Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Aqua Tag

I am in love with my new stamp by Hampton Art.  It says "Keep Calm and Carry On".  I stamped it with Ranger's Black Archival Ink on a scrap piece of paper that had been covered with Gesso.  I inked the edges with one of Ranger's seasonal colors called Peacock Feathers which looks a lot like aqua.  I mounted this on a piece of burlap colored paper and then glued the reverse side of that paper on either end.  I used my EK punch to give that torn notebook edging on both ends.  This panel was now attached to a size 8 black tag made by who else?....Ranger.  When I was at Absolutely Everything for Tim's classes last month I bought some really beautiful tattered flower trim.  I colored three of the flowers with Distress Markers using Broken China, Wild Honey and Spun Sugar.  Then I sprayed water on them and balled them up in my hand which helped to spread the colors throughout.  I glued those to the bottom of the tag.  I did the same thing with 6 more flowers and when they were dry I ran a threaded needle through them and turned them into one big flower.  After I glued that flower to the upper left side I decided to enhance it with grungeboard hearts  painted silver and randomly stamped.  I had a couple of stars that I did the same treatment to and attached those around the flowers.  I  then pierced the bottom flowers with two pearl headed corsage needles, glued a tiny black bow to those and added another silver gungeboard heart to that.  That little heart says "Be Brave".  That phrase is from Stampington's Love Lines by Kristen Robinson.  An aqua colored ribbon completes the tag.


  1. What a cool tag! Love how you used that notebook edge on the blue piece on top and bottom... what an eye catcher!

  2. Hi. Just wanted to drop by and thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment. Really glad I did as you have some awesome artwork on here. I love this tag and those flowers that you made are simply stunning.

    Enjoy your weekend
    Claire x

  3. Love the colors here, and that quote is so great...I am always smiling when I see it! Great little tag Renee!