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 ;)