Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Simon Says "It's So Distressing"

Good afternoon.

This week the challenge at Simon Says is "So Distressing". They would also like you to use Tim Holtz products if you have them.

Well I had to make a tag didn't I? I shall use this as a bookmark.

The stamps I used are from the Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection - the set I used is called "French Market". I stamped the Eiffel Tower with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. The other images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I sponged on Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Shabby Shutters" and "Fired Brick" which I then rubbed over with Perfect Pearl (Heirloom Gold) before lightly spritzing the whole tag with water using a Mini Mister.

I know the white is a bit stark, initially I wanted the contrast but when it was finished I wasn't so sure.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Clare x

11 comments:

Vicky said...

Hi Clare, you really are experimenting...TH...what an Idol, I have never thought myself arty enough for his stuff, though I admire it from a distance....maybe soon though, blogland if a wealth of help and inspiration...I am pretty new to his ink's and have been enjoying every minute...so might just have to take the plunge with a few of his stamp's soon...

Stunning tag Clare, love your techniques...

Looking forward to the big day, good luck.....
x
Vicky

Irene said...

Hello Clare

Wow another amazing creation. I love how you are experimenting with different things.

luv
irene
xxxx

Littleted62 said...

Wonderful tag Clare, love the stamps you've used and your distressing techniques are fab.

Nicki, xx

Tracy said...

This tag is really great, I love the colours in it and on a whole it's really effective.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kat said...

This is stunning Clare. I love the colours you've used. I must find time to try out some stuff from Tim's book!

Kat xx

pinky said...

I like the white effect, its does make it stand out and make the rest even more vintage looking. Excellent take on the challenge.
Pinky

Sandra said...

oohhh this is gorgeous :) ... the white stands out so well, and the colours of the tag are just perfect.

Sally H said...

It's fabulous! I love the way you have used the distress inks and perfect pearls to give it that shimmer, and the Eiffel tower looks great in white!

itsabrt said...

I love your experimentation Clare this has real artistic flare! Beth

Juls said...

This is fab!! Love the colours and the gorgeous collage look!! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous tag, fab artwork.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby