Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Stampotique Tag Quartet


Over at Stampotique they have a DT call, so I thought I'd give it a go. They wanted to see something new and in your own style. Anyone who knows me, knows my love of tags and that my favourite colour is green, so I decided to go with this theme.  Using four #8 tags, I coloured them with various shades of green fresco paints.


I randomly stencilled snowflake fresco paint onto the tags.


Then toned them down using pumpkin soup, limelight and smoked paprika fresco paints and a baby wipe.


I chose a main Stampotique image for each tag which I stamped in black stazon.  All the background images are Stampotique, but were stamped by swiping the ink pad across the rubber to create a second image stamping, so it wasn't as dark and prominent as the main image.


Each tag was mounted onto a strip of black card, cut out and edged with white posca pen dashes.  One element of each tag was also outlined with the pen. Diva, top right tag 1, welcome tag 2, bee below the mushrooms tag 3 and finally the wording on tag 4.

I love to do plain and simple but in a grungy style. I have quite a collection of Stampotique stamps now as they are so fun and funky and mix and match not only with themselves but lots of other products.

One of the reasons I'd love to be on the team is because you get to choose which images you want to work with.  One size doesn't fit all, but if you're working with something you're comfortable with you get the best out of people.

There are 2 teams to be picked but unfortunately I can only enter for one of them as for the second you need to have a FB account, which I don't /can't have.  The teams are to be announced on 15 October, wish me luck!!

20 comments:

Buttons said...

Good luck Sam! You would be so good on this team as your quirky and experimental style works so well with their images. Crossing fingers for you. Hugs, Jenny x

Marianne said...

I totally LOVE these tags. They are awesome. I hope you make it to DT member, because all your creations with the Stampotique stamps are so lovely and typical you!!
xxx Marianne

Deborah said...

I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you, Sam. You and Stampotique are a perfect fit IMO.

Lottie said...

Good luck with the design team Sam - these look a winner to me.

Jacqui Chimes said...

Good luck Sam - your tags are great

Helen said...

Good luck with the DT call, you deserve it, these tags are gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Good luck with your great tags!
Love
Amanda x

Lin said...

Gorgeous tags Sam!! I don't have any of these stamps but could be persuaded LOL!! Good luck with the DT call..they'd be lucky to have you on their team xx

downrightcrafty said...

oooooooooh love this, so much to look at and great background
Hugs Kate xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Lots of luck Sam, hope you're chosen. This is gorgeous.

Gez Butterworth said...

FAB tags Sam ♥ Good Luck xx

Kay Wallace said...

Definitely wishes you luck, Sam! (Glad you found a way around that Facebook issue!!) I definitely look forward to your submissions to the SDC each week, and think you would be a great asset to the Stampotique team! Best of luck with your application!

Paula Whittaker said...

Wishing you much luck Sam xx

Sid said...

Great project Sam !!

chrissies said...

This is an amazing piece Sam but I am always inspired by what you make.

Good Luck you would be a great member of any team

Love Chrissie x

butterfly said...

Love your tag screen - great images, and the Fresco backgrounds are yummy. Wishing you lots of luck with the DT application.
Alison x

craftimamma said...

Love this quartet of tags Sam. As you know green is my favourite colour too so these appeal to me anyway. Having looked at them in closeup I think the stamping is fab and love the images you've used.

Good luck with the DT call!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Samantha Read said...

Good luck Sam!!! xx

Ginger said...

Wishing you lots of luck Sam x

Basement Stamper said...

Great tags, love the different colors of them and the images you chose. Thanks for joining us and best of luck for the design team.

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