30 September 2013

It is still September here! Just!!!

Hi everyone. Back again! The spin cycle that is my life continues to rotate at top speed, and out of that maelstrom comes my take on Tim Holtz' September tag challenge.

By now everyone will have seen (and probably used!) Tim Holtz' techniques for his September tag seen HERE. I took my tag one stage further to create a card.

I used an extra large manilla tag as a base and started with my cargo letters stencil. Heavily influenced by the idea of printing blocks sandwiched together, I used a mix of Distress Paint and Embossing Paste to recreate this idea. You can recolour White Embossing Paste with Distress Paint really easily.

The two brown based Distress Stains were blended over the top and the edges were blended with my favourite DI Walnut Stain. Finally I stamped over the whole lot with three Mini Blueprint stamps. 

 If you can spot creases in the tag that's because I put them there! The tag had taken on that soft feel you get from tags on vintage clothing and begged to be given a bit of rough treatment for extra texture. Meanwhile, these Idea-ology Alpha Tiles proved perfect for the theme/colour scheme and stood out when layered on black and kraft card banners.

Replicating the Mini Blueprint images in embossed Archival Ink on kraft card allowed the viewer to recognise what had been stamped on the tag underneath.

With the top of the tag still visible I altered some white seam binding with Distress Stains and stencilling using the cargo stencil and DI Walnut Stain again.

The Muse Token added the perfect finishing touch to the ribbon bow.

Thank you everyone for bearing with the recent torrent of posts. If I could beg your indulgence, there's one more to come tomorrow for the new Our Creative Corner challenge. In the meantime take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx


  1. OMG!!Jenny this is way beyond stunning I am lost for words. So unique another "work of art" I love it.
    Thank you for the info, will give it a go. Was using a soft "stencil" brush but could not get any depth of colour or sheen, off to play.

    Patricia xxx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. Such a wonderful design with a great vintage feel.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Fabulous card Jenny, great colours and textures. Love the distressed tag and can imagine just what it feels like! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. Wow! That ' s amazing !! So many fabulous elements jenny. Absolutely stunning!! I must say I've been feeling the strain of being back at work, so busy at this time of year! Best wishes toni x

  5. This is wonderful Jenny, I love all the textures and muted colours, a great take on Tim's tag xx

  6. Supremo! I really like the blueprint stamps (not got any yet tho'), but they're so different, and the Alpha tiles remind me of the wee ones playing blocks. Also, I love the result you got for your ribbon. Another mastrpiece Jenny.
    Looking forward to hearing about the new theme on Our Creative Corner. How quickly the months are flying by! :o)

  7. Wow Jenny this is gorgeous. I love the mix of colours, the embossed blueprints and such great lettering. An outstanding work of art, someone's going to be so lucky when they receive it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. Jenny the use of the fan image probably sums it up for you. Keep spinning but only in the direction you want to go. Wonderful Card!

  9. Quite a unique take on Tim's September tag! Love the embossed panels. Such a great birthday creation! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

  10. Spectacular take on Tim's tag. Love the stencilled background and wonderful stamping and layers.

    Fabulous make to treasure

    You have been busy

    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

  11. Hi Jenny, I do love the idea of a card rather than a tag - and I love the card you created. Those mini blueprints looks fabulous against your wonderful background - love the ribbon too! Hugs, Anne x

  12. Hi Jenny
    oh my word have you taken this to the next level it is stunning I just love all the different sizes of pieces used the colour and textures. A real stunning piece of art Jenny

  13. A great piece of art, fabulous details.

  14. Love the subtle collection of colours Jenny and the way you have changed everything to make a card. Amazing background.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  15. So many great elements and textures! Love the embossed blueprint stamps.


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