‘Texture Fades’ Category

  1. Fa la la la la

    7th November, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends. I’m delighted to join a group of talented crafters for the Tim Holtz holiday inspiration series. Throughout November and December Tim will be sharing projects to provide some inspiration to get you creative during the holiday season. Follow Tim on facebook and instagram and his blog for the recap each Saturday.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I wanted to share how I created the snowflake background using the new Sizzix simple snowflake texture fades folder by Tim Holtz.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Step 1: Emboss a piece of distress mixed media heasvystock using the new simple snowflake texture fades folder.
    Step 2: Blend in faded jeans distress oxide.
    Step 3: Blend a little vintage photo distress oxide over the top.
    Step 4: Spritz with water and dry with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    Step 5: Apply a little picket fence distress paint onto a non stick craft sheet. Pick it up with a blending tool and lightly dab over the top of the raised snowflakes. Set aside to dry.

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The falalala is from the Christmas remnant rubs. There is also a falalala stamp in the holiday drawing set (CMS284).

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The lamp post is cut from black classic kraft stock mounted onto chipboard. I used metallic kraft core for the lights. I sanded everything, (I always sand everything)! lol

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    The wreath is cut from classic kraft core and I die cut 2 ribbons, attaching the top one by the center only and bending the bow upwards to give dimension. I may have taken a sanding grip to it… lol

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I picked up the vintage tidings thinlits dies really late last year and didn’t get a chance to use them, so they were top of my list this year. Die cut from metallic kraft stock. When sanded, (I told you), the gold lifts and reveals silver before revealing the kraft core. I always blend a little vintage photo distress ink over the top to grunge it up. Love this stuff!

    iGirlZoe: Fa La La La
    I die cut a frame from metallic kraft stock with the stitched rectangle thinlits set and mounted over the top, using collage medium to adhere everything. I matted and layered metallic and classic kraft stock over paper from the Christmas mini stash, all by Tim Holtz.

    Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to catch up with all the projects from week 1 for more holiday inspiration. I’ll be back soon with some more holiday inspiration.

    Cheers
    Zoe



  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. Frilly & Funkie Friday Focus

    22nd January, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Today I have the pleasure of hosting the Friday Focus at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! We’re featuring Texture Fades Embossing Folders and for the next two weeks The Funkie Junkie Boutique are giving an extra 15% discount off Texture Fades! YAY!

    iGirlZoe: Friday Focus Texture Fades

    iGirlZoe: Friday Focus Texture Fades
    For a closer look at this weeks Friday Focus, pop over to the Frilly and Funkie Blog.

    Have a great weekend!