Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Valentine's Tags

Okay the last Valentine's creation this year I promise.

But first... a huge big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my nephew Dallas who turns four today. Being a leap year baby this is technically his first birthday on his actual birthday. Love you Dallas xxx


Some people love them...

Some people hate them...

Tim Holtz is the king of making them...

Me... I'm a fence sitter on this one. 
I love tags to look at. I even quite enjoy making them, but (and you could sense it was there waiting)... I'm not sure I see the point in them on their own. What am I supposed to do with them?

ATC's (Artist Trading Cards for the uninitiated) I get. These are like a cross between a Sports Trading Cards and an individually personalised business card for a really amazing and incredibly talented artistic type person.
If done properly (so to speak) they will easily fit inside the same plastic pocket refills that Sports trading cards fit into but tags... not a chance in this lifetime.

Tags for some reason only to the artist who made them, also tend to have a lot more 3D embellishments, so even if you did find the perfectly divided pocket protector, they still wouldn't fit. And I have to wonder, for the same reason, whether or not you would use them on a layout, for a similar reason... would it be to bulky for inside the page protector?

Anyway... I still love them, now I just need to decide what to do with them.
Here is this year's Valentine's Tags.

Candy Pink cardstock base with the edges distressed using Tim Holtz Walnut Ink Distress Ink. Patterned paper from Teresa Collins Posh Range also inked with same distress ink. Keys are from The Dusty Attic. I painted these in silver acrylic paint which I had mixed with some Reeves Iridescent Medium. Once dried I sand the edges a little for a distressed look then ink the keys with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink, wiping the excess off with a tissue. I stamped the saying, numbers and then finally the sentiment using Tsukineko Brilliance Ink - Coffee Bean. Final step was to add the flowers to the bottom left hand corner.
After taking the pictures I remembered I needed to add a hole and some ribbon to make it look more like a tag... but I forgot to take a picture. 
Ooops sorry!

If anyone is interested I can post a step by step tutorial on this tag as well.
Maybe I should stop asking and just do it...?

1 comment:

Jona Panesa said...

lovely tags. you can add it in your page. I do make tags sometimes and add it on my page, a little bulky yes. well, most of my pages are bulky!