Sunday, June 29, 2014

~Imagination Destination~Sunday June 29~Challenge Trio!

Hello and Happy Sunday!

It has been a hot and creative fun weekend! I bring you what I had loads of fun playin' with this week. I am working on a trio of challenges! This tag truly meets the challenge of "I ought to use this more" at Simon Says Stamp, Monday Challenge. I created with a couple of challenges in mind. One, the Compendium of Curiosities V. 3, Challenge 5, Distress Watercoloring Part 1, an odd numbered challenge sponsored by Inspiration Emporium with a generous $50 gift certificate. And of course, the huge source of inspiration of Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of 2014 June, monthly project.

Both challenges feature the use of stamps, YAY! and Distress Ink, extra YAY! They are so fun and my new addiction! I have never tried watercoloring in any form so this was scary and fun at the same time. Honestly did not think I could do it. Tim offers a wonderful tut at his website HERE how to do his watercolor backgrounds, give it a try it is AMAZING:) he advises, be patient. The distress water coloring technique for the stamps is found in Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3, so make sure to check it out. I can't wait to play more with these fun techniques:)

So here is my project tag, I hope you like it:)


                                                                              Where will your imagination take you? The hands of the clock are off, there is no time limit....dream away....

I dipped and swipped the manila tag into distess paint to give it color. I used the harlequin stencil, my current favorite, for the monoprinting technique. I used heavy mixed media paper for the print and also for the stamping. I used Distress Ink markers and ink pads for all the inky-ness.

Thank you for looking at my inky tag for June, I hope you enjoyed your visit!

I am linking to the following challenges:

Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities V 3, Challenge 5 Distress Watercoloring Part 1 sponsored by Inspiration Emporium with a $50 gift certificate and a special goody pack from the kind Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi, THANK YOU:)

And I really will use these more, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "I ought to use this more!"


  1. Very nice... love the colors and the whole tag... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  2.! This is lovely! I love your water color effect on the harlequin pattern of your background! Those colors marbled together looks fantastic! The travel related images that you've stamped, water colored, cut and added to your tag all look great! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

    1. Thank you Candy! This new to me technique is tons of fun!

  3. Great watercoloring and love the background! So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

  4. Your watercolour background is fab ( I love that harlequin stencil...must add that to my crafty shopping list! ;) ) and the watercoloured stamped images look cool sweet is that little camera ...wonderful tag! :)

    1. Thanks for visiting! I really love the harlequin stencil too, fits so well into lots of projects.

  5. Fabulous watercoloring! Your background and everything else is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!


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