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.