I coloured it black using Ranger Distress Black Soot embossing powder and it came out fab! I didn't scratch off any of the crystals as I liked the look of it without doing that.
Now my paint was dry enough to add Fired Brick Distress Ink and Black soot around the edges. Then, just as Tim did, I gently wiped my raised dots to remove the ink from the paint resist.
As I began to put this together there were a couple of things I wasn't quite happy with but I wasn't sure exactly what they were exactly (you know the feeling I am sure!). Here is my Minnie silhouette. I opted to leave her bow red as it looked very odd all black!
Then I made more of the elements for the tag. I cut out black and white flowers from the two smallest Tattered Florals die and some of the Elegant Flourishes in green. I doodled on the black flowers with a white pen and then used Distress Crackle Paint on them (it made them look a bit like grunge paper). I made a paper rose and added crackle to it also. I gathered some charms together and used my pro marker to turn the diamond into a ruby on my trombone clip and to add some mini polka dots to a pearl drop.
Here is where I got to at the crop - told you lots of chatting, coffee drinking, the odd biscuit or three and it was time to go home and watch Mo Farrah and Mr Bolt do their thing at the Olympics. I can't believe it is almost over - The Olympics that is not my tag!!
And here is my Minnie Mouse August tag - finished. As you can see I have added some things! There were three things I wasn't quite happy with. Minnie needed to be the same texture as the frame so she was distress embossed, a couple of colour coordinated jewels for her necklace and glossy accents on her bow. The rose I made was too white so I made another one! I also toned down the silhouette background and the bottom of the tag as they were a bit too pristine - and it did the trick!
........and a close up of the beautiful Minnie - can you see that my glossy accents still isn't dry?! :-D
Another great tag from Tim. Follow this link to see where Tim's fabulous inspiration leads! And a big big thank you to everyone that pops by to leave a comment.....and of course a BIG BIG thank you to Tim and Mario for picking me as one of last months lucky prize winners - I am just about calm again after the excitement of winning! Nothing like a good calming crafting work out!