Monday, 8 April 2013

Feeling Blue Altered Tag

Hello everyone and welcome, thank you for dropping in! A special welcome of course to new followers, please know how much I appreciate you all.Please don't take the title of this post seriously, I am feeling very happy, but just felt like using blue☺

I have started a crafting love affair with the enormous #12 Ranger manila tags.

I just love how easy it is to transform them into a little gift card or tag holder, which makes them just that little bit more special than an ordinary card. If you score them at 4.5 and 9" and then trim a tiny bit of the bottom, they fold into a perfect little folder.

For this one I painted the background with the new Distress paints in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. It was very bright so I then toned it down with some Gesso which I blended in with a baby wipe. I added texture with some texture paste (good old cheap Poly Filla) through a stencil and then blended Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over it.
I highlighted the raised bits with some Treasure Gold. Next I stamped an old scrip stamp with Picket Fence Distress Stain. The flowers were created with Heartfelt Creations Tattered Florals stamps and dies.


Here you can see the back of the folder.

The inside was lined with some matching papers from my stash, on old 7 Gypsies line, "Collections from the Journey". I also made a pocket and tag with my Spellbinders Labels 18 dies.


As you can see, I added some texture to the tag too to make it all match together.
 Here you can see the front with the flap open, it closes with a little magnet.

Finally I embellished with a seam binding ribbon and some Prima crystals in the flower centers.

Well, hope you like it, not quite my usual style or colours perhaps, but great fun to do!
Thank you for visiting and see you next time.

49 comments:

Leila Egebjerg said...

Very beautifully made. The overall impression is fantstisk and your color choices are just good. I have no knowledge of the techniques you've used, but gets really want to try. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful works of art with the world. I am delighted whenever there is news from you.
United respective here for your ability to create.
Hugs Leila.

Debi said...

that's so clever to use the tag like that, and this is just stunning!!! love it, Debi x

Margyz Paper Games said...

What a fabulous way to use the tag. Love it!! Love the colour, the texture, the way you decorated the inside. Just love it all. ox Marg

Barb said...

Oh my, what a beauty, luv everything about your latest creation.
Happy week,
Barb

Sarah said...

I do like the transformation from mundane tag to beautiful card. Your techniques and finishing touches are just wonderful.

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Adoro como faz seu trabalho, muito belo.
Beijo, fique com Deus. Feliz semana.

marda said...

How sweet is this??? And blue in a good way. Such a creative idea.
All such beautiful touches inside and out.

ike said...

AWESOME !!! Love the flowers and the colour and the use of the tag like this is brilliant :-) Such a gorgeous creation xxxxxx

Claire said...

Hi Astrid, wow I'd never have guessed this little beauty started life as a tag, its just beautiful! Gorgeous colours and I love the little touch of gold to highlight the texture.
Claire xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Another eautiful make , hope you are having a great time trace x.

Brenda Brown said...

This us just divine Astrid, I love the colour palette and the techniques you have used. What a wonderful gift and one I would want to keep for always.
hugs {brenda} xox

Maryann said...

Absolut stunning creation here again Astrid, and I absolut love the blue color too. What a great idea to use a tag this way, and I´m pretty sure, it would fit perfect for a small note pad, to carry in your bag, so you can always write a tiny note if needed.

Paula Whittaker said...

I adore your tag gift cards - this one is wonderful too Astrid.

Buttons said...

This is such a treat! Beautiful colour mix, lovely flower stamping and that stencilling that is becoming your trademark. Love how you have complimented the outside with the inside too. Hugs, Jenny x

chrissies said...

An amazing idea and such rich colours and images to chose.

Love Chrissie xx

craftimamma said...

This is beautiful Astrid and the colours are wonderful. I love all the texture and it's such a clever idea. Must remember to make some of these in time for Christmas.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jacqueline said...

Such a beautiful piece of art work,wonderful design and colours. Jacqueline.S

Sophie said...

Eine wundervolle romantische Arbeit.
Die Farben sind traumhaft schön und die Blüten passen perfekt.

Herzlichst Sophie xx

Dena said...

This is really beautiful! Isn't it fun to play with the mixed media stuff? Your colors are wonderful and great idea making it a little folded piece!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness this is pretty! I love the raised parts and the rich look ... the flowers are fabulous! You really transformed these into something special!
(P.S. Thanks for the lovely comment!)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

This is brilliant Astrid! the colors are gorgeous too!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Oh My Gosh Astrid this is stunning! LOVE the colors you used and the stenciled reliefs you did are just amazing. This really touched something deep in me.
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

PetraB said...

a fantastic transformation and fabulous creations, love the results of your techniques

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow that is stunning and what a great job with the polyfilla!! The mixture of colours is wonderful. You must have been so busy before you went on holiday!

Rita said...

Fabulous idea Astrid. I absolutely love the colours and textures you have used to create this. Stunning work. Hugs Rita xx

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful project! Love everything about it!! The flowers are gorgeous!!

Dianne said...

Hi honey,saw this stunningly beautiful creation in my post, it gave me a tug at my heart, your talent is such a pleasure to look at an enjoy. Thanks sweety needed this :):) Namesta my kindred spirit..

Fandhmum said...

This is so beautfiful and so well made
Rosie x

Maryanne said...

Beautiful, Astrid! Those big tags are so much fun to play with. They make great books also!

Jann said...

It's heavenly, Astrid!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Had to stop by to say how beautiful this project is!!!! Love the paste texture, stamps and fabulous coloring! Nothing quite like layers of color (and some gesso) for real richness!! Hugs, Rebecca

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid, what a fantastic idea,will have to try this love, the beautiful blues too. xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Astrid ! I love the colours and the texture ! Sue C x

butterfly said...

How beautiful... I love how you've lined the tag with other papers - looks just gorgeous, and your blending of the DPs with the gesso softener is beautifully done!
Alison xx

Ann Marie said...

What a Beautiful surprise to do with the giant tags! Every touch and detail are a delight, as usual :) Love the entire tag, especially the texture paste, flowers and tiny pocket inside. Always such splendid attention to all the details!

Kelly Neis said...

Love the colors! Every detail is awesome! You thought of every detail to make this a beautiful gift and tag set.
Love seeing what you make next.
Kelly

Pat Beaumont said...

beautiful work - you are a creative person (and lovely with it) :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome project, love the deep colors, brilliant art work.

Laurart said...

Wonderful! This is just amazing and so inspiring - I need some more texture paste so I will look into getting some polyfilla! Lots of love from Laura xxxxxx

sharon said...

You always amaze me with all of the details you incorporate in your pieces , this is how you always land up with something so beautiful!

Dorthe said...

I could never feel blue, seing this most beautiful pieces my dear Astrid,-
Gorgeous with the embossed pattern highlighted in treasure gold, so wonderful colours,too and fantastic flowers!
Hugs from me-
Dorthe

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning work here Astrid and I love the colours. The texture with treasure gold looks wonderful....must give the poly villa a try.

TFS this wonderful altered tag.

Best wishes

Annie x

Michelle said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, I love it Astrid.

Michelle x

Sandie Edwards said...

Oh larrhh larrhhhh .... how gorgeous is this, the colours Astrid are amazing, and the texture. Totally, gorgeous plus!!!

Anita Houston said...

STUNNING!!! Fab texture and the white script pops amid the gorgeous blue! So regal and elegant!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Astrid. So pretty! Kim

Fanciful Ponderings said...

Simply gorgeous!

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful, Astrid, inside and out! I love the texture and especially how you did the flowers on the outside.

Sandy said...

So beautiful and I am not one bit surprised. All of your art work is gorgeous.
Sandy

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