Saturday, 23 March 2013

Travel Tag

Hello everyone, welcome and lovely to have you visiting again in my little corner of blog land. And like always, a very specially warm welcome to my new followers. I feel honoured that you decided to follow me!
Today I am sharing one of the enormous size 12 Ranger tags with you. I love playing with these and this time I decided to use it sideways. I may decide to turn it into the cover of a book. As you can see, it kind of has a travel theme. For those of you who are regulars here, you will know that very soon I am off to Australia, tomorrow is the day we are setting off, so travel is rather on my mind .....

Anyway, the background was created using some Distress paints (Weathered Wood), Inks, again Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet and Tea Dye. At one point the background was quite subtle with stamping in Plum and Coffee archival, but then a lot of that was covered by embellishments and spritzing with some Cosmic Shimmer and Dylusions sprays. As you can see I also embossed parts of it with a Texture Fade folder. The vocal image is a la Blanche stamp, the other stamps were from the Artistic Stamper the writing and rings and Tim Holtz the little checker board.
Like usual, I'll let the pictures tell the story:
Prima flowers, a butterfly charm, coloured with black Alcohol ink and some wired string (hard to see on this photo) which I curled around a paint brush.The word journey was stamped on some tissue paper and then adhered to a part of a Tattered Banner die by Mr Holtz again.
Here you can see the string a bit better
A lovely Prima clock
A wonderful La Blanche stamp and the backing paper was created with the help of an old stamp I had flying around, I think it was a Paper Artsy one

For the next few weeks as I am visiting my grand daughter, it is going to be a bit quieter here, but I have some projects scheduled and I definitely will come and visit as much as I can, to see what you are creating...

Well, there you have it, hope you like it and see you next time. Thank you for visiting!!

38 comments:

  1. This is stunning and so amazing, Astrid!!!
    Wishing you safe travels and lots of fun with your family and your sweet little grand daughter!!!
    {{{hugs}}} Sylvia

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  2. Hello Astrid

    I love your work it is amazing, enjoy your time with your family. Safe journey.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. This is just absolutely gorgeous Astrid, and I really love, whatr you´ve done here, it looks amazing.
    Have a wonderful and safe trip tomorrow. I bet you´re looking forward to it, as a kid for christmas ha ha ha, but I certainly would be too, if Iwas going to see my grandkid for the very first time and they lived this far. Have a wonderful time there and just enjoy every minute, and we´ll look forward to see some more pics of your little angel and the wonderful place there later, when you get back home again. Take care and have fun.

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  4. This looks incredible Astrid! Lovely soft tones and and real travel worn look about it. Have fun in Australia! It has some amazing sites to see...and especially enjoy your time with your granddaughter.
    Dot x

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  5. Like it!!! I love it Astrid x your background is fabulous and I love the way you have used the banner die cut. The stamps are fabulous.

    Safe journey and have the most wonderful time with your family.

    Annie x

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  6. Beautiful Tag you have made.

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  7. Gorgeous tag AStrid, I love the colour palette and all those beautiful embellies complement that lovely stamp so well. Have a safe journey and a wonderful trip
    Claire xx

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  8. Beautiful tag. Hope you have a safe trip and a wonderful time in Australia xx

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  9. Loving your beautiful tag Astrid. Have a safe trip and have a great time in Australia...which am sure you will. Hugs Annette x

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  10. Breathtaking! Everything you make is a work of art ...

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  11. Das sieht großartig aus, liebe Astrid! Wundervoll gestaltet.
    Ich wünsche Dir viel Spaß im Kreise Deiner Lieben und ein schönes Wochenende.
    Herzliche Grüße
    von MARTINA

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  12. Fabulous Tag. What you have done is perfect for a book cover, so I'll watch this space.

    Hope you have lots of cuddles from your Grand-daughter and at least it might be a bit warmer than here in Scotland. Safe Journey and enjoy every minute with your family.
    Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. Gorgeous tag, Astrid, and so beautifully embellished.
    Have a wonderful trip and spoil that grand daughter with lots of lovin'.

