Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tags


These were created thanks to information from Joy (Lotstodo Forum) and inspiration from Sheena Douglass demonstrating on a C&C tv show yesterday which was re-run last night.

I went my own way with them as all I had that she was using was the black soot distressed ink pad!!! I inked adirondack wild plum and mustard coloured distressed ink onto a craft mat and spritzed with water. Using a paint brush I added in some of the chalky/paint highly pigmented with mica from the silkies I got in Harrogate (remember, the ones that look like nail varnish!!). I swooshed the tags in the mixture to get a background. Using black soot I stamped various images onto the tags (again purchased at Harrogate, the stamps, not the tags). I clear embossed certain images, including the hand and the bottom eye. I mixed a bit of blue perfect pearls with water to make a paste and coloured in the outer eye and part of the hand (the swirl and a finger). I roughed up the edges of the tag with a paper distresser and inked them with black soot. Added an eyelet and fibres. You might have to enlarge the picture to see it all in detail.

Thanks Joy and Sheena, really pleased with the way these have turned out so am entering them into this weeks Tuesday Taggers challenge.

12 comments:

crafty creations said...

Great tags Sam - Love the colours you've used and of course I love the stamps lol xx Hilda

Joy said...

These tags are amazing Sam love the colours xx

barbara (AKA Bee) said...

Hi Sam, I saw the Sheena Douglass show too, but I really like your take on the tags. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.

Bee xx

JoZart said...

Love the tags.. great stamping and colour choice,
Jo x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous tags love how you took Sheena's teach and adapted it to what was at hand. Do you fancy a chance to win a Paperartsy plate as used by Georgina our GD this week? a little link to her blog puts you in the random draw. Thanks for taggin' us at TT this week. (((Hugs)))

Clarky J said...

Wow these are Fabulous sam and I love the detailed way you have explained how you got the effect - brilliant! Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

Sally H said...

Wow! Fabulous tags and I Love your colour scheme. thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week!

Chris said...

But Sam, they're pink! :o) Love them. I've not seen the show so hope they show it again.

Teri said...

Loving your tags hun!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week
Hugs,
Teri x

Femmy said...

wow !! these tags are fantastic!! great colours!!

PatR said...

Great colour scheme on these fabulous tags. Thanks for playing along with us at TT this week.

LazyKay said...

The embossing makes these really stand out against the backgrounds - I like the colours.

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