Friday, August 30, 2013

August Tag ... finally!

Poor Grace was working so much this month, she never had time to come play and make this month's tag.  And, Kelly went back up to school last weekend, so I had to play on my own.

Tim made some very simple tags this month using his Masks.  So simple, in fact, he made four!  His were all travel themed, and you can see them here with all his instructions and step out photos.  I decided to use the Urban Tapestry set for mine.

The base colors are the same as Tim's:  Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap Stains.

I stamped the bird & branch using Archival Coffee ink.  I also made a mask using Black Staz-On ink and carefully cut it out.  I laid the mask on top of the bird, and meticulously colored the floral stamp using Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky, Vintage Photo & Forest Moss Markers.  After all that coloring, I "huffed" repeatedly on the stamp to re-moisten the ink, then stamped the bottom corner overlapping the mask.

After stamping a little more using Forest Moss to stamp the corner frame, and Stormy Sky to stamp the splatters, I added a rub-on from Tim's Numbers Remnant Rubs.  I added some spinner hands and a long fastener to the clock image.

I added some Stormy Sky Distress Ink around the edges with my ink blending tool, then added a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink over that.

To finish it off, I misted the Crinkle Ribbon with some water and then swiped it in the leftover Pumice Stone & Frayed Burlap Stain that was left on my craft sheet.  I crumbled it in a ball, and when dry I added some Stormy Sky Distress Ink on the high spots by lightly swiping the pad directly over the ribbon.


Cathy Michels said...

Beautiful tag, Stephanie! I love the subtle colors.

Anonymous said...

Nice tag using the masking technique. I've never tried to 'colour in' what I call the undergrowth image from that set and after seeing what you've done I might have to give it a try next time I pull it out. TFS

Seth said...

This is really beautiful Stephanie. The color palette really works well with the images you chose.