Saturday 22 September 2012

Starting TODAY!!! at Craftymess- Aged and Distress Challenge.

 Hello all and welcome to my crafty blog.

today I am posting about a  new challenge starting today over at the  Craftymess challenge blog.

The theme for this   Craftymess challenge is  'Aged and Distress' and  was chosen by teamie Rebecca

Our Sponsor for this challenge is

Crimson Cloud
Who are offering a fabulous 3pkts of DieCuts of your choice

" is owned by Linda and Melanie, and is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge their joint passion of cardmaking and papercrafting.  
Linda, based in South Africa, is the designer - developing their exclusive range of stamps, die cuts, digital stamps, svg cutting files and card kits which reflect their styles of card making.
Melanie is based in Brighton, Sussex and runs the web based shop - only selling products that they have tried, tested and love using. New products are regularly being tested and added to the range.
For ideas and inspiration, check out the gallery on the Crimson Cloud website, or follow their blog on with new posts and samples being added at least once a week."

 My DT piece is a tag inspired by the man himself Tim Holtz.

Taking the 'Aged and Distess' theme to heart, there's quite a lot going here on this standard tag.  Of course I started with the Tim Holtz die-cut tag and using Ranger distress inks in Vintage photo and Tumbled Glass I added a base colour to the tag. The corsette shape was inked with Tuxedo Black ink and Versamark Red ink and give a skirt  made with ribbon in wide wired blight brown and cream . The cogs and wheels were treated with silver embossing powder and black ink and covered with a birdcage cut-out from MemoryBox. The cage was spritzed with Vintage Photo ink to create a rusted effect. I then added some torn backing paper, a strip old news print and some flat-backed gems to the tag along with a red ribbon laced through punched holes. The tag was finished with a stick on sentiment and some yellow and cream organza ribbon.

I had fun getting crafty and inky with the  Aged and Distress DT project.

Thanks for stopping by to visit and read my blog. Don't forget to drop by at the Craftymess challenge blog and check out the fab DT work on display.

Your vist and comments are appreciated.

Angela x 


  1. A Fabulous Tag Angela...and a great DT make.
    I love it.

    Hugs Sandie xx

  2. Gorgeous, love it xx


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