Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Memories Last a Lifetime



Can you believe it? This is a two post day and I can't remember the last time that happened. :) I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to play along with a brand new challenge, A Vintage Journey, that is strongly influenced by the creative genius Tim Holtz. You can find out all of the details by clicking the link and you'd better hurry if you want to join in the inaugural challenge as it closes Thursday.

I have used several products from Tim's Idea-o-logy line, stamps, Sizzix Alterations Eiffel Tower embossing folder, and his awesome Distress Inks-Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Antique Linen. Also, I fussy cut the man with umbrella stamp and popped him up on foam dots.


The photos and March calendar were fussy cut from
Tim's paper line and the key was die cut from his grunge paper. To achieve a metal look I gave it a coat of black gesso, let it dry then inked a stamp with a random pattern with Perfect Medium and stamped over the key. I used Ranger's Perfect Pearls in metallic colors and brushed it over the key. The medium helps to act as a resist and to help the Perfect Pearls adhere. I gave it a light coat of hair spray to seal. It looks like aged metal which is the look I was going for. I stamped Tim's fab journal stamp in Vintage Photo on white paper, distressed it with Antique Linen and tore the edges to give it a worn look.


In case you are wondering what this man is doing in Paris, he's there to visit his parents graves and a visit to the Eiffel Tower is always included. After all, that's where they met and fell in love...


 I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
(tons of Tim stuff on this tag)
(used ribbon and twine on my tag)
(I love to color with Distress Inks because of the depth they add and the color choices are perfect for any project. I couldn't live without Tim's fab inks.)

Thanks for looking and hope you have an awesome day!

Hugs,
Lisa

22 comments:

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wooooow Lisa, your tag is gorgeous! Beautifully vintage worth fabulous textures. Gorgeous make my friend! xxx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing Tag Lisa,,,,,,,wowww

Asha said...

What an amazing tag, Lisa. WOW! So full of vintage goodness. Stunning details!
xxx Asha

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Lisa! Love all the layers and distressing!

Pia S said...

This tag looks fantastic, there are so many lovely details on here and I just love the vintage look of it! Well done, Lisa!

Candy C said...

Hi Lisa. Your tag is lovely! I really do love the brighter colors and your Parisian theme. The harlequin embossing really works well with your embossed Eiffel Tower. I love the story you are telling with your tag through your vintage photographs of "mom and dad". Thanks for sharing your tag with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning tag Lisa, love how you put it together! So vintage and beautiful with great textures and layers!! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! This is a fab Tim inspired piece!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW lisa! What a fabulous tag! Love the vintage elements, colors and fab embossing. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Sandra van Blaricum said...

this is the most beautiful tag i've seen!! I love it, the colors the little photo's, fabulous.
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
Hugs,Sandra

Erin Bentley said...

What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month.

Hugs Erin DT x

Samantha said...

WOW wow wow!! Lisa your tag is flipping brilliant I LOVE everything about it the colour is stunning too! hugs me xx

Simply Shaz said...

Lovely tag :) thanks for joining us at tstr challenge
Shaz x

Tina M said...

Wow, the tag is just too cool! Thanks for playing with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag Lisa, lots of memories here for this lovely couple and lots of gorgeous Timness too. Thanks for travelling on A Vintage Journey and sharing your great project with us.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sukie said...

Your vintage tag looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

Margaret said...

What an amazing tag! There is so much to look at and I love the slightly distressed style on this!

butterfly said...

Wow, Lisa, this is fabulous! I love the fiery colours, beautiful embossed background, and those wonderful photos... Umbrella Man looks so cool, too - a brilliant tag! Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What an amazing tag !! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin'Desert Divas !!

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh, Lisa, this tag is gorgeous! Love all the beautiful embellishments you created. The vintage color scheme is fantastic! :)

Samantha said...

Popping back to say Thanks soooo much for playing along with us this time at AYLI challenge so love your tag Awesome creation hunny xx

Mojca said...

Waw looks really pretty! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca

Jessica Wilson said...

WOW!!! This card is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! Love the clock with the compass hands on it!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Jessica DT Member
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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