12 Tags of 2014 February

Good evening, hope everyone’s had a lovely Thursday, I’ve spent most of the day catching up & leaving comments on all the blog posts I’d missed since last Saturday.

I made my take on Tim’s tag last week, but I didn’t get time to blog about it, so tonight’s the night. You can see Tim’s gorgeous Valentine themed tag HERE & below is mine. I had virtually nothing of what Tim used & I didn’t want to make a Valentine tag, but I did want to use the PaperArtsy  tall heart die.

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As I said for my January take, I’m using canvas boards as my substrates this year & I painted this one with Irish Cream Fresco paint, then added Shabby Shutters distress stain. After which I promptly forgot to take photos.

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I used Wendy Vecchi’s Watering Can & Cornflower Archival inks through the CWS Harlequin stencil & used Clear embossing powder over the top. I used Broken China distress glitter on the heart & edged it with Walnut Stain distress ink. The border was cut from black card with a Spellbinders die & covered with silver Treasure Gold, I left it a bit patchy in places.

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When I stamped the TH quote onto the black card with Versamark I didn’t use an anti-static pad first, so there are flecks of white EP here & there, which is my nod to the chalkboard effect on Tim’s tag. I used a Permapaque white marker pen for the border. When I removed the tiny inserts from the black card after die cutting it I liked the shaped ones & decided to add them to the top of the board.

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That’s it. Thanks for looking & thank you once again to Tim for the inspiration. See you next time.

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8 thoughts on “12 Tags of 2014 February

  1. This is great Kirsten! Haven’t seen Tim’s tag so can’t compare but no matter because I think your board is pretty special. Love the glittered heart (got to add that die to my AP list, lol) and the tiny left overs you added to the top.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

  2. I love your use of those little die-cut inserts & the way they echo the negative spaces where they started off! The harlequin background is beautifully effective & I like the way the blue glittery heart works with all the other colours.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Lovely elegant look to this… the harlequins are beautiful and the shimmery heart is fab. Great take on the tag – going to have to get my skates on with mine at this rate!
    Alison x

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