Sunday, 1 September 2013

A vintage tag


There's a new tag challenge started last Thursday called Tag Along, and you all know how much I love my tags.  They had a theme of vintage for their first challenge.

Also PanPastelUk have a theme of spots and dots and if you look carefully you'll see I have dots as one of my many layers.

Country View Crafts have a new challenge theme today which is layers and I have lots and lots of layers on this tag.  Firstly lots of colours of PA fresco paint layers, snowflake, Irish cream, nougat, French roast and mushroom.  Next the circles stencilled in Frech Roast, then a whitewash of snowflake to knock them back a bit and finally a layer or script stamped in timber brown stazon.

The image and the music script is covered in a layer of ice resin and the image is framed in a photo mount coloured with French roast paint housing a piece of card cut from T!m's lace strip die.  Pom-pom lace and gems added to finish the frame.

***Edited***

I wasn't happy with my first effort, as it just looked like the frame had been plonked on the tag.  So I went back in with a white ink pad and stamped some script over the flourishes and the frame.  Also added oxynite treasure gold to the trimmings so they didn't look so stark.  Think it blends in much better now - am a happy bunny again!!!


23 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

Lovely and very feminine, just needs a touch of pink. (Nearly managed without laughing). Honestly it's gorgeous hun

Deborah said...

Love all the fibres,braid and beads - a fab tag.

Helen said...

Great tag for all those challenges, love all of it!

massofhair said...

Like how you have incorporated all your techniques and managed to enter three different challenges. Genius:-)

Jacqui Chimes said...

Really nice tag

Sid said...

Fab tag Sam !

Helen said...

you didn't add any pink for Jax... Like the alterations, I think I agree that it's better now, too. Not that there was anything wrong with it before, in my eyes.

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab tag...liking the layers and vintage look.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great layers and color choices!

Marianne said...

Lovely and you were so right with the white stamp accents. xxx Marianne

isisimaginings.com said...

I liked it the first time, but adding the white accents was a great idea, they brought the entire piece together. It's really lovely.

Kathyk said...

Smashing and well done on being first at PP's this week too

Kathyk

indybev said...

Beautiful tag! I love the pom pom lace, and special touches. Well done!

Lin said...

Lovely tag Sam..the ice resin on the paper looks great and I love that image!!The stamping on he frame finishes it off nicely xxx

Meggymay said...

Great tag, wonderful layers and image.

chrissies said...

Terrific tag Sam. Love how all the elements came together.

Chrissie x

Dagmar said...

This is a beautiful and very romantic tag

Claire said...

gorgeous tag, love the background you've created it looks fab.Gorgeous image too. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

craftimamma said...

Love the colours on here Sam. Lovely calming colours imo! Love all the layers and would never have thought of using Ice Resin like that. I have some but haven't plucked up courage to have a go with it yet. Scares me a bit for some reason, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Ozstuff said...

Gorgeous, beautifully textured and artistic tag. Superb!!

butterfly said...

Lovely image, and the frame looks like engraved slate - gorgeous!
Alison x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, I love how you transformed this! It's a gorgeous, vintage tag! Fabulous! Julie Ann xx

Chris Warner said...

A beautiful tag Sam, love the design and the colours, fab! Thank you for adding your inspiration to our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

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