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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Distress it!

I'm usually rushing at the last minute to finish my tag for Frankie's challenge but for a change I'm a bit more organised for this weeks Dragons Dream Tag it On challenge which is 'Distress it!!' (Frankie also has some fab blog candy up for grabs )

I've covered my tag with some card from DCWV and distressed it with brown ink before adding a copper eyelet.I stamped the ladies faces (from Elusive images) onto the card base and sprayed them with Jolly Roger Red Moonshadow Mist. It looked a bit plain so I decided to have a play and made some frames. I cut the oval frames from plain cardstock and covered them with some tin foil (left over from this mornings baking) and coloured them with expresso, ginger and cranberry alcohol inks. I then put them through the cuttlebug - one embossed and one debossed just to see how they turned out. They are a lot darker IRL than they are in the pic. I'm quite pleased with the way they've turned out :)

 The little pic is a chipboard sticker also from DCWV which I've triple embossed. I made the little scroll with some greaseproof paper stamped with the text stamp from the Stampman's nautical themeplate and then rolled it up on some inked cocktail sticks. The grungeboard key has been embossed with gold ep and overheated to give an aged look.I added a couple of deep red roses to finish it off.
I'm also entering this tag into the following challenges:
My Time to Craft: Ruby, ruby ruby
Quixotic Challenge: How distressing
Sunday Stamper: Use a key
Lots to do: Faces

Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Your frames look fantastic.I must try that. I think the sales of tin foil may go up now the new Craft Stamper magazine has featured it. Lovely tag.
    Beryl xx

  2. Oh Wow gorgeous great idea for the frames, fab images.
    Christine x

  3. A fantastic piece and I too love the way you've done the frames

    Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  4. Your tag is beautiful and the frames really finish the project off. Have a great Sunday. Tracy Evans x x

  5. Fab!! Love the gorgeous vintage look! Hugs Juls

  6. Claire I love this tag. Those frames are gorgeous.

  7. Beautiful work! Ferro Rocher wrappers are very good for frames too ....

    Janet xx

  8. Great tag and great distressing Claire. Love the frames, what a great idea
    Beryl x

  9. The frames are FAB!!! The whole piece is a real little work of art, honey!!! Thanks so much for dreaming with me again this week, you look as if you really enjoyed it??

  10. So beautiful love the images you have done a wonderful job here.
    Lorraine x

  11. What you've done with the foil borders is amazing. Gorgeous tag.

  12. Brilliant vintage look! Great tag!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Ruby, ruby, ruby' challenge at MTCC this week. We hope to see you again next time!

  13. Cool tag, love the colors and the metal effects, the rusty key is great!

  14. Gorgeous tag hun, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper :O))

  15. Beautiful tag, love your frames!

  16. Super tag! Thanks for taking part in the Gingersnaps color challenge!


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