Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Just a little tag today

Good morning all.
Well after yesterday when everything I touched went pear shaped and horribly wrong with the result that I closed my studio and went inside to mope in front of the telly; today is much much better I'm pleased to say. (Though I do have to redo one project I managed to redeem some of the others!)
So this morning I thought I'd share this tag.
 The base tag has been embossed using a couture creations folder, I lost count of how many layers and washes of paint I used but in the end I thought I'd better stop! I then aged and distressed with black and sealed with a matt spray sealer which gives it a look of metal. I mounted it onto a mountboard tag to add strength too. I stamped the balloon which is one of Tim's new stamp plates (Remnants - a fab plate, already a favourite!) I coloured it with distress markers. I know that some people are thinking, yet another marker but what is really really cool is the fact that you can mix your colours and colour in great detail and then a quick spritz of water and it reacts exactly the way the other pads and sprays do so you get these lovely spots and age speckles!
I cut it out and attached with 3d pads to get that lovely raised shadow detail too. It's a pain to cut out but so worth it and you don't need to be too precise as you can blend some distress ink with a blending tool and it tones down all the edges (I used walnut stain)
To finish I made the "ribbon" using Tim's tissue tape. This is fab, just fold the tape back onto itself and it creates a great ribbon and pretty strong too. It's one of the things Tim shared up at  the workshop I attended; a great tip! I covered the hole with a screw style brad/grommet - not really sure what it's real name is!

In other news; over at Try it on Tuesday it's all exciting new changes. We're introducing the new DT members and there's a new challenge format so do pop on over and say hi !

Right, I'd better get back into the workroom; still got loads to do! Have fun everyone.


cat lacigale said...

wow !!!!!!!!!!!!! fabulous tag ! I just bought the stamp and the embossing folder 2 days ago !!! They look great on your tag !

jill said...

Sorry to hear things did'nt go to plan yesterday but i can see by the fab tag your back today firing on all cylinders.

Helen said...

I think I may have to get that stamp set - that balloon is gorgeous, if fiddly to cut out...a grea tag - glad you're having a more productive day than yesterday!

Martina2801 said...

This is awesome...gorgeous tag!!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...fabulous tag Neil...love your colour choices...Mel :)

Clarky J said...

This is fab Neil and lucky you having some of Tims new Stamps already! Looking forward to seeing you for a very messy weekend and of course your very talented Mrs too xx