Thursday, July 14, 2011

I gave it my best shot...

Did you ever start a project with something in mind and by the
time your done it looks nothing like you visioned in your mind..
Well that is what happened to me..

Don't get me wrong.. I had a blast playing around and trying new technique
I just don't really know if I like the out come..

So for my Tag today I played along with a couple of challenges.






The color this week over at Summer of color is Brown..
I know what you are thinking.. It looks a little yellow..
But believe me It's Brown my friends..
The background started off a cream then I inked it up with some
Tea dye distressed ink,  And then after I embossed it I used Walnut stain
distressed ink..  I love playing with distressed inks.. 



And of course I had a blast using Mr. Tim Holtz techniqes on this
Tag.  To see his Majesty in action you can head on over to his blog HERE and
see all the detail on how to make the tag for this week..



Lets just say I used a lot of clear embossing powder this week with lots of distress ink.
I love the effect you get.. I don't know if you can see it here..



I made an attempt at making a flower from pages out of an old book..


One thing I did learn is that I definitely need some more Tim Holtz products..
Than again who doesn't.


To get the detail on this challenge you can head on over to 
Linda's blog at Studio L3
Thanks so much Linda for hosting these fun challenges..





And to get all the details on summer of colors you can hop over
to Kristen's Blog Twinkle, Twinkle..
Thanks also to you Kristen.  I have had a blast playing your challenges..
I am looking forward to Red next week.. 


Well That's all I have for now my friends..
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Linda  

53 comments:

Julie said...

What a wonderful result,it might not have turned out as you'd thought but boy the result looks good. I love the flower,and the classy button centre.... Hope you're having a lovely with Myles of cuddles!!! Julie x

Terry said...

You got down and grungy just perfectly! Love your tag, truly, and it works so well for both challenges!

Terry said...

Oh, I see some faux stitching and you could run this over to SSSS some stitching!

Sharon said...

Talk about talent. I really love this tag and all the how to do's.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag, love the flower and the technique turns out well.

Joanna said...

LOVE that tag, and it looks brown to me!

Becca said...

Linda this is one of my favorite tags! Inlove the book paper flower and the color looks brown to me...I don't see yellow here at all! Cool technique.

Heather Jensen said...

Well, I have done that many times myself. Although I think this is beautiful. The flower and metal brad is amazing. :)

Hope you have enjoyed your summer. Is it almost over for you? When does school start back?

Hugs~

Jane Wetzel said...

Hey Linda- this is really what I like- AWESOME- Love that Studio L3 and I guess I am off to check out the other blog- very cool tag !

jacirascrap said...

Oh... voce é muito perfeccionista, pois eu adorei, achei que deu super certo sua tentativa... o efeito que se ve é muito lindo!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh My Linda... I love this tag!!! ITs beautiful ...and I love that grungy vintage-y look... you nailed it girlfriend... this tag is so TIM HOLTZ.... you're amazingly talented... TFS... hugs...xoxo

Netty said...

woo hoo the technique turned out brilliantly Linda and its such a fun one to do. Your tag is totally gorgeous, especially love the doodling and that great flower. Enjoy the weekend, Hugs Annette x

Catherine said...

I think sometimes a person makes their best creations when starting out with one idea and ending up with another.

Fantastic tag Linda!
xo Catherine

Emily Keaton said...

Well, *I* like the outcome, Linda. A lot!! That text flower is just the sweetest, and everything else comes together ever so nicely. Beautiful!

sugar Creek said...

beautiful tag!

Janna Werner said...

Really really lovely! I would love to own one of your creations some day, Linda, maybe we can exchange some of our projects :D The flower looks so fragile! Have a fabulous day! Janna

Sylvia said...

Hi Linda! so glad you made this tag! I love Tim Holtz, I can never have enough of his products. I love everything about this tag, the flower is fabulous! Glad you had so much fun playing with your things! Have a wonderful Friday!

Sandi said...

Your tag is scrumptious! It is amazing to see what everyone did with brown, yes brown!

Deb Hickman said...

I'm loving this vintage look tag. Brown isn't a colour most people tend to use but you have used it so well. Have a good weekend.xxx

Jacqueline said...

Your flower is truly beautiful Linda!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

GORGEOUS tag...and I really don´t have anywhere to tell you to go today....I know you are ever sooooo relieved....except over to baby Myles house...sound good?

