Thursday, 28 February 2013

A Sentimental Tag

I'm really enjoying the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from Stampin' Up's exclusive range of 
Sale-A-Bration  exclusive free products.

I took the next project a little further and concentrated on creating a variety of textures that grew as the work evolved. I did have a plan in my head, but as usual, that plan took different directions as the Tag evolved. I love working that way. It is very satisfying not to be restricted by parameters, and I think allows the creative process to really flow. 

Here are a couple of detail shots of parts of the tag.


 My colour range is yellow, craft, artichoke and early espresso on vanilla card.
For the image I used the Rock 'n Roll technique: firstly inking the image with Artichoke then rolling the edges in Early Espresso. This makes such an interesting two colour image and I love the little hint of serendipity where one doesn't quite know how things will work out. I used images from French Foliage to compliment the main image that is another stamp from the Feeling Sentimental stamp set. 


 A variety of textures were created using the Big Shot and the Stampin' Up Embossing Folders: Chevron and Stripes. These areas were over stamped with images from French Foliage and sponged with Artichoke and Espresso inks.
I used Craft, Yellow and Artichoke Seam Binding with some Linen Thread to create the tie at the top, and a little scrap of Crochet Trim as a detail and added texture on the tag.


This was really fun to make and I'd love to try it in a variety of colour ranges.
I do hope you enjoy these projects and that you will give them a try. 

I think this project fits the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps challenge - must include stamping
Stampavie and More - Tag It challenge 188
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty


8 comments:

  1. Didn't even know you could get yellow seam binding! Now I have to have some! This tag is Gorgeous. I love the cut out French Foliage Leaves.

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  2. Hi Ann. Your vintage style tag is amazing. I love all the detailing ... and of course, your stamped image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll

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  3. Such a beautiful tag!! Love it! Love that image!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  4. We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

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  5. This is stunning! Gorgeous stamping on your beautifully vintage tag! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx


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  6. Wow - amazing tag! I love that new set and how you've used it. Thanks for sharing with us this week at ATS&M.

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  7. So elegant vintage tag and beautiful decorated :-)
    Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More this time :-)
    Hugs from Karin

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  8. Your TAG looks just gorgeous...love the style :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie & more

    Hugs Nicole

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