Saturday, September 1, 2012

Gettin' Inky

Click once for close up, click twice to see all the tiny details.
Hello and welcome back!  It seems that most of my visitors aren't sick of my tags after all so I decided to make another tag, this time for my weekly guest designer spot over at Artistic Outpost.  I finally acquired Birds of a Feather.  I love this set and have wanted it for so long.  I didn't have any special themes or challenges I needed to make something for so I decided to just mess around and see what the outcome would be.

I started by ripping a page out of an old book and mixed a puddle of Picket Fence and Weathered White distress stains and dredged the page through it, then dried it with my heat tool.  Then just for fun I spritzed it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist.  Here's a photo I took of it before I ripped it up and glued it to the tag.
While it was still a little damp, I rolled it in a ball and crunched it up tight, unfurled it and ripped off a good sized chunk which I affixed to my tag with Multi Medium.  I had already randomly stamped the manila tag with images from Birds of a Feather using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.  Once glued down and dry, I sponged the entire tag liberally with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I also splotched it up a bit with a blend of Vintage Photo reinker and water in a mini mister.  The way I get my blotches is to just mist a bit on my craft sheet and then smoosh my paper/tag into it.  I added the stamped image of the bird on a branch plus added my own branch cut from corrugated cardboard and the Tim Holtz Branch Tree die.

The SOAR stamp is from another AO set, Quotes and Quotables, and the flourish stamped in Sepia archival on the tag is from Birds of a Feather.  The lace, twine, corrugated cardboard, lace butterfly jute ribbon and many other products are available in my Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I used a Word Band that says Embrace Imperfection and gave it a patina with alcohol inks using a felt ink  applicator.  So that's it for my fun little Saturday night playtime.  Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you enjoyed your visit.


Yvonne Garner said...

absolutely divine!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
It is the freedom and not concerning oneself about outcomes, that sometimes result in the most wonderful effects.
This Tag is so pleasing to the eye.

margits bastelstube said...

wow, these are (+ the post before)fabolous tags. pretty technics.
many greetings

iReneM said...

Wonderful, as always, Linda.
I like the addition of the pretty lace butterfly to all this rustic lovliness

Sophie said...

Boah! Wie schöööön...

Shelly Hickox said...

Who could ever get tired of your tags!! They are so fantastic. Love the cool background you created here - that's one of my favorite stamp sets too!

Words and Pictures said...

Adored this over at AO, and it's great to see that book page 'in the raw' - I'll take more tags from you any time you like!
Alison x

Unknown said...

Another masterpiece! Your work is always inspiring. You should think of doing a tutorial on some of your amazing work. I know I would sign up!!

Robin said...

Absolutley breathtaking!
Your tags always inspire me
to try something new.
thank you for sharing this one

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love this AO set!!! This tag seriously could be the header for your blog...these are your! This tag seriously is eye candy...never will we tire of seeing your work or tags! Gorgeous!

Julie said...

Wow, this is beautiful!! Love the colours and all the design elements!! Hugs, Juliexx

Jenny Marples said...

Just unbelievably beautiful Linda. An absolute triumph. Thanks for the great explanation. Don't you just love what Picket Fence does to projects! Hugs, Buttons x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

This is sooo pretty.

marda said...

I am definitely NOT tired of your tags.. this one is absolutely beautiful. I see I'm going to have to get a few more AO stamps.
You're an inspiration to get me going on more stamping.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Linda, It is such a treat to view your blogs. I really get inspired by your work. Lovely tag -- and I like how you explain the technique process. Also thanks for the little extra goodies with my last order - really sweet of you.



Unknown said...

Wow Linda, fabulous! There is always so much to look at in your creations, so much texture and interest. The colours are wonderful.

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome tag, love every detail!!

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