Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Tag Steam

     It's time for another challenge over at The Male Room, this fortnight we are going Vintage.
     I began this tag with a sheet of silver mirri card, I think it was some recycled packaging from a box as it's rather thin. It has been embossed with a folder from Creative Expression. Then I painted a thin layer of black acrylic paint over it and wiped it off again to achieve the 'dirty' look.
     On top of this faux metal layer I have attached a small cog cut form greyboard,that has been distressed with Distress Embossing powder and ink to make it look rusty. It is fixed with a small screw top brad form Woodware.
     The steaming chimney is a stamp from an EcoGreen set and both the tag and steam engine are stamps from Creative Expressions. The ticket is raised on foam pads.
     On the back of the tag I have stuck a layer of cog paper, it helps make the whole tag stronger and as only top, bottom and one side are stuck down it also creates a little secret pocket within the tag, (my top tip for TTT). This is a perfect little hiding place for another tag which could hold a short massage.
     The hidden tag is stamped with another Creative Expressions stamp and distressed with Faded Jeans ink. It has a small length of baker twine threaded through the hole for easy removal from it's pocket.
     The back of the tag could also be stamped with a message as the cog paper is very pale. I prefer not to do this until I know what the tag will be used for.
     Please pop over to The Male Room and take a look at the DT inspiration, lot's of ideas to help you get started.


I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - Tag It
Top Tip Tuesday - Metal or Faux Metal
Anyone For Anya?- Masculine or Grungy (hopefully both)

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful work and a great explanation on how it was achieved. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Good luck. hope we see you again. Caz

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  2. Awesome use of "metal" - screams masculine to me!

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  3. ooooh like this one very much! Love how the addition of the black paint really makes the embossing look so much more raised and crisper! fab Jane x

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  4. This is really cool! Love the embossed metal, very manly!! You have great details in this tag!

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  5. WOW a great tag. Lovely effect. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  6. Love the faux metal - what a great tag - Jacqueline xx

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  7. Wow, Rocky, this is fab! Love the embossed, 'dirty' metallic look

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  8. Very masculine! The embossed metal looks fantastic.

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  9. Absolutely love this! The embossing is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

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  10. Great work, the faux metal looks fabulous! I love the cogs, the ticket and screw brad. Brilliant!

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  11. Wowsa! Awesome tag. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.

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  12. Love the metal. Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys!

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  13. What a great idea - love the secret tag

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

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  14. What an amazing tag - I love the metal effect. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  15. I love that EF folder and how you have wiped black paint across the tag to achieve a 'dirty' look. Great idea making the secret pocket on the back too. Hugs Mrs A.

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