Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ernie Carpenter

 The inspirational challenge from Dude Time Doodles this week is to make a gift tag based on the inspirational photo.  Our sponsor this week is Paper Temptress and the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.

I went about this backwards (as I tend to do) because I read about a new technique on the Sizzix blog that I wanted to try called De-bossed Embossing.  So the first thing I did was figure out which on my embossing folders would go well with the wonderful images from Bonibleux Designs.

As soon as I saw Ernie Carpenter, everything clicked into place quite easily.  It's a bit difficult to see the shine of the embossing powder in the de-bossed portion of the tag, but it looks really cool in person.   The clear embossing powder acts as a resist to the Distress Inks used to color the woodgrain. So you can just wipe the excess off and the color underneath is still visible.  The twill ribbon is colored to coordinate with Distress Stains.  Added a few brads (um, I mean nails) and the tag is completed and all ready to go on a gift for my Stud Muffin.

Now it's your turn to inspire us with your tag.  You have until next Tuesday, 4/24, to join us at the Dude Time Doodles Challenge blog.  Be sure to see what the rest of the team has created for you too.

I'm entering this in the following challenges: PanPastel (for the boys); Incy Wincy Designs (digi only); Simon Says Stamp and Show (anything goes).

Copics: B21, B 24, B26 (palette method)   E00, E01, E13    YR12, E15, E37    E33, E99, E39    Y21, Y23, Y32, Y35    E23, E39, E29
Other: metallic silver pen, Sizzix Embossing folder (Woodgrain), brads; Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap, Walnut Ink); Distress Stains (Frayed Burlap)


Linda said...

Hi Anne, I am so loving this tag! It is so lovely to see the de-bossed on a tag and Ernie looks fabulous against this background. Those sentiments are brillinat!!!

Linda xxx

rachel said...

This is so funny Anne - really made me chuckle - love it! Rachel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant tag Anne, I love the fabulous wood effect and the sentiment lol.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Wow, fabulous tag Anne! Love the background, I'll have to check out the technique. It really looks like wood!

jimlynn said...

That just looks like real wood! PRECIOUS tag and the sentiment - ah....makes me smile all over.

Patricia St Martin said...

You made me laugh Anne. Your sentiments are perfect. You did an awesome tag. Love the wood effect you did a great job with your de-bossed embossing. Lots of amazing bright colors.

Sid said...

Fab it !!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is really fantastic, I love the fun image. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

CG said...

This is so great, love Ernie on that super woodgrain! I've got to try that debossing technique... !

Dan said...

I love the wood effect texture on your tag! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Eileen said...

Oooo what a cheeky Monkey love this tag. Thank you for joining us at the PanPastel UK Challenge.
Eileen xx

Dawn said...

Love it Anne, I'm sure your stud muffin will too! lol
Great work on the new technique too!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am loving the coloring you are doing- and how perfect is this great background!!!