Friday, October 05, 2007


I didn't used to see the point of tags -- but all of a sudden I love them. Okay, I know that they've been around for years, but I'm a bit slow on the uptake.......

I made these tags in Daniza's Distress Inks class at Bizzy Bs. We used Tim Holtz's Distress inks and Powders to create cool backgrounds. I wasn't a big fan of the embossing powders (I can only handle one new technique at a time!) But this ink distressing is my new favourite technique! The green one uses Mustard Seed, Broken China and Peeling Paint inks. The peeling paint (a green) is that darker mildew - like colour. For the pink and orange tag I used Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade -- aren't the colour names fun??? I originally stamped some words on the orange tag -- but I don't really like the distress inks for image/ word stamping and I wasn't happy with it, so I sewed on a little fabric collage.

Thanks Daniza! (Daniza is teaching a Vintage Christmas class at Bizzy Bs coming up on October 17, and then again on October 21! It sounds fabulous!)

(yes, I'll be adding ribbons and fibres to the holes -- I wanted to scan these tags to get a good close up of the distressing, and adding ribbons makes it too dimensional to scan)


Joanne Huffman said...

Your tags look like a lot of fun and they're very appealing. I like the idea of sewing a small collage onto a tag.

Lorna Arlett said...

hi there, thanks for looking at my blog, love your work too, I love to use fabric also, congrats on being published on sew somerset! I will find that magazine at Michaels.

Heather Robinson said...

Okay, I might see the point of tags if mine looked like these!