Thursday, 7 May 2009

PaperPlay Challenge - Week 16 - Flying High

This weeks Challenge was set by Jackie

The challenge is to use Wings on your project, Birds, butterflies, fairies whatever you like as long as it has wings.

This week I did a tag for my challenge entry.

How I did it:
I distressed the background with Fired Brick, Antique Linen and Broken China distress inks and stamped the swirls using Brushed Cordoroy and then brushed some Rust Perfect Pearls across it before it dried fully. I used crackle paint on the wings and heart and used a heat gun to both dry it faster, and to curl the wings up. I glued the wings onto the tag and then the heart onto the wings. I'm not sure what brand the sentiment is as it was sent to me by my dear friend Dee Dee. When everything was just about dry I spritzed the whole tag with copper Glimmer Mist and again used the heat gun to dry it off.

Tag ingredients: (all linked items are available at Pez-A-Doodle Designs)
Tim Holtz - Grungeboard Wings & Heart, Crackle Paint,- Fired Brick, Old Paper Distress Stickles - Fired Brick, Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Antique Linen & Broken China
Swirl Stamps -
Perfect Pearls - Rust
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Copper.

Once I had that one finished I did another -

This time I applied a TH Mask and distressed the tag using Faded Jeans, then I removed the mask and applied Fired Brick. I spritzed the whole tag using glimmer mist. Then I distressed the edges of my patterned paper and glued it to the bottom of the tag.. then added a little bit of ribbon, a button and a tiny tag onto which I stamped a cute bird from the Inkadinkadoo Flourishes.


Unknown said...

You rocked the glimmer mist project of yours!! Can`t believe this is your first try!
The tags is absolutely stunning, and the first one is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!


Littlebearcrafts said...

These tag look amazing.
Clare x

Unknown said...

These tags are the prettiest things I've seen today. and I do a whole bunch of blog hoppin. Beautiful work Sandie

Kim Piggott said...

Wow these are so stunning!
Beautiful work!
kim x

deifen said...

WOW!!This is really,really gorgeous-never knew what glimmer mist was(actually saw it yesterday in Cork Art Supplies!)Think I need it now lol!!
Love the subtle colours-stunning!
Dei xx

Rach said...


CraftyC said...

Beautiful tag Sandie, I do love my cute but a bit of vintage goes down a treat!

Mandy said...

beautiful! love em!

Tab said...

Beautiful tags, love all the stunning detail!
Hugs Tab xxx

cats whiskers said...

Wow I am so impressed with your distressing this is fabulous
Hugs Jacqui x

Julie M said...

Beautiful work, Sandie (and you've been very busy since - I had to look for this entry!!!). I love all the little details on your tags, and the distressed colour is gorgeous.

Julie x