Tuesday 22 January 2013

Linda Cain #2 .... Valentine Tag Trio

"Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I thought a simple tag trio might be fun to put together".
I started out with three Size 5 Manilla Tags along with a Red/Blue colour scheme in mind using Fresco Acrylic Paints. First I applied Sky to one tag and then Vintage Lace to the other two tags using the "pouncing" method Leandra refers to in her videos. 
Then I spritzed with water and added Claret and Eggplant to the tag with the Sky background. For the other two tags I added mostly watered down Claret and Baltic Blue.

Just keep layering until you get the background you like…keep in mind that you want to "leave a lighter center" to accentuate your hearts.

I stamped the Hot Picks 1104 script stamp twice onto the two end tags with Olive Archival Ink.


Then I stamped a small script stamp with Sepia Archival Ink onto the middle tag and a background "checkered stamp" with Rose Madder Archival Ink. You just want to add a couple of layers of color to break up the background.

Using Staz-OnJet Black Ink I stamped the Heart from HP1104 and the Heart from Hot Pick 1105 (twice) onto metal card and trimmed to size.


The edges of all the tags had just a dusting of Old Gold Fresco Paint added with foam to break up the color of the edges. White pen dots are added around all the tags that really brighten everything up.   

Next I glued the 3 tags to a sheet of Black Chipboard and trimmed to about 1/8” all around. Turn the 3 tags over and place with a slight space between them. Add a piece of Tissue Tape to the seams .... "this will allow them to fold a bit".

Next add your 3 hearts with a layer of chipboard or foam tape to raise them up. I stamped onto an X and an O cut with the Sizzix Alphabet Die - Word Play using Archival Ink (Jet Black) and the script from the Lynne Perrella Collection.  


Glue these onto the bottom of the center tag. The large Rhinestones were glued over the tag holes.

"A bright but different Valentine can be set on a desk or a shelf to enjoy for several days to enjoy".

Your Friend In Art!

Linda Cain

Leandra Says: Any valentine would be chuffed to receive this trio! Its cool how you used just the small script part of the Lynne Perrella stamp set!

Gillian Says: I love the contrasting details to this tag trio, not only with the Blue Fresco Paints but also with the big bold/small script stamps which really enhances the centre tag. Again the addition of the white makes everything else "pop". Love this trio Linda!

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Helen said...

Absolutely stunning, Linda!! Can't wait to have a go at this.
Now, who shall my Valentine be..!!

Sue said...

Just beautiful Linda, I just need a day off now so I can play xx

PaperArtsy said...

Thanks Linda for another gorgeous post. Love how you spritz then add paint. Such a great way to get the paint to the consistency you want it to be, and the colour stays true. Fabulous!!

sam21ski said...

Fab trio of tags here, I can see I'm going to have to do a bit of improvising, but we'll get there!!!

Another fab inspirational piece - thanks

Sam xxx

sam21ski said...

Sorry, I forgot to say. I love how the addition of the white dots around the outside really brightens the tags up and brings them to life.

Sam xxx

Minxy said...

Beautiful trio Linda x

Anonymous said...

Wow, so gorgeous, love the colours.

Faye said...

Wow I love these tags I need to invest in more stamps and some paints I think

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag trio Linda ! Love the colour combo and the white around the edges really sets it all off beautifully. Sue C x

Trish said...

Gorgeous trio, and another great idea for the paints. Thanks Linda!

Anonymous said...

The blue and red combination is beautiful, especially on the centre tag.

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous white dot borders really bring the whole thing to life, like light bulbs round an actor's mirror... fabulous colour combos again, and that text stamp works so brilliantly as a background - scrummy!
Alison x

TAM said...

Terrific tag trio - love it

2amscrapper said...

beautiful work and wonderful tutorial!

Gio said...

Such wonderful colours and composition! Great samples!

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks everyone! xxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colour combos - wish I had a valentine who would send me something like this. Would keep it on my desk for an eternity, not just for some days!
Greetings from Sally in France xo

Rosie said...

Fantastic. I love the colors and the great idea

yoursartfully said...

Another beautiful project Linda, great choice of colours. Next to Hey Pesto, Claret is my second favourite colour....very rich and warm, I love it!.


Michelle Webb said...

It's wonderful Linda, I'm really loving those colours too with the metal on card. Brilliant idea joining the tags. Love it. Michelle x

Vic said...

Super Valentine!

Laura said...

Oh how pretty. Loving the colors and the heart stamps and the trio together. Very Pretty.

Kezzy said...

Wow Linda these tags are gorgeous. The colours and the metal looks amazing. Kezzy xx