and covered with fired brick distress ink. I aged a new idea-ology adornment star with fossilized amber distress paint and attached with collage matte medium.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    I sanded an idea-ology cabinet card frame with a sanding grip and blended in vintage photo distress ink. I mounted over an image from the new etcetera paper stash by Tim Holtz.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    I die cut “father’s day” using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations sentiments words thinlits die set from classic kraft core and mounted over  a strip of metallic kraft stock. Finally, I mounted the layers onto the card and added some stitching with my sewing machine.

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
    Thanks for the lovely comments you have been leaving me here and on social media. A big thanks to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney for inviting me to be part of this amazing team.

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

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

    Thanks for taking the time…
    Zoe

     


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  4. 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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  5. Festive Frame

    13th November, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… I’m delighted and very humbled to be following the exceptional talents of Audrey Pettit and Emma Williams, to share a project that I’ve made for the holiday inspiration series over on Tim Holtz’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: Festive Frame
    I wanted to make a home decor piece to display in my new home over the holiday season. I’m head over heals for this years Tim Holtz holiday products, many of which I used in my project, including the new gilded remnant rubs (YES I SAID GILDED)!!

    If you haven’t seen the new holiday products, they are HERE and HERE. Once these holiday hotcakes are gone, they’re gone, so get them while you can!

    You can see the full project and tutorial HERE. I really hope it inspires you to make something during the holiday season. Be sure to pop back to Tim’s blog regularly to see more holiday inspiration to come.

    Have a great week.
    Zoe x