sunnuntai 11. tammikuuta 2015

Make a wish

Like hundreds of other crafters, I have decided to make these 12 tags for 2015, and even though it is to be seen if I manage to keep up with this all year, the first one is done! I haven't joined in these before, practically I haven't ever made a "distress" tag before... And I enjoyed doing it, so for the time being the resolution stands :) So here's my post for 12 tags of 2015 -January. I am also posting this for the ongoing  SimonSays Stamp challenges: Monday (Make new friends, but keep the old...) and Wednesday (Something new)

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.

The word at the top is CREATE and the word under the keyhole is MAKE A MESS
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.

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.

3 kommenttia:

  1. Stunning tag! Love that you did both sides! And it really fits perfect in your art journal! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. This is fantastic! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with the Something New Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. Wonderful tag! Great background.