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My first challenge! Tim Holtz May tag

Well i have finally decided to put myself out there a bit as it were and try a challenge! I loved the look of Tim Holtz' new tag (check it out on his website) so thought i would try to do my own version of it. It's slightly more feminine than his, and doesn't have as much on it. Crafters have always lived in a state of paradox - we buy crafty things because we think they are gorgeous yet we never seem to use them. Tim's challenge was for us to go through our stash and use some of our long stashed stuff. Here is my take on it






The background of the charms is Madam Payraud paper (my go to at the moment) edged with faded burlap distress ink. The heart is a grungepaper one, covered with nail polish as i couldn't find the right shade i wanted in my craft stash, so i raided my nail polish stash! There is a grungepaper keyhole behind the key as well, coated with faded burlap and gold ink. The word blessings is part of an embossing folder that has words to do with thanksgiving (part of an Autumn set), inked with black ink to help the word stand out. Finally the tag is inked with tattered rose, using a bit of water to give it a different look.

I was pleased with this, not bad for a first attempt at a challenge! 
Sorry for the short post but i will be updating tomorrow or Monday with a review of the new CC box.
Emma

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  1. Wonderful tag! You did a great job on your first challenge!

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    1. Thank you! I have to admit, seeing the great jobs that everyone does i was a bit nervous of posting mine up!

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  2. Emma, glad you put yourself out there. The more you do that, the easier it gets! Great tag! The little scissors are so cute!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I guess I'll have to do more of these if i want to put myself out there a bit!

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  3. Beautiful tag Emma....lovely colours...You have used some cool treasures on your creations...Love the cute little scissors!! :) I also want to thank you for the sweet comment that you left on my blog for my Timmy tag :) Jan x

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    1. Thanks Jan :) I'm nowhere near the level of talent that you are of course!

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