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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Tag book Part 1

Yes the up-loading photos had gone back to how it was COOL see if it's not broke don't fix it! (although I have lost my ability to upload video again) Can I just say a big thank you to all you nosey peeps who popped by yesterday lol (I thought I was bad lol) Hello every one I know a few of you were having a good nosey at my desk yesterday ;0) so I thought I would give you a close up of my Title page as well as my 2nd page of my first ever TAG BOOK! I have done six pages so far but I will be doing nine as I am following the sketches over at The Craft Barn There is also a competition too. But I am not so bothered about this If I finish on time I will enter.  I am also putting this in for Tag It On 36 (TIO) Our lovely friend Frankie is looking for 'Distressing' and it's her blogaversary, congratulations hun.  I thought as this was my first ever tag book (well first book kinda) I thought it may be easier for me if I used the sketches and it's  great. Like I said I did six pages yesterday.

I am really enjoying this and I have to buy some more or else make some templates to make more ASAP! Now I am using a Maya Road tag book (did I mention I love this so much?) I have put some DP on the tag distressed it and added some ribbon a glass square and put a sentiment under it  (I new these would come in handy when I bought them) he he. I also used the Die of Tim's to get the letters. I tell you what they are great. However I am disappointed in the sisix plates I had to buy a set of the long thing ones and also a hard think one too so they would go with the die (not to worry I thought I will be buying more of these long dies) But Oh My Word I have used them once and one is SO bent I found it difficult to put through the machine a second time (I have a cuttlebug not a big shot or what ever they're called) but you are suppose to be able to mix and match the dies one of the thin plates looks like a semi circle now I am not exaggerating either (should this happen? I don't think so) any suggestions oh and I can't turn it over to go the other way it's that bent! Any way moan over!

Page two! I have just painted direct onto the tag (with the crown paint for the frames remember?) then I used some packaging (bubble wrap) and taped to an acrylic blog and added some ink and stamped to get the varied distressed back ground (love how the back ground turned out here)

Then some more stamps & CS a wee bit more distressing and done, oh I also used a paper clip from SU but they are way to NEW looking so I distressed this too. It looks a bit more rusty now lol. Well I will hopefully be back tomorrow with the rest of the book I hoped you like the sneaky peek in to what I am making. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Honestly there are so many to mention I am not going to list them but if you really see something you want to know about just ask.


Karen said...

What a shame about your plates Dawn. I have a bigshot & the plates get pretty warped but still work ok, mind you I haven't tried the really long dies yet.

Your little book is looking gorgeous so far, I hope we get to see it when its finished XXX

Linda Ledbetter said...

So far, so wonderful, Dawn! This is looking fab!

Barb said...

Ingenius techniques, Dawn! Bubblewrap? Inspired!! The tags look wonderfu! Love the vintage look.

Kathy said...

ohhhh what a beautiful tag this is

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is looking brilliant love what you are doing so creative hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Dawn, this is to die for, Awesome so far!

ScrappySuzanne said...

This is gorgeous - enter the competition!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog...much appreciated.

I use a Pink Pig journal for my art journal ... they come in a selection of wonderful colours and sizes. I pay £3.50 for an 8x8 - they have a good quality paper which takes most paints. And they lay flat on your desk due to the binding...

I live in Crewe! x

Anonymous said...

This is looking gorgeous Dawn! Love the rafia lace, adds a lovely bit of texture. Your bubblewrap background looks fab too, great idea taping it to a block! My CB 'B' plates are looking pretty warped too, but they still go thru just about! xx

Anonymous said...

Great tags

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You must be so pleased with how your tags are coming along Dawn!
Loved the closeup views! Super!

Dragon said...

Great tag honey... but no, you did not post it on my blog until now!!! I would have remembered as it it so gorgeous!!! Thanks for dreaming with me this week


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