I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tim Times Ten Challenge - Day 7

And the countdown continues.............

Today's challenge is to create an acetate tag. The acetate must be dry embossed. It must be inked. Your tag must be two-layered, include an image, and you must use some type of "dimensional" product to embellish your image -- fun flock, flower soft, heat embossing, etc. The weather, unfortunately, is supposed to be cold here today; therefore, your tag should depict a cold scene -- could be winter or fall and does not have to include snowmen/snow, just ensure you make a good representation of colder weather. The acetate should be from some packaging that you may have at your craft spot in order that you recycle the plastic and help prevent us from killing our own planet with non-biodegradable materials such as plastic...

This past year, I took part in Tim Holtz tag challenge in which he used the snowman on a tag with acetate.  It was so fun to do.  I didn't have his snowman, but I created my own from using the cricut.  My challenge is to not use the snowman again... but to find something else that will work. 

So, I decided to use a Reindeer.  LOL!  Santa wasn't cutting it for me seeing that it was 95 degrees here in Tucson.  I used the Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Collection.   He had done a technique this past year in which he painted the border of the tag... so I went with that and used Silver Andirondak paint dabber.  I stamped the reindeer with Rusty hinge Distress ink and embossed it.  Believe was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink.  I inked the rest of the stamp with Pine Needles and Frayed Burlap Distress inks.

For the acetate, I embossed it with a snowflake sizzix folder.  On the debossed side, I swiped it with the silver paint dabber and rubbed off the top part to leave only the snowflakes covered.  I applied a little bit of Andironak Alcohol ink in "Stream".   I wanted the tag to be moveable, so I added a brad to it so that it could be pushed to the side.  I also added some snow.... but its not dry yet to give that snowy look... but I wanted to get it posted before time ran out.

Check out the challenge at:

Tag Closed

Tag open

Tag open to show the difference between this one and the previous picture.

Sizzix Snowflake Embossing folder
Tim Holtz Mini Holidays Rubber Stamps
Distress Inks:
Rusty Hinge
Pine Needles
Walnut Stain
Frayed Burlap
Andirondak Alcohol Ink - Stream
Andironak Paint Dabber - Silver
Glistening snow


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