All posts for the month June, 2012

Twelve Tags of 2012…. June

Published June 28, 2012 by isisimaginings

Goodness, I’m cutting it fine.  This month’s tag is all about photo tinting with distress inks  To see Lord Tim’s tag & the tinting technique, go HERE.  When I saw his tag, I knew immediately what photo I wanted to use.  Firstly however, the printer ink ran out & I kept forgetting to buy a new cartridge.  Then, I couldn’t find the photo paper.  So, it’s only this week that I got new supplies & got myself organised.

My photo was quite large, so I’ve trimmed it down, but it still covers most of the background, which you can see below.  I was quite pleased with how the background turned out.  It’s Tim’s marbling technique & I haven’t had much success with in the past, but this time, it’s not too bad.

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I love the different textures on this tag.  From the silk flower to the book paper & washi tape, to the film strip & all the metal, there’s lots of touchability going on.

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I used the following Distress Stains: Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade & Picket Fence.

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And this little cutie is ME, at ten weeks old.  ‘9’ is my birthdate & the ‘1’ on the tab indicates that I was my parents’ first child.  You can see the tinting a little more clearly here.  I also coloured the blanket I’m sitting on, but that’s now covered by the message.  I didn’t know where else to colour & as I have a tendency to go OTT, I decided to stop while I was ahead.

Can you see the butterfly underneath the filmstrip?  I stamped it in Black Soot DI & left it on for a fraction too long, because it pulled away some of the photo, leaving the white paper visible.  I like the effect, but I’m glad I wasn’t using a large stamp, otherwise I would have to start again.

That’s it for today, what do you think?  Until next time,

Love & light

The Jewel Thief & Klimt

Published June 19, 2012 by isisimaginings

Hello blog visitors, I didn’t realise it’s been a while since I posted.  Here are my two tags for May in the Chocolate Baroque alphabet tag swap, J & K.

J is for ‘Jewel Thief.  I kept this very simple & used only the Spring distress inks, with layers of stamping.


K is for ‘Klimt-esque’.  I covered a chipboard tag with Viva’s Terra paste & stamped into it with one of CB’s Texture Fragments stamps.  When the Terra was dry, I painted it with Inka Gold paints, then used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add white dots.


I stamped the Texture Fragments window onto acetate with black Archival ink, attached it to the chipboard with a piece of ribbon & added the gems to the corners.


That’s it, two simple tags this month.  Thanks for looking.

Love & light

Layers Upon Layers

Published June 8, 2012 by isisimaginings

Happy Friday, blog visitors, hope you’ve had a good week.

Today’s project began when I needed to make a thank you card with a seaside theme.  By the way, I did not realise the photographs were so terrible, don’t know what I did.  It doesn’t help that the project was so dark.

Take one: Watercolour paper coloured with distress inks & stamped with Crafty Individuals & Creative Expressions stamps.  Did not like.  Too dark & the scallop shell stamps in the centre were a big mistake.


Take two:  Started adding paint through assorted stencils.  Still not liking.


Take three:  More paint, then Perfect Pearl mists.  Then splatted assorted distress stains.  Thinking it has possibilities.


Take four:  Stamped the starfish stamp with Versacolor trio ink – gold, silver, copper.


Take five:  Cut a section using a Spellbinders ‘Fleur de Lys’ die, mounted it onto Kraft card, then onto white cardstock.


Not too bad in the end.  It had a lovely shimmer, which can’t be seen here.  I sent it to my friend, Jen & I might ask her to see if she can take a better photo.

Thanks for looking, have a nice weekend.

Love & light

Jubilation Felicitations

Published June 5, 2012 by isisimaginings

Evening all, how goes it with you?  It’s the end of an extra long bank holiday weekend here in the UK – the Brits have been celebrating the Queen’s 60 years on the throne in fine style, with enormous pomp & pageantry, which they do brilliantly.

I wasn’t celebrating, but I needed to make a birthday card & as I had some freebie Papermania papers, I thought why not go for red, white & blue?


I stamped the Tim Holtz dress form & button stamps on it with Coffee Archival ink – second & third generation stamping, so that the images would be quite faint.  Then I blended Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap distress inks over the top.


The chipboard dress form is from Craftwork Cards.  I stamped the swirl with Versamark, then heat set white embossing powder on top, before colouring it with distress inks – Walnut Stain, Tea Dye & Gathered Twigs.  I put Frayed Burlap & Walnut Stain distress stickles on top.


I cut the rosette from another piece of the Papermania paper using a Tim Holtz die, added the Idea-ology gear, Ranger Beadazzles & the hat pins.  The hinges are a PaperArtsy die.  I covered a scrap piece of Kraft card with washi tape, (LOVE washi tape), then cut two hinges.


I attached everything to a 20x20cm, scalloped edge, white card, which I edged with Antique Linen DI & that’s it.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking, until next time,

Love & light.