I was so pleasantly surprised to see Distress Stain three packs at my Michael's this week. Snapped up a couple of them with those handy dandy 40% off coupons so I could play with this tag. I put the stains on my craft mat and swirled the tag through them, spritzed with water and dried. I then embossed the tag with an argyle folder and added Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder the the edges. It was a little too thick for my liking so I scraped quite a bit off, but it left a cool lighter edging. I inked up a splotch stamp with Versamark and used some gold embossing powder for that. I already had the elephant sticker on there so you can see some of the embossing on him. The banner pieces were cut freehand from chipboard. I covered them with Snow Cap paint dabber and then stamped the dotted flag on top after it dried. The ticket was created using a blank my friend Dana created combined with a fun Create with TLC sentiment added to the middle. I dyed my white seam binding with the stain. The image is colored with Copics. I originally did it with Distress inks but messed it up when I decided to try to "antique" it with Old Paper. Printer ink DOES NOT like Distress inks and it smeared and made her arms grey. YUCK! It was a bit too washed out even without the Old paper so I decided to redo it in Copics. And there you have it! Another "everything but the kitchen sink" tag. :-)
Yikes! Typing this up I just remembered that this release marks a new challenge at the ADFD blog too and we want to see "polka dots". Good thing I put those polka dots on the pennants! LOL
Hope you'll come play along.
I'd like to enter my tag into the following challenges:
Sarah Hurley--tags and tickets
The Cheerful Stamp Pad--tags
Incy Wincy--spots and dots
- Paper: Ranger Manila tag, Canson 90 lb. watercolor paper, Kraft Outlet chipboard, Copic X-Press it Blending card
- Stamp: A Day For Daisies "Vintage Scarf Clown", digital ticket stamp from my friend Dana, sentiment from Create with TLC, My Mind's Eye Market Street "Adore" for pennant, All Night Media splotches stamp
- Ink: Copics, Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage, and Tumbled Glass Distress Stains, Versamark, Versafine Vintage Sepia
- Tools: Argyle embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida heat gun
- Miscellaneous: Hug Snug seam binding, Kraft Outlet Brown Bakers twine, Snow Cap Paint Dabber, Ranger Antique Gold embossing powder, Tim Holtz Lost and Found Salvage Sticker, buttons from my stash
Oooh love your tag Tracy! All of the elements work really nicely and the distress inking looks fab! I am not the best at this so I always love it when people do it well :D
Gorgeous - but a lot of work
I thought I saw a stove burner in there! ;) Zowweee she's pretty. I hear you about the ink smearing. I never thought I'd seriously consider getting a laser printer just for a digi..LOL. OHHHHH, but I am! So frustrating when you're almost done coloring and then.....well, for me, Stella comes out. Hee Hee.
She is spectacular chica and the banner and that little tag and the elephant...so perfect. :)
Hugs to you and have a great weekend H.
Odd, I'm craving peanuts and cotton candy now...
You always put so much work into your creations and believe me it shows ... this is lovely!
Wow! What a fabulous tag, Tracy! Love the distressing all the neat elements! Fantastic coloring of the clown image!
Love how the colored circus lady's vibrant colors pop against all the distress elements! Beautiful tag!
How very unique... and so very pretty! Fabulous work, Tracy!!!
Oh love your tag Tracy,it's gorgeous!!
Wow! Sounds like so much fun to make, Tracy! I love it! We do spend a lot of time at that kitchen sink, don't we? I heard recently that if you spray the printed piece with Krylon Workable Fixatif, there won't be any smearing of the ink if you get it wet when doing other things to it. (I didn't spell it wrong, that's how they spelled it! lol) Have a wonderful weekend! :o)
This is stunning!Love it!
Have a lovely weekend :) x
Tracy the image of the lady is fabulous. What a fantastic Tag card , so much gorgeous detail and great colouring well done
Have a lovely weekend Hugs Elaine
This is stunning! Just the perfect papers/colors/embellishments! Wow!
Gorgeous techniques here, Tracy! This turned out beautiful! (I LOVE the little ticket you created!)
Your tag is gorgeous!
Beautiful image and lovely details:)
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)
Tracy, your card is awesome! Love your color scheme and such wonderful details.
Now that is a TAG! Your right it must be a week for tags. HEE HEE.. Everything about this looks amazing.
Love all the little details you put into your work my friend..
Such a fun tag with this gorgeous clown lady Tracy! Those colours are amazing! Hugs, Ira
Hi Tracy - all i can say is "I LOVE IT" and that's that!
Thanks for popping by to see me.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I love your tag Tracy. the distressing is awesome. Julie x
This is so fun! LOVE all the bright colors on your clown and those fabulous pennants! Have a blessed Mother's Day, Tracy!
Wow I LOVE this!!! Perfect for our tags challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!!! Great image!!
This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
What a stunning tag! Love the way you've coloured the image and as always, your attention to detail is amazing. Hugs, Tracey xx
Wow! SO amazing, Tracy!
adore your gorgeous tag! thank you for joining our "tags" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo
I love your amazing tag, especially the image you chose. Thanks so much for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
A gorgeous tag. I love the inking and the image is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x
Absolute perfection! A beautiful creation! Wishing you a lovely day!
Wow Tracy this tag is amazing! Love all the little embellishments along with all that great staining and distressing!
A fantastic tag! I love the image - just great! Thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad!
A fabulous tag, love the lady clown image! Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.
Stunning Tag, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog. Lisa xxx
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