Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Tag You're It sketch & Our Creative Corner - Favourite Embellishment Inspiration Challenge


This is a bit of a chicken and egg situation... which gave the inspiration, the sketch or my favourite embellishments. I love doing triple embossing and the sketch from Tag You're It seemed to cry out for some, so I combined the two and this is what I came up with.

The little heart stamp I believe is a PSX which I bought in a job lot, second hand, on eBay. It's perfect for triple embossing as it is very deeply etched.

The papers are Laura Ashley (peeking behind the blue pearlised, Cuttlebug embossed, Cats Eye inked panel) and some textured gold bought from my local Paper Mill shop.

The sentiment, which reads, 'believe' is from a clear set whose manufacturer labelling has sadly disappeared!

The triple embossing has been done with some Heat it Up gold embossing powder, which seems to have deteriorated in the drawer. I bought a large tub of it and is doesn't seem to be as bright a finish as when I first opened the tub. Does embossing powder go off? I thought that triple embossing would be a good way to use up loads of it.

I inked the heart with Cat's eye ink in blue iris and then had to restamp it with a little gold ink as the whole thing had tarnished somewhat.

Anyway there you are! I'm not brilliant as distressing, but I quite like this effect.

8 comments:

  1. That tag looks so tactile, it's great.

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  2. Hiya chrissie
    Gorgeous tag and love your heart stamp and all the embossing too.
    Looks quite opulent!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Dawn

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  3. This is beautiful Chrissie, it looks very opulent (I've just sat trying to think of that word for ages, lol)! I think your photo is great too because you've captured the gold so well in the sunlight! xx

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  4. Wow wow what a fantasic tag

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  5. gorgeous - love those triple embossed squares!
    Thank you for joining us this week

    Carol

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  6. Chrissie, I love this!!! So pretty and such gorgeous colors. Hugs, Les

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  7. This is beautiful Chrissie, I love the effect of triple embossing-you have really inpired me to give this technique a go again as it has been so long since I've done any,
    It's really elegant,
    Love Sarita

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Chrissie