Monday, 1 September 2014

Tattered Lace Blog Challenge Inspiration Holiday/Vacation Theme

Tattered Lace Blog Challenge Inspiration Holiday/Vacation Theme

Well I can't believe that September has come around so quickly, here we are again and it's time for a new Tattered Lace blog challenge.  This months challenge is to create something with holidays/vacations in mind, anything goes as long as you have used a Tattered Lace die on the project.  Go check out the challenge there is a bundle of Tattered Lace Embossing folders this month.

My project was a scrapbook page, I love scrapbooking but don't get much time to do it.  I always pick up souvenirs when we go out walking, we spend most of our holidays in the Lake District, it's our favourite place.  Our holidays are of a much muddier kind than most peoples and we love nothing better than getting up in to the fells and mountains but sometimes the weather thwarts us, this was one of those times.

The photos on the layout are from our holiday last September, it was so windy and wet the mountain rescue teams were warning people to not climb the higher fells so we spent the week exploring the area around Eskdale, the photos where taken by the Stanley Ghyll waterfall.  The walk took us along the banks of the river Esk and although it poured with rain all day, we had a wonderful time.  Because of the rain, the river was in spate and the waterfall was spectacular, we walked deeper and deeper into the gorge towards the waterfall and it felt like we were going back in time, it felt like a lost world.  I wanted to capture the muddiness and the autumnal feel with this page and so used lots of distress ink.

I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft Core using the kraft coloured side for the page and peeled paint for the photo mats, I cut two frames using the TL Bloomsbury frame in pumpkin American crafts card stock and used these to frame the photos.  I distressed the page using some Mr Huey's colour mists in manilla, sunset, warm and dark calico and Tattered Angels creme de chocolat.

I stamped leaves randomly all over the page in vintage photo and gathered twigs.  The letters were cut using the Cricut and the Autumn word was distressed with more colour mists in sunset, Tattered Angels peach and candy apple, then I gave it a coating of distress crackle rock candy and when it had dried I inked it with walnut stain distress ink to darken the cracks. 

The Dragonflies were cut from TL dragonfly die in black card stock, I then inked them with Adirondack alcohol inks in gold and copper.  I tapped the dragonflies with a versamark pad and sprinkled over some blond moments savoury tropical green embossing powder, brushing off some areas so the copper and gold show through.

The oak leaves were picked up on the walk and I dried them out and gave them a coat of glue and seal, when they were dry I brushed over them with a clear wink of stellar pen.  I die cut some leaves from the Lavish Blooms leaves to finish the page off.

Happy Crafting
Anna x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Tattered Lace Germany Launch Samples

A big update today with samples from the Tattered Lace Germany launch, the dies included the lavish blooms collection, the pansy, poppy, iris, lily of the valley and single fushia dies and also the Tattered Lace alpha and numbers.  I loved making the lavish bloom samples but wasn't as happy with the other flower dies.  I knew what I wanted to do but they didn't turn out the way I had envisioned them.  The sentiments are mostly in German so I apologise if I messed anything up.

Simple Poppies

Black Pearl paper
Black Diamond Stickles
Black and gold beads for the centers of the flowers
3 black Sparklers 
Promarkers in Black, cardinal red and lipstick red
Shimmer spray made with a few drops of pearl white craft paint and water in a spritzer bottle

Mulberry Asters

American Crafts Grape Smooth Cardstock
American Crafts Grape Textured Cardstock
American Crafts White Textured Cardstock
Promarkers in Mulberry and Tulip Yellow
Black 0.5 micron pen

Posie of Roses

Tattered Lace Rose Garden Embossing Folder (EF006)
Stardream Lavender Card Stock
White Satin Ribbon
White Iridescent Flat Back Pearls

Rustic Sunflowers

Tattered Lace  Embossing Folder Fretwork Lace (EF005)
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder Ditsy Dots (EF004)
AMerican Crafts Cardstock in Clay and light Kraft
Core'dinations Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Cardstock
Brown Glitter Card
Large antiqued brass brad
Glossy Accents
Promarkers in Sunflower, Tulip yellow, Honeycomb
Stampin' Up Linen Thread
Small buttons

