Posts Tagged ‘Tags’

Tuesday with Tara {take 223}

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I thought I’d share some Halloween tags with you! I made these a couple of years ago for a blog hop we had featuring Tim Holtz’s “Ancestors” Paper Dolls (which are on sale right now) and all my tags show how fantastic Distress Oxide Inks are simply stamped or stenciled on BLACK paper. Hope you like them!

Freaky Friday Tags

(see the full original post from Oct 13, 2017)

I’ve been enjoying getting creative with the Paper Dolls by Tim Holtz, and these new additions add a creepy touch to the mix. There are a few seasonal images included, with costumes and pumpkins, as well as some regular type portraits with creepy expressions!  It’s a nice mix if you want a variety of paper dolls to work with!  I chose to use some of the ‘regular’  images and make a creepy/romantic tag, pairing a couple of single dolls together.

My plan was to create a set of tags that could be attached to treat bags for Halloween- if it happens, this one will go on the one I give my husband!

The technique

I started with black #8 tags and Distress Oxide Ink, stamping a background pattern (numbers by Dyan Reavely) directly on the tag. Then I continued, applying the same ink through a stencil (birds by Dina Wakley) over it to create my background design. I am not a big Halloween crafter, so chose some ‘neutral’ designs that I thought would work with the overall feel I was going for.  It’s good to have basics in your stash!  I selected my paper dolls and chose to add a few spots of color to them with Distress Markers.  I didn’t have a perfect match, but wanted a monochromatic look for this tag so went with a similar shade of purple.  The ink puddled a little bit in some places, so I dabbed with a cloth until I got the desired look.

I wrapped some sheer black ribbon with twine to add texture. Then I finished it off with a metal embellishment (this fancy lock is by Prima) and some occasions chit chat stickers.

The tags

I created a couple more tags as well, which you can see all together here.   Here’s a shot of the backgrounds I started with… 

… and the set of finished tags:

There is still some time for Halloween crafting, especially if you keep it simple & spooky 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

Having a HOOT with coloring mediums!

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

I had so much fun playing with MFT- Warm & Feathered Hugs Stamp set. I made two tags using different mediums- Copics and Fabercastell Pencils.

This stamp set has a 3 adorable owls to choose from and so many fun sentiments, so I couldn’t decide which to use, so I used two images from the set and colored them with different mediums onto different cardstocks.I started with the second larges die in the Tim Holtz Stacked Die set cut from Neenah 80lb Cardstock and Bazzil Kraft Cardstock.

First up, I colored the owl with the adorable scarf and stamped him onto Neenah 80lb cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat set it to dry.

I colored him with Copics and added a Signo White Gel pen for highlights. SO MUCH FUN TO COLOR THESE LIL’ GUYS!!

I added a branch for him to be perched on from Tim Holtz- Bird Branch Big Die and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.  I adhered the branch to the tag and trimmed off the excess as it is a large die. I inked some Antique Linen Distress Ink to warm up the background a bit and stamped a sentiment from the Warm & Feathered Hugs set with Versafine Sepia Ink . I adhered the tag to black cardstock and trimmed around the tag leaving about a 1/8″ border and some gingham ribbon finished off my first tag using Alcohol Markers and white cardstock.

Next up, I stamped a different owl onto Bazzil Kraft Cardstock with Versafine Sepia Ink.

I colored the image using Fabercastell Goldfaber colored crayons- I  love the effect of coloring on Kraft cardstock with  colored pencils, such a sweet and soft look you get by layering the colors. I then added some white Signo Gel pen for highlights and added a Lawn Fawn Stiched Hillside border and edged the hill with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to give the snowhill some definition.

I then added a different sentiment from the Stamp set and added the black cardstock border and ginham ribbon, like I did in the first tag.

There we have it, a couple of quick and easy tags using different coloring mediums and cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see y’all in the New Year!

~Happy Crafting~

Amy

Mixed Media Christmas Tags

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Hello and Happy Saturday,

I am back on the blog today with two mixed media Christmas Tags.

I had a lot of fun just getting inky and seeing where it all took me.

 

I started with Tim Holtz Manila tags, white gesso and the Stampers Anoymous  Music and Advert stamps set

I had never used gesso up until recently and wow its a game changer.  I inked up the  the music stamps  with the gesso and pressed it on to the tags, set it  aside to dry for a few minutes and went back in and inked with distress oxides.

    

I used candied apple, barn door and festive berries for the background of one tag, and mowed lawn, pine needles and lucky clover for the second tag.  I absolutely love how they turned out.

I went back in with walnut stain and stamped the another background stamp, and then added glitter paste to the tags (Further details on my blog  Nancy Grace Creations).

I stamped out the Santa from the Classic Christmas set,  on to some Kraft cardstock and cut him out.

I added some detail with my Prisma colour pencils.  For the wreath I used the lawn fawn large wreath die, and cut out numerous  branches from gold, silver and green cardstock.

You can find the full details on my blog, Nancy Grace Creations with a lot more pictures as well.

Scrap’n Stamp Canada also has 25% off Ranger products, so if you feel inspired by my tags you can stock up on some supplies  🙂

 

 

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