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