Thursday, 31 January 2013

You're so beautiful tag

I wanted to create a Valentine themed tag but with an industrial twist and this is the result. 
It's rather difficult to photo but I think you can see the effects.


I have used the faux riveted metal technique as taught us by the great man himself, Tim Holtz, and added dimension using Maimeri modelling paste mixed with some red metallic acrylic paint and applied over a cogs and gears mask using a palette knife.
 I left it to dry while I made the little cherub using the movers and shapers die, painting it with white acrylic paint and walnut stain distress ink for the body and some black and white paint for the wings, then stamping the Crafty Individuals 161 text stamp over it. I covered this with UTEE and sprinkled some glamour dust over the wings. 


I used the same technique for the hearts but used the red metallic paint with the white.  
The butterfly is one of my downloads that I use also covered with embossing powder and I added other accents of black using ribbon, words and a scrap of Tim's vintage lace die-cut. Don't you just love that cute little heart? It's available from the Craft's Too Vintage Selection along with some fabulous keys, available at The Art of Craft. It's well worth taking a look at this range, the embellishments are such good value.   
I hope your week is going well and that you have been able to take advantage of more crafting time.See you soon and thanks so much for visiting me and looking at what I create, I love to know who has popped by so if you have a moment please stop and say hello. Thank you to all the new followers who have joined me lately I hope you find some inspiration here, please leave me a message if you are a new follower with a link to your blog so that I can come and say hello to you too.     Hope you are getting inky this week.   Hugs {brenda} x0x Challenges to have fun with -Try It on Tuesday - Valentine with at least one heart              Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes    Stampotique - Whatever makes you happy - lots here for that - tags, distress, sparkle, butterfly and happy hearts. Sugar Creek Hollow - Lots of layers (metal, alcohol inks, paint, modelling paste, die-cuts, words) I hope that's enough lol).    Photobucket

48 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Brenda, great industrial background. Love the hearts and cherub. Fabulous layout. Tracy x

artwolf2009 said...

what a wonderful tag with so many details and structure

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Kathyk said...

It's just GORGEOUS Brenda and love the rivetted metal technique you've acquired!

I don't about everyone else but I see something odd with your formatting in that your materials appear vertically rather than horizontally - anyone else see it too?

Happy Thursday - hope you aren't too blown away!

Kathyk

Suzi B said...

OH Wow! fabulous tag
I'm blown away this morning seeing fabulous paintings and texture in Blogland, this is no exception
Suzi B x

inkypinkycraft said...

What a gorgeous tag and no wonder it make a you happy! It's is gorgeous! I lovethe background against tose fab hearts!! Loveit hugs trace x

Margreet said...

brilliant tag, Brenda...love that little cherub so much...as the tag itself says: so beautiful.

Wow, such great news about Becca...well done girl! Please, give her my love.

xxx Margreet

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda. Love the dimension.
Joyce xx

Gio said...

This is the grungiest and beautiful Valentine tag I've ever seen. Love it!!

butterfly said...

Wowzers! What a fantastic hit of grungy textured Valentine beauty! This is amazing, Brenda...
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, Brenda!

Lucy x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i think you met your brief... its gorgeous .. love all the embossing
Lisa x

Paper Profusion said...

Seriously and fabulously tactile tag with a great sense of movement. Love the sprinkles of glamour dust versus the industrial grunge. Its brilliantly chunky. Nicola x

Netty said...

Loving your vintage and grungy tag Brenda, its stunning, x

Evil Edna said...

this is just wonderful so well thought out and put together. thank you for sharing.EE

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, Brenda, such an amazing tag - the textured background and all the elements - just wonderful.

Karin said...

Fabulous tag, love the background!!

Redanne said...

Love your gorgeous tag Brenda, the rivet background is so effective with the red hearts and the metallic looking cogs - love everything about this tag. Hugs, Anne x

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Your tag is STUNNING! So many amazing elements! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Sue said...

Fab tag Brenda love it!

TAM said...

Stunning tag Brenda - just love this technique

Meggymay said...

Awesome tag, love the textures and details. Thankyou for sharing it with us at TioT's as well.
Yvonne x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, love your design &the metal effect of the technique you used. Amazing!

Anita Houston said...

FAB-U-LOUS!!! Love the design for sure...amazing texture too! I love it all! YUMMY!

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
I think the Bg you have created is a huge Wow, my eyes want to look and look and look, it holds so much interest, it is uniquely gorgeous, all the texture that is oozing from the Tag is engaging I wish I could run my fingers over it, I am touching the screen but it is not giving me any satisfaction, I can only imagine what it feels like.
Your Hearts hold such richness and warmth and contrasts surprisingly well to the hardness of the metal element.
I love it.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rica said...

A stunning tag Brenda, a wonderful design and colours, your valentine elements are beautiful and brilliant with all the fabulous textures.

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge
hugs
Heather xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Zoe said...

Brenda, that tag is really great! I really really like it, so many cute details - amazing!
Best regards,
Zoe

Buttons said...

Love the use of paste over the metal and the beautiful hearts. What a superb tag Brenda. You've definitely achieved your aim here. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, hugs Jenny x

coco said...

Fabulous tag, wowwww !!! Love the way you made your angel and the hearts too in particular... Thank you for sharing :) Coco x

zandra said...

Love all the textures, great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, this tag is very impressive!
Stunning creation!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! ~Diane

2amscrapper said...

amazing technique---stunning tag!

Kaz said...

Such a fab tag, thanks for sharing your bit of happy for Stampotique.

Gillian .... said...

Utterly gorgeous Brenda, congrats on your Tim win:) xx

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is very pretty. I love the sparkly hearts and the metal one. The cupid is so pretty with the glittery wings. Great tag. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow Vintage Lots of Layers challenge! See you again soon. Renee

Ephemera said...

LOVE THIS certainly a winning tag, supreme crafting Brenda xx

Terry said...

Lots of Tim goodness happening on this tag! Wow, Brenda! This is so awesome! Love all the texture and colors. Truly a work of art. You know I mixed some alcohol ink into modeling paste and it was very pastel, so I did not use it. I will try paint, but with the white modeling paste, not sure! Very clever! Happy Sunday! Hugs!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Love this fantastic tag with all its different techniques and that cherub looks fabulous.
Thanks for sharing at TioT
Avril xx

Reflective Art Studio said...

Stunning Stunning and more stunning.
Love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Challenge this week.
Warmly-
Sarinda

Marjie Kemper said...

what a wonderful tag! I love that third heart in metal to compliment your gorgeous handmade ones. The embossed cherub in AMAZING. This is over-the-top gorgeous!

nefertiti said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda!!!!!!bisous

Ellie Knol said...

GORGEOUS!! I am going to use this as inspiration- so worth it!

My name is Cindy said...

Hello Brenda - loving this tag!! I bet it's even better IRL as well. Thanks for joining us at TioT Cindy

Gemma said...

gorgeous tag Brenda, very steampunk-esque :) xx

Alexa said...

You've really outdone yourself with this tag Brenda - it's totally gorgeous! Can't comment on parts of it because it is all so lovely! Glad you shared it with us at TioT too! xx

Ana K. said...

Really beautiful work, Brenda! I love all mixed media and texture!
I am first time here and I must admit that your work is trully inspiring!
Hugs from Slovenia