Sunday, June 29, 2014

June Tim Tag

I can't even remember the last time I took time to play in Tim Holtz's monthly tag challenge.  I have to thank Alison over at Words and Pictures for lighting a fire under me.  I stopped by her blog earlier and saw what she had done for the June tag and loved it so much I was totally inspired to head into the craft room and start to play.  

I had to chuckle a little when I read about Tim's technique this month because I always do that when there is a lot of ink left on the stencil.  When I spritz it with water to clean it, I usually blot it onto a blank tag of piece of card stock so as not to waste the ink.  I just didn't name it as a technique - LOL! I totally laughed out loud too when he shared how to tie a three loop bow.  Most of us have been doing that for years - in fact, I did a little tutorial on my blog four years ago on how I tie them.  

One thing I will say is that I used Tim's distress watercolor card stock to do the technique and the results are much better than I get when I use a tag or a piece of regular CS to blot the ink off the stencil.  And the techique does make an excellent background for your tag or card.  

Before affixing the prepared watercolor CS, I also did the same technique on the top and bottom of the tag.  However, there I also sponged over with my distress inks to fill in the colors.  Because I used a jumbo tag, my distress watercolor CS didn't fit so nicely so after gluing it down, I did a little stamping along the top and bottom edge.  Because the layers weren't level, the stamping didn't turn out so good so I took a black marker and filled it in along the edge.  The right and left edges of the watercolor CS were cut with the Torn Notebook On the Edge die.  

The pear stamp was also stamped onto Distress Watercolor card stock with Jet Black archival ink and watercolored using distress inks and a water brush.  It was finished off with a rayon seam binding bow dyed according to Tim's blog and a couple of metal embellishments.  I really enjoyed this excuse to play this evening!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

The following products were used to create this tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.


butterfly said...

So happy I inspired you to play (though I know what you mean about "techniques" generally!)... as this is absolutely stunning, Linda. The colours are just wonderful and I love the torn notebook edging and "stitched" extra panel - absolutely and utterly brilliant - a new favourite!
Alison xx

Almo said...

Absolutly stunning tag Linda, the colours are gorgeous and I just love your coloured pear and the torn notebook. Mo x

Redanne said...

So glad that Alison inspired you because your tag is really beautiful! The torn notebook edge is a lovely touch. Anne x

Astrid said...

Ohhhhhh Wowie, this is fantastic, i loved it.
Hugs Astrid

Cocofolies said...

This is such a fabulous tag that I've just pinned it, I totally love its colours and every detail on this one!!! Thanks for sharing, crafty hugs Coco x

Maryanne said...

This is wonderful, Linda! The pear stamp is one of my favorites and I love the colors you used. A really great tag!

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