Dare. That's the word at One Little Word this month. When I saw Ronda Palazzari's post about it, I was instantly transported back to being ten years old and saying things like "I double dog dare ya!" all the time with my friends. Often for unwise dares.
Now, I double dog dare myself. Lots of things are happening, with great effort and a major learning curve on the behind-the-scenes technical stuff. So I'm DDDing myself to keep at it.
Linda Ledbetter has an awesome challenge this week at Studio L3 using a technique found in Tim Holtz's book (Compendium of Curiosities 2 ~ you know I love that book, right?) using the Sizzix Texture Fades. I used the clocks fade. I started out with Tim's new tissue wrap on an XL tag and then followed the technique in the book. Then I roughed up the edges with my distressor before inking them with black archival ink. Next step was to press my Versamark pad all over the tag before covering the whole thing in clear embossing powder and heat embossing. Thickers alpha stickers spelled it out.
Here's a peek at all the texture gained from the technique in Linda's challenge:
The smaller tag features a Paper Artsy stamp. I inked the tag with distress inks and Versamark, then used my fingers to rub off the Versamark on the top and bottom edges. Heated it up, then went back and added black soot distress ink and repeated the process. You can see the detail on the edges of the main tag here:
It's Anything Goes this month at The Artistic Stamper so I'm joining in over there, too. Thanks so much for stopping by... have a great day!