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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tim Times Ten Challenge - Day 8

Its day 8 and our journey is almost over.  This has been quite fun seeing that I'm having to rush home, think of something that is acceptable to post and get it all done in @1.5 hrs.

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:
Spiced Marmalade
Shabby Shutters
Forest Moss
Aged Mahogany
Craft Sheet
Mini Mister
Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink
Prima Flowers
Ribbon from my stash


  1. Ooooo I love this DC! Love all the techniques and embossing!

  2. awesome tag, love the sentiment and floral stamp

  3. Nice lady...I know what you mean about rushing home....and coming up with a project.....That's a challenge in itself......Great tag.....

  4. very elegant! love how you embossed the sentiment!

  5. Pretty tag!! LOVE the sentiment!!

  6. Love this tag....the vine leaves are awesome!

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  8. A lovely delicate looking tag. Love the embossed sentiment. Thankyou for sharing this at Stampin Dymonz Creative Space Timx10 challenge. Goodluck


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