Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Chunky Steam Train Tag for Crafty Individuals

I was rather pleased with the effects of this tag card using the Chunky Steam Train Tag image, one of the brand new releases from Crafty Individuals.
I am trying to use up some of my paper stacks and loved the map design for the backing to create a tag card.
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The main image was watercoloured using a Tim Holtz water brush and vintage photo, weathered wood, black soot and frayed burlap distress inks.
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The dark kraft card was covered with a text mask, inked through with walnut stain distress ink and covered with clear embossing powder and heated to give this cool text effects.
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The 'Wishes' sentiment (another one of the latest releases) was stamped in antique linen distress paint and when perfectly dry I blended vintage photo and frayed burlap distress inks over it then edged it with walnut stain., wiping the inks gentle from the stamped image to reveal the lighter design.
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The background paper is from the DCWV Trade Winds 12 x 12 paper stack and I used a clock stamp and ticket stamps from CI to bridge the focal images.
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I also added an old natural rusted key, you can see the number on it.
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Have a wonderful week and hopefully some time to get your hands inky.


hugs Benda xx

42 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card! Hugs, Valerie

Jane said...

A gorgeous tag card Brenda with so many rusty elements to it..the little key you found is fab. I hope your to do list is getting shorter..hugs xx

Deborah said...

Love your masculine tag card, Brenda. Good luck on getting through the printed paper!

She King said...

A gorgeous Tag card Brenda....love the Train stamp, you have used it to perfection. x

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely vintage styled tag.

sally said...

You've definitely done this stamp justice, that is a great masculine card or indeed a train enthusiast's dream :-)

Sally

Redanne said...

Your composition is always outstanding Brenda, I really love this and that train stamp is now on my wish list! Hugs, Anne xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous tag and love the train image.
luv
Debby

nightingalehoop said...

Nice tags are there.
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Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda, and that is an awesome stamp!
Joyce xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous composition Brenda and wonderful watercolour painting. Have a great week too! x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fabulous stamp and I love the way you have colored it! Your tag is fantastic - LOVE that old key. Very cool make!

Hugs,
Linda

scrappymo! said...

This made up into such a fabulous masculine card. The tag and your design paper look great together and the addition of the key is perfect!

Daniele said...

fabbie card Brenda, love the rusty key a great embellishment
hugs x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda...love the perfectly fitting backing papers...great details as always!
xxx Margreet

Terry said...

Chunky gorgeousness, Brenda! Beautiful layers of ink and papers and I love that vintage train colored so wonderfully! Love this and will see you very soon. Hugs!

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous Brenda :)For some reason I can't help but think of Harry Potter when I see a steam train!
Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just stunning .. what a fab tag Brenda! Amazing!

Buttons said...

Great project Brenda. Have to say I adore these chunky tag stamps. They work so well layered up the way you've done it here. Jenny x

cheryl Baker said...

This is one brilliant tag hun I adore that train hugs cheryl xx

Dagmar said...

oh wow - your tag is brilliant - such a fantastic artwork! Hugs, Dagmar

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
Great layering, it is always interesting for me as it tells you so much; re composition, and how important it is for a design.
The train lightly coloured in the weathered wood enhances the photo beautifully, it looks great.
Smiles:)
Sue

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a great tag. Wonderful masculine feeling.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag, love the image and vintage tones. The rusty key is fab. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag card, love the details great card for a bloke.
Yvonne

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant card Brenda!!! Love the layering of the different elements and that main stamp is so cool, I need that stamp!! Love the idea of the inking and then embossing through the stencil, the effect looks fantastic!!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tag and lovely stamp too! You colored this so beautifully. ~Diane

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful tag! I love the train scene and all the extra vintage touches!

Sandy said...

Wonderful! I love the way you layer.
Sandy xx

Tincan Crafter said...

Love it - love all those vintagey colours too!

Chris Warner said...

This is GORGEOUS Brenda, love the layers and the imagery - such a fab masculine tag! Chris xxx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous tag card. Love all the elements.
Suzi B xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Such a lovely image, beautifully presented. All the elements on this tag look perfect together. I am loving rust at the moment! That naturally rusted little key is a great addition to a tag with some excellent stamping and beautiful elements! Julie Ann xxx

butterfly said...

You're right to be pleased - it's a treat of a card. I adore the paint stamped Wishes, and the subtle tinting on the image is gorgeous. Love the text stamping on the kraft tag too, and the rusty key is a great finishing touch. Lovely!

Safe travelling and have a fabulous trip!
Alison xx

hazel said...

A wonderful tag, I love the layers and how you've put all the fabulous elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Cathy M said...

Where did you get this cool stamp?
I just love it! I collect railroad and train stamps....this would make a wonderful addition to my sets!!!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda! You do 'Vintage' so well!
Alison xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Love the colours, the layering and the addition of the Wishes stamp for this stunning tag card.
Wishes
Lynne

Pops Origami said...

wow Beautiful work my friend

Almo said...

Hi Brenda, I love the colouring of your stamped train and the resist paint sentiment. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Mo x

nefertiti said...

I love this stamp and your tag is gorgeous!!!!bizz

Juls said...

love how you have used the stamp!! hugs Juls