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


Harlequin Dreams for Crafty Individuals

Another collage style card for Jean at Crafty Individuals.

I stamped the harlequin stamp four times to create the background then used the CI gothic door stamp on some basic grey paper and die cut the Crafty Individuals Lacewing Butterfly. 

Not sure if you can see the Treasure Gold I rubbed on the butterfly and painted with my water brush on the door.

With a strip from one of the CI background paper books, some dictionary paper, and a pen nib,it just all came together.

Well alot of our snow melted yesterday but it's been really cold overnight. I hope it isn't too slippery out there and I hope you are safe and warm if you have been affected by it.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} xox