Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine Tag

I've been lucky to have had a gob of new products to work with in my Studio, but sometimes just going back and making a tag is more fun than anything.
 
So I got out my new, and never been used yet, set of fun stamps Mini Blueprints 2 from the talented MJ3, aka Mario Rossi III, and had some late night fun!
 
This is definitely a Mixed Media Tag in that I use several layers of inks, embossing powder, stamps and paint.
 
 
I started with the 3 stamps and Black Soot distress ink plus clear embossing powder. Then I added Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Victorian Velvet trying to blend together to get the "reddish-pink" that I wanted around the tag. Last add some Broken China and Seedless Preserves to the edges.
 
Next I painted in the 3 main areas with a brush and Dylusions Crushed Grape and Bubblegum Pink, a few Distress Markers, and the above Distress Inks. Using a brush again I added a few tiny spots of color and shadows. Then, just for fun, I gave a light spritz of the Crushed Grape to the tag.
 
Contrast....needed contrast, so I added a phrase from Odds and Ends stamp collection with Majestic Blue Versafine Ink, and stamped out the Valentine ticket with Black Soot.  Paint the ticket with the Dylusions and Victorian Velvet Distress Marker. The background stamp from Papillon was roll- stamped with Coffee Archival Ink.
 
I added the Pattern Stamp from Stampers Anonymous and the wonderful Script from Apothecary with Snowflake Fresco Paint from Paper Artsy. LOVE that stuff.
 
 
Here you can see the detail of the shadow added to make the image pop and the white script stamp that breaks up the color. I added the tag to black chipboard and did a version of x and o along the side. Then punch a hole in the black chipboard for a ribbon.
 
 
Lately I've been using the Crinkle Ribbon in it's natural state that goes well with the white penmarks. As a last thought I added Glossy Accents to the ticket to give it a little shine and added the Heart Charm with a jumpring.
 
Valentines Day is fast approaching. I've done more Valentine posts than I've ever done in my life...maybe the stamps just speak to me, maybe I'm just getting sentimental this year!
 
Be Well and Be Good to each other, we're all we've got!
 
Linda
 
Products Used:
Distress Markers - Various blended colors and Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord.
Stamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints 2, Papillon, Odds and Ends, Apothecary and Patterned Stamp JS-643 from years ago.
Paper Artsy - Fresco Chalk Paint - Snowflake
Versafine - Magestic Blue


41 comments:

  1. This is delightful from beginning to end, Linda!

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  2. Thanks for the walk through--gorgeous tag!

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  3. Really cool with all those layers..but, what did I expect from the layer Queen? lol...beautiful!

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  4. It's amazingly gorgeous Linda, I love seeing your tags. I love all the mixed media layers, everything pops and its gorgeous! Michelle x

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  5. Wonderful tag, Linda. Thanks for the great tutorial showing how to combine Distress, Dylusions and Paper Artsy products together. A big help. I always have trouble with the Distress pinks but I'd best practice again.And you're so right - we are all we've got.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  6. This tag is just beautiful, and so romantic! I love how you combined everything. Nothing wrong with being sentimental!

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  7. Gorgeous tag Linda ! Love the depth of colour and the stamping ! Sue C x

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  8. Beautiful tag! Really cool layers and the stamps are cool too!

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  9. Beautiful tag! Love the results of the blending and mixing. Happy Valentines Day!

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  10. So much to love here...the bold black border that draws the eye all the way around the tag...the fabulous heart pendant suspended artfully from the bow...the fun love ticket, the prancing Cupid, and all those lovely white shadows...all set off by a perfectly crinkled bow. Yummy!

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  11. So much detail and so much to look at. I love it!! It's wonderful

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  12. This is absolutely stunning, Linda! LOVE all those awesome layers of beauty you've got going on!

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  13. Fabulous, love ALL your details... the pop-out purple 14 is amazing, that background... woo...that's awesome!
    I love those blueprints ( didn't think I would), I got the Valentine set and a set of minis too !!

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  14. What a gorgeous tag Linda! Of course I think all of your work is gorgeous! You so inspire me, and I thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creativity with us!
    I love the colors of this tag and how you combined all of the stamps and blended the colors! I also love the fact that you mounted it onto the black chipboard,that really help it to pop along with the clever xo border!
    Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!

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  15. Wow... this is beyond cool!! So much gorgeous inky goodness, delicious details to delight the eye, and those amazing colours...
    Alison x

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  16. Great Valentine celebration happening on your tag!!! It's gorgeous and I love that you backed it with chipboard!!!

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  17. Hi, Linda, I am swapping a Valentine tags with a new artful friend and have been so nervous because I have only created one other tag in my life! Love these step-by-step instructions and I have most of the supplies that you have used. I am off to create! Thanks so much for the inspiration of this beautiful tag! Kay

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  18. Beautiful! Love all the layers!

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  19. Linda,
    I would have never thought to run that interrupted script over the stamped image. It looks wonderful and really doesn't distract from the image at all. I also love the shading behind the stamps. Wow I'm so glad Tim sent me here I learned two new things.

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  20. Gorgeous layer upon layer! Love the border too! What a fabulously striking tag!!!

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  21. Gorgeous Linda!!! Love your tag and congrats for making Tim's Noteworthy Valentine Blogs!!! You're a rock star! :) <3 Candy

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  22. You already know I love this, but I'll tell you again!! It's scrumptious!

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  23. I am in love with your tag! Gorgeous colors and design.
    Hugs Kelly

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  24. Amazing art, as always Linda. I love everything you do. This tag is no exception. Such great color and texture and depth. Love it!

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  25. Uterly and totally stunning! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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  26. Beautiful tag, LInda. Love how you melded your style with a kind of shabby chic look. I'll be referring back to this post when I hit the craft room! Thanks for posting this.
    Cindy Kotora

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  27. FABULOUS tag!!! Isn't it fun to just sit and do something you can finish in the same day????

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  28. An amazing work of art, this tag is truly stunning. TFS and congrats on your Tim Blogworthy link.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  29. Hi Linda! , Tim Holtz sent us over...Great blog! Thank you for the inspiration!...hugs...gayle

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  30. This is so fabulous! Must pin it right this moment. Love your colors and layers. I missed this when you posted so I'm extra glad Tim shared it. Hugs!

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  31. Fabulous layer upon fabulous layer to create a superb tag, love it ! X

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  32. So pretty! I love the background and all the texture you achieved. Your ribbon is such a lovely addition (love how it kept its scrunchieness (is that a word?)..

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  33. This is absolutely lovely, dear Linda!
    Gorgeous tag!

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  34. the purple and white really make it POP!

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