Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ranger 2017 Designer Challenge...

Hi Folks...I can't begin to describe how gobsmacked, amazed, over the moon, honoured and thrilled I was to be invited by Ranger and Tim Holtz to take part in the Ranger 2017 Designer Challenge at Creativation (CHA) but once I picked myself up off the floor and had a calming cuppa...I was WOOHOO...dancing on the ceiling and jumping up and down with excitement.
the theme was the 
Evolution of Distress 
each artist was allocated a Distress product to work with 
and woohoo I got the new Distress Crayon colours being launched at CHA...
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Etcetera Large Thick Board Tag 14.1/4" x 8.1/4"
Distress Media Heavystock Card and Tags
Distress Collage Medium Matte
Set of Distress Collage Brushes
I immediately fell in love with the vintage tones of Set 10...
Iced Spruce/Aged Mahogany/Wild Honey/Tea Dye/ Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs
and the Etcetera Thick Board Tag which comes in 3 sizes...what a fabulous surface to work on...
and here's how I used the products to decorate my tag...

using Ranger Texture Paste...Harlequin Layering Stencil and Collage Medium Matte
Sizzix BigZ Butterfly Duo and Texture Fade...
and Sizzix Wildflowers Thinlits...

I die cut the Wildflowers and Butterflies from the Distress Mixed Media Heavystock Card and oh boy does this card love Distress Crayons...they go on like butter and blend beautifully...
and thankfully it made it's way safely across the pond to Phoenix Arizona...
ready for showtime...you can see how the other Designer Challenge artists...including my lovely buddies Emma...Kaz...Zoe and Kassa decorated their tags...time to feast your eyes on the magic of Distress.

If like me you've been glued to the computer for days following Tim's Facebook Live feeds you'll know that things are about to become a whole lot more magical with the addition of Distress Oxides to the line...woohoo I can't wait to play but first I'll be hitting the cubbyhole running in an effort to play catch-up...back to the daily 9-5...back to the here and now.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Hi Kath
    You created a beautiful tag and it was displayed beautifully too, along with all the others. Thanks for showing the video.
    Take care
    Chris xx

  2. A gorgeous tag Kath. many congratulations you should feel so proud to be "up there with the greats!" The new oxides look like being a areal game changer, I can't wait to play with them x

  3. Wonderful tag Kath and it looks fabulous displayed with the others.
    The oxides look interesting but I have some more crayons on my wishlist to get hold of first.
    Toni xx

  4. That's stunning, Kath. I'm not surprised that you had to pick yourself up from the floor when you were asked to submit something for the show...and what a fantastic 'something' you created! There are so many products in the range now that my head is spinning. I'm on a very limited budget and so far have around 27 distress ink pads. For someone in my position what would you suggest I really need to get before I try to complete my ink pad collection?
    Bejay xx

  5. Congratulations!!! Your tag is stunning! Hugs to Buddy. Anesha

  6. Your tag is stunning Kath and very deserving of a place up there on the wall of great designers. Proud and happy for you
    En xxx

  7. Well done lovely lady and your tags are all gorgeous.x

  8. Congratulations and well deserved. Your tag is stunning

  9. Love, love, love what you did with the products you were given, the colour tones are beautifully vintage and the design is wonderful. A stunning, stunning creation my friend! I am so thrilled for you, you are such a wonderful Ambassador for Tim and Ranger. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. WAHAY! There you are, Kath! Up there with the big guns!! Well done & I love your tag, Barbara x

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  12. Congratulations Kath, so very well deserved and yes I have been glued to Facebook and watched all the videos with Sir Tim. I so NEED these new Oxide pads they look awesome! Fabulous tag, the colours and texture is magnificent.
    Linda xxx

  13. Kath your tag is AMAZING!!!! Love every detail and I adore teh color palette! Well deserved! Barbara

  14. I love everything about this tag..... especially the texture and colours.
    Suzi B xx

  15. Wowzer! You were right up there with the best designers and may I say, deservedly so. Congrats!

  16. Outstanding!!!!! Wow! Amazing!
    Congrats to you.
    Please give Buddy a hug.

  17. Hi Kath, this is such a beautiful tag, well done on being invited, not surprising mind you lol - can I ask where is the best place to have a look at how the distress crayons work? Would it be youtube, and if so, who would you recommend I watch? x

  18. I adore this kath, so beautifully composed xx love love love xxx

  19. This is so gorgeous Kath...especially in person. I heard several ohs and ahs over it! Well done!


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