‘Tags’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie Home For The Holidays

    7th December, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog! This is the last challenge for the year.

    This challenge is hosted by Kathy (Kathy by Design), who has chosen the theme HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS …KATHY says, “Let’s get ready to Deck the Halls by creating some home decor for the holiday season. You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes …basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don’t celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme.”

    iGirlZoe: Home for the Holidays
    This final challenge theme is really fitting, as I will actually be going “home for the holidays!” With so much to do before we go, I decided to make some gift tags to adorn my gifts this year. I will be back on Saturday with a step-by-step for this gift tag.

    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.

    The Frilly & Funkie Design Team will be back in the new year with a brand new set of challenges and I’m delighted to be joining the Design Team for another term. Wishing you all a happy holiday season.
    Zoe x

     


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  2. Frilly & Funkie By The Sea

    3rd August, 2016 by iGirlZoe

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

    This challenge is hosted by Kathy (Kathy by Design), who has chosen the theme BY THE SEA …Kathy says, “It’s summertime, and our minds turn toward the shore where we find sparkling sands, delicate shells and refreshing breezes. This sets the theme for our latest BY THE SEA challenge. Let’s take a virtual beach trip by creating any kind of vintage or shabby chic project that features a nautical or beach theme and color palette..”

    iGirlZoe: By The SeaThis is the perfect challenge to return to the Frilly and Funkie design team after taking a break for a few months to move.

    iGirlZoe: By The Sea
    Our new harbour view inspired the tag I’ve made for this challenge.

    iGirlZoe: By The Sea
    This idea-ology photo booth photo reminded me of a summer tradition here in Denmark, where the graduating students ride around town on the back of a float wearing white graduation caps celebrating their success with their class.

    iGirlZoe: By The Sea
    I used a spritz and flick technique that I learned from taking Tim Holtz’s Creative Chemistry 101 online class for my tag base.

    iGirlZoe: By The Sea
    I love the versatility of this linen ribbon. By pulling and working it with your fingers you get this cool net look. Usually I would blend some distress ink over the top, but this time I left it natural to look like fishing net.

    iGirlZoe: By The Sea
    I added a word band, but it was begging to be distress crayoned!

    iGirlZoe: By The Sea
    It is SO much easier to add distress crayon than paint over the word bands, literally a 5 second job. I love how it makes the word bands pop and by rubbing gently with some kitchen paper you get this cool distressed look.

    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.

     


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  3. Good Ole USA

    29th April, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    I really do love the techniques used in this month’s 12 tags of 2016 by mix master Tim Holtz! So much so, that I had a third go at making something using the remixed techniques.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    Something a friend said about the “good ole usa” inspired this post. There’s clues about this person on the project! It’s someone you’ll know! 😉

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I die cut a sheet of Americana images from the seasonal paper stash with the United States thinlits die.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    When you have run your die through the die cutter, keep the cutting plates together and flip over and slide the die off the plate. The individual states remain in the die which will make it easier later.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I used the leftover paper which I die cut the USA from, as a stencil. Spread the grout from the mosaic kit through with a palette knife onto chipboard.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I carefully placed each state onto the dried grout using the distress mosaic kit. I worked in sections leaving small gaps between each piece. Once completely dry, I fussy cut around the USA map and put 3D foam on the back ready to mount onto my background.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I embossed two pieces of distress watercolor cardstock with one of Tim Holtz’s texture fades folders and taped together at the back. I followed the techniques on Tim’s blog as with the woodgrain cardstock. I die cut shape strip stars into the side and under-mounted metallic kraft core. I mounted onto chipboard backed kraft cardstock and covered in walnut stain distress stain.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I added a vial label, remnant rubs and an adornment arrow covered in picket fence distress paint.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    Finally, I added “USA” which I die cut from the new alphanumeric marquee die set from distress watercolor cardstock and covered with distress inks.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    Thanks for stopping by, you can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.

     



  4. 12 Tags of 2016 – April

    3rd April, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. I’m sharing my version of this month’s Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I’ve had the distress mosaic kit for a while but hadn’t taken the plunge before now because of an irrational fear of uneven shapes. I’m a Tetris wizard, but disordered shapes make me want to straighten stuff… Okay, let’s underplay the craziness. 😉

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    Once I got started I was cutting my paper scraps at the weirdest angles! Figuring out how to fit them together was so fun, like a disordered jigsaw puzzle.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I removed most of the distress ink from the butterfly as I LOVE the exposed grout. Who knew white could be so grungy?! I’m hooked!

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    The technique that Tim uses on the new woodgrain cardstock is AH-MAZING! It’s SO simple and SO effective. See the technique here

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I used the new lady rose stamp set! I stamped, fussy cut and watercoloured with distress markers.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    Thanks for stopping by, you can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.

     



  5. 12 Tags of 2016 – March

    17th March, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! I’m celebrating early with an extra shot of espresso in my morning coffee and my take on March’s 12 tags of 2016 tag.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March
    I used a heart from the Tim Holtz mini hearts movers and shapers die set to cut the four leaf clover. I freehand cut the stem. I can’t even begin to tell you how scary freehand cutting is for me! I’m totally a “right tools for the right job” kind of crafter!

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March
    The “No 9” are die cut with the Tim Holtz cargo numbers die set,  (one of my favourite die sets of all time)! The “9” is the number of the apartment we are lucky enough to be moving to in Copenhagen’s North Harbour in June.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March
    Thanks for stopping by, you can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.