21/11/2012

Tag Time

So - I bought these new stamps by the amazing Mr Holtz - when I first saw them I loved the soldier - and now everytime I use it or see it I end up humming in my head the 'toy soldier' song 'step by step la la la. Any of you who may be around the same age will remember 'Martika's' version in the 1980s  but anyone younger probably remembers Eminem's version. I digress -anyway here's those tags I was playing about with ..
First one - I don't know if the colours of the soldier are correct but I just thought he should have a red jacket and shiny gold across his chest.I bought the cute little reindeer charm a while back and thought he was perfect for dangling at the top..

Second one - I spritzed the tag with water first then inked it with various distress colours then heat set it. Then stamped the script with white distress stain - and heat set again. Then I stamped the Chrstmas tree and wording with Black Archival ink and painted one side of the tree with Pine Needles ink.
Third one - was just inked with various reds and marigolds and pinks and a tiny bit of crushed olive. Then stamped the snowman with plum ( I think) archival and the holly with black archival. I gave the holly a bit of green bling too.
I made a promise to myself that I was going to try and do a tag a day in December - I'm a bit early I know but I was in the mood for a bit of inky play and so enjoyed messing about in my grungey zone again.

14 comments:

alexa said...

Oh, I love the colours and shading on your tree one in particular.

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful inking and I love all the effects on the tags....you will have a great collection by Christmas.

scrappyjacky said...

They are gorgeous....particularly the tree one.

humel said...

Eminem for me.... Love these tags, they're gorgeous, and now I want those stamps too!!

Sandie said...

So envy your inking. I love these stamps and tags!

caroline spice said...

Fantastic tags, love all the colour tones and the stamps are wonderful xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

What amazing tags love them all xxxx

Avril Ann said...

Stunning tags Denise, and I do remember the song and will be singing it all day long now, thanks for that, LOL xxxx

Celia Harrington said...

Great tags and lovly colors and tones xxxxxxxxx

Linda said...

Gorgeous Tags! I am loving the stamps and the colours are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

The diagram stamps from Tim have really been calling to me. I like the assorted minis best, I think.
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Great stamps...& great work you've done with them too! I'm loving the toy soldier image & am now humming along...'Step by Step, La La La.....we all fall down, Like toy soldiers!...The Martika version!! I'm old (& proud!!) :D

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all so stunning, I love the vibrant colours
Lindsay xx

Wendy H said...

Lovely creations. Love the colours. wendy xx