Tim's tag 8.......yes, it looks nothing like his tag :D but he made a tag that he said was non traditional and his own style which is steam punk so I went along those lines, well with the non traditional anyway. I've gone with a theme of a Very English Christmas and I used, I think, most of the techniques that were used for tag 8 but the outcome was completely different.
I did the stamping with acrylic paint on the background with a swirl stamp and inked over with barn door and faded jeans distress ink then added some white acrylic paint to make my take on a Union Jack flag. I ghost stamped in permanent black ink over this background with an old newspaper stamp then stamped, inked and cut out the 'keep calm' sentiment stamp (we're all busy at Christmas :)), (stamps are Artistic Outpost) and mounted the pieces over the mini gears which were die cut from grunge paper and inked with red, white and blue distress stains. I stamped the blue blooded couple :) onto grunge paper, gave them a blue tint with distress stain and added a bit of white acrylic for relief, cut them out and attached to the tag along with a die cut frame from the tag die which was painted red white and blue. I also cut the mini holly leaf (painted with white acrylic and stamped with the London Calling sentiment), the 25 from the mini reindeer die and added my own text with a white gel pen of things that make Christmas here in the UK. To finish I dyed some seam binding with distress stains and walnut stain distress ink, added the stamped crown (crown jewels :)) from the stamp set and dots of white gel pen and Xmas red stickles glitter glue. A very busy tag, but I'm really happy with it and I know who's gift bag this is going on.
Hope to catch up with tag 9 tomorrow.