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:

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous tags Debby, Jo x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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.

nnalorac said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Willy's creations said...

Beautiful!

Hugs,Willy

Aud said...

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

Grenouille Greetings said...

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

Dawn said...

Cool tags Debby.

Frea said...

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

Star said...

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

МД в картинках said...

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

Riet said...

So gorgeous tag Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marian said...

Je tag is weer super mooiiiii
Groetjes

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab tags hun, love the embossing!
Hugs Shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

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

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Trudy said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Sandra H said...

Lovely tag Debby and the sentiment is gorgeous:)x

scrapn_momof2 said...

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

Lin said...

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!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

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

Dora said...

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

Tracey said...

These are gorgeous Debby!! xx

rosie said...

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

Sarah said...

Amazing tags Debby! So inspirational!

Sarah x

Sonia said...

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

scrappyjen said...

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

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, the tags are great!

Rica said...

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

hugs Heather xx

Lisa Carroll said...

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!

NGCARDS said...

Ooooh absolutely fantastic tags hun! xxx

Lorraine said...

Brilliant tags Debby. Love your design.
Lorraine x

Lorraine A said...

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

Lucille K said...

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

Anonymous said...

A brilliant tag Debby!
Helen x

Wishcraft said...

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

Helen said...

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

Jayne A said...

Fabulous tag Debbie.
Hugs
Jayne
x

Brenda Brown said...

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

Beryl said...

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

Sandy Ang said...

These look amazing ! Love the Tim Holtz stamps

Sarah J. Moerman said...

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!

Shelby said...

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

Shelby

Joy said...

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

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Fabulous tags Debby.......

Hugs
Judith

Marianne said...

Beautiful tags Debby, great colours.

Hugs, Marianne

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow these are fabulous, luv;-))m

Fluffles said...

Fabulous - really lovely work, Jx

cotnob said...

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

Colinda said...

They are great!! Love the brickwall stamp! Colinda

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

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

hugs...

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

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!

cheiron said...

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

Denise and Louise said...

These tags are gorgeous.
Hugs
Denise xx

Today for Tomorrow said...

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.