Friday, 15 November 2013

Tag Challenge

Emma bought me this fabulous Acey Duecy wooden stamp designed by Lynne Perrella for my birthday, but due to stock issues and re-ordering it only came this week!!

Now over on Darcy's blog she is having a tag challenge. I'm not sure if I'll qualify as you are meant to use Xmas stamps to make gift tags. These will end up as gift tags due to their size but maybe not for Xmas, but then again, you never know!!!  Either way, I had to have a play.

So the idea is to use the same stamp in as many ways as you can. So the top tag is one layered, ie all the stamping is done directly onto the tag using black archival and red stazon inks.

For this second tag, the main image was stamped, then masked off whilst the background script was stamped. The butterfly face was stamped onto separate card, stamped in red stazon, cut out and stuck over the original image.

For the third tag I stamped the main image and again on another piece of card.  Hi-lighted some of the areas in red posca pen.

I cut out a portion of the second image and mounted it on 3d foam to give it a decoupaged look.  Here you can just about see the 2mm foam that I used.

And for my final tag I stamped the face several times in red stazon and black archival, cut them all out and alternated them on left hand side of a tag that I'd stamped with an oriental background.  So for this tag I used part of the stamp.

And here are all the 4 tags beside each other.


Darcy UK said...

Very cool, they will make great gift tags. Thanks for playing. Hard to pick a favourite as red and black are my fave colours so I love them all lol

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love what you did here! I was wondering about joining in too, but worried that I don't have the right stamps to fit the bill. You've inspired me now! I love what you did with all the butterfly faces - really effective. Julie Ann xx

butterfly said...

Wow - she's an absolute beauty... and I love your fun and games with her - fabulous!
Alison x

Sandy said...

You did a wonderful job with this stamp. The first thing I thought of was Madam Butterfly. I really like the Ying Yang symbol on the serenity tag!

Amanda said...

Fab stamp used in fabulous ways, particularly like the row of butterfly faces.
Amanda x

Helen said...

Love the tags, especially the last one with all the faces. Gorgeous colours too.

Pinksparklegirl said...

Lovely to see what you have made with her, particularly like the one with all the butterfly faces on.

jojo79 said...

I love them. Think my favorite is the last one, but like them all.


Deborah said...

Wonderful quartet of tags, Sam. I think my favourite is probably Serenity.

Lin said...

Oh Sam these are lovely and what a great stamp!! love it xx

chrissies said...

4 terrific tags Sam and great use of the stamp. Love the colours you have chosen

Have a great day

Love Chrissie x

downrightcrafty said...

wow so much to look at you have been having fun great pieces
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne said...

Ahhh these really are looking great.
Stunning tags!
xxx Marianne

Alison said...

Wow! These are amazing Sam! The black & red combo is so dramatic! xxx

Anonymous said...

Sam, they are stunning! Really, really gorgeous. I love the image, must add it to my wish list.

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