Monday, 26 March 2012

A Tag...............

................For our challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week, something I should do more of as they are great fun and the perfect size for a little creative time.
I decided to pay homage to the fabulous new Charles & Amelia plate from Artistic Outpost to create an adventurous tag cut using the tag and bookplate die.

Add into the mix plenty of Nostalgic Tissue Tape for interest in the background and plenty of metal in the form of Philosophy Tag and Screw Brads . Once I had covered my background with tissue tape I coloured with Distress Ink brushed corduroy to add to the vintage feel. I hand sewed a little chicken wire into the background adding a more masculine and steampunk edge to the tag.

I stamped my images with black Archival Ink and distressed the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser and then added a little vintage photo ink to the edges.

A little film strip ribbon has been added with PIONEER stamped with StazOn black ink. I then cut a small rosette from Kraft card stock and stamped fly on the centre, part of the sentiment on the AO plate. I then aged with a little vintage photo ink.

To complete, I added a philosophy tag (JOURNEY) perfect for my adventurous tag which I coloured with alcohol ink.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 


20 comments:

Sandy said...

Stunning Vintage Tag dear Tracy.
Love the rosette and the stamps. xoxo

Heidi said...

Gorgeous Tag Tracy! I love all the details! Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen said...

Great tag - love that stamp set! I have been known to use tags, so hope to find time to enter thsi week!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing tag!
I love it!
Manu

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Brilliant Tracy. These images are perfect for your style of vintage. I love the way you got the word along the film strip. Eveytime I look at your blog I go "wow!!"
Have a good week.
Siobhan x

Sophie's Art said...

Ein großartiges und schönes Tag.

Viele Grüße. Sophie

Sarah said...

`love everything about your tag Tracy. My favourite vintage tones and the wonderfully stamped images are really fabulous. Loving all the layers and details - perfect metal touches and a fab rosette!!!

Rita said...

Tracy, this tag is Fabulous. I love the vintage look and your tags are always so full of interest too. Hugs Rita xxx

Candy C said...

Tracy, I just love this tag! Your tissue tape background is beautifully done and colorized to perfection! It definitely lends that vintage feel. The chicken wire looks fantastic! I always LOVE a metal touch on things. :) The filmstrip ribbon is perfect for an Amelia piece. It reminds me of the old newsreel pieces about her flights. And the Artistic Outpost stamps are just fabulous! You did a beautiful job on this piece. I love it. <3 Candy

Netty said...

wonderful grungy tag......loving all the fab embellishments, x

Carol Q said...

fab layering on this Tracy.especially like your clear photoframes

hazel said...

A brilliant tag Tracy, I love the background and the fabulous images.
xxx Hazel.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous manly tag! Love what you've done with the filmstrip.

Lori said...

Awesome tag, Tracy! Love that particular stamp set, wonderful job with it!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous xx

Lynn Stevens said...

This has to be one of my favorite tags of yours ever!!!!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

This is perfectt! Love the Charles and Amelia stamps on this! Beautiful design!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful monochromatic tag - fab use of the AO images!

Gillian .... said...

Stop stop you are making me want this set so much, love everything about this tag, great layering. x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous tag, Tracy! I love this stamp set by Artistic Outpost and I love the embellishments you used to layer!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!