I eventually resorted to cheating so as to have this tag finished in time! Yes, I know... Not in the spirit of things but I desperately needed it to put on the front of an anniversary card!!!!
37 years tomorrow & still counting- where have all the years gone since Bill & I got married in Abu Dhabi?
So, to cut to the chase, I've coloured my tag with Festive Berries DI & then spritzed with paper, heat tool dried it....so far so good, I then used some Whispers for DoCrafts stamps (love set) which I stamped (using ColorQ in Merlot) in 2 bands across the tag & clear embossed.
I really could not find anything amongst my stamps (WHAT! I hear you all cry) so I decided to give the Tim Holtz stamp picture a try - I printed it off 3 times as I was happy enough with the size - I'm no computer whizz & could hardly ask Bill to do anything with it.....
So I coloured the base layer with Festive Berries, cut the playing out for the next layer, this got a quick brush with Frayed Burlap around the edges & I coloured the hearts with a Whispers strokes pen. The next layer, the queens, I have coloured with a mix of Promarkers & DI.
I had some Butchers twine in red/white which I toned down using Frayed Burlap, I also coloured a small piece of card at the same time, I cut an arrow out of it (freehand) & added a fine line to define it.
Whilst on a trip to Stirling last year I found a couple of packs of TH frosted mosaic tiles in a bargain bin....I finally got round to using one :-). I used some Chit Chat on the back, used Glossy Accents to glue down a piece of Festive Berries paper behind the whole tile.
Along the top I have added a strip of ribbon (stash) and some heart buttons that have their shanks removed.
I just need to mount this onto a card and I am all set for tomorrow's celebration. Hopefully I will not wake feeling like this queen because....oh no! She is upside down! TOO LATE TO CHANGE HER NOW :-(