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Saturday 27 August 2011

Travel tag in vintage colours

Hey there bloggers, sorry about the title, didn't know what else to call it!!
Anyway I have finally managed to finish this tag so here goes:
I know it is vintage browns again, but that just seems to happen!!
I am entering this tag into the following competitions:
anything goes @ http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com
all things men/machomen @ http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com
travel @ http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com
travel @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com

Anyway, I started with a blank manilla tag and used distress inks and a selection of Tim Holtz and creative expressions stamps to create the various parts:
1.The tag itself was coloured using distress inks in antique linen and tea dye, the text was then stamped using walnut stain......which is yummy and I don't use enough I decided!
2.The side panel was again coloured using antique linen and edged using tea dye, I then splatted (very technical!) my distress stain , antique linen, onto the card and once dry stamped enjoy the journey using antique linen, to create soft detail.

3.The blimp and tickets were stamped using black soot and again coloured using tea dye and antique linen.

4.The sentiment was stamped in black soot onto a torn piece of card coloured using , yes you've guessed...antique linen and tea dye distress inks, crumpled and the tea dye reapplied.

5.Finally all the elements were attached and a few embellishments added, namely a Tim holtz spinner, some brads and a flourish cut using Tim Holtz elegant flourish die, cut from grungepaper and coloured using black paint dabber and lastly a few staples, .... just because I HAD TO USE MY NEW TOY.....A Tim Holtz tiny attacher.!!

Anyway, that's all for now, I am off to put the heating on , it's freezing!!!! My husband says socks may be a good option, but bare feet and heating sounds much more appealing to me!!!!

Have a crafty day!
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ta trace x


  1. Fabulous Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  2. Awesome tag! Love your browns. Very vintagey. Great images!

  3. Love your travel tag!! I am a brown and black girl...so your creation is right up my alley! :) Love the vintage feel of all of your layers of work! The tickets hanging off of the edge of the tag...I've never seen that and love it! Thank so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  4. Thats just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  5. Cool tag. Love the blimp and all the tickets!!

  6. Just brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir S this month and good luck!

  7. Amazing! Trace this is so unusual, I love it! Still no followers showing on your blog at my end. Judy x

  8. Loving those tickets going down the side of the tag! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  9. Love the vintage feel of your tag and like candy I love brown and black. Great images too. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Tracy x

  10. Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper challenge this month.
    Love the DI's you have used some of my fav's for a great tag ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  11. Hi there, thank you for playing along with The Stamp man Challenge. Your project is great! Love the tags going down the side.


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