Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A Bit of Tag & Crackle!

Well I had the most fun yesterday playing with tags.. something i've not done in ages.
It all started after seeing that Grungy Monday's theme was Tim's crackle resist technique.. so I hopped off to his UTube to refresh my memory and then set to work...
I wasn't 100% on my colour choice but I wanted to be in keeping with the Craft Barn's Colour wheel tag challenge and after picking a red crackle these were the split complementary colours.
 The more I worked on the tag the more I was disliking it but I carried on.
I had some little pocket watch brads that were bright gold so I changed up the colour with a copic marker, being alcohol pens they work the same as your alcohol inks would.
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Not quite satisfied with how tag 1 had come out I decided to make another,

This time with complementary colours on the wheel, and one of my fav combo's.
This one took on a bit of a steampunk twist, with the help of a couture creations embossing folder done on acetate, and plenty of Timmy gears.
If you would like to watch this second tag being made then hop on over to my recording on Ustream.
All in all a fun day's play..{in the end tag 1 grew on me and now I kinda like it}
 but it didn't stop here.. I went on to make 3 more tags, 1 of which i'll share tomorrow.
Till then..
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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20 comments:

Candy C said...

Minxy...your tags are awesome! I love the colors! I love the crackle backgrounds...really great technique! I also love all of your colorized stamping. It's all just beautifully done and blended. Your art is so amazing! <3 Candy

Georgie Horn said...

Oh, I love both of your tags. Pop by my blog for a giveaway. I'll send it overseas too!
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/01/monday-is-lame-way-to-spend-17-of-your_23.html

craftimamma said...

These are great! I like them both equally and the crackle is brilliant. I hopped over to your UStream recording and it looks really good but duty calls :( I'm afraid (sorry to swear but I really need to get the hoover out, lol)and I'll have to come back to it later so I can watch without feeling guilty.

Hugs
Lesley xx

Von said...

Fab tags Minky :) Ihave to have the first one as that's me always running late lol
Take care
Von xxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

BOTH tags are gorgeous!!

sam21ski said...

Fab makes, great stream

Sam xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Great tags, crackle paint is fab as a resist, so good to see you reminding everyone with such inspiration xx

Bella said...

I love how your one from your Ustream came out. I was dying to see it finished as I had to go off and teach my evening class.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Two fantastic tags!

Jingle said...

These are absolutely fantastic!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning tags!! Don't know how I missed them...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, two breathtaking tags, love them.

Plume said...

What a fabulous pair of tags! i love your colors, your designs and the gorgeous effect of the crackle paint.

craftytrog said...

These are gorgeous Nicky! Love them both! When are you streaming next? We must get together for some Skype crafting again soon too! xox

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful and bright tags! Love all the details!

Sue said...

Twi fab tags Minxy, I'm loving the crackle x

Scrapmate said...

Both tags are fab.

Gio said...

You made two wonderful tags, with excellent color combo and full of tiny steampunk details!

Trish Latimer said...

love the octopodes...look just perfect! Great tags!

Izzy@the Craft Barn said...

Great job on the tags. Glad you played with us.
Izzy