I am not planning to buy any new stash for these tags, so I was happy to remember that I happened to have Glue n'seal and exactly the tissue used in the prompt, otherwise... Well lack of resources is one source of creativity. I used pearl blue and green acrylic paints for the background and brown and blue Distress Inks. I love the shimmer of the pearl paint. The numbers, keyhole and key are from an old Grungeboard set that I never even opened before! I used an embossing ink dabber with black embossing powder. For some reason the embossing powder boiled really easily, which added to the pieces' distress look. I don't have chitchat stickers, but I was happy writing my words with a dymo, because then I could have them in Finnish. I distressed the edges of all the embellishments and texts with a green metallic wax.
Because a tag can be held and turned around, I thought it better to have some fun on the back too. I didn't want to make the tag any thicker, because it will be stored in a pocket in my art journal, so before adhering the bits and pieces I sprayed the background with some inks and stamped with some VivaLasVegaStamps! That Make a wish -sentiment is one of my favourites, and suits the words on the other side.
|The word at the top is CREATE and the word under the keyhole is MAKE A MESS|
I hung the little grungeboard key with some green embroidery thread and ripped a strip from a silk scarf I found at a flee market for 1€ to make a ribbon for the tag. (The rest of the scarf is the background in these pics) I love the way this looks, and it fits perfectly in the pocket I made in my art journal. If you want to read more about the spread, you can find it here.