Tuesday, 17 June 2008

My Time To Craft challenge/Shabby Tags


I had to make some tags for a swap i am in and the rule was they had to be shabby and as distressed as possible. The other instruction was to get as messy and inky as possible making them. I cut the white cardstock to the required size and then crumpled them up. I straightened them out again and applied Distress Ink in Fired Brick to both sides, blended lightly with a sponge to spread the colour over the entire tag. I then took another Distress ink pad in Walnut Stain and stroked this lightly over both sides as before. I spritzed water all over the tags to let the colours bleed slightly and left them to dry. While still slightly damp I tore pieces out and made other tears in the edges to add to the aged look. Once the tags were dry I stamped a Tim Holtz Image in Black Soot randomly on both sides. Then for the front I coloured some mountboard with Distress Inks in Old Paper, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo, blended with a wet baby wipe. I then stamped the bird image, also Tim Holtz in Black Soot. While all the inks were still wet I covered the mountboard with clear embossing powder. I heated it randomly so that the embossing is patchy. I then edged the mountboard with Vintage Photo ink and stuck it to the front of the tag. Finally I took some white string and dabbed it all over with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I ran a baby wipe over it, doubled it up and threaded it through the tag. Hope these are shabby enough :0) I am entering the tag in the MTTC challenge which was "birds" last week. I know I am late but I am hoping to catch up soon.
And yes, I got very inky and messy making these LOL!

11 comments:

Andrea said...

goodness Shazza we have all gone to town on our tags this month, these are very distressed and a great job xx

made by fifi said...

brill tags shazza - thanks for taking part in the challenge xx

Lesley said...

Great tags shazza - lots of distressing gone on there! Thanks for taking part in our challenge xx

Hels said...

Glad you got all inky and messy Shazza, they are fab x :O))

craftytrog said...

Love your tags Shazza - bet you had fun! :0)

Terrie B x said...

Oh your tags are wonderful Saz....:)x

Angie C said...

Great tags Shazza, very shabby and distressed - love them

Ann said...

Gorgeous - Love them!! xx

Craftyideas said...

They are brilliant tags Shazza love Rachel xxx

CraftyC said...

Think getting Inky and Messy makes all the difference (LOL). Great tags!
Clairexx

Dawn said...

These look so cool!