Sunday, July 17, 2011

Challenges Entry: Just Lovely Tag

I was finally able to sit down and work on some challenges today. Since today's the last day for both, I've combined Studio L3's Grungy Monday 15 and Simon Says Stamp & Show Some Stitching.

The Details:
  • I adore the Tim Holtz technique that Linda selected for this week's GM challenge. It's super easy and creates just the coolest background! Tim called it rust, but I went for a rich copper patina with mine. The base color is Broken China, top color is Crushed Olive (two of my favs). I also used Vintage Photo on the edges.
  • The lovely lady is cut from Graphic 45 "Bathing Beauties" paper. I cut her out with deckle edge scissors, then distressed the edges even more with the TH paper distresser and more Vintage Photo. For some sparkle, I added Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles to the border and Tattered Rose to the flowers in her hair.

  • The background paper is a K&Co Studio 112 tag run horizontally. I used Tim's multi-color inking technique to stamp the chandelier, then stamped "Just Lovely" in StazOn Timber Brown.
  • The yummy green trim is from Webster's Pages. I accented it with Lime Green and Walnut Stain Stickles.
  • The faux stitching was done with a brown Le Pen. I wanted it to look like the tag was sewn on with simple "X" basting stitches.

Paper: manila tag; Graphic 45 ‘Bathing Beauties’; K&Co Studio 112 ‘McKenna’ tag
Stamps: My Mind’s Eye Market Street ‘Adore’
Inks: DI ‘Broken China’, ‘Crushed Olive’, ‘Vintage Photo’; Le Pen ‘Brown’
Embellishments: Distress Stickles ‘Frayed Burlap’, ‘Tattered Rose’, ‘Walnut Stain’; Stickles ‘Lime Green’; Fiskars deckle scissors; Want 2 Scrap pearls; Prima flower; Celebrate It ribbons; Recollections brad; Webster’s Pages trim; clear embossing powder
Tools: foam ink blending tool; TH paper distresser; glue dots; ruler; heat gun; embossing powder tray


  1. Hi Vicki! I love your tag. Love the background color and then the vintage image from G45 on top of it! All of the embellishments you used on this tag work perfectly together. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. I love all the details in your description--the edging on the bathing beauty image is fabby.

  3. Wonderful tag Vicki, it IS 'just lovely' the image is fabulous and loving the background!
    ♥ Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
    BiG HuGs Kim :)


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