Day 7: Yes! This is much more like it! I have struggled to get excited about the first 6 tags and it seems that Tim Holtz did too. Day 7 is much more his style.
I don’t have the distress stains in the same colours that Tim used so I used re-inkers instead. The tag came out a little darker than I would have liked but I think it still looks good. I stamped my crackle background stamp with Stazon Dove Grey that I find is an awesome colour for ghost stamping.
I was excited that I had the Craft Glassine! Yay me!! I don’t have the die but with my Silhouette, who needs it. I cut the leaves (from a Kerri Bradford kit) before colouring and crushing. I found my last little bit of branch with crystals attached and decided it looked heaps nicer than the branches I had cut and “snowed”on. I used a tinsel pipe cleaner to make up the lace bow and added some red bead drops that I took off cheap and, quite frankly, nasty earrings from the $$ shop.
My sentiment is actually a Dingbat font that I sketched and then cut on the Silhouette. I filled in the font with metallic gel pens and inked around the edge.
Day 8: How cool was the Steampunk tag that Tim Holtz came up with? Very!
I love Steampunk but I am not so flash at putting it together from scratch so having Tim’s tag as a guide was awesome.
Again, the Silhouette came to the rescue for cutting out the clock and the cogs. I can’t remember where I got the cogs from but the clock is a file from the very talented Penny Duncan.
I have the Steampunk stamp set from Crafty Secrets so it was perfect for this tag. I used the lightbulb and cog stamps from that set, heat embossing them with white. I was chuffed that my Winter Edition distress inks arrived a week or so ago (thanks Art of Craft!) so I set to and coloured my tag – loving the combo!
My gentleman are part of an art stamp from Crafty Individuals that I bought on-line maybe a year ago.
I thinks this one just may be my new favourite one so far.
Thanks for stopping in to take a look. If you are doing the tags too and live in NZ, check out Dianne’s versions at Art of Craft. Leave comments and send her photos of your tags – she has a giveaway up for grabs.