Saturday, December 5, 2009

More tags....


I'm really starting to enjoy making tags - albeit that the ones I have been doing are rather simple... not much layering etc.  I have done these two over the last couple of days.

The one on the right was very simple... I used a Hero Arts Collage stamp that I simply inked up in 3 different Memento inks -  Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk and Potters Clay and stamped directly onto the tag.  I added some red gems to the snowflakes and then added a sparkle snowflake and gem to the bottom.  I put some Kindyglitz on the Santa and it was finished.
The one on the left was a bit of trial and error.... I started with some practise of my blending tool for the distress inks. I always have trouble trying to get it nice and even. I started with Worn Lipstick and then added some Dusty Concord on the edges. It went a bit dark in the lower corner. Next I inked up the flower only on the Sparkle Poinsettia stamp and used Rocket red Brilliance and clear embossed it. The bits of silver are actually alcohol ink mixative that I stamped onto the tag - I had been playing at covering a piece of acetate with Plum and silver alcohol inks and this was what was still on the felt pad.  It left bits of silver and the plum on the tag which looked rather cool. I used red and green ink on the sentiment from Stamp-it to finish off.   I had to add a bit of thin card stock to the back of the tag as I always seem to get them messy when I use distress inks and my teflon sheet.  I will be writing on the back of the tag for the person who is getting this added to their present.
No more crafting tonight though... Hubby's work Christmas function is on.  We are going out to dinner at one of the local bars.  Should be a fun night, so am off to iron the top I want to wear.... HATE ironing but needs must!!!
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your weekend is a great one.

6 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Love your tags, Dawn! I love making them, too and may give the HA challenge a go, now that I've seen your inspiring tags! Have a great weekend!

Jacqueline said...

You're not alone in hating ironing - I do it only when necessary, otherwise twice a year!
Beautiful tags!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely tags. I love the colors on the right. (Rich and elegant) and the left one is very pretty in the clean and simple effect! (No ironing for me anymore except for stamping) LOL!

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Pretty tags! I like the Memento dye inks, too! :-)

Vanessa said...

And great tags you created!! Love them! Hate ironing, too - I never do all the ironing at once, I only iron what I want to wear. So glad we do not have many clothes that need ironing;)

Hugs,
Vanessa

Diana said...

ADORE your tags Dawn!