Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wrinkle-Free and Still Distressed and another thing......

No, the title of this post does not refer to botox gone wrong.  It is time for another Compendium of Curiosities challenge.  The latest technique is what Tim refers to as wrinkle-free distress, and it is one of the basics in any inker's arsenal.
Click HERE to be taken to Linda's blog for all the deets.
Meanwhile, over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, the weekly challenge is all about distressing and sanding, so once again, I get a twofer!  Click HERE to learn more about this challenge.
I recently added to my collection of Tim Christmas stamps, so decided to ignore the fall foliage for a moment and make a Christmas tag:
For the wrinkle-free distress I used forest moss, crushed olive, barn red and brick red.
As far as the sanding/distressing goes, you can see that around the ticket and also the edges of the tag.  There's a bit of scratching on the tag itself as well.
What about "and another thing.....?"  Do you recognize this logo?
If you do, then I'll probably see you tomorrow.  If you don't....it's the logo for the 2010 Tim Holtz cruise, and I'll be on board having a blast and learning from the master himself.
Not saying all this to make anyone jealous, just pointing out that this will be my last blog post for a while.  Be back on October 9, and I promise LOTS of photos!  So, bon voyage to me and all my fellow cruisers!

31 comments:

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Let's try that again ... ;-)

Uh-huh, sure ... you don't want us to be jealous ... yeah, right. *rofl*

Have a GREAT time!

Love the tag! Can't wait to see your photos from the cruise - the creativity will be awesome, I'm sure.

Tammy D said...

Awesome Tag! Have a blast!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Eileen!! I sure hope you have a FABULOUS time on the cruise...ENJOY!!

Alicia said...

Awesome Tag Eileen- Have a safe and wonderful memory filled trip! Learn lots and come back to teach the rest of us :) *Hugs*

SusanK said...

I could still get out there in time to tote bags (or whatever) for you and Lori! You'll have lots of fun, make many memories, and meet new friends! I'm jealous but will enjoy the experience through all the eyes of those who went. Be safe!

Kerry said...

Love, love, love the Christmas Tag! Bright, cheerful and full of celebration! Have a wonderful time on the cruise and look forward to all the pics!

Celeste said...

Beautiful tag....

Helen said...

No, of course you're not showing us to make us jealous, that would be so unfair, lol!! Have a ball, make sure you take loads of pics especially of Lori covered in ink.... The tag is lovely, too.

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous tag Eileen as always! I have my entry nearly done. Glossy accents has to dry before I can put the last of it together. I went with Christmas too. Great minds....Have a great time cruising with the Timster.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOVE the tag girl!!!! And I hope you have a FANTASTIC time on your Cruise!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get home!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous tag Eileen! Have a great time on the cruise, sure wish I was going too.

Sandi M said...

I can be to the Bronx in 2 hours....sure you don't have room in a suitcase ;)

Beautiful tag. Have fun on the cruise.

Karla Anderson said...

Beautiful Tag... I keep resisting the urge to get out my Christmas stamps and paper. Halloween First! Have a wonderful cruise - I am sure it will be GORGEOUS!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Eileen, this rocks! Wow, did you ever make those colors sing, and your wrinkle-free distress is fabulous! This is beautiful enough to put anyone in holiday spirit!

I hope you have a completely wonderful time on the cruise, and I can't wait to hear all about it! Bon voyage!

Victoria said...

Great tag! Happy cruising!

Nancy Lynn said...

Have a great time Eileen. have loads of fun which I know you will.

TwoHeartsPath said...

I really love the colors in your tag!! Beautiful!!
Have a Blast on Your Long Awaited Cruise with Tim!!!
Can't wait to see the pics and goodies you create!!
Patti

Laurel said...

Love the tag Eileen!

Have a fantastic time on the cruise. I am so envious!!!

Laurel said...

Love the tag Eileen!

Have a fantastic time on the cruise. I am so envious!!!

sue Young said...

Once again,Eileen,have a wonderful wonderful time with tim and Elena!!!!!LUCKY you!!! Don't forget to try and talk him and Mario into the Keys4Art!!!

Bon voyage,mon amie! XO Sue

Bearcrazyman said...

Have fun. Buy me something, LOL
Perhaps a shirt in a 2x? :))

Yelowflower said...

you are going and I am not sniff sniff one day, yes one day I will

you out did yourself on this one, the colors are so vibrant and the finished product is awesome

enjoy the cruise and do something fun for me.

Shelann said...

Very pretty colors. Not sure I'm ready to get into to Christmas yet, but it is around the corner no matter what I'm ready for. Have a great cruise!

teri said...

I didn't expect you to post today, what with your LEAVING and all. Have a super time!! xo

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful Tag Eileen!! You have a fabulous time on the cruise!! And yes, a little jealous here!! Looking forward to hearing all about it!! Enjoy!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning colors!!! I love this!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

LynneForsythe said...

I was going to leave a REALLY nice comment regarding your tag....but after seeing you are going on the cruise....I am hard put to do so....hehehehehe

Hope you have a WONDERFUL TIME!! and ok...you tag is WONDERFUL too!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Pat said...

You guys will have a great time! Am I jealous? lol You betcha!

Have fun.
HUgs, Pat at home playing fair with ATT members that had to stay home & sulk!

Daniele said...

wow what a lovely christmas tag, bet your having a blast cruising with Tim...perfect time of the year to go

Julie Forest said...

Gorgeous Christmas tag, Eileen! And I'm totally jealous that I'm not on the cruise! I'm sure you're all having a fantastic time!! Cheers! :)