I hope that you're having a wonderful Wednesday and finding some time for YOURSELF to play!
My crazy buddies ~ and I say that with the utmost respect and affection ~ ELLEN and HELS posted a new challenge on their blogs on Monday....
a 30 minute challenge to create a tag.
That sounded like so much fun and this morning, I found myself with a free 30 minutes. So, I decided to join their challenge. I was amazed at how much I could NOT do in 30 minutes!
The stipulations to their challenge are:
* It has to be a size 10 manila tag. (Good thing because I couldn't have made anything larger in just 30 minutes!)
*It has to have a painted background.
* It has to be collaged.
* It has to have paint stamping.
* It has to have a Dylusions sentiment.
* It all has to be done in 30 minutes.
I quickly taped the back of a #10 manila tag with various Tim Holtz Tissue Tapes and a little Recollections Tissue Tape from Michaels. I cover the tapes with Claudine Hellmuth's Painterly Pink mixed with a little water, followed by dabs of Sky Blue and swipes of Blank Canvas. I quickly heat set the background and cut away the excess Tissue Tape. Then I swiped a Gold Paint dabber around the edges of my tag and added some swipes of gold paint (using my finger) across the tag itself. Then moved on to the stamping.
I stamped Tim Holtz' dressform from Haberdashery first using a Pitch Paint Dabber to "ink" the stamp. Next I added "POST CARD" first in gold but it didn't show up all that well. So, I over stamped it with the black. Better.
Next, I covered the top portion of the "Generations" stamp from Tim Holtz' Photo Studio stamp set and "inked" the measuring tape portion of that stamp with the Pitch Paint Dabber. I then randomly stamped the measuring tape on the tag.
Then I pulled out my Dressmakers stamp set from Darkroom Door and added the little snaps randomly onto the tag.
Finally, to create something "sassy" to coincide with the Dyan Reaveley sentiment that I chose to use on this tag; from her new Say It How It Is stamp set, I again used my Darkroom Door stamp set and strategically stamped the scissors right on top of the bodice of the dressform in Gold Paint Dabber paint.
The sentiment is done with the Pitch Paint Dabber and stamped onto Specialty Stamping Paper, cutout and hurriedly slapped onto the tag!
BAM! 30 minutes! DONE!
Not my normal style with a lot more "stuff" on it, but I did make it within the 30 minute time limit....barely! I actually added just a touch of a black cats eye ink pad around the edges of the tag right after the 30 minutes was up...I couldn't stand it! haha
And, it's taken me longer to write this blog post than it did to create the tag! haha
Now I have a mess to tend to...brushes and stamps thrown into water, waiting to be cleaned! So, here's to your Wednesday! I hope it's a good one! Find some time for yourself today to play...even if it's just for 30 minutes!!!