Tuesday, July 22, 2014
12 Tags of 2014, Tag You're It
Two tags for you today. The first one is my offering for the 12 Tags of 2014 for July. The umbrella man was a spare from making this card. I performed a little surgery on him by turning him into a barefoot paddler. (I drew his bare feet and rolled up pant legs on the reverse and trimmed them.)
I made the wet sand from Walnut Stain Distress Stickles and sprinkled some copper embossing powder onto it and let it dry naturally. I don't have a bubble embossing folder so I just used a stylus and a soft mat to draw bubbles in a piece of acetate. I bought the stylus over 40 years ago to use on stencils for a Roneo Gestetner duplicating machine at work. See, that's how long I've been using stencils! And more remarkable is the fact that I kept the stylus, through relocating to Australia for six years and re-relocating back to the UK. Never throw anything away, you never know when you might need it ;))
Anyway, back to the tag. Here's Tim's:
Sand, tick. Bubble layer, tick. Watery background, tick. Starts going pear-shaped after that! I'm also entering this into Simon Says Monday - A mid-Summer Challenge
The next tag is for the new Tag, You're It challenge with guest designer Laura Bassen:
I used an embossing folder as a paint palette to take a print. There was too much white space so I sponged over the white with the same colours. Rather than a vellum leaf layer, I used a branch from my stash, left over from making this card. The black ribbon was pre-stamped with the sentiment.