Christmas Rose

Decadry White Pearl Printable paper
Tattered lace Embossing Folder Holly Flourish (EF008)
Gold Mirri Card
Stardream Lawn Green Cardstock
Promarkers in Vanilla, Forest Green and Pear Green
Red Satin Ribbon
Wooden laser cut Sentiment

Peach Peony

Tattered lace Lavish Blooms StamensTattered Lace Embossing Folder Butterfly Garden (EF002)
Centura Pearl Ivory Card Stock
Heavy weight Peach Vellum
White vellum
White Satin Seam Binding
Ivory pearls
Peach Crochet Ribbon
Cream lace
Sparkler for center of bow
Promarkers in Mango, Peach, Soft Peach and Satin to colour the layers of petals

Wedding Lilies

Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms Lily (D285)
Tattered Lace Ivy (D125)
Tattered Lace  Embossing Folder Fretwork Lace (EF005)
Tattered lace Foliage (D181)
Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms Leaves (D286)
Decadry White Pearl Printable paper
Stampin' Up certainly Celery Ink pad to colour the centers of the flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Shaded Lilac
Brown fine tip marker to make the tiny dots in the center of the flowers
Iridescent Pearls
Pearls Diamanté cabochon
White and Lavender Organza ribbon
My Arched Window cut file for the Silhouette which is available on my freebie page here
Indigoblu Harlequin A6 Red Rubber Stamp
Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder
Versamark Embossing Pad

Denim Doilies

Tattered lace Lavish Blooms Aster (D284)
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder Ditsy Dots (EF004)
Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms Leaves (D286)
Tattered lace Embossing Folder Doily (EF001)
Centura Pearl Snow White Card Stock
Stardream Sapphire Cardstock
AC Sky Cardstock
Pearl strings
Large Pearl
Blue paper roses
White Satin Ribbon
Demin Ribbon (Available at The Range)

Number Rainbow

Really had fun with this one, there are two sizes of TL numbers in the rainbow, however I can't find the link for the larger of the mini die set.

The spots were made using sponge daubers and the erasures on the end of a set of pencils I haven't used yet.

I cut two of each colour for the large 6 and layered them up so you could see the rainbow colours from the side, I think it's fun and gives some dimension to the card.

TL Alphabet (D054)
TL Numbers (D126)
TL Mini Numbers (DX05)
Centura Pearl Snow White Card Stock
Scraps of AC Cardstock in Crimson, Pumpkin, Butter, Lavender, Blush, Robins Egg, Cricket and Powder
DCWV Blue Glitter Cardstock
Blue spotty Ribbon
Stampin' Up Ink Pads In Pumpkin, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette
Distress Ink Pads Ink Mowed Lawn, Broken China and Shaded Lilac
Ink Daubers and Pencil Erasures to make the dots  

 With this next set of cards all the flowers were cut from sper smooth paper and coloured with promarkers, I wasn't happy with then but didn't have tome to come up with anything else.

Lily Of The Valley

TL Embossing Folder Fretwork Lace (EF005)
White Satin Ribbon
AC Cardstock in Forest Green, White, Geyser and White
Promarkers in Lime Green, Forest Green and Pear Green


Delicate Fushias

TL Single Fuchsia (D008)
Super Smooth 120gsm paper 
Iridescent Pearls
AC Cardstock in White and Blush
Pink Organza Ribbon
Promarkers in Cocktail Pink, Violet, Lime Green and Pear Green
Card base cut on Silhouette

Iris (D123)
Super Smooth 120gsm paper
TL Embossing Folder Fretwork Lace (EF005)
DCWV Purple Glitter Cardstock
Promarkers in Forest Green, Pear Green, Purple, Amethyst and Indigo Blue
Lavender Organza Ribbon 


TL Pansy (D120)
Super Smooth 120gsm paper 
AC Butter and White Cardstock
Yellow Organza Ribbon
White Pearls
Card base Cut on Silhouette


TL Poppy (D121)
Super Smooth 120gsm paper
TL Chains Embossing Folder
AC Rouge and White Cardstock
Red Organza Ribbon
Diamantés and Sparkler
Promarkers in Forest Green, Pear Green, Lipstick Red and poppy Blue
Card base Cut on Silhouette