Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tim's Tag Day 8

Today's tag required a LOT of reworking before I was happy with it. I didn't have the lantern stamp that Tim used, so like last year, I substituted the Eiffel Tower. This time I used a stamp from Prima. I love this stamp because it is giant! It fit perfectly on the tag.

I felt like there was something missing in the example - it didn't feel cohesive to me. I thought maybe adding some texture to the tag would help, so I brushed on Antique Linen crackle paint and inked it all with Antique Linen ink when it was dry.

Oh, and I don't know about anyone else, but when I tried to heat my vellum it bubbled up! I tried a couple different sheets and it was the same on both. I ended up using a sheet of sandwich paper (like they use in delis). It was a bit lighter texture-wise, but it ended up working just fine. I felt like it looked too plain so I tied it with a bit of string that I saved from a bag of cat food - it was so cool, I knew it would come in handy some day. :-)

All in all I was happy with how this one turned out!

*FYI, the music background stamp is from Oxford Impressions, but is currently not available.

7 comments:

  1. It looks great. I love the music paper - and that was a great idea to use sandwich paper!

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  2. Love your take on this one hun

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  3. I love the way you improvise...looks great!

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  4. Another beauty! I'm sitting here at 8 p.m., unable to get started on #8......way too much improvisation needed on this one! Love your French theme...just like I loved the one last year!

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  5. I love your French take on this! I have the same problem with vellum, it's not just you.

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  6. I LOVE the French theme, goes together very nicely! Well done!

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  7. Love the way your music sheet came out

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