Thursday, February 9, 2017

STAMPlorations Love TAGSplorations

STAMPlorations Love TAGSplorations Seven Days of  Valentine Tag Making Fun!


Here is my Mixed Media Love tag for Day 2 that I made for my twin sister Margie to use as a bookmark!


Margie loved her bookmark:-)  It has a lot of layers and textures, but is still flat enough for a bookmark.

I started by die cutting a Tim Holtz #8 manila tag using my new CUTplorations Luggage Tag and using the largest tag of the 3 in the set.  Then the layers began...

Layer #1 & #2..Golden's white Gesso and when dry I added a 2nd layer of Gesso using my palette knife.
Layer #3...mixed 3 acrylic paints: passion, fuchsia, purple on my non stick craft sheet with my palette knife.  After applying paints to tag I used a plastic card to spread the textured lines. Then let dry.
Layer #4...Placed ARTplorations "Bold Florals" mini stencil over tag and added Goldens white EB paste using palette knife.  Removed stencil and washed immediately.  Let tag dry.
Layer #5..stamped STAMPlorations "Scribbly Splattery Grunge" set images using Archival black ink.

Then I used the same acrylic paint on a piece of scrap SU Whisper White thick CS and die cut my heart and love with my SU "Sunshine Wishes" Dies.  Attached to tag using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. Weighting down the die images with my acrylic block.

I added my SU ribbons for the final touch.  I also die cut another tag with SU WW thick CS and attached to the back for a nice clean look and a sturdier bookmark.

Hope you check out Shery's newest STAMPlorations Blog Hop.  So many awesome tags each day by her amazingly talented DT members.  Lots of her usual prizes too!  Happy Tag making.  Hugs...

SUPPLIES listed in my description.....

My tag is for 2 more STAMPlorations Challenges..

STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge...must use a stencil or stencils and not a card.  Anything goes theme.


STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes


12 comments:

  1. Oh wow...this bookmark is artsy delicious, Nancy! love the color combo and texture! And you have a twin?!?!? How cool is that! Thank you for making something for Love TAGplorations and linking to our gallery! Hugs :o)

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    1. Thank you Shery for your fun Valentine Tag making Fun! Yes, and we are identical...scary...huh! Hugs..

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  2. Lots of wonderful layers on this artsy tag Nancy. I bet it was lots of fun to make. xx

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  3. This is fabulous, Nancy! I love the originality of your technique and thanks for always giving us all the details! This idea looks so fun to try! Being in a creative slump, I may just have a go at it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I would love for you to share your tag or card, Nancy. You create some of the most amazing tags ever!!! Hugs..

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  4. All these layers are awesome, Nancy! And such patience to let each layer dry! That's the hard part for me! I know your sister will treasure this!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I love this bookmark, Nancy! Beautiful layering with your stamping, and I love your color palette! I'm so impressed with all the work you put into this project...and it really paid off!

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  6. Nancy, I love all the dimension and layering of colours, awesome tag

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  7. One could look at this a long time and still keep seeing more details. I especially love the gesso flowers. Awesome!

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  8. This is so pretty, Nancy. I love the layers and I think that I'd be very happy to use it as a bookmark. I'm sure your sister will enjoy it. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge and the LOVE TAGplorations event. :)

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  9. In my opinion, you can never have too many bookmarks. It seems I always have two or three books or magazines going at once. I'm sure Margie loves it, especially when it is as pretty as this one.

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  10. So beautiful and romantic tag, love the purple colors. Thank you so much for entering STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge.

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