This is a super fun day for me because it is my first challenge post for Joy's Life Stamps.
Our challenge this week was to get messy. That is quite a challenge for me because I don't usually get messy in any way. But I did this time. I was determined to do it.
I started by embossing some stamped leaves on the background of the tag. Then I used Tim Holtz' newest seasonal distress inks over the embossed images. I wiped away the excess and the copper just glistened. But not enough..so I spritzed the tag with pearl glimmer spray. Finally - messy enough for me.
Then I just needed to dress up the tag and my first thought was to use a sentiment. And since this is Joy's challenge, I used stamps from two of her stamp sets. The Happy is from the Everyday Occasions set and the Thanksgiving is from her Holiday Occasions set. I could have stamped them separately, but they actually stacked perfectly and I could just stamp once.
I used three dies on this. The first is the Well Worn Greetings (3-piece) Set. I have wanted this set for months and finally purchased it a few weeks ago. The next die I used is the Crown Border. I added a few Copic-colored pearls to it for dimension. And the final die I used is the Loopy Bloom. I wanted to see if it would work with paper as wells as felt. And it does!
To finish the tag I stamped and cut out the leaf, added Copic-colored seam binding, pearls and a fun fall spray. And of course some Stickles on the berries. Gotta have Stickles.
I hope you will visit all of the blogs that have Challenge Projects. Then submit your project too on the Joy's Life website.
Oh I almost forgot - I will be giving this tag away to one lucky reader. Just become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment too. I will select one recipient on Monday, Nov 14 and mail out this tag just in time for Thanksgiving.
Come on - get messy!
And just one more fun thought...I'll be entering this in the present week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Stop by and see all the pretties when you have a chance.
I created this while on the Joy's Life Design Team