Brrrr, it’s cold!! Yesterday morning I gessoed a canvas & it’s only just dry. I shall be using the heat tool on it shortly; I want to take part in some blog challenges that end tomorrow, so I need to get a move on. But first, today’s tag. It’s the second of Chocolate Baroque’s AlphaTag swap for January.
‘B’ is for:
- Bakers’ Twine
- Elusive Images patterned papers
- Chocolate Baroque ‘Textured Fragments’ stamp collection
- Distress inks, clear embossing powder, Versamark
- Hampton Art mini alphabet stamps
- Bird from Glenda Waterworth designed ‘Bird in Heart’ stamp – freebie in Craft Stamper magazine, 2010
I stuck the brown, patterned paper to a manila tag, to make it a little sturdier. The blue paper was plain apart from a few streaks, so I stamped one of the TF stamps on to it with Versamark, covered the image with clear EP & then heat set. You can see the texture & shine in the above pic. I coloured the banner flags with distress inks & added a little detail with a black, fine liner pen, stuck them to the bakers’ twine, which I then attached to the tag.
I came across the square button when I was looking for the round ones. I can’t remember where it came from, but I think it looks good here. I wanted something else on the tag, so I stamped the heart & bird stamp, cut out the bird, coloured it with a blue Promarker & a silver pen & attached it to the banner with a little silicone glue. That, I decided, was that.