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 :) 


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

  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

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

  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 ☺

  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!!!

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

  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!


  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