Saturday, March 29, 2014

March Dad's b-day canvas and card

This year my Dad's birthday I wanted to make him his own canvas and a card that he would love.

My father as a kid loved old cars and I remember him speaking of Route 66.

So the card I made I took the theme of vintage with a mixed media flare. Here is a picture below:

His canvas I made I tried to achieve a masculine distress vintage style. When making the canvas I uses tim holtz distress paints and stains to develop the background. I wanted to archive a shuttle pop of color that would show through in the canvas and remain masculine.

Here is the canvas and I love how it turned out.



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March Artist Choice Tag swap

I am in a craft group called Createexchange and I serve as one of the admins for the group.   March 2014 was a swap that I was to manage and come up with a theme.   I decided for this months swap to make it the artist choice when making the tag.

My thought was so that it gives each individual the capability to create a tag that defines them as an artisit or show what they love.   Here is the tag I made and I had Kaz who provided me inspirtation when making this tag.   Kaz is a designer for Tim Holtz and I love all her design work.  

I wanted to tie in some new released items of Tim Holtz into my tag as I am a HUGE fan of Tim Holtz.   I probably own part stock in his company with the stash i have in my art studio on his products - LOL

In this tag I wanted to incorporate a vintage charm with elements of wood, sewing and distress.

Here is the tag and I am so glad that may partner loved the tag I made.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  If you have any questions on this project or what items I used let me know.


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March Breanna B-day canvas

My niece Breanna had a birthday on March 27th.  I asked her would she prefer that I make her a canvas or buy her clothes.  An her response was that she would prefer a handmade project of mine.

So I wanted to make her something that really had a vintage feel and tie in an element of using the sewing machine with various stitches.

Breanna is big on family and I love her so dearly so below is a picture of the canvas I made her.

I used authentique paper and many other elements to create this piece.

I hope you like.


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Anniversary card 15 years

Happy Saturday all...

It has been awhile since I have blogged. It is crazy how work and life get in the way of having fun.  Well I most recently shared my 15 year anniversary with my partner and am so grateful to have him in my life.

I wanted to make a anniversary card that really was vintage but had some form of steampunk look and feel.   Here is a picture of the card I made for our anniversary.  

I hope you enjoy this card and thanks for stopping by my blog.


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Friday, March 14, 2014

April Tom's B-day card

Good afternoon, I wanted to share the card I made for my partner Tom. I wanted to make a very special tag for him that incorporated the stitching from the sewing machine.

I have really started using the sewing machine in my projects to add that next dimension and affect to my projects.

In this card I took random pieces of patterned paper and stitched the paper together. I then took some ribbon the has a ruler print and stitched that over the paper.

I then finished it off with a few embellishments and word blocks.

I hope you like and thanks for stopping by my blog.


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St Patricks day card

I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to share the St Patricks day card I made this year.

I always find it very hard to find things to design for this holiday. So I cut my list down to a smaller number when making for this holiday.

This year I chose to go with a more simplistic card design but have the St Patricks theme.

I hope you enjoy the card I made and thanks for stopping by my blog.

TMCreative- Trent

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tim Holtz - March 12 tags of 2014

The March tag for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 is to be a way to kick off spring.

This months tag was a challenge for me on technique. However, the step by step instructions he provides is a great guide to learning how to make this tag.

Each month I begin to make his tag of the month I first start by gathering up all my supplies... (As seen below)

I then start by reviewing the instructions and start then by beginning my tag.

Here is my tag (number three attempt) but I tried. I plan to come back and try to master this at another date in the future.

I hope you have a chance to make this great Tim Holtz tag and kick-off spring.



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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Birthday Card for Jene

  I have a good friend at work and I always like to make cards and give to others to see them smile. 

Here is the card I made for a good friend at work.

Butterfly canvas project - Feb14

  Good evening, I wanted to share a canvas that I made for Chris Buttanda.  I most recently met Chris and he told me he likes butterflies.  So I decided to make him a canvas that showcased butterflies and incorporated my style of distress vintage.

  I really liked how this canvas turned out as I incorporated many elements.  I used a mixture of items, dies, textures, embellishments from my Tim Holtz stash.

I hope you like - TMCreative-Trent