Wednesday 3 July 2013

Sue Carrington #3 Tag Screen ....

"For my final project this week I decided I wanted to do lots of stamping and use as many of my Vintage stamps as possible! Tags are perfect for this type of crafting and I decided that I would make a screen of tags so that it would stand up and I could keep it on display". 

I’ve used a piece of A3 white card and the Sizzix Tag Die to cut the tags. When I folded the card I’d got it in my head that they would all be attached together but  I soon realised that this was never going to work, but thought  I could get round that at a later stage. 

For tag #1, I masked off the tag joined to it and then blended some Limelight and Beach Hut over the tag using a baby wipe. I love this technique which I was lucky enough to be taught by the very talented Lin Brown at one of her recent workshops. 

After drying the paint with my heat gun I then used Snowflake with a stencil.

Again, using a baby wipe I blended Zesty Zing, Beach Hut and Limelight over the tag and the stencilling. The Snowflake resists the paint beautifully and lets the pattern show through. 

I’ve used the Vintage ID 02 set for this tag. I stamped the lovely lady (I love this stamp!) and then masked her off with a Post It Note and stamped over her. 

Moving on to tag #2, I’ve used the same colours of FrescoFinish Paint but used a little more of the Beach Hut. I’ve stencilled again with Snowflake and dried if off with my heat gun. 

Using a baby wipe I’ve blended more Fresco Finish over the top, and as you can see the Snowflake really does work fantastically well to resist the paint. 

For this tag I used Vintage ID03, masking off the main image and then stamping without an acrylic block so the images aren’t perfect. 

I wanted to warm things up a little for this tag so I used some Smoked Paprika as well as some Pumpkin Soup and Limelight. Once dry I stencilled again with Snowflake.

This is how this tag looked with its layer of Fresco Finish over the top, I’ve used a little bit of Baltic Blue on this one to add some depth. 

I used Vintage ID 04, masking and stamping without an acrylic block again. I think you’re getting the general idea by now! 

For the last tag I used more Beach Hut along with the Limelight and a little Baltic Blue

I’ve used the Vintage ID07 for this tag, I love the expression on the woman’s face ! I also really liked how the stencilling shows through on her face. 

The tags all made I then decided that to link them together I would used the sentiment from Vintage ID03. As I wanted to separate the words I masked off parts of the stamp so that I could create some space in between the lines of text. I stamped it onto a piece of white card that I’d blended more Fresco Finish over. 

Before I started to assemble everything I sponged some Baltic Blue around the edges of all of the tags to define them a little. I also used Mini 44 and Snowflake and stamped randomly over all of the tags (you’ll see this in the final photo). 

Thinking that I was about finished I realised I’d not glued the little round things (sorry I don’t know the official name!) that sit over the hole at the top of the tag. So, not wanting to try and add cardboard and make it blend in, I decided to use metal instead. I used an embossing folder and then coated them with Bora Bora, Inky Pool and then a light sponging of Little Black Dress. 

I mounted all of the tags onto black card and I got round my problem of them being in two halves by leaving a little flap on one of the pieces of black card that tucked very neatly inside the other half. 

At this point I also decided to use my white Posca pen and write over the top of the word ‘dream’ on the first tag so that it popped a little ! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, I’ll be back at the beginning of August for my last week ! 

Leandra Says: It's amazing what you can do with some generated backgrounds and black ink, and some masking. Fabulous project, and very striking to boot. Thanks for another great week of inspiration Sue! xx

Gillian Says: Love the continuity of colours, stamped images and theme throughout this "Tag Screen" Sue, so much detail to take in. Thank you for another week of beautiful projects. x

Don't forget if you want to join in with Sue's challenge this week, simply click HERE to link up your creativity.



Helen said...

Sue these tags are just beautiful, I love the colours and the stencilling and stamping and... you get the idea! Sorry I haven't had time to join in (yet, I hope!) this week, have started a new job and it's taking it out of me with all the concentrating!!

sam21ski said...

Hehehehehehe - the little round things are called reinforcers!!!

Love the tag screen, shall defo be playing along with this one, great colours and images to get the juices flowing!!

Sam xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Love those stamps... on the wishlist, which is getting longer! Great project! xxx

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous. Love the colours & the white highlighting was a great idea.

sally said...

Ooh! Just love the selection of colours & stamps.


Craftyfield said...

Beautiful tags, the baby wipe technique is interesting too.

Julie Lee said...

Beautiful project, so very effective! Julie Ann Lee.

Jenny Marples said...

Fabulous tag screen Sue. Love the way you've blended the background with a wipe and layered your stamping for a real collage feel. Hugs, Jenny x

Kathi said...

Wow. These are fabulous. I love all the details.

Thanks for taking us through their creation!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Sue, lovely choice of colours and very clever blending and stamping.

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous tag screen - gorgeous jewel colours, and fabulous stamping!
Alison x

Rebecca said...

Super work & great colours
Happy craftin

Association Vie Et Coeur said...

rich colours, great stamping and ingenious problem solving!!!

Steven said...

oops tht last one was me!! (association profil .... eek)

rich colours, great stamping and ingenious problem solving!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful make and great step by step!

Alison said...

Another beautiful project Sue! Hoping to join in the challenge before the end of the week.
Alison xxx

ionabunny said...

Fantastic colours and stamping Sue. I'm a tag fan so you had me from the start. You said you wanted the tags all together but it wouldn't work. Not sure if you are referring to the cutting or the subsequent decorating but if you are using a thick cut die and concertina fold your card so both vertical folds are inside the vertical blades you will end up with as many joined together as you like. Personally I would probably cut them individually and then worked on the colouring cos I am almost certain I would have smudged or got painty fingers on the wrong tag working two and two as you did. A bit of a messy worker me! Since you did the lovely black backing anyway to join your two parts, although having them joined means no danger of the black backing showing on the hill folds. Love it lots.
Things are a bit more hectic than usual but I hope to join in the fun this week. Thanks for all your fab projects.

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous stamping! Love the colors and texture from stenciling.

craftimamma said...

I know I'm late to the party as usual but had to come back and comment on this fab screen of tags. Love the Snowflake resist and all the layers of stamping. Beautiful use of the Fresco colours too.

Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous amazing tags, so beautiful with lovely colours and awesome stamping. Kezzy :-) xxx