Just wanted to say ... thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed your visit.x

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Make this journey your own.

So life here is busy, busy but I made this tag couple of weeks ago and have found a snippet of time to blog it ...so here it is :

I am still so in love with the new distress oxides and enjoying my playtime with them and eagerly awaiting news to see if more colours will be coming...I do hope so!

So for the background on this tag I used iced spruce and vintage photo..

For the background of the tag I applied these straight to the tag and spritzed and layered ... I also created another piece , to use to die cut from  using walnut stain distress oxide and distress ink and iced spruce distress oxide , applied to craft sheet , spritzed and dipped into..

I just love the gorgeous textures and drops of colour this creates ...I edged the tag in walnut stain distress ink

I then placed a stencil on - Tim Holtz chevron 024 and applied some water through using blending foam which removes some of the colour and dried and added some journey and vintage tape from the new sets ...

I due cut the houses using metropolis thinlits from Tim Holtz...using the pre-prepared piece of card and inked edges using ground espresso distress ink.

Now for the details...I added these onto the base layering some on 3-d foam to create depth ...a clippings sticker, cut and edged with ink, some dyed seam binding, rub ons and plenty of my much loved idea-ology..

I cant get enough of the film strip and mini attacher staples.. for that added detail..

and here are the fab die cuts with all those inky splatters..and a bit of rusty wire ..

So hope you like my make , a simple playtime tag full of Tim Holtz yumminess!

So I am off for some more GCSE maths lessons to sort ,, among other things ..
whatever your day brings hope its a good one ..


Sunday 16 April 2017

Hippity Hoppity for Country View Crafts

So here I am today with a sneaky peak of my post over at Country View Crafts, using lots of distress oxides and yummy Tim holtz goodies..

all the details of how I made these can be found here ..

Here are a few close ups of the details of the orange card..all details over at Country View Crafts here..

and the green toned one ..

I also made some matching tags , minus the paste in the same way ...

And people are always asking how I use my tags ...so here is how...this was part of an Easter gift for my Mum and Dad...and I think the tag looks so much nicer than a bottle bag...

so there you have my Easter makes

I would like to enter my Easter makes over at Simon Says where the challenge is hip hop -

Have a Happy Easter

trace x

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Hello my Darling

So it has been a while but here is a tag I created using one of my vintage photos, texture paste and also plenty of distress crayons. 

I love this vintage photo and for some reason it make me think of my Grandad ...

I started by adding texture paste through a selection of Tim Holtz stencils. When dry I added a layer of collage medium so give a great surface to use the distress crayons on...

I then selected some collage elements to use on the tag. I inked the edges and also selected some idea-ology and a die cut heart that I inked and spritzed.

I placed them onto the tag to decide where to place them and added some collage medium and then some distress crayons..

And here is the finished tag ...I added some dyed seam binding, some staples from the mini attacher

I added the heart and word band at the bottom of the tag

I just love this photo and hope I have done it justice ...

here are a few of the details...

So there is my make ... a vintage coloured tag inspired by a vintage photo..

I would like to add this over at a Vintage Journey - where they are offering that you can add a tag for tag Friday.
I would also like to add it to Go Tag Thursday - where the theme is vintage.

trace x