Sunday, 8 March 2015

Expedition tag - Country View Crafts

It's my turn again to post on the Country View Crafts Project Blog and I have a tag for you today made from one of those extra backgrounds I made when doing my February Tim tag. If you missed them you can see them all here.







More details can be found over at Country View Crafts, if you have a moment to spare I would love to see you there.

Have a happy Sunday and listen to your heArt.

hugs Brenda xxx



UPDATED FROM CVC

You know I love making tags and I follow the Tim Holtz monthly tags he makes. Here I have used one of the backgrounds I made when making my Tim tag for February.  The details of how to do it are clearly set out here on his blog


With the ephemera piece and colours I had used it had to be nautically themed and ships and sailors came to mind. 



I randomly stamped the compass from Tim’s mini blueprints 3 set and smudged over a small amount of gesso to blend them into the background.


I gathered up some pieces that I thought might go together and set about altering and designing. (You will see I didn't use them all and added others in as I was putting the tag together).


The ship is stamped from the Travel Ways set in blue archival ink and I used a black pen to highlight some of the lines.


I made a custom fastener using a snippet of distress ink card and remnant rubs ......


..... and I added it to the photo booth picture of a sailor.


The expedition tag was swiped over with aged mahogany distress paint which was then wiped off again using my finger to leave the red writing ....


.... and I daubed a little of the paint on the star and again wiped it off to give a slight red translucent effect.



Some tissue tape and another ephemera piece finish it off.

Thanks for taking a look today.

See you again soon.

hugs Brenda xxx


18 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous nautical tag
luv
Debby

massofhair said...

Fabulous Tag Brenda :-) xxx

hazel said...

A wonderful tag Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning tag Brenda with brillaint depth. Nicola x

Alter This said...

oh i do love this, love the way you have added colour to the metal, i never thought of that, what a great idea and a fantastical tag x

Karin said...

fabulous tag!
Groetjes Karin

Patty O'Malley said...

This tag is so fantastic, Brenda!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, love all the details, just had a look at the basic tags, and the February one is stunning.
Avril xx

crafty creations said...

Fabulous tag Brenda - your attention to detail is perfect

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous masculine tag Brenda, love the mix of imagery and all the layers. Great design too. Tracy x x

Juls said...

This is fabulous xx

Lynn Price said...

Hi, Brenda - I love how you tied everything together, and that little bit of ephemera at the base of the tag! I also love that ship stamp - you have used it so effectively here. Another wonderful inspiration - thank you! xx Lynn

Inkypinkycraft said...

a great tag, funny i have a tag made from an extra background too...it was a great way you make yummy backgrounds x trace x

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, love this masculine looking tag--you are the queen of composition--everything just works so perfectly together. I really think you have put Tim's ephemera to great use here!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Brenda! I just love the theme and the wonderful masculine feel with the elements! What a great tag!

2amscrapper said...

I love this tag so much that I want to make one just like it! I'm thinking a map background and a pic of my dad. Thanks for the inspiration!

butterfly said...

Fabulous tag, and so happy that we can still see so much of that wonderful background. It's the perfect photo too!
Alison xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! Love what you have done here! A fabulous tag! Chrisx