Sunday, 3 February 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - February

Evening Girlz!

Well.. I am going to try and do the 12 tags of 2013 and play along with Tim Holtz!  I dont have all the stamps and embossing folders or Wasabi Tape (sp?) but am giving improvisation my best shot!

I used Distress Worn Lipstick and Distress Festive Berries to distress the tag.  Between each addition of colour I flicked water to create water marks.  These were accented with each layer of colour.  The edges were distressed and used Distress Black Soot on the edges.

For the bottom of the tag I cut a piece of black cardstock and used Inka Gold in Red for the first streaked layer.  After buffing it with a paper towel I then added a streaked layer of Inka Gold and buffed it again with a paper towel.  The last part was to emboss it with the Valentine Cuttlebug folder and then use Distress Gathered Twigs on the raised parts.  That idea was originally from The Wandering Buckeye

The strip at the top of the tag was done the same as above minus the embossing.  Hearts were cut with the Cricut and distressed with Festive Berries and Vintage Photo.  The same was done with the letter U at the bottom.  The Love tag was distressed with Vintage Photo and popped up.

The vintage photo was one I found on the net a very long time ago.  I resized it to fit and printed.  A Fiskars deckled scissor was used to cut it out.  The edges were distressed with Vintage Photo.  To make the photo look like one I used VersaMark dragged over the top and then Ranger Clear Embossing Powder was thickly layered and heated from the underside.

I had some gold thread to wrap around the tag instead of bakers twine which I didnt have.  A heart cut with the Cricut and embossed was then stuck over the gold thread.  Raffia and ribbon were put through the tag hole.

And.. never forget to finish the back of the tag!  I used Wild Honey and then Vintage Photo on the edges.

So....  here it is!!

Here is a closeup of the clear embossing on the photo..

This sort of shows how the Inka Gold and Inka Gold Red look on the black cardstock

Thanks for looking!  Have a wonderful week!



Gail said...

Great job with the tag!
I wish I was more experimental like you!

Cynthia said...

Cool tag! That image is just haunting! =D

Christy - said...

I didn't know that tags had backs. LOL. Great job.

Penny said...

Wow, you did a lot of work, and it was really worth it! :^) Love your vintage tag, Sheree! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Petra Toth said...

Oh, the little hearts are gorgeous ! :)

Myrna said...

Great job. What a lot of work!!!
You are far more patient than I am for that sort of thing.

Jamie Martin said...

Such a pretty tag!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

So now you're a "Tag Lady". (Sorry for the little pun). Very vintage and very pretty tags.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that I have enough "Wow's" in me, this is outstanding.

Tags are not a big favorite of mine, someday, I'll have to try a class on them from Tim.

Hugs, Lori m

BJ said...

Gorgeous tag, love how this turned out for you, great to improvise methinks.