Compendium of Curiosities challenge...it's one of those things I kept meaning to do, but never quite got my act together. The current challenge - Scribble Stain Distress - was such an easy technique, I had no excuse not to try it! Very hard to see any squiggles, they got mostly covered up. I also added a little spritz of red Perfect Pearls mist that you can kind of see in the pic above. Very pretty IRL!
It's not a big feature of my tag, but the little piece of satin ribbon along the bottom is my leftover from Christmas. It started out as a larger piece of ribbon that I saved from a gift I'd received. I dyed it to match my tag using brown and red Distress inks. I heated it just a bit, which gave it that little gathered look.
I was really excited to use my new Steampunk stamps from Oxford Impressions on this tag. They are so cool! The buttons were made by stamping onto Grungeboard, trimming, and then inking with brown Distress ink. I added Rock Candy crackle paint to the top (kind of hard to see). I love how they came out!
The frame is the sample from the technique I first showed here. The sentiment was computer-generated. I always think Happy Birthday sounds so much better in French! :-) The woman is a photo image rubber stamp from the Beloved collection, also from Oxford Impressions. The flourish on the left is from Tim Holtz.
As with my 12 Tags of Christmas, this is mounted on a piece of 1x4 pine that was cut to size and covered with vintage French book pages.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be safe tonight (I'll be glued to the Weather Channel, hoping to avoid tornadoes!) and have a Happy New Year!