Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tag No. 4

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
So, here I am with another tag to share.  I'm really enjoying the making of these tags but unfortunately I need to catch up on my card making so I'll have to leave the rest until a later date.  Boo Hoo :(  
This tag is one of the few I rescued from my attempt at spraying the backgrounds and is a little more 'grunge' or more male oriented than the others I've made, although it still has a flower on it.

 I used a Tim Holtz Alterations die for the embossing and distressed the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The cabochon was in my stash and I glued it onto a brad from Kaisercraft.  The small piece of heavy mesh is actually a piece cut from a roll of gutter guard which I swiped with silver and gold Versa Color.  Some of the cogs are from Dusty Attic and some from Imaginarium.

I love this quote.  It is so true.  We get so caught up in being 'mature' and 'acting our age' that we neglect our inner child and forget to have fun.   We need more 'fun' in this world.

   I placed a piece of corrugated cardstock at the bottom of the tag and then decided I needed a metal flower.  Well, of course I didn't have any but I did have some paper petals that I had cut out ages ago when I was putting some other projects together and decided to use those instead.  I just inked them with  bronze and gold Versa Color and they almost look like the real thing.  The brad in the centre is from Graphic 45. 
I added some gauze which I coloured with Tea Stain Distress Ink and the cogs which are again coloured with silver and gold Versa Colour.
So that is tag No. 4.  I want to make at least 8 of these tags but, as I said at the beginning of this post, I have to leave the rest for a later date.  We have lots of Birthdays and Anniversaries coming up so I need to make the cards for those or my friends and family will be upset with me and I can't have that.  Too much hassle.  LOL
Once again, thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.
Please take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Wow, stunning!! I think this has to be my favourite so far ( and I have loved them all...) That metal mesh looks amazing and I love how you have done the "metal" flower. Wonderful tag! and well, have fun doing the cards now....

  2. I love what you have done with this tag Marg - beautiful work.

  3. I think your tags are just getting better each time.. this one is stunning.. very rustic and I though it was corrugated iron at the bottom of your tag.. love the flower.. looks like metal!! I will look forward to seeing more of these wonderful tags!!

  4. What an amazing tag!!!!!!!! Fab fab fab!:D

  5. gorgeous tag, yes I am in the process of creating more tags too :)
    your tag's sentiments words are wonderful too :)

  6. Love, love, love.... the softness of the gauze beneath the flower, the texture of the embossed background.... cogs and the way you did your words on the arrow like pieces, I'm going to use that idea, love it... thanks for sharing!


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