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:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. wow what a beautiful tags!

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  6. 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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. These are absolutely beautiful and dreamy,

    Lucy x

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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

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

    Lucky friends!!

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

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

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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

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

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

    Love Chrissie xx

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  22. 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

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  23. Traumhafte Tags, liebe Astrid.

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

    Herzlichst Sophie

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

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

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

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  27. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  32. 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

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  33. Exquisite, these are magical, in every way imaginable.

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