Tim recently disbanded his DT, so these are my last projects. I can honestly say it was a pleasure to be on Tim's DT, and I will continue to be a huge fan of his! Thanks, Tim, for having me on your team!
This project is an inky tag book. I used Tim's Adirondack Color Wash inks, as well as many of his stamps.
This project is a small Christmas mini...I made it to throw in my purse & jot things down about the season that I want to remember. It's about 3"x4", and full of tags, scraps of watercolor paper, and sewing tissue. I decorated it with Tim's Seasonal Salvage stickers, and used the Mustard Seed Distress Pad to add some inking. Don't you love those Trinket Pins, too?
This week we use Eileen's ScoreBoard Pro Die Frame & Frame Back with Stand. Super versatile, lots of possibilities! Click on the blinkie links on the left to hop through all the blogs. If you click on the middle of the blinkie, you'll go to a main list of all the designers in the hop.
Some of you know I have a small fetish for frames...so I used the scalloped frame from the die as a mask to create three frames on my page. I sprayed over the frame with Sailboat Blue Adirondack Color Wash ink. I added some Butterscotch ink around the outside of the page and went over it with a wet brush so I could dissolve the ink and make it watercolor-y.
Check the Ranger blog for a link to the directions on how I made this super-inky page. I got to play with the new colors of the Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Washes. The new Sailboat Blue is to die for (or is to dye for...get it? ha ha ). I love 'em all, though!
I'm doing this post for my Art Journaling 103 class...kiwifarmer (from New Zealand, of course!) asked about how much space I work in.
Here's the ugly truth. Not much. lol! And yes, paint and ink get on EVERYTHING. When I got my new TV, my hubby asked if I was going to get paint on it. "Ooooh, noooo, I won't!!" I proclaimed. Um, yeah. Within a week I was scrubbing bright green dots of paint off the screen.
*shrugging* It's just how I am and how I work. I'm at peace with it. My right-brained self can get any more organized than this. In fact, I'm so at peace with it that I didn't even bother to straighten up my table when I took this pic. With me, what you see is what you get.
So, without further ado...my sewing machine. I love this thing. It's about 20 years old and it's a real workhorse. I've sewn through THREE layers of chipboard with this baby.
And, my messy desk. Trust me, it gets worse. But rarely better. My mat is warped from my encaustic iron. Oh well.
So there you have it, the ugly, inky, painty truth!
To hop along the ring, just click on the links in the blinkie on the right. Or, there's a list of all the designers here. Karen has video instruction on how to assemble the cube on her blog. The cube was easy to assemble, so don't be intimidated!
I tell you, you really NEED the JBS Project kit this month. Well, you need it every month, but this month it's really fun! The regular kit has her entire new line in it, too. Fun stuff. Be sure to check all the galleries this month for loads of inspiration!
I'm happy to be participating in the Sizzix Blog Hop! Sixty designers will post projects every Thursday, starting today!You can click on the Blog Hop button on the right to jump to the different designers' blogs. Or, this post lists all the designers, too.
You guys know I don't really do "cute" stuff. What is ironic is I actually love cute stuff...especially Japanese Kawaii...but my art tends to be on the more grungy side. I call this little project, "The House that Art Built." I didn't use the little extended door portion of the die because I liked the way my sewn doors and windows looked without it.
Ready for some giveaways? Check the JBS Inspiration Blog for a list of all the participating designers!
On each participating blog, JBS will give away: a set of our new Red/Black Extension III (12x12 papers, diecut, mini papers, journaling cards), 1 (random - vintage, polka dot, calendar) new diecut pad, and 1 (random - calendar multi, calendar black, thanksgiving) new mini bingo card set.
Don't forget that JBS Ranger paint dabbers, ink pads, and re-inkers are now available for purchase in the general store.
To be entered into a random drawing to win the prize from MY blog, just post a comment! :) I'll draw a winner on Friday!
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