Monday, 15 April 2013

UK Scrappers Spring Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to the UKS Spring Blog Hop! 24 hours of hopping around 26 different blogs and in with the chance of winning some prizes - up for grabs is a £25.00 voucher to use in a sponsor of you choice - how fab would that be!  You should have hopped over from Fay's blog and landed here, if you have landed here directly or get lost - please go back to UKS where you can see the full list of blogs!

How many of you have dabbled in a bit of Tim Holtz style tag making?  What do you do with your tags when you finished making them? Put them on a card, a LO, a mini book, a gift? I am going to show you a couple of LO's with some of my tags I have made.  Now I am no expert at distressing or making tags, its lot of trial and error!  Please go to Tim's blog for demos on his tags!  I am making blue tags for my LO's so I have used the following distress inks - Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire.
You need a selection of blank tags, stamps, Archival ink, Versamark ink, black and clear embossing powders, a blending tool and be prepared to get very inky fingers. Start distressing the tag with the lighter ink (Weathered Wood) and then blend getting darker as you require (Chipped Sapphire).
I've made 3 small tags for my LO, the first tag I clear embossed the sentiment before I starting the distressing so the embossed sentiment resists the ink.  I stamped the butterfly on acetate and cut it out for a 3D effect, and then added some metal embellishments to finish
This tag has had the 'Post Card' sentiment embossed with black embossing powder, and I sprayed the tag with water to give the mottled look.
This tag I've embossed the stars.
I've cut two photos the same size as the three tags and I inked the edges with Black Soot distress ink
I've used Kraft C/S and stamped a brick wall across the page - I used a ruler, as if you do it free hand your brick wall will slope down (voice of experience!!)
I added some stamped 'splodges'! - not that you will actually see much of this!
Here is my finished LO - with an addition of a title, some bling and ribbon.
Then finished off with a date! These photos are of Sam take at the IOW last June.

This LO started with a cog! I cut using a TH die and the big shot, I coloured the chipboard using Stormy Sky distress ink.
Then I covered it in clear crackle paint.
I started to distress my tags, first with Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass and then Broken China.
Then I decided to emboss the tag using the TH cogs embossing folder.
The other tag I stamped and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

Both tags were finished off with Black Soot around the edges.
I have again used Kraft C/S which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
I stamped lots of stars and added liquid pearls and glitter.
My finished LO complete with tags, title and metal embellishments.
A close up of the two tags.
I need to check the date of this photo but I think it was approx 2003 - Sam was approx 2 yrs old, and Jack 5 yrs old!!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, I love to read your comments - good luck with the blog hop and please now hop on over to Lesley's Blog to see her fab box tutorial!
Hugs Sarah x x x x 

92 comments:

Jennie Hart said...

Absolutely stunning project Sarah, Sam is so gorgeous and this scrapping suits the colours etc so wonderfully. Great scrapping :) Love the distressing. xxx

Donna Irwin said...

I love the colours & the tag style on the LO x

Wendy said...

Then tags are fabulous and make for clever layouts stash

Wizbit said...

These LOs are FAB.. I've never know what to do with a tag before, they always just look a bit plonked on when I do it! I love the resist stamping technique with the clear embossing powders it works so well. Thanks for all the brilliant ideas and hsaring your LOs with us.

Wizbit (Liz)

Sarah said...

These are fabulous! I love the die cut tag photos!!

MiniOwner said...

Absolutely stunning, Sarah. Thank you - I am pinning this!
Sue x

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful...and no patterned papers love all the details with the stamping and tags, and embossing.

purply bunny said...

LOVE it:) stunning project, thanks for sharing xx

purplybunny (uks)

Alison said...

Your projects are just gorgeous - I especially love the time one - the silver and glitter just make it pop! Beautiful work and fab tuts too. x

Lesley G said...

Wow Sarah, that layout is stunning, must give this a go :)

Suzy said...

Just love these Sarah will be giving them a go. The kraft and Blue is stunning for hot beach layout

misteejay said...

Super LOs and I love those tags.

Toni xx
(misteejay)

Ifa said...

I must try making those tags, they are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

debbie r said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours you used

kim said...

What a gorgeous layout- and can't wait to have a go at making some tags now.
Kim

HilaryB said...

Beautiful. Love the colour scheme. tigerlady

CoventryAnn said...

