Jun 14, 2016

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Tag Play

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 I couldn't let the opportunity pass Tim Holtz's Summer of Creative Chemistry pass.  Though, I have joined in almost two weeks late.  I am committed to setting aside time in the evenings, after work, to working on these classes.  After all, the kids don't want to sleep and I'm staying up late anyway!  YIKES!  Anyway, though my tags are quite simple, I thought I would share.
CC

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One thing I am trying hard to do is break out of a monochromatic color palette when I mix inks.  That is so hard for me.

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I only have six sets of Tim's stamps and sadly the set I used in the background and for the text here actually decomposed!  I'm so sad because it had never been used, but the clear material just crumbled when I tried to remove it from my clear blocks.  So now I have FIVE sets.  LOL!  This is why I love red rubber!

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For this tag I didn't have the specialty stamping paper, but used Marco's matte coat paper.  I think the result is quite similar, though the yellow didn't resist, which you can't see anyway because of the vellum.

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I really love the Distress stain stamping!  What a pretty, subtle resist. Thank you for looking and I hope to see you in the classroom!

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I'm sharing the CC101 fun with:

49 comments:

Helen Gullett said...

Autumn, they all are WOW-mazing tags! Thr colors and designs are so unique. Thank you for the inspirations!

SD pooja said...

Lovey tags ! Monochromatic ones are my fav ;)

brenda said...

A great collection of tags in really lovey bright colours Autumn. Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations Challenge.

B x

Lisa said...

They are all stunning, Autumn!! I love the designs and colors of each one!! Wow!! What amazing details!! Love!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sarah said...

A beautiful set of tags! Great work and I'll bet you get an "A" in class! :)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Autumn, these tags are absolutely fabulous. I love the variety of designs and colours. I've just had a look through your blog and you've made some amazing pieces of artwork. I've just become your newest follower so that I can enjoy your future creations. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your kind comment. Sandra X

Art By Wanda said...

These are beautiful, Autumn!!!!

Katrina Bufton said...

These are all gorgeous and I love the vibrant colours. I tend to end up with monochrome projects a lot of the time too, isn't it great when you find a good colour combo? :)
Sorry to hear about your disintegrating stamp set, how gutting.
Hugs,
Katrina x

MaryH said...

What a cheery variety of colors on your pretty tags, and to me, they don't look simple at all! Sorry to hear about the stamp problem; perhaps you could let the company know, and it would be replaced? Some companies are very good about this kind of thing. You've got a mix of different looks with the techniques you've done on each tag, so it looks like you had tons of supplies. I applaud your discipline at doing this each night after a long day. Great looks too. TFS & Hugs

Esther said...

ooh beautiful tags, what gorgeous colours and stamping...Esther xx

Connie Mercer said...

Wow these are gorgeous!

rachel said...

absolutely brilliant - I adore these - they are not simple!!! Hugs Rachel x

sarascloset said...

Beautiful, but not simple looking at all! My favorite is the blue (of course!). Sorry to hear about your stamps--I had the same problem with some of the earlier acrylic Tim Holtz stamps. I did contact the company and they replaced them. Good for you taking the class. I would like to try that sometime. Big hugs to you!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous Autumn, so love the colours you've used. Happy crafting, Angela x

Jinny Newlin said...

These are absolutely beautiful, Autumn! Such rich colors and detailed techniques! Just stunning!

Unknown said...

Its all so Brilliantly done dear :). My favourite is the "Remember" tag , Orange background.. !! I too have joined , but not confident to even post it :) :) I so loved the way you take time for craft even with kids around . Hugs , Remya

Inkypinkycraft said...

love your tags they're gorgeous...lots of colours, which i find so hard to do and am always reaching for my browns and sometimes blue/greys . I think youve done a wonderful job ...and its so great to just play!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous array of stamped tags, you certainly are having fun xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful work Autumn - love the texture you have obtains with relatively few stamps and layers.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue Crease said...

Oh WOW these are just beautiful, I love the colours, all so rich. Thanks for joining in with us over at myshericrafts this week.
Sue DT

Lynne K said...

