So here goes......
The challenge for today is to create a distressed tag. You must use a minimum of 3 colors of ink. You must use at least 1 image stamp and 1 sentiment stamp. You must color your sentiment stamp using two different ink colors and stamp -- this should be one press on the tag and not "stamp one color, clean stamp, stamp second color." A unique piece of ribbon or other embellishment should be used for the hole in the tag.
Take a look at the challenge website for more creations:
For my tag, I used a combination of Spiced Marmalade and Shabby Shutters. I didn't want a dark background so that my image and sentiment stamps would show up nicely. I went with one of the Tim man's stamp sets - FairyTale Frenzy. I inked the flora with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink and the sentiment with Aged Mahogany and Forest Moss. I used some embossing powder on the sentiment to give it some depth. I inked the edges of the tag in the Aged Mahogany, which gave this just the right touch that I was after. I added a layered Prima flower and a rhinestone to finish it and some coordinating ribbon from my stash.
Closeup to show the embossing.
Tim Holtz FairyTale Frenzy Collection - Sentiment and the Floral
Tin Holtz Distress Inks:
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
Ribbon from my stash