Beautiful LOS, great ideas for using smaller photos.

Lelly said...

Fabulous ideas and I really must have a go at those tags. Love it

UKS lelly

x

Paulinexxx said...

Sarah - these are beautiful - I love doing tags to try new techniques - will try the resist technique now - the colours are gorgeous too.
Thanks for sharing xxx PaulineD UKS

Sue said...

Fab layouts I had been thinking about doing a layout using tags and this has given me som great ideas. Thank you UKS sue1952

new2this said...

These are gorgeous! As a digi scrapper I rarely make tags, but Tim's do tempt me and your take on his techniques have definitely made an impression .. I may have to try some!

susibee said...

Your tags and layouts are absolutely brilliant and I love the idea of a photo on a tag and will be having a go at this very soon:)

Thanks for sharing.

lorraine said...

amazing love the colours and a great way to add inky things to a layout ...love it

scrappybluecat uks

Jimjams said...

Two stunning pages - you really made those tags zing! I especially like the use of photos as tags - great idea! Jimjams x

Sian said...

This is absolutely beautiful - the cog embossing looks amazing! Love your choice of colours, really gorgeous and something I feel I can make myself! Thank you. Sian aka Violaceous :)

Christine said...

WOW! Fab tags. Lovely clear instructions - thank you :)
chrisrydal x

vixen said...

Wow fantastic Tags and love them on the layout. I have to say I have never tried any of tim holts distress inks or other products for that matter. But sure tempted after seeing your projects. Thank you for sharing
from Boland :)

Bethank said...

Stunning project colours are great and a great idea for a gift.
Meg baby

Sarah said...

These are so effective and love the layout with the tags and photo tags ... have pinned it!! Sarah x (IKS: Jayni)

House of Bears said...

Really love the idea of cutting the photos to fit the tags, and the finished LO is stunning. Bookmarking to come back and use this idea so thank you for the inspiration.

Anne-Marie said...

Fantastic layouts Sarah,thanks for the step by step on the tags they look brilliant.

Wendy said...

Wonderful tags and they look so fab on the layouts - I have most of the stamps you have used, so must give it a go!
*here be dragons*

Katie said...

Lovely, lovely pages Sarah :0) Great to see what you have done with the tags... I always struggle to think what to do with them! I can see some scraplifing taking place!

Jo_annepinc said...

What a clever idea, I've never used Tags on a LO but I will now can't wait to give it a go, thank you for sharing JoPink

Leigh xx said...

ooooh my kinda crafting--messy :D

Pinned to try later

Leigh11 xx

Eileen said...

Love the way you have used your tags - I'm never quite sure what to do with tags, they look fine in themselves when I've made them, but are often too bulky for cards, and I'm uncertain on LOs. Love the first LO where you've used photos as tags too. Feeling inspired! (Eileen C)

Mary B said...

absolutely gorgeous pages and such a brilliant idea I feel a scraplift coming on.

Terris chocolat said...

Terris chocolat, What beautiful tags and lovely Lo's Thank you for sharing

Sharon S said...

Lovely layouts, I particularly love the stars on the second layout! Brilliant. UKS - Sharon1973

Nikki said...

This is just great, loads of ideas to store away, thank you!

chris said...
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cathy0536 said...

Fab, love the combo of LO and tags, very nice project.

Jacqui Godfrey said...

Fan layouts. Those tags look great. I love the stars on the second layout. Must have taking ages to glitter them all :) (uks Jacqui200284)

Kim said...

Really lovely work Sarah - I love all of the coordinating blues and the embellishments you have used. I stopped making tags years ago as I seemed to have them everywhere but shall try to have another go. Thanks for the great tutorials. Kim (Stikkachikk on UKS)

Allycat x said...

These are just beautiful LOs and such a great way to get using the Distress Inks I've got! Pinned them for future inspiration - thanks so much!

Maria said...

Oh Sarah these are utterly fab and I shall definitely have a go - you do such lovely tags, I still have one you made me one year! Maria in France

Karen said...

A great way of using up tags !! Love the photo ones and the colourscheme :) Kitty Crafts UKS

Tinker said...

Great way to use tags on a LO! (UKS TinkerHamilton)

kjjc said...

Wow sarah these Re gorgeous. Well done and thanks for showing them. KJJC -uks name.

Allycat x said...

