Sunday, June 05, 2011

Laughing with Mort Tag

I still had the ring pull top off the Sardine tin I used for my altered sardine tin in the last post so I thought I would put it to good use as a tag. After all it was tag-shaped to start with.  I folded back the ring pull and used a pair of pliers to flatten the folded over portion. Suprisingly the edges are not sharp at all either but I thought they might be !

I then applied a piece of printed paper in a diamond pattern with multi media and once dry trimmed around the tin lid.

Next I stamped a distressed polka dot pattern in archival black ink over the paper and allowed to dry. Then I used a Versamark pen and selectively inked some of the diamonds which I then heat embossed with glossy claret embossing powder. Didn't want this embossing to be perfect looking in line with the distressed effect.  I then went around the edge of the tag with black soot Distress ink and a cut'n'dry foam applicator.

I found a piece of pink and white check paper in my bit box which I then stamped with 'Mort had a Pin Curl' from Stampotique and more archival black ink before colouring in with Copic markers.  The image of Mort was then trimmed out leaving a narrow border which again was inked with black soot Distress ink.

I then took a crown bottle cap and after lining with a circle of purple paper I put in a label in silver with the word 'Laugh'. I tipped in clear UTEE crystals and heated until molten and bubble free with the heat gun allowing this to cool completely. 

A fabric flower was coloured with matching Copic marker and distressed with more black soot Distress ink.  This was stuck to the back of the bottle top .

The tag was then embellished by sticking Mort in place as shown and applying the bottle top flower with a large sticky dot.  Some silver metallic marker was applied on some of the background dots and a length of coloured yarn tied through the ring pull to finish.

Sid xx

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  1. fab Side. like your choice of fibres

  2. What a cute idea for this......love the colors and the fibers

  3. What a fab way to use up all your 'bits'. Great tag xxx

    Sam xxx


  4. tag is great, SId....is it sharp on the edges?

  5. This is truly amazing Sid. I love it. Keep up the inspiring work.

  6. Fabulous Sid, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Wow - Sid - love it! Talk about recycling everything!!!

  8. Love this ! must have been so fun to make, colors are fab.

  9. Brilliant Sid - what a fab image too.

  10. you would have to laugh looking like that..funny tag sid

  11. fabulous tag! Love the colours

  12. Great use of Stampotique! And I love the addition of fibres. What a great tag :-)

  13. This is terrific, Sid, I love it! Love the sardine tab and the fibres, and the bottle cap!

    Lucy x


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