Sunday, 19 May 2013

Tag a Day project #11 and winner of Distress Paints giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to followers and visitors old and new!! Two posts in one today.

First up Tag 11:

Those of you that have been here before know that this is the penultimate tag in this project. Just for a change, I'll give you a quick step by step so you can see a bit of how I got here (and my extremely well worn and dirty craft sheet lol)
I adhered some tissue paper and other scraps (lace, tissue tape, swirl die cuts, hessian, cheese cloth) to my size 10 tag using gel medium.
Next I added flowers and various metal embellishments (again using a ton of gel medium), and when it was dry (leaving it over night) covered it all with a thick layer of Gesso.
I then used several different sprays in soft pinky colours (some Tattered Angels and some home made with perfect pearls and Tattered Rose re-inker mixed with water in a mini mister) and sprayed it all over the tag, but slightly more concentrated over my embellishment clusters.
Next I added a little bit of Dylusions in Melted Chocolate and Black Marble carefully and toned it down with some White Linen. And finally I used a paint brush and some Tattered Angels Coffee, to darken around the embellishment and make them pop a bit more.
Here are some close ups:

 The final step was to add some chit chat stickers and shade around a bit with some charcoal pencil and some background stamping with a Prima stamp. I also added a few highlights with Treasure Gold White Fire.



Now to the winner of the Distress Paints Give Away: (details here)

Wendy L

Please be in touch Wendy with your address so I can send you your paints!

I am entering my tag to the following challenges:
Eclectic Paperie where the theme is Gel Medium
and the incredibly popular new Our Creative Corner where the theme is Anything Goes

Right, that's it for today, thank you for visiting and have a wonderful creative day!!

49 comments:

Maryann said...

A really stunning tag here again Astrid, and thanks sooo much for taking us through the process with it here, that was awesome.
And a biiiiig CONGRATS to Wendy for being the lucky winer too. Please enjoy your prize, when you get it, and a wonderful week-end to everyone here too.

Paula Whittaker said...

Thank you for the little step-by-step on creating your fab tag x

Disco Queen said...

Congratulations Wendy.
Astrid, I love this tag. It is my favourite of the whole set. Thanks for the step by step. Theresa x

Marianne said...

Congrats Wendy! And I love this new tag! Thanks for the step-by-step photo's. xxx Marianne

Sarah said...

Okay, now this tag is my favorite of your series. Very enlightening as to how you arrived at such perfection. Absolutely gorgeous tag, Astrid!

PeggyR said...

I love what you did!

Buttons said...

What a dream of a tag Astrid. Love the subtlety of the colours and all that yummy texture. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

Terry said...

I have been working on a similar project using that technique and am battling big time! Was about ready to just toss it, but you have inspired me with this gorgeous tag and I will give it one more chance!! Love this and all the beautiful details! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

Keren Tamir said...

Fantastic tag!! Love it!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love the soft colours of this tag Astrid, and loved seeing how you put it together. Lots of things to try here, thank you so much!! Can't wait for the last one, aaaand the new cover. ox Marg

Redanne said...

Oh Astrid, this is my favourite of your tags so far (the other are beautiful too), it is so delicate, so detailed, so elegant... I just love it. Thank you too for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

I love this tag Astrid. I must get some of this gel too and give this technique a try. Your tutorial is so well written. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Fanciful Ponderings said...

Your tag is very beautiful. I would not have guessed that was how you made it. Very interesting post!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

So gorgeous, thank you for sharing the technique x

Heather Rogers said...

Amazing Astrid! You must be so patient it looks so very fiddly! Beautiful and worth the effort!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Michelle said...

Fabulous tutorial and even more fabulous tag Astrid, thanks for sharing.

Fandhmum said...

Hi Astrid, this one is so beautiful, thanks for the step by step, it's so interesting to see how you have achieved the effects,
Congrats to Wendy,
Rosie x

Helen Hapsi said...

Its an amazing work of art!! I am now off to my desk to give a try on all those mixed media secrets you revealed!! Thank you Astrid!

Margie said...

