Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tim Times Ten Grand Give-A-Way Challenge: Day Eight

Good Morning Ladies,
It's day eight of the tim challenge.... check it out here..
http://www.stampindymonz.com/2011/05/tim-times-ten-grand-give-way-challenge_05.html
The requirements for today's challenge 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.
So here is my take on this challenge....
To create this tag I used five colors of the tim holtz distressed ink...wild honey, crushed olive, peeled paint, pine needle, and walnut stain. The background is created with all the above colors. I couldn't find my mat so I had a couple of disasters to start. Foil does not work well for this technique. A plastic bag did not work for me either. I used parchment paper that worked just fine. Once I got that worked out everything else went just fine. I was ready to stamp. I choose to use walnut stain and pine needle for the two inks on one stamp process. I used lie the life you've imagined off of the tim holtz clear set life's possibilites for this technique. Next I stamped the guy with the umbrella off of the same set. He is ink in walnut stain. I stamped him off the bottom and the side. I then grabbed the tim holtz clear set city central. From this set I stamped the eye in walnut and the words it's all persepctive in pine needle. I then stamped the small twisting leaves from stampscapes in pine needle around and off the edges of the tag. I inked walnut stain around the whole edge of the tag.I added a tim holtz thoughts token. For the hole in my tag I threaded art wire. I added beads to the wire and twisted them on. Another fun challenge.
This tag made me thoughtful of my life...I love the saying it's all in perspective...because that is so true. I need to remember that I can live the life I have imagined. Some days that seems to be so hard with all of life's craziness. I realized today that this group of amazing creative ladies has kept me grounded. Something I was in great need of. So thanks to all who are a part of this challenge.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

10 comments:

IslandV said...

Oh this is awesome! I love all the different stamps you used to make the scene and the theme!

donna said...

Great distressing. Your beads are a nice touch. I love that eye stamp...Donna

cg said...

Wow, I love it! That eye looks like it's coming right at me! So professional.

Ms_Dee said...

Yay.....Love, love, love this.....So all of you ladies are TH fans......Ask me how I know...hehe...Great work......

Treva said...

Beautiful tag, love the eye and use of beads!

Craft Creations by Netta said...

Awesome tag, great details and distressing

Julia said...

Love it, what else can I say!

Helen said...

What a unique tag. I had considered that stamp today, but chose another one.

silvia said...

Great tag!! LOVE the sentiments and the beads :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A great choice of colours and stamps to make this gorgeous tag. Thankyou for sharing this at Stampin Dymonz Creative Space Timx10 challenge. Goodluck