Friday, February 21, 2014

Captain Tag

Hello and welcome,

                                                                     Here is a
                                               Captains Tag I created a while ago
                                               and have only now had the chance to post it.
                                               I believe this fellow to be a Captain as in a full
                                               photo of him he is carrying a sword.

I used a few inks, sprays, a stamp and rub on for the background. I also flicked water onto it.
Whats is that you may ask....stitching??????  Yes that's right I have taken my sewing machine out of the!
I inked some seam binding with black, silver and browns for the top of the tag.  Below you will see more seam binding in 5 different colours....these are his ribbons.
You have just got to love his cool!!  I also inked the metal clip with alcohol inks.

This is the back. I used grunge paper to die cut some numbers. I also used the Splatters stencil from Tim Holtz, gotta love the coffee stain. Once upon a time we would have jumped up and down if some-one had placed a coffee stain on our work. Now we love and welcome them. Too Funny.

Just a bit of crafty fun.  I love the fact we can make something look so old from a plain piece of paper. Amazing!! Thanks to all the wonderful Tim Holtz products and some imagination.
One of the most valuable things I have learn't is to just go for it. Its ONLY a piece of paper and if it can't be saved it doesn't really matter. There have been times where I have thought ....that piece looks awful and then I've just added some  stenciling or stamps and bought it back to life. Just have a go, get some ink on your fingers. Make a MESS.

If you find it hard to get you creativity going why not try Creative Chemistry 101 and 102. Tim's Compendium of Curiosities are REALLY great too. Now there are 3 volumes. Here is a link....

Have a great day!


Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, its a handsome image of the Captain.

die amelie said...

This is such a lovely photograph! And the browns work so well with it. Love especially the numeral tag!

Claudia x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag Karen , fantastic image and I love your design. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

butterfly said...

What a fantastic masculine tag - I love that metallic numbering, and yes, great coffee rings!!
Alison x

Anguree said...

Beautiful tag, Karen. You really manage to capture the mood of the photo :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag and I love the seam binding decoration, such a cool idea that! Couldn't agree more also on all these cool Tim Holtz products, what on earth would we all do without them...

Karen Garrard said...
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Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh my ... what an incredible tag. I love the stitching. I have not been brave enough to use my machine and display the result yet :) Perhaps sometime soon. What a great idea for the ribbons. Wow!! I'm making a scrapbook for my dad. He was in the Navy during the Korean war. This tag gives me some great inspiration for the scrapbook. Thanks for sharing Karen! -- Mary Elizabeth