Tuesday, April 10, 2012

About 10 yrs ago I got my first die cut machine from my mom and dad for Mother's day.  It was a Sizzix Sidekick (which I have now handed down to my niece Meg) and it was fun to die cut all sorts of shapes from my cardstock stash.   Well years later,  I hardly ever touch these dies and have moved on to more sophisticated cutting tools (Silhouette SD) which can cut all sorts of shapes, sizes, fonts and several thicknesses of papers.

All this to say,  one of my fellow Club Scrappers presented us with a challenge on the Coffeehouse forum. Use an old unloved die to create some art with our Club Scrap papers and other supplies.   So I pulled out an old decorative strip die and made this fun card.   I inked a white piece of paper to create the sunset sky and voila!   Paradise!

Distress inks by Ranger - Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, and Broken China
Paper - black and white cardstock, Club Scrap green from Blossom kit, brown from Sparkle Kit and yellow from Solstice Kit.
Black India ink and quote stamp are both Club Scrap.

What die cut dies do you wish you could dig out and try again?

I have some flowers and other fun shapes that need some love.

I love getting your comments and thoughts when you stop by, thanks :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blended Spritz and Flick Pizza Box Tower

Hi all,   just wanted to share a Club Scrap Pizza Box Tower I created based on directions from the February Full Circle Kit's Scrap Rap!

We were also given another challenge from Nancy at the Squirrely Art Blog to use one of my most favorite Tim Holtz techniques from his online class called Creative Chemistry 101.

Here is what I did with 6 pizza boxes (my Club Scrap kit ships in one of these every month) and some fancy collages that were made as part of a swap by some of my Club Scrap member friends!

I created the top 12x12 collage from scratch using a variety of Club Scrap Un Mounted Rubber stamp sets including Centennial Casual, Vogue, Raku, Papillon, Pure and Simple, and Great Outdoors to name just a few.

I also used TH Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Aged Mahogany, Ripe Persimmon, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Pine Needles, Broken China, and Fired Brick.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Club Scrap Challenges card with a little Tim Holtz thrown in!

Playing with a couple of fun challenges over at the Club Scrap Coffeehouse!

Hetty's Tie Dye technique using Distress Inks in Broken China, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.

Jen's Sketch Challenge for April using this sketch.

Stamps used from Club Scrap Be Still and Versailles