Tuesday, 1 January 2013

First Post of 2013

Happy New Year to you all, hope you had a good one.

Well my first post of the new year could only really be a tag couldn't it!!!

T!m's on the ball with his first tag of 2013, so whilst I'm still off I thought I'd give it a go been as I have most of the supplies and I'm going to be busy from January to June with finishing a college course I started in 2010.

I actually made 2 tags, I used exactly the same colour inks / stains etc for both but thought it would be quite nice to see what they would look like on both manilla and kraft tags.


This is the manilla (the yellowy coloured tag).


And this is the kraft tag which is more of a browny colour.

For some reason my 3rd walnut stain distress stain has gone green, hence the colour of the ribbon!!  Tried weathered wood but it didn't show up that well.

23 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

they both look good but its amazing the difference you can get by using diff coloured base card.

Sarah said...

Love your tags Sam,you have had a productive morning! :-)

Happy New Year xx

Sarah

Helen said...

Love them, Sam!

Pinksparklegirl said...

Happy new year and of course we need your tags to start the year off properly x

Pinksparklegirl said...

Good to see you started the year off with tags, they both look great and I love the quote. Happy New Year x

Deborah said...

I think the Kraft version does it for me, Sam. I've heard about walnut stain going a funny colour before - weird (and must be annoying).

happyDiane said...

I always enjoy seeing your experiments, I like the brightness of the manilla one. I have heard about the walnut stain going green, never heard why.

Denise said...

Wonderful pair of tags! You did a great job!

Sending blessings for a New Year filled with creative love, denise :D

Bella said...

Have you tried taking the top off and washing the sponge bit and testing the colour left in the jar? Tim showed how to get the top off in one of his videos recently, just use a knife to help lift it up all the way round...Love your tag though.

Sue said...

Fabulous tags Sam and they both look great to me. Have a very happy new year x

Buttons said...

Great tags Sam. It's amazing how much difference the background has made. You've inspired me to get on and do mine too. Hope you have the best year ever. Hugs, Jenny x

Reflective Art Studio said...

Love YOUR tag....
So great.
Sarinda

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Both of your tags are wonderful. Subtle changes but very nice.

chrissies said...

Both stunning tags Sam.

Good Luck with the college course and a very Happy 2013.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

Lovely tags. They both are!! The manilla one is a bit brighter but I love them both!!
We are all allright after the fireworks and hope you made it through OK !!
Hugs,
Marianne

hazel said...

Fabulous tags Sam.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Ooh - yummy kraft tag... what a cool experiment trying it on both! Fabulous take(s) on the tag. Promised myself I'd try for the full set this year... but I'm not this quick off the mark!
Alison x

downrightcrafty said...

Happy New Year to you and the family, love this piece such texture and interest and that little clip is ace
Hugs Kate xx

Neet said...

Great tags Sam - must get my head in gear soon and try some of these things.

Hugs, Neet xx

midnightscrapper said...

Two great minds think a like, your tags are AWESOME, its amazing what a difference the base color can do. Best wishes for the new YEar

strangelycreative said...

Excellent tag Sam! Cx

die amelie said...

Love your tag, Sam!

The gentle colour scheme is absolutely gorgeous!

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie x

samboscraftart said...

Lovely tags Sam! Nice work!!

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