Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tim Holtz Tag July 2014

Hello, here we are once again for the Tag of July of 2014.
I have to personally say, "I really enjoyed this entire process
for making this sweet tag. I used a 10in Tag by Ranger to
start with.  Since I had the Sea Horse and Sanddollar die
cut I went with that.

I used Tim's Bubbles Stencil to create the effect of bubbles along
with Wendy Vecchis Translucent Embossing paste. For my Seahorse,
Sanddollar, and Stars, I used Grunge Paper and then proceeded to
follow the steps Tim has laid out on his blog. I used a variation of color
to acheive my background. As for immediate brain fog I am going to
list the Distress Paints I used for the entire project: Salty Ocean, Peacock
Feathers, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn,
Shabby Shutters, and Tumbled Glass, along with Black Soot.
On the Distress Inks I used some Vintage Photo. I tattered the edges
with Tims paper distresser. (Not correct name for it, but there you go!)
I used a Remnant Rub for the word: beautiful, and a Metal Tag of Tims
that reads: Discoveries.  For the seaweed I used the foliage from the
Pinecone Die cut in a chipboard then colored in with a variation of
Distress Paint from the above list. I added Glossy Accents over the
colored Foliage.

I used Distress Crackle paint on my Seahorse and Spritzed Black Soot
on my tag as Tim Instructed with his new Distress Spritzer. Also Distress
stain weathered wood. I used the Dark Blue Jute String for my word: Discovery.
I colored in the word band with Picket Fence/Salty Ocean.  I did distress the edges
to my tag with some Vintage Photo, and later Black Soot. For my SeaFoam
ie Sand I used a Sticky textured paste I had on hand and sprinkled the
color Orcher from the Antiquities embossing line. I used Pumice Stone
Distress Paint on Sanddollars and lightly embossed with the color Orcher,
and used Faded Blue Jean, and Orcher on the Starfish. I added a small
green embellishment for the Starfish.

Here is the link to Tim's Blog:

Thank you for stopping by,


Thursday, July 3, 2014

CCC#3 Distress Watercoloring

Distress Watercoloring-Part 1.

I am going to keep it simple: This current challenge is #5.
Distress WaterColoring which can be found on page 39
of Tim's latest Compendium of Curiosities Book 3.
This odd numbered challenge sponsor is from the Instant Emporium 
which will offer a $50 Gift certificate. Thank you to them
and the lucky person who gets it! And thank you to Linda 
Ledbetter for hosting and the CC Crew.  Also Tim and Mario 
for offering a great prize stash to the lucky winner!

The ingredients for My Mad Chemist is as follows:

Tim Holtz Chemist stamps, Distress Pens, Distress Paint,
Corragated Cardboard, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock,
I choose to use the smooth side when I stamped my images,
with Archival Black Ink. Time Holtz WaterBrush, Mini Distress Ink,
Paper Towels, and cup of Water.  Ranger Manilia Cardstock, I had 
burnt the background on the cardboard sometime ago. I used small
splatters on the background and on the Chemists apron. I figure 
in his madness it must be messy!  Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Ransom
for the lettering and Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack. Distress Stickles 
was used on stamped background to give a little shimmer.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to Enjoy the Journey,