Thursday, 24 April 2008

Vintage Tags

Hello,

I have made two tags today for the April Tag Swap I am hosting. The theme is Vintage this month and I have had fun getting all inky and messy again :O))

TAG 1



I started by stamping the Vintage Car in black VersaFine directly onto the tag. I made a mask for the car, placed this over the image and then using Cut & Dry foam, I blended Scattered Straw, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks over the top of the mask and over the tag. I then inked up the Paris Map stamp with Walnut Stain and stamped over the top of the mask, leaving a gap at the bottom of the tag. I used a checkered border stamp for the top and the bottom of the tag and then stamped Memories, again using Walnut Stain. Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the paler parts of the car, used a paper distresser for the edges and then my fave Gold Krylon pen to add a touch of shimmer around the edges.

The stamps are from Tim Holtz Collection - Road Trip unmounted sheet and the border is by Lost Coast Designs.


TAG 2



For this tag, I inked up the little chap stamp with black VersaFine ink and stamped directly onto the tag. As before, I made a mask for the image and then coloured the whole tag using Cut & Dry foam and Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. Next, I inked up the same checker border stamp as before using Walnut Stain, then I stamped it all over the tag. I used the Memories stamp, inking with Aged Mahogany and then using Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain. I added a touch of blue to the little chaps necktie and hat and then used a paper distresser to rough up the edges and whizzed the gold Krylon pen around the edges. The stamps I used for this tag are again by Tim Holtz and are on the The Boys unmounted sheet and the Lost Coast Designs checkered border stamp.

I have to dash off now cos I have a lovely deep bath ready and waiting to get all this ink off my fingers !!

Thanks for looking!

Hels x

4 comments:

Lesley said...

Fab tags Helen xxx

Andrea said...

these are actually better than those old sugery doughnuts lol love your work Hels its stunning xx

Craftyideas said...

Love those tags. Love Rach xxx

Vix Kennedy said...

Lovely tags, excellent as always

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