Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry Challenge 3: "Summer" tag

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is the Week 3 Challenge for Tim Holtz' Creative Chemistry 101 Class.  This week's challenge is to use Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls on a project.  For my project I decided to make another tag- this one is inspired by the first day of summer tomorrow.  The tag is bright, happy, shiny and flowered...exactly how I think of summer.  :)
Tim's third technique using the Perfect Pearls and Distress Ink grabbed my crafty attention.  Inks used were Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Pickled Raspberry, and Peacock Feathers.  The Perfect Pearl colors (I think) were Green Patina and Blue Patina (not 100% sure as I removed the color label on accident).  After it was completely dried I applied Picket Fence Distress Stain on Tim Holtz' rubber stamp "Newsprint" and stamped the tag.  It was immediately dried using a heat tool.  Next, the gorgeous roses from Tim Holtz' Lady Rose stamp set were randomly stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Distress Stain in Picket Fence was applied along the entire edge of the tag to give it a soft and bright appearance.  (Please note, I tried to zoom in on one area to capture the shimmer of the background...not sure how well it shows up but in person it is so pretty!)
The oh-so-lovely "Summer" die (designed by Suzanne Cannon for Elizabeth Craft Designs) die cut black and white card stock.
Frosted half pearls in various sizes were added.  Seam binding was dyed using the same Distress Inks and added to the bottom of the tag with two different styles of lace.  A wee black twine bow was the final touch. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the tag.
Have a happy, crafty day!
Kathy Jo

This tag is entered into the following challenges:
Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101, Week 3


  1. Love this gorgeous summer tag! How sweet! Beautiful colors and the the lace is the perfect ending!

  2. Gorgeous colours and love the idea of the shimmer pearls with it!
    am your latest to check out more of your blog...


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