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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog Guest Designer Week 3!!!


Oh. My. Goodness I'm so excited to be bringing you WEEK 3 of my Guest Designer stint at the amazing fantabulous,

Getting to be a guest designer on this team for just one week would be a dream come true, but to get FIVE whole weeks?!?!? I'm just so honoured and blessed!

This weeks theme is TAG IT!!! The design team and I are focussing on Tim Holtz products (perfect huh?!)

Now, I know that Tim Holtz' amazing creations can tend towards the masculine, steampunk/grunge type of look (which I love), but I wanted to show how his products can also be VERY feminine and pretty.  I have had this tag ready for weeks and I've been desperate to share it!

 Tim Holtz Tag

Almost everything on this tag is Tim Holtz (as you'll be able to see down below in the tools and products icons--just click on them to purchase :)

I didn't want to include a sentiment, as I'm planning on using this as a home decor item.

Here's how I made it:

1. Using a Tim Tags & Bookplates die, diecut a tag from white cardstock.
2. Stamp the French script image from Tim's Papillon set, using Versamark ink and white heat emboss. 
3. Take Tim's *gorgeous* seasonal distress inks in Iced Spruce and Seedless Preserves and using a foam blending applicator, add colour to your tag in various areas. Try not to be too 'measured' or even. Just play. Layer the ink on again and again, being sure to press a tiny bit harder at the edge of the tag, to give that nice edged finish.
4. Using permanent ink (Memento), stamp the butterflies from the same Papillon set.
5. Tear a small strip of Tim's Journeyman Tissue Tape and ahdere it to the bottom of the tag.
6. Add a doily to the same corner, leaving some of the tape peeking out and trim the excess doily off the edge.
7. Stamp the clock image from Tim's Life Possibilities stamp set, in memento London Fog ink in the top corner, be sure to let the clock 'slip' off the edge of the tag (rather than have the whole thing showing)
8. Finally, attach a Muse token and some ribbon through the hole at the top of the tag, tie a bow and add a stick pin (this one was made by my good friend Joy :))

That's it! It does look like a lot, but honestly, it took me no time at all to do this tag and I cant wait to find a frame for it. Yup, I'm keeping it and putting it into an antique white frame the minute I find one!! Sometimes its nice to make crafty/arty things just for fun isn't it?!

Be sure to enter into the challenge this week for the chance to win

 who wouldn't want that?!?!?!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

See you soon--

*sending smiles*

Linda xx




Joy said...

Gorgeous Linda, I love the blending and how the butterflies are stamped off to the side, not to mention that beautiful stick pin (LOL) hugs!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Linda !! you really nailed the challenge with this stunner !! :-) Awesome !! :-)

I think I need to talk to Joy,, lol ! that pin is beautiful !! :-)

Lols x x x

Renee said...

OH my this is STUNNING!!!!!!! Saw it on Simon Says Stamp blog and just had to come over and see the deets.. Such a beautiful creation, tfs! P.S., not sure if you know but your products used pics are covering up the link to click and leave comments :) Have a great day and I love your work, will be following you now.

Mandy said...

Oh wow Linda this is stunning, you definitely made it pretty and feminine, love it :)
hugs Mandy xx

maria f. said...

This is can't-stop-looking-at-it gorgeous. You did a fantastic job with the distress inking. So soft and flowing.

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! Love the distress inking on this Linda. Gorgeous tag!

Johanna said...

This is gorgeous! I just had to come and see how you have done it, what colours you have used etc. Everything looks so perfect :o)