Saturday, July 28, 2012

Farewell OCC...With A Little Color!

Lori Rider of the Diva Stamper, is hosting this week at Our Creative Corner, with a color challenge. Use the five colors Lime, Poppy Red, Pink, Black, and White, along with fabric and/or circles.
The inspiration this week for this challenge is just wonderful! Please take a peek at the Design Team's creations. 
 Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
Lisa Minckler - You Made Me Ink
Kim Price - Inkcognito
Paula McClane - Scrap Addict's Attic
Liliana Inguanti - Stampin' From Home
Chris Barnes - Dot Dot Stamping Designs
This is my last Design Team project with OCC. Sadly, I am moving on, and leaving room for some new peeps. It has been my absolute pleasure to be apart of this fabulous Design Team! All of the ladies have been super wonderful to work with and I will treasure the new friendships I've made there, and I go away having learned mounds of creative goodness from them! I am sure I will continue to join in the action occasionally...they can't get rid of me that easy! Thank you OCCDT...I will miss our weekly creative adventures and I was so honored to have been apart of it!

For my tag, I wanted to do the Tim Holtz Wrinkled Distress Ink Background Technique, and I have done a little tutorial for it. I think the sentiment is very appropriate for this occasion.
Swipe Distress Ink directly onto the tag from the ink pad. Plug in a craft iron and allow it to heat up on high.
Very gently start crumbling the tag up in your hand, taking care not to make any rips into the tag.
Unravel the wadded up tag and mist the whole thing with water very liberally. Dry somewhat with a heat tool.
Go over each area again with the ink but this time use an ink tool to apply it. Really push the ink into the tag so that you can see the wrinkles really well.
Flick some water onto the tag to cause droplets.
Iron the tag very well to make it completely flat, using the craft iron. Be very careful not to burn yourself. The wrinkles will continue to show, but the tag will be smooth. It will have a super soft feel to it as well. People will wonder how you achieved this unique look.


  1. A very fitting tag, indeed! Can't wait to see what you get involved in next! Have a gre weekend! Best wishes, Yvonne

  2. Tag is great and I said earlier that your tutorials are perfect and i love to "read you". Thank you for sharing!

  3. Ого!... Неожиданная и серьёзная работа... Смотрится просто великолепно!

  4. Such a beautiful tag and a fitting sentiment. Thanks for the tutorial - gonna give that a go as it is an enjoyable use for an iron!! Will be following to see what you get up to next as it's sure to be inspiring. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. ...a gorgeous Tag Anita...I loVe this crumpled look it was so well in giving added texture, the colours are yummy and your stitchery is super...with the bold sentiment this is a very eye-catching Tag...loVe it...Mel :)

  6. A stunning tag Anita, I agree with Yvonne and Buttons, can't wait to see what your journey brings for you next. I shall really miss your DT posts on OCC. I really enjoyed that tutorial too xx

  7. This is such a cool technique. Love the texture you achieved with the flattened wrinkles. The black and white really provide a wonderful contrast to the gorgeous colours. Enjoy the next stage of your art journey!

  8. This is a great tutorial Anita, love the technique!

    So sorry to be seeing you leave the creative team on OCC but I look forward to seeing what you will be doing next.

    All the best,

    Kim xx

  9. Your tag is fabulous Anita and I always love your tutorials too. They do say that a change is as good as a rest so look forward to seeing what you do next in your crafty world. A x

  10. Gorgeous tag, great tutorial... going to miss you at OCC, but hope this will leave time for lots of other creative messiness for your fingers!
    Alison x

  11. Your use of color here is just exquisite, Anita. Love the result and it looks so fab with the bold B/W sentiment panel. And you must have hand colored the ribbon too 'cause it is so perfectly tailored for this color challenge. Super tag - I am SO going to miss your sensational contributions to our inspiration line up each week over at OCC. Thanks for spending the last six months with us!


  12. Hi, Anita, the wrinkled distressed background is awesome! I just love the whole tag. Your creation is always such great inspiration for OCC team and challenge participants. I miss you already....hope you have a nice weekend. ^_^ Hugs...

  13. What a fabulous senitment, and oh so true ... love this lil tag Anita and love these vibrant colours too!
    All the best in your future endeavours ...

  14. Hello Anita
    Every week I looked forward to seeing the samples from the dt's at OCC.
    I have already articulated my feelings regarding your departure from the team and although I will not see any-more from you on the site, I will not be a stranger here, your work is very inspiring and you are very generous with your knowledge which I greatly appreciate, today is yet another example of sharing, your Tag is a delight for the eyes and although I continue to extol praise toward you, it is only because you provide me with such wonderful creations that I am always happy when I visit you, so onwards and upwards my friend, I will be in your wake!

  15. Hi Anita!
    I am so going to try this!! My family will probably pass out when they see me weilding an iron...LOL, but hey..there's a first time for everything. :) I sure didn't get to DT with you very long and to be honest, I was so sad to hear you were leaving. Your art is absolutely inspiring and it speaks volumes!! Exceptional tag and beautifully crafted.
    hugs to you and I promise to visit your blog in the future. :)
    I'm off to figure out where in this house I've seen the iron before...hahaha
    Lisa xx

  16. Anita, I just love how beautiful your work is. you really do inspire folks and I'm glad we have created together. Love your tags! they are just awesome!
    have a great week, and I am going to miss creating with you. :( hugs, sharon w.

  17. So here is the deal, Anita...I'm not going to pout about you leaving until I talk about this gorgeous tag of yours. You always have such a way of not only creating the most awesome details but your projects are truly works of ART! Wow! I really like the ribbon accents to highlight that fabulous quote. Now on to that pout-fest...gah! I'm going to miss you at OCC. but don't worry, I will still come by and remind you of that! Haha! It has been a pleasure to work with you and be inspired by you every week. Big hugs sent your way! :)

  18. Thanks for the great tutorial! I love this technique, and I love your tag! Your work really speaks to me!

  19. SO beautiful! And what a fitting quote as you transition off the team. Great choice!


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