Wednesday, 31 July 2013

12 tags of 2013 - July

I'm super late for this challenge. July hasn't been a creative month for me.
I decided to use the same colors as Tim Holtz. I have never thought of using red and blue together since that combination is very American, and I'm not! But actually, I liked the color combo this time and decided to have a go at it. Tim acknowledged the fallen Prescott firefighters with his tag and I guess the colors also covers the 4th of July. This is my hommage to USA!
I also made a Swedish tag, just for the fun of it! And some small ones, as usual! Which comes in handy since I have a lot of birthday presents and thank you gifts to prepare at the moment.

I have finally bought some Distress Paints, this time I lacked the Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint! Tim Holtz will ruin me! I tried to use an old crackle paint I found in my stash but it didn't work so I used Ranger's Crackle Accents. I don't think I got exactly the same effekt as Tim, it looks so icy and nice, but it was the best I could get for now. I skipped the metal charms and the tissue tape but added some lace and confetti.

My finished tag!

The not so very icy star!

My tag in Swedish colors!
My small tags!

Distress Stains - faded jeans, chipped sapphire, barn door, fired brick, mustard seed
Distress Ink Pad - walnut stain
StazOn - Black
Stampers Anonymous - City Central
Kaisercraft - CS838 Numbers
Marianne Design - COL1325
Sizzix - 38-0241 Star
Crackle Accents
DecoArt - Weathered Wood - Crackling Medium (didn't work, used it to get more shine on the star)
Lace and ribbon from flea market