Showing posts with label Tim Holtz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Holtz. Show all posts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Water Coloring with Distress Inks


Hello and Happy Saturday!  Marcy here to share a super fun card I made for today's inspiration!

Here is my card...


  Today, I was feeling in the mood to take out my favorite distress inks to play a little.  I used one of my favorite background stamps, embossed the image and then added my Tim Holtz distress inks for some vibrant color.  I then sprayed some clear glimmer mist over my creation to give it the water color effect.   For the roses, I did the same technique using this beautiful stamp set called "Contemporary Roses" from My Favorite Things.  I'm definitely getting a lot of use out of this stamp set lately!  It is just so perfect for mixed media and water coloring which I love to do!  To finish off my card, I added some pink rhinestones and sequins from my stash.  I really love how colorful this card looks and just loving the Tim Holtz distress inks which are so versatile to use!

Here are the Supplies Used:
Contemporary Roses - My Favorite Things
Spiced Marmalade - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers -Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Picked Raspberries - TIm Holtz Distress Ink

Have a wonderful Saturday and see all you next week!

Hugs,
Marcy

Saturday, August 30, 2014

You are One of My Favorite Things!


Happy Saturday All!!  It's Marcy here today to share some inspiration with you!  Hope everyone has had a great week and that some of you will have a chance to enjoy the Labor Day Holiday on Monday.     Between work and the first week of school, it's been such a hectic week for me so I welcome this long weekend and hope that I can find some time to relax and hopefully get some extra crafting time in!

So here's the card I've made for today...


If you follow my blog, you might have noticed that I've been making a lot of backgrounds for my cards lately and having a lot of fun doing so!  There are so many technique out there and I want to try all of them!!! LOL  This is one of my favorites which is using a background stamp with some embossing and then adding distress inks and water for some great water color effects.  For my card, I also added some glimmer mist to give it some shimmer which is so pretty!  I just love the vibrant colors and the sparkle on this background!  The sentiment is from MFT's Polka Dot Greetings and this was stamped onto the background using Versamark Ink  and some black sparkling embossing powder by Ranger.   To finish off my card, I added some beautiful Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, some pink jute rope and sequins.

Here are the Supplies Used:
Polka Dot Greetings - My Favorite Things
Spiced Marmalade - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers -Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Picked Raspberries - TIm Holtz Distress Ink
Black Sparkling Embossing Powder - Ranger

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a new Blog Hop and some amazing projects! :)

Hugs,
Marcy

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A fun birthday card using distress inks!


Hello and Happy Saturday all!  It's Marcy here and I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!
Today,  I have a simple but fun card to share with you!

Here it is...


I had actually planned to join last week's MFT sketch challenge but lost track of time and missed the challenge!  But I'm still glad I used the sketch because it definitely sparked some "mojo" in making this card! :)  I used a fun stencil from Studio Calico then went to town with several of my Tim Holtz distress inks spreading them over the mask and creating those beautiful vibrant circles!  The colors I used were Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade.  I love all of the inks but these colors are my fav!  I used my white gel pen to outline the circles which I really thought made them pop more.    I also added some white stitching around the black border and circle.  The sentiment comes from an MFT set called Polka Dot Greetings and I embossed this onto some vellum.    To finish off my card, I added some twine and a few colorful enamel dots.  

Here are the Supplies Used:
Polka Dot Greetings - My Favorite Things
Picked Raspberry - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Spiced Marmalade - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool - Ranger Ink

Be sure to stop by the Loves Rubberstamps store to see all the cool Tim Holtz distress inks in so many colors!  They are so much fun and can be used in so many different ways!!!  Also, be sure to stop by tomorrow for the fun "Sensational Sunday" blog hop!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Marcy

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Father's Day Canvas

Hello, It's Marcy here and today I wanted to share a canvas project I made for a Father's Day present to my dad.

Here it is...


I felt like it had been so long since I had made anything other than cards so I was so excited to take the opportunity to make my dad a canvas project for Father's Day.  I always love making these as special gifts or keepsakes.  This picture was taken in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and my dad is carrying my son, Ethan.  My dad is retired and is Ethan favorite baby sitter! :)   They do spend a lot of time together and I knew he would love this gift!  I kept it pretty simple and a little more masculine.  I did load it up with lots of Prima including the papers which are from the "Seashore" collection.  I also added some of these cool bark butterflies, some wood pieces and a small typo bulb which says "Us".   I also have a metal token from Tim Holtz.  The flowers I added are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.  I did add a touch of mix media by stenciling with some medium sculpting paste mixed in with some distress paints.

Here are the Supplies Used:
Seashore - Prima

Be sure to stop by the Loves Rubberstamps store to see the items used in my project and to check out all of the cool Prima goodies there!  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Marcy



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Water coloring with distress inks


Happy Saturday all!  It's  Marcy here with a super fun card to share...


So if you follow my blog, you'll see that I recently made a card very similar to this using my new Koi watercolor set!  If you want to see that card,  please click here!  There are so many background techniques I'm seeing these days and many of them include water coloring of some sort.  After making my card using my water color set, I wanted to make another one using distress inks with water.  When I tried this technique, the background came out just as pretty with a little bit of a different look! I absolutely love it and it was so much fun to create!  The image I used is the adorable Surfer Ian from The Greeting Farm.  The background looks so much like a sunset at the beach so I thought he would be perfect on this card! :)   I colored cute Ian with my Copic Markers.   For the background, I used a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks and added some water to let the colors blend together.  I then went over it with a paint brush to blend even more.  I wanted to focus on the background and image so I kept the card pretty simple by just adding some random enamel dots.  The sentiment "Smile" comes from the TGF Delicates Word Die Set.

Here are the Supplies Used:
Surfer Ian - The Greeting Farm
Delicates Word Die Set - The Greeting Farm
Picked Raspberry - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Spiced Marmalade - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Mustard Seed - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Broken China - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Pumice Stone - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Black Tuxedo -Memento Ink
Be sure to stop by the Loves Rubberstamps store to see the items used on my card as well as all the beautiful distress inks available.   Dont' forget to come back tomorrow to check out the "Sensational Sunday" blog hop which starts right here!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Marcy