Friday, October 1, 2010


Lenna Andrews is hosting a tag technique swap and my tags are ready to be mailed.  However, I am still working on a hostess gift for Lenna and hope to get that done and head out to the post office this afternoon.  Everyone started with a blank book of 10 tags and envelopes.  We are to do all 10 tags and send the whole thing to Lenna.  We will get back 9 other tags plus one of our own to complete our books.  Here is my tag:

I used a Tim Holtz technique (sorta').  Smooshed three colors of distress inks onto a craft sheet; spritzed heavily with water and laid the tag on the ink.  Lifted straight up and set aside to dry.  Then I mixed some perfect pearls in water to make my own mist and sprayed the tags with it.  Stamped images after the tags were thoroughly dry.

Here is my envy (which we did not have to do anything to unless we wanted):

I brayered color over the entire envelope and then stamped.  Sponged some color around the edges.

It will be fun to see what my little booklet will contain when it comes back to me.  Thanks, Lenna, for another fantastic swap.


Lenna Young Andrews said...

oh joY, I cannot wait to see your tags in person. I love what you have done! The use of the various inks for a background technique and the stamping . . . I love it all! Thanks for participating yet again in another one of my swaps, lenna

Jo said...

I'm lovin' your ink smooshing, girl! Looking forward to seeing your new tag collection. Great idea for a swap. x

Marilyn said...

Hi Joy! LOVE your tags--beautiful inking techniques and stamped images!! Maybe I'll get one of your pages in my book;)))

RuffHaven said...

I am just now getting around to everyone's blog posts about the tag swap. Your tags are fantastic.
Since 9 people had to drop from the swap chances are good that I will get one of yours. This was a fun swap ( all of them are fun right?) I am looking forward to her next one. I love mail art !