Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Timmy Tags


This weeks challenge on Simon Says Stamps Challenge is to make a Tag or ATC, I make cards so not liking this challenge and we're showcasing Tim Holtzs products, mine never look as good as Tims.

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So while travelling home the other week I had a lightbulb moment, probably because it was raining again!
It was to make a tag all dark and dank and then have a bright brolly. So using Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire distress pads I made a couple of grungy tags. 
I used one of the word stamps from the Tim Holtz Life Inspiration and the wooden bricked stamp which I had brought really for scrapbooking to make the actual tag. Because of the white space round the words I flicked some wetted ink from the craft mat with a paintbrush.
I stamped the man separately and cut it out so I could place it off the tag and the Umbrella is the Memory box die with some scraps of paper. 


I always make two when experiementing so wasn't going to let this one go without doing a bit of the same but this time I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder painted with ink before I embossed and then added some brads and things.
Ok I did enjoy playing and making the tags and the first one came out far better than I could imagine.
So if you up for a challenge then join us this week and be in for a chance to win the fabulous prize of


Happy 4th of July to all my US friends and visitors. 


Blast so much for scheduling for 2pm, I will get it right eventually!

55 comments:

  1. Fabulous tags Debby, Jo x

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  2. Wow, grungy tags Debby whatever next. Kath better watch out! Seriously they are bith gorgeous. Love the man with brolly and the touch og colour is inspiring.

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  3. Wow ,love them Debby and love the bright brolly idea. Carolxx

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  4. Fab tags Debby, especailly the first, love them.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  5. Really nice Debby, like both of them really like the embossing on the 2nd one. Aud x

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  6. And these are fab! What a great idea to pop the brolly and use colour. I love them both! Hugs, Lesley

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  7. Hi Debby, I think you did great!! Love them both but the 2nd one's my favourite! HUgs, Frea

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  8. You obviously have no problems stepping out of your comfort zone Debby because both of these are beautiful. Great work
    Eileen x

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  9. I always think that my work never looks as good as somebody else's%)
    I like your tags, the laconic style.

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  10. So gorgeous tag Debby.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  11. Je tag is weer super mooiiiii
    Groetjes

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  12. Fab tags hun, love the embossing!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  13. Both of these tags are awesome Debby and every bit as good as Tim's.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  14. Debby!! your TAGS are stunning, what a cute design, and your colouring is fantastic.
    Hugs Trudy

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  15. Wow Debby these are fabulous and just love your use of the umbrella die...

    Anne

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  16. Lovely tag Debby and the sentiment is gorgeous:)x

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  17. WOW! I love this! It's not your usual style, but it is GORGEOUS!

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  18. I think it's a great tag.....your idea of making a dark background with a bright focal point is brilliant! Love the 2nd one with the embossing!

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  19. Brilliant tags Debby! The bright brolly is super and I really love the embossing on the second tag :) Sarah x

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  20. These are stunning Debby, love all the detail on your tags.. me too rarely ever do anything else besides cards :) xx

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  21. These are gorgeous Debby!! xx

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  22. fab tags. love the sentiment. those words are very true.

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  23. Amazing tags Debby! So inspirational!

    Sarah x

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  24. Lovely tag Debby:) I like the embossed and distressed paper:) Beautiful happy umbrella!
    Kisses,
    Sonia

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  25. Lovely tags. I think I might have to give this a try. I have not made a tag as piece of art before. jenx

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  26. Wow, the tags are great!

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  27. That is fabulous Debby, I love all your details, the monochrome is stunning set of stunning with the umbrella.

    hugs Heather xx

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  28. Debby, these are amazing! I LOVE what you did with making the umbrella bright and cheery... I love the contrast it gives to the tags and the symbolism it represents - just brilliant!

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  29. Ooooh absolutely fantastic tags hun! xxx

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  30. Brilliant tags Debby. Love your design.
    Lorraine x

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  31. Fabulous tags Debby :-) You are a trooper getting down and inky even when you don't want to lol :-) these challenges are a challenge eh !! they stretch us all and you have done a brilliant job as always ! I love how you used the brolly die with the TH stamp ,,, brilliant ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  32. Wow Debby, FABULOUS tags. Are you kidding, your tags are every bit as good as Tim's :)

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  33. A brilliant tag Debby!
    Helen x

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  34. Love them Debby, the splash of colour on the umbrellas looks fab - great idea :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  35. Love what you did with the tag, me I am also more for the cardmaking thing; tags are not really my thing. Regards, Helen

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  36. Fabulous tag Debbie.
    Hugs
    Jayne
    x

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  37. Great tags Debby, you don't need to compare yours to Tim's, you have a fabulous style all of your own.
    Are you enjoying the planes coming in? Some of those jets are ultra loud this year.
    We are having a BBQ on the 14th too, so I will raise a glass and say cheers to you.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  38. Brilliant tags Debby. Anyone would think it's your regular thing.
    Beryl xx

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  39. These look amazing ! Love the Tim Holtz stamps

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  40. Both tags are fabulous! Love how the image is hanging off the first one... and the embossing folder and gears on the second one are just perfect!

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  41. Didn't look like you struggled too much as these are both just awesome and so ingenious! Love em

    Shelby

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  42. Gorgeous Debby, love the blue and black together and with the pink and yellow umbrella well, I think that is a perfect touch, hugs

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  43. Fabulous tags Debby.......

    Hugs
    Judith

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  44. Beautiful tags Debby, great colours.

    Hugs, Marianne

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  45. Wow these are fabulous, luv;-))m

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  46. Fabulous - really lovely work, Jx

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  47. Great tags Debby, you always have such good ideas.
    Pauline
    x

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  48. They are great!! Love the brickwall stamp! Colinda

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  49. Amazing Debby!! It looks like it was made by Tim himself!!

    hugs...

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  50. What a COOL effect to paint your embossing folder before running it through, Debby! I love the pop of color you added with the umbrella :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  51. Love both versions of theses tags, but I especially LOVE the bright colored umbrella. Wonderful!

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  52. These tags are gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  53. I love your fresh take on the Tim Holtz product Debby. You have done it beautifully. I have been away so had over 300 posts to catch up on. I haven't managed to comment on them all but love what you have created over the past two weeks.

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