woo hoo, I found my own challenge, and quickly gathered stash with which to complete it, before Podgy hogged the craft stash again.
I had to sneak a few bits into the lounge, as the rest of the bears were snoring in the 'bear'droom.
This challenge calls for a tag or ATC, well I think as I've sneaked both out I may as well decorate both.
I took my two favourite distress inks from the drawer, these work really well on vintage projects
Next, as the challenge called for use of Tim Holtz products, I cut the umbrella man Sizzix alterations die. Although actually I had already fulfilled the Tim Holtz requirement by using the distress inks, do I get double points then? ;)
I gathered together some suitable vintage type stash; a poster of a map that we bought while on the Norfolk Broads boat train tour last year, and some vintage looking words that were lounging unused in the stash box.
To save making a mess of the lap tray I'm working on, I thought I'd use an old magazine as a base. This way I have lots of pages to mess up, without using scrap paper.
I distressed my umbrella man and tag and ATC
Using some foam
And layered up the inks
Then I ripped the poster map
And covered the ATC
The tag and ATC were then distressed again, to lend a more aged look to the project
I chose a Carte Postal stamp, inked it with Stazon ink ( great for stamping over distressed or otherwise decorated projects) and stamped directly over the vintage map
To produce this effect
Then i glued the back of the umbrella men
And glued him to the tag and ATC
Then, in an act of extreme cruelty, I CHOPPED the legs off the umbrella man, you should have heard his screams!!!
I chose two sentiments and added to the finished project
My finished tag
My finished ATC
ATC close up
And tag close up
What a great challenge. I can see why Podgy raved about his blog challenge find now.
My only worry was that all the crafting made me extremely hungry. While waiting for a human to bring chips, I made myself some buttery bread
Ahh, the human returned with chips
With love from the bears 🐻