First off, I must apologize for the pause in blogging this week. As you know there have been some nasty storms throughout the south and midwest which knocked out our power for a few days. Fortunately things are getting back to normal and so I’m back in spring training mode.
For those of you who follow the blog closely – I know I have skipped day three of spring training. I’m hopeful to give you a snapshot of that day a little later on. Day three covered photography with your children so I’m waiting for a good time to try that one but it has to be 1. not raining, 2. have a happy child, and 3. have some decent light. So far the stars are not aligning for that challenge.
Nevertheless I have moved on to Day 4: Distressing and Technique with Tammy Tutterow. I loved Tammy’s ideas for how to distress letters and products that you do not like. I know this isn’t a new idea, but sometimes you just need to be reminded by a scrapbook master on how to effectively change items and that it is totally okay to play and get messy.
So here’s what I did:
I started with a red letter from Pink Paislee. I love the shape of these letters, but I hate the way they look. I’m sure some people love them, but it just doesn’t work for me.
I sanded it down and sprayed it with some Jack Frost Glimmer Mist. Then I inked part of it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and Faded Jeans Distress Stain. I hit it all again with another light coat of Jack Frost and then coated the whole thing in Glossy Accents. For the tag I rubbed a Broken China Distress Ink pad over the whole thing and then used the Faded Jeans Stain over the edges. I sprayed half of the tag with some more Jack Frost (I think it is my favorite Glimmer Mist.) For a little dimension I adhered some tissue tape and then put a light coat of stain over it.
I’m very happy with this tag. I’m going to be using it in a upcoming layout all about Maddy’s favorite color…any guess as to what it is?