Sunday, April 26, 2009

Altered Tag

This is my latest creation for an “Artistic Woman Altered tag swap”, there are 30 participants in the swap and the hostess is binding the tags into a book for us. The focus on the tag had to be on paper, stamping and techniques with no embellishments except staples, brads or buttons. I found it quite a challenge initially as I love my ribbon and embellishments, but once the design was complete I was happy with the result. When the book is returned I will take photos and upload them for you to look at.

I worked on large shipping tags – 160mm x 80mm (6.3” x 3.2”) and used Basic Grey clear flourish edge stamps which I stamped in Vivid Taupe onto the tag. I sponged around the edges of the tag with the same ink and added a touch of Vivid tea rose ink sponging on the flourishes. Another technique used was coffee staining pages from an old book which were torn roughly using a Plaid decorative Edge ruler, the scrapbooking paper was also torn in this manner.

The beautiful face is from a Frantic stamper grab bag and was stamped with Vivid taupe ink on pink card and matted onto brown. The quote from Quote Garden was typed up in barcode font.

The flower embellishment was made using a Cuttlebug flower die.

This is the reverse side of the tag:

Again I sponged the edges of the tag with Vivid taupe ink. The corner flourish, a clear stamp by Autumn Leaves, was stamped with the same ink. The flourish was sponged with Vivid tea rose.

The image is from a clear Build a frame collection set by Prima and this was stamped using the Vivid taupe ink onto a sheet of torn wallpaper.

The tag is embellished with a cuttlebugged flower and a strip of digital paper flower pattern from Gina K Designs.

1 comment:

Firenze said...

WOW - what an elegantly beautiful tag - really lovely!