Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tagtastic fun!

Oh I'm a little late today.  In my defence I've been making Mother's day cards for my local shop for local people!  Better late than not at all.  All done and dusted now just drying ready to be dropped off this evening. 
Today I have another tag for you and this technique is the first one on the link I posted yesterday, Tim Holtz instructions on working with Distress inks.
Here is my take on that idea.....

I have used an Inkssentials manila tag together with Distress inks Walnut stain, Gathered twigs, Vintage photo and Broken china.  The background stamp is by Hero arts "Happy", the leaves by PI Marion Emberson "Just because" and the sentiment is also from Marion "Birthday kisses".  The flower die is Spiral blossom 1 by Spellbinders shapeabilites as is the butterfly. 
I distressed the tag and the flower then added gold embossing powder around the edges of both.  The butterfly was embossed with powder after embossing it in the calibur first so that only the raised area is gold.  I then added some stickles over the top and some black bling to finish it off.  The ribbons again were added to co-ordinate from my stash.
I loved playing with this tag and can't wait to have a go at Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 now.  I know it has already started but I need to catch up on a few things first before I can play.


Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the soft colours You have used! Hugs Juls

kath said...

fabulous erika...love the colour combo and can't wait to see what you make for 12 tags...hugs kath xxx

scrappymo! said...

Thanks for the play by play of how to make this lovely tag.
It is so soft and dreamy...just love it!