My stamping adventures

Sunday, August 7, 2016

fun tag?

fun tag ... you tell me ... do you think this is a fun tag?  this tag is full of sprays, stencils, rub-ons, stamps and ribbon.  I got my hands all inky with this tag spraying ink all over it.
tip:  when I was a kid my father worked for a construction crew (Dan Deering co.-wow, can you believe I remember the name of the company), anyway he would come home full of dirt, grime and tar because he ran the big roller that flattened the tar...and the only thing that would clean his hands was a soap called LAVA.  I discovered that it is also great for getting inky/painted hands clean.
now back to my tag and what I did to it ..... I sprayed it with dylusion sprays, let that dry.  got out dylusion stencil (have a theme going here-dylusions) and sprayed through the stencil ... let that dry ... yes, a lot of drying time here.  added a rub-on in the bottom corner then stamped skeleton head and flowers.  highlighted with white pen ... did what I call faux bleaching that is where you paint with water and let it "bleach" out the color.  this only works with certain inks and sprays like dylusions products or distress products ... others may work you just need to experiment.  last I added ribbon ... first I threaded a piece of fiber through the hole ... next wrapped variegated ribbon around my hand which made loops ... took the wrapped ribbon placed it between the fiber threaded through the hole and tied a knot then separated the loops for a fun loopy bow.
entering the following challenges:
1.  Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings! - anything but a card
2.  Addicted to stamps and more - #205 photo inspiration
3.  Tag You're it! challenge - #53 - I used the colors


  1. Great tag, and a different take on the watercolor background in our inspiration picture!! Love your bow!!! Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM this week!
    Susan - DT

  2. your BG is wonderfull
    and yes your bow is adorable too
    great Tag you made
    many thanks to joining us at ATSM this time
    Monika (ATSM DT)

  3. What a FABULOUS tag and I love your great use of ribbon at the top. Thanks so much for sharing this in our Anything But A Card Challenge. We love having you play along, and sincerely hope that you will join us again soon.
    Have a blessed week,
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    P.S. I just became your newest blog follower, and I would be VERY GRATEFUL to have you stop by my blog and become a new blog follower on my blog as well. I'd really appreciate it.

  4. Great tag! I like how you made your ribbon and all the different techniques you used making your tag. Thanks for joining the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.
    Deborah RRR DT

  5. Cool (and fun) tag! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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