The rules are simple:
• One must work from the book and not reveal Tim's techniques (If you don't have the book, you can get one from Tim there 's still time as there are still challenges left in this series!)
• You need to link your creation to Linda's blog
• You need to visit the design team's blogs and leave comments on their interpretations.
This week’s challenge is to implement the technique described on Page 42 of the book: “Smudge Stamping”. My intent was to make a simple background with this technique using stamp from Tim’s “Daydream” (CMS 179), “Papillon” (CMS 106) and “Paris to London” (CMS 160) sets and the Distress Inks “Black Soot”, Vintage Photo”. “Stormy Sky” and "Firebrick Red” on an “Antique Linen” background.
(Given that I was thinking travel journal for my Challenge #25 tag, I must be getting itchy feet, and given the predominance of French themes in my entries into the challenges this year, it may well be I have a hankering for Paris! Who knew that crafting was a form of psychoanalysis?)
So I stamped and inked and rubbed on remnant rubs and added pockets with mini-tags and other bits and pieces from my stash and created four tags, attached them with a ring decorated with a red ribbon (which seems to have disappeared in teh following picture --- take my word for it, it's there!). There is room for journaling, photos, souvenirs (and new tags can easily be added if more “pages” are needed):
- Stamps: "Daydream" set, "Papillon" set, and "Paris to London" set from Stampers Anonymous; “French Flight” set from Alterations;“Wish You Were Here” set, and “Parisian Plaza” set from SU!
- Inks: Distress Inks - Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, Firebrick Red, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo; India Ink Black
- Markers: Distress Markers Stormy Sky and Fired Brick; Micron Pen Fine tip (black)
- Papers: Authentic “Abroad” Collection (“Route” paper) and miscellaneous scraps of card stock in white and blue
- Remnant Rubs from “Words” and “Life Quotes”
- Ephemera: Salvage Stickers (“French Industrial”), Authentique “Abroad” collection pockets, tags and die-cuts; Word Bands (“Observations” and “Words”); Muse Token (“Journey”)
- Fibers - Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Trims