Sunday, 26 January 2014

Lots of Layers

Hi everyone!

     I can't stop making tags at the moment! - I just love making them! Of course this one is for the challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges - so technically it is not my choice - but then again I am certainly thrilled to see it be the current challenge subject....and no doubt everyone else will be too - after all - don't we all LOVE making tags?!

I decided to do my favourite layering...using stencils and then stamp with paints and inks. It seems to add such depth to a tag - it is a lovely effect and so much fun too.

    One of my favourite stamps sets is Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous 'Haberdashery' set. I used nearly the entire set on this tag!

    I knew I wanted to use the colour Faded Burlap so I began with my favourite stencil - 'Harlequin' - using a mix of Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen DP, I dabbed the paint over the stencil. When it was dry I covered the tag with Frayed Burlap DI.

    I stamped several stamps with Antique Linen DP and then stamped with Frayed Burlap DP. When these were dry I stamped everywhere else in Potting Soil archival ink - adding in my favourite script stamp too!


I stamped a quote in Potting Soil ink and then covered it with Distress embossing powder in Walnut Stain. Normally I would remove the excess embossing powder - but this time I chose to leave it to add a grungey effect.

  A rose covered with Antique Linen DS and a metal leaf were added to the corner of the tag

    An ornate metal corner was added to the top of the tag


Hope you like my tag!

Why not come over and join us this time at Fashionable Stamping Challenges 
 Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.
  You could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked at one of our Catwalk Spotlights!

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  1. This is really pretty. I love the embossing.

    And I like making tags too. :)

  2. You do layering so well Laura. I love the little hints of blue in the background and the way the butterflies are just visible. The beautiful rose really does take centre stage and looks wonderful. Anne xx

  3. Gorgeous layers and stamping Laura and all my favourite colours. A stunning tag!

  4. Hi Laura - amazing subtle layers, love the soft muted look and that beautiful rose..gorgeous ! Esther xx

  5. Love the subtle colours, its a fantastic tag.
    Yvonne x

  6. A gorgeous tag, fab theme, colours and layers x sorry for the lack of comments life has been a bit hectic so playing catch up! hugs trace x

  7. Beautiful tag, you've created so much depth to the background with all the layers of paint and ink it looks amazing
    Claire xx

  8. Fab tag you have used one of my fav stamp sets that I haven't used for ages. Love your subtle colouring gives it a wonderful look
    Amanda x

  9. Hi Laura. I love how natural everything looks...everything you have put there is meant to be there, great balance!
    Dot x

  10. Stunning tag, I can see you had fun, and it turned out so beautiful, with lovely details!
    xxx Ellie

  11. You and me both Laura I love tags. Beautiful make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  12. I can never tire of making tags! and I love your lovely subtle colours and wonderful design. Lovely to be following your blog again! Alot of my connections got lost for some reason and I am only just catching up with those I seem to have missed out on.

  13. Such a gorgeous tag with some fabulous stamping! Wonderful colour scheme too! Julie Ann xxx


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