Friday 24 June 2011

My "proper" first challenge..

I said below that I would enter my first craft challenge actually by the time I got my blog sorted (well sort of, at least I can get photo's on here now.. chuckle) the challenge had finished!

So here goes
Studio L3 Grungy Monday 12 using Tim Holtz technique April 2008.

I cut the tag using Tim's Sizzix movers and shaper Tag and bookplates die and Lost and found paper, the one with the clocks on.

My favourite stamp set at the moment is the PaperArtsy Clocks 6 I really love the words.. "time does not change usit merely unfolds us", this set me thinking again about butterfly's unfolding their wings.. so out came my Dark room Door Butterflies and I embossed them with clear ink and embossing powder.

I had a good look at the technique and decided to use the expresso paint dabber Tim uses and then go from there. It felt a bit dark so I added the paper lace tape and I wanted to pick up on the jade/teal colour from underneath so added a bit of ribbon across the centre and through the tag hole.

I stamped the Paper Artsy words and swirl in Jet black Staz on and added the metal embellishments. Simple but it does fit my original idea.


  1. Fabulous tag! Great design and technique! Love the sentiment! Awesome!

  2. Welcome to Grungy Monday - great tag and grungy colours... love the metal and paper lace.

  3. Fantastic tag Bev! Look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations on the challenge!
    Alison x

  4. Fab! Just fab! Congratulations on your bravery too! Love the embellishments - just perfect for this project x

  5. Oh, how exciting to get comments.. thank you!!