Hi there! That's what the Hero Arts challenge for this week is all about: tags, tags, tags. I love them, because it's a great way to try out new techniques and products without making a big mess. I make lots of bookmark tags for my husband, who is a real bookworm! And of course a handmade tag makes any gift so much more special. Oh, and you've probably seen the amazing things that Tim Holtz can create with tags! Check out his stunning 12 Tags of Xmas series here and here. So it's a fun base to work with.
Thing is, when it comes to challenges, I block. See? I LOVE tags and usually have a lot of fun and many of them turn out lovely. But in the moment I'm asked specifically to work with them... nothing. I go blank. So for the last two days I've been sitting at my crafting desk, determined not to move until I created a card with tags. Then I realized I wasn't having fun. So I decided to forget about the challenge and start playing around with some fun techniques recently learned. And a bit later I had my card ;)
I water stamped a HA designblock on my tags previously inked with distress inks.
It's not perfect, and it's not the most amazing tag-inspired creation ever. But I had fun with it, and that's the most important thing. Don't take it so seriously and just have fun!
I wish you a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: White cardstock; Stamps: Hero Arts S5032, CL182 Trees, Birds
and Messages, CL151 Share Laughter; Ink: Distress Ink in Dusty Concord,
Broken China and Dried Marygold, Ranger Archival in black; Other: satin
Oops! I almost forgot to show you some of the bookmarks created for my DH. Here they are and this is what I meant when I said tags are great for trying new techniques, new stamps or just play around...
White and cream cardstock, several colors of distress ink, Sand Dunes chalk queue; Stamps: Hero Arts CL261 Woodland Critters, S5208, K5107, Tim Holtz Nature's Moments; Other: blender pen, satin, gros grain and raffia ribbons.