As is the recent tradition over at A Vintage Journey - when there are 5 Fridays in the month - some of the Creative Guides create and post tags. I signed up to create a tag for today - October's 5th Friday! We can create any kind of tag we like - using any techniques/supplies - always keeping Tim Holtz as our inspiration! I decided to go with a simple autumn theme. Even though I love mixed media - I've discovered I still like 'clean and simple' in my designs!
Here are some photos of how I colored my tag. First I rubbed Distress Inks - Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge on my craft mat, spritzed water on it then rubbed my tag over it, drying it, then rubbing it over the mix again - until I got the colors and look that I wanted.
I stamped one of the text stamps from Ledger Script over the left of my tag with Ground Espresso. I didn't even use an acrylic block - just inked the stamp and pressed it against the tag with my fingers.
Next I stamped the flower stem from the Flower Garden Set using Ground Espresso Ink - then I colored it in with my Brushed Corduroy Distress Marker.
Have you seen the wonderful flower tutorials my fellow Creative Guide, Jennie has on her blog - I have admired them from afar - printing out the tutorials, reading them, and filing them in my craft room for 'some day"!! Well, I finally got the nerve to try it out a month or so ago - and WOWZA - I can actually make them!! I made 4 while I was at it - trying out different colors. Here is the link to all of her flower tutorials and here is the link to the one I used - using Tim's Tattered Florals die.
So I used one of the flowers I made on my tag today. I forgot to write down the colors I used when I created them - but I started with Rustic Cream card stock and inked it in a light orange Distress Ink. Then for my tag I spritzed it with Espresso Distress Spray Stain for a more fallish look. I brushed a layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint all over the petals and spooned on some Black Micro Beads - then set it aside to dry. The rose looks rather like a piece of fudge here with the Crackle paint still wet!!??!!
Here you can see the light color better, that is under the Ground Espresso stain! I adhered the rose over the stamped stem with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
I colored two trimmings to loop through the top of my tag. First a piece of Trimmings/Lace
and then a piece of Crinkle Ribbon. I colored both by rubbing Distress Inks Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge on my craft mat, spritzing with water and rubbing the trimmings through it - and drying with my heat tool.
I am so pleased with how my tag came out - the rose is so large and dimensional - that I really didn't want to put anything else on it accept for stamping the Handwritten Sentiment and adhering two Small Talk/Occasions Stickers.
You will find several other delightful tags posted with mine over at the A Vintage Journey Blog - I hope you'll stop by there!Stamps: Ledger Script, Flower Garden, Handwritten Sentiments - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: #8 Manilla Tag, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge.
Accessories: Ranger Distress Spray Stain Ground Espresso, Idea-ology - Trimmings/Lace, Crinkle Ribbon, Small Talk, Tattered Floral Die - Alteratioins, Art Ingredients - Black Micro Beads, Flower tutorial by Jennie