Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Okay a couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to be the winner of some great scrapbooking items on Vicki Chrisman's blog here: http://vickichrisman.blogspot.com/2010/08/and-winner-are.html

So last night I took a few minutes to use some of my new goodies. I was a little tired to embark on a whole layout so I decided to just make a couple tags that I will later put on a couple layouts.

These tags were in my goodie box, they are from Tattered Angels. I'm trying to work on some of Elias' basketball photos and articles so I decided to make this tag to put on a layout. It seems that everything we have is always so girly with flowers and lacy etc. So I took some raw canvas and cut it to fit over the tag. Then frayed the edges a little. I distressed the edges of the card and the canvas with walnut distress ink. I took my orange and espresso acrylic paint dabbers and dabbed all over the canvas. I sprayed it with some crushed shells GM and candle light GM and then spritzed it with water to make it all run. I heat dried glued it to the tag, then stamped this basketball boarder all over it, stamped "basketball" at the bottom. Added the basketball stickers I've been hoarding for years (lol), and the 3 large eyelets.

Here I started with stamping the white heart with embossing ink then using white embossing powder. The sprayed viva pink and ripetide blue GM and sprayed the whole tag in different areas with both colors. Then I took a script stamp and used my walnut distress ink and stamped over the entire tag. Used the walnut to distress the edges of the tag a little as well. Then took a piece of the blue pink paisley paper from the 6x6 paper pack that I won, embossed with white embossing powder the key stamp from my tattered angels set and cut it out.

Here I took a page from an old book and used my walnut and vintage pink GM to give it an old look, then stamped my saying on it, masking off the "you". I kinda crinkled it up as I glued it to the page and curled the corner down.
Here I took the heart from the stamp set I won, made a mask for the inside of the heart and stamped 2 hearts over lapping on a piece of canvas, I cut them out then I took some acrylic paints and added some paint tot he heart, sprayed it with water and let it run. Dabbed it off and dried it then stamped the same script over the hearts. Used my distress ink on the edges and again kinda crumpled it up some when gluing it on. Added the U from my Prima stash and glued on the key. Thanks so much Vicki for all the wonderful items!!!


  1. Oh.. fun!! look at all the different things you did with the this stuff! WOW... lot of cool techniques too. Very cool that you created something with a masculine feel. I think we steer away from that so often. Impressive!

  2. Thanks Vicki : ), wanted you to know my prize is going to good use!!