Hi and welcome! I'm so excited that there is a new Creative Chemistry course coming up in August at Online Card Classes! I did 101 and 102 a couple of years ago and I loved it! Even though I'm primarily a CAS stamper, I do love techniques and I so admire the collage/vintage look - even if I struggle to pull it off myself :)
So I played along with the Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 1 challenge to make a tag using four or more colors of Distress Ink and came up with this tag:
I used the Wrinkle Free Distress technique, and Rusty Hinge, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron ink for the first "round". I thought it came out a bit bright so went back for a second round using Seedless Preserves and Frayed Burlap inks to tone it down a bit. To tone it down even more, I sponged over the whole thing using Scattered Straw ink then went around the edges with Vintage Photo ink. So all up, I used nine distress inks!
Once I was happy with the base, I got stuck into some stamping. First off, I stamped the numbers down the left hand side full strength, then used Tim's technique of swiping the ink pad over the rubber to put some subtle images in the background. I then inked up Umbrella Man in Veridian ink and stamped that, but you can hardly see it. Finally I stamped the sentiment and pointing finger.
To finish off the tag (and this I'm not sure about), I adhered some text washi tape and sponged over it with Vintage Photo ink to tone it down. For some added embellishment, I adhered some aqua striped washi tape and some film strip ribbon which I stapled to the tag.
Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Creative Muse, Warehouse District (Stampers Anonymous)
Ink: Archival Black, Archival Veridian, Rusty Hinge, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Seedless Preserves, Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Manila Tag
Accessories: Washi Tape, Film Strip Ribbon