We woke up today to freezing rain but now it is a steady downpour--a good day to stay in and craft! I have two tags to share that I recently made for a swap. We were to create them in a Tim Holtz style distress/grunge/dark look. These are what I made.
The background on my first tag was created with Distress Inks in peacock feathers, peeled paint and squeezed lemonade. I used some TH seam binding to soak up the leftover ink. The edges of the tag were inked with vintage photo and black soot. Vintage photo was also used on the Tim Holtz clock stencil. Various TH stamps and rub-ons were then added. The butterfly is a Tim Holtz die cut from cardstock layered with a piece of washi tape. A 7 Gypsies bird charm was attached to the seam binding with a TH pin. The metal flower is from Recollections.
The same technique was used on the next tag with Distress Inks in fired brick and wild honey for the background.
The patterned background was created with a Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil and vintage photo ink. The hearts and sentiment stamps are from Dina Wakley. I stamped the hearts in black soot and then gave them a coat of clear embossing powder. The heart charm, key, seam binding and rub-ons are Tim Holtz also. The key is nestled onto pieces of burlap and cheesecloth with some inked Prima roses.
I also stenciled the backs of each tag with Distress Inks but neglected to take a photo of that. If you click on each photo, you may be able to see the pretty shine I gave to each tag using Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Mist. These were a lot of fun to make.
That's it for me today. I hope you are enjoying the day even if the weather isn't cooperating. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment when you can.