Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grungy Monday No. 4: Winged Tag

Oh, how I enjoy these challenges.  This week Linda inspired us to use Tim's texture fade technique.  This is a clever way to apply ink while embossing.  I used a new folder I purchased with a gear pattern, made by Cuttlebug.  I chose old ledger paper to do the texture fade technique, but you can hardly tell because I altered the paper so much.  I also buffed in Distress Ink, sprayed on Glimmer Mist and then sanded.

When I was sanding, I encountered a problem.  I tore my edges all up due to the brittleness of the vintage paper.  Since I try to just "make it work" (love you Tim Gunn), I decided I would cover up this mistake.  Well I had just read Tim's blog and he posted a lovely idea that was new to me, alcohol ink on tissue tape.  So I directly applied Butterscotch to one of his new tapes and fell in love!  The color is so rich and intense.  I have used Distress Inks, spray inks on tissue tape but never alcohol inks until today.  Thank you Mr. Holtz for schooling me once again!

I then moved on to the embellishment, my favorite part of creating.  I used a hitch post to create a place to hang my swivel clip of goodness, which was tied into place with a bit of lace.  I added a cool ruler charm, a button pin, a gear and a charm I made. 

At this point I knew I needed something else along the edge of the tag for balance.  Since wings are something I can never get enough of, I chose this image.  It was stamped on grungeboard, inked and misted with copper Perfect Pearls. Another little industrial touch was added with a pair tiny washer backed spinners.

I love the outcome for this tag has and it was a wonderful creation process as always.  My only problem now is to figure out how to add it to my tag ring, I may have to go back and move the hitching post a bit lower and add an eyelet to the hole so that I can keep it with my growing collection. 

Thanks as always to my each and every one of my followers. It really means a lot to me that you stop by read, comment and gain inspiration.  The feedback you provide fuels my creativity and affirms my creative spirit.  For this I am deeply grateful. 


  1. I absolutely love this tag! I thought at first it was a book, the way the edge looks on the right side, until I read your message of it. Then looking at the wings, I thought it was an owl, so pretty...all of it, well done! Cheryll/OD

  2. Love all the goodies you have hanging from this tag... beautiful!

  3. Your tag turned out great--and I love the color of the tissue tape. I'm gonna have to remember to use that color!

  4. OMGoodness, Rhea!! What a gorgeous tag!!! Love everything about it!! )

  5. Looks amazing - love the style, colours and details...



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