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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tagging along on a challenge or two


I am still waiting to receive some super crafting things I ordered last week but as always when you want something it takes ages for it to arrive.  I have decided to try out tags this year, Tim Holtz has been very helpful with some of his tutorials, if only I can remember some of the techniques!!

At present I am working on a tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013, I don't have all the items suggested so have improvised with what I have and some Sizzix/Tim Holts products, I will let you have a peek when it is finished.

On to other things though, the following tag was made for the Artful Times Challenge where we have to use 2 or more embossing folders in our design.  I am also entering it in the Splodgeaway Challenge which is "New Beginnings".



 I cut out the tag using the Sizzix "Tim Holtz" Tag and Bookplate die and embossed it with Craft Concepts Budding Vine using a Sizzix embosing diffuser.  The tag was coloured with distress ink in mustard seed  and the house stamped and coloured with Distress inks.  The greeting was printed onto a vellum tag and the top half embossed with the vine folder,  the tag was torn just below the greeting and attached to the main tag.  A Sizzix tattered floral flower was cut out and embossed with a Cuttlebug dots folder then coloured with distress ink in dried marigold and spiced marmalade.  The flower was assembled and atached to the tag with a die cut leaf, and a ribbon fastened through the top to finish it off.

 




The gold ribbon was stamped with black Stazon using the bird and flower stamp from the same set as the house (freebie with some magazine, not sure which) 


   

13 comments:

ionabunny said...

That's beautiful Sylv. Combining more than one embossing folder is so effective. Glad Von set this as a challenge. Me too working on a Tim tag. I wanted to copy his ribbon he had stamped but don't have months. Your ribbon is beautiful. Will have to think about alternatives. Maybe a rummage through the stamp collection is on the cards. Never know what forgotten gem might turn up! Really like this one. Very springy.

Von said...

Such a beautiful tag and so nicely done :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Tmes
Von ☺

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful tag, love all the texuture and the soft colors.

Barb King said...

That is a cute little house, very magical looking, like it would be in a fairy woods. Nice tag!

Sue said...

Gorgeous tag really lovely and thanks for joining in the splodgeaway challenge good luck hugs :)

strangelycreative said...

OOOO I really like that, its so soft and smudgy - very appealing. Its very good. Cx

Julia S-W said...

So pretty and I love how you've used the folders. The soft, feminine colours work beautifully. I really love Tim Holtz techniques too.
Juliaxx

CraftyKay said...

This is my kind of thing. Lovely tag. Thanks for joining in with the Splodege Away challenge and good luck.x

Neet said...

That is so pretty. I love the way you have used the overlay on the top. What a beautiful tag - anyone would be so pleased to receive something like that.
Hugs, Neet (and thanks for joining us at Artful Times) x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful little tag! Sooo cute!

jayneyd said...

Gorjus Tag! Love the soft, pretty colours. Thanx for joining us at Splodgeaway n good luck ! Hugz xxxx

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

I love Tags and now I love them even more. Very original and so pretty. Thank you for joining our Challenge. Sam

SplodgeAway said...

WOW Sylv, with all of this miserable weather you have definately brightened up my day! Fab tag and thank you for entering the SplodgeAway Challenge :-)