so I thought I'd better get on and do it. I followed the first steps to colour the tag with distress paint dabblers. He used several colours, and so did I. But whilst he ended up with a nicely defined brightly coloured tag, mine ended up all muddy and yuck. I used the brightest colours I had (picked raspberry, mowed lawn, salty ocean, wild honey and dusty Concorde) but... Just mush. Don't know what I'm doing wrong. :-(
I dried it off, but still wasn't happy so gave it a couple of squirts with Dylusions ink sprays which helped brighten things up somewhat. I then used a dragonfly stamp to emboss the tag and made a mask so I could add the texture paste but it all went horribly wrong when I added the gold embossing powder though. I only had Pirate gold' gold powder, but it's very dull gold so just made a dull tag even worse. So I gave up on it at that point.
Okay, so what to do? I liked the brightness of the Dylusions spay, so sprayed 4 colours on my craft sheet and dragged a new tag through them. Hurrah! fresh lime, after midnight, vibrant turquoise and bubblegum pink are VERY zingy colours and looked fabulous. I tried embossing a compass on the tag in using a compass mini mask, but it was a bit messy so I cut and embossed a movers and shapers globe die cut using distress pens (mermaid lagoon, mowed lawn and black soot) and placed this over the compass, raised up on foam tape. I used a map mask to add texture paste, and used metallic green embossing powder over the top of this. The charms I used were the little airplane, a loop pin, a '3' for March and a word band tied on with string that I stained to match the theme. It needed something to contrast all the deep colours so I found s travel related 'small talk' phrase and stuck that on.
I'm quite chuffed with the end result. I like the way the plane looks like it is flying high over 'fields' below.
I put the globe off to one side for interest and raised it on foam tape for depth.