Saturday, 15 November 2014

Using up those Scraps at CVC

Over at Country View Craft challenges we are using up our scraps today. Lots of inspiration over there a chance to win some blog candy!!!

I began this tag by adding strips of scraps to add texture and interest:
 I then added some distress paints and spritzed with water to let them do their thing. I then added some more scraps,some tissue tape and tissue paper:
More paint - this time gesso and some black distress ink here and there before random stamping of some cracks with black archival:
Not sure you can see too much of the first layer of scraps on this photo but the various images and text, although mostly hidden, provide texture and depth:
I stamped an image and sentiment on some more scraps and cut them out, also adding some remnant rubs:

I hope you like my quick, messy tag! Thanks for visiting.
Nikki
xxx

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag, Nikki. I love the way you've made it.
    Have a great weekend,
    hugs xx

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  2. Great ideas for using up scraps to make such a terrific tag.

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. Love this,fab colours and stamps.xxx

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  4. This is great, the scraps really add interest to the background!

    Lucy x

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  5. Fabulous Nikki - the background is wonderful and I love the way just the tiniest little piece shows through. Have a lovely weekend x

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  6. Brilliant tag Nikki,love the cracked effect,the background is just stunning

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  7. Fantastic tag Nikki! Love the black and grey palette and that crackle stamp is fantastic! Great use of your scraps!! happy weekend and big hugs :)

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  8. Great use of scraps Nikki, you have used them beautifully on this gorgeous tag! Anne x

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  9. Loving the black and white effect on this tag.
    Georgie xx

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  10. Gorgeous monochrome tag Nikki, with a great background effect.
    Julie x

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  11. Excellent idea using scraps this way. Ending up with such an awesome result is nothing less than impressing !!! Thanks a lot for the inspiration.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  12. Oh I love this Nikki, fabulous layers and textures xx

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  13. Hello NIkki
    A great man Tag, I love your texture, and I know us texture girls cover up much of of layers with gesso, and I often think beginners out there would wonder why we bother with adding the scraps in the first place, now you have told them so that they understand, great tutorial.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  14. Oh, wow - fabulous layers of scraps, and a great masculine tag at the end of it. I love the monochrome look.
    Alison xx

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