Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 2014 Tag {My Version}

It's been A LONG time since I participated in a challenge or a contest of any type... I loved the June Tag challenge of Tim Holtz's so decided to give it a go.

You'll also know that I LOVE making things my own.. and went a little neutral with it :)

I followed Tim's instructions about using distress pads on watercolor paper. Instead of using those bold beautiful colors he did, I grabbed my Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, and Black Soot pads. I used them on the Star Confetti Mask from UmWowStudio, spritzed with water and stamped. I was pumped to read his tip about burnishing with a paper towel to pick up excess water and ink. Every other time I've tried this, it got a bit outside the lines. What a simple SUPERB solution. 

The paper base is a piece of 7 Dots Studio Cold Country cut with Tim's Sizzix Tag die. It's been distressed with Walnut Stain distress ink. The ribbon is the SK series of Silk from May Arts, and has been run through the same 3 distress inks used on the stencil/mask. Both of the stamps used are 2 I designed from Viva Las VegaStamps! (Butterfly Specimen, Wanderlust) in Archival Ink by Ranger. There's also a tiny piece of UmWowStudio's Layered Hexagons poking through the layers at the bottom.

The final sentiment (Believe in magic) is from Nature Walk by 7 Dots Studio. You can see in this shot I used a couple extra pop dots for more layers... and adore it! Siiiigh. Thanks for the inspiration Tim!

Stop by, get the info and see what everyone is linking up.


  1. You did a fabulous job with your tag, this is one of my favorites that Tim has done.

  2. Great tag DeeDee! Love the neutral colours, they work really well. Karen.x

  3. These are beautiful images - I love your stamp designs and that mask is fab. I love all those neutrals - a big fan of distress ink too. x

  4. that's a really nice tag, love the colors :)

  5. Fabulous!!! Absolutely love your take on the original, great colours too!!

  6. Viva los colores! You used the moth stamping in a very creative way and your bow tops it off perfectly.