Thursday, 6 October 2011

Seasonal Distressed Tags - Something New For Me!

Hi Everyone!...  Yep, I've been missing, awol, hiding.. any verb you'd like to use.  It's our Thanksgiving this coming weekend and there for a while it looked like mom was going to make it to my house for her first holiday dinner with us..ever!  She's just a ferry ride away but.... darn..I'm not going to go into details.  So.. lost my mojo for a bit and went shopping at my favourite store (Groan all you like Nancy and Myrna haha!), Crafty Capers, and decided I was going to distress something!  Here is the result.  They are my first ones so they aren't perfect but.... They are really neat!  My tags will probably end up as bookmarks and may make some up to send over to Vancouver's Children's Hospital in teen cards.
So... Here is the first one...
This first one is done with an unknown stamp I purchased before dinosaurs roamed the earth.  The sentiment is Michael's bargain bin from last month.
On my nifty shopping trip I purchased the sold out Distress Ink Fall Trio!  They sold out in 6 hours on the web site and Victoria has a couple more coming in from a second batch they are doing because of the huge success of the first one.  I bought the last set when I was there and that's what I tend to do... always buy the last one haha!
The Distress trio is made up of three colours that will only come out once a year, .  The edges of the tag were distressed with my 'go to' Frayed Burlap.  The sentiment was stamped with Seedless Preserve and embossed with clear powder.  Mr Pumpkin was stamped with Orange Marmalade.
Here is a look at the 'cracked glass' effect that I tried for the first time....
This second one is more of a gift tag for Christmas. 

This Christmas tag is one that I cut out myself.  It was distressed and the sentiment was stamped with S.U. Next to Navy and embossed.  The snow flakes were stamped with Brilliance Copper and embossed.  Wool from the bargain store was used as the ties for both tags.


Some unknown, Background - Penny Black Letter Background
Snowflakes - Penny Black Christmas Set
Distress - Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade

If you have distress inks... play with them!  I'm now in love with these and am going to work on using them with stampscapes!



Gail said...

Great tags Sheree!
Maybe I can do something productive after the weekend!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Brilliant tags. Very artistic and inky. x