Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Words & Phrases Chaos Swap


I have joined another Chaos swap on my All Things Tim yahoo group. This will make the third one that I have joined. One was the Halloween, two was Christmas and this one is Words and Phrases. Can you tell I love these? My tag was a smaller one up in the upper right hand corner so I couldn't fit a whole lot on my tag but I used my space wisely. LOL.
My Quote comes from the Tim Holtz Stamp Set
Odds and Ends, this set also has the outline of the tags too. So I used both for my tag. I really love this quote, it's one of my favorites from Tim.
First thing I did was stamp the tag and quote and then I used Tim's Stamp Blocks, one of the smallest rectangle ones is the exact size of the tag stamp so I used that to cover my stamp while I went over the edges with Distress Inks. I used DI in colors Peacock, Faded Jeans and also Seedless Preserves. They blended well together and by using the stamp block I didn't gt any on the white center where I stamped my quote.


I then ran it through the Sizzix machine inside a small gear folder that I have, not sure even where I got it. I stamped the Words "Art" and "Shadow" in the two colors and cut each little one out and added it to the quote to make it pop more!
I then ran over the gear embossing with Distress Ink in black soot. I have some funky ribbon that matched pretty well with the bright colors so I added that.
I didn't think the tag was quite done so I made some shrinky dink charms that say "Enjoy The Journey" stamped with one of Tim's stamps. I added alcohol inks in the same colors to match. 

I had to make 12 for the swap so these are some of the finished tags. Here is a close up of the charm.

I hope your having a wonderful crafty week!!!

9 comments:

  1. Great quote!!! And your tags are gorgeous. I love your Tim stuff!

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  2. So pretty I really like the blue and purple plus how you highlighted art and shadow. Hope to see you again at next Wednesday's SMWYG art linkup!

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  3. Beautiful! Great idea to use the block as a mask. Love the texture of the gears, too!

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  4. They are very beautifull your tags ....I love the colors !!!
    Great job 😃

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  5. Totally fab...love the bright bold colors! The ticket use is fab!

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  6. Beautiful colors and a great design, the other participants in the swap are going to love them!

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  7. Great tags! I love the colours. Happy swapping, hope you get back tags as beautiful as these! Have a nice day, Henny

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  8. Tags are fabulous! I love how the background color frames the black and white in the middle. :)

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