Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 6 Of 12 Tags

Vintage Madness would be my title for this tag! I have had no problems or worries or cares for that matter pertaining to any of the tags thus far, until today! I did not have any colored paint dabbers. All I have are silver, gold, black, and white. If my husband asks what I want for Christmas, please give him the heads up for colored paint dabbers. I am absolutely worn out. Is that possible? Can a tag cause mental and physical exhaustion? YES!!! I had smooch ink...tons of colors. I tried them and they looked great. They just didn't dry so well! Needless to say, after several hours of drying, reapplying, sanding, scuffing, and inking I had the ugliest thing I have ever created, aside from one of my children in the first minutes after their birth (I'm not naming names). But alas, my tag was saved. Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel came to the rescue and revived the looks of my tag, much the same as those first hours after birth. A little plumping and shining up and all is grand. It does not have the deep color I was going for, but it definitely fills the requirement of vintage looking! I took a plethora of photos because the lighting is dismal given the late hour, but none of them captured the true colors of the tag. Tim makes it look so easy. That's why he is the master and I am the student. Good-bye day 6. I am so looking forward to day 7!!! 
After painting...all is good.
After sanding...not very good.
After embossing and embellishing...better.




17 comments:

  1. Really pretty! Way prettier than Tim's!

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  2. very nice. I like your colors, but hope you get the dabbers anyway!

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  3. How pretty! Love your take on the tag with the added embossing powders!

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  4. Ooh Anita, your tag is stunning and your photography is wonderful - I shall return with pleasure later on and check out your gorgeous blog. Anna :)

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  5. Wow, that did turn out beautifully! Worth having a hurricane in the craft room for that result ;)

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  6. Your tag looks fabulous, considering the stress it caused you Anita! x

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  7. Your tag worked out really beautiful ! love it

    (you asked what Inka Gold is, its a fast drying metal gloss paint made by Viva but is more like a creamy paste than paint and can be rubbed on with fingers,transforms stuff, I love it !)

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  8. I like the look of this tag Anita. I think it has a very cool look and the UTEE made it cool. Great job!!

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  9. Awesome idea to make up your own collage!I love the look of your colors.

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  10. Your tag is beautiful! You'd never know it caused such agony!

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  11. We would never know you had so much trouble, it looks beautiful, all softly colored and sparkling.

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  12. Great tag Anita-turned out beautifully in the end!

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  13. Very pretty tag, can't imagine that it looked ugly! Love that you combined different pieces of different embossing folders!

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  14. Wow! It looks fantastic. I love how many different fades you included and how they all came together with that final step. Gorgeous!

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