Sunday, 16 January 2011

A Tag For A Man

Afternoon lovely Bloggers. How's your weekend going? It's been wet and windy here both days so we haven't stirred very far which has been so nice for a change.

On Friday I was delighted to discover that I was the winner of Sheena Douglass' new stamp set of very adorable children and her new Spring WOW embossing powders so had a lovely two hours watching her demoing the stamps and powders on Create and Craft yesterday so that I know how to get the best out of them when they arrive.

I also had a lovely couple of hours with DD creating some tags for the Try It On Tuesday challenge which this week is a Tag For A Man.

I wanted to use my lovely Umbrella Man stamp which hasn't seen any ink yet so decided to stick to only using stamps on the same sheet, although I did have to use a swirl off another TH set. I limited my colour to Dusty Concord Distress ink for the main part of the tag and cut out some of the little tickets and stuck them on top before adding glossy accents. Umbrella man was stamped in black and clear embossed on a scrap of card and cut out and then added with some foam squares.

DD used the Nautical Stamps from The Stampman on top of an acrylic painted background. She stamped the boat, clear embossed it and coloured it with pencils before darkening the whole thing with a little bit of blue ink to take the whiteness away. She then added a Tim Holtz sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and I have to say how thrilled I was to read all your comments about the star photo from the last post. I was quite pleased with how it turned out, the camera did all the work, I just set it to the Starry Night setting, put it on a tripod, pointed it at where I thought the stars were, pressed the shutter and waited for it to do it's stuff. We had to wait until we got back inside and loaded the pictures onto the computer to see what we had got. This was the best of the bunch. It's definitely worth a try if you don't mind standing outside in the dark for awhile.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


melody said...

whoa ~ both your tags are RAWKIN kewl chickie ~ love the image in the first one...and those background are fabulous is the color tones..awesome work!

Jill said...

Wow Lisa, they are gorgeous, both of them! I love your Umbrella Man and that second one with the ship is so lovely. Really beginning to enjoy using those Distress Inks as they leave such a beautiful colourific surface! Jill x

Claire Phillips said...

Wonderful tags Lisa - especially love your man with umbrella - brill! No snow its just well and truly miserable here....Cheers Claire x

Sally H said...

Two beautiful tags, Lisa. Yours is Beautiful and Freya's is amazing! She has a real eye for colour and has obviously picked up a lot from those workshops and her very talented Mum x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Two wonderful tags!!!

Both are gorgeous.

What an awesome team you and your daughter make .. .. so lovely to craft together.

Congratulations on your win.

Love Jules xx

Lynda said...

Two more stunning tags - your daughter is definitely taking after you with the fabulous inking and stamping techniques! Congrats on the win too.

Love Lynda xxx

Unknown said...

Love yr tag! I've got that set of TH stamps but still not inked up, just never find the right caed to use it for lolThanks playing along with TIOT

June said...

Ohh thats a brilliant tag. I love it
also please pop by my blog and grab my free background today, it will be gone tomorrow
have a lovely week
hugs June

Kezzy said...

wow they are fantastic, I love all the detail. And a big congrats on winning the stamps on Sheenas blog, hopefully you will upload us some images when you have received and played with them. Thank you for the lovely comments you gave on my blog, I really needed to know I would still be able to some followers even if I didn't post every day, its much appreciated.

Michelle said...

Amazing tags Lisa, how talented you both are! Lovely to see DD work on the blog. Thanks so much for playing, big hugs
x Michelle

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Just a short visit to accomodate the wonky arm to say Hi and lovely work as always.

B x

Melody said...

GREAT tags!! Congrats on winning!!

Lesley Edmonds said...

These are great Lisa - men things - always tricky!!

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

Awesome tags! The man with umbrella is really nice!

craftimamma said...

These are both wonderful. Your DD is doing extremely well. I wouldn't have known it wasn't one of your tags if you hadn't said.

Lesley Xx