Tuesday, 25 June 2013

London Distress Style

Hi all, don't ask, I haven't a clue why I chose that title lol. I have been playing in the craft room this evening and decided to play along with the challenge over at Dragons Dream Tag which is Red, Text/Book page, An embellishment, I haven't been able to play for the last couple of their challenges with how busy I was with the accounts, but it's great to be able to play again :-)

I stamped the flag with distress stains and then added the picket fence stain
in the areas where the white would be on the flag.  Then I used
clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I used several distress inkpads for the rest of the tag, then I splated
water to give the speckle effect. I sewn around the tag and then
stamped the London over the flag and also heat embossed that.

I'm not sure I like the frame I made as I went over the edges with the UTEE but as
you can see the chipboard frame was entirely different to what it came
out as lol, the inside is a stamp.

I also dipped my edges into the UTEE and I used distress stains for
my ribbon, to grunge it up a bit I also used black soot.  Then I twisted
and tied some knots at the end then pulled them apart to add some more texture.

The bottom ribbon is a book page that I sewn, then I covered it with
distress stain and did the edges in black soot. Then I stapled it
onto my tag, before I did I coloured my staples with a
black promarker :-)

Eek look at the time, it finishes in about 10 minutes eek eek lol lol.  Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Stamps - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz London Sights
Distress stains - barn door, salty ocean, picket fence
Distress ink pads - black soot, barn door, fired brick, festive berries
Archival jet black and Versafine onyz black ink pads
Ranger Clear UTEE
Fresco paints - little black dress, crackle glaze, baltic blue (frame)
Crafts Too chipboard frame
Book paper
Postage Stamp
WOW ultra fine clear embossing powder
Black promarker
Crown charm


Lin said...

ooo love this Kezzy..really interesting tag!!

rachel said...

this looks amazing Kerry - really wonderful work and fab stamps x

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag Kezzy, love all the different layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Helen said...

Fabulous interpretation of the theme, love the way you made the flag. Thanks for playing along at TIO

Annie said...

Fab tag Kerry. Missed you on WOYWW yesterday. Hope all is well.
A x