Friday, August 24, 2012

Simple Moments

While on craft-cation a few weeks ago, we experimented with some Tim Holtz techniques.  My mom, sister, friend, Sue, and I made tags and samples of a variety of Tim techniques.  I was having one of those "every thing I touch turns to yuck" days, so out of several experiments, all but this one ended up in the trash.  (Yes, they were that bad...some days, you're just better off putting the inks down and stepping away from the craft table.)

This one was a keeper though.  I love the warmth and interest of the background (even richer in person)...Distress Inks do amazing things, no?  Since a great background shouldn't be covered up, just a simple silhouette, a simple saying, and a few simple embellishments finish things off nicely.

DRS Designs: Challenge #39 - Silhouettes
Crafts and Me Challenges: #98 - Autumn Colours
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: #74 - Make Your Own Background
Simon Says Stamp and Show: No Rules!

Cardstock: Manila tag
Stamps: My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Mabel ‘So Sweet’, Hazel ‘Memories’; Cloud 9 Design ‘Simple Thoughts – Memories’
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’; Distress Ink ‘Crushed Olive’, ‘Barn Door’, ‘Spiced Marmalade’, ‘Walnut Stain’; Distress Stain ‘Spiced Marmalade’, ‘Crushed Olive’
Embellishments: Button; Wrights rick rack ‘Black’; gingham ribbon
Tools:  Foam ink blending tool; mini mister; Tim Holtz tiny attacher


  1. Yes, I know about those days!
    I love the way the lampshade looks all lit up. Beautiful.

  2. Hi Vicki. Your tag is really cute. It follows the sentiment you have chosen for it...and I think it's very appropriate. Sometimes tags with just a couple of elements are just as effective as ones layered in stuff. :) Love your spritz and flick background. The yellow really does look like the lamp is illuminating the tag. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Thank you for sharing your Tag, love the colors and the background, great job Thank you for sharing with the DT from SSS and S. Hugs Terry xxxx

  4. Beautiful, love the design, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor XX

  5. Beautiful tag. Thanks for joining the challenge at DRS designs

  6. Sweet tag love how the colors worked out for you

  7. beautiful tag love the colours and that fab sentiment thanks so much for joining us at crafts & me this week
    hugs sara x x

  8. So gorgeous Vicki.Your colours are fantastic and i love the image.
    Thanks for joining in the Crafts and Me challenge this week :D

    xx coops xx

  9. oh this is brilliant just love the background you have created bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

  10. Love that background and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs! Good Luck!


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