Taking an 8in manila shipping tag I used the technique used by so many :) the one where you add the distress ink to your work mat then spritz some water to dilute the colours then wipe your tag through allowing the colours to blend. Using vintage photo distress ink and a blender I added a little colour to the edges, lastly using a TH christmas music sheet stamp I stamped the image with peeled feathers distress ink. Using my bigshot I cut out the Layered Angel Wings from white card and calico and using my distress inks coloured them and added a touch of glimmer with tattered angels dazzling diamonds glimmermist, using pop dots when assembling them for some added difinition. I finished off the tag with some vintage lace, bakers twine and a small resin rosebud at the bottom and at the top I tied some seam binding and gold tinsel ribbon and added a small chipboard snowflake which I gesso'd then used diamond stickles to add lots of sparkle. The image was downloaded and printed from the internet then cut out with scissors.
I really like playing with my distress inks and its a goal of mine to be able to blend them like so many are able to do. In 2013 I hope to be able to spend my time scrapping and I plan on starting a mixed media technique journal :) I made this awesome altered book in a class with the very talented Natalie over at Artability which I will share with you all very soon :)
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year and hope 2013 brings you much joy to your heart and warmth into your home and happiness in everything you do. xx