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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Forgotten Friday 51- It's all about the Chemistry



Hi Folks, I know it's Saturday, but here I am with a Forgotten Friday post. My shoulder and arm have been very painful this week, which have affected my ability to do any crafting. I signed up to take part in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 Class, and decided to base my post project on that for this week. The items I needed to use were all neglected, so it qualified well and truly for my weekly ramblings!

The technique that I have covered is Distress Stain marbling, and you can learn all about it in Tim's class at http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/timholtz/class-info/ The classes are great, with daily videos and downloadable PDF files. It is great to sit down with a cuppa and watch Tim in action, picking up some tips and tricks along the way.

Anyway, onto my project! I have chosen to make tags, as that is what Tim has done. I made the first one, and then went on to make another one using the left over Stains, creating a much paler version, which I quite like. I never use Picket Fence Distress Stain, it sits there blinking at me in the drawer, so it has had an airing today. I've also got two stamp sets out, and inked them up for the first time, 'Artful Flight' and 'Shabby French'. These were sets that I treated myself to at a Craft Show at some point, put them with my other stamps, and never used them. There are some great stamps on these sets, and I think that they will get used a lot from now on. I also cut the tags out myself, using Tim's tag die, which is something that I rarely do, as I've been using all of my existing tags up first. So, all in all, I've had a good day using up my unused stash.

Here is tag number one, using lots of greens and blues, plus Picket Fence Distress Stain:
Here is tag number two, using the leftover Stains, and I really like this pale version:

Both backgrounds remind me of eggshells, with the blotches, and the colours, maybe it's the manilla tags, I don't know. It is a look that I really like though. I will definitely be creating more of these. I hope that you have a chance for some creativity over the weekend. Don't forget to leave a link to your 'Forgotten' creations, and I'll pop along to take a look. Thanks for stopping by, xx

13 comments:

Aquarius said...

These tags are beautiful and the colours are so lovely. Presumably one has to sign up to view Tim in action with this technique?? I do hope you start feeling better soon - maybe this lovely warm weather will help

Anonymous said...

Wow these are stunning Judith....I love the colours of the backgrounds.
Shirley x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are gorgeous Judith, I'm sue that you're enjoying your lessons with Tim. It's good to see you back with your Friday (Saturday) post, but a shame that you are still in pain. I hope the tooth has cleared up though. Here is my contribution this week, I did post the last two fridays as well just because I had got them ready.

Sue x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tags Judith love both of them. Hope you start to get some relief from the pain soon. Suexxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Gorgeous in one word Judith. Love them, they are beautiful.
warm greet Marja

Elaine said...

Lovely backgrounds Judith, the colours are superb. Really love the combinations of stamps you have used too. I think I need some tips from you on these techniques. Elaine xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I was so tempted to sign up for this class but realised I didn't have sufficient materials to do it justice, besides which I'm already committed to Glenda's Design Course on MCC next month. I must say that these backgrounds are both beautiful & each tag is striking in its own way.
I love the blue stamping of the images.
Paula (PEP)
Take care with both shoulder & tooth. Hope the pain lessens very soon.

crafty flossie said...

Two beautiful tags Judith. The colours are lovely and are complimented by the stamps. Debbie

Miranda said...

Lovely tags Judith, I really like the stains and especially with the white one giving that marbling and milky radiation! warm and sunny greet Mirandax

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Tags Judith ! The backgrounds are awesome. Great Designs ! Have a great day and hope the pain is gone soon. Always enjoy your creations. Cheers, Shirley

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow these are really stunning tags, so beautiful
Lindsay xx

craftimamma said...

These tags are gorgeous Buddy! I've had a fab time watching Tim's classes too even though I've not had chance to try out the techniques yet. Great that we have lifetime access to the classes though so I'm not worried. Excellent value for money I thought.

I think both the tags are wonderful but agree with you that the paler version is my favourite by a whisker.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

These tags are gorgeous Buddy! I've had a fab time watching Tim's classes too even though I've not had chance to try out the techniques yet. Great that we have lifetime access to the classes though so I'm not worried. Excellent value for money I thought.

I think both the tags are wonderful but agree with you that the paler version is my favourite by a whisker.

Hugs
Lesley Xx