Thursday, April 28, 2011

June's Altered Tag

Front
Back

This tag has been staring me in the face for weeks now.  I had the men and the tag front sitting on my table along with the vintage truck.  I knew I want those element on the tag in some way but I wasn't sure how to get it the way I wanted.  So I just starting placing and pulling stuff to make a tag I was proud of.  So today I sat down and said to myself "You are going to finish this!"  and of course I did.  So here is what I basically did.  I started with a blank manila tag I stamped the background with one Tim Holtz's new stamp sets (I'm not sure the name of the set and I don't feel like walking to my craft room to figure it out.  Its the one with the stamp of the three men, which I also used).  I then took distress ink in Peeled Paint and Broken china and turn the manila tag green and blue. Then I made my June pattern paper using my calendar stamp set from CTMH and added peeled paint distress ink so it would match the tag.  The next thing I did was I color the truck Aged Mahogany (again with distress ink) and to tie it in with the rest of the tag I used a very light amount of the mahogany around the edge of the tag itself.  I then glued the strip of DCWV gear paper (which measures  3/4 inch)  and then my June paper (which measures 1/2 inch).  Then I set my men on the tag and decided it needed more so I went to my stamp collection and found a CTMH stamp set with a pocket watch and embossed it using copper embossing powder. I still thought it was too plain so I went off to my gypsy and looked through my Heritage cartridge and found the tree I used.  I cut it out on white paper and then used Vintage Photo and Walnut stain distress inks to color it (which I should have colored the paper first then cut it out).   I glued the tree down then Foam dotted my men in place.  So as you can see my truck ended up pushed to the back of my tag, so I used it like I wanted to but I just couldn't work it into the front.  I repeated a few techniques on the back.  I really like how it turned out.  Now I'm going to move on to July and hopefully I will share it very soon.
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