Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Be True - With 7dots Studio

Its funny, sometimes you just find a range of paper that you love.. and one of those for me is the gorgeous 9th Wave from 7 Dots Studio.
It works really well for me, with my whole love of grunge and vintage, but I don't have to try and fight with mists and sprays.. cause being honest these scare me just a bit...  But anyway, that's enough about that, here is the tag I want to share with you, it uses some of the gorgeous 9th wave collection. In particular the reverse side of Deep Water.

I started off by covering my tag with the Deep Water paper.. I used the top left hand section to cover my tag so that I could get some of the more plain and the grungier sections of the paper on the one tag.

My next step was to ink up some VLVS Rubber...
Coffee Ring Stain 2 3/4 x 2 1/4
stamp with Distress Ink, I used both Walnut Stain and Black Soot at once to give it a bit depth. I then did the same with the Chicken Wire
Chicken Wire 3 3/4 x 4 1/23
 stamp, and randomly stamped both on the tag. I also stamped Be True
Be True 3/4 x 1 1/2
on a piece of the Deep water paper the same way to use in the  Tim Holtz ornate frame. The ornate frame has been painted with Antique Linen Distress crackle paint, and inked with a bit of black soot distress ink when dry.
The next thing I did was of course to sew around the edges with my trusty sewing machine.. To finish off I added in a fussy cut butterfly coloured with distress markers ,some wire and twine, a metal corner, and number and some gorgeous Star Confetti from UmWow Studio..
Thanks for stoping bye, hope you enjoyed your visit
and hope to see you again soon.


  1. Karen, just had to leave a comment on your inspirational tags and blog. Your clean line tags are so subtle in their brilliance and so pleasing on the eye. Your work has so many layered features so cleverly and simply put together but so unique in their style. Thank you for giving me a glimpse into your creative process and your style is emulated by many but only you can produce those tags that have a certain finesse and "WOW" factor but remain perfect in their balance of visuals and quotes. Your works speaks wonders and never fails to impress and I treasure the tags you have made for me in recent swaps! Thanks for being my mentor and inspiration in creating amazing altered tags!

  2. You never fail to produce a work of art to be proud of. Thank you for sharing

  3. how is it that your tags just keep getting better... this one is breathtaking .... totally have to get some of this 7 Dots collection now!!!!!