Wow! A stunning set of tags! And the birds and butterfly ones are perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I have a "thing" for tags, and these are just glorious! Your use of color always thrills me, Autumn. How delightful! Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly Funkie "Let the Words Do the Talking" Challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Pamellia said...

What a fabulous collection Autumn. So glad you joined up for this, what a perfect fit for you and what fun you'll have! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Let the Words Do the Talking' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I had some clear stamps decompose too! I though they were bad quality, but perhaps that's just the nature of that material. I agree, you can't beat proper rubber! Love how colourful these tags are! They look great in a bunch!

Marjan Küppers said...

Decompose? I did not know that was possible with clear stamps. I agree that rubber stamps are more hardy and more precise too. But love the clears becaus it's so easy to see where you stamp.
Think your tags with the different techniques are quite wonderful! You did a great job with them!

Petra Swart said...

What great tags in wonderful bright colours, Autumn!!! All so beautiful!!!! Decomposed stamps ..oh, boy, didn't know that that could happen ...don't think that will happen with the red rubber ones!!!! (maybe we should go back to the olden days!!!)
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Deepti Aggarwal said...

WOW!!! beautiful tags, love the vibrant colors..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Susan said...

Love your tags! Sorry about your stamp set. Contact Ranger - they are good about replacing defective products.

Jenny Marples said...

What a beautiful set of tags Autumn. Sadly my set (the same ones!) did the same thing :( New red rubber needed I think! ;) Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous work, just love all the bright vibrant colours, I've yet to revisit 101....but hope to soon! Love ALL your tags! Ruth xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous tags and love the vibrant colours
Carol x

Mimi said...

Yep, you know you are speaking my art-language here! Bright tags? So fun. I want to do Tim's summer classes too, but have not had time... are you loving it? Should I do it?

Pawsitively Creative said...

Ummm, simple? Nope, not simple at all! Spectacular array of colors and stamps used. Terribly sorry to hear about the loss of the stamp set. Maybe let Ranger know and they can help somehow? You have really had fun with these designs and tags! Awesome sauce and fantabulous! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

A Pink said...

A Lovely collection of tags! Autumn. I can relate to the reason why you love red rubber having had similar experinces myself with clear.
Have fun with class- may see you aroound x

butterfly said...

Oh, it does all look such fun - I love that you've pushed your colour comfort zone boundaries here and the results are really pretty. I have some of the smaller clear TH stamps (as well as many, many rubber ones - let's not count, shall we?!) and some of those are definitely disintegrating. I think it's partly to do with sunlight and warmth where they're stored, but also it's just not as durable as the red rubber.
Alison x

LauraVi said...

Love each of them! Great work!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful set of tags Autumn. Even with your 'limited' supply of Timmy stamps you have created such a variety of designs and super, bright colour ways.
Lorraine

Karon said...

These are fabulous and I love those wonderful colours! TFS

experiments in paper said...

Beautiful work, Autumn!! I am inspired to jump in, as I never really played along the first time! Your jump into color combos is fantastic - your eye is quite good, you know! Sorry to hear about the stamps, though - I've not heard of that before, but even more reason to stick to rubber which is most of what I own. Absolutely love your tag collection!! xxx Lynn

Marty F said...

Love your tags, Autumn! They are bright and cheery, simple but not simple-looking by any means. I hope to take these courses at some point, too. I'm sorry to hear about your stamps :-(

Shauna said...

What a wonderful array of projects! Your use of color and distress inks is so lovely with very creative designs! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous tags, love your colour palette & stamping :)

Nancy Dynes said...

Wow, Autumn!! What heavenly use of color!! Each and every tag is unique and exquisite. I'm not sure I can even choose a favorite. You mentioned one of your clear Tim stamp sets decomposed? I've never heard of this and now I'm a little terrified. I feel like I need to go through all my clear stamps and start testing them. I wonder if all clear stamps will do that in time. Sending hugs to you!! It's aplays a pleasure to see your art.

Raquel said...

These are great! You did a wonderful job with each one. The colors are so vibrant and the details on each... amazing

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

Stampsnob. said...

Such beautiful tags TFS Let's Craft and Create Lis DT

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with these great tags, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a simply stunning collection, all so different too, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Lisa said...

Great tag combinations with lovely colors! All beauties!

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