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how fun!! And I immediately thought to myself, before I even read a word, how Tim Holtz! Love all the fun technique you used here. I hardly ever play with my distress inks, but you are making me want to go play. Love that embossing and love your book pages flower. And SO loving all the brown....that's my favorite color. :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

I think it looks FABULOUS! LOVE that flower!!!

Lynn Richards said...

Who doesn't need more Tim Holtz products?? Sigh...your flower is the cutest- I'll have to try one of those on my banners!
xo
Lynn

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so gorgeous, I need to pop over to take a look at the technique, thanks for sharing!

sasa said...

It turned out great and sometimes you just gotta go with the flow! Fab little flower too!

Chris said...

Love your tag, Linda. Your bookpage flower is fab and I love the colours.

Have a lovely weekend
Chris

june lanum said...

and what a great shott it is...love it

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

I love your brown tag...especially the flower :)
...and you can never have enough Tim Holtz products!! ;)

Jan x

Denise said...

Whats not to love? It's gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful Linda, love the sepia tones and the distressed flower, it all just works!!!
hugs Lynn

Kindred Spirit said...

Wow, that flower just pops! This tag really is gorgeous, love the macros as well! I'll be sure to check out your photog blog :)

xo Joanna

craftattack said...

Great piece, love it from start to finish! Valerie

Gerri Herbst said...

Its wonderful...I do like it, give it time, you might change yr mind. LOL. take care and keep trying. gerri

Jane said...

You are too hard on yourself. Your tag turned out great.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful tag Linda! That flower is STUNNING! Great job!

Davi said...

Wohoo Linda I LOVE this tag!! You did a fab job on the distressing and the flower!! :)

Kristin said...

Oh, thank you! And let me say - your tag is absolutely beautiful!! I love your close up shots (love the one with embossing shown) and your flower is FABULOUS. Just so so pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us, and if you have a Flickr account and would like to enter this beautiful tag in the pool, please do. I love it, xo

Walk in the Woods said...

Planned or not, it's a charming tag!

Gillian .... said...

I had so much fun playing with this technique too, I adore the rich brown tones to yours and that's a fab little flower.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Hi Linda,,,a real quickie here...I AM TELLING YOU WHERE TO GO AGAIN....QUICK go over to Jean Franks blog....you will be glad you did....go go go.......we now have another thing in common:)

Mandy said...

This is really beautiful and it definitely looks brown to me...xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Such a great tag!

Stella said...

I knew already that your tags always turn out fabulous and thisone took my breath away too.
And your attempt to create a flower is very succesful; a jaw dropper!
You just made yourself another jewel :)
Hugs,
Stella

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

It's brilliant, I love it, my sweet friend you are your own worst critic, believe me it's gorgeous!! Your photographs are pretty fantastic too. Thank you for your sweet comments, big hugs Gay xxx

Tracy said...

You always make such wonderful tags Linda! I love that texture. Will defintely have to hop over to T's and check it out. Glad you had fun with all the techniques and you can put this one on your DO like list cause it's great!

Suzanne C said...

Love this! Beautiful monochromatic tag. The flower is a wonderful touch!

StampDancer said...

Terrific Tag! I love the flower with the vintage button center!

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! I love your brown tags for the SUmmer of Color! (Can't wait to see your Red now...!) VERY pretty Blog. You certainly are busy! I used to be a preschool teacher, for 8 years. Isn't it wonderful? Now I teach 2nd grade. Wishing you the best, and happy to meet you. Hope you are enjoying summer vacation! ~kathy (PS. Thank you for visiting my blog, and for the kind comment!)

June Houck said...

Your tag is beautiful and perfect! Tim would be proud :)

lisa said...

Linda, I think this is absolutely beautiful. Again, the details you add simply the make everything you do so wonderful. This may be my favorite so far simple because of that wonderful little flower. You are an amazing artist.

PsyPenguin said...

What a beautiful tag! Think I'm adding to long list of other people who love that flower - it works so well with the distressed background x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yep, Tim Holtz has the magic touch, doesn't he? Always making goodies that make you want more! I love this tag SO much. Love the antique feel of it, your handmade flower, and the brad that sits inside, the newsprint, the flourish. It's wonderful!