Tim Holtz Inspired Tag

This is a Tim Holtz inspired tag I created for a challenge on Cropstop after checking out Timmie's blog. I saw him using a mask and since I don't own any yet, I decided a paper doily would do. I dabbed Blue Brilliance Ink and Denim Distress Ink on the acrylic mat, spritzed with water, and patted the tag in the inks- let dry. Then, I sponged Distress Tea Dye along the edge of the doily, and Brilliance Olive randomly over the surface.

When I took up the doily, I thought it looked like land next to the ocean, so I got the idea do a"sailing" theme- imagine that the sailboat is heading out to sea from anchor in a cove. I again masked with the doily and stamped an antique map along the right side; removed the doily, and stamped a sailboat, compass, antique map, and verse. It was also a requirement to use your Cuttlebug, so I embossed the C/S with the Swiss Dots folder before cutting out the Bosskut letters (though they are so tiny, it's hard to see the dots).

A brass ship's wheel and fibres complete the tag. I also cut out and glued a piece of teal cardstock to the back to finish it off.

March 21/09

1 comment:

  1. wow Sharon, that is gorgeous!!!! how did I miss this one on the gallery?

    -- dalis