Tuesday, March 5, 2013

paltry: adjective

inferior, trashy
 mean, despicable
meager, measly

( Click on the picture to take you to TH tutorial )
So here is my take on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 as a 6x12" wall hanging.

The only question I have .... 
Is this feminine grunge?
I cut my label from the Cricut, French Manor cartridge, p. 54 at 7 x 4.361" ( took it to the Cricut Craft Room to remove the extra cuts so that I had one solid cut ), if I had the proper bunny silhouette cut I would have used the CCR to layer my cuts and would have been done, ( much like TH showed using the mover and shaker die and the bunny die ) but since I didn't; I had to print out and cut a clip art bunny shape, use a tiny bit of double sided tape to it and laid it on top of the label and then used my Fiskars Finger Tip knife to cut the image out. Inked the edges with Antique Linen ( but note to self, make sure mat is clean as other inks will transfer, which is why I have a rosy tint to outside edge of the label )...sigh

How many of you held your breath when applying the heat gun to your tinsel?
I know I did!
  I found this great sentiment on the Internet by Gene Audrey and thought it fit the sweet retro feel to my sign. I used Traveling Typewriter font and embossed it since the nice shiny DCWV helps the ink from the printer stay nice and wet longer. I love the Blue Moon Beads hummingbird charm :)
My grass was cut from the Cricut cartridge, Country Life, p. 73. Since I didn't own any of the kraft core paper, I cut my image twice. One in matte shade of green ( 2.5" RDS ) and the other in a shiny green ( 2." RDS - flipped ) I flipped the image so that the grasses would not line up and give a similar effect to offsetting the cuts like TH did. Then, I inked the edges of the grass using Antique Linen with my blending tool.

The most fun was had when I finally broke open my stash of Distress Paints, ( and yes, I am the proud owner of every single color.) I was giddy with excitement....OK...not really giddy but darn happy! I wanted to make some Easter eggs to along the bottom and thought I'd try a Tye dye egg or 2...or 3. I used the broken china, spun sugar and mowed lawn...yum! ( I did learn that poor spun sugar can be quite overwhelmed by her sister colors so ended up putting extra spun sugar on top of the other colors after they dried. ) Eggs cut from Cricut's, Stretch Your Imagination, p. 67 ( used in CCR to remove the paintbrush )

other products used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Helmar - 450
basket weave paper - ( who knows? it's oooooollllldd...and I hooooaaarrrdddd iiiiiit!  And if you know Ron White, the comedian from Blue Collar Comedy, channel his voice when you read that, lol)
Prima - leaves and flowers
#15 -  Mother's Day card
Kinda came about unintentionally, while looking for a green card stock I found this negative cut that I must have done ages ago. I placed a piece of my sprayed tissue underneath it,
 and then accidently smudged a bit of gesso on it.....darn.....
that's what I get for working on more than one project at a time!

 I sat there and looked at it for a moment and then thought, what the heck. Got out more gesso and lightly spread it onto the card, lol Thanks for the Mixed Media Monday gals for helping me pick out a button :)

entering this in Moxie Fab's challenge: Emphasize on the Negative


House of Bears said...

Your bunny and sentiment go so well together. What a great make. We really love today's Mother's day card too.

Winnie said...

Love your take on the Tim Tag! That Gene Autry quote is just great! I don't have the bunny die either, so I am playing with this one in my head. I love my stains and have them all too (and the new paints...) just love the ease of use and the great blending. Your colored eggs using them are just so great!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love how you used the negative space!! awesome!

all the days of our life said...

These are both beautiful, but that Easter one is special, wow I love the bunny and the basket, just beautiful.

Krisha said...

Hi Sandee,
Pretty tag, but LOVE the card!!

Pam said...

These are both wonderful projects! Your wall hanging is so pretty with all the embellishments and beautiful blue. Your card is great with the cut and color and the sweet patterned button!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW!! I love that flower. I can tell I need a die cutter, because I'm craft knife challenged. Of course, that bunny is cute as cute can be, but I really, really love the flower. Both of these are bound to sell quickly.

Katie said...

I love how the tinsel comes out after the heat gun! Although I would have been freaking out if I did it, I'd be so afraid to mess it all up :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Sandee,

Nice twist on the TH tag. And oh, THAT is the right button, isn't it....


Jean said...

Oh my goodness!! LOVE the bunny!! Perfect quote!

Alison Scott said...

That Easter wall hanging is wonderful. I'm sorting out to do my Easter wreath this week if possible.
I love the negative space card too. It's a great use of bits you wouldn't normally use.

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Great work. Haven't popped over for a while.... Hope you are well, jenx

MaryH said...

Your bunny project is so clever. I enjoyed reading about your improvisations, and it really turned out so well. Congrats on having all the paint colors. I have stains, but no paints as yet. Not seen them locally...I'm impressed at how you used your Cricut along with TH. Your MDay card is stunning. Isn't it swell when you can turn an 'accident' or 'mixup' into something that ends up being so pretty. Nice sentiment to go with this card too! TFS

Claire Grantham said...

Love the glittery bunny, he is really cool. Cx

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your creations!! The take on Tim's tag is so beautiful!! Love how you made the eggs too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

okienurse said...

Very nice! Love the wall hanging. I 'accidentally' crinkled the tinsel at Christmas on something I was making. uncontrolled it will melt it down!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Sandee! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)