Friday, September 13, 2013

The Beat Goes On...

Hello Everybody!

Hope everyone out there is having a good week.  It is Friday the 13th-Boo!  ;)  Usually my bad luck doesn't discriminate on what day it is-LOL :)

So I have been in a little funk lately.  Don't you hate that?  Everything just seems sorta meh.  But I am hoping to get out of this little funk after I made this tag.

DragonsDream-Tag it On has a challenge going on right now using blue, music, and tissue paper/tape.  Also, at Simon Says Stamp and Show-this week's challenge is to emboss.  Lastly, at Frilly and Funkie the challenge is Anything Goes!

The first thing I did was brayer distress stain and some distress paint onto my tag.  I haven't done that before and thought now would be the perfect time!  And then I roughed up the edges.  I used a little black soot distress ink around the edges.  And then it sat on my desk for like a week.

I kept checking to see when the challenge ended because it felt like forever before I could commit something to this little blue canvas.

So after looking at the Simon Says embossing examples and a couple of fabulous tutorials--things started to come together!  Also, there is a song by Eminem that he sings called "Lose Yourself."  Everytime I thought about this tag, the one line And the Beat Goes on... kept singing in my head.


I used a stamp from one of Tim Holtz's collections and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  And then the word awesome is from Little Yellow Bicycle (a few years ago) and I embossed it with platinum embossing powder from Ranger.  I tore and distressed some musical paper from 7 Gypsies.  And the ribbon is tissue tape from Tim that I distressed with peacock feathers and faded blue jeans distress inks.  And last but not least the umbrella man die cut :)

Here's a closeup.


Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...remember the beat ;)

9 comments:

Meihsia Liu said...

This tag is fabulous! Love the beautiful colors on the background and the embossed sentiment. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful!! I loveeeeee it!!!

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag! I love the embossed background and the embossed word really pops ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Carly said...

Very neat. I love how the umbrella man looks like a shadow.

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Katy, I'd like to thank you again for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. :)

yyam said...

Awesome indeed. Love the embossing.
Hope you get out of your funk soon. Take care!

ElizabethR said...

Great tag I love all the textures. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, love the umbrella man. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely colours and textures on this tag! A really effective backdrop for umbrella man! Julie Ann xx