Monday, 27 August 2012

The Journey Awakens the Soul

As you will know if you've visited my blog before, I have recently started to join in with a couple of blog challenges.  I currently have to do challenges that are monthly as I can't seem to find the time to participate in weekly or fortnightly ones.  Even this month I am cutting it fine but with the theme's of these challenges being related it was much easier and I decided to create a tag as to me it symbolises travel/holidays/circling the world!

I am submitting my tag at the following August blog challenges:
Happy Daze Design Team Blog - Circling the World
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - Holidays
Tando Creative Challenges Blog - Travel

I started by cutting the Tim Holtz tag die from white card stock and used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour the base and create the Olympic rings using the lid of an Adirondack acrylic paint dabber for the circles.  I added Tim Holtz stamps in black, three directly on to the tag and 3 on to white card stock, again inking in browns.  I went round the edges of my tag with Adirondack gold acrylic paint dabber before distressing to give it a used feel, next I spritzed the tag with water and Tattered Angels marshmallow glimmer mist and then added 2 strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape across the middle.  Once complete, I used a Sakura gelly roll white pen to highlight just inside the edges, the circles of the compass and the 'admit one' writing on the ticket.  Happy with my background tag, I used a brad to attach the compass, foam to add the plane to give some depth and then also added a small piece of Tim Holtz film strip with tiny attacher staples at each end under the ticket.  I coated the ticket with glossy accents and the plane with rock candy.  Finally I threaded a piece of ribbon and twine through the tag hole and stapled to hold it in place.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. wow loving your fab tag Tracey. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

  2. This is gorgeous, thank you for joining in with the Happy daze challenge this month. x

  3. Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper this month with such a gorgeous tag ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  4. Great minds think the saying goes....Great tag!


  5. lovely tag Tracey - loving all the different elements. Thank You for joining us at Tando Creative this month x

  6. Loving your tag Tracey, thanks so much for joining in with us at Happy Daze this month and good luck in the draw!


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