Firstly I must say thank you for all of the messages and comments left for me on my last post, I really do appreciate them. It has been a terrible time and we are starting to get back into everyday life again. For me crafting helps, and after suffering withdrawal symptoms on a Monday after the CC finished I couldn't wait for Monday Morning to come around this week - Yeah Grungy Monday has started and the lovely Linda over at Studio L3 has given us our first Challenge, phew I felt I had been holding my breath all morning and as always it was worth the wait. The idea is that Linda will set us a challenge every week for us to be inspired by the work of Tim Holtz. The first challenge is to be inspired by one of Tim's 12 days of Christmas Tags 2008 Day 10 not sure what I 'm rambling about click on the link to Studio L3 and be transported to the the details and to see some amazing work, come on over and join the fun.
I have made my tag using my New Tim Holtz stamps Papillon, I love this set and knew as soon as I saw it they were destined to live with me as I love butterflies.
I used DI's, as I don't have any reinkers to make spray, I cut a tag from card and attached paper from TH Paper Stash Vintage Shabby - you are truly honored as this is the first time I have cut into these fabulous papers, only managing to stroke and admire them until today!! I chose a grey spotted page option and this was cut with TH Tag Die, using the flourish mask I followed the instructions on the link, then I used the big stamp in the set to stamp over everything in pumice, the butterflies were stamped on a strip of a different paper from same pad in pumice and the edges cut with on the edge postage die, and I also used the strip - at bottom of tag - that is cut at same time oooo I love these edgy dies. My Butterfly is a grungeboard die cut which I stamped with the large stamp again and embossed in black before painting with Cosmic Shimmer Paint which has given a subtle pink tint - so subtle you can hardly see it in the photo but it's there! My flower is inked with Victorian Velvet and scrunched while wet. I also added some stickles glitter to the edges and petals.
Not sure why but the photo shows the flower looking quite brown, in real live it is shabby pink - honest. Lastly I heated some ribbon with my heat gun and added to tag.
Thank you Linda for leading us in these challenges I feel we are in for Fun Fun Fun on Grundgy Monday.
Items used TH Paper Stash Vintage Shabby, Stamps Papillon, Alterations Dies, Tag, On The Edge postage and tattered flowers (small flower used), DI's Victorian Velvet and Pumice, Ribbon Stampin Up!
It's raining so I had better rescue the washing and then introduce myself to the hoover and do a bit of H********k!!!
Ooops in my excitment to get the h*******k done (not) I forgot to link this tag with the Stampman Challenge - Anything Tim! 2 in 1 means I manage to play over there this time too, time usually runs out before I get to play!
Bye for now
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