Friday, March 11, 2011

A Vintage Tag -- Back at my roots!

Azure Sea Asters SS, Tiffany's Blue SS, Bucaneer Bronze Ink Pot, Midnight Copper Obsidium Two-toned embossing powder

I had this urge to create something "grungey" today... hehe! So I found myself venturing back to my roots... playing with distress and grunge! And what better products to use than Lindy Stamp Gang in conjunction with Tim Holtz - the killer combo I call it! :-) LMBO!

If you have follwed my YouTube channel for the past year, you may have seen my projects evolve through different styles from vintage grunge, to shabby chic to clean lines, using an array of techniques and a variety of products. Like the saying on the top of my blog goes -- creativity involves "breaking out of established patterns..." I believe this is something every artist should experiment with to truly define themselves. :-) So.... I never stick to one thing