Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Diamonds are a girls best friend!

Hi there
At our last crop in Skipton Janet demonstrated some background techniques using Tim Holtz distress inks on parcel tags. I enjoyed it so much I fancied doing a few more and was pointed in the direction of Tag You're It, where there are some superb tags of all shapes and sizes. They have a challenge on at the mo which requires some glitz and glam. Got plenty of glitz - don't know about the glam but came up with this tag which I thoroughly enjoyed making.

The image was stamped and masked then the background was created using Anna Griffin pigment pads, cream, purple and blue, instead if dye ink, it seems to have given a subtler background which I then gave a light spray of glimmer mist and stamped purple swirls. I bought all these stamps before I realised that it was a good idea to know who produced them (novice uh!) Girl was coloured with prismacolours and sansodor and finally dressed her with her glitz earings and necklace.
The words were stamped using magnetic poetry word stamp kit which has proved a really useful set.
Hope you like it and thanks Janet for the tutorial x

x Michelle


Clarky J said...

Love it! Im sure the many other taggers will too xx

yvonne said...

This tag is fab. Love the colours of the inks used.

Kaz Scrapz said...

Fabulous tag - love the quirky girl image and that background is stunning :) xx Karen

Artyjen said...

Just the right amount of bling and great colours

Carol said...

what a fab tag - I really love the image and the way you've added the bling! fab backgrounds too..

Thank you for joining us this week, hope to see you again soon....

Dawn said...

Wonderful tag - that background is wonderful as is your image - love it!

thanks for joining in and come back soon, our new challenge is tomorrow


Question of Identity said...

Hi Michelle

Thanks for the card - it looks even better in real life than on your blog!

Love as always


Question of Identity said...

Just realised: great minds think alike - I have just blogged about precious stones too:
jasper,sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, carnelian, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprase, jacinth and amethyst to be precise - but not diamonds.


Sarita said...

This is am amazing tag, love the bling! I've never made a tag before and you have really inspired me to have go,
Love Sarita xx