Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A Trio of Tags for Day 21!

Ok so i got a little bit carried away with todays tags, I started off wanting to join in with the new Compendium of Curiosities challenge 25 which is 'Scribble Stain Distress'
My first attempt wasn't quite how i'd hoped it may look but I plodded along and ended up with this...
I highlighted my stamping with some glossy accents
And then ran a gold marker round the tag to finish it off.
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I though i'd give the scribble background another go minus the brown.. this too wasn't the best of results, so after a bit of stamping, some die-cutting, the decision to join in with this weeks Sunday Stamper 'Music' challenge i ended up with this tag..
I made my own tissue tape by stamping on some masking tape, this works a treat let me tell you, but i've found it best to use stazon to get a better image, i forgot this time and used memento and it kinda smudged off a bit where it didn't dry.. hence the very faint music print on it in the pic! lesson learned!
I finished the rosette with some gold flecked lace and the lettering was given a brush over with a gold marker but still leaving some of the brown colour showing to give it the distressed look.
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So they say the 3rd times a charm, and as i had pretty much covered over the scribble effect in the first two tags i figured 1 last attempt wouldn't hurt..
And what do ya know It came out the best!!!
 As you can see i kept it nice and simple,
And join in with The Stamp Mans 'Anything goes tag' challenge i opted for non christmasy images

So there you have it... A tag-tastic day of scribbly fun,
Oh and if you too are still making tags be sure to join in with Jennie's Tag withdrawal, you could win a prize!
Hope to see you again tomorrow for more tag fun!
♥ HUGZ ♥

18 comments:

Juls said...

wow!!! All of these are fabulous...

Love the distressed looking snowman in the first one..it may be your first attempt at that technique, but it totally rocks!!!

Love the last tag too, the colours and the image is just brill!!!

Hugs Juls

Sarah Anderson said...

Loving your tagathon Minxy, they're addictive aren't they? I can feel them calling me from my table lol

craftytrog said...

They're all beautiful! The top one's my favourite too, love the snowman!xx

Kim said...

I think your scribbles came out great! I love all your tags.

Jingle said...

These are all fabulous! I absolutely ADORE that last one!!! So fun and beautifully made, too!

sam21ski said...

Great set of tags Nicky, but the first one has to be my favourite, looks really distressed and as if it's been out in the rain to long and the ink has run - fabulous xxxxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love how you described your process - sounded very familiar to me.
Rinda (found through studio l3)

Netty said...

Thanks for taking us through all your different processes, its amazing how the background suddenly changes when different stamping is added. Great fun and adventure Minxy, brill work my friend. Annette x

Nan said...

Do love these tags. The snowman is just perfectly distressed. Need the disorderly stamp...really I do :) Nan

Jennie said...

Great tags :)) love the masking tape effect
Happy Christmas to you and yours
Hugs xx

SannaS said...

Brilliant tags!! Absolutely fabulous!! Love that snowman image!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS tags Minxy - thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper - MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours xxx

CuddlyBunny said...

Outstanding tags! The colors you combined are great!

donna said...

All of your tags are terrific but I like the first one the best. That snowman just cracks me up. I love the colors you have used. I thought masking tape would work, thanks for testing it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Meggymay said...

They are all super tags, love the word stamp.

Terry said...

Just love them!!! That sentiment is so true!!! happy New Year!

Sarah Anderson said...

ps thanks for joining in with our tag challenge over at The Stampman :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Nicky! Your tags are awesome! I love the watercolor effect you created for the CCC piece, and the colors are nothing short of dynamic! I love the glass-like texture and the metallic accents.

Your rosette is one of the prettiest I've seen, hands down. The lacy edge is brilliant! The home-crafted Tissue Tape is brilliant!

And hey, the "Discoveries" tag is fab, too! Those stamps are perfect together, and again, the background = ooh, la la, baby!

You're the mojo queen, my dear, and I hope your holidays were sweet and magical. Happy, HAPPY 2011