Saturday, October 10, 2020

Watercolor Snarky Cats

I'm working on Christmas Cards.  Just got my Simon Says Stamp "Stamptember" Snarky Christmas Cats.  They are so cute!  

Stamptember Snarky Cats

Stamptember Snarky Cats

Are you working on Christmas Cards or still working on Halloween and Fall Cards?

Happy Crafting!


Friday, August 14, 2020

Junk Journaling

 Sorry I haven't posted for a while.  It's easier for me to post on Instagram so I post there a lot.  This time I wanted to share the Junk Journal I am starting.  I found this beautiful Astronomy paper on Etsy by LianaScrap.  It really called to me.  So here is the inside book cover and the first page of my junkjournal.

I used an old book and just ripped out some pages to give room for all the junk I am going to put in it.  I think it will be perfect for some bible journaling because of the Celestial theme.  

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, July 16, 2020

Some of My latest work

Still having fun playing with Tim Holtz products and following his demos.  You can see my latest on Instagram.
CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Image Tim Holtz

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Images Tim Holtz

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Image Tim Holtz

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Images Tim Holtz

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Images Tim Holtz

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Stencil Tim Holtz

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Images Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Sizzix Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Inks

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Sizzix Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Ink

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Images Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Ink
Hope you all are continuing to create!  For more, follow me on Instagram.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

More Instagram Tim Holtz Demo

I have been posting on Instagram and Facebook but keep forgetting to post on my blog.  Here is what I have been up to the last few weeks following Tim Holtz on his Facebook Lives. 

This technique is called Stamp and Smudge.  Made a pretty Easter Card for my Mom.

This technique is called Eroded Metal.  Love how this one turned out.

This technique used a resist over the watercolor with microglaze.  

This is a Remanent Rub resist.  I said the happy on the rub reminded me of my dog Max.  So I added one of the cute dogs and his ball.  Max plays ball all day.  

Tim Holtz asked us to post our work (finished or unfinised) on Instagram with the hashtags #timholtz and #timholtzdemo.  He was handing out prizes randomly for people who did.  Much to my surprise I was picked for one of the prize packages (see below).  

I can't wait to ink up that Professor 2 Stamp set and play with the new stencil.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 6, 2020

More Tim Holtz

Watched the Tim Holtz live feed again on Saturday and continued to play.  I used Some collage paper that had never been opened, Vintage Collage medium, paper dolls and other ephemera layers and Distress Crayons.  Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text for the sentiment. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Tim Holtz Paper dolls and Layers.

What's inspiring you today?  I know many of us have a great crafty stash to dig into. 

Happy Crafting

Monday, March 30, 2020

Tim Holtz Challenges

After watching three of Tim Holtz's Facebook lives I really dug into my stash and started playing with some stuff.  First up Distress Crayons!

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Distress Crayons Tim Holtz Rubons

I found these rub-ons in my stash and added them to the Distress Crayons background.  

Then I played with my new Distress Embossing Glazes.  I did a take off of a Jeniffer McGuire YouTube video on Distress Embossing Glazes Here.  

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Distress Oxides Distress Embossing Glazes.

Tim's Facebook Live videos are a lot of inspiration.  You can also watch them on his website.  
What will you create?

Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Mobile Office Project

I was looking for a present for the ladies in my weekly Bible Study group.  I had made on of these cute Mobile Office's for my purse on the 2018 Club Scrap Retreat.  I checked with Club Scrap and they still had some of these Mobile Offices in the store.  I ordered them and they were so easy to put together with the directions they sent.  For the record I don't receive any compensation from Club Scrap, I just love their products.  I use my Botanical Stamps (retired) and paper to decorate them. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Mobile Office Project and Botanical stamps.
I love the little pen that keeps the Mobile Office close.  So cute!  The notebook is hand stitched and there is a unique way to add paper to the notepad.  What projects are you working on with your #socialdistancing ?  

Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Repurposing Goofs

Sometimes I goof on something I am making and just can't bear to throw it out.  That's what happened the other day when I was making ATCs for a swap.  Somehow I read my cutter wrong and cut the paper to 3 1/4 instead of 3 1/2 inch long!  I didn't realize it until after I had the ATCs made.  So I had to redo them to the correct size.  I saved the goofed up ones and tore them up a little trying to get another piece off of them to reuse on the correct size ATCs.  So I just continued to tear them all around the edges and they made a nice piece for a card. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce, Club Scrap Turquoise stamps and paper

What do you do with your goofs?  Do you find a way to re-use them or throw them out?  

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Using up ATCs

I made a bunch of these ATCs for the Club Scrap Forest Floor ATC swap. (August 2019).  The ones I didn't send off for the swap sat around until yesterday.  I decided to make them in Thank You cards.  I had used the Tim Holtz Label Frames and then stamped the Club Scrap Forest Floor Mushroom Stamps separately and fussy cut them to mount on the Label Frames.  They were colored with Distress Markers.  I purchased the font (Moon-Firefly) from Creative Market to make my Thank You sentiments. 

CraftyColonel Donna Nuce using Club Scrap Forest Floor Stamps and Tim Holtz Label Frames.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Two Alcohol Ink Techniques

I have been playing with Ranger Alcohol Inks after watching Tim Holtz at Creativation 2020 doing some techniques with them.  I watched some You Tube videos also and learned some new things.  This is my first attempt.

Ranger Alcohol Ink on Translucent Yupo.  Doodled with Sharpie Fine Points. By CraftyColonel Donna Nuce
I started by trying to do a rainbow using a protractor and felt (Jennifer McGuire technique).  I used the pearl Alcohol inks (Intrigue, Tranquil, Sublime, Alchemy, Splendor, Enchantment and Deception in that order).  On the translucent Yupo I thought the colors were too washed out.  So I started dripping Dandelion, Coral, Pistacio and Silver Mixative on top of the rainbow.  Then I saw on a You Tube video that you can use Sharpie Fine Points to doodle on the Alcohol ink.  So I doodled some flowers and use my Alcohol pen to pick up colors and fill in the doodles.  Then after I trimmed down the Yupo to fit a A2 card I die cut flowers from the trimmed off Yupo and glued them on to the card.  I added glitter glue on the centers of the flowers and a silver foil sentiment.

My second attempt was for a challenge on the Club Scrap Blog   I wanted a faux turquoise look to the alcohol inks.  

Faux Turquoise technique using Ranger Alcohol Inks, Club Scrap Stamp and Ranger Super Fine Gold EP.
After spraying Yupo with 90% Isopropel Alcohol I dripped Pearl Alcohol Inks in Celestial and Tranquil onto the Yupo.  I then added some Gold Mixative and tried to get it to make veins in the ink using a pin to push it around.  Didn't get the look I was going for so I used the texture stamp in this month's Club Scrap Turquoise stamps and stamped in Versa Mark and Ranger Gold Super Find Detail EP.  After trimming to the size of the stamp I mounted it with Club Scrap cardstock from the Turquoise Pack of Panels paper.  I use OWH Sketch #195 for this card.  The "you're a gem" stamp is also in the stamp set.  

If you haven't played with your Alcohol Inks in a while maybe you can be inspired by getting them out and playing with them. 

Happy Crafting!