Browned Off and Distressed?!

The theme over at Tag Tuesday this week is "Sepia" - I didn't have a plan for this one at all, just rummaged about in my workroom for likely bits and bobs and waded in ... here's the result
The photo's not great as this week there haven't been too many opportunities for taking pictures in natural light without getting drenched!
 I started by tearing off a scrap of patterned kraft paper, inking it and attaching it to a tag cut from plain kraft cardstock. Then a scrap of paper doily and a snippet of Magic Mesh were inked and tucked in behind the pp. I stamped some antique script down the LHS then added some faux stitching.
The vintage spool label was printed from the internet (I found a link on Counterfeit Kits) and adhered with foam pads for depth. Then I added a little mouse cut from some Beatrix Potter scraps I bought in Lakeland years ago, as well as a couple of flowers inked and clustered together with a die cut leaf. Finally I added some vintage buttons and tied ribbon and cord through the top.
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The Tim Holtz tag for November was FABulous of course! Tim showed us a technique which involves using heat embossing as a resist, then lots of Distress Inks, and finally using an iron to remove the embossing - I don't have an iron dedicated to crafting so I had to improvise with a heat gun, absorbent paper and my Amazing Asbestos Fingers (don't try this at home folks!) - but anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the process and I'm very chuffed with the results!
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Cynthia said…
Love love LOVE your tag!! The background is just fantastic!!!
Annie Claxton said…
Hey thanks Jen how exciting! Haven't worked out what I need to do yet - I'm a bit of a klutz with stuff like that :o) So sweet of you to think of me thank you x