Hello Again Peeps
I know I said that yesterday's tag would be the last one for the year but I am female so am entitled to change my mind! So there!! I also hadn't banked on making this tag until tomorrow but as there is a bit of a do tonight I decided that making a tag with a hangover may not be a good idea!!
The Lovely Linda has decreed that this week's Grungy Monday Challenge would be to use Tim's Tissue - either the new tissue paper or tape. I don't have any of the tissue paper (sob sob!) so have had to use my tape. In a fitting tribute to the fact that tomorrow is a New Year, I have made a tag for the occasion.....
This week the Challenge is being sponsored by the guys and gals of Simon Says Stamp and if you have not bought from these guys before they are well worth taking a look. I have had a few orders from Simon and the last order took only a week to get here from USA!! For the choice of stamps and other goods available, the carriage is worth it!! One thing I truly love is the fact I can get Tim's stamps on wood (my favourite stamps!!), something you cannot always get in the UK. In fact the flourish stamp I have used today (and quite frankly most days) came from Simon Says Stamp!
You must also go along to the lovely T!m Holtz's blog. There you will find works of art and ideas which quite frankly, make your head spin! Sometimes I come off his blog and don't know what I want to do first.
Here I have tried to show you the sparkle on this tag, something which you may not necessarily see looking head on in the photos.
Here's what I did....
I started the tag by stamping my favourite flourish stamp with clear embossing ink and sprinkling over clear embossing powder and heating with my heat gun. Then I used my (only) two distress stains of Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint (sympathy aw here please!) and swooshed the inks over the tag. I dried with the heat gun before spraying Cosmic Shimmer (Graphite) and then heated it to dry again. Then I ironed the embossing powder off before stamping with Archival Ink in purple with the Crafty Individuals clock stamp. A little distressing of the edges with the distress tool and Dusty Concord ink and then onto the embellishments.
Here I made a rosette with the Sizzix die and made it the "T!m" way using a glue gun and tissue tape on the back. I popped a circle of paper and added Distress Stickles (still wet when I took these photos!) to the middle. I then used several tissue tapes and a washi tape and made gathered ribbon by attaching to strips of cardstock and ruffling it. I trimmed the edges so that they had points and then stapled to the tag in various places.
I cut a die of the Reindeer (again Sizzix) and stamped it with a Crafty Individuals stamp and Dusty Concord DI and embossed with clear sparkly embossing powder. Some black enamel for an eye and edged with DI and adhered using foam dots.
The 2012 was made using my Quickutz dies and the ribbon was made with the Distress Stains - the reason why I bought them in the first place as I saw how they coloured ribbon beautifully. A little elephant charm so I don't forget the friends I have made during my first blogging year of 2011 and Hey Presto - my tag is finished.
I hope you like and don't forget to pop over to Linda's to see some of the other stunning work on show there.
Please do have a wonderful New Year wherever in the world you may be and please BE SAFE!!
See you in 2012 Folks!!
Love and Hugs