Thursday, 3 January 2013

A Trio of Tags



Hello everyone and welcome! So glad you decided to visit. Today I am showing you what I have called a Trio of Tags. The background on each of them was inspired by Tammy Tuterow's Tuesday Technique, using the Picketfence Distress Stain through a stencil. I kind of followed her tutorial but then gave it my own twist like usual....

I'm off to see some crafty friends tomorrow and I decided to make them a tag each. Here you can see them individually:


The stamps are almost all Tim Holtz (I used a couple of Prima background ones also). The little vintage image on the middle one I had flying around in my stash.

I am sorry for the terrible shadows on the photographs but by the time they were done it was pretty dark already and so I had to do them with artificial light. I could not use my flash either as it made terrible glares. I need photography lessons!!!

37 comments:

orit said...

Love the whole trio.

Paula Whittaker said...

what a fab trio of tags....I'm in the same boat as you Astrid, I need some photography tips for this time of year!

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

muy lindas!!

Sue said...

Hello Astrid
A trifecta of pure gorgeousness, you have established wonderful texture using the technique, taking it up a level.
Lucky, lucky friends I say, and you will bring a smile to their faces when they are received.
Smiles:)
Sue

Gitte said...

Wauw they are beautiful.

butterfly said...

They look wonderful - winter light notwithstanding... Gorgeous colour blending, and the chosen images work so beautifully. Fabulous ribbons too!

I try to time all my photo-taking for the morning and go outdoors (come rain or come shine, and it's usually closer to rain at the moment - but we've got a front porch and an undercover bit at the back too) to catch as much light as possible. Indoors is a nightmare... roll on Spring!
Alison x

Maryann said...

WOUW these are just gorgeous Astrid, and your photos are still way better than mine, so to me they look great LOL.

Karin said...

wow what a beautiful tags!

Dorthe said...

They are gorgeous Astrid, the superb colours and technique- the sweet adds, like the heart on flag in the last tag....BEAUTIFUL, dear.
XO,Dorthe

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid, Happy New Year, they are stunners, the recipients are very lucky indeed. xx

Heather Jacob said...

WOW ASTRID, these are perfectly adorable .. perfect in every way .
your sense of color is second to none xoxox

Margie said...

These are fab Astrid - my favourite is the middle one with such a sweet image. Thanks for the link to the tutorial - very interesting, I must try some of these techniques.

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are absolutely beautiful and dreamy,

Lucy x

Kim Dellow said...

They are just wonderful and I think the photos have come out very well, it is so hard to take piccies this time of year. Kim

Annie said...

a very Happy New Year Astrid. your friends are very lucky AND I am sure will be delighted to receive your beautiful tags. Must pop over to tammy's blog to view the technique. thanks for sharing and have a fun day

wishes

annie xx

Margyz Paper Games said...


Awesome tags! Colours are gorgeous. Your friends are going to be thrilled.
ox Marg

Tracie Dean said...

I think your tags are gorgeous!! I would love to have just a fraction of your talent :-)

Lucky friends!!

Jane Wetzel said...

wowzers...i love tammy and saw this tutorial..yours are gorgeous!

Netty said...

Have a great time with your friends and they will adore these beautiful tags, x

LynnF said...

How could your friends not love them, Astrid? They're gorgeous! Love your work!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, these are absolutely eye candy. I love the deep rich tones and the wonderful texture you have achieved. The incorporation of the vintage images is lovely too. I use an Ott light to light my subject with my camera setting on fluorescent setting/no flash. I still have trouble sometimes, but most of the time it works pretty well.

Sandy said...

Wow Astrid your Tags rock.
So wonderful colors and stamps and the little girls are awesome.
Love them all.
Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.
xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Not one, not two, but three absolutely elegant mixed media beauties here! WOW! The colors themselves drew me in. Gorgeous!!!

chrissies said...

All of these are just amazing. So much to see on each one and all so inspiring

Love Chrissie xx

Pat Beaumont said...

Great tags Astrid - your friends must have been delighted This time of year often has poor lighting for photos - I prefer to use scanner if project is not too 'lumpy' or use daylight bulbs for photos.....but we can still see how good they are

Sophie said...

Traumhafte Tags, liebe Astrid.

Ich wünsche dir ein fantastisches neues Jahr in Glück und Gesundheit.

Herzlichst Sophie

Martina2801 said...

These are absolutely brilliant, Astrid! Stunning design.
Have a nice weekend my friend. Hugs MARTINA

Debbie Brackett said...

Love the tags! Great job.

Sarah said...

Your friends will be thrilled with their tags. They are gorgeous!

Bärbel said...

Drei großartige Tags in wunderschönen Farben, Astrid! Ich liebe es, wie schön sie gestaltet sind, das ist bewundernswert!
Liebe Grüße.

Marjie Kemper said...

What beauties, Astrid! Love the mix of colors, tickets, and texture. My favorite is the one with the girls and the eye chart... can't stop admiring it!

Buttons said...

Gosh! Love your take on Tammy's tutorial! What special tags and such good ideas for taking them further. Hugs, Jenny x

Heather Jacob said...

Astrid the font is named Journal... quite amazing really as that is what I use it for !!! I adore your work xoxox

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful tags as always!!! Happy New Year Astrid!!!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fantastic take on Tammy's tutorial Astrid. All three tags are just beautiful - as always!

Ann said...

Stunning tags Astrid & they look so much better in the flesh....as I'm the very lucky recipient of the gorgeous middle one!! Thanks for a fab day on Friday & look forward to seeing you again soon :D
Hugs, Ann xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Exquisite, these are magical, in every way imaginable.

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