Saturday, March 31, 2012

Distress’ed Out!

But in a good way!  For the past couple of weeks I’ve been taking THE online class by Tim Holtz, Creative Chemistry 101, at  If you haven’t taken an online class there before, you should, especially this one.  I’ve learned SO much and inspiration has come easy taking Professor Tim’s class.  Here’s some pics of what I’ve been up to.

Pictures of how I binded all the tags and will store them:


cocoa holder and cover

cocoa holder

I was so lucky to have made some cupcakes during the class.  That’s when I came across the cocoa box and decided to use the empty one as a container for my tags.  Very easy to upcycle by using ModPodge and scrapbook paper, ribbon, etc. 

Day 2 of CC101:

Day 2

Day 3 of CC101:

Day 3

Day 4 of CC101:

Day 4

On Day 4, I wasn’t able to complete the third tag as I didn’t have any cut-n-dry felt.  At this point, I don’t think I’m going to purchase any, so no tag that day—LOL!  I might change my mind in the future If I can find another reason to use cut-n-dry felt. 

Day 5 of CC101:

Day 5

Day 6 of CC101:

Day 6

Day 6 tags are a favorite of mine as I had been waiting for my full set of distress markers to arrive as I had pre-ordered them shortly after CHA.  They arrived on the last day of class, so I was able to participate in that portion after all.  When they arrived from Absolutely Everything, they were gift wrapped with free goodies, some Perfect Pearl powders, which was a surprise in and of itself as I had only had one color previously, and this was a technique Tim was using in the class!

Day 7 of CC101:

Day 7

On Day 7, I wasn’t able to complete the third tag as I didn’t have any Distress Embossing Powder, but I plan to make one when I get some as class videos, handouts, etc., will be available to me forEVER!

Day 8 of CC101:

Day 8

Day 9 of CC101:

Day 9

Day 10 of CC101:

Day 10

I’m feeling such a sense of satisfaction upon completion of this class.  It was tremendously detail-oriented, complete with techniques and tips I’ve already put in motion with my Ranger supplies and my creative process.  The class materials are available to me forever and I think I will be referring to them quite a bit.  I highly recommend taking this class—you still can—it just won’t be live.  BTW:  Tim is one cool dude.


Hetty said...

Wow, what a beautiful bunch of tags! And I absolutely love how you have them together in a box. It was a great experience!

Carol Perry said...

What great tags. I had to sign up after the class was over. Can't wait to start learning and creating from this series of lessons. Thanks for showing off you beautiful art.

Manu said...

Amazing job!!
Congrats to achive all the homeworks done in real time!
The tags-holder is great!
Hugs and Creativity from Italy

ThePurplePlace said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! Your tags are all wonderful and you have amazing talent!

Anonymous said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! SO over the top GORGEOUS!!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tags and I just love yoyur repurposed container! Awesome going green there!

Capescrapper said...

Well DONE!! Congrats on completely the class and all of your tags.
And thanks for the super cute up cycled idea!

Stamped Impressions said...

Wow, what a nice selection of tags! Very nice box as well!

tksbaskets said...

Greetings from another ATT message board subscriber. I love your tags and upcycled box to put them in. Did you put the little tag directions on the back of each?

Great work. I watched the videos...that is as close as I got to actually making anything.

I appreciate the inspiration.