This challenge is just super easy and I promise you, if you are a Timaholic at ALL, you have everything you need for this technique. You can take off on this one a thousand different ways. Let your creativity FLY. I love the ebb and flow of these challenges. Sometimes, there are very specific things you need to do creatively and sometimes the choices are wide open. Find the technique on page 42 of your very own copy of Compendium of Curiosities III and GO!!
This time our challenge is sponsored by the good folks at Funkie Junkie, where Linda keeps Holtzie stuff stocked deep and wide. Pay her a visit and do some shopping, she'll take good care of you!! Our random winner gets an awesome $25 gift certificate from Funkie Junkie!!
Our Curiosity Crew choice will, after they stop jumping up and down and screaming, will win a bundle of fabulosity from Professor Holtz and his able teaching assistant, Mario Rossi. Trouble is, they may not stop screaming for a while. Its kind of an exciting thing.
Of course, I cannot explain the technique upon pain of death, but so I've just included some close ups of the details of my tag. My "thing" that I wanted to build my project around was the stamp from Wendy Vecchi, "rules to live by". So simple, I think I'm gonna get a tattoo. My frame kind of covered up the stars on the sides of the first line of the text, so I stamped them again, cut them out and popped them out. The text of this stamp, including the stars, are embossed with Wendy's Watering Can embossing powder.
Ranger just announced today NEW colors from Wendy in Archival Ink Pads and Embossing Powders. Pink Peony, Tiger Lily, and Violet. That Wendy is a flower girl. ;-)
I stamped Wendy's bee on her Art Parts. Such a cool dimensional statement. I've big plans for Art Parts this summer, I'll be blogging what I'm doing with them!! My tag layer is out of my "starter" basket, which is full of tags and bits that are just things with a bit of ink or embossing paste, or whatever, that I like for whatever reason and don't want to throw away. I love that basket.
Here's where I'm committing blogging blasphemy, I think. I'm not sure I remember how I created this frame. I picked up a frame I'd done several months ago and I'm not sure how I did it. BUT!! I'm pretty sure I cut the frame from Tim's Ornate Frame Sizzix Bigz Die, painted over it with black gesso and then applied Picket Fence Distress Stain. If I didn't, that's darn sure what I'm going to do the next time I need one of these suckers.
Ain't it, though?
For this project I used Wendy's Art-fully Said and Art for You stamp sets, Tim's Special Delivery Remnant Rubs and Typo Layering Stencil, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, Wendy's Watering Can Embossing Powder, and Tim's NEW Handwritten Journey Thinlits dies by Sizzix. I've been dying to use those dies!
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Thanks for enjoying the journey with us. I am, aren't you??