Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014 March Smudge Stamping

Back with another Tim tag! I really enjoyed learning this technique when I took Creative Chemistry.  I really struggled with it today.  When I did it during Creative Chemistry I used a Halloween stamp set, so everything went together.  Most of my stamps aren't sets.  I started off thinking I would do a sewing theme.  Scrapped it.  Then a travel theme.  Scrapped it.  I finally settled on using a music stamp, a dress, and a bird.  They have nothing in common, but I love the result!

I really like the subtlety of the entire thing.  It's so girly.  
The ribbon is a vintage strap.  I can picture it being on this dress.  I stuck pretty close to how Tim completed his tag.  I stamped my first generation on a tag and then used the second generation for the final result.  I added distress marker to my craft sheet and used the watercolor pen to add highlights to the dress. 
I don't have a spritzer so I used a mini mister that I filled with a couple drops of alcohol ink and water to mist some faded dots to the top and the bottom of the tag.  A little washi tape completed the basic tag.  
I smudged the entire tag with pumice stone to finish. 
Elegant and gorgeous.  
Want to know what I did with the ones I passed over?


I gessoed over the entire thing.  The images from the sewing themed tag I tried still peeked through but I liked the effect.  I rubbed distress stain in Squeezed Lemonade over the entire surface.  I then layered with a crack pattern stencil to add dimension.  I cut flowers out of cardstock using the Tattered Florals die.  I put Pickled Raspberry, Broken China, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain on the craft sheet and spritzed with water.  I ran the largest and the second smallest through the stain once.  I dried them and ran them through again.  I then sprayed them with Perfect Pearls and crumpled them.  I dried again and used Scattered Straw Distress Ink to highlight the wrinkles.  The blue flowers are a mixture of Broken China and Peacock Fathers Distress Ink.  I put the flowers together using brads with a pearl center. I used the negative from the die cut to make embossing paste (colored with Alcohol Ink)flowers.  I put a tiny bit of translucent glitter on them before they dried.   I used Pickled Raspberry Ink on the edges.  The tiny text was colored with the blue that was on the ink dauber.  I attached it to the tag using the tiny attacher.  



 
They are having a pearl challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog that I will enter this tag into.  It also works for the Frilly and Funkie stencils and texture challenge.  Over at the Artful Times they are having an Anything Goes challenge.  This is anything, so I will add it onto that challenge too!

Remember I said I tried a couple different tags before I settled on the dress tag.  I will be back later in the week to show you what I did with the other one I passed over.  
What have you been crafting?
Jess

17 comments:

  1. I love both if the tags Jess and the ribbon at the base of the first one is stunning.

    Thank you for joining us at Artful Times for Anything Goes

    Chrissie xx

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    1. Isn't that ribbon awesome?! I have a few more I have been hoarding, It was perfect for this project.

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  2. Both tags are gorgeous. Love the bright colours in your second tag with the big bold flowers and embossing paste to give it texture. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. I love how I turned a mistake into something I liked. I'm not normally such a bright crafter, but I must be in a springy mood. :)

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  3. Well done on your smudged tag :) I skipped over that one on 102 but your is so pretty :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful times
    Von ☺x☺

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    1. I really struggled. This technique is so much easier with sets, but I wasn't about to go out and buy a set just to make that tag (although that nature set is pretty awesome). Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Gorgeous tag Jess, so pretty and colourful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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    1. Thank you Mandy! It was a very productive crafting day yesterday.

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  5. I must admit i only got as far as the second lesson in Creative Chemistry - doubt I could remember how to get in now. Ooer! See what I missed! Still I did see on his blog the other day he smudge technique and you have made a super job of it here. A great tag and a bonus one too.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx

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  6. I learned some cool techniques in Creative Chemistry. Time to dig out that password! Thanks for popping over and leaving a comment. :)

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  7. I love your take on Tim's tag and am so pleased you didn't give up on your 'pass over' either. Such a transformation with that fabulously coloured paste and vibrant flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you Jenny. I really love how they are totally different. One is so soft and the other is so bold.

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  8. Congratulations Jess for being our winner for challenges 48/49 at Artful Times. The winners post is now there for you to see how to claim your prize

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Chrissie,
      I have emailed Neet about my prize! Thank you so much for picking my altered box. I was so excited to see the picture when I popped over to the blog. :)

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  9. Love your take on tims tag, the bold flowers and texture on this others make the tag look full of summer! Thanks for joining us at frilly and Funkie. Trace x

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