Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Challenge: "Summer Memories Anything Goes"

Yikes!  I haven't been here much at all this summer!  Time I usually spend in the studio has instead been spent mostly outside enjoying awesome weather.  :-)

I was super-psyched at the beginning of this month, however, to see my name as one of the winners for Tim's July Tag of the Month!!  I jumped around my studio for a good minute or so!  SOOO grateful to be picked, and receive a gift certificate to SimonSaysStamp!  Thank you!!!

On to the challenge:

This challenge was to create something that conveyed the idea of "Summer Memories".  After thinking on it a bit, I wound up creating 2 tags, both centering on the same general idea, and that's all the hiking and journeying I've been doing this summer.  :-)

The first:

Materials used:
 - Ranger Inkssentials Manila Craft Tags
 - Ranger Distress Ink: Rusty Hinge
 - Ranger Distress Stain: Broken China
 - Ranger Archival Ink: Olive
 - Design Originals Tim Holtz Mounts & Tags: Brick & Green
 - Stamp by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: CSS25887
 - Ribbon, double-stick tape from my stash
 - Photo taken by me

And the second:

Materials used:
 - Ranger Inkssentials Manila Craft Tags
 - Ranger Distress Ink: Dusty Concord
 - Ranger Distress Markers: Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood
 - Distress Paint: Mustard Seed
 - Ranger Distress Stain: Mowed Lawn
 - Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
 - Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core: #2
 - "Enjoy the Journey" stamp by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: CSS30232
 - Landscape stamp carved by me
 - Cold-press Watercolour paper
 - Gold ribbon, foam dots, double-stick tape from my stash

Tools used (both/either tag):
 - Ranger Heat Tool
 - Ranger Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool
 - Ranger Inkssentials Mister
 - Tonic Craft Scissors
 - Zig BrusH2O: Detailer tip

A few notes:
 - I picked up the package of Mounts & Tags a month or two ago at a local store.  Pretty sure they're discontinued, though, so you might have to do some Googling to locate them online.
 - The photo I used on the first tag was one I took recently while hiking.
 - The second tag used a lot of the same marker and waterbrush techniques as Tim's June tag.  (What can I say?  They were fun!)  :-) 
 - The landscape stamp is indeed one I carved myself a few years ago, based on a piece of clipart I found online.

Close up of landscape stamp:

Well, that's it for now.  Back tomorrow with this month's Tim tag! :-)

'Til then!

1 comment:

  1. Love that tag up top, it really represents a great place to fish, lol. I can see myself setting up the spot right next to the water. Even the color of the green looks like the water I might be looking down into, were I looking for a minnow to catch for bait. Dark green but yet still see through, close to shore. Great job!
    Love the stamp on the other one, too! Great carve!!!