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2013 May Tag Challenge

It is May and another inspiration challenge from Tim Holtz! This month he suggested rub-ons, distress stains and stamping. Great combinations and I just loved the rub-ons. So here is my take on his amazing tag:

One of the things that really inspired me was when I looked at what he did, I immediately thought about all those rub-ons that you have that get ruined or "broken" from sticking to the wrapper - this project allows you to use those remnants very easily without stressing you out. I chose to go with White rub-ons instead of black. I wanted to use up some old stash I had in my book and found some Spring BasicGrey rub-ons and I am SO GLAD I DID!! I really like how they turned out with the stains and paints.

I was able to lightly sand over the white rub-ons once the inks/paints were dry and the white just popped out from the colors. I also used the spray inks from Tattered Angels and Dylusions to color the flowers. I pretty much only buy white flowers these days and then ink or paint to match my page or project. I find I use my stock faster.

This one came together pretty fast and I really enjoyed looking through my stock to find useable items - I don't always have what Tim uses... mainly because I don't have his budget - lol. But it is fun to find alternatives. Let me know your thoughts and I truly hope that this inspires you to get out those rub-ons you have had for such a long time and create a one of a kind masterpiece.

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