Tim Holtz and Studio L3. Well... Tim Holtz isn't really "doing" the challenge but it is all based on his previous designs for inspiration. This is a weekly challenge that is being hosted by Linda Ledbetter on her blog every Monday.
The first challenge is based on his Christmas tag #10 from 2008. (Click here to see the tag.) The idea is take his design and make it your own while using some or all of the techniques he shows. If you want to know more particulars then head on over to Linda's blog and check it all out.
So without further ado here is my version of the tag.
I don't have very many stamps from Tim which is something I need to rectify so I used one of my favorite ones that I do own. I stamped it on Grunge paper since I don't have any Grunge board. (I need to get some because the paper curls way too much when it is heated.) I also didn't like how muted the Perfect Pearls showed up on the Grunge Paper so I used my favorite mica pigments from Luminarte called Twinkling H2O's in Lemongrass. (I also don't have any of the Distress Embossing powders either.)
I have one set of alphabet stamps which I used for the title and then I rubbed Shabby Shutter Distress Ink around the edges. The torn piece of music along the bottom is edged with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.
I don't have any trinket pins or charms from Tim in the antique bronze finish so I used a safety "beading" pin to hold a heart charm. (Don't know who makes either one of them.)
AS you can see I changed the placement of all the elements of the design because the stamped image worked better in the "portrait" position and it just made sense to place the title going down next to it and the music along the bottom.