Monday, 8 March 2010

Childhood innocence (lots to do distressed challenge)




I decided to start on a couple of tags inspired by the new Tim Holtz book that I treated myself to the other week which has the wonderful title of a compendium of curiousities. I quite like the grunginess of Tim Holtz and love his new 2010 range of inks and embellishments. Played around with distress inks and water to create the backgrounds. For the Angel tag the stamped background features flourish and lace stamps. I have stamped a botanical image in paint then put distress inks over the paint for the childhood dreams tag. For the darling child tag the background has distress inks layered over a lace resist stamped with embossing powder then melted away with an iron. The boy tag features a stamped lace background ..all using distress inks and childhood images from The Artistic Stamper.

16 comments:

crafty creations said...

Fantastic !!! I have those stamps and love em too - the way you've created your background is brilliant

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab fab fab tags...love them loads x

June said...

Great Tags and fab distressing work. love them both
hugs June xxxxx

Lori said...

Love them! and all the techniques you used are just fab!

Martina2801 said...

Oh Lorraine, this tags are so fantastic! Beautifully created.

JoAnne Ruggeri said...

Very cool! Keep these coming.
JoAnne

Lynn Stevens said...

I guess I'm going to have to break down and get this book, Awesome tags!

craftytrog said...

gorgeous grungy tags! x

Jennie said...

love the grunginess and use of the stamps:)

Sid said...

Fantastic tags, love your effects !

Femmy said...

fantastic!!!!

jenny said...

Oh such wonderful tags, think I might need to buy this book too....love them!!

Linda said...

I really like these Lorraine...you have done a great job with the distressy stuff. I also have the new T.H book (did you go for the QVC package too?)
XX
PS Thank you for the advice about printing on fabric!

Sandy said...

Oh wow these are stunning.
Fantastic distressed. Amazing design.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the "grungy tag" look....these are great.....

Paula said...

wonderful tags