Tuesday, 22 January 2013

One large and two small

One large and two small? Like what? Well tags of course, you can never have too many tags right?
But before I tell you about the detail of these, I first want to say a very warm welcome to all of you but specially all of my new followers. I cannot believe how many of you have decided to follow this little blog and I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you all!

Now onto the tags, this weekend I had a small window of play time and decided I wanted to do something  colourful. I took inspiration from an article by the talented Kate Crane in the latest issue of The Craft Stamper for the colour choice and the technique, which is originally by Tim Holtz. Basically it is wrinkle free distress with a few drops of re-inker. I used Pickled Rasberry and Peacock Feather Distress Inks and then I used Brushed Corduroy re-inker as unfortunately I don't have the Walnut Stain one, which was the one Kate used. In addition I added some texture with the help of embossing folders, stamping (Tim Holtz and La Blanche mostly), some Prima embellies and a little Paper Whimsy image to add a vocal point to one of the tags. Here are some details still.





Thank you so much for visiting and stay warm and safe!

43 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, Astrid! Your tags are AMAZING!!! Looooove them! What a great use of colors and the way you've added texture to your tags is stunning! GORGEOUS work!!!

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  2. wow loving the lo's and colouring.

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  3. These are all totally stunning Astrid and the vibrancy of colour is just amazing!
    Such a pleasure to be following you to see all your beautiful creations.
    Fliss x

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  4. Stunning tags Astrid. Amazing colours. Beautiful work. ox Marg












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  5. its us that should be thanking you, your work is stunning your imagination is fantastic and you take the time to share what you do with us, i'm very grateful thank you!!!

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  6. Love them all. Amazing colored tags and fabulous stamped. Great art work!

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  7. Wow, Astrid, these are breathtaking and very beautiful

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  8. Stunning tags Astrid, the colours are amazing together and I love all the details.

    It is an absolute pleasure and inspiration to follow your blog, so it is not surprising you are picking up new followers all the time!

    Have a lovely week x

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  9. WAUW these are soooooo gorgeous Astrid. I´m totally in awe about these stunning tags. And especially the one with the little girl just jumped right into my heart here. It is sooooooooooo sooooooooo unbelievable beautiful. I simply love that one, but they´re all really beautiful.

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  10. Oh, mein Gott...
    Wie wunderschön.
    Das sind ja alles richtige kleine Kostbarkeiten.
    Die Farben, und die Details...
    Chapeau!

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  11. Oh my goodness ... the work in these is truly amazing!! They are really special ... loving the reds and purples

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  12. These are awesome Astrid - love the vibrant colours.

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  13. Another 'WOW!' from me. Those colours are fabulous, vibrant and perfectly matched - love them.
    Ann B
    xx

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  14. Lovely tags! You are right, we can never have too many tags. Love them too!!

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  15. wow these are fabulous! love the stamping and the colors!

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  16. Love these Astrid - beautiful and interesting work. Nicola x

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  17. So wunderschöne Tags, Astrid, die Farben, Textur der Hintergründe und die schönen Stempel, das ist großartig!
    Liebe Grüße.

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  18. Loving your fabulous tags, wow, great colours, textures and design. xx

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  19. Stunning tags Astrid x love the background.

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  20. Glorious use of colour and images! So vivid! Well, they may be inspired by Tim and Kate but I think they are by the very talented Astrid!

    Lucy x

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  21. STUNNING, those colours are glorious, so rich and vivid and love all the textures, love that gorgeous la blanche stamp, have had my eye on that one too. xx

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  22. Love your vibrant colors and thoughtful images! Beautiful Astrid!

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  23. I love these; I love the colors, stamps and techniques!!!

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  24. WOW!!! I love your bright colors and the way they gently blend into one another. I am also a fan of the steam-punk theme. Gorgeous!!!
    Have a lovely artful day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie

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  25. Beautiful vibrant colors. Gorgeous tags, Astrid!

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  26. Fabulous tags - colour combinations are spectacular

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  27. Fantastic use of colour and texture.
    These are all superb.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  28. Jeepers... these are sensational, Astrid - I'm open-mouthed! Just stunning in colour and image and texture and all those things we love!!
    Alison xx

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  29. Astrid these are amazing! So vibrant and exguisite looking. Can you explain a little more on how you got the texture?

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  30. Hello Astrid,
    I am in awe by these three tags, the colour combinations, the design, the stamps and images you have used, all come together so perfectly to create a stunning effect.
    You have so many followers Astrid, because you produce such amazing work and you are such a great inspiration to many, and that includes me.
    It is a delight to see such lovely work.
    Smiles :-)
    Sue

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  31. Wow Astrid, these are stunning, beautiful colours and I love how you have incorporated your images into them.

    Michelle E xx

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  32. Your talent always amazes me! All of these tags are just marvelous.

    I am thrilled you have such a devoted following.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  33. O M G !!!!
    These are the brillaint Tags of the world.
    So stunning colors and stamps.
    Wow wow wow wow !!!
    xoxo

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  34. A really wonderful set of tags.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  35. Oh my, I ADORE those colours! How wonderful to see this in the middle of Winter with the snow lying outside. Your tags are absolutely amazing. Maddy x

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  36. Wow, wow,wow! Totally sensational - loving everything - images, textures, colors, all fantastic!

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  37. OHHH dear Astrid,-
    What a symphoni of colours, so beautifully worked on with the inks ,the embossing and stamps.
    You are such a master with mixing all those tecniques to get an amazing result.
    Thanks for explayning and showing, and hugs from Dorthe.

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  38. LLLLLOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Pinning!

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  39. Oh larrhh larrhhh, such magnificent colours. These tags are totally awesome Astrid, you always mesmerise me with your creations, could sit and look for hours how you did things and what you used.

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  40. Somehow missed these when they first came out - glad I went scanning through your blog!! These are you at your very best. I love the way you layer images over amazing backgrounds and get the colours just right. Hugs, Jenny x

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