Linda's crinoline flowers and had to try them. I didn't have crinoline, so I used an old man's hankie....wait, that sounds wrong. I did not steal a hankie from an old man. It was a brand new vintage hankie that my friend Becky gave me. I cut my flowers using the Tattered Florals die and dyed it with my new Spun Sugar Distress stain. I swear, that is the prettiest shade of pink, ever! My flowers ended up looking more like a ruffled mess, but I enjoyed playing around with it.
Next, I had watched Tim Holtz on HSN and was intrigued with how he used the Adirondack Paint Dabbers. I swiped Sunshine Yellow over a white tag that I cut using my Sizzix Tag die. When it was dry, I inked over it using Peeled Paint Distress stain. I loved the effect! After that dried, I inked the background stamp from the Papillion stamp set using Peeled Paint Distress stain, and stamped it onto the tag. Love that look, too!
Styled Labels die, and washed over it with a little white paint. Remember when Tim made the foam stamps during the 12 Tags of Christmas? I cut one using the Caged Bird die, inked it with the Sunshine Yellow dabber, and stamped it on the panel.
My last experiment was also the result of watching HSN! The segment following Tim's showcased various scrapbooking items. I'm not sure who it was, but someone demoed the tiny Xyron sticker maker by using it to apply adhesive to chipboard letters and then covered them with glitter. I'm sure the whole world knows this trick, but I thought it was brilliant and had to try it. I cut the word Spring using Tim's Chip Block alpha die and, after running the letters through my Xyron, covered them with Martha's glitter. So pretty!
The bottom of my tag is finished with a ruffle made from Tissue Tape that's been inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink. The tie at the top is a torn strip from the hankie that was dyed using the same stain - Spun Sugar - that I used on the flowers.
Whew! So much experimenting! I hope everyone has been having as much fun as I have with all of their new Tim Holtz and Ranger products. I'm submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show a Word challenge, as well as The Artistic Stamper Spring challenge and the Wednesday Stamper Fabulously Colorful challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by!