I was bowled over by Tim’s first tag of the year. It was not at all what I was expecting. I’d anticipated the traditional New Year kind of thing…. resolutions, out with the old and in with the new etc.. but this was hitting the ground running and I adored it. Not least because it was revisiting two of my favourite techniques.
I was so excited and got totally engrossed making my tag that I forgot to take photographs along the way to show my journey (oops! ). Here is the end result….my take on Tim’s tag:
My wish list is already swollen with the goodies I've spied as Tim has been sneak peaking CHA on his blog recently, but I definitely want to make room for the typewriter set texture fades embossing folder that Tim used this month. I used a random dot embossing folder to continue the background of heart stamp (Stampers Anonymous Urban Chic) used for the centre of my tag. Unfortunately the random dots became a little lost in the Black Soot Distress Paint but I am still happy with the over all effect.
|You can just make out the random dots in my foil through all Black soot DP|
|This picture is a little better....|
My ribbon (white seam binding dyed with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and Black Soot Distress Ink) was tied with a little more of the silver cord plus a strand of gold to pick up the hint of gold in the watch parts.
|I love how the chalk sticks to the embossing ink, picking up the stamped image|
and leaves a fine film over the rest of the stark black card.
|This picture really shows the dimension I tried to get on my tag.|
What a great start to the year … I’m champing at the bit for February now! Thanks Tim, your motivation and inspiration is boundless.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my post…. Happy crafting.