Another beautiful tag Astrid and thanks so much for sharing the "how to". Really interesting. Margie x

Netty said...

wow this gorgeous tag has to be my favourite, its sensational Astrid. Hugs Annette x

inkypinkycraft said...

the texture on this tag is yummylicious! been a funny week so apologies that i am late, hugs trace x

Annette Green said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous. Love all the layers and textures and antiquing. Beautiful!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid
Great Tag, and great colour palette, it is muted and soft and very feminine, the secret is obviously your patience; leaving your project to dry overnight,I must try to do that sometime! I attack my mixed media designs all at once which is not always successful. Thanks for the tutorial.
Smiles:)
Sue

Claire said...

Hi Astrid, wow this tag is a real stunner, I just love the way you've created so much texture and dimension. Beautiful!
Claire xx

Dorthe said...

OH Astrid, this is an amazing tag,-again!!
It has so much layers, and I stare on all you added first, and then again covered with new wonderful pieces, adding even more gorgeous effects- and dimention! It is so richly covered with beautiful flowers ,the wing(love it ) and all the other things ,making this a wonderful art piece! Trule a dream to discover !
Hugs,Dorthe

artwolf2009 said...

thanks for sharing your way to get there. A real beauty as always

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Astrid what an incredibly beautiful and harmonious tag. You have created amazing textures and dimension, combined with fabulous techniques to create such a visually appealing work of art.
hugs {brenda} x0x

May said...

WOW, love it... The texture you have created is fabulous Astrid, the colours & detail... Brilliant... thanks so much for the tutorial... & congrats to wendy... Hugs May x x x

butterfly said...

Wow, wow, and wow again - that is a tag and a half, Astrid! The texture and depth of colour variation you've created is astounding, and the words couldn't be more perfect for this whole tag project of yours... I'm blown away by this one.

Thank you so much for sharing it both at eclectic Paperie and at Our Creative Corner - a real delight!
Alison xx

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Just stunning. A feast for the eyes!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love eavery detail here Astrid and all over the deepth in your amazing tag.

Micki said...

Wow, wonderful texture and just gorgeous tag. Thanks so much for playing along with the eTEAM in our eTeam Picks challenge.

milissa d said...

best of luck to you......beautiful

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing all the details too! ~Diane

Teresa Jaye said...

Gorgeous Astrid! This is so beautiful but after seeing the step out I'm even more amazed - wow, can't believe how you make it so beautiful after applying all that gesso! So glad you shared it at eclectic Paperie!

Lori Aragon said...

Oh my goodness! This is soooo beautiful! I am amazed at the process you use to create it. Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us and for the awesome awesome inspiration :)

Heather Jacob said...

breathtaking. absolutely loving the texture and the mono chromatic theme x

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Maravilloso trabajo, besos

Kelly Neis said...

LOVE this tag!! It has so many elements that I love and the soft vintage look is fabulous! I love all of it.
Hugs Kelly

Donna-Marie said...

Great texture and design!!
Thanks for coming out to play with eP!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Thanks for showing your beautiful creativity and 'how' you do it Astrid. I loved seeing the how too, as it is certainly something that intrigues me no end... your texture is always amazing and another stunning card for your tag book.

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

wow ! I'm impressed ! love this one !

Bärbel said...

Das Tag ist großartig, Astrid. Vielen Dank für die Erklärung der Arbeitsschritte, so kann man die Entstehung sehr schön nachvollziehen.
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Broni said...

Your tag is so gorgeous! I love all the interesting and diverse layers! Thanks so much for the step-by-step of what you did! And thanks for linking up to the eP challenge!

Monique said...

WOW, your tag is stunning, I love every little bit of it!

Julia S-W said...

Astrid, this is absolutely beautiful and has everything I love! The texture you have created is totally fabulous and the use of your mists, both purchased and homemade is stunning. Can you tell I like this?!
Sorry it's taken a little while to get here but we have entries coming out of our ears! Can I also thank you for your kind comments on my blog? Coming from someone as talented as you, they mean a great deal!
Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliaxx

Laurart said...

This is stunning Astrid - amazingly beautiful - I adore all of it - the layers, the delicate colours and how you have put together such a skillful beautiful tag! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

Julie Masse said...

What a beautiful tag you created!! Thanks so much for playing with eP! :)

Tracy said...

Astrid..wow...I looove your tag, gorgeous and going to get my gel medium out again and have a go at something similar!!
Thank you for playing along at the eP blog.
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

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