What I need is some helpful advice to make these look better, more collage-y...and not so crowded & busy.
This first tag is done on white paper, cuz I didn't want to wreck one of my good manilla ones (LOL - silly, I know!!!) I actually like this one the best. The tower and ROME are heat embossed, then sponged over with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. Not crazy about the ribbon but that is easily fixed. This stamp set is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set called Dream Paris Rome New York.
This was my second attempt & I don't like this one AT ALL!!! Too busy! I wanted the focal point to be the Tim Holtz stamp (LOVE COLLAGE - available at Simon Says Stamp) but it is lost in all the other "stuff"...it is heat embossed too, so is CHERISH at the top. I think maybe I shouldn't have sponged over the embossing on this one....or done it a completely different colour?!?! What do you think??
And thirdly, I tried a card with a collage look....SO NOT HAPPY with this one. I think what bugs me the most is the ribbon (too small, too ugly??) and the charm (not grungy or vintage?!?!) and the colours....I wonder if I did this in pinks and purples it would look different? I might have to try it!!!!
So, seriously...PLEASE.......give me advice, criticism, laughs, vomits, help...anything..honestly, I WILL NOT be offended!!!! I KNOW they suck!!!!! LOL I am new to this style, it isn't my strong suit but I want to learn!!!!
Thanks in advance for your help!!!