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Sunday, 14 December 2014

A Deer little Tag....

Hello , and thanks for sharing a few moments with me today...

I need to start and blog some of my samples from last Sundays Clarity show on C&C , so I thought I would start with a little tag that I made....when this was on Facebook it got some lovely comments (...thanks ) also one of my friends Violet asked how it had been made....luckily I took photos as I was creating....so here we go....

I had been using three colours of Distress ink and there was some left on my mat....so I added some water with my spritzer bottle and dragged a tag through the ink....I must say this is not my technique but it the work of that very talented Mr. Tim Holtz.

I left the tag to dry whilst I had a cup of coffee and chocolate biscuit.....very important part of the technique.....

After my coffee break I added some distress stain...

And then some shade around the edges

Then some stamping.....I used the Oak and Deer Stamp set from Claritystamp.....this great leaf stamp makes a brilliant border.....

 

Plus the stags head..you could leave it there ....but well ...you could also add a bit of shimmer....

So out with the Perfect Pearls....I do love to add water and paint with these...( oh and more splats...!!!)

 

To give more definition to the edge I used some Black Soot Distress ink...and painted the stag with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink and water...

Some more stamping, cutting out and adding the ribbon....this was coloured with the same three D.I.'s and water so that it matched perfectly.

The stamps, inks and Perfect Pearls can all be found on the Clarity web site....

http://www.claritystamp.co.uk.

This really is a great way of making backgrounds....plus cleaning up so it is a win. Win.....

Before I go I would just like to share a couple of photos with you....yesterday it was very frosty when Karl and me took Tess and Eric down the fields close to our house....

I can't believe how Eric is growing....but he is still really good ...and both our Christmas Trees are still standing...here he is waiting to pounce on Tess.....Bless her....she is so good with him...

 

I had better get on....still lots to do....Thanks for sharing my coffee break...

Hope Sunday is kind to you....

Much Love..

Jo. xxx

 

5 comments:

  1. Fab tag, Jo. Tess and Eric look like they are having a good time! xx

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  2. This is great, I also liked the snowflake one from yesterday. Wow Eric is growing so fast, how sweet that they play so well together. I must dig out my perfect pearls and have a go at painting with them. I have sent in my photo to the Clarity challenge! Yikes!!

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    1. That is Brilliant Donna, I am so proud of you...I am off to take a look....xxx

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