Friday, August 5, 2011

Tagging from the Flatlands...

Friday Grungy Greetings from the lower regions or...Hi from Holland! Enjoying a lazy and surreal craft-free evening on the sofa with hubby in our holiday house. Spent all morning in a fabulous craft shop where I could actually reach out and touch things and then all afternoon shopping. Before hot-footing it over here I managed to to squeeze in a Grungy Monday tag and then whisked off with just the photos. This week we venture into vellum...

Vellum? Methinks. What, all that foggy looking, crinkly sounding stuff I bought so many years ago? Yeah, that's it. So I delve into the archives of my rookie shopping days to find 43 shades of translucency. Oh my giddy aunt, I even found one with a Disney princess on it. Must have been a freebie...
I've had this set of Artistic Outpost stamps for a while and really wanted to see them in action. So this seemed like an ideal moment seeing as vellum turns a bit oldy worldy with a bit of Distress ink. I decided to emboss rather than stamp the vellum for some extra texture and contrast seeing as the stamps are quite detailed. The chaps are stamped onto a gessoed book page, stamped again, cut out and layered up with the vellum and a stamped mica scrap.

The background tag had been inked up with lots of Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy and Black Soot, given a splash and stamped with more A.O. images and a Wendy Vecchi ledger stamp. Added a memo pin, holding a little French, finishing off with brass eyelets and gold thread. Good old vintage tones and inky stamping still feels good to me. Glad I managed to sneak him in as I'm off duty next week. I will admire from far...!

Just to let you know, the August My Mojo Monthly feature is up with an Inspiration Challenge, Giveaway and fab interview with Kim Dellow. I hope you'll call by and also share some of your arty creations!




That's me all done for tonight...thanks very much for calling by...see you very soon in Blogland.
Sarah.

14 comments:

Talking Horses Arts said...

Glad your enjoying your stay in Holland. Cannot believe after all is said you still found time to make these wonderful tags. Thanks so much for sharing enjoy the rest of your stay in the Netherlands!
Andrea.

Gabrielle said...

Gosh! Away, near a fab craft shop and have time to make a gorgeous tag? My idea of heaven! You did a great job Sarah!

Kaz said...

Oooo likey alot I'm so impressed and a little green,your in a lovely country, near a craft shop, creating a wonderful tag ...... Any room for one more??

Kazx

Judy Wood said...

Very nice tag! Isn't the vellum fun to use?!? Great job!

Kristy C said...

beautiful!

Kathryn said...

Wonderful! Your post made me laugh, it's so hard to be near a real craft shop nowadays, I am very lucky to be near one! Love your tag and the embossing! K x

Debbie said...

Beauty of a tag Sarah! I love those men! Great technique and design! Glad your enjoying your time in Holland!

Marjie Kemper said...

Embossing the vellum was so smart! The whole tag is great, and yes I do identify with the 43 shades of personal stock.

Sandy said...

Wow this is a great Tag.
Amazing design. I love it. Great work.

Dragon said...

OOOOO.. That is beauiful and the colours are wonderful. The stamped men are very interesting... Hope you are having a super duper hols
Frankie
xx

CraftyLoops said...

I love this tag, the colours are fantastic. Lee xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

A very beautiful tag, Sarah. And you've made the photo on the perfect place. The combination of vellum and mica makes it very special. See you in Holland. xFranka

Martina2801 said...

I would like to say I adore your fabulous creative work!

laurel said...

Oh, sounds like such a lovely vacation. Love your tag. I may just have to dig up some of that vellum I have stashed.