Monday, June 4, 2012

Week 8 of Linda's Studio L3 challenge.  This time we were to following the technique found on page 62 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities vol II. This challenge was called re purposed packaging.
I first embossed a piece of packaging material with cracked embossing folder.  I then used glue on the raised edges of the design.  I think this makes it look like it's raining?  The glue then created a resist on my tag.  So when I added my distressed ink, the glue resisted the ink.

I also used packaging material to cut out the fence, embossed it with wood grain, and then used alcohol ink to stain.  Also this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show, the challenge is to show some texture. The lucky winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp Store.  I got the idea of the glue from Kaz.
I have just noticed that the theme is the same as the challenge on Artful Times. So I am also entering here.


  1. I think this is really pretty!!! LOVE the use of the die cuts and your background is FABULOUS! :)

  2. LOVE it, yep, it looks like rain, great tag!!!

  3. Such a fantastic tag and very creative with the technique
    x catherine

  4. I love how you used your techniques to make the rain and the paper you cut the umbrella guy out of - very cool tag!

  5. Fabulous tag! I love the scene you created with the different pieces! I keep going back to look at it! :)

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  6. Your so right it really does look like it's raining :) we have had more than enough here in the Uk
    Brilliant Tag and thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  7. Lots of brilliant ideas came together to produce this fab tag.

    Thanks for joining us over at Artful Times - Sam xxx

  8. yes I agree it does look as though its raining and it makes the whole tag just sing doesnt it! Fab! Cx

  9. Lovely tag - a favourite stamp of mine too. Thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

  10. I love the man standing in beside fence.


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