Using the tag was my only objective for this project. I just started grabbing scraps of this and that and eventually it all came together to make this Spring Flowers tag.
- I started by randomly layering up some "Journeyman" tissue tape, then adding a strip of scalloped pink polka dot paper toward the bottom. Tattered Rose Distress Ink "pinked" things up, then light strokes of Snow Cap paint dabber lightened the colors a bit. On top of all that, I applied a thin layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. The white paint was still a bit wet and the crackle paint blended this and the Tattered Rose beautifully. Because I just couldn't stop there, I sprinkled some crystal fine glitter on the wet crackle paint. You don't get credit for it in the photo, but this adds a lovely bit of sparkle to random areas of the tag's background.
- The flower images and "Spring" are Tim Holtz Seasonal Salvage stickers. I mounted the flowers on patterned paper, tattered the edges and outlined the images in Tattered Rose Distress Stickles. "Spring" received a generous coating of Rock Candy Distress Stickles. (It looked a tad too grungy and dark...I wanted to lighten it up.)
- The bottom (and probably my favorite part) is accented with random buttons in various sizes and colors.
|Patterned Paper:||My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Market Street’|
|Inks:||Distress Ink ‘Tattered Rose’; Distress Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’; Adirondack Paint Dabber ‘Snow Cap’|
|Embellishments:||Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers ‘Seasonal’; Distress Stickles ‘Tattered Rose’, ‘Rock Candy’; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; TH tissue tape ‘Journeyman’; crochet lace ribbon; assorted ribbons; vintage buttons; Close to My Heart buttons; thread; Martha Stewart glitter ‘Crystal Fine’|
|Tools:||Foam ink blender; deckle scissors; scallop scissors; foam tape; TH paper distresser; Zots|
|Misc:||Coffee-stained kraft tag|