So now for my fifth and final blog post of the week. I go back to work tomorrow so normal business resumes which means that I hope to be able to do at least one weekly project and blog post (fingers crossed). During my week off I have mainly been making tags and had challenged myself to one a day. This time I have decided to participate in the challenge over at Inspiration Emporium, I have been following these guys on Twitter, they have a great inspiration team so please pay them a visit if you haven't before. This said, I had never really checked out the challenges until this last week and the current theme is: 'abc 123 School Time Fun'. I can't see the entry rules on the website so I hope what I have created fits the criteria.
Again I started with a white card stock tag cut from the Tim Holtz die and
covered with paper from Basic Grey so that it looked like a page from an
exercise book, I then applied Claudine Hellmuth gesso through two Dylusions
stencils at the top and bottom of the tag. Once dry I spritzed the whole tag
with Dylusions ink sprays and then used the stencil to try the ghosting effect
across the middle. Once dry I stamped the Tim Holtz pen nib stamp, highlighted
in white gel pen and covered with Ranger glossy accents. I stamped the Tim
Holtz ruler onto kraft cardstock using embossing ink and black embossing
powder, I then used Tim Holtz distress ink for effect and wrote a 'This ruler
belongs to:' in white gel pen (I used to do this at school), I attached it to
the tag using doubled-sided tape to add some depth. I stamped the Tim Holtz
star stamp onto white card stock three times using embossing ink and then
applied gold and silver embossing powders, cut out each star and attached to
the tag using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Next I stamped the PaperArtsy splat
stamp at the top corner of my tag again in embossing ink and covered with black
embossing powder. I cut the 'September' month from Tim Holtz tissue tape,
adhered to white cardstock and attached to the top of the tag with a paperclip.
Next I made a blackboard from black and kraft card stock and wrote a comment in
white gel pen so that it looked like chalk, I attached it to the tag with
doubled-sided foam and added a brad and twine at the top so that it looked as though
it was a hanging blackboard. For the sentiment I looked up school on Google and
it came up with the five words which I wrote on to kraft cardstock and covered
with glossy accents. Finally I threaded twine through the hole to finish the tag off.