Hard to believe it is the last week of January. In the class I was teaching the other day - the kids noticed that it had been exactly one month since Christmas. I pointed out to them that meant it was only 11 months UNTIL Christmas! I need to get shopping.. my New Year's Resolution is to NOT be shopping for presents in December. We by a the nieces and nephews (there are nine of them) gift cards so I figure I can buy one a month and it won't hurt come December.
On to this week's challenge at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. This week were given the challenge of using metal. Well, right away I knew I had to try something new. While I have been a fan for a long time, I have never really played with Tim Holtz's products. I have used a few tools, love his ruler and sander - and his Vintage Photo Distress ink has been my go to distressing ink for a couple of years. However that is where it stopped. I work part time in our LSS and the owner does absolutely amazing Tim Holtz inspired tags. I get asked all the time how they were created, but because I had never played with the stuff before I often couldn't answer the questions. So in December I took part in one of her classes. Well, let me tell you, I was HOOKED from the word 'go'... so much that my husband bought me a Vagabond for Christmas.
Anyways... I have quickly amassed enough product to allow me to play at home.. I've ordered a few more things and can't wait to see what else I can create with.
So.. here is my metallic tag.
I love that Tim's embossing folders emboss so deep - however I had to flatten this out as it tore up the felt that I was using to colour the foil with alcohol ink.
~ Riveted Metal Embossing Folder
~ Alcohol Inks in Cloudy Blue, Ginger; and Slate
~ Distress Stains in brushed pewter, antiqued bronze, tarnished brass
~ Weathered Wood Distress ink on the stamp
Tim Holtz - Ideology/Advantus
~ Tissue Tape - Symphony
~ Word Bands
~ Foil Tape Sheets (this is the coolest adhesive foil!)
Not sure what the stamp is called as I borrowed it from my boss and she just gave it to me attached to the acrylic block. I know it is a Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous stamp - and I did google it but couldn't find it.
Stampin Up - White Craft Ink - I need to get some Tim Holtz paint - the Stampin' Up ink was really hard to work with as it took FOREVER to dry!
Hemp ties from my stash.
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