Sunday, 17 December 2017

December Mixed Media Tag #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. The tag I am sharing today is also going to be used for Christmas present gifting too and here it is …

Love the bold zingy colours I used on this one
Lots of depth and texture too
All the details
The lovely Rubber Dance skates stamp
You can see some of the shimmer

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB#8 Anything Goes

I got very excited recently when I found what I thought was an old die that the shop must have misplaced. I hadn’t realised until I read Kath’s post on Instagram that Tim Holtz had re-released the Bigz Skates die. The Bigz Skate die is a die that I have wanted for many years. I have kept an eye out on ebay and such put the prices some sellers were asking put it well and truly out of my price range. I can remember seeing one offered for sale for £35 and no way could I pay that! So I have kept an eye out hoping that some crafter would get bored of it and pass it on – with no luck mind! So I was very happy and excited once I knew I purchased one.

In fact I was so excited to use it that I forgot to add laces to the skates on this tag and on another one I am going to share soon lol! I don’t mind that though because I know this is a die that will be used for many years by me because quite simply I love it lol! Funnily enough since purchasing this re-release I have managed to purchase another of Tim’s retired dies that I’m itching to use too lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Rubber Dance Art Stamps: Skates stamp
Tando Creative Sequin Waste stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Bigz Skates die
Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens die set
Whimsy Stamps Snowflake dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; sponge; ink blending tool & foam

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine IP: black
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Essentials; Perfectly Primary
Pebeo acrylics: blue; orage; rose red
Distress Oxide: Cracked Pistachio
DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid: brown; buff
Sakura Sparkle pens: black; clear
Wild Orchid Crafts frosted white berries
Papermania self adhesive dark gems
Tim Holtz frames (really old)
Stickles Glitter Glue: Platinum
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam
Washi tape (for the stencil)


Catherine said...

I love the TH Big Skates die also and I love the way you colored it. So pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a great tag ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Cara said...

Beautiful tag, love the two sets of skates x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful tag Karen, love that Rubber Dance Skate stamp!! Thank you for sharing your creative tag with us over at That's Crafty and good luck in the Tis The Season Blog Challenge.
Winter Wishes Tracey DT

Dotstolines said...

A very different tag creation! Lovely! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Michelle said...

Wow this is a great tag. I like all the bold colors.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Susanne Rose Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Briallian! Thank you for using our stamps on your project. I love how this turned out. Thank you so much for joining the Rubber Dance December Challenge. xx Susanne.

ionabunny said...

Very pretty and I love how you combined the skate stamp and die. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Happy for you that you found that ice skate die again! I didn't notice that you had forgotten the laces until I read your text. They look nice without, too! And very nice together with our skate stamp :-) Thank you for joining our Forever Challenge at Rubber Dance! ♥

Sara Barker said...

Congratulations on scoring that ice skates die! It looks amazing on your snowy tag! And HUGE congratulations on your win at Country View! Have fun shopping! Hugs!