Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The impossible becomes possible

Before I explain the meaning behind the title of this post I want to share with you the tag I created for the Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 2 at Studio L3. The technique was Faux Patina and can be found in the Compendium of Curiosities 2 Book by Tim Holtz.  

For the background of the tag I used Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. I stamped the background with Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Stain using a stamp from the Shappy French collection

I used the Faux Patina on the ideology pieces and on the red accent card. I die cut out the ticket and the border trim for Tim Holtz's Ticket Die strip and the Vintage Lace Die.

I stamped the compass image from Tim Holtz Air Travel collection onto cardstock and shrinky dink plastic. I inked the shrinky dink plastic with various alcohol inks and then shrunk it down. And for an added touch I scrunched up some tissue tape and went around the shrinky dink compass.

Now for the meaning behind the post title. Have you ever thought there is no way I can do that - it is Impossible. Well this tag was created to go with the double page scrapbook layout you see below, were in the pictures I was thinking just that. We were on vacation and hiking to the peak of the Chimney Tops. This was no easy feat a strenuous  four mile 1,335 vertical foot climb. About 25 feet from the peak, I stopped. From where I was standing it was straight up and very few ledges to stand or grip onto, not to mention the ledges were just out of my reach. In order to reach the summit  I would have to pull myself up and over slate rocks. After about 10 more minutes of reflection, I pondered the question: Would I regret getting this far and not trying the last 25 feet? I decided to just go for it and I made it. Hence the title of the post. I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, which is show your Favorite word. My favorite word that day was POSSIBLE.

Thanks for stopping by now go do something that you may think is impossible, but in fact it is possible.


  1. Fantastic--love the project and the story behind it--and love that someone else is using a tag on a scrapbook page!

  2. Great tag! I love the background too.

  3. Awesome tag, Stacy! I love all the colors and elegant imagery, and your faux patina is just perfect. This is beautiful!

    Brilliant work, making the impossible climb not only possible, but victorious!

  4. Fabulous tag! Congrats on the climb.

  5. Wowzersss it's brilliant, thank you for sharing your techniques and the fabby Tag that you made, thank you for sharing with the DT from SSS and S. Hugs Terry xxxx