Wednesday, February 27, 2013

She's Beautiful - Tag Project

Today I am sharing with you a few tags that I made using my gelli plate background. I am in a tag swap in one of my yahoo groups, ATC_FUN and it's a open theme. 
I purchased the Penny Black stamp the other day and I must say I could not wait to use it, It's so beautiful. I decided that this was the project that I would like to use it on.

I apologize, I did not take a picture of the background before I started but you can kind of see it here. The background was sort of this hodge podge of random blues and red and some white. 



I decided that I wanted to create a special spot for the stamp because if I had stamped it onto the background as-is it would have gotten lost in the background. I just bought Dyan Reaveley's new After Midnight" spray and it's so bold and beautiful and this is what I used. I sprayed each tag using a circle template and I just love how the spray is translucent so you can still see parts of that background through it.
I then stamped the Penny Black stamp and embossed it using Ranger's black embossing powder. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in black soot for the edges, added some small butterflies from my Stampin Up Sizzix cutting/embossing folder. 
I added some fun fluffy ribbon to top it all off and stamped the word "Dream" on red card stock. Lastly, I added some really tiny Swarovski crystals to her hair. I think it all comes together really well. 
Have a look:



I still cannot get over how well the background comes through the Dyan Reaveley spray, so cool!!

I am entereing this tag into the Artful Times challenge which is "Colour Technique"
Also In the Frilly and Funky - "Layer It On and Share a Word" challenge. There are many layers here of paint, ink, sprays and embossing. 

Thanks so much for stopping by :) 

9 comments:

  1. Great tags Claudine. What can I say... Such imagination.

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  2. Fantastic background and I love that you have truly spotlighted that new stamp. Great idea! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

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  3. Gorgeous creative tags, The colours and detail are Fab.

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  4. I'm not surprised you are pleased with the outcome just love the way you can see the background through the spotlighted silhouette :) so cool !
    Thank you for sharing them with us at Artful Times
    Von ☺

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  5. Love that you did a giant circle here with the Dylusions!!! They are grand to work with! This embossed image is stunning! You outta enter this at SSS&S. beautiful tag my dear!!!

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  6. I love this. very artistic, beautifully done. Your work is fabulous
    Hugs June x

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  7. Whoo, spectacular colors Claudine, and I love that image done in the black embossing! Totally amazing details here. So happy to have you sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  8. I only just spotted this, where have I been, so apologies. A fabulous set of tags, love what you did with the Gelli plate.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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