Sunday, 31 March 2013

Springtime Tag

Well I'm always a bit slow on the uptake, so having decided to enter March's challenge for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013, I then decided to veer away from the design brief (ever so slightly. . ) as I've never been one to do as I'm told!

Actually it's my first time entering a Tag, and I have hardly any of the products that were listed, so I decided to do my own take on the theme of 'Springtime'.  I also thought that as I had missed January and February's challenge, I would make March's tag out of three tags.  Can you spot the third?

The large Ranger tag, and smaller tag on top are inked in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and mustard seed and squeezed lemonade distress inks.  The beautiful lace border from IndigoBlu is then stamped on top of both tags in Peacock Feathers.  Both tags were distressed with a spray of dettol kitchen spray, I think it's my own new technique, I just couldn't find my water spritzer!  It gave a raised bubbly effect to the tag which I liked.

I stamped a free watch fob stamp from Craft Stamper Magazine, and printed off the words 'Spring Time' and inked around the edges in picked raspberry distress ink.

The seam binding ribbon was coloured with the same distress inks, just swiped across, then I sprayed the ribbon with dettol,and scrunched it up.  I added some vintage lace that I got in a Charity shop, and this gave a lovely feminine feel to the tag.  The moth is from the Grand Tour II stamp set from IndigoBlu, and is coloured by swiping distress inks in the same way as the other pieces.  He also has little wire antenna.

To top my tag, I used a large watch fob bezel from Artist Trading Post, and used distress inks again to colour the bird, sealed with mod podge, and set in jewellers grade resin.  This was left to dry for two days, and then a key, (and the tiny third tag), placed on top, sealed, and again set in resin, to give a layered effect.  I added the words 'Tick Tock' to the tiny tag in fineliner.

The edges of the tag are distressed with Black soot ink, which is a lovely soft black and gives definition.



Hope you like it, I think the colours are lovely, Peacock Blue has to be my favourite right now!

xx