Sunday, 1 September 2013

A little long weekend sharing

Hi blogging friends, I just wanted to stop by and share a tag with you that I made this weekend.  Nothing like leaving it to the end of the month but when I saw Tim's August Tag Challenge I knew I really wanted to play with this technique.  I loved his results and to be honest actually forget about using them when creating.  I am so appreciative of all the work Tim puts into providing us with the never-ending and always inspiring tips, techniques, projects, products and challenges. Thank you Tim! I wanted to share my tag with you and hope you either had fun creating with your masks or get inspired to in the near future.  No better time than a nice long weekend to get those creative ideas out!
In this tag I started by stamping my focal points in black archival ink on a blank manilla tag.  I did this because I knew I wanted the flesh colours to be clean and pop when I got to that and not have colour to contend with from an all over background.  After covering these stamped images with my masks I then used my blending tool, stamps and distress inks to create the remaining background.
 After creating the background, I removed the masks and started to add colour to the black stamped images.  Using the brush tip of the distress markers and watcolour brush, I achieved the general colour and then I went over with both the fine tip and brush tip to add dimension and shadow.
After I was happy with the tag itself I added a few embellishments to finish it off.  Randomly, remnant rubs were added and I love the look of these old cigar bands and I think they are quite fitting for this tag. I might do a little distressing of the brads but loving how this turned out.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all a great long Labour Day weekend! h