Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan14 Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014

I know I am late posting this. I wanted to continue into 2014 the tradition of making Tim Holtz monthly tags.

Here is my version of the tag for January. I liked this tag for the different layers and styles used.

Hope you like and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Raylene's birthday canvas

I wanted to share a project that I completed for my nieces birthday. I tried out a new technique my friend michael showed me.

Here are pics of my project in process.

I hope you like and my niece loved it.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Beth's Canvas project Dec13

 Good morning,  I wanted to share this canvas that I made for a friend at work.  Her mother passed away in 2013 and I offered to make her a canvas to have in her memory.

I asked Beth to provide me with pictures and some information on her mother.  I asked her what was your mom's favorite color, did she like flowers and I then took this and created the following canvas.

In this project I used many elements and wanted to make a piece that Beth could have as a reminder of her mother.  Our greatest gift in the world is our mother. Mothers are individuals in our lives that are our best friend, care giver and support.

I hope you like this project.  I enjoyed making this and have done several canvas projects for friends now to honor a lost pet, father, friend and mother. 



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Christmas Card

  I wanted to share another Christmas card I made. This card was made for someone very special in my life and that I treasure very deeply.

  Each year I make a one of a kind "TMCreative" card for them to have.

  I hope everyone had a very blessed Christmas and a good start so far into 2014.



Tim Holtz - Dec month - 12 tags of 2013

 I know this is late on me posting in my blog.  But I wanted to share my version of Tim Holtz - December tag for the 12 tags of 2013.

I am looking forward to continuing on with these tags in 2014.  This is really a great outlet that Tim provides us to tap even further into our artistic capabilities.   I will say that he always gets me to push the envelope and further expand my skill as an artist.

I enjoy making these tags and cant wait to get started on the January 2014 tag.  He posted this today and for once I don't have to buy something to make the tag.  I have everything needed to make the Jan 2014 tag.

I will be working on Jan 2014 tag in the coming week and posting my project.

Thanks for stopping bye and have a great day!


2014 Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable 2013 and a good start to 2014. 

When I sit and reflect on 2013 one of my proudest moments is my craft space transformation. Below I have a pic of before and after. I love my new studio that I have to craft in.
                                                                    OLD SPACE


 I will be featured in CPS Studios magazine in the newsstand issue that will be out mid February (2/14/14).

I can't wait to share my space, my article and a little bit more about myself as an artists.   In 2014 I hope to be afforded the opportunity to be a guest designer with several companies.   An my goal would be on a design team.

I will be focusing more in 2014 on my social media, building out my artistic talent and further exposing myself to elements in craft I have not yet tapped.

Have happy new year everyone.

Tami Ferguson canvas project-Dec13

Hello all,  I am back but yet again to share another canvas project I made for my other sister for Christmas in 2013.   Here is the canvas I made for my sister.

For this canvas I utilized many elements, textures and embellishments.  

Supply list:
- 1 Artist's Loft 8inX10in canvas
- 2 collage sheets of fabric
- Tim Holtz distress paint - scattered straw, mustard seed and walnut stain
- Tim Holtz idea-ology - Ruler Ribbon
- Inkessentials foil tape sheets
- Tim Holtz -Sizzix Alterations die - Love Struck - # 657484
- Tim Holtz - distress ink - gathered twig and old paper
- Tim Holtz idea-ology buckle embellishment
- grunge board
- antique ruler
- other embellishments paper and stamps

For this project I first took the canvas and used the distress paints and developed a background that would blend well with the collage fabric sheets.   Once the background as fully dry I then used matte medium to attach the collage fabric sheets to the canvas.

I then let that fully dry (you can use a heating tool to speed the process up) and then I wanted to seal the background.  So I sprayed the canvas with Matte Finish spray made by krylon.

I then took the heart I cut out and covered it with foil tape.  I used then the embossing folder Riveted Metal to give the heart dimension/texture.  I used aged mahogany distress stain and used sand paper as well to give it a textured look.   I attached wings from the idea-ology tim holtz embellishments onto the canvas.  I also used a Tim Holtz stamp on a transparency in this piece.

I then put this all together and added my sisters name to the piece to further personalize it.

I hope you enjoyed this canvas I made and thanks for stopping by my blog.



Carlene Xmas canvas project-Dec13

I wanted to share the canvas project I made as a gift for Christmas for my sister Carlene Fagg.

I loved this project I made. It incorporated many elements. I completed this canvas by using Authentique paper.   The paper came from their Collection: Be (you)tiful "Integrate" & "Persevere" paper.  My friend Michael Farrell really turned me onto this paper when seeing him create several cards with this collection. 

I love the Authentique brand and the bee design really gave me a creative thought to making this project for my sister.

Items used in this project were:
- 1 sheet 12x12 Authentique Paper "Integrate" Paper Item #BEY006
- 1 sheet 12x12 Authentique Paper "Persevere" Paper Item #BEY003
- 1 sheet 8.5in by 11in Bazzill grey cardstock
- 1 Artist's Loft 8inX10in canvas
- 1 Ranger 6.25 in x 3.25 in #8 manila tag
- Tim Holtz - Stampersanonymous stencil - HONEYCOMB THS005
- Tim Holtz - Stampersanonymous stencil - MEASURED THS012
- 1 Tim Holtz idea-ology Journaling ticket
- The bee stamp from Tim Holtz-stampersanonymous ODDITIES CMS083 set
- One of the stamps from Tim Holtz-stampersanonymous STUFFTOSAY CMS110 set
- I also incorpated some brads, embellishments, stains, etc

I first took the canvas and used old paper stain to age the canvas.  I then took the grey card stock from bazzil and attached to canvas after dirtying up the sides by distressing.  Once I had that completed and attached with adhesive to the canvas I then used the Authentique paper to layer in the back ground. 

I incorporated a tag into the canvas to keep to the overall theme. In making the tag I used the Embossing with Stencils technique I learned in Tim's creative chemistry 2 class.

I then just finished assembly and marring my work to give the finished project a distressed/vintage feel.

Thanks for stopping by my blog but wanted to share this canvas project I made.  It was a lot of fun and one I almost couldn't part with.  I find many times when you put your heart and soul into a project when it is completed you don't want to part with it.   But I always realize that means I made this with great love and attention to detail.   I am so glad my sister loved this piece I made for her and the best part was seeing her smile when she opened the gift at Christmas.



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