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


11 comments:

  1. Great colors,like it very much.Pat s

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  2. I love tags, of any shape & size; this tag's exceptional; however, I've never worked w/the T.H masks...I agree w/you about Tim & providing such wonderful presentations; thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

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    1. They are really great Susan, I love the sheets because you can make a mask for anything. Thanks for commenting and be sure to pick yourself up some! I must try!

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  3. Nicely done, Heather. I love these stamps. I really need to get some practice in using the Distress markers and waterbrush. I like what you did.

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  4. Great tag! I love your coloring! Are you a cigar smoker, or do you have a source? Inquiring minds want to know. lol

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    1. Nope, not a smoker of any kind. I had them in my stash waiting to be used!

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  5. Splendid darling, splendid !! That's what came to mind when I looked at it... I love the technique and all the amazing details and embellishments !!!











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  6. Your masking is awesome, but your coloration of the gents is sublime!!!!! Fabulous tag!

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  7. Wow Heather - love the use of the masks and then the coloring. I agree those cigar bands come in handy for a very masculine card.

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