Friday, 24 February 2017

Motivational distress ink tag

Distress Ink Tag - using Tim Holtz / Stamper Anonymous Motivation 3 stamp set - Feb 2017
Hello! Today we have a new challenge at That's Crafty - the theme being 'Just Words'. You are invited to make the words the focus of your project. As always there is a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at That's Crafty - yay!

It seemed a great opportunity to reach for my new Tim Holtz stamp set - Motivation 3. This is it's second outing for me - if you missed the card I made last week, you can see it here.

I started my tag with blue distress inks ( a mixture) and lay my Tim Holtz Hearts stencil over it, spritzed with water and mopped of the ink and water with kitchen towel. I also added background stamping.
I inked up another bit of card with yellows and greens and stamped the motivation stamp in archival ink.

At this point I couldnt think how to embellish my tag! No ideas - lol. I went to Pinterest - to my Tim Holtz board and Tag board for inspiration. I found a tag from 2014 that I loved and added the stars and arrow. I didn't realise at first but the tag was by Alison Bomber (Words and Pictures) and was actually a Tim Tag from that year.
Here are the links to Alison's post and the Artistic Outpost post with the originals!

Oh yes - I painted the chipboard stars by randomly dabbing with coordinating colours of distress paints.

Thanks for stopping by.
Nikki xxx


  1. Beautiful tag and I love the matching ribbon and the way you have tied it

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Lovely design and great colors! I can see how you were inspired by Alison's beautiful tag! Love those panted arrows! Have a wonderful day! You've made mine better already by my visits to your blog! Hugs!

  3. Ooo love the colours really cheerful and love that stamp! Kaz xx

  4. Great tag Nikki, I keep looking at those tags.......
    Amanda x

  5. This is fab Nikki. Love that text and and the colours are beautiful.
    Fliss xx

  6. Like the combination of colours!
    And the text is very inspiratuinal xxx

  7. Gorgeous tag Nikki, really pops right out at ya!
    Donna xx

  8. Gorgeous! Love those stars with the great detailing to bring them to life, and the motivational quote looks great taking pride of place. Happy to have been an ingredient in the inspiration - but this looks like all you to me!
    Alison x

  9. Gorgeous tag - fab colours xx


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