Saturday, 4 December 2010

Birds and Bling

Today I was going to go and get my new specs. But my drive and road are just a solid sheet of ice even though most of the snow has gone, so my trusty car must stay at home as must I. What on earth can I do after a perfunctory hoover and dust round.
I suppose I could make some more Tim Tags. Woo Hoo!!!
So here are number three and four.

Loved the tissue tape rosette, brilliant idea. I had to improvise when it came to the tree as don't have that stamp, but do have the embossing folder that looks the same. It seems to have worked out ok, though I did paint it with distress ink (so I stayed in the lines).

Tag four was much harder for me as I'm not really a blingy girl, more the grungy vintage type. However, after a rummage around I did find some sparkly bits and bobs I bought ages ago and had never used. I didn't have any of those facet thingies either, but did have some fragments that I'd always wondered what to do with. That alcohol ink / archival ink resist technique is pretty cool, and I'm definitely going to experiment with it a bit more when I've got the time.
The sparkly bits at the bottom that look pink are actually clear, but I think they are reflecting my red top. Can't wait to see what amazing things Tim comes up with tomorrow.


8 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Ooo they are both lovely :D
Julie xx

Artyjen said...

Wow! Two fabby dabby tags :) I failed miserably with the facet technique..yours looks stunning!
xoxo Sioux
Oh yes.....hoovering?...dusting? Good heavens I've not got time for that! HOL

minnie_mac said...

Love all the tags you have done. They are fab. Had to laugh when I saw Tilly helping you with the distressing. My little Daisby was driving me mad last night as she wanted to use all the ribbons and tinsel that were in the box. Then I had to hide the chosen bits in a drawer for safe keeping till I can use them today.

Marilyn

craftytrog said...

Both are fabulous Sue! I love your snowflake BG on tag 4, & the little Robin's postcard on tag 3! xx

Tracey said...

Both tags are beautiful, abd as for not being a 'blingy' kind of girl you did brilliant with the bling on the second one - gorgeous !!! Thanks for sharing xxx

JeanFB said...

Both of these are beautiful! Your facet looks fantastic - great job with the technique!

Fliss said...

These are both really gorgeous Sue. Great improvising on them too.
x

JeanFB said...

Beautiful tags - love the little bluebirds in the postcard on the top one, and the use of the embossing folder was brilliant! Your charm turned out perfectly on the second.... I don't do those expensive bling swirls, either!