Sorry, forgot to include my UKS name, AllycatD

Julia said...

Two beautiful lay outs - I love how you've used the tags on them. UKS - Julesaroony

Effie said...

Love the photos cut as tags... That's something I may be borrowing in the future.... Great stuff.

furrypig said...

I really love your tags and am totally inspired to create some to use on a LO now thank you xxx

K said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning, I shall have to pin some of these to remind me how to come back & try making them for myself.
Hugs
K (aka Sylphraven)

Claire said...

These are awesome, thanks! I really want to try myself! x

UKS - Clairewill

Yolanda said...

Love how you have the photos in tag shape as well. UKS - Scrappyyo

sue jones said...

Gorgeous Pages - I NEED that brick stamp! I also love the photos made into tags.
Soojay

scarymary555 said...

WOW Sarah, those LO's of yours are brilliant. I haven't got much TH stuff but would love to give your ideas ago with what I can find. Mary x

scarymary555 on UKS

dollysdreamings said...

Absolutely gorgeous project - the tags are amazing and the detail just incredible

Lindsay Coleman said...

Ooh lovely, fab Lo's. I'd love to be able to distress & work well with inks but you know me & ink we dont get along! x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous Sarah...have seen your projects in real life so I know how fab your cards, LO's etc are! UKS....Bubbleblittx

Sarah said...

That is just WOW. Definitely hoping to get round to making some tags now. Thank you for the tutorial. Love, stillcrafting from UKS xx

poetcrafty said...

Thanks for the great ideas - I love making tags but end up not knowing what to do with them! Lovely lo. Would love the prize as would like to get the stamp you used on your lo! Happy creating!
Audrey xxx uks - poetcrafty

marionh said...

love your layouts - hadn't thought about just using tags as in you first layout-its gorgeous!
alibi

Niki said...

I love these :)

Chidkid said...

Great project. Straight into my favourites

gillyb's crafting blog said...

great Layout and love those tags.

Cantstopstampin

Niki said...

OOPS, forgot to leave my UKS name in my previous post

NIKIG

Lesley said...

Love this project. UKS Tagsie

Jane said...

Lovely tags, and useful way of using them, thanks! - Cassia

Jolene said...

Wow! I love your layouts, and other projects that I took at look at. I rarely use tags on my layouts but have loads. Thanks for all the techniques too. UKS Jolene.

debbie r said...

Commenting again cos i forgot to put my uks user name on this morning LOL

Beanpie11 aka Debbie R

Laura G said...

These look great on the layouts!
Laura Godfrey

chris said...


I've never tried tags but I just love these, thank you. I'll be trying some of your techniques
Chris55 - UKS

Fran said...

I have often thought of using tags before but a little outside my box - these are beautiful and may have to try.
Fran (Hedgie)

Joanne Walton-Calvert said...

Great inspiration for masculine layouts

Tigs said...

Great way to use tags, love the colours you've used.

Gill said...

I love it - a fantastic way to use tags
UKS Meggie

thriftycrafter said...

Ooh lovely.

Stacey ScrapRed said...

Adore the tag LO's - never thought to cut a photo into a tag before. Gorgeous.

Stacey Scrapred on UKS

scrappyjen said...

I am literally speechless! That took my breath away - and that takes some doing believe me!I am so scraplifting that! jenx (uks wear crafts)

Fifi said...

Wow, you are really talented, just wow...

sam said...

not used my inks for ages must get them out again!

sam said...

not used my inks for ages must get them out again!

uks - darm

Summer Sunflower said...

This is a fabulous project Sarah, that I will definately be having a go at. The tags and LOs are stunning

Paula - UKS Summer Sunflower

Rooty said...

Oh I LOVE this idea! Top of my To Do list!

Thnaks
UKS name Fizzydrink

TracyW said...

Lovely project, really like your photo tag idea.
UKS - mumof4girls

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous ideas and tags - love the colours. Gill x UKS name is Seaside Crafter.

stitching lady said...

This layout is gorgeous!

Karen said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning Sarah !!!
Definitely ones to be pinned - they are gorgeous :)
I love the 'photo' tags xxx
UKS PinkSparklyScrapper

Dawn said...

Love the colours and the style although it's not my usual style. Just goes to show how sometimes it's good to do something outside of the box
uks name Mrs Cheshire

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Wow love your tags and layouts great joib