Sunday, January 11, 2009

Old & New Tags

My 'Old' Tag

My 'New' Tag

It seems like ages since the New Year began, what with work and all that goes with it !!.......... however.........

Here are a couple of tags done for the UK Stampers Sunday Challenge. This weeks challenge was to do two tags using the same stamp on each, but using any other stamps also in the theme of old and new.

I used for the 'old' tag:
  • Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogony)
  • Old book Paper
  • Gold and Claret EP's
  • Distress EP (Worn Lipstick)
  • Stamps (Dovecraft 'Laura Ashley' background & Paper Artsy Alphas)
  • Assorted Fibres & Ribbon
  • Manilla Tag
  • Versafine Ink (Onyx Black)
  • Versamark Ink
  • Versamark Pen

The tag was covered at the bottom with two pieces of torn book paper then the distress ink was applied and blended with cut 'n' dry foam. The main stamp was stamped twice with the versafine. Some versamark ink was smeared over the bottom left corner and Distress EP added before heat embossing with a heat gun. The 2008 was stamped with versamark and heat embossed with Claret EP. The 'old' was applied with versafine ink also. The versamark pen was used to dot the stamped image and go around the word and gold EP was then applied and heat embossed. Finally some fibres were added to complete.

I used for the 'new' tag:

  • Distress Inks (Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters & Spiced Marmalade)
  • Old book paper
  • Gold & Verdigris EP's
  • Stamps (Dovecraft 'Laura Ashley' background and Paper Artsy Alphas)
  • Assorted Fibres
  • Manilla Tag
  • Versafine Ink (onyx black)
  • Versamark Ink
  • Versamark pen

The tag was coloured with Distress inks using cut'n'dry foam. two pieces of torn old book paper were added centrally and inked. The background was stamped top and bottom this time. The tag was then finished as the other but using verdigris EP for the year.

Hope you like them :-)

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  1. These look fab Sid, love the inclusion of the years and the different embossing for those!

  2. Fantastic tags Sid - love em both

    BTW thank you so much for the article in CS I have a much under-used melt pot but intend to give Dichroic glass a go thanks to you!!

  3. a 2nd tim holtz in the making !!! lol !!!

  4. I have just spent the afternoon trying to make something similar but erm, well its nothing like as good as these. Thank you for the instructions anyway.

  5. Beautiful tags, Sid. I don't know if you have music on your blog or what, but the whirly ball nearly drove me crazy; it took forever for me to get to the comment part. And I have DSL. Anyway, I like your work very much. You are very talented.

  6. Nice tags I love the techniques you used!


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