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  14. What a gorgeous tag!! Love the colors!! Have a great time with your family in Australia!!

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  15. Wow Astrid! This is stunning work as usual. Really love the post card style and the colors are amazing. Big hugs!
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  16. AMAZING!!! This is truly so very beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! Lots of love from Laura xxxx P.S Yes, you are right about the homemade ink sprays! Re-inker + water + a little Mica powder ;o)

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  17. This is beautiful, Astrid. Have a wonderful time with your grandaughter,

    Lucy x

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  18. wooow Astrid, love those ..

    Have a pleasant journey !

    xx

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  19. A gorgeous project , have a wonderful time!! Hugs trace x

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  20. Another stunning creation Astrid. Thanks for sharing.

    Michelle xx

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  21. Another wonderful project - such a lovely combination of colours. Have a FABULOUS time with your little granddaughter - safe journey x

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  22. What awonderful work of art,this is beautiful lots of detailing.. wonderful.Jacqueline.S

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  23. beautiful work and love the colours, thank you for sharing your wonderful talent - you have inspired me with the TH banners. Wishing you bon voyage, have a wonderful trip.

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  24. Another stunning work of art my dear, it would make a fabulous book cover, oh I hope you have a great time away, hope to see you soon,you'll be missed,yippppeee, your grand daughter it will be a blessing...

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  25. Dear Astrid,
    I wish you the most wonderful vacation seing your granddaughter, have fun and fall in love,holding this little new family member.
    Your big tag, is made in stunning colours, and so many interesting layers on your background,-the stamp is so lovely, and the flowers and curled string with the butterfly, makes it a wonderful 3-d "garden " almost surrounding the fantastic old auto..I`m happy you are not to travel in that to see your family!
    Take care. Hugs,Dorthe

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  26. Here's hoping you have a lovely and safe visit with your family. Enjoy every moment!

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  27. A really stunning tag-love the curled wired string idea.

    Have great time with your family

    Love Chrissie xx

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  28. Exquisite Astrid, so much detail, the colours are magnificent. The string, looks so unique... love it. Have a wonderful trip, enjoy your beautiful Grandchild and family... looking forwards to hearing all about your time away and seeing some photographs. xxxxx

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  29. You are well on your way by now - Astrid you always do fabulous work. Don't know what is happening but every time I click on your blog now it comes up with tiny print that is hard to read. Will keep watching. I loved your tickets and downloaded them. I know you are having a wonderful dime with your grand daughter - I love being with my grand kids!! Safe journey!!
    Sandy

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  30. And what a lovely story your tag tells, Astrid!

    Love every single square centimetre of it! What you did with the layering, the script, the textures is so utterly beautiful! LOVE this tag!!! One of the most beautiful I have been seeing since I browse blogland!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  31. There is so much to see in every bit of this tag I discover something else to go WOW at, thanks for sharing with us.

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  32. Morning Astrid, A truly stunning tag, with lots going on, I love everything about it, these size 12 tags are really useful, I agree they can be used for a mini album.
    Have a lovely time with your family in Australia, and safe journey.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  33. This is beautiful, Astrid! I love all the different techniques you used. Those big tags are great for book covers!

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  34. So so so gorgeous Astrid! I love the background and the whole vintage feel to this! Gorgeous again!

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  35. Another Gorgeous Tag and I love the tone and style of this one! Just Gorgeous!
    Have fun with your granddaughter!
    Hugs Kelly

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  36. So happy to be able to get here to say this is sensationally lovely - would love to see it IRL - would you be up for a swap sometime when you're back from Oz!?
    Alison xx

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  37. Ein wunderbares Werk, liebe Astrid!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  38. I love how the spritzing has brought this tag to life Astrid. Yet another wonderful creation. Have a fantastic time in Oz. Hugs, Jenny x

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