6.19.2014

Getting a little messy sometimes.

So last week, I was able to attend the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington. What a super fun shopping day! I was also able to meet this guy.
You might recognize him? Ha ha! Yes, the one and only Tim Holtz. I got to watch him demo and asked him to take a selfie with me. Such a big inspiration. So happy I went! He totally inspired me to do something...

For about a month now, I have been heavily involved in a little competition called Gallery Idol. Each weekend I progressed, I had to make another card. Each card had to be perfect, flawless and meticulously executed. It was an awesome experience (we find out tomorrow who wins), but it was also exhausting. Restamping, recreating, crossing my fingers with each step along the way of my card creation hoping it would be perfect. (well, not literally. I kind of needed my fingers to work.)

ANYWAY. I wanted to go back to "messy" crafty. Tim is known for his messy, grunge look and I was totally inspired by him to just get messy with my paper crafting again. So I did!

I pulled out Unity's current Kit of the Month, In Love With Love (which is awesome by the way) and my Distress products - the markers and ink pads and also a Tim Holtz stencil. What fun I had!

Here is my tag I created. It's not perfect. It's not supposed to be. But it is art, and it is mine. And I had so much fun making it!
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31 comments:

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous! YAY for crafts that aren't so stressful! Good luck by the way - fingers crossed for you tomorrow!!!

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jules said...

Erin...in❤️ your true style!

jules said...

Erin...in❤️ your true style!

Angela Boutiller said...

It is perfect!

mlady012 said...

Love the tag!!..very cool!!! Great way with a KOM!

Toni K said...

so pretty! I hope you win :)

Beachsidelynn said...

So relaxing to be messy. And look what a great tag you made. Hope you win tomorrow.

grandmato20 said...

Well, I think your butterfly tag IS perfect :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Your tag is gorgeous. I love the butterflies.

Dawn LL said...

I am with you an creating art especially messy-love it. Fabulous colors on your tag.

Dee Burns said...

Erin, lucky girl to meet Tim Holtz. Love the Tag. Hope you win!
Dee B

sue k said...

Beautiful tag, love your colors and the butterflies.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Ruby said...

Lovely tag.

Dawn Fields said...

Lovely tag...hope you win!!

Helen said...

Striking colors and design.

Iris said...

Gorgeous tag - love the colors and the butterflies.
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Linda said...

I love your butterflies tag looks so pretty!

Julie Odil said...

Fabulous, Erin! These colors are pure heaven!

Christina's Creations said...

Loving the bold, bright colors you used! Hey, I didn't know you were local! I went to GASC in Arlington last week, too! :)

Berina RGA said...

ooh.. such a beautiful tag... vibrant colors.. love the butterfly...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Karenrhae said...

Lovely tag.

jennifer mitten said...

Great photo and great tag! I was dying to go to the scrapbook convention in arlington last weekend but simply had other commitments. Would love to have spotted you out there! Your tag is stunning! Anything with butterflies is good with me:-)

WhoMom said...

I love all the colors in your butterflies and the wonderful grunge effect of the colors on the tag. It's always more fun to be messy. This KOM is so impressive.

Mariana said...

YAY!! I love the bright colors combined with the butterflies!

Miwa said...

Your card is stunning and beautiful, in so many ways! Good luck!

Shelly said...

GORGEOUS tag!!! LOVE.IT. And your pic is awesome!

Donna G. said...

Such cute tags!

Miriam Prantner said...

The messy looks awesome! I love the color combo and the butterflies!

Deborah345 said...

I have followed you on the blog for a long time and so enjoy seeing your creations.

Sue D said...

Love the great colors!

Becca Sadler said...

Your tag is utterly, flutterly, beautiful! TFS!