Today I've got my tag for May. I borrowed Tim's use of bright color and rub-ons from his tag. It's funny to me how my original ideas morph into something completely different. I knew I wanted to use my new Movers & Shapers dies (mini clock and camera) so was thinking something vacation-ish. After I added the cityscape to the bottom 9-11 immediately popped into my head. I remember watching the events unfolding that morning very pregnant with my youngest (he was born 2 weeks later) and wondering what kind of world I was bringing him into. All that to say, strange how things morph in the process. Onto the tag...
I started with the same process Tim did - rubbing on a few rub-ons. Next I swiped some Distress Stain (Broken China, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Walnut Stain) on my mat and ran my tag through. It was a little lighter than I liked so I followed that up with some blending of the same colors in the inks. Misted a bit of water over that.
The cityscape stencil started with a base of Picket Fence DS sponged on with Walnut Stain over that. The stamped images were stamped with Versafine ink and, thinking it neeed a little something more, I stamped a little more on the background using bubble wrap and Pumice Stone DI.
The clock is layered with a grungeboard base, cardstock that I attempted to patina-ize with Distress Paints (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass). (I ended up wiping a little Inca Gold graphite over some parts). Barn Door DP and Tarnished Brass finished off the outside. The clock face is cardstock that I crinkled and distress with Walnut Stain. A layer of Crackle Accents with more Walnut Stain DI rubbed over it finished that off. The agony of waiting for that stuff to dry! Yowza...
The ribbon is dyed with Pumice Stone DI and Walnut Ink DI. I was thinking a smoky color for this.
And that's my tag. Thanks for stopping by!