Sunday, 20 April 2008

Distressed After A Workout!!


I saw that my mate Linda had taken part in a new Blog challenge and being as I have to copy everything she does, I have had a go too!

The Challenge is called Saturday WorkOut and can be found here. This weeks challenge is to make something "Distressed". Well, what a perfect excuse to get all inky and messy :O))

I decided to make a tag as I have not made one for a while. I started by using Distress Re-Inkers in Old Paper, Tattered Rose and Dusty Concord. I dabbed dots of ink onto a non stick craft sheet, spritzed first with water and then with Gold Glimmer Mist.

I then patted the blank tag into the inky mixture and dried with a heatgun. I re-patted the tag into the rest of the inks and dried again.

Next, I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stamp the tree image and then Versafine in black to stamp the lion, the sentiment and the flourish. All the stamps are by Stampers Anon and in the Tim Holtz collection.

Then, cos I love my lion so much, I added a little Grungeboard crown which I had painted with Adirondack Gold Dabber paint.

I used the Tim Holtz edge distresser to get the shabby look on the tag and ran a black pen around the edges to add a little definition.

Thank you to Linda for showing me this challenge and thank you to the ladies on the Workout...this is the nearest I will get to "working out" LOL

Thanks for looking!

Hels x


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fantastic. Wonderful Tag. Love Tim Holtz Stamps. Great work.

Thanks for this stunning creation to Saturday´s Workout.

Karen said...

That is a fab tag Hels - the gold glimmer mist is really effective - might be my next `must have' :)

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab tag Hels - I love this more than I love Lion bars X

Andrea said...

what a great tag Hels and super colours to xx

stampingbalou said...

Oh - a Hels-Holtz-Distress-Tag !!! This is more than fabulous, it#s incredible !!! I love it so much !

Thank you sor much for participating Saturday´s Workout with this brilliant creation !

Willy said...

Wonderful tag!

Ruby Claire. said...


bastelkueken said...

great TAG - wonderful design

christine said...

Beautiful tag!

Joy said...

I have all those mediums that you have used and tried that technique! So, why donT mine look as fabulous as yours does??? It is simply beautiful and I love the soft colours xx

Rein said...

Beautiful tag.

Femmy said...

beautiful tag!!!

Angie C said...

Gorgeous Tag Hels

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