I decided to create a tag this time. Following the technique instructions listed on Page 49, I used the Measured stencil to make the background along with Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to color the tag. I used the colors from the Kaisercraft paper that I used for the mannequin's skirt for my inspiration.
Once the tag background was complete, I die cut Tim Holtz's Mannequin from the Sewing Room die twice, once from dark brown cardstock and once from Ranger Sticky Back Canvas. I peeled the back off the canvas and attached over the top of the mannequin's bodice. I then cut a piece of Kaisercraft paper and scored every 1/2". Once scored, I threaded some narrow brown jute into a large eye sewing needle and "gathered" the skirt at the top, starting in the center of the skirt and ending at the center. Here's how it looked:
I placed the gathered paper over the top of the mannequin and then pulled the jute up carefully at the center, being careful not to tear the paper. Once the skirt was pleated, I tied off the jute and made a bow. I then added the matching rose.
I also used Tim's Frameworks Lattice die which I cut once from cream cardstock, coloring it with Vintage Photo Distress ink, and again from the same Kaisercraft paper I used for the skirt. I used the reverse side of the paper as well to place in the lattice openings. Once glued down, I added the finished mannequin over the top with foam tape squares.
To finish the project, I added an Ideology Heart as well as a brad and paper clip hanger. I also used Tim's Label Letters to spell out "Sew Special" and finally added some metal buttons to finish the piece.
I had so much fun creating this tag. I must say, I am officially "addicted" to using Texture Paste! I hope you have as much fun as I did creating your own artwork with this technique!
It's still not too late to play along! You can still buy the book from Tim who will autograph it for you. Head on over to the CC3C Challenge hosted by none other than Linda Ledbetter for all the information and leave a comment on all the Curiosity Crews' blogs to win a prize! You'll be glad you did!