Thursday, 2 May 2013

Tag a Day project #4


Hello everyone and a warm welcome to visitors and followers old and new!

Today I am sharing tag number 4. This one took a long time to complete as I kept starting over and over again.... There must be about 10 layers underneath what you can see and a lot of Gesso, but hey ho, it is what it is now....
As this project is all about my inner journey, it has a travel kind of theme again. All stamps (apart from the word journey which was made with little alpha stamps) are from La Blanche. I just love their stamps.

Here are some details:

Tim Holtz Tattered Banners die

Big flowers made by me with the help of Spellbinders Rose Creations die, little flowers by Wild Orchid crafts, leaves, fussy cut la Blanche stamps.

Passport stamp by La Blanch, butterflies are part of the stamp, I just stamped them twice to get the 3D effect.

Prima wood button treated with crackle glaze

Well that's it for tag 4, thank you for visiting!

41 comments:

Debi said...

another stunner :-) love the blues, Debi x

Tracie Dean said...

I don't believe you lost your mojo at all!!!
Another beauty!!!

Margyz Paper Games said...

Looove the blues in this tag Astrid and those leaves are amazing. Another beautiful tag. Hope you're starting to feel more 'comfy' with your art again. ox Marg

marda said...

Oh my, I do love this one. Looks like all those layers worked out spectacularly

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid
I wish I could be your partner on your journey, you are creating stunners, even though your mojo is at its low ebb. Your Bg is just mouthwatering, and I bet you had a great time mixing the layers, as it relates warmth and happiness.
You have beautiful texture and gorgeous flowers/elements, the palette is very attractive to the eye.... I love it.
Smiles:)
Sue

Claire said...

Stunning tag Astrid, well worth all the time and all those layers - such beautiful colours
Claire xx

Anke said...

Traumhaft schön, liebe Astrid. Ein ganz besonderes Tag in wundervollen Tagen.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

sharon said...

I can see the depth in the tag, it is wondrous Astrid! Another beauty! I love the roses with the tattered fibers underneath, that is perfect, and blue and green are my favorite! Just lovely!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colours and some great textures created on thistag..anothercgreatbone hugsvtrace x

chrissies said...

The colours and textures are amazing and the little extra touches like the curled raffia are inspirational for sure.

Chrissie x

Paula Whittaker said...

All the layers definitely add that extra something to this tag - can't believe you've lost your mojo when you create these little beauties.
BTW Thank you for leaving me the comment about the CC blog - didn't realise there could have been a problem for some folks in seeing it.

lisa said...

Another stunner, Astrid. The layers give it texture and that colour is just gorgeous. I love how your collage everything, something I struggle with.
Hope you have a good day.
hugs Lisax

Sophie said...

Guten Morgen, Astrid...
ein wunderschönes Tag hast du da gewerkelt.
Die Farben sind ein Traum. Eine tolle Kombination.
Und der Stempel, ja, den kenne ich gut.
Ich habe viele Stempel von Blanche :-)

Umarmung und Grüße von Sophie xx

Maryann said...

And it´s absolutely gorgeous Astrid. I just love how it turned out here, really gorgeous work hun.

Rita said...

Another Fabulous tag Astrid. I adore the textures and the shades of blue. The little bouquet looks wonderful too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Astrid, love the colours, fantastic stamps, great techniques and layers and the perfect outcome.
Hugs Brenda xox

Buttons said...

Love the layers of gesso and texture on this as they've added a different feel to this tag Astrid. And as for those flowers! At first I assumed they'd been bought but no, you've just been really clever when making them (adore the leaves:). Day 4 and another winner here Astrid. Hugs, Jenny x

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!! I love that passport stamp ... gorgeous colours here too Astrid

Redanne said...

Hi Astrid, it was worth every one of those layers to produce a sumptuous tag like this! The colours are gorgeous, really love the stamp and flowers - just beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

Bärbel said...

Die vielen Farbschichten lohnen sich, die Farben, die Gestaltung - das Tag ist wunderschön!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely beautiful, Astrid. I love the sapphire blue you often gravitate towards,

Lucy x

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous and I can really appreciate it when you spend so much time trying to get what you see in your head to appear in front of you! Worth the work too, its gorgeous! ~Diane

Netty said...

wonderful tag Astrid and love the quote for the day........Hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

butterfly said...

They really are beautiful stamps (just ordered my first LBs - should be awaiting me on my return!)... and you've created another beauty of a tag around them. The additional butterflies on the passport are just wonderful, and the depth of the delicious blue-green colours is only enhanced by all those discarded layers underneath... so worth persevering - it's lovely!
Alison x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Eine großartige Kombination von Farben Formen und Dekoration, ein richtig kleines Kunstwerk.
xox Anja

Margie said...

Bet you were pleased you didn't give up and all those layers were definitely worth the "Journey". The details such as the flowers, the butterflies and that gorgeous stamping make this a real stunner. Margie x

Barb said...

Oh my, my favorite colors, your tag is stunning, luv the various layers and elements.

ike said...

Another gorgeous creation Astrid. Fantastic colour and I love all the elements you have used.
IKE xx

May said...

Fabulous tag, Love the texture & great colours, I agree LB Stamps are fabulous I don't use mine enough... Thank you for great inspiration... Hugs May x x x

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful colours on here, Astrid, and your flowers are beautiful 'tis rather stunning
Rosie x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

just found out your project, I am fully supportive and will try and encourage you so that you meet your mojo again !!!
for what I see you are on the right way !
take care dearest!

Marjie Kemper said...

This may be my favorite of yours so far.... dreamy and stunning in every way!

Dorthe said...

And it is so beautiful,- so many layers gave it its very special colourtones, and texture- and your flowers and butterflyes make it live and look like a dreamy and lovely place,where I want to take a walk !!
So amazing dear Astrid.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Martina2801 said...

A most delightful and lovely tag, dear Astrid! Wundervoll :-)
Have a nice weekend my friend (here
it's been raining since last night without a break :-()

Dianne said...

And it is another gorgeous tag, love the thick:) background, love all those nibs.Your curly ques hanging from the clock are fabulous, and the tiny piece of gauze on the bottom so kool,love how you made the sides of the word just a fabulous tag my dear. Oh and what a dha I am, I was showing all your tags to my DS when I finally clued in your book is already made just waiting for the these tags to be added, it will be quite a piece of artwork.. Thanks for sharing and getting me all a twitter:):)Have a wonderful weekend..

Susie Bentz said...

Dimension dimension dimension! This one is definitely my favorite

Sandy said...

So very pretty - marvelous colors. Your tag has so much depth - I really want to reach out and touch it!
Sandy

Terry said...

Honestly, Astrid, I just love your choice of colors and how you work them! This is sooooooo beautiful in every way! Love the texture and those flowers and butterflies are just perfect! Hugs!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely a play of art Astrid,,,,,,,woww,wowww,,,what a colorful colors my friend.love it.

Matilde said...

It's gorgeous!

Matilde said...

It's gorgeous!

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