I am off on holiday this weekend but being off work today managed to find some time this morning to create a tag for the following challenges:
Out of a hat creations challenge 56 'Circus'.
Inspiration Emporium April challenge 'Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils'
Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge 'Background'
I started by die cutting a Tim Holtz tag and then inking with various colours of Tim Holtz distress inks before spritzing with water. I covered the tag with a Dylusions mask and removed some of the colour using a baby wipe before removing the mask and drying the tag with my heat gun. I went round the edges of the faded places with the Tim Holtz picket fence distress marker, then replacing my mask I added a black line inside each of the mask holes. Next I stamped a strip of stars on my background and added a faux stitch round the edge of the tag with my black pen. I glued the tag to a white tag and a black tag each cut slightly larger than the first. Once the background was complete I stamped the clown and cut him out using the Spellbinders lacey circles die. I added a faux stitch in black pen and then coloured the image with Letraset promarkers. I added glossy accents to the balls, stars, bow tie, nose and cheeks and attached it to the tag with double sided foam. I stamped the words 'Circus Clown' on white card stock, cut out and covered with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint and again attached using double sided foam. Finally I added 3 gems and stapled a piece of material ribbon through the tag using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher.