Tuesday, 11 June 2013

On Safari with Crafty Individuals

Just love this grungy tag using one of the two stamps in a new set from Crafty Individuals. Yes CI – 390 has this gorgeous giraffe on it as well as the most endearing elephant and calf, so if you are in summer mode, if you are going on safari this year then this could be the set for you.
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I started by cutting a tag from a corrugated box using the Tim Holtz tag and bookplates die, then tearing some of the paper down one side to reveal the corrugations. (It is a real word, I looked it up lol – it means the state of being corrugated so I think it fits ok). Next I smooshed antique linen, walnut stain and broken china onto my craft mat and used the wrinkle free technique to cover my tag.
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Next I rubbed the same three colours and a tiny bit of Decoart transparent yellow iron oxide on a piece of craft card, spritzed with water and used my finger a bit to move the paints around to get this amazing effect.
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When it was perfectly dry I stamped the giraffe using coffee archival and heat set it. To finish off I again used the translucent yellow iron oxide to paint in the giraffe and a tiny bit of Fresco Finish translucent inky pool for the stamps, mixing the two paints together in places.
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I used the CI crackle stamp to create some texture on the tag and maybe it looks a bit like animal skin?
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I then mixed more paint to stamp the sentiment.
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Use covered flower wire for the embellishment
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I gathered up my other bits and altered everything including the pin, the journey tag, the string and even the staples for the tiny attacher.
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I hope you are having a good week. Anyone off to the Isle if Wight Festival this weekend. We are and hoping for a return if that lovely sunshine we had last week. Fingers crossed.

hugs {brenda} x0x

41 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh totally LOVE this Brenda!! Such a fab colour combo and the corrugation :) on the tag adds so much texture. The stamping and other altered elements so carefully put together make for one fantastic tag, super make!!

Deborah said...

owowowowowow that is the most brilliant tag.I probably wouldn't have looked twice at that CI stamp but you have used it brilliantly!

Paula Whittaker said...

gorgeous

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love all the details in your painting, so many techniques, so very awesome! ~Diane

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda! I have had my eye on this new CI stamp. You have helped me want to order NOW! Beautifully executed. Love how you are intertwining DecoArt products into your projects. They have been staples in the US for many, many years! Love all the little details that went into you tag and all the photos from which to learn. Thanks for your continued friendship and encouragement. It means a lot to me! Hugs, Yvonne

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wowowowow, this tag is breathtaking, Brenda, wonderful colors, techniques and images. Love every detail

Kathyk said...

Super duper tag Brenda and loving your colour choice - enjoy the I-o-W

Kathyk

2amscrapper said...

stunning! perfect in every way!

butterfly said...

Fabulous, Brenda... the painty effects on the corrugated card are simply sensational - a wonderful tag! Do hope you have a wonderful time on the IoW!
Alison xx

Glennis said...

A brilliant tag Brenda - what a great use for a cardboard box!

Daniele said...

what a scrummy distressed tag Brenda, love the background
hugs

Christi Conley said...

I would NEVER think to use half of what you do in your art - your work makes me look at everything differently - thank you so much!

Lisa Jane said...

Just beautiful.. love the giraffe image
Lisa x

Fandhmum said...

The background on this is just gorgeous and lots of fab texture and techniques
Rosie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fantastic Brenda - what a super background with the corrugations! and those lovely colours. Lots of lovely textures and colours all round and a great safari feel.

Enjoy the Isle of Wight x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, love the backgrounds and details. This stamp set will have to go on my new wish list.
Yvonne x

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, love the background and the flower wire is awesome ! Sue C x

kateri said...

I love this tag. I didn't understand some of the processes you used, but it was so beautiful.

Karin said...

wow fabulous tag, beautiful colors and the background is gorgeous!!
Groetjes Karin

Terry said...

I am in love with that background, Brenda! Love what you did with the paints and corrugation! That is one fabulous image! Love this! Hugs!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, love the texture & colours.

catherine said...

This looks fantastic Brenda and everything goes so well together. love the image and colours. Have a brilliant weekend - would love to go there one year!!
x catherine

Alexa said...

This is totally lovely Brenda - wish I was going on safari then I could justify buying the set! Sorry I've not been by in a while ... life gets in the way sometimes! Hope all is well with you ... xx

Alison said...

Fabulous tag Brenda...I adore everything about it!
Alison xx

Gio said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
The background speaks for itself,it was beautiful from the first step..and you enriched it more. The stamp!!! I ehrm was giving up to use it, but now you inspire me to try.
Thanks for sharing Brenda!

Chris Warner said...

I love this one Bren, the palette is gorgeous. Love the design too and the image is fab. Chris xxx PS Love the new light and airy feel to your new blog theme.

Von said...

Fabulous tag Brenda :)
Von ♥

Silvia(Barnie) said...

An amazing tag with fabulous details. Love the corrugated cardboard background.

Lillibelle said...

What a fantastic idea!
It looks sooooooooooo great.
I love the wonderful details.

Tincan Crafter said...

Brenda - this is too cool and beautiful for a bunch of reasons. Firstly because it is just beautiful, secondly because it is Safari themed. I always want to do more "local" (read South African)type projects but I find that there arent too many options in terms of "Africa" themed stamps that dont look too cartoony, or some non-African designer's idea of patterns, images etc out of Africa. They get points for effort, but most times the images border on slightly offensive for an African market. After all - not every tribal person in the continent of Africa is a Masai warrior right? Your tag hit all the right spots for me though!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is one gorgeous tag, Brenda! I love all the texture... have been ogling it for a few minutes here. Off to pin...

sally said...

What a fab SAFARI tag, puts. E in the mood for a holiday (it is the w/e after all!)

Sally

Mary Elizabeth said...

Stunning background for your safari stamps!!! Love the finish you achieved with the paints and the corrugations :) provide the perfect tag backdrop for it all. Incredible piece Brenda!!! Enjoy your weekend!

-- Mary Elizabeth

Ephemera said...

Hiya, Brenda, oooh love it, the colours immediately transport you to Africa, beautifully stamped, a fab tag. Have a great weekend. xx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Giraffes are my favorite! The layers and shabby feel and stitching are just fabulous!

Martina2801 said...

Oh Brenda, you have again made quite fantastic artwork! Really gorgeous!

inkypinkycraft said...

fantastic colours and textures!
xx hugs trace x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful use of these unusual stamps,

Lucy x

Buttons said...

Love the fake crackle and partial tearing on the corrugated background and the marbling effect on the giraffe background. Seriously clever and effective work that transport me to the Serengeti. Hugs, Jenny x

Juls said...

love it!! Love all the texture!!! Hugs Juls

Anna said...

What a beautiful tag! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing the techniques you used. Going to have to give them a try.