Friday, 10 November 2017

Gratitude Tag!

The November theme for the challenge over on Tag It Tuesday is 'Gratitude' and this is the first of my entries.  As I was short on time, I decided to go with a mainly journaled approach, however I have no doubt that I'll have a go at one more before the month is up!
I started with one of my favourite techniques: adding the top layer of a paper towel mop up sheet onto a #8 manilla tag, sealing with Distress Collage Medium, drying and trimming all round.
To emphasize the texture and the colours I added some Distress crayons in Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn, blending the green with my fingers and the red with a baby wipe for a more muted result.
I stamped the word 'Gratitude' (Word Chain 5 from Claritystamp) using Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.
I then added one of the phrases from the Small Talk Occasions book by Tim Holtz, cutting off the word Gratitude from the end.
Looking through the Chit Chat sticker book (also Tim Holtz), I found examples of things that I feel grateful for and added these below.
To finish, I went round each word with the Scarlet Ecoline pen, adding some Forest Green round the left hand end of the long quote.
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