Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Lost and Found Paper Stash....Whoo Hoooo!!!

Had a business meeting in the big city today so
took the opportunity to stop by Archiver's on
the way home and do a bit of shopping...
Finally got some Distress Markers and the Paper Stash
collection Lost and Found to use for the March 12 Tags butterfly.
I can't seem to stop playing with the Distress Stains
and stained up some more Prima flowers, some
doilies and more ribbon, I really am liking the
Distress Stains! Went to my business meeting today
with some pretty funny looking inky fingers! I always start
out with a baggie but somehow it always ends up not on
my fingers...oh well...part of the experience...gotta love it!
Once I get the flowers stained up the way I like I am
also adding some Rock Candy Stickles for added
sparkle and charm...the best part of this is how
perfectly it all matches the paper collection from
Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime!
I can't wait to work on a layout with all of these
embellishments I have created with the Distress
Stains. It is so cool to be able to make your own
embellishments in what ever color you like
from the Tim Holtz collection of inks! I have been
really stuck on this color combo which is
Broken China, Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint
Lovin' It!!!
You can take any beige, ivory or white lace (even
polyester) put some Distress Stain down on your
Craft mat and just mix them up and spritz with water
until you achive the color you want. I have an old
bulletin board I have been using to pin up the wet
items for drying but you can also use your heat tool
to speed up the process if you like.
Remember to leave a comment on my blog to win
a set of 3 embellishment jars. I will be doing the
drawing on March 14th and two lucky people will
be chosen as winners. I will also be including some
embellishments (May be different than shown)
so it is a great giveaway...just comment
 here on the blog for your chance to win and

Good Luck!

Please share with your friends!


  1. LOVE your flowers!!!!! Thanks for letting me know!!! :) Crossing my fingers!!!

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment! The flowers are prima with Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Rock Candy Stickles. I am in love lately with this color combo and have been staining everything in site...will add you into the hat for the drawing and GOOD LUCK!!!

  2. Beautiful Giveaway and beautiful work!!!! I love to alter little glass jars too and make embellishments so fun :) I LOVE this color combination too!!! <3

  3. Hi Juliana,
    Thanks for the kind words, I have checked out your AWESOME Blog and have sent you a friend request on FB. Will enter you into the drawing for the jars and embellishments. The color combo goes well with the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime double sided papers. I have been hand dying everything in site with the Distress Stains from Tim Holtz...LOVE THEM!!! Will notify you if you are drawn as a winner in the giveaway...GOOD LUCK and thanks for stopping by the blog and checking it out! :)

  4. Wow I love the color combos you did with the crinkel ribbons and embellies so soft and pretty. Did you use the markers or the stain to do the flowers? What colors did you use? Your blog is so fun I will be adding it to my favorites. Hugs

    1. Hi Cherie,
      I have been using the Tim Holtz Distress Stains and staining everything in sight LOL. I keep finding things to add and try and am having lots of fun getting inky fingers! The color combo is Spun Sugar, Peeled paint and my most recent LOVE Broken China. The Spun Sugar is pretty light so also have thrown in some Victorian Velvet for same hue but darker. They match really well with Graphic 45 double sided paper Once Upon a Springtime. With the flowers I just dabbed straight from the bottle and then spritzed with water to bleed and added the Rock Candy stickles and when they dry back out they are really cool! Anyway...thanks for the kindness you have shared and I will enter you into the drawing for the goodies and do check back and visit now and then!

  5. I've not tried those spray stains yet! I do something similar with Glimmer Mist but don't like the way the nozzle clogs up on those. And I'm excited to see that there are Distress Markers!!

    1. Hey Karla...were done with the Distress Stains in the bottles with a dauber type top...I love them...just dab a little color and spritz with water til you get the desired hues...they are great and no spray, no clogs! I love these dauber stains and have been staining everything I get my hands on!!!