Monday, 19 July 2010

Child Of Our Time Tag

This tag is No.25 in the UK Stampers Rolling Recipe Weekly Challenge.  The recipe this week is:

1. Something shiny
2. Numbers
3. Stamped image of a child

I started with a piece of white card cut to size.  This was liberally covered in crushed olive Distress ink applied with cut'n'dry foam.  I then used the flourish mask from TH and rubbed over with chipped sapphire Distress ink until the desired image was obtained. I left some areas still showing the original colour.

Next I used a numbers plate from Paperartsy and stamped with moonlight white Brilliance ink top and bottom as shown.  I then took another numbers corner stamp from Paperartsy and stamped this in coffee bean Brilliance ink in the bottom right corner.

Next I used a TH Sizzix 'on the edge' die and diecut some printed ruler paper with the Big Shot and applied this piece centrally across the tag.

The child plate was made by inking another Paperartsy stamp with chipped sapphire Distress ink and heat embossing this with Clear UTEE.  Once cool the image was torn out and coloured with crushed olive and chipped sapphire Distress inks. This was mounted on foam pads and stuck in place as shown.

Finally I added some shiny epoxy numbers top and bottom, applied some lime grosgrain ribbon through an eyelet done with the crop'a'dile and applied a pewter metal corner to the bottom of the tag.

Simples !

Sid xx


  1. Love all the detail on this tag and the colours are gorgeous! Excellent way to knot the ribbon on your tag too Sid.

  2. what fab tags you make Sid! hope you won't mind me being a follower?

    a fellow aromatherapist, reflexologist too although I did Indian Head Massage and Stone Therapy instead of the usual swedish style massage...

  3. Hi, thank you for visiting my desk! Just been having a snoop round your blog & love the tags. I'm interested in following your new blog about paint & paper too.
    Hugs x

  4. What a fab tag! It is a little piece of art!
    I love how the ribbon is tied, that is one really fab knot!

    Keryn x

  5. Wow! what a great surprise..! another fab guy to do craft!i guess you will be 2nd tim holtz ^_^
    Love an unsuall colours that you pick for this tag! well done ^_^

  6. Hello,just found blog and love your work - great tag :-)

  7. Okay...if you can create something this brilliant why the gap since July? Crank out another one for those of us holding our communal breath! *smile* You make it sound so easy....
    Thx for the WOYWW visit...

  8. Olá, amigo!

    Passei para uma visitinha...
    Muito lindo e criativo.

    Bom fim de semana!
    Muita paz e saúde!
    •*• ♫° ·.Brasil

  9. Just stunning! So creative and honestly....a true work of art. Fabulous and awesome detail.
    Thanks for visiting.... so glad you did or I would have missed this wonderful work.

  10. I can feel spring, looking at this tag. It's so optimistic!