Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Paris Exposition Tag

I had a bit of time on Saturday between hair cuts, craft room shopping and going out in the evening and I made this tag using new Artistic Outpost stamps, Paris Exposition, acquired before Christmas. I want to enter The Artistic Outpost Referral Program, which this month is Anything Goes and I am just gonna make the 'Follow Your Muse' challenge over at Frilly and Funkie as that's what I did and that's where I got the stamps from too, Linda's great Funkie Junkie boutique.



Background dipped in distress inks, stamped over with archival black then used watercolour pencils to colour in some of the images. 


Inked the edge of the tag with vintage photo then covered the whole thing with embossing ink and thick embossing crystals  Did this part of the process twice then put the tag in the fast freeze. After about half an hour I took it out and cracked it and rubbed over with vintage photo. This makes the colours look so bright but aged with the cracks in it. 



Finished it off by stamping some of the text stamps from the same set, colouring them with zig watercolour pens and the watercolour pencils again, washed over them with water and distressed the edges. Completed with some vintage gold thread, some ribbon and charms.


I just love these Artistic Outpost stamps, they give such a clear image and are great fun to work with.



Other Challenges to have fun with -
Sugar Creek Hollow - Tic tac Toe  - I have taken the middle line Embossing Ribbon, Distressing


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31 comments:

My name is Cindy said...

Awesome.... and I just love the 'in between shopping, hairdo and going out'...... Multi tasker extraordinaire!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Amazing Brenda! Love your technique especially! Some of my favorite AO stamps. Have a great week. Hugs, Yvonne

Romantyczka said...

niesamowicie piękna praca, napatrzeć się nie mogę, brawo!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful tag Brenda and you used my Favorite AO stamps!
hugs Lynn

inkypinkycraft said...

A really eautiful tag, great colours and lovethe freezer idea...looks fab! Trace x

Buttons said...

Utterly stunning Brenda. Love the freezer trick and the layering on your tag gives it some fantastic dimension. Hugs, Jenny x
Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful tag; love the colours,

Lucy x

brenda said...

A super creation for our challenge Brenda.

Thanks so much sharing your inspiration with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

B x

lynne said...

Beautiful, delicate colours used on this fabulous tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just completely gorgeous, Brenda! Such excellent use of that stamp set. I love the colors and how you created the background. It has such an authentic vintage feel to it.

Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

Brenda, Paris perfection!!! I am thrilled that you are joining in the Referral Program at AO. Love the tag background with those large cracks and how you combined these fabulous stamps! Love this tag! Hugs!

Amy Yingling said...

What an amazing tag Brenda, Love It!
Amy Yingling
The Crafty Book Nerd

Lisa Jane said...

just beautiful Brenda - never been to Paris but imagine it just like that
Lisa x

Cec said...

Super gorgeous with wonderful stamping. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous tag - I love the colours. It is all very delicate.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a gorgeous tag, love the scene and the coloring. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Junibears said...

Gorgeous tag! I don't know how you come up with all these wonderful ideas Brenda! xx

Joan said...

gorgeous tag made with fab stamps and great techniques

Sophie said...

Was für ein bezaubernd schönes Tag.
Die zarten Farben und die herrlich plazierten Stempel sind der absoluter "Hingucker"

Herzlichst Sophie

Shar said...

Stunning!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, Brenda, this is fabulous! Saw it on Pinterest and had to pop over here IMMEDIATELY. Love it!!!

Margaret said...

I love the aged look you achieved with the cracked embossing. It goes so well with the images! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful tag with us at Anything But a Card.

Heather said...

Wonderful Tag! Love the stamping!!
Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
Hugs
Heather

Gráinne said...

A gorgeous tag, I love it, and I like the muted colors very much.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag, love your use of color! Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost!

Juls said...

oooooh gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Julia S-W said...

I love the stamped images here Brenda and the way you've combined them works so well. Never heard of your freezer technique before but sounds like a great idea and the resulting effect is perfect.
Thanks for joining the Anything But A Card challenge this time.
Juliaxx

butterfly said...

How did I miss this?! Absolutely wonderful tag, Brenda - beautiful depth to the scene, and such wonderful splashes of colour - I love it. Lovely to have you join us at Artistic Outpost!
Alison x

Christy said...

LOVE the hot air balloon theme...this turned out awesome! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the tie it up challenge at Anything But A Card! What a fabulous tag with so many details! Love those stamps and inks!

Rein said...

Gorgeous tag, love the vintage look!