Saturday, May 11, 2013

Inspiring Artists

This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show they are asking what inspires you? I did not have to think to long on this. I have a few favorite Artists, but Tim Holtz is who I blame for really getting me into more then scrapbooking. I am also a huge fan of Anna Dabrowska , also known as Finnabair. So I decided to make a tag that combines a bit of Tim and a bit of Anna.

I started out by using some Distress Stains in Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, and Gathered Twigs to swipe my tag through.
I then pulled some Tim Holtz stamps and some black archival ink to stamp onto some tissue paper. I then crumbled up the tissue paper and adhered it to my tag. I needed to add a bit more color back in so I went back over the tag with the Distress Stains previously used.

Next step was to add a bit of texture. I used Modeling paste through a piece of plastic canvas and

some UTEE spread around in a few areas using a tooth pick.

I made the faux glass roses using Tim Holtz Tattered Pine cone die, the same Distress Stains, and UTEE. Tim has a great video on how to make the roses here.

I then cut several flower out of felt using the Tattered Floral die. The felt was a bit flimsy to me so I added some fabric stiffener to my craft mat and then mixed in some Distress Stains to color the flowers.

I used Distress Paint in the Chipped Sapphire and Broken China to color some metal embellishments.

Now come the fun part, layering it all together. I added a piece of cheese cloth, some film strip ribbon, and then all of the above mentioned pieces.

Of course I rearranged them several times before I was happy with the final result.
Thank you very much for stopping by and be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog for even more inspiring artists!


  1. really intriguing - I studied it for a long time to find all the various elements - and it's so PRETTY!

  2. Rich & elegant - gorgeous piece!

  3. Nice job Stacy! Love it, I need to get that pinecone die!

  4. Absolutely wonderful!!!
    Wish it was coming to me to look at everyday!!!

  5. Stacy- Your work is always so full of movement and texture and never fails to amaze me. Lovely work!

  6. YUMMO!!!! Great inspiration with all this layered goodness! I love all the flowers and the background is fabulous! Beautiful tag! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  7. Beautiful...particularly love the flowers.

  8. Gorgeous. Love your colours and the flowers are fabulous. A wonderful tag. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

  9. This is absolutely stunning! Love the colours, all the flowers and textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  10. Stacy...WOW and double WOW! Your tag is beautiful! That background is amazing. I love all of the layers of things you've used to create it. Then the touches of cheesecloth, Tim's filmstrip ribbon, those gorgeous flowers really work together to create a gorgeous tag. Love it! Congrats on your recognition of our Top Three at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Well deserved! <3 Candy

  11. Gorgeousness!!
    Congrats on being chosen top 3!!

  12. This is just AWESOME. Love all the layers and color blending, and the film strip addition. I would say you did Tim and Finnibair proud with this piece. It's just glorious!