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.