Thursday, 17 October 2013

Scrap Alphabet

" BOLD " This a word that I have used to describe my scrap colors from time to time. Scrap Alphabet tag for the letter B uses this word as its main theme. 

B is for bold

The colors for this tag are definitely appropriate. They are in the warm tones and have a strong impact to the viewer.
The composition of the imagery is balanced so the colors are the main focus. I used a simple blended inking technique for the back ground in four main colors.
There is an assortment of paper flowers that have again been inked in the warmer colors and tie into the color palette of the tag.

The large flower was constructed using the tattered florals die and spraying it with ink and crumpling to create the distressed look. The small amount of glitter applied to the centre gives a lift to the whole flower. The branches were cut on my cricut and inked.
The large chip board font was inked and a sprinkling of embossing powder was used to give a distressed effect but still in keeping with bold nature of the tag.

The resources and materials I used were as follows :

No 8 shipping tag
assorted brads / eyelets / buttons
patterned paper scraps
card stock scraps
chipboard monogram
american crafts embossing powders (rouge )
tim holtz distress ink 
( vintage photo, wild honey, festive berries, spiced marmalade )
martha stewart scallop three dot edge punch
tim holz distress embossing ink
tim holtz distress embossing powder ( fired brick )
distressing tool
flower shaping tool
ranger ink blending tool 
sponge dauber
cricut machine and cartridge
heat gun

I hope you like the second installment in my alpha tag series. I trust you will leave a comment if you would like and share your own tags . Please email me a photo at


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