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


  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.

  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

  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!


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

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

  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.

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

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

    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie & more

    Hugs Nicole


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