18 April 2011

Tim's techniques on a tag...

Simon Says Stamp run weekly challenges and this week I have finally plucked up the courage to enter a creation instead of just making them and wondering if I'll ever be brave! The theme is Simon Says Stamp... a Lord Tim of Holtz Technique. I decided to delve into my fabulous Compendium of Curiosities which my lovely friend Kitty bought me as a birthday present when it was released (and is now somewhat revered in our house!)
I was further challenged by my no 1 child to use distress ink colours she'd picked from our swatch set (you can have a go and make your own here). so I used the technique on page 38 - Wrinkle Free Distress - using Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint. I misted the tag with water. I then stamped the Papillon script stamp in Vintage Photo and the butterflies in Black Soot. I then sprayed the tag with Perfect Pearls (Heirloom Gold).

Not wanting to leave it there I then played with the technique on page 55 - Tinted Vision Fragments - where I covered a fragment in alcohol inks (Lettuce and Wild Plum) and a little blending solution. I attached it to the tag with a little Glossy Accents and a little brad. I cut out a butterfly from acetate and stamped it with the butterfly from the bottom stamp and then used the same alcohol inks as above. I  bent the wings and attached it with a little glossy accents. Finally I added a little sari material as a ribbon and that's it!  I also had a go at a few more techniques but will show those another day!
I hope you like it!


Gabrielle x


PS: I didn't explain the techniques as it would be much more fun for you to buy the book and then you can have instructions all to yourself... 

7 comments:

Gillian said...

So many techniques that have given this tag a beautiful layered coloured effect, love that stamp set.

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous tag! I love all the techniques! I must give it a go!

Kaz said...

beautiful tag, so many techniques ....just gorgeous, thanks for popping by my blog, really thankful for your lovely words

kazxx

Nancy said...

Gabrielle, this is absolutely beautiful!!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge - love seeing you there every week!

Candy C said...

Hi Gabrielle! Love your tag! It's just stunning! Great technique! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Bella said...

I really love the colors you used here. I am such a butterfly fan!

Kat said...

gorgous tag,
love the colours,
Kat