‘Stampers Anonymous’ Category

  1. Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

    4th February, 2018 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SCREENS… I USED PINK! I hope you’re having a nice weekend and finding some time to be creative. I’ve got a SATURDAY SHOWCASE (on a Sunday) over at Frilly and Funky, showcasing the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. If you’re a stamper, this tool is a total game changer!

    iGirlZoe: Saturday Showcase Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
    If you would like to see the step by step in full, pop over to Frilly & Funkie.

    Have a great Sunday.
    Zoe

     



  2. Creativations 2018 – Tim Holtz Blog Hop

    2nd February, 2018 by iGirlZoe

    Welcome to the Creativations 2018 – Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away! …and welcome to my blog! I’m delighted to have been invited to join such a talented group of designers on this exciting blog hop hosted by Richele Christensen. If you’ve just come across from the lovely and talented Chelle Fowler’s blog, you’re right on track.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I was lucky enough to make a few samples for the Stampers Anonymous booth at this years Creativation with Tim Holtz wonderful new stamps and stencils. Today I want to share a close-up look at the shaker card that I made.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I used the new entomology stamp set (CMS328), one of my favourites from the new release, not least of all because of that background stamp! Can you believe how many stamps Stampers Anonymous crammed onto one stamp sheet?!

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I also used the new hive stencil (THS105)! I love the total lack of symmetry and organic look to it.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I stamped the bee a bunch of times onto distress watercolor cardstock with black soot distress archival ink. Watercoloured fossilized amber over the body and a light wash of tumbled glass over the wings, using distress markers scribbled onto a non stick craft sheet and picked up with a water brush.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    Yes I fussy cut all these bees! I find fussy cutting so relaxing, it’s my jam (or honey in this case)!

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I created the background by stamping that gorgeous background stamp from the entomology set onto distress heavystock with hickory smoke distress archival ink and covering with a frayed burlap distress wash. Spread texture paste through the hive stencil, and once dry, blended in fossilized amber and brushed corduroy distress inks.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    I die cut a postage frame from idea-ology substrate sheet, adhered acetate to the underside with distress collage medium and mounted over strips of black adhesive foam. Using the new ornate trims stamps set (CMS326) to create a cute vintage border.

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    Finally I mounted the shaker card over metallic and classic kraft stock (sanded of course). You can see the shaker card “shake it” over on my instagram.

    Next on this blog hop is the very lovely and talented Joy Kennedy.

    Hope you’ve enjoyed my shaker card and that this blog hop inspires you to create.
    Zoe x

     

    PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!

    iGirlZoe: Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away
    There are a few prizes to give away. Just leave a comment on all the different blog hop posts for a chance to win! The more blogs you leave comments on, the better your chances of winning.

    Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th.

    Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele’s blog

    BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS…

    IDEA-OLOGY
    Paula Cheney
    Vicki Evans
    Emma Williams
    Cathie Parreco
    Kaz Hall
    Jan Hobbins
    Jenny Marples

    SIZZIX
    Tami Bastians
    Audrey Pettit
    Mou Saha
    Richele Christensen

    STAMPERS ANONYMOUS
    Kath Stewart
    Cheiron Brandon
    Stacy Hutchinson
    Chelle Fowler
    Zoe Hillman (you are here)
    Joy Kennedy
    Bobbie Smith

     



  3. Frilly & Funkie: 2018 – The Year of…

    24th January, 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 fellow funkie team member Suzz (Suzz’ Stamping Spot), who has chosen the theme 2018 – THE YEAR OF… …SUZZ says, “Welcome to a brand new year! I am not very good at New Year Resolutions but I do like to think about what I want to focus on in the New Year. To help me do this, I pick a word that is my word for the year and try to use that word to keep me focused on what is important. The challenge to you is to pick a word that will be your inspiration for 2018. Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes your word of 2018. The word can be part of a sentiment, phrase or stand alone on your project as long as it is featured somewhere in your art.”

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year ofMuch like our lovely host Suzz, I’m not very good at new years resolutions, so it took me a while to find a suitable word. I wanted to combine travel and time, as this year I plan to do more of one and get better at keeping the other. Then I stumbled upon the “expedition” word band and it was a match! Expedition can be a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose (travel) and it can also mean promptness or speed in doing something – promptitude (time). OMG I love that word! “Promptitude!” I digress, which only adds to my time keeping issues!
    …I’m a work in progress…

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    I have been desperate to use the new Tim Holtz inventor stamps and it was perfect for the challenge. I had to use my favourite stamp from the Tim Holtz Dapper set as well (of course)!

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    I used faded jeans and brushed corduroy distress inks and a waterbrush to watercolour the hat and suit. I added the expedition word band and globe from the adornment souvenir set.

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    I confess I am a little addicted to these adornment index clips. I altered it by adding picket fence distress paint and, once dry, adding archival distress ink. Wendy Vecchi has this brilliant technique on her blog.

    iGirlZoe: 2018 The Year of
    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.

    I will be back to share the samples that I made for this years Creativation (CHA). Thanks for stopping by.
    Zoe

     



  4. Frilly & Funkie: Three Is Not A Crowd

    10th January, 2018 by iGirlZoe

    Happy New Year! I am delighted to be back with the Frilly and Funkie Design Team.

    This first challenge of the year is hosted by the very lovely Cec (CW Card Creations), who has chosen the theme THREE IS NOT A CROWD …CEC says, “Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows – the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three..”

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    For many of us, this time of year can be as busy as the holidays. Making samples for creativation (formerly CHA), getting kids back to school, returning to work, taking the decorations down and getting organised for the year ahead. A lot of my friends and family have birthdays in January, so I have plenty of cards to make. I decided to use this challenge to make a masculine birthday card…

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    I adhered a page from an old dictionary over mixed media heavystock with distress collage medium. Using the Tim Holtz stamp platform I stamped the large hot air balloon stamp from Remnants CMS130 stamp set. I stamped the tiny hot air from the tiny things set 3 times. I used distress crayons to colour the balloons and background and added remnant rubs.

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    The background is stamped in fired brick distress ink with walnut stain distress ink blended in and stamped twice using the stamp platform. 3 idea-ology adornment stars were added with distress collage glue.

    iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
    Finally, I stitched with a sewing machine and mounted onto classic kraft stock.

    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

     



  5. Holiday 2017

    11th December, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Happy Holidays friends! Whether you celebrate Christmas or just enjoy the magic of the festive season, I hope that you have found some inspiration from Tim Holtz’s holiday inspiration series. Check out all SIX incredible weeks of festive follies over from week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5 and week 6.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday 2017
    Here’s the recap of my holiday makes…

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Fa La La La

    iGirlZoe: Joy to the World
    Joy to the World

    iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily
    Tim Holtz Inspired December Daily

    iGirlZoe: Tis the Season
    Tis the Season

    iGirlZoe: Oh Starry Night
    Oh Starry Night

    iGirlZoe: O Christmas Tree
    O Christmas Tree

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Card Holder
    Holiday Gift Card Holder

    iGirlZoe: Tidings of Comfort and Joy
    Tidings of Comfort and Joy

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    It’s a Wrap

    iGirlZoe: It's A Wrap
    Another 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. Merry Christmas!

    Zoe