Monday, May 23, 2011
I kind of like this little tag, after all the trouble it caused me (sigh!). You can see the little squares still trying to lift up, even after I've adhered them twice with two different adhesives. That's the Distress Crackle paint, rock candy. It does give a really nice shimmery look, though. I made the inchies with Hero Arts set Antique Engravings, some Marvy ink and a text stamp from Hero. I then carried out the "square" idea by using the Japanese newspaper print paper, which I embellished further with tiny punched squares of inchies I didn't use on the tag--who would have thought that inchies could be used as a "parent" sheet!
The other tag for Tagalicious Tuesday will have to wait to be posted when I get a better picture--too many shiny objects (it's crowns, and I used every shiny thing I could find in my craft room!)
Monday, May 9, 2011
This tag features fairies, the second fairy card in our tag card series. This tag was achieved with multiple steps, beginning with inking and misting, then adding a laminate transfer of a Graphic 45 postcard, and it goes from there! The glass slide uses the "ghosting" technique with Ranger archival ink. The side stamping on the card uses Psychedelic embossing powder from Judikins, which really shines on the black pigment ink. And thank you, Ruth, for the lovely ribbon embellishment! It is perfect for this tag.
Friday, May 6, 2011
It is of course better always to use a punch for repeated shapes, so they are all perfect, but I knew I would wear out my punch for this many squares (24 signed up for class!) So instead, I wore out my arm using my Cutterpede! Actually, I did break a punch trying to punch the square out of heavy corrugated paper. Look closely and you can see some of the squares are made from the new Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper. I am really liking this paper! I am looking forward to class--I hope everyone has a good time. I know I will!
Monday, May 2, 2011
I call this tag "Memory Garden". The background is the stamp "kissing" method using a solid flower stamp. I wanted this to be a Mother's Day tag so I incorporated a picture of me and my mom (many years ago of course!) into a fragment charm. (Do they still make these?) I also used a bit of tissue tape, a flower punch, and some old, old buttons. I kind of like, how about you?