9 August 2012

A Trip To Paris

Hi everyone and a huge welcome to my new followers. It is fantastic to know that you want to see more of my artistic endeavours in future. Apologies for the longer than expected absence - everything we needed to do took SO much longer. Anyway, back to crafting (oh, what bliss!) and in particular my entry for this month's Artistic Stamper Creative Team monthly challenge. This month the team are focusing on 'holidays'. They are also celebrating their 2nd blogversary (a new word methinks?!) and have some giveaways going on so do stop by and check it out.


This tag celebrates a trip to Paris taken by me and my OH before kids. We walked miles and saw so much, and would love to go back with the kids if possible. Anyway, the base of this tag took inspiration from a tutorial by Anita Houston (check it out). I found that by using lots of water on thick brown parcel paper (scrunched, covered in mica powders and then dried) I could create a similar effect.


The 'leather' straps, buckles and trunk corners are grungepaper covered in Gingerbread/Silver VersaMagic which have then been stamped with Black Archival ink. It's quite useful that the sun is shining so you get to see the metalic shimmer properly :))


The pile of ephemera includes tickets, a glazed compass, a white mini tag aged with DI Antique Linen/Walnut Stain, a piece of acetate embossed in a TH folder and coloured with Copper Mixative alcohol ink and a real centime!!! (no use now they have the Euro!)


Finally the tag was topped off with string and seam binding (all inked lightly of course!) OK, it is a glorious day here in Staffordshire and we are off to see the in-laws for the day. Hope the sun is shining on you to and you have a lovely day. Thanks for all your kind messages recently and huge hugs to those who aren't doing so well at the moment. May it pass quickly and let you get back to doing what you love soon.
Hugs, Buttons x

20 comments:

  1. Hi Buttons, your tag is superb, love the scrunchy backing and it does look so similar to Anita's I am tempted to have a go. The copper mixative works brilliantly on acetate, it looks so real. You are such an inspiration the way you 'adapt and overcome'. My mojo is in a big black hole at the moment, hope to be back soon though. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  2. Love your tag! I will have to check out the tutorial for the background because you did an awesome job! :)

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  3. Totally fab!!! The background is fabulous...love the coin!

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  4. This is gorgeous - who would have thought that brown parcel paper could look so good as a background. Love all the ephemera and the way you've made those buckles.

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  5. More of that lovely texture that I adore seeing when I visit your blog :) I especially love the buckles and the 10 centimes coin on this tag.

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  6. ...loVe this Buttons...a luggage style tag, the base is so cool, loVe the texture and all your elements and the addition of the Euro is a neat touch...excellent...Mel :)

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  7. Hi Buttons.......fab tag. I recently tried Anita's tutorial on a tag and liked the outcome.but thats as far as I got !! So watch this space !!

    I love the background but the ephemera really makes this special. Stunning piece xx

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  8. Gorgeous textured background, lovely elements

    Sam xxx

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  9. You are so good at these techniques Buttons and that background is very effective. I love the 'straps' too. Hope you had a lovely day with your in-laws and enjoy the sunshine today! Vicky x

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  10. Really love your tag Buttons. It's full of gorgeous texture and the colours work beautifully. So much to look at too - is that stitching I see around the edge too?
    Have a great weekedend and I don't know where you get all your energy from!!
    Juliaxx

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  11. Er.....that should read 'weekend' but I pressed the publish button just as I saw the mistake - sorry! xx

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  12. Love this rich tag! Beautiful backgroundyou created and I just love all the elements! Have a great weekend!

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  13. the colours and textures are fantastic.
    mark xx

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  14. Such a lot of wonderful ephemera and texture here, another real feast for the eyes, I love your projects so much Buttons xx

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  15. How did I miss this one? Loving the colour, the texture - all of it!

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  16. An absolutely gorgeous tag, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

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  17. An absolutely gorgeous tag, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

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  18. An absolutely gorgeous tag, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

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  19. Lovely vintage style luggage tag - love brown paper!!

    Maggie

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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