Friday, 12 March 2010

Giving in to temptation - or more tags - again! - and a birthday card.

I tried not to. I didn't want to give into temptation. But I HAD to do it again. It has definately become compulsive - making tags with the new colours of Tim Holtz distress inks. I love the pastel shades, and it is just a good feeling to rub them onto the paper and see the effect as they blend. This time I used ceramic paper, a specially coated, very smooth and non-glossy paper, and the colours crushed olive, crushed glass, Victorian velvet, wild honey and forest moss (for stamping). I decorated them with the ususal eclectic mixture of everything-within-reach - charms, gem-stones, pearls, paper flowers, glossy accents, crackle accents, stickles, acetate butterflies, clock faces etc. The card - which went to Maria Bubbles - has been stamped with an *art-nouveau* style stamp from LaBlanche, and decorated with the the same bits and bobs as the tags. I had fun making them all, now I think I should perhaps clear up a little before starting the next ones!

8 comments:

  1. Lovely creations, as always.

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  2. Love them, love them! Do you fancy a trip to England to teach me Val? I'm still st the messy stage - my first attempt at distress embossing was poor to say the least!
    Sue xx

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  3. Oh wow Val I am loving these. Never heard of that paper

    hugs almax

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  4. Thanks Alma! I've only seen it here up till now.

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  5. These are gorgeous Val, love the new Tim Holtz Colours! I too haven't seen this paper before!hugs Alyson x

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  6. Thanks Alyson, the new colours from Tim are really beautiful.

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  7. thank you so much val for my lovely birthday card and tag, they are both fab....

    love your other tags too, you are really doing brilliant with tim's inks, well done...

    maria x

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