Well the house is still on the market. Feels like it's been forever but it's actually only been 3 months. The housing market in CT has been slower to recover than the rest of the country (but it was also the last to collapse when the housing bubble burst) so 3-6 months to sell a house, even in a desirable town is not unusual. It does mean that instead of packing, moving & unpacking/settling in I have some time to get creative in the studio. Woohoo!
I love combining the unexpected and that is what Tim Holtz has done this month. A man after my own artsy fartsy heart! Grungy distress with Gold foiling?! Oh boy! I didn't want to cover up the edges of the tag to much (OK, not at all!) so I used tiny brass hinges and mini brads to attach the tag to the page.
I used the Tag & Bookplates die to cut a tag out of the cork to back the tag for a clean and finished look. For the page on the right I masked off the word 'Blessings" from the background stamp before inking it with Water Can Archival Ink and die cut the word out of the cork 'paper' and placed it where the stamped word would have been. I finished off that page with two File Tabs with the number 26 - the date of this year's Thanksgiving.
I did find using a rub-on tool to be a bit tedious (I can be a bit impatient - LOL!) to emboss the Pumpkin as the tip was just to small so I dug out my Teflon tip embossing tools from 10 Second Studio to make quick work of popping out the Pumpkin. Thank goodness I didn't pack them when I was decluttering my studio!
That's it for now! Hope you enjoyed my spin on Tim's tag. I can't believe my book is almost done! It's nice and fat and bursting with tag art goodness! Now I have to get busy making my already clean house, spic & span for the open house on Sunday. Pray we get a buyer this weekend! If interested in more information just see my previous post.
Have a creative day!