Monday, March 01, 2010

Getting hooked on inks and tags and everything messy

What fun I have had this past couple of days .... just messing about with blending inks and a mask and layering stamps and glimmer mist .... and getting very inky fingers ...arms ... and t-shirts.
Why have I never done this before ???? The answer is ...I don't know ...I maybe felt I wasn't an arty type. Like my LO's, these are restrained but then its only the beginning ...I feel there are many more in me which might be far more daring and bold ...but even if I play safe, I like them and had such fun doing them ...and that is what I want to experience again.

This was the first one where I tried glossy accents over a stamp

..... then I played with more shades of ink and several stamps on the next one ... and addeded my punched metal flowers.

.... then I used a cog mask and brighter colours as I became braver

and finally I tried glimmer mist...punched out my own butterfly and flower stencil and added the resulting punched butterfly to give a little 3-D effect.

I learnt a lot ...made loads of mistakes ...and would have done many things differently but for my first attempt I was pleased with the results ...if I do say so myself lol .... and now I at last realize why so many of you out there make tags and ATC's.

I also completed the LO that you could see the start of, on my desk on Wednesday. I shall post it tomorrow, on G the P, when I have written a background story to go with it.

Take Care xx


Anneliese said...

hooked on inks is a good place to be lol :D .. I love your tags, there's some great ideas there ... love the 3D butterfly !

tea_bag said...

Fab tags

Carmen said...

Welcome to my world, wont you come on in... :D :D what fun, what fun! I'm loving everything here Angie. Can't wait to see what else you get up to now that you've been sucked in :P

Alix said...

inky is the place to be these days...and it certainly looks like you've gotten well and truly stuck in!

great job!

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Angie, you;ve crossed the divide! The tags are jsut fab and the enjoyment you had is immeasurable!

LadyBug said...

Beautiful tags! I love the butterful one the most!!!

Sally said...

Lovely! I need some luggage labels like those to try my new Tim Holtz stuff too!

Jocelyn said...

How did a FABULOUS JOB!!!!

Wishing you a great week!!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

They're all beautiful Angie :) Yes please, do more ;)
Anne xx

Jo Power said...

I love your tags. The one called movies is my fav. You are so brave to give it a try I think I will keep to looking LOL. xx

Pam said...

these are fab! I'm gald you are having fun with your art!