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
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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