Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tim Holtz Inspiration-IC600

This weeks Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge (IC600) hosted by Audrie (girlgeek101) was impossible to miss....Tim Holtz Inspiration Board by Maria!!

I was inspired by this beautiful Tag by Tracey from 2013,  but still Trendy!

Here is my Tag Inspired by Tracey's tag on Pinterest!

Stencil layering on tags is so much fun.  I started with a Ranger #8 Manila Tag.  Covered with Goldens Gesso white paint.  When dry I used my T.H. Cargo (letters) stencil and painted with white acrylic paint,  which acted as a resist. Let dry.

I then sponged my Distress Inks using my blending tool : Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Ripe persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries.

Then more stencil layering.  I used Ranger Dylusions (diamonds) and 2 borrowed TCW stencils..heart and sunburst.  

Next I stamped STAMPlorations "Scribbly Splattery Grunge" stamp set (numbers and letters) and a ret. SU text using Archival black ink.  Sponged more Distress ink on the edge of tag.

Then I die cut Tim Holtz Wildflower Dies using SU Thick Whisper White CS and attached with SU fine tip glue pen and weighted down with a large acrylic block to dry.  

I just got my new STAMPlorations "Trendy Feathers 2" stamp set and stamped 3 of the sentiments using my MISTI.  Added SU linen thread and W. White Seam Binding Ribbon...and Done!

I love how the color combo turned out and how the white wildflowers pop.  Enjoy and I hope you can go to Audrie's  Inspiration Challenge post to see the full gallery.  Also a beautiful personal video of Tim.

Supplies: Listed in Description.

Adding to more challenges...

STAMPlorations June Mixed Media/Stenciling

STAMPlorations Anything Goes/Stenciling


  1. I absolutely love all the layering on this fabulous tag. Great colours and great take on Tracey's x

  2. What a wonderful job of layering those stencils, Nancy! Love, love, love the colors! (I must write them down for future sponging reference.) The white die cut wild flowers show beautifully! I may have to put them on my list!

  3. Gorgeous tag Nancy. The colours are so beautiful and summery ... my favourites!! xx

  4. OMG it's so awesome Nancy, I love all those beautiful layers of pinks and reds for your tag and the white TH flower really pops :) I really need to make some more, I just loved playing at our retreat.

  5. Lots and lots of layers and elements, and yet the tag has a sense of unity! I l love how the white wild flowers pop out from the awesome background, my friend! Hideko :-)

  6. Wonderful tag, I love your background, the colors and the white wild flowers.

  7. Fabulous colour combination and superb tag!

  8. Gorgeous tags, Nancy! Your stencil layering is so striking and I love your color palette!

  9. Oh, I can see how you were inspired! You did a great job with these beautiful, rich colors and subtle background stamping!

  10. love, love it mf...awesome layering and that colour is so fab!!!
    you are amazing and inspiring.
    xx Karen

  11. No clue how I missed these Nancy but WOW! I love them! The interest, the white embossed images, the flowers and that glorious color! Never have I seen such cheerful, fun tags!

    1. The 1st tag was by Tracey and I was inspired by her design to create the 2nd design. Tags are so much fun. Hugs..

  12. Wonderful colors on this fun tag, Nancy. Some awesome stenciling and techniques - makes me want to go try something like it right now! Hugz

  13. Oh those colors! Bright and beautiful all the way, Nancy!

  14. What a fabulous strong warm colors and love the white die cuts on top. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge.


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