Friday 26 August 2011

Travel with the Stamp Man

This is my design piece for the Stamp Man challenge this week and the lovely Frankie has chosen the theme 'Travel'. Since I just came back off holiday you would think this would be easy for me - but no, it tested my imagination again. Hurry up Mr Mojo and give me some spontaneity.

Inspiration has come from these challenges - Simon Says Stamp and Show is also travel, Take a Word - Old fashioned (the plane certainly is) and The Paper Variety has another travel theme.

Anyway I created a tag card. On the front I glued some TH atlas paper then swooshed it a bit in paints and dry stippled some over it too. Then I spritzed with gold mist. Over that I blended DIs and edged the whole card with vintage photo. I've stamped the sentiment and other bits straight onto the card and stamped the plane onto copper metal, made a tape sandwich with strong card and cut it out, sealing the edges with a metal tool. Using a trinket pin, I added a philosophy tag to the ribbon.

I used the stains and spritz for the inside of the card and made it look like a place for the correspondence with a MME stamp and using a TH 'post card' stamp as well.

I have a friend having her 60th birthday coming up, so I might use this as her birthday card as she just loves to travel.

TH paper stash - crowded attic
TH die - tag
Adirondack paint dabber - smidge of blue, yellow pastel
Crown metallic paint - refresh
TH stamps - air travel
Cosmic Shimmer - rich gold
DIs - shabby shutters, scattered straw, vintage photo
Archival Ink - black
Moon Glow spritz - horny toad teal
Starburst Stains - pulpit teal, sea mint green

I hope you will pop over to the challenge blog to see all the wonderful creations from the amazing team and hopefully you will find the inspiration to take part. Don't forget there is a £10 voucher for the Stamp Man shop for the lucky winner chosen by the DT.

Have a wonderful weekend, I am off to Birmingham to celebrate an 18th birthday.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Netty said...

This is such a terrific tag Brenda and the copper aeroplane totally gives it the wow factor. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Margreet said...

This is just awesome Brenda....the plane is gorgeous...and the inside is so lovely...enjoy your stay in Birmingham!
xxx Margreet

Fliss said...

Brenda this is absolutely stunning and the plane is totally fabulous - such a clever way to do it.
The background and insides look wonderful too.
Have a lovely weekend at the celebration.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely tag Brenda...great airplane! Have a great weekend in Birmingham. Bruce had his first chemo Wednesday, so we're taking one day at a time.
Joyce xx

Ellie Knol said...

WOW!!!! Love all of it!

Gerri Herbst said...

Magnificent tag today! You do inking so well! Have a nice weekend dearie, gerri.

Claire said...

Wow Brenda, what a stunning tag card. I love the background and that metal plane looks amazing. Have a great weekend
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Love your tag card Brenda. The plane is stunning ! Sue C x

Joan said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, the copper plane is brilliant. Enjoy your weekend


Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous! No missing mojo there! Hope you have a great time at Charlotte's birthday. CU soon,

Lucy x

Berry said...

This is utterly stunning Brenda I love it completely and all the fab Holtzy elements hugs Rebekah xx

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, Your tag card is wonderful. Love the background with the paint splodges. Hope you had a great holiday. Take care and have a great week. Angela

Terry said...

Brenda, This tag/card could not be more perfect for a travel theme! Love all the stamping and colors on the background paper. You have created an awesome collage of images and love the plane! Your friend will just love this for her 60th B-day, well if you decide to part with it! Have a fabby day!

Anonymous said...

I so love the idea of the tag actually being a card, makes it so much more special.
Wonderful stamping.

Martina said...

This is incredible, Brenda! I love everything about it.

Shirl said...

Ooooh now this is interesting maybe we could do something like this when I come to play, love it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Candy C said...

Hi Brenda! I am in love with your travel card! The stamped background is amazingly beautiful! LOVE the colors you chose to go with on this one and how you distressed all the edges and so forth...perfection! The copper metal plane is really cool, too! Love the trinket pin and the philosophy tag attached as well. Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Greet piece Brenda, love the background and the aeroplane on metal is the perfect touch as is the Philosophy tag. Fabulous. Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. Tracy x

Jackie said...

This is fabulous! Glad you could play along with TPV this week!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wohow, that's fantastic, such a wonderful tag.

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Brenda this looks fantastic love the map background and that image is totally ACE.
Lorraine x

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is fab, I love the colours and the inside is just gorgeous!!!trace x

Jamilie said...

This is just FABULOUS!!! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

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What a fantastic idea to make a tag card!!! I love the colors on the front map part and the idea-ology pieces you've chosen : ) The inside is cool too!!

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Nancy Wethington said...

Fabulous tag! Love the airplane and how you made the tag open! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Anonymous said...

Truly stunning!

Pam Pritzl said...

WOW ... this is stunning! I love the vintage feel to this one ... thanks for playing with us this week over at TPV!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda! Your travel tag card is amazing! I love what you did with the airplane. It is neat how you finished off the inside of your card, too. Thanks for stopping by my card with kind words on recent posts. It is most appreciated. Best, Yvonne