Sunday, 13 April 2014

Embrace Possibility

Hello everyone, Astrid here, happy Sunday to you all!
When this post goes live I will be at Ally Pally and hope to catch up with some of my team mates including Jennie who I have never met before! Meanwhile, here is a pocket tag I created, with a Springtime feel to it....
I started with a size 10 manila tag and created a background using Distress Paints in Picket Fence, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Bundled Sage. I then did background stamping with Archival Inks in Leafgreen and Treebranch using the Katie Fox Numerical stamps. I then inked around the edges with Coffee Archival. I also did some stenciling with Gesso using my finger through some sequin waste.
Next I added the top layer of a paper serviette to add more interest and blended it into the tag with some more of the Distress paints.
As you can see, the bottom end of the tag is quite bare because that's where the pocket will go. I created that out of another tag, and cut the edge with a Sizzix bracket die.
I added some subtle colour to the pocket with Bundled Sage Distress Paint (mainly to act as a resist to further inking that would follow and to provide some texture) I added some stamping along the bottom and deepened the colours with Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap. Next I stamped one of the flowers and a butterfly from the Katie Fox Encyclopedia Botanica plate.
I coloured them with Distress Markers.


Then I stamped onto  two Journaling Tickets to fit inside the pocket with other stamps from the Encyclopedia set:
I will fit a small gift card behind these, so I can use the tag as a gift for someone.

Here you can see them inside the pocket. The top was finished with a decorative brad from my stash and I also added a couple of Chit Chat stickers for my sentiment. A bit of added shadow with a Black Soot Distres Marker and a water brush finished it all off.
Hope you like my tag, have a creative, inky Sunday and a good week ahead. Thank you for visiting!


32 comments:

massofhair said...

Stunning Tag Astrid! Enjoy meeting the wonderful Jennie and enjoy AP :-) xxx

Faith W said...

Fabulous Tag! Gorgeous colours!

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Astrid,
WoW... THIS IS GORGEOUS.
Smiles:)
Sue

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!!! Utterly gorgeous tag Astrid!! Love the colour and the textures ... just fabulous!! Totally brilliant idea for a gift!!
Stunning work as always!! ox

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful tag, Astrid.

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Astrid! Hope you have a great time at Ally Pally. Sue C x

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

This is really springtime! Very beautiful tag, dear Astrid. The paper serviette fits so perfect there, love this!
xxx Evelyn

butterfly said...

So lovely... I love the little tickets with the insects on, and the background is, of course, stunning!
Alison xx

ike said...

WoWza - that is GORGEOUS !! xxxxxxxx

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderfully made Astrid...hope you have great time at Ally Pally.

rachel said...

stunning work Astrid - I've always loved the look of using a serviette but never done it yet - after seeing this its the project for this week! Thanks for the inspiration and for your lovely comments too! Big Hugs to you! Hope Ally Pally is fun! Hugs rachel xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing work as usual Astrid, you just never let us down, but always come up with something really awesome and beautiful and also today again. I love this tag.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh my Astrid this is lovely. O love the way you have built up the layers using the napkin and the idea of having a gift card pocket is really fab. Great walk through too.

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful inky, painty tag Astrid - I love the little pocket you created at the bottom too. A xx

Paper Profusion said...

Sooo beautiful Astrid. The pocket is a terrific addition. Have a rockin time at Ally Pally. Nicola x

Chris Warner said...

Ooooh, love the composition of this tag Astrid, great work. Chris xxx

Ruth said...

You do vintage so exquisitely, this is so so pretty and I'm definitely inspired to make a pocket tag, love the idea. Enjoy Ally Pally!

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning work Astrid! Have a wonderful day!

Rita said...

Beautiful tag Astrid. I love the pocket idea too. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. Hugs Rita xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning tag Astrid, with so much beautiful creativity. Hope you enjoyed Ally Pally. Julie x

Dominike said...

Que c'est beau ! Gorgeous.

Tammy Lawrence-Cymbalisty said...

Love it the tag is awesome!

Helen said...

Great to meet you yesterday, Astrid.. Love this tag.

Wendy McCarthy said...

A beautiful summery tag, love it! xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous tag ! Hope you had a good time at Ally Pally !
Corrie x

isisimaginings.com said...

I wish I'd realised you were at AP today, I would have loved to meet you, hopefully next time.
Your tag is really beautiful, the background is gorgeous & I love the pocket.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeous and I love the way you created a pocket on the tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

What a gorgeous tag, Astrid! Love the feeling of spring and the ticket pocket is a nice touch! Thank you for sharing all the steps. Hugs.

mamablitger said...

Fabolous tag Astrid. What a clever idea adding that small pocket. So very decorative yet usefull.
Love your color choices as well.
Thanks a lot for sharing. Also the step by step description.
Feeling very inspired seeing your art.
Hugs from SPAIN

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! xxx

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful, love the layers of colour
Sunny daisies and a splash of sky blue, such amazing detail
Love the pocket for the cards and the butterfly and insects are lovely

Jools x

Buttons said...

Love the way the serviette fragments have combined with the stamped botanicals here. Jenny x