Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tea Time Tim Tag Number Two

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This is my second attempt at a 12 Tags of 2016 December tag. Just as the first tag I was inspired by the patterned teapot. The teapot was cut out free hand and stenciled with Festive Berries stain through the Tim Holtz Poinsettia stencil.

The background is the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Christmas Festive with Mowed Lawn spray stain on a linen background.



The embellishments include a tattered poinsettia with a bell for the stamens, Be Joyful drop shadow embossed in gold, Holiday greens cut from green cardstock stained with mowed lawn and forest moss, Idea-ology Silverware, Happy typed token, and a tiny tea time stamp from Papertrey ink.


I've enjoyed this month's tag largely because I was able to play around with the techniques and actually get the concept. I also like how the tags look. Oh, I cut out the tag the same size as the regular layering stencil so the elements on the teapots were not way out of proportion.

That's it for this month in terms of tags. I wonder what new things will be coming in January. It's always interesting to find out.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Evolution of the Tim Tag 12.16

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas Gift Box - Monday Challenge

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I've moved this blog post to my new blog if you want to read about this cute little house with a gift box base.







































Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Little Cabin in the Woods

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas 2016 Little Houses

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I've moved this blog post to my new blog. You can find all the information on these little Christmas houses on the Paper Glitter Glue blog.



The next house is modified from the Tim Holtz Village Bungalow with a gable added to the front. I used 3 different Tim Holtz dies for this house (this is important to know to enter a specific online craft challenge) - the Village Bungalow, the Village Dwelling roof and the windows from the Village Manor. I was bolder about my colors in this house than I usually am. I used 3 shades of blue as well - Martha Stewart Sea Lavender and Greek Tile as well as an acrylic Phthalocyanine blue. The little doggie is the same one from Hagen Renaker. This is for my friend, Kelli, who also loves dogs.











I will enter these houses in the Simon Says stamp challenges. Both houses will be entered in the Wednesday Simon Says: Christmas To Die For challenge.

The second house made of 3 different Tim Holtz dies and 3 different blue paints will be entered in the   Monday Simon Says: Trio-tastic challenge.

I am so glad to be home making things again. So many ideas, so little time. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Haunted Houses for Halloween 2016

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These are some of the Halloween houses I made in Fall 2016 to sell for the Halloween Houses for Habitat fundraiser. I have moved this blog post to my new blog here. You can find all of the content, plus a few more photos on the new blog. Thank you for stopping by.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Possessed? No Re-Possessed - The Haunted Manor #2

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I've moved this blogpost to my new (and much improved) blog here. You will find all the content at paperglitterglue.com. As I've said before, I am leaving this blog here for now because people sometimes follow links or Pinterest pins to here and I just feel bad if they find it blank. So for now I am leaving it as a place holder. I've got a lot of great Halloween houses on the new blog. Check it out.

Thank you. Lucy
















Ya'll take care.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Rook's Book - Creative Carte Blanche Challenge

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You know I love to make books, even if they are kind of wonky. This book is definitely a little wonky, but still pretty fun to make and the inside looks cool even if the outside looks funny.


Here are some photos of previous books I've made:

This book actually opens and closes pretty well, but it probably took me a week to get it to work.
Same book as above. 
This book is glued shut. That was easy.
Another book base that does not open. This is one of my favorites.
This book doesn't open either, but there is a light in the back which allows the owls eyes to light up. 
So I just got a new phone for my bike trip and of course I had to buy a sturdy phone protector. Well, wouldn't you know it, the box the phone protector came in looked like a book to me.




I had been planning to make a diorama or something with one of the new Tim Holtz stamps - the Manor stamp which is so beautiful and detailed, so I decided to make a book instead. The challenge with making a book is making it so that it opens. I can do it, but that's where the wonkiness is most apparent. You will witness that in just a moment. I also wanted to make something for the Creative Carte Blanche challenge this month which is "Sun, Moon, and/or Stars". I've done a couple of challenges that involved celestial bodies so all I did was submit my most recent halloween house with a moon stuck in the back. This time I wanted to make something where the moon (the celestial body in this case) was a more integral part of the design.

Here it is - I'm calling this project the Rook's Book because Spellbinders called this embossing folder - The Noble Rook. A Rook is a sociable bird in the crow family that has grayish-white face which is supposedly easily distinguished from a crow though I find that hard to believe.

Cover in open position- that's because it really doesn't want to close.
Inside of the Rook's Book
Close-up of the Rook's Book
I recently took the Tim Holtz' Summer of Creative Chemistry classes and decided to use some of the techniques I learned about - sort of. Mostly I embraced his major point which is experiment with your materials. As a result the background used Distress Crayons, inks, stains, sprays, paints - a little of everything. 

I stained and embossed the house almost exactly as Kim Mathura described in her tutorial because I think the way she did the Manor looks so incredible.

I cut out 4 layers of the gate, glued them together and then glued them in front of the house. The gate is also highlighted with a black shimmer wax so it would stick out a little better. I used a bat suspended on a string for a little movement in the sky.

The inner cover is new Tim Holtz stamp what makes a lovely background to the owl stamp. It looks like old wallpaper to me. I will be using that stamp over and over.


Well, that's it for now. I hope to post some details on making some of the Haunted Holtzville houses in a day or two.

Have fun and be safe with the scissors.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Welcome to the Halloween Village Dwellings for Haunted Holtzville

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You can find the specific information on this blog post here. I've left my withglueandglitter.blogspot.com blog up because I know people sometimes follow a link. I just want you to know where you can find the information now and it's at the paperglitterglue.com blog. I've got lots of new projects that I think you might like.










Monday, August 22, 2016

Haunted Manor for the Holtzville village - a work in progress

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I've moved this post to the new blog - paperglitterglue.com at this link. I continue to leave some of the photos here in case you stumble upon this blog from Pinterest or Google so you will know where to find this content. Thank you for stopping by and I do hope that you will see some of the cool stuff I am making now and find something that helps further your creative projects.

As always, I continue to make lots of little Halloween houses and other paper crafts.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tim Holtz Village Dwelling - Tips on making these little houses

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Old Little Cardboard Houses

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I posted these houses to motivate myself and just to document the wide range of possibilities making cardboard houses. I hope you will enjoy making one (or several) someday.

Little Skeleton Halloween House #cardboardhouse #putzhouse #glitterhouse
Pin the Little Skeleton House to your favorite pinterest board. 


How to make the Black Hat inn Halloween house #halloweenhouse #putzhouse #littlecardboardhouse #halloweenvillage
You can find the post on how to make the Black Hat Inn here on the paperglitterglue.com blog.