Hi crafty friends..............what a fabulous week I have had....... but more about that Sunday or Monday. :-)
You will find below my take on Tim's August tag ( you can view Tim's tag HERE)
I know I am close to the wire here...... but for some reason...no matter how hard I try ....... I am always 'Running Against the Wind'. ( Love that song by Bob Seger)
Out of respect for Tim I wont be informing you of the August tag recipe, but I can tell you what I used on my tag in areas where I had to improvise.
As I did not have Distress Stain's in colours used by Tim I applied Frayed Burlap and Broken China
Re-inker Distress Inks using the little pipette from the bottle on my craft sheet. At first I was a little worried as I suddenly thought the background may be too dark, however, I gave it a liberal spritz with water and took a paper towel to soak up some of the inks and I love the colours of the tag x
I used all of the Stampers Anonymous ( SA) Paris Memoirs Stamp Set, CMS 159, and one stamp from SA Travel Labels Set, CMS 108.
The stamps were inked in various colours of Archival and Distress Markers. It was great to alter colours using the Distress Markers and they did not bleed in to the Archival Ink. Hooray
I did not have any of the Mask It sheet...but they are certainly on my wish list!!! Instead, I stamped the images on to paper, cutting them out and layering them over the stamped image on the tag. With Mask It I would never have to cut them out again as the mask is neatly stored until you need it once more. You don't even have to clean it !!!!
Here are some close ups of the masked areas
Once my masking was complete I blended the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink ( inked a couple of times to create more depth around the edge) then added some burlap/twine.
Off to post this before the 1st September...........................where has this year gone !!!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend and we will catch up soon
Crafty Hugs xx