Archives for August 2016

August 2016 (3)
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A Steampunk Floral Infatuation

Flowered Halloween hat (1 of 4)So, I had a long, ugly week at work this week. To add to it, the weather was grey and rainy and dark. A round of hail took out all of my flowers that were just starting to bounce back after the last two previous bad hailstorms. There was snow on the mountain tops and, to top it all off, there are some trees that have started to show a bit of autumn yellowing. <head shake> […]


Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 – Tech Remix (August 2016)

I know it’s only August but I went to October for this tag! The two techniques that are part of the August version of the 12 Tags of 2016 involve Brayered Stains and Frameworks. This month’s tag was inspired by some of the new Tim Holtz Halloween goodies that I ordered and arrived earlier this week. There are some lovely papers in the new paper stash – I love the woodgrain and the orange/black flourish papers. When I started this tag I really wasn’t sure where it was going to go. I started with my crosshatch and then made by background to match what I used for the crosshatch. Of course I then felt like – now what? And, that’s when I noticed it had a bit of a darker feel – reminding me of Halloween. So, that’s the direction I went. And, more hand stitching! I also decided to outline the crosshatch with a Distress Marker to give it a bit more of a defined edge but nothing too thick. I also pulled out the Marker Spritzer to get some small spritzes in there which I think added to the background and gave some additional unintended grunginess to the mirrored crosshatches. […]


It’s a small, small world

Hello! I am incredibly excited but also deeply humbled at being asked to be a guest designer on the Frilly & Funkie blog! If you are arriving to my blog post from the Frilly & Funkie Blog – thank you and welcome! […]