Monday, June 17, 2019

We're going shopping!

The theme this week is Transport It.

When I saw these ladies in the latest Tim Holtz Found Relatives pack I knew I had to use them and I knew it had to be snarky.  This week's challenge seemed to work out perfectly for them.  These ladies look ready to transport a ton of merchandise and fun!
I started by taking a number 8 tag and covering it with a bit of Chipped Sapphire and Broken China Distress Spray.  I didn't want too fine of a mist, I really wanted blotches of color so I took the topper off and dripped some of the Spray onto my craft mat.  I sprayed it with a bit of water and then dabbed the tag in the color.  I dried between layers until I got a color I was happy with.  To fill in the gaps I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and my blending tool.
I used Tim Holtz's Cityscape stamp set to cover the background.  I used bits and pieces from each city and alternated my archival ink colors.
Using a glue stick, I lightly skimmed over areas of the tag and used Rangers Foil sheets to give a hint of gold shimmer.  Random scribbles of gel pen complete the background. The edge of the tag has a bit of Gold paint pen on it .

A bit of gold metallic kraft core paper is behind the photo and I sanded the paper before gluing the ladies down.
I used a teeny bit of the Tim Holtz Classic kraft stock and stamped on the kraft side.  I used the Ink Road Mean Girls set and stamped in Black Soot Archival ink.  This was mounted on a bit more of the Classic Kraft in Dusty Concord just for a pop of color.

I attached the sentiment using a mini Tim Holtz paperclip.  The teeny plane charm from the Tim Souvenir charm set is tucked under the sentiment and glued down.
A bit of vintage seam binding was threaded through the hole at the top of the tag and a wire pin hold a variety of charms.

There it is! A quick and simple tag for your snarky friends.  I hope this project transported you to your creative space and you are ready to join the challenge!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

Tim Holtz Cityscapes Stamp set
Distress Spray Stain in Broken China
Distress Spray Stain in Chipped Sapphire
Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio
Ranger Foil Sheet
Ink Road Stamp set On Wednesdays 
Tim Holtz Found Relatives
Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft paper
Tim Holtz Classic Kraft paper
Archival ink in Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Wire Pin
Tim Holtz Souvenir Charm
Tim Holtz Mini Paperclip
Mini Blending Tool
Gold Paint Pen
Metallic Gel Pens


  1. Gorgeous tag Jess :-) the cruisin' gals are fabulous and I love the snarky sentiment, brilliant!! :-D

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. And who wouldn't want to go shopping with these snarky ladies? Great mixed media tag, Jess, love that background! hugs, Maura

  3. Snarky fun, Jess! Who wouldn't want to go shopping with these gals? hugs, Maura

  4. Love your gorgeous tag, Jess. The background you created and the embellishments are so fabulous! :)


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.