Calgary 101

Monday, July 1, 2013

Calgary 101

Time:  >2 Hours
Yield:   1 #10 tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Archival Black; Distress – Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
  • Paint – Distress Crackle Rock Candy
  • Stain – Distress; Barn Door, Black Soot, Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence, Pumice Stone
Dry Ingredients:
  • #10 Manila Tag
  • Cardstock – Scrap of Vanilla Paper
  • Hardware – Wire Pin
  • Other – Jute String, Tissue Tape
  • Ribbon – Crinkle Ribbon
  • Dies – Picture Wheel, Word Play
  • Rubber Stamps – Simple sayings, Wild West, Worn Text

this technique is demonstrated by tim holtz for the July 2013 tag challenge.
This is my new favourite stain application, the result is beyond fabulous, 
I'm going to be doing a lot of this.










  1. I loved his technique too! Instant weathered barn-siding!

    Love your tag! The amazing textures are just so cool!! And love your nod to the Calgary Stampede. The stamps are perfect. And Happy Canada Day. ;-)

  2. Great tag, love your interpretation and I love that picture wheel die. MMx

  3. Your background is absolutely fabulous! I also love the western theme...very american.

  4. I love what you did with the background on your tag!! Great take on the Stampede.
    I live in Calgary and was here during the flood, those who volunteered and those who were affected - my hearts go out to all of you.


  5. This is absolutely fantastic.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  6. Love the use of the stamps in the BG! TFS

  7. Wow! Love your instructions! TFS!

  8. Absolutaly love your take on tims tag!

  9. you always have the coolest tags. love all of them. thanks dianna


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