Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dream Tag

Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group has gone to a monthly challenge for the summer.  June's Make Art! Challenge is to incorporate at least one Wendy (Studio 490) stamp, the color blue and metal.

I love this Wendy stamp of the man with the cane.  The saying on Tim's word band is a perfect match, in my opinion. Enough said.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - See more at:
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - See more at:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #50 Show Us Something New
learning from Tim how to use rubons in a different way and how to fade stamped images; using for the first time my Studio 490 stamp of the man.
Definitely this inkiness is not in my comfort zone

Catching up with the Tim Holtz Tags of 2013. Here is his sample for May and the link to his tutorial is HERE
I used all the techniques in his tutorial.  Too late to link up but I'm determined to learn some new techniques this year and get all 12 tags done.

This is the photo from Tim's blog with his sample.


Most primary grade children know blue and yellow make green. I know that too. So imagine my distress when Broken China and Wild honey distress stains blended into a nice shade of green. Oops! The EWV challenge is for BLUE! So out come all the blue distress ink pads!

Fashionable Stamping asked for something new.  Although I own all these products,  using them in this way is new to me.


Studio 490 stamp sets:
Art Inspiration
Lower Case Art
Art for Men
Dreams of Art

Stampers Anonymous stamp set:
The Journey

Tim Holtz Idea-ology
enameled tag
word band
pen nib  "thoughts" letters rubbed with picket fence
remnant rubs
film strip ribbon

Ranger products:

Distress Inks:
tumbled glass
faded jeans
salty ocean
broken china

alcohol ink:  faded jeans

Distress Ink Marker:  picket fence (to highlight the letters in the metal)

Distress Stains:
broken china
wild honey
picket fence
brushed pewter

Archival Ink:  jet black

Maya Road trim with broken china distress paint


Brenda Brown said...

Love this inky tag Helene, wonderful images and beautifully put together.
hugs Brenda xxx

Lori said...

Wow! You really rocked this one Helene! Excellent idea to use Tim's tag technique...and you're right, that sentiment is perfect for the stamp! Thanks for joining the MAC!!

Ally White Cat said...

Oh this is a wonderful day to see such lovelies on your blog. I love both tags they are total inspiration.
susan s

1CardCreator said...

Great tags Helene, that is a cool stamp too! ~Diane

Marjie Kemper said...

I love it! Such great placement of everything, especially the gent walking away. What a fab tag!

Sophie said...

Ein super Tag!
Die Kombination der verschiedenen Stempel und Farben ist dir 100% gelungen.

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

Beverly Sager said...

This is so handsome, Helene. The main image is a great focal point, and love all the bits & bobs to look at all around. And I really like the tiny greenish spots peeking out here and there :D

wwilloww said...

That is such a great masculine tag!!! I love how you colored it and how you collaged the images,

butterfly said...

Wow, that's so beautiful... loved the May tag and this is a fabulous reworking of it!
Alison x

Michele said...

brilliant composition! xo

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the colors you used! I've finally gotten better to the point I am not using my cane anymore- thank goodness :)
Happy summer

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Amazing, your tag looks great. Love the colors and the images. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Every image is awesome as is the background! Gorgeous!

trisha too said...

Wonderful tag, Helene!


Buttons said...

A great combination of stamping and rub ons Helene. Love the deep blues in this too. Hugs, Jenny x

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your take on Tim's tag.
The cool tones of the blue combined with the metal blend so well together.
Great job Helene.
Hugs Lynn

Debi said...

brilliant tag- love it :) Debi x

Terry said...

This is such a cool tag and a fabulous take on Tim's tag! I love every stamped image and detail! Enjoy the weekend!

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