Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mote tagtastic fun!

Oh I missed my What's on your Workdesk Wednesday yesterday but in my defence you can't see my desk just now.  Time for a quick tidy after posting today before cracking on with my ironing! 
In truth my craft room needs more than a quick tidy. 
My husband has got me some fabulous map tables to go into my craft space but first I need to paint them and make room for them.  I will keep you informed of my progress but don't expect it to be fast.  I have a demo coming up in Inverness next weekend so I am waiting with anticipation to see what I will get in my wee box of goodies for then.  That will come first.  Me thinks I may need to have a bit of a clear out to make space too.  Time to be brutal!
Back to today and I have the last of my tags from the Elgin demo, this technique proved to be popular on the day;

To create the tag background I ran Weathered wood ink pad direct to the tag and then embossed it with clear embossing powder then heat.  I took my distress tool with Walnut stain and covered the entire tag wiping back off the embossed areas when finished....this seems to create a sort of leather's really "sick" (as my kids would say) or "awesome" (Americanism) or "neat" if you are me!
I distressed the edge of the tag and added more stain before stamping with Marion Emberson stamps "Birds and trees"and "Just because".  The bird and the leaves are added separately.  Finally I added ribbons from my stash to co-ordinate.
I think I could really get into this tag art....I can see the appeal.....a convert for definite. 
Another post done and dusted now down to the fun part of clearing, hiss!


Lau W said...

Love your tag, very nice effect !

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Vry pretty! What a great background you made! I can see that it can be addicting! Patsy

Sue said...

Sick, awesome and neat all describe your tag perfectly!

Bonnie said...

It does have a leathery look to it! I will be trying this a bit later, thanks for sharing your idea

Creatique Candy said... that is really neat! I didn't realize that weathered wood could create that effect. Thank you so much for sharing.