Monday, 26 May 2014

Capture Your Dreams by Astrid

Hi everyone and thanks for dropping in here.
Today I am sharing a project using some of the new stamps by Katie Leitch (formerly Fox).


I started with a long Prima tag I had in my stash. I cut off the bottom and then created a background with the help of some Tumbled Glass Distress Paint and Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.


Next I stamped the Jumbo Camellia size A6 straight onto the tag in Coffee Archival ink. I then stamped just the flowers, which come as separate stamps with this set, in Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink on white card, cut them out and glued them onto my main flower.


Now the other stamps I wanted to use are from the beautiful Flutterby set. The moment I saw these solid butterfly stamps, I thought, - great for "kiss stamping". If you don't know what kiss stamping is, - this is how it works: You ink your solid stamp, then stamp into the inked stamp with another un-inked stamp, and then stamp the original stamp onto your project. Whatever second stamp you used will appear in white on your stamped impression.

So I took three different butterflies, inked them with Chipped Sapphire, pressed a little text stamp (a really old Tim Holtz one) onto the inked butterflies and then stamped onto some white card. I cut them out and adhered them to my two part tag. Sometimes this works better than other times (see samples below):



I stamped the word Inspire from the Journaling Words 2 set in Coffee Archival along the side of the top part.

I also stamped a few faint impressions with the Calligraphic mat 12 in the background of both the top and the bottom and then finished my little tag hanger with some little chit chat stickers and a ribbon at the top. I fasted the two tags together with some rusty wire from my stash.


Well, hope you like it. If you have never tried "kiss stamping" before, give it a go, it is great fun to do.


Thank you for visiting and make sure to stay inky!!

19 comments:

Rupa S said...

Beautiful 2pc tag Astrid. Loved the play of colors, quite an unusual combo and the kissing technique sounds interesting, have heard of it but not yet tried!

Rita said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid the colours look amazing too. Hugs Rita xxx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

what a beautiful tag ! your colours are so nice !

Redanne said...

I love your hinged tag Astrid, the flowers are beautiful and the kiss stamping on the butterflies is wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

massofhair said...

Never seen kiss stamping, it looks really effective on the butterflies. Beautiful colours and textures as always Astrid. Like how you have cut a part of the tag off and then hung it back on. Stunning Tag:-) xxx

Dorthe said...

I so love it, dear Astrid, love you made the lower part as a sign hanging from the tag.
Beautiful and sweet it is !!
Hugs,Dorthe

Chris Warner said...

Lovely images, kewl contrasts and I love the addition of the hanger at the bottom. A fab tag Astrid. Chris xxx

Lisa S. said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid, love the add on at the bottom! Tumbled glass is one of my favorite blues in the distress line. It really pops on this tag. :)

rachel said...

beautiful tag astrid. i love the stamps and your style of tag xx

Theresa said...

love that you made the tag in two parts. like the stamps too. thanks as always for sharing.

butterfly said...

Really pretty - love the soft blue of the silhouetted images against the neutral background... and the extra panel at the bottom is very cool!
Alison xx

Terry said...

So very pretty, Astrid! I love the touches of blue in the flowers and butterflies and the hanging piece is fabulous! Hugs!

Susie Bentz said...

I haven't "kissed" in a while! Thanks for reminding me of a good technique. I love the dangling card!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a wonderful piece of art Astrid... so much love in it... adorable!

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely work Astrid!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful as always Astrid!! You have such a great eye for colour and I love that 'kiss' stamping technique. Another one I will definitely have to try. Love this!! ox

Juliz Design Post said...

Great Tutorial Astrid and I love how you extended your Tag, fab idea.
Julie x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

It has such a delicate appearance which is incredibly appealing - stunning tag.
Wishes
Lynne

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful tag, I love the extension on the end.