Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Under the Sea Tag

I don't usually make tags but my new Tim Holtz tag die was begging to be used.  I created the background by applying distress stain over the entire tag and then spritzing with water.  There are some metallic spots because I also used Metallic Brass Distress ink.  The black ink is Memento.  I used a variety of stamps.  Some are from stampin' up and others are from a Heidi Grace clear stamp set. 

The bookplate frame is also from the same Tim Holtz die.  I first painted the frame with metallic and brown distress inks and then coated it with a layer of clear rock candy crackle paint.  I added specks of pearl-ex powder to the wet crackle paint by flicking the tip of a brush over the frame.  Then I added a second layer of crackle paint.  I love the glossy crackle effect. 

I brushed glitter over the word using a Wink of Stella brush so the sentiment also shimmers.  Thanks for looking!
Tim Holtz die - Tag & Bookplates
Stampin Up stamps - By the tide
Heidi Grace stamps - Beyond the sea
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink - varied colors
Wink of Stella brush - clear
Fibers & copper brads - from my stash

Challenges Entered
Crafting by Designs Colors of the Sea  (3,4,7 & 9)*
PINspirational #101*
Avenue 613 Color challenge (blue/purple/turquoise)*
Allsorts Use Dies
HIMCR #143 Freestyle
Jo's Scrap Shack Tag-you're it


designermc said...

I love your tag, the colors are so vibrant. Very nice. Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room.
Nancy, DT

Helene E said...

Such a lovely creation, and with gorgeous dies! Thank you for playing along at Allsorts this week and good luck!

susiestacey said...

Lovely tag and great stamping.
Thanks for sharing with Allsorts 'Use those Dies' challenge and good luck x Susan x

rachel taylor said...

lovely tag thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create
Rachel DT

Keti said...

Beautiful colors. Great tag.
Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges.
Hugs, Keti (DT)

CTgirl said...

Gorgeous!! Love the blues!!
Thanks for joining our Colours of the Sea Recipe Challenge!

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous tag. I love it TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday