Wow, what a fab response to our first challenge Let's Ink It Up!
Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winner of the challenge, our fab Top3, Guest designer and winners of the blog candy too! We were blown away by all your beautiful creations. I can't wait to see what you come up with this time, our challenge is to make a tag, with a twist - use a vintage theme!
We have another generous sponsor lined up too, our winner will receive these fabulous stamps
I had 2 ideas for this challenge and couldn't decide between them so I ended up making 2 tags, 'His and Hers' .
Both are using large manilla tags from Graphicus.
His Tag: I made a bp using steampunk images from the Graphics Fairy and added a couple of watches (tanda stamps on vellum backed with gold leaf), a vellum scroll stamped with a text stamp from the Stampman. I triple embossed some mountboard with gold and moonshadow EPs and stamped into it with a border stamp from Elusive Images for the bottom of the tag. The focal image is a stamp from Joanna Sheen stamped with Vintage photo DI and framed with a watch Glimmer chip from my stash. To finish the tag off I added some button and wire embellishments I made with bits from my stash, some steampunky watchparts from the Altered Element and a bow tie/collar embellie made with a scrap of white card and some black velvet ribbon
Her Tag: I stamped a lot of vintage lady images from a set of See D's stamps directly on the tag with dusty concorde DI and misted with water. I distressed the edges with the same ink, then vintage photo and then a little black soot. I made a ribbon and feather embellishment (inspired by a pin my friend was wearing lol) by getting lots of scraps of ribbon in shades of purple, gold and beige and attatching them to some card - I then heated them with my heat gun till they all crinkled and curled. This was a bit like extreme crafting for me so I did this next to the kitchen sink just incase. I added a couple of feathers and some ribbon flowers I made using sheer organza ribbon. The focal image is again from Joanna Sheen and is framed with a butterfly glimmer chip which was inked with DI and embossed with gold EP. I also added a band of plum ribbon and made an embellie with an old earring from the scrap store - I filled it with silicone glue, sprinkled on some purple glitter and then covered with with glossy accents. I found a tassel in just the right shade to finish off.
I'm entering my tags in the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot: All distressed
Play Date Cafe: a gorgeous colour combo of plum, gold and beige
Tag Tuesday at Kard Krazy: Butterflies
Totally Stampalicious: Anything but a card
Thanks for visiting today, I hope you're going to pop over to Lets Ink It Up and join our challenge. Check out the rest of the DTs fabulous work too if you need some inspiration!!