Friday, July 8, 2016

Horizontal NYC tag

Afternoon :  Today I needed to do something creative.  You know those days where you need something happy; making things makes me happy.  So I decided to a make my  July tag for the Tim Holtz's 12 of 2016.  I know a shocker but, for this one my idea came fast.  I love those cityscape stamps by Stampers Anonymous & Tim Holtz, so I dug them out and just started playing.  I am usually inspired by colors before anything else, how about you guys/gals?   So I looked online to see the colors of the city.  Cracked Pistachio is the perfect distress color for the Statue of Liberty and the top of 40 Wall Street.  From there I continued water coloring with different Distress pens and then used a gel glitter pen to add a little sparkle. When I was done painting I dried the picture. Which for once I did on the smooth side of the watercolor paper.  I added Distress Glaze and rubbed off the extra with a paper towel.  Next thinlet time where I cutout my words on a craft tag and  used a craft knife to make a belly band to slide my watercolor picture in.  Next add a few Ideology items and twine.  This was a fun tag to make.   I'm going to  laminate this  and use it on my luggage.
Hope you like it!!


Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! I love, love your take on Tim's tag!! The cityscape scene looks amazing!!

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ßeulah ßee said...

Looks good! It's good to see that stamp in use as I wouldn't mind having it in my stash and fun hearing about your color inspiration.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for you lovely comment!!

Unknown said...

I love this! Such a clever use for a skyline stamp! Thank you for the inspiration! 💕

Christina said...

I love your take on Tim's tag! It's got a postcard vibe to it - really cool :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

FYI...your link goes directly to your blog, instead of this post. I LOVE your tag!!! My new favorite of yours! LOVE the position of everything. You nailed it!