Goodness, I’m cutting it fine. This month’s tag is all about photo tinting with distress inks To see Lord Tim’s tag & the tinting technique, go HERE. When I saw his tag, I knew immediately what photo I wanted to use. Firstly however, the printer ink ran out & I kept forgetting to buy a new cartridge. Then, I couldn’t find the photo paper. So, it’s only this week that I got new supplies & got myself organised.
My photo was quite large, so I’ve trimmed it down, but it still covers most of the background, which you can see below. I was quite pleased with how the background turned out. It’s Tim’s marbling technique & I haven’t had much success with in the past, but this time, it’s not too bad.
I love the different textures on this tag. From the silk flower to the book paper & washi tape, to the film strip & all the metal, there’s lots of touchability going on.
I used the following Distress Stains: Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade & Picket Fence.
And this little cutie is ME, at ten weeks old. ‘9’ is my birthdate & the ‘1’ on the tab indicates that I was my parents’ first child. You can see the tinting a little more clearly here. I also coloured the blanket I’m sitting on, but that’s now covered by the message. I didn’t know where else to colour & as I have a tendency to go OTT, I decided to stop while I was ahead.
Can you see the butterfly underneath the filmstrip? I stamped it in Black Soot DI & left it on for a fraction too long, because it pulled away some of the photo, leaving the white paper visible. I like the effect, but I’m glad I wasn’t using a large stamp, otherwise I would have to start again.
That’s it for today, what do you think? Until next time,
Love & light