This is my tag for The Craft Shack's April Technique Tag Tim Holtz Style Class. We are re-visiting Tim's past techniques & this month we did distressed enamel from Day 7 of 12 Tags of Christmas 2007.
instructions I smooshed Shabby Shutters over a #10 tag, then clear embossed before the ink dried. Once cool, I went over it with Frayed Burlap. I just love the enamel look.
Since the background was something "old", I decided to go with everything new for the image on the panel! I stamped a flower from Tim's Illustrated Garden on another tag using Wilted Violet & Peeled Paint Oxides then clear embossed it. After it cooled, I blended Frayed Burlap over top then stamped the sentiment from the Good Thoughts Set in Jet Black Archival Ink. I cut it out then distressed the edges before matting it in black. I added a photo corner then popped it up on the background. Just love how the Oxides look!
To embellish, I used "4" from the Mini Numerals & since it was shiny I toned it down with Hickory Smoke Paint. I also painted the Numbered Brad "17" (because yesterday was 4/17) so it would stand out on a piece of Thrift Shop Ephemera. I added a Word Key & an ornate corner painted with Hickory Smoke too. The butterfly was inked with Wilted Violet & spritzed with water. The crinkle ribbon was inked with Wilted Violet & Peeled Paint. When I made the fluffy bow I mixed jute string in to give it a little more interest.
Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!