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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

12 Tags - April

Well, didn't have the reflections stamps (what's that all about?) or the embossing folder so got a bit of dimension using a white embossing powder for the vintage frame stamp (which I do have!!). Obviously that then resists ink colours so used a bit of rub on wax to highlight it (bit lost in the photo I have to say, they look grungier IRL). Grunge paper birdies cut out with Marianne dies. I only have one colour of distress embossing powder so did the branch and leaves with that and then dabbed lettuce alcohol ink onto the leaves to colour. Kinda worked. I'm pleased with them both, didn't take long, made me use a die I haven't used for ages, used up some sentiments that my friend AngyB sent me last week with a trade (they were just the right size!!), and haven't opened that distress embossing powder for a year so it's all good...

Had to laugh, my son came in to  the craft room and asked what I was working on. After a bit of explanation about how wonderful Mr Holtz's work is I said ' so he puts up these projects and you try and make something using the techniques. Of course I never have all the right bits .... '   at which point he did a perfectly executed teenage eyeroll round my overstuffed craft room. We both fell about laughing.

Oh well that's enough messiness for one day, mum's coming over to make tea light boxes, that should be fun!!

11 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Your tags look great!!

Deborah said...

They are beauties, Cindy! All the more so because you don't have a craft room full of TH stuff (just everyone else's stuff LOL).

Winnie said...

Fun post! I could picture a teen looking around with the eyes. So funny. He would love my space too. Love your tags. Love that you did two with different colors..So fun.

Anna said...

I think both versions are lovely! I really like those little bird dies.
I didn't have any reflections stamps either and while the technique is neat, I think I'd rather have stamps that don't have such a limited use.
Thanks for sharing!

Netty said...

Great tags Cindy............

Meggymay said...

They are super tags Cindy, will have to get thinking how to improvise mine.
Yvonne x

Helen said...

Great Tags and great post Cindy!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the tags! Lemme tell ya, I think challenges where you have to make due with what you have are fun... but of course they make you want to buy what was used. And buying stimulates the economy. A win-win-win-darn-I'm-broke situation. Anyway, I do very much love your version of Tim's tags.

BJ said...

Hi Cindy, Love your tags, I clicked on your link as I too have used one of the Marianne bird dies as it was the only bird I had. As for the rest of the Tim products, I just had some of the inkpads!!! BJ

SusanLotus said...

Your tags are beautiful!

Linda said...

Fabulous tags. I love how they look so different just by changing the colour

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