Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Challenge

I'm so excited! I finished my first challenge EVER! Here it is... a tag to share.
when I first read what Tim had to say about why he wanted to do a challenge with his "tattered flowers" die, I started thinking about where I would like to go when warmer weather finally arrived to stay. ... the beach of course! So I made a tag that made me think of the beach! I may not win anything, but I had so much fun making this tag tonight. it has been in my head ever since I read about the challenge and tonight is the first chance I've had to make it. Fun, fun, fun .... ready for the next assignment!

To make this tag I used a heavy art canvas and inked it with
Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  I really wanted a marble effect up at the
top of the tag so I used a light pressure in spots.
Next I used a stamp at the bottom that looks a little like sand with Tim's
Brusehd Corduroy ink.... I kept applying it a little heavy ont the left side
until I liked the look. I also used some Antique Linen to ink the edges of the tag.
To make the beach sign, I used kraft paper and a Paper Studio embossing folder
with the wood design in my Vagabond. Then I inked it withsome Vintage Photo
and Brushed Corduroy.  I love anything with nature paper...and visual effects.
Tim also has a wood embossing plate.  I think the sign turned out great. I used two brads
on the sign after I took a file a scuffed them up a bit to take the shine off.  I made the words
with white paper using Tim's Typeset Die....these are some of my favorite letters.
Next I inked the letters with Antique Linen.  The letters look like they belong there.
Now I just needed a touch of grass along the base of the sign...I wanted it to look like
it had been there awhile.  I just took some chipboard and hand cut the grass.
When I glued it on, I only adhered it at the base of the grass.  Then used some Tim Holtz
Peeled Paint ink to give the grass some life.
Now I need something for the flowers to grow on....Let's see. The Tim Holtz Alterations
 Die...Elegant Flourishes will be perfect.  I cut this out of chipboard also and added some
burshed Corduroy and Vintage Photo ink. Not enough to cover the entire flourish, just along
the edges and places along the top.  I glued it along the left side of the tag around
the sign. I really wanted it to look as if it loved where it grew.
NOW...for the most important part....the TATTERED FLOWERS.
I didn't have a lot of time left to work, so I picked some light pink, darker pink and a soft
 yellow cardstock to work with.  I put the paper on the die and ran it through my Vagabond.
Then I took some Worn Lipstick and RustyHinge and inked the edge of all my flowers.
I then layered them and put them together with a small brad using the yellow in the center.
I then worked with the flowers a bit, bending and curving the edges under. When I glued them
on I think they look like they belonged there.
The flowers just popped off the tag with the blue in the background.
I also took a speck of yellow paper and inked it and glued it at the bottom of the tag...kind
of like a petal had fallen and was slowly wilting. 
I had some fishing net that I put through the tags hole at the top.  No time to add any quotes or stamps.
I think the simplicity of this tag will have to do considering I don't have any more time to work on it.
Soooo...TA DA....I'm finished for now....
Luv it..and hope you do to! 
Quick and easy!


  1. Mylissa, this is just too cute!!!! Love it!

    1. Patti...I am so glad you like my tag...I loved doing it. However, I just wish that I'd had more time to try and do a project worthy of the "Master"...but I hope one day I'll be there! Mylissa