Sunday, September 11, 2011

My first tag

Tags have intrigued me for a while.  I love the look of them but have never quite seen the point of them ... what do you do with them once you've made them (apart from admire them, of course)?  But now I'm starting to get more adventurous with inks, stamps and other exciting things, I thought I'd have a go, and I've even worked out what to do with it ... it will be added to the front of a card and sent to somebody at some suitable occasion -

I used a blank manilla tag  (size 8) and began by inking it with distress inks (frayed burlap and crushed olive, with a tiny bit of walnut stain).  I then used frayed burlap on a clockface stamp (from ScrapaGogo) randomly over the background.  The large V's are rub-on letters (referencing the roman numerals found on many clockfaces).  The quote is a Tim Holtz stamp - the piece of card has been distressed and inked with the same colours as the tag.  I've used some Tim Holtz Ideology bits (clockface and game spinners).

The lower clockface was cut from blank chipboard, stamped and embossed (another Tim Holtz stamp, using black ink and clear embossing powder) then inked with the same colours as everything else.

Finally, the whole tag was spritzed with a Perfect Pearls mist (heirloom gold) to add a subtle sheen that doesn't really show very well on the photos.

I'm really pleased with my first effort and think I'll be doing more of these - watch out for them if you receive a card from me in the next few months! 


Sue said...

Thats great - no way could you tell it was a first one! I put mine onto cards or layouts ( when I do them)

My simple life said...

thats an amazing first attempt! cant wait to see how good you get after doing it for a while, lol.

tea_bag said...

fab first tag I put my tags on LO's on cards make them into little tag books

Claireliz said...

Fantastic tag Jackie, excellent first attempt.

Glen said...

Great first tag Jackie. Lovely colour too. TFS. ~Glen~

Ali said...

I'd definitely like a card from you having seen your pilot project! Really great tag.

Biskit said...

Great tag Jackie, have to agree with Claire - excellent first attempt!