Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quick Peek of my Halloween Tag

Just wanted to share a peek of a tag I did for the Rick St Dennis Facebook group challenge.

I have more details on my darker blog, TangledBlackRose. This was a fun project and my first play with some new DecoArt supplies from the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program.

Hope you have time to see!

Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 2015~Tim Tag~Vintage & Burlap Moments

Happy Tuesday!

Another month I managed to get my Tim Tag done before the last moment, yay!

You can see his wonderful how-to HERE for the 12 Tags of 2015.

I feel very lucky and happy with this month's tag, I managed to get some of the same supplies :) The rest was improvised and the most fun!

Such fun and really like how the burlap panel came out! Below are more close ups for my "Vintage Moments".  Click each to make them a bit bigger!

I made use of the Gothic stencil with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink on top. I love the green, so fun for Summer! For the 'photo' I cut one out from my Tim paper pad.

The awesome butterfly and measure and Camping Store ephemera were in some Happy Mail I recently received, thank you Vicky :) As soon as I saw the pieces, I knew I would use them onmy Tim Tag :)

The flower is the mini Poinsettia sprayed with Distress Spray, Antiqued Bronze for a bit of shine.

Hoping you have a fabulous day and enjoy each moment!



Friday, May 22, 2015

Challenge #79 Left of Center~Black & White +1~Lacy Sunshine

Happy Friday!

So are you ready for the weekend?? I hope you week has been wonderful!

Today starts the newest challenge at Left of Center Creative Challenges. The theme this week is really fun, Black and White +1! Have fun with this theme, as always at LOC if it does not set your creative spirit on fire, just go Left of Center and be dark, gothic or creepy. Give it a try anyways, it is all fun!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine. I was given this wonderful digital stamp, "Lucille" to play with for this challenge. You can see her HERE at the Lacy Sunshine shop :) The shop is stocked full with wonderful images and has a great variety!

I love making tags and this one was no exception! Lucille is colored using Sharpie markers on Bright White paper by Neenah.  The background is made using Distress Ink and acrylic paint, swished swirled and stamped.

The butterfly diecut is by Tonic Studios. The diecuts at the base and top are Spellbinders. The sentiment is stamped and embossed. The sentiment stamp is by Visible Image.

I had tons of fun with this tag and wonderful image! I really hope you have some time to play along this week, too! Join us at Left of Center Creative Challenges!

See you soon!


I am also supporting and sharing with the Smudgy Antics Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes

Monday, May 18, 2015

Merry Monday and Happy News Part II!


I hope you had a fabulous weekend! The weekend just went way too fast!  I think every weekend needs to be a long weekend, what do you think?

A couple of weeks ago there was a Design Team Call for a UK based stamp company, Visible Image. I adore the fabulous line of amazingly detailed stamps. Over the Holidays I was fortunate enough to win two stamps and fell in love with them. So long story longer :) I applied and truly did not think I had a chance!

A couple of days ago I got the happy happy news I made it and I am so excited and honored! All new DT have a one month trial period, so I am hoping to do my best to succeed! I really appreciate all my bloggy friends support and encouragement on each of my projects, it means the world to me! Hugs!!

You probably recognize this from my May Inspiration piece for the Tic Tac Toe Mixed Media Mojo Challenge. It uses the Visible Image stamps, Leave Your Fears and Behind Every Mask
You can see more on this page of my blog HERE

And this is the amazing Visible Image DT:

~ kim -Me :)

Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for coming by!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Just wanted to share......

Happy Friday!

Just wanted to share some happy news!

I am so excited and proud and honored to have been selected to join the New STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team!!! I am sooooo happy, thank you Shery!!

Visit the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog, HERE.  Stay tuned there are some really exciting things happening really soon!

Thanks for coming by today and have a super weekend!



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mid Month Inspiration~Tic Tac Toe Mixed Media Mojo

Happy Wednesday!

Wonderful you stopped by today. I have a mid-month reminder for your for the current challenge at Mixed Media Mojo. Our theme for May is Tic Tac Toe, the optional twist is fill the whole board!

Here is the game board just in case you need a reminder :)

For this canvas, I managed three in a row, two ways! I have Tape, Chipboard and Stamp. And across, Gesso, Stencil and Chipboard. 

Please click each image to see them a bit bigger :)

The substrate is cardboard, coated with gesso. I layered it up with some texture paste applied through stencils, Tim Holtz Harlequin and some circles. Once dry I sprayed some Dylusions then spritzed with some water to make it run.

I made the flowers with layers of deli wrap paper that I had stamped and stenciled. I used my Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die to cut them.

To keep them bouncy like flowers are in the wind, I attached them with 18g wire. I looped it through the holes in the brown drywall tape.  The tape was colored and textured with textured paste and crackle medium. I added color on top using alcohol inks.

 I had fun playing with circles. I used a Sharpie to draw a bunch of circles then cut them out. I had fun stamping all over them then painted with Distress Ink. I love bubbles and circles :)

Thanks for reading this far! I hope you have time to join us for a game of Tic Tac Toe this month! Link up your make HERE

Can't wait to see what you make!



I am also linking up with and supporting these fabulous challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit: May Anything Goes

Altered Eclectics: May Anything Goes

Frilly and Funkie: Snap Crackle Crackle

Inspiration Journal: May Pasted

Friday, May 8, 2015

#77 Left of Center Creative Challenges~That Craft Place~ New Theme, "Bling"


Hope your week has been fabulous!

Today starts the newest challenge at Left of Center Creative Challenges! Our wonderful sponsor is That Craft Place, you can see their cool Etsy shop, HERE. The theme this week is "Bling"

As always at LOC if the theme does not stir your muse, you are most welcome to make anything that goes Left of Center...dark or anything :)

My "Freaky Girl" is made with a digital stamp by Smeared Ink, Freaky Girl set, called Kristy.

I colored her with sharpies and then scanned her into my PC and had a digital play :) The background elements are mainly from a kit called Hotel Hell by Marta van Eck at Mischief Circus. I use Photoshop Elements to play :)

I hope have time to join us this week, we can't wait to see what you make! Link up with us HERE



I am sharing and linking this with Smudgy Antics, May Challenge: Anything Goes

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mischief Circus~Digital Canvas Playtime!

Happy Sunday!

Hope your weekend has been awesome! Here is seems to have passed much too quickly as always!

I just wanted to share some digital pictures I made. There is a 5th Year Birthday celebration going on at Mischief Circus with lots of fun challenges to play along with.

Make your "Selfie Challenge".  I used the free 2CHMD Selfie kit and some elements by Marta van Eck, Midnight Reverie kit.

I am determined.

"Green Thumb Challenge" I used the Green Thumb by Tumble Fish Studio and elements by Xquizart in the "Blooming" kit.

No need to water if everything is black and dead...

"Use the Quote" Challenge. I used the quote art by Marta van Eck and elements from the "Blooming" kit.

Love and Light. Necessary.

Happy Sunday!



Friday, May 1, 2015

Mixed Media Mojo~May 1st New Challenge~Tic Tac Toe

Happy May!

Today brings the start of a brand new challenge at Mixed Media Mojo! This should be a fun and challenging one, I think!

For your play we offer a Tic Tac Toe Board! You challenge is to make 3 in a row, the Twist is to do it all! I hope you visit the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge Blog to see what the DT has come up with, so many amazing projects!

Please click the photos to see each one bigger, thanks!

I made a canvas, it is 5 inches by 7 inches. I chose to go three in a row, with Glitter, Stencil and Alcohol Ink.

I used the Tim Holtz Rays and Dot Fade stencils on top of the alcohol ink background. The alcohol ink is from Sharpie markers. I scribbled on the gesso covered canvas and poured rubbing alcohol over the ink to make the streaks.

I used two stamps by Visible Image for the magnificent bird and sentiment. I am so happy and grateful to have won them from Visible Image during some Facebook giveaways :)

I used Ranger Super Fine in white to emboss the awesome bird, then applied Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for the blue. The glittery cascade I used Sticky Embossing Powder and foil.

So will you join us with three in a row or will you go for it and fill the whole board? can't wait to see what you do! Link up with us HERE. You can combine our challenge with up to 6 others, so have fun!

If you want to express your darker side, I have a new challenge blog just for you, come explore and try something new..I promise we don't bite :) Come see me at the Dream in Darkness Dark Challenge Blog. More of my darker works are at my dark twin blog, Tangled Black Rose



I am also linking this to Rhedd's Creative Spirit, this is a fantastic altered art mixed media challenge, May:Anything Goes