Hi crafty friends.........hope you are all well and inky !!. I certainly am !!. Here I am at 'the cow's tail' submitting my take on Tim's tag for July. ( phew !!) No matter how hard I try to be organised these days I just don't seem to be on time !!!. "Better late than never as they say" x
I had great fun with the techniques Tim used, particularly alcohol inks and a straw, as I did not have an air can. I also found that blowing from directly above the alcohol ink enabled me to achieve more coverage. Really fun technique....Thanks Tim :-) I cut out my alcohol inked piece using a sizzix bigz tag die then folded it to make a pouch, where I could hide a sentiment. I used the distressing tool around the edges and inked with a mix of vintage photo and walnut stain DI's. I used a velcro dot as a fastener, placing a cog over the hole of the tag.
My main tag was 'smooshed' in various layers of distress ink placed on my craft mat and sprayed with water, drying each layer with a heat tool, as advised by Tim. ( Inks used were vintage photo, mowed lawn and picked raspberry) I then used stamps from Stamper's Anonymous Classic Favourites, creating further dimension using same DI colours.
I also ran the edges of the tag through the Picked raspberry DI on my craft mat, creating a nice coloured edge, adding walnut stain to give more definition once dry.
The pouch was then adhered to the main tag as well as an Ornate Plate.
I also used the same DI's on the ribbon, layering colour but drying in between, which gave a tie dye appearance as you can see in the photograph.
A small tag was die cut and sanded then edges were distressed as per Tim's design. Once again I stamped with Stamper's Anonymous Classic favourites using Archival Ink. Idea-ology embellishments ( Philosophy Tags and a Game Spinner) were added to complete the look.
Simons Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week. The challenge is 'What do you say ?'.
I hear two hungry cats eeking !!! so I better go and see what they want.................no doubt some food !!
(They are both so fussy about their food these days..........any advice on how to manage this would be helpful x )
Take care and thanks for dropping in. Your comments are welcome and I will always try to get back to you.