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.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tim Times Ten Challenge - Day 9

Just 2 more challenges and this fun is over.  The tags that everyone has created have been so unique.  I hate to see this fun come to an end.... but you know the saying.  LOL!

For day 9's challenge.... How high can you go? Today's challenge is to create a dimensional tag. At least two elements must lift up off the page. The edges of the tag should be inked. At least one dimensional flower and 3 buttons should be incorporated in the design.

Check out the challenge website at:

So for my tag, I decided on a distress technique using the distress powders. (Take a look at http://www.timholtz.com/vid_distresspowders.htm for the technique)  I used the embossing ink with Black Soot Distress powder on the tag.  I wanted a worn and aged look of the images.  I think inked the entire tag with the Aged Mahogany and Scattered Straw distress inks.
I used a combination of Tim Holtz Visual Artistry stamps - Life's Possibilites and Flights of Fancy.  I inked the umbrella man with Frayed Burlap and then used clear embossing powder to make it stand out, then pop-dotted the cut out image off the tag along with the layered flower. 

To show the Umbrella man lifted offf the page in detail.

Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Stamp Collection:
Flights of Fancy
Life's Possibilites
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Frayed Burlap
Chipped Sapphire
Scattered Straw
Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Powder - Black Soot
Buttons & Ribbon from my stash
Prima Flowers - layered
Pop dots


  1. This is an awesome tag, love all you details and technique, your umbrella man pops right off the tag

  2. Wow! This tag blows me away...it is so beautiful!

  3. Helen: I am so enjoying returning to your blog to checkout you oh-so-wonderful tags. The thing about returning to your blog, I'm reminded of all the supplies I didn't know I wanted. Great Tags! Keep them coming. :)

  4. Way to Go Helen....Nice...TFS

  5. This is "distress"ingly wonderful!

  6. Thanks everyone!
    Thank you Lorie for coming back to see what I'm up to. I let my work life get in the way of my crafting and blogging. I am getting better and setting time aside for myself.

  7. Another beautiful tag Helen. Love all the distressing. That flower looks fab and really stands out in those soft colours. Thankyou for sharing this at Stampin Dymonz Creative Space Timx10 challenge. Goodluck


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