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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Guess who's been watching Tim Holtz today!!

Hello blog friends

I've been looking for a bit of inspiration to enter the Saturated Canary challenge which is anything but rectangle or square. I've had a couple of tries with circles but they just didn't look right - then I started to watch Tim Holtz on QVC today!! Out came my distress stuff and I was away - What an inspiration that man is!! I haven't done any full on distressing for a while and I really enjoyed myself

Close up of the detail

The stamp is from Saturated Canary and another of the new release called Honey. I coloured her with copics and prismacolor pencils and stuck on a couple of heart gems . The tag was cut with cricut wedding cartridge in kraft card and distresed with brushed corduroy distress ink then the top layer was cut from white card and I distressed again with the brushed corduroy. The diamond pattern stamp is from crafty individuals stamped with worn lipstick distress ink and some areas were embossed with worn lipstock disress embossing powder to add some texture. I then stamped with a selection of post stamps in fired brick and tea dye distress ink. Still needed some more distress - I was watching the master at work! - so painted the whole backgroung with crackle glaze. It took me a while to get the stamp image -which I had cut out - to blend in but eventually settled with a distress of both brushed corduroy and worn lipstick around the edges and that helped bring the whole thing together - phew.
I finished off with some ribbon from my stash that I distressed with tea dye ink and some buttons and a leaf diecut I already had cut out - think its from the cricut Cindy Loo cartridge but not certain, finally I finished off wth a couple of pins in the top.

I had forgotten how messy and how much fun this type of project can be - its something I think I'll do again soon.

I'm entering this tag for the following challenges

Saturated Canary challenge - anything but square or rectangle
One stop craft challenge - create your own background
Creative craft challenge - Bingo - ribbon/ pink/gems
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Include Kraft card on the card

Thats me for today




Vicky said...

Gorgeous tag I love the colour & love the fancy shape at the bottom. Fabulous image.

Thank you for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Loopylou. said...

hiyah judith!
love love love your tag hun and the awesome warm colours on it are gorgeous.
thank you for playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog!
hugs Lou xxx

Lou said...

Fantastic tag and love the vibrant colours you have used.

Pls could you email me, Lou, on regarding your DT application.

Have a great weekend,


Lisa aka Myran said...

Gorgoeus tag Judith! Love the shape at the bottom, and the layers. Thank you for getting Krafty with us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

Mary Brockway said...

WOW!!! Amazing tag! Love the bold colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenges :-)