Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - February

Red and hearts have to feature somewhere on February's Craft Barn Calendar Challenge entry.

I used the wrinkle free distress ink technique for the background of this tag. Rather than just using red (Festive Berry Distress Ink) which may have looked like a nasty nose bleed on the card, I mellowed it by adding Crushed Olive. I stamped  a couple of extra hearts and stuck one directly onto the stamped image and the other under Glossy Accents on a bottle cap. The bottle cap was painted around the edge with PaperArtsy Fresco's "London Bus" and then a coat of their Metallic Gloss was added at which point it turned a bit pink rather than the red I hoped for. A little lace was added and a piece of seam binding coloured with Distress Ink and that's February tag in the bag. I feel as if the year is already rushing by!



Tag Recipe 
Card
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth, Super White, Printer Card 300gsm  
Ink/Paint
Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain
Versafine - Onyx Black, Satin Red
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - London Bus, Metallic Glaze 
Stamp
Crafty Individuals  CI-224  
Other
Lace
Bottle top
Seam binding

7 comments:

Jane said...

This is lovely, Maggie! Thank you for joining in the challenge.
Jane x

TwinkleToes2day said...

This is most fabulous. I really like what you have achieved ((hugs)) :o)

Fiona Spain said...

A lovely calender tag

Craftyfield said...

It's a lovely tag, Tim would be proud! You reminded me about bottle caps, they make great embellishments must pull them out!

thassos456 said...

Great vintage tag, love the bottle top embelli :)

Lesley said...

Lovely tag, love the touch of green in the background! I've not used bottle caps for ages, I wonder where mine are! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, love the added bottle cap.