to find themes for the Chocolate Baroque Alphatag Swap, lol!
Just a quick post from me (instead of my usual waffle, lol) (EDIT : I should have known better than to put 'quick post' ......... I think I've managed quick about twice since I started the blog, ;o)) to show you the tags I finally managed to come up with for the letters J and K. Nearly all of us contributing to the swap had trouble finding suitable themes to represent the letters. I not very good at finding clever themes and usually have to stick to either a stamped image that starts with the letter or a technique that does. Heaven knows what I'm going to do when we get to X, ;-)!
Anyway, here is my J tag.
For my J I used the word JOY from one of the Chocolate Baroque Christmas stamp sets and also used the Jacobs Coat technique on the background. I have to say it is one of my favourite techniques but when I was having trouble thinking of a theme it was my buddy, Judith, who reminded me of it so thanks Judith.
I tried something new (although someone's probably done it before) with my Jacobs Coat technique. I used Pan Pastels to create my pastel (no pun intended) coloured background and then stamped my favourite Chocolate Baroque script stamp from the Antiquities plate in black Archival ink before stamping my floral image in Versamark, clear embossing and finally covering the whole tag in black ink and buffing with a piece of kitchen towel.
And here is my K tag.
For my K tag the theme was Kaleidoscope of Butterflies, Kraft card and Kraft Glassine. I cut my tag from a sheet of Tim Holtz Kraft resist paper/card choosing an area with the lovely scrolls on and then blended the gorgeous new Spring limited edition Distress Inks over it.
I then stamped some lovely Chocolate Baroque butterflies onto Kraft Glassine paper and used a brush to colour them with the same Distress Inks. I gave them a quick blast with my heat gun and then attached them by their bodies to my tag. As usual, I sent the tags off and didn't write down how I made them so some of this is guess work but I think I spritzed the tag with some Glimmer Mist ........ something like my favourite Dew Drop because it's so subtle and finally I added some teeny little gems and a pin and butterfly charm to the ribbon.
Well, that's my tags for this month and I have to say inspite of struggling with themes I am enjoying this swap and the tags I'm receiving are all gorgeous. I will do a post, maybe at the end, and show all the ones I have in my alphabet.
I'm getting rather excited now because on Tuesday I am off to spend a few days at my lovely friend Judith's home together with my other two precious buddies, Jo and Elaine. It is very rare that all four of us can be together and we've all had a fair few trials and tribulations since the last time so this is going to be quite special for us all (I think I'd best make sure the Kleenex are handy, lol). We are looking forward to lovely afternoon tea and cake, lots of crafting, some craft shopping, maybe a little sightseeing but most of all lots of lovely chats and a good hug.
I hope you all have something nice planned for this weekend, even if it's only watching the Jubilee celebrations on TV. I'll be back in just over a week's time with my next Snazzys DT project. Hope you'll come back then.