Saturday, 6 August 2011

I think I may have overdone the layers - what do you think?

As promised second blog post!

In a bid to do more crafting I thought taking part in challenges would be good with 2 under my belt already I turned to Grungy Monday and this week's challenge (18) which was - 12 Tags of Christmas day 8 and vellum.

I knew I had some vellum knocking around somewhere (don't we all) so a quick hunt through my organised stash found a "few" sheets.  Rather than sheet music I thought I'd use the theatre tickets stamp from Tim I've had for ages and not used (knock on effect of taking part in challenges - use stuff I haven't used yet!).
So followed the instructions (running between the study where the PC is and my craft room and back again because I'd forgotten a vital bit of information - the cats were well amused to see me dashing across the landing) and voila  a tag.

I inked the tag in picket fence stain and then walnut stain on top, really like how the picket fence softens the walnut but you've still got hints of really dark brown as well. 

Spritzed some espresso colour wash over the top and dried. Next I added various Tim mini ornates stamps in walnut distress embossing powder. 
The red tickets used fired brick and mahogany distress stains with a little bit of watered down snowflake fresco over the top.  stamped in black archival, cut out, roughed up round the edges and inked with walnut distress ink.

Layered it all up, cutting the large theatre ticket vellum to make smaller elements, spritzed some copper glimmer mist which fortunately came out in big globs because that's what I wanted - sort of aged liver spot look! Finally chose some ribbon from my huge stash (end to end it could probably stretch to the moon) to complete.

So I do like it, but I do wonder if I've put too many layers on, is it too fussy at the bottom, am I over analysing it and should I just shut up?????




  1. It's fab, I love it - how much is too much??? Oh, we'll never know, it's just a matter of taste but I think it's great!

  2. I love the earthy colors, tickets are a cool idea. It reminds me of a peek inside someone's drawer, they have saved all their movie tickets, there's great story there. Good job...

  3. Surely there is never too many layers?! This is gorgeous. Love the colours - must dig out my vellum!

  4. yepp... shut up rofl (said in Essex girl from TOWIE accent, not that I ever watch that.. much :O)) ANyways... TIS LUSH... LOVE LOVE LOVE it X

  5. wish i could jump into your head next time i'm looking for a colorcombo, always love yours! and this tag is simply perfect to me!

  6. No way Jo, can never have too many layers, this looks great, you are on a roll my dear:) x


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