Monday 12 June 2017

Tag Tuesday: Animals

I have just finished this tag in time to add to the collection on the Tag Tuesday challenge page before the next challenge begins.  The current fortnightly theme is animals and once again I couldn't resist using one of the Hipster stamps and matching die set #hipforsummer.

I had previously used shaving foam and Aqua Tints to print onto some card and a couple of #8 manilla tags (for more details see HERE).  I decided to use one of these as the base for my design.  As you will see later, I ended up using both and layering one over the other.
I stamped the ostrich from the Hipster stamp set designed by Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous onto Sheena's stamping card using Jet Black archival ink and die cut all the elements using the matching die set from Sizzix.

I then coloured all the elements using a mixture of Aqua Tints in the same blue and pink used to create the shaving foam print, as well as Victorian Velvet and Hickory Smoke distress inks.  The glasses were inked up again using a Versamark pad and heat embossed with black detail powder to create a glossy finish. 

Using the palm tree stamps from the Endless Summer stamp set from the Little Bit Sketchy range designed by Sheena Douglass, I stamped the trunk in Coffee archival ink and the leaves in Library Green archival ink.  I made a mess of the first attempt (trunk first, then leaves) and decided to have another go on the other tag.  This time I stamped the leaves first, used Pebeo drawing gum to mask off an area, then added the trunk and removed the drawing gum.  This produced a much better image.
I then used the 'Adventure' word block (from the Sizzix die set of the same name designed by Tim Holtz) along the right hand side of the tag, leaving space to stamp the word 'epic' from the Hipster set (Library Green) making the phrase 'epic adventure'.
I didn't want to waste the tag that I'd messed up, so added some additional palm leaves along the right hand side in Library Green, so that when the tags were layered, they would be seen through the word 'Adventure'.

Once the two tags had been glued together, I added the centres to the letters 'A', 'D' and 'R' of adventure and put all the individual letters into a small bag to use on a later project.
It only remained to add the ostrich which had been matted together.  It might be raining outside, but at least it's summer on the tag!

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