Sunday, 17 February 2013

Layered stamping tag play...

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting! I am delighted you have decided to drop by, welcome, specially also to all the new followers.


I am a terrible hoarder of stamps and papers, and sometimes I think I don't use them enough, particularly my stamps. So today I challenged myself to use at least four different stamps on one tag and to try not to make them get in each others way too much. I started by covering the tag with a little scrap of Tim Holtz paper, no idea anymore what collection it was, but as most of it got covered over with Fresco paint in Snowflake, it doesn't really matter. Next I stamped the big face stamp which is from La Blanche in Black Archival, masked it and then stamped the background with various Prima stamps and another old script stamp. I used Archival Sepia, (after stamping off on to scrap paper first),  Coffee and Jet Black Archival Inks. I then inked around the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

 I mixed up some spray by adding a few drops of two different Dylusion Sprays together with some water in a mini mister, to make them a bit less intense. (I used Worn Leather an old pre-Ranger Dylusions colour  and Black Marble). I embellished with some flowers and other bits and pieces, and then spritzt over my tag with the home made Dylusion mix and some Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian Blue here and there til I was happy with the effect.
The word Fragment was stamped on a little scrap, inked with Walnut Stain and then I shaded around it with a charcoal pencil.
I died some vintage seam binding with the same colour inks and finished it with a brat.
 Below you can see how I gave my vocal image a little crown still, also coloured with the same ink sprays, it's from an old Cuttlebug die. The texture appeared all by itself after I sprayed it. happy accident.....
Well, hope you like my tag. I was the lucky winner at Simon Says Stamp and Show last time round, so just for fun I'll add this to their latest challenge which is "Something Messy". Well I certainly got messy, my fingers are pretty inky still.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll have a good week ahead with lots of creativity!!

38 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is marvelous. It looks like so much fun was had. Love all the layers, masking and the colors are just fantastic. Thanks so much for the shot of inspiration to get me started. The DH is playing golf so it's a crafty day for me :)

Hugs,
Linda

PeggyR said...

I love what you did with the tag.

Sarah said...

Beautifully vintage with a great combination of stamps and colors.

Angi Crandall said...

Stopping by way of Simon Stamp & Show. Gorgeous tag! Love the stamping and the elements...all of it. :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW absolutly exquisite, your tag is a wonderful composition of all elements and colors!
Hugs Anja

Maryann said...

WAUW Astrid, this is absolutely stunning, and I bet, it was sooo much fun to make this. I LOVE the color and I love how it all looks, just perfect hun.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,
your blue and brown inked tag, is a wonderful proove of getting messy in the most fantastic way!Your mixture of the colours and the great stamps -the blue flower so gorgeous, with the pin, and the died ribbon in same tone, all with a little glitter, is such a beautiful piece.
Hugs to you -
Dorthe,xx

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tag.

butterfly said...

Such yummy layers of stamping... the face looks amazing, what a beautiful image. I love the inky blues and browns (of course), and that lovely brad is the perfect finishing touch!
Alison x

Lynn Stevens said...

What a Gorgeous tag! i so need to use my stamps more too.
hugs Lynn

Susie Bentz said...

Oooh! I have the same problem. This turned out great - love all the details! May have to challenge myself...thanks for the inspiration!

Brigitte Peetermans said...

Dear Astrid,

I absolutely adore your blog and therefore enrolled as member number 1405.

Brigitte from Belgium:
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Rita said...

What a magnificent tag Astrid. I love absolutely everything about it. Hugs Rita xx

Annie said...

Fabulous collage here. So love that La Blanche stamp...its on my wish list.

Good luck in the challenge

Hugs

Annie x

Maura said...

Nice tag! Love the clock/moon face.

Sophie said...

Astrid, das Tag ist wunderschön geworden.
Ich verstehe dich... :-)

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love it!! Gorgeous colours and that La Blance stamp is just super.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely vintage look to this!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

And what a lovely job you've done on this. Its beautiful.
~Elizabeth

Suzanne C said...

Very cool tag! Love how you layered the face in the midst of the numbers flowers and crown. Beautiful tag! Gorgeous colors! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous!!! What an amazing tag!!! Love every STUNNING BIT!!! Thank you for playing along with our messy challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Sue said...

Hello Astrid
You have made an amazing job of using stamps that have been lying unwanted. The Bg and the masking are superb, the colour palette is rich and dramatic, adding the face image pulls you in first then you see everything else, I really like it.
Smiles:)
Sue

Sandie Edwards said...

You seriously are the queen of making beautiful tags, this one is stunning Astrid, and I'm always amazed at how you incorporate stamps so beautifully.

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisnis a fab tag, the colours are gorgeous . A really fab make, congrats on the win too! Trace x hugs

Su said...

Gorgeous tag!!

Vesna - Kalipso said...

Dear Astrid, I love all of your work. It is beautiful!
Recently, I have started digital collages and was looking for the elements. I thank you for your freebies. I will certainly use them in my work. To show you my gratitude, I put a link to your blog on my craft blog.
Greetings from Croatia!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! I think this may be another winner ... so beautifully done!

bockel24 said...

Oooooh, how lovely, Astrid!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love this vintage tag Astrid,,,,,I am adding some products to promote to my folder,,,so you can choose your fav. I love your personal style ,,,woww,woww,,,, I was some problem with my glasses,,,so I am not working full time last week.

Marisa Job said...

Your tags are always stunning! And this one is no exception. Love it!!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

You're work on this is amazing! Love how you incorporated all the layers.

Netty said...

Loving your fab collaged stamped tag and your gorgeous colour choice. Annette x

Lori Aragon said...

Beautiful work Astrid! I love everything on this most gorgeous tag!!!

Ellie Knol said...

It is extraordinary beautiful!

Shirl said...

Beautiful Astrid, love the colours.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sandra said...

Such a marvelous tag! The background is really amazing and love the masking and all the pretty embellies! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Sandy said...

Beautifully done - love the colors and your embellishments!
sandy

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid, fantastic tag, adore those blues and browns and layered stamping. Congrats on your win at SSS. XX

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