Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Distressed travel tag

Hi all

Today I have made a distressed tag! Still playing with my Tim Holtz distress ink pads LOL - can't wait for payday when I can treat myself to some more colours!

I am entering this into Simon Says Challenge which is distressed and the Creative Card Crew theme for their current challenge is "vintage/aged" and also Tuesday Taggers which is to make a tag. Georgina is offering a FAB Paperartsy prize this week!!!

Distressed the whole tag in Frayed Burlap. Stamped the bike and suitcase (Clear Choice Stamps) in sepia and the key in Stazon. I then stamped a swirl randomly in versamark and heat embossed with clear powder. Using the blending tool I worked Faded Jeans over the whole tag and finally stamped the text in stazon. The clock stamp in the corner is a digi from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is from a set called Timeless Beauties. I coloured her scarf and hat in with pencils. I am entering the challenge over on One Stitch at a Time which is "anything goes", as I was on the last minute for last weeks challenge they will probably fall off their chairs in shock that I am soooo early for this weeks LOL!! (Mind your head on the way down girls LOL)

Ribbon and fibre from my stash. I had a little mishap with the bike charm as the saddle with the little hole in snapped off (oops!!).

Think I need a bit more practice with the distress inks and of course I won't be so limited when I have some more to play with but it took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me LOL - the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is a "challenging challenge" and this was just that!


  1. Hi sarah , i think you are doing really well with the inks - not somethingi have tried.
    Its funny , i saw that digi yeserday onthe stitchy bear stamps site and admired it... i might be back lol for another look lol!
    Did you know the theme at the creative card crew is Vintage/aged - your tag may ust fit the bill.
    I struggle with the distressed/vintage look and havent made anything for the challenge yet - am putting it off
    Lisa ;)

  2. This is brilliant, love what you've done. Thank you for joining us here at OSAAT. hope to see you again next week too!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours! What a great tag! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

  4. Beautiful Tag Sarah, love the colours and detail, thanks for becoming a follower of my blog, and I yours also, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hope to see you again soon, good luck in draw
    Sarah xx

    ON WINNING....
    Thankyou for joining us here at
    BIG Hugs CJ

  6. Thanks for joining our anything goes Challenge at One Stitch At A Time This week, with this Super Project, I hope your Lucky and hope you return on Sunday Good Luck

    Liz DT

  7. Fabulous collarge of stamps and love the aged effect you have created. Did you see Georgina our lovely GD has donated a prize this week? a little link to her puts you into the random draw be a shame to miss it. Thank you for taggin' us at TT this week.

  8. I think you've done a great job with the inks and the result is a fantastic tag. Dont forget to put a link to Georginna to be in with a chance of winning her prize and thanks for playing along with us at TT this week.

  9. lovely tag. Thanks for joining us on TT's this week. Emma xx

  10. Adorable dear...I love always vintage creation thanks for sharing dear Sarah..hope to see you again on my Blog...hugs, Monika (I have birthday candy would you mind to see in my Blog dear Sarah :) )

  11. I think you did a terrific job with the distress inks! I love this and it feels very vintage. So much to see on your tag. Love the images!

  12. This is fab! I love that little bike charm :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following. And yes i've seen the message on P4P, i've spent the voucher already! lol.
    Hugs, Rachel xx

  13. Great tag Sarah - wonderful colour and texture - fab charm! Cheers Claire x

  14. Love the tag Sarah, it's absolutely gorgeous x

  15. Really love the tag and all the fab techniques you have used thanks for plying with Tt this week x Janet

  16. This is really fabulous, I love it!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Loving your tag hun!
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week
    Teri x

  18. Oh Sarah, I love love love this tag, wow, it's so beautiful..and the little bicycle charm, what you saying not to trust her driving haha I really think you done a fabulous job on this, thank you for using my image and making it so gorgeous..and yes, I almost fell off the chair you so early this time lol...it's just talent like yours that makes it all worth it hun..thank you for sharing your talent with us again...good luck

    stitchy xx

  19. Well done hunny but I'm on the floor from the sheer number of entries this week! Anyway this is fab and thanks for joining us here at OSAAT once again.
    Take care
    Sam x

  20. Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
    Good luck!

  21. oh Sarah, this is a lovely tag!!!
    I'm so glad you came to play with us at Creative Card Crew!
    Blessings, Maria

  22. Great tag Sarah and well done on getting inky! Love all the stamping :D

    Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x


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