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:

milissa d said...

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

Brenda Brown said...

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

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous tag, Astrid, love the Vintage style

Dots Dabbles said...

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

inkypinkycraft said...

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

May said...

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

Marianne said...

What a gorgeous tag!!
xxx Marianne

Maryann Laursen said...

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

Mia said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! :-)))

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tag.

Terry said...

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!

Marisa Job said...

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

Redanne said...

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

nit@ said...

this is just gorgeous!

Ria Gall said...

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

Elly said...

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)

Netty said...

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

Tone M. said...

So sweet and wonderfull

Paper Profusion said...

Exquisite! Nicola x

Sue C said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Chris said...

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 :-)

Sue Butler said...

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

craftimamma said...

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

Chris said...

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

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

Annie said...

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

Lillibelle said...

What a fantastic, romantic Vintage tag! Gorgeous details!

Anita Houston said...

EXCEPTIONAL!!!!! PINNING!

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

Margaret Mifsud said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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

Craft hugs from Shirl x x

Heather Jacob said...

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

chrissies said...

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

Love Chrissie xx

Leila Egebjerg said...

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

Heather Rogers said...

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

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sandie Edwards said...

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.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Nicecrane Designs said...

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

Fandhmum said...

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

Bärbel said...

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

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely exquisite!

Lucy x

Buttons said...

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

Dorthe said...

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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