Thursday, March 26, 2015

Steampunk Tag - remnant rub resist

There are so many of us who are inspired by the works of Tim Holtz. Not only do we love his creativity but we love to participate in challenges pertaining to his style.

I am entering two such challenges. One is the Compendiums of Curiosity 3 Challenge and the other is the A Vintage Journey Challenge.

Thanks to Linda Ledbetter and the CC3 team, Challenge 24 is underway and features Tim's Remnant Rubs from Idea-ology. You do need to own Tim's book to enter the Challenge. Turn to page 51 for the steps. He does have several remnant rubs to choose from, I selected his Elements rubs for my project. 

Over at A Vintage Journey, they are celebration their first year blog anniversary with a "Anything Tim" challenge. I think my tag will work just perfect for their challenge.

Take a look:

I followed Tin's steps pretty closely except I cut the rubs out and placed them on the sheet instead of laying the whole sheet on the tag. I'm loving his new remnant tool, it's so much easier to work with than the stick. 

Although you can't see them in this picture, I was able to add remnant rubs on top of rubs. I added the stars on top of the film strip. You can see it in the first picture below. Tim's rubs are a million times better than other rubs I used to try to use in the past (year's ago). Thanks Tim!

Here are a few close-up of my tag. You can see the stars rubbed on top of the film strip rub in the first image. Distress ink colors used are: tea dye, vintage photo, tumbled glass, and a smidge of evergreen bough. 

Stamps for the tag: 

Mercantile CMS 189 - the gentleman was stamped with jet black archival then a mask of him was added while my inking was done, I also added gathered twigs distress ink around him for added emphasis and to make him pop a little.

Graph and Croc CMS 185, the graph background was stamped with iced spruce distress ink, I'm so happy I used the graph stamp, seems to just have filled in the spaces.

The base of the light bulb was inked with Ranger teakwood alcohol ink and attached with wire from my stash. Distress paint on the word band and the paper string was tumbled glass and evergreen bough. 

The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring the Challenge at Linda Ledbetter's and offering a $25 shopping spree to one lucky winner. 

You can also win a fabulous prize from Tim and Mario is you are selected from the  CC3 Challenge.

A big thanks to Linda and the crew for always creating such outstanding projects to share and inspire us to create. 

Susan from Country View Crafts is the sponsor for the challenge at A Vintage Journey and is giving a $20 voucher to one lucky winner. 

A big thanks to A Vintage Journey for all the outstanding projects shared.


  1. Fabulous tag! I love that industrial steampunk style! Amazing colors and remnant rubs resist technique!
    Branka x

  2. Very cool steampunky tag!! Thanks for sharing on CC3C!

  3. Super tag, Judy ~ thanks so much for joining us at CC3C.

  4. This is awesome, love the color combo and those remnant rubs !!

  5. Wonderful tag and I love the rub on details/layout. It's great to have you join in with our birthday challenge here at AVJ
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  6. Hi Judy. I'm a bit slow in commenting on this tag but it's SO WORTH commenting on!! :) Love the colors! Love your idea of creating a steampunkish design using all of those wonderful Remnant Rub images. You've done a fab job on this. I also love the metal Ideaology and otherwise elements you've added. This is way more than just a tag! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  7. How lovely you could join the birthday celebrations at AVJ with this amazing tag Judy.
    Thanks for hopping aboard and sharing the celebrations.
    hugs Brenda xxx