Sunday, 23 June 2013

Muse of Poets

Hello everyone and happy Sunday to you all!

It's not often I post in the middle of the day as most of my posts are scheduled, but by the time I had finished this tag it was too late and dark to photograph it, so for once a project straight off the press so to speak.

The image on the center of the tag is from Nicecrane's beautiful Muse of Poets sheet. I love the romantic vintage feel of these images. I printed it in black and white, cut it with one of my Spellbinder dies (Floral Ovals) and then gave it a hint of colour with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.

I made the background for the tag by first adding some texture with the help of embossing folders and stencils with texture paste (Tim Holtz Texture Fades and Dylusions stencil with Liquitex Ceramic Stucco). Then added colour with the help of Distress paints (Antique Linen and Weathered Wood). I stamped an ancient text stamp with Picket Fence Distress paint and then deepened the colours of my tag with a combination of the same colours of Distress Ink. I forgot to take photos of the background (well it was too dark anyway), but here are some close ups:


The Ephemera behind the lovely lady are from the Graphics Fairy. I printed them in black and white on ordinary copy paper. Crumpled them up and then coloured them with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap again.
The big flowers I made myself from paper coloured in exactly the same way as my background. Finally I added some little flowers, a little clay heart and seam binding dyed with the same colours again, to finish it all off.


Well, hope you liked my romantic tag.  Nicecrane has many gorgeous collage sheets and they are very reasonably priced!
Thank you for visiting, here it's pouring with rain and cold, hope it is more summery where you are. Still, makes for good crafting weather so have a creative day!!

47 comments:

  1. that's amazing...........beautiful

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  2. Such a gorgeous shabby vintage tag Astrid, the textured background looks amazing behind the pretty lady which is framed perfectly. I love the flowers and the softness of the ribbon and that heart finishes it all of beautifully.
    Cold, grey, breezy with a touch of rain in the air here, brrrr feels like autumn already.
    Have a happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  3. A gorgeous tag, Astrid, love the Vintage style

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  4. Hi Astrid. The background is amazing on this piece, and the colours so soft and feminine...sooo much to love, and very romantic :)
    Dot x

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, everything just sings together , gorgeous shabby chic inspiration, beautiful almost enchanting colours....an elegant and wow just almost romantically magical make ! Love it! Hugs x

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  6. Simply Gorgeous... Beautiful image & the detail on the tag is amazing.... Hugs May x x x

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  7. What a gorgeous tag!!
    xxx Marianne

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  8. Another gorgeous tag here Astrid, and as beautiful as always. Your work is sooo amazing hun.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous ! :-)))

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  10. Pure romance! The background texture and colors are delicious! Love those flowers and the image is tinted so beautifully. So many lovely layers! Love this tag! Hugs!

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  11. Beautiful tag!! Love the way you did your background, the colors are fabulous!!

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  12. You really have created the most gorgeous background Astrid. Love the wonderful Nicecrane image and the beautiful flowers. A really beautiful tag. Hugs, Anne x

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  13. Hi Astrid
    this has such a romantic vintage feel to it, it is a truly beautiful tag
    Ria

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  14. If i had a favorite before....well,i have a new one with this tag (:o)I love you colour combinations but when it comes to vintage...i'm melting away (:o)

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  15. You really do make the most delicious tags Astrid and this one is a true beauty. Annette x

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  16. Beautiful tag Astrid, I love the image and the background is gorgeos.
    Wet, windy and cold here, forgotten what Summer is ! Sue C x

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  17. So delicately vintage - enchanting ephemera, beautiful colours and the central image is just lovely. A really wonderful tag, Astrid - straight out of Jane Austen - and, yes, it's delicious!
    Alison xx

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  18. WOW what an amazing breathtaking tag. Love the romantic vintage look!

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  19. Superb in every way and your background is wonderful, so many textures and details to catch the eye. I love the image too, romantic indeed. Chris :-)

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  20. Hello Astrid
    This is such an exquisite Tag, you have used the Nicecrane image perfectly, Ignacio will be thrilled with the result.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  21. This is beautiful as is all your work Astrid. Love the soft vintage colours and layers of different media. |Beautiful image too!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  22. Fabulous tag, Astrid. Love the textured background, colours and image and beautiful flowers.

    I've got the heating on :( ....

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  23. Fabulous tag Astrid and I love those images. There is so much detail and I love it.

    Look forward to our crafty day tomorrow x

    Annie x

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  24. What a fantastic, romantic Vintage tag! Gorgeous details!

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  25. wow what a great tag, I really love the texture on the background, the lovely vintage look of the colours , all the beautifull details, a really amazing tag!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  26. wow what a great tag, I really love the texture on the background, the lovely vintage look of the colours , all the beautifull details, a really amazing tag!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  27. Stunning tag Astrid. I so love the way you do your backgrounds, they are really gorgeous and I love the vintage look of this one. Beautiful colour, gorgeous textures, totally awesome!! ox

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  28. Cannot describe how much I love this tag Astrid. Fabulous.

    Craft hugs from Shirl x x

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  29. you never disappoint me Astrid, always such stunning creations . love them all xoox

    thanks for all your love you leave me on my blog xoxox

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  30. A very beautiful image made even more beautiful with the tag you created around it.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  31. wow! I love this Tag, just my colors.
    It is well made and very inspiring. Beautiful put together.
    Hugs Leila.

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  32. Beautiful Astrid! So well thought out and put together you never cease to amaze me.Very subtle colouring - beautiful!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  33. Astrid, this tag is so full of amazinglyness (I know not a word, but I like being unique LOL)... I adore this so much, everything about it is stunning.

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  34. So lovely! The image is delightful and you have set it off beautifully with the spellbinders frame and the soft vintage color palette. Your textured background is amazing and really makes this tag special. I am totally drooling over this one!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  35. Beautiful! I love the alphabet on the side and the photo is so pretty! ... Yesterday it was awful weather but today despite the wind it is sunny

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  36. Another absolutely stunning tag, Astrid. The attention to detail and the soft colors make it a favorite...until your next one!

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  37. Wowww Astrid,,,,,love this vintage tag,,,,so elegant , so antique,,,,love your incredible spellbinder die cut,,,,,and the way you used my Muse of Poets,,,,pict,i am thingin to create anew set with these old ladies,,,,,,I am falling in love with youe embossing folders Astrid

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  38. Wow, Astrid this is breathtaking. So romantic and the most beautiful colours
    Rosie x

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  39. Ein traumhaft schönes Tag, ich liebe diese wunderbare Gestaltung!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  40. Such a beautiful and wistful tag - the perfect way to show off this fantastic Nicecrane Designs image. Love your flowers and the stencilling on this Astrid. Hugs, Jenny x

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  41. Dear Astrid ,
    this is just the most beautiful, romantic tag ever, what lovely soft blue/grey tones, and all your texture that you are so amazingly clever doing- This is a true treasure !!
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

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