Have spent a few happy hours preparing this for T!ms August tag:
I used T!ms frame from his Urban Grunge set with Jet Black archival ink and black embossing powder. Keeping with my British theme for these tags this year I used Sherlock Holmes for the cameo - he is from an Artistic Outpost London set. Haven't got the frame embossing folder so I used the small set of cogs which I painted with white acrylic paint. The inks used for the tag are Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky distress inks. I cut out a red core cardstock, white plain cardstock and blue core cardstock flower using the pinecone die, and then I used T!ms Autumn Gatherings die for the leaves - with Green core cardstock - and branches - with kraft cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs distress ink.
For my quote I used kraft cardstock through a Dymo - it's not very clear but it says "The Game Is Afoot" (a famous Sherlock Holmes quote) and is inked with Barn Door distress ink.
As I was assembling the finishing touches to the tag the National Anthem was being played for the Showjumping Gold so, feeling extra patriotic, I tucked a Union Flag piece of ribbon under the flowers and with the red, white and blue twine I added a crown - Go Team GB!!
I enjoyed this so much I got a bit carried away and made another two!:
Much the same but with blue dymo tape and Stormy Sky ink around the edges. This tag I finished off with the baubles that I was originally using on the first tag (thought the crown far more fitting after winning yet another gold though!), and then this tag:
with Gathered Twigs ink around the edge, the small Man embossing folder and then some game pieces to tie in with the "The Game Is Afoot" quote.
Quite a happy little play afternoon!
Thanks for looking, and also a big thank you to all my new followers from the "Think Christmas" blog hop - Connie, Carol, Mdmsamm, Outback Crafter, Scrapbook-ChickADoodle and Carolyn Ross thanks for joining me on my crafting journey!
Busy watching the olympics from Solihull