Friday, August 19, 2011

GM Challenge #20

Celebrating the products and techniques of Tim Holtz

I just love this challenge! This is the tag I made for Grungy Monday 20! The challenge is to use Distress this project has lots of bling.
Here are the instructions:
#8 tag, Distress stain (Walnut), Embossing Powder, Picket fence crackle paint Embossing Folder (Ornaments), Snow Flake Tim Holtz Die,Misc strand of muti-color miniature lights......they are plastic.,Misc Trim ( I got this at the fabric store), Distress Stickles, Tissue Tape, Vintage Lace Ribbon, Organza Ribbon (off-white color), Tim Holtz Stickers ('D', 'E', 'C'), Angel Mist 'Old Paper', Green Mica (large flakes)Mica (small sheet).
1. Color the tag with stain. Let it air dry or heat it. 2. Paint the tag with Crackle Paint slip-slod fashion. Let this dry. 3. Use various colors of Distress Stickles' and spread them out at random here and there. After this is dry you can rub off some of the Stickles.4. Add a tag, etc. toward the top right of the tag (I added an Anna Griffin tag turning it sideways and cutting it to match the edge of the tag). 5. Put this through the sizzix Big Shot using the embossing folder.
6. Using the blending tool shadow the outside edges of the tag. I also antiqued over the cracklepaint with distress ink here and where the tag is embossed. This brought out more interest.6. About 1/3 of the way up the tag I placed Tissue Tape across the width of it.
7. Use the Die 'Snow Flurries' (On The Edge) to cut a strip. Using a paper-cutter cut the straight edge back to make it the depth that you want.8. Glue the fabric trim down and also the strip below it slipping it just under the edge of the trim (flake side down) Let this dry. 9. Coat the die-cut with glue. 10. Sprinkle with green mica flakes. This makes the upside-down snowflakes look like Christmas tree branches. 11. Staple the string of lights across the width of the tag. 12. Use Distress Stickles (Old Paper) to coat the lights. This makes them look really vintage which was the effect I really wanted. 12. Make a flower out of ribbon. I used a light color and sticky paper underneath. Once it was dry I attached with wire. 13. Up at the top add various stickers. I used Tim Holtz's letters 'DEC' on the left. The tag I had placed to the right side had a christmas tree on it. here I used Stickles to fill in the trunk and the pot it is sitting in. 14. Glue large green mica flakes to shape of tree. 15. Once the tree is dry place a large sheet of Mica over the top. Add brads at the top and bottom of the Mica to old in place. 15. Add any other embellishments at this time. I added 'Old Paper' Distress Stickles to the petals of the flower. I found an old piece of lace and died it with 'Old Paper' distress ink. Tie the lace ribbon. The '25' is a 'Tim Holtz' Plaquette too. The inspiration is from The challenge comes from Check them out! These are excellent web-sites that have very inspiring artists displays there. Great for inspiration!