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


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