Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tags and Layouts :)

Hi there :)

On the weekend I spent some time with one of my scrapping friends Lynne and we did a tag class.  It was so neat to learn lots of new techniques… and refresh on some old ones.

We made 4 tags during the afternoon involving inking, using metals, hammers, Tim Holtz embellishments, texture plates, embossing etc… talk about FUN!

So far I’ve finished off two of the tags so I thought I’d share them:IMG_0666_1The ‘Time’ tag was created using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and LOTS of inking so I loved it!  The clock, time words and hour glass were all made from metal which we ran through a Ten Studios embossing plate and then banged with a texture hammer to distress.  Next I added some metal chain, brads and mini flower along with a heart charm and larger flower that I distressed with paint.

Here’s a closer look at the Time tag:IMG_0665_1  I finished off the second tag this morning.  I got quite a bit done in class… inking and stamping with paint (quite like the effect of that!) and then I did the grungeboard bird… but it ‘needed something’.  So this morning I inked and embossed some flowers, layered them up and added a hitch fastener along with jump rings to add the wee bird… really happy with it now!IMG_0664_1Following on from emails received about the Bugs & Butterflies retreat I thought I’d better share the layouts I did for the classes.

In the first class we created two layouts from My Minds Eye paper… really liked this one because it was so lovely to work with.Loves me_1 In the first layout we added photos to a film strip that I cut on the cricut.  The paper is double sided so it was easy to make sure it all coordinated.   We also worked with some mesh ribbon (great for inking!), Prima flowers, Tim Holtz journaling tags and sealing wax.  I did a layout about one of my nieces and love that the paper worked so well with colour photos :)

The second layout had a different feel to it… but still using the same paper:Simple things_1 This time we did some cutting, distressing and layering plus we created brads with the i-top brad maker so they match perfectly with the paper.  My niece loves flowers and these photos were perfect for the layout :)

In the other layout class we went for a very different look using some new Bo Bunny paper (Learning Curve Collection):IMG_0627_1 We cut a large circle and then layered various pp strips to create a bit of depth to the layout.  We also used Tim Holtz ruler ribbon, mini paper clips, buttons and brads.  I did my layout using a photo of me when I started school and one taken earlier this year… yes I’m still at Primary School (must be a SLOW learner LOL)

Hope you enjoyed looking at all the creativity :)

Have a great week… Shell xx


  1. I love it when you post your work Shell! So inspiring! Really loving the Tags that you and Lynne have done. Makes me want to pull a sickie, go home and play - not that I am on the net at work (wink, wink).

  2. I love that last l/o of yours!


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