Monday, 18 March 2013

Linda Cain #1 .... The Eyes See Everything Tag

"I’m back for another tag tutorial. I think they’re fun and sometimes quicker than a larger project. So here we go"!

Start by cutting a tag from the Smoothy White Stamping Card using the Tim Holtz Tag die. Then add some Mustard Seed Distress Ink in the middle with a blending tool or Cut-n-Dry Foam

 Then add inks to the top corners with several colors of Orange Distress Inks…here I used Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Rusty Hinge. 

 Last add Ripe Persimmon highlights the edges. 

Then going to the bottom of the tag, I started with Iced Spruce, then Evergreen Bough, and Seedless Preserves on the edges for contrast. Yummy!!!! 

Now that we have our base, we going for the next layer which is Eggplant FrescoPaint sponged onto the "Script" stamp from Ink and the Dog 08. Stamp it 4 or 5 times around the tag. 


I wanted some nice contrast so I stamped the Ink and Dog house stamp with JetBlack Archival Ink onto the Smoothy White Stamping Card and embossed with fine black powder. Trim the house. Now we’re going to paint in areas of the image. The bright white paper really makes the Fresco Paints pop. I started with Smoked Paprika in 2 corners and shaded with Brown Shed

As its drying I can wipe away any paint that gets on the black embossed sections with a baby wipe. 

 Then the Pumpkin Soup was added in the other 2 corners and shaded with Brown Shed again. Hey Pesto was painted on the other areas and various places on the faces. The roof is colored with Eggplant.  

Now we start stamping on the white Smoothy Stamping Card with the "Eyes See Everything", the "No. Script" stamp, and the "Eyes" from Ink and Dog 08.  Emboss and cut them out. I added some Distress Inks around the edges of the 3 cutouts using a green an orange and a purple. 

I stamped the "No." stamp on the bottom of the tag….but when I laid it out it was too dark.

 So we have to improvise here. I got out the Snowflake paint and stamped around the bottom area that was dark using the Hot Pick 1107 edge stamp. OK, still needing something, so I added a few of that same stamp with Sepia Archival Ink. Still wanting a bit more contrast… I added the little rectangle stamp from ID 05 with Jet Black Archival Ink. The last thing on the tag was adding some white pen stitching around the edge.

 You get the placement of these stamps by laying out your cutouts on the tag where you want them and seeing the areas that need more stamping.

I used foam tape to add the cutout pieces to the tag.

 Then I cut a piece of black chipboard about ¼ “larger than the tag. Next I added Score-Tape to the back of the tag, and glued the 2 together. 

  I punched a hole with my Japanese Screw Punch since I’d used foam tape and would’ve scrunched “the Eyes” phrase if I’d used the Crop-a-dile.  (Live and learn.)  Last you add a bow; here I used a hand-dyed ribbon. 

Your Friend In Art!

Leandra Says:This is kind of different. Not your average piece, rather quirky, but I love how it turned out. Always fun to cut pieces out and add in layers.

Gillian Says: The bold colours and images make this a fab tag, Love it Linda!

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Lucy Edmondson said...

Love it! Love how you coloured the house, and how you stamped with the Eggplant,

Lucy x

Helen said...

What a fantastic tag, Linda! I love all the distress colours you used on your base tag,just scrummy; and the cut out pieces give so much depth in layers.

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous. I love the colours & the layers look great.

PaperArtsy said...

That ink and the dog house /shrine style stamp has always been one that I really rate. Funny you love it too! Thanks Linda

Minxy said...

Bold, Bright and Brill x

butterfly said...

Such fabulous colours, and fab, funky design - I so love stamping with Fresco paint - brilliant results!
Alison x

Kezzy said...

Wow such a gorgeous tag, I really love the stamps you used, think I shall need them lol. :-) Kezzy xxx

Alison said...

Love all the layers of stamping & the raised images, great tag Linda! x

Redanne said...

Love the stamps you have used on your brilliant and fun tag.

ria gall said...

this is totally amazing the background is fantastic and then all those layers make this a real amazing piece of art wonderful

ionabunny said...

Love it. I need to get some of that fine embossing powder. It looks great

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a fabulous combination of stamps, colouring products, and your amazing creativity. I love the colours you have used and the layers of stamping and embossing. Thanks so much for the step by step tutorial. You have both inspired me and made me think...and not just about what I want to add to my wish list :)

Martha Richardson said...

Linda Cain rocks and she most certainly did with this beautiful tag!

Marijane said...

Linda, you are a master of using color! This tag is just an example of your color "magic" mixed with the perfect accent color touches (White stitching and the eyes). The eyes stamp, "Take Another Look", is one of my Paper Artsy stamps! Love it!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love all the layers of colours and stamping in the tags background trace x

Unknown said...

Ce mélange de couleur distress est fabuleux. comment avez-vous coloriez le toit de la maison?
Ce tag est magnifique!

Craftyfield said...

Love the background colouring and the layers of stamping, inspiring !

Sid said...

Loving this tag Linda !

silvergran said...

Very cool tag!! Wonderful background colours - fab layering! Having just finished a black and white project, I'm reaching for colour! Thanks for the inspiration Linda!

Cocofolies said...

A wonderful tag again from Linda, and I love these warm colors again !!! I made a tag from her first tutorial the last week she was back, but it was too late to enter the challenge... Maybe I can share it here today, just to honor Linda...
Hope I can participate just in time for the current challenge, but nothing is less certain boohoo ! :) Coco x

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks everyone! Get ready for day 2!!!


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