Thursday, 11 July 2013

Altered Tag Book

Hi Folks,  I have a project for you today showcasing the Fancy Flowers stamp sheet from Chocolate Baroque

I have a huge amount of alterables lurking in my stash, and knew that I wanted to make some tags using these new stamps. So I decided to use a tag book which I covered with patterned papers. I then  stamped the edges of the front cover with a flower stamp from the Wisteria Lane stamp sheet. I added a sentiment from the Artistic Affirmations stamp sheet. I stamped the flower head three times onto white card, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured the images with my Copic markers. Once I had worked out the position of the flowers on the tag, I stamped the dotty stems, again, from the Wisteria Lane stamp sheet, onto the background. I then attached the flower heads.

For the tag, I stamped the texture background from the Texture Fragments stamp sheet, using clear embossing powder. I coloured the background using Distress Inks, and then ironed off the clear embossing powder, to create a faux batik effect. I sprinkled the background with water, and dried it with a heat gun. I stamped the flower image twice, using archival ink, masking the first image, before I stamped the second one. I bleached the images, and then coloured them using Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I added a sentiment from the Artistic Affirmations set to my tag, and a piece of lace that I coloured with Distress re-inkers and water. The swirls around the edge are from one of the flowers that also belong to this stamp sheet.

I die cut a couple of Crealie butterflies, then ran them through an embossing folder, before swiping some black ink over the raised areas. I added some yellow flat-backed pearls to make the bodies. I have added some crinkly green ribbon to the top of the tag for now, but will take it out if I put the tag into my book.

I'll be back in a few days with another sample to show you, thanks for stopping by, xx


Gerrina said...

The tagbookfront is stunning! And the colours on the tag are daring but beautiful! Hugs, gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

I particularly like your colour combination & teh way you've used the Wisteria Lane stamps for the tag book. I had a great big grin when I read your description of the tag using the Texture Fragments section - it's perfect for that Faux Batik effect & especially effective with your use of the colours. The green crinkly ribbon is a lovely touch echoing the flower stems & the lace trim. Super idea to create two flower-heads too.
Paula (PEP)

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