Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015--A New Year, A New Tag

Happy New Year everyone!  Tim's tags for 2015 are off to a great start!  He creates these tags every month, and you can always find them on his blog.  Click here to see his tag with complete instructions for each step.
I've done 3 tags in the last 3 days (lovin' this 1-1/2 off!), and I'll post the pics of the other tag I made tomorrow.  For this one, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and create with purple.
After meticulously placing my ChitChat words on the tag, I applied the Glue 'n Seal over the entire surface like Tim said, but the moisture in the glue activated the ink on the tag, and it bled!  Crap!  Oh well, you know it, embrace imperfection.  If you're going to make this tag, I suggest you do a thin layer of the Glue 'n Seal over the surface BEFORE adding the ChitChat words, and then another over the words.

I have so much glitter for a girl who's not into it!  I decided to go with this deep purple on my digits, and I used Tim's Antique Bronze Distress Paint on the word 'twenty'.

I found this little charm in my stash, and it was too shiny.  I clipped off the loop thingy, and to tone down the shine, I painted it with some Black Soot Distress Paint.  After a couple of seconds, I wiped it off to get this antiqued look.

I punched a hole in the number 5 so I could hang this charm.  You wouldn't believe how many colors I tried before settling on plain old Black Soot.  Same as above, I covered with Distress Paint, making sure it got into all the grooves; waited a few seconds, and wiped off surface.

It needed a little something more, so I grabbed one of these round thingys.  I added a clock graphic and the epoxy center.  I might just remove that, because I've had these for so long, it's yellowed.  I think I'll just do some Glossy Accents on top for some dimension.

If you look closely at this photo, you'll see I also ran my Krylon Copper Paint Pen around the edges of the tag.


Judy Cantrell said...

Happy New Years Stephanie! Your tag is bright and cheerful!
My tag went to the dark side after I applied my gold distress.

Lagene said...

Great tag, I Love the bleeding on the chit chat!

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Margik said...

Wonderful tag! Love the color combo.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the purple!!! Gorgeous!