Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love Gives us a Fairy Tale

Today's Valentine is a large tag with a little Steampunk influence. Are you starting to see a pattern? To create my background, I started with several drops of distress paint. I pounced the brayer in the paint and then on to the tag. I stamped (all stamps from Tim Holtz) the Valentine words and then letterpressed them using the matching texture fade. The hearts were stamped next. Before stamping the sentiment, I used a bit of picket fence distress stain so the sentiment would stand out better against the darker background. Jacob, the focal image is from Simply Betty. I added the metallic paper die cut wings and an arrow spinner. The tag string was dyed using a distress marker.
I am entering my tag in these challenges: Simply Steampunk -- wings/grunge; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge -- twine or string; Word Art Wednesday -- anything goes; Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge -- purple; Fashionable Stamping -- tag along; Artistic Stamper -- use distress; and Stampin' for the Weekend -- anything but a card.

11 comments:

Emily Shroom said...

Fabulous background and great colouring on a simply stunning tag, thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges (c:

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love this! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

Lisa Howell said...

This is a gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges LisaH DT

Corinne said...

oh LOVE this, awesome job and thank you for joining us at SSC
hugs

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Barbara! All of your stamps are wonderful. Great back ground. Thanks for playing along with our "2014 Pantone - Purple" challenge at Flourishes this week!

Amanda said...

Fabulous tag love your colour choice for your background. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
Love
Amanda

Cheryl said...

That background is gorgeous--nice job! Thanks so much for playing along with us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, its a super image and colour. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Emily Leiphart said...

Awesome tag, Barbara! The image is fantastic and I love the purples. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Twine or String!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag, love the bold background and great embellishments for the image.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril xx

Del said...

Fabulous stamp and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx