Fun With Tags

Posted by Cathy Mc Grath

17 April, 2015 - , ,

Cathy - Dreams Tag

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. Are you addicted to Pinterest like me? I often have my iPad on my lap and I look around Pinterest during the commercial ads when I watch tv! I love getting ideas from this site and taking a peek at the beautiful creations from the talented crafters out in the world. I felt drawn to the tags that were coming up in my feed and decided that I was in the mood to make some. I also wanted to dabble in some watercolouring as well.

Cathy - Dreams Tag 1

I started by stamping Silver Fairy by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps with Stazon Jet Black ink onto some watercolour paper. I coloured her in using Distress ink pads and a Tim Holtz detailer water brush. I simply stamped the inkpad onto an acrylic block and then used the detailer brush to draw colour from it to then colour the image. I used Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. I did however have one distress marker which was Tattered Rose which I used to colour her skin.

cathy - Dreams Tag 2

I die cut Impression Obsession bare branch and leaf cluster. I shaped the leaves using tools from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I also die cut flowers using Memory Box flower mound and shaped them as well. I glued them using glossy accents and added a drop of Liquid Pearls petal pink in the centre. The sentiment is from JustRite Botannical Butterflies. I fussy cut the butterflies from one of the papers from the Collection.

cathy - Dreams Tag 3

My tag paper is Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of May. In the top right and bottom left corner, I inked both sections using a makeup sponge and Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I then used TCW stencil Art Is.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag

I had a lot of fun creating my second tag. It’s a bit grungy and easy to create. I used Vintage Autumn Basics No XIII and XXI for this tag.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 1 (2)

I used Tim Holtz stencil Measured with some modelling paste down the length of my tag. Once dry, I used a distressing tool and applied Brushed Corduroy and Stormy Sky Distress inks over the top of the dried modelling paste to make the design pop.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 2

I die cut Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and Picture Wheel using papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection (Picture wheel and tag – XIII, Clock XXI).

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 3

To add definition, I inked all edges of my embellishments using Walnut Stain distress ink. It also hides any imperfections in your fussy cutting! I also used foam tape to add them to my page to add dimension.

Maja Design Papers Used

Tag One

VintageSpringBasics-L

Tag Two

Vintage-Autumnr-Basics-L

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today.

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Cathy Mc Grath

Hi! I’m Cathy. I live in Sydney and am a Primary School teacher. I am passionate about teaching and love what I do. At present paper crafts are my creative outlet, which is my other passion. I am drawn to vintage, shabby chic styled crafts which I love to create. I do enjoy other crafts such as sewing, quilting, knitting and crotchet…not enough time! I am always inspired to learn and to try new techniques in both teaching and my crafts. I love Maja Design papers and enjoy creating with them.

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