Saturday, 24 November 2012

CCW - Countdown to Christmas - Day 23

Good morning and welcome to my post for the CCW countdown to Christmas.
 I have made some Tim Holtz style tags
 For the tags I have made, you will need the following.  Tags, a selection of distress inks, stamps, inks like Versamark and Archival ink. Heat gun and embossing powders, collection of dies and embossing folders, a selection of metal embellishments, and ribbon.
 Distressing is a messy and fun thing to do and for advice where to start go to Tim's blog and look at his Youtube vids - they are fab.  This tag below before I started playing with any ink I used a embossing folder to obtain the musical notes, cut out a tag (this one is a Magnolia doohickey tag).  I have then used a selections of pink inks such as Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick to blend the colours.  I added a little bit of bling, flowers and a sentiment.
 The tag has been finished off with ribbon, and a crochet tree decoration with a bell - that can be removed and put on the Xmas tree!  The decorations and the bells came from Paperchase! 
 This tag I stamped the sentiment first using Versamark and clear embossing powder, then added my trees with Archival ink before starting with my distress inks - I have used a combination of Crushed Olive, Pine Needles and Forest Moss.  The deer has been cut using a Tim Holtz die, and Grungeboard, and stained using distress stain.
 Again finished off with some Tim Holtz metal work and a tree decoration.
 Again this one was embossed before I started distressing.  I have used Barn Door, and Festive Berries ink and the edges have a little Black Soot.
 The '25' has been cut out using a die and embossed with black embossing powder.
 I have stamped the Deer (from one of Tim's stampsets), with Versamark and then embossed using black embossing powder before I distressed using Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Vintage photo.  I then added the Christmas Blessing sentiment.

 I have clear embossed the swirl, so it resists the ink as I distress the tag.  Used Archival ink for the snowflakes and trees.  I have used Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.
 All these tags were finished off with a selection of Christmas metal - and you can see how I have changed what I clear embossed and what I've inked - the varieties are endless!

 Here are my presents all ready wrapped to go - by adding a ornate decorative tag I have used plain brown wrapping paper (I got mine from Ikea) and a little bit of twine and a beautiful tag!
Happy Inky Fingers!! and thanks for looking.
Hugs Sarah x x x 

5 comments:

MiniOwner said...

Just gorgeous, Sarah! A fab set of tages. Thank you.
Sue x

Lou said...

Lovely Sarah, I must get some inks and try this as looks fab.

Lou xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous tags Sarah.

Hugs Riet.xx

susibee said...

Stunning Sarah! Thanks.

Jennie Hart said...

I love these Sarah, and now I want to stop what i'm doing and get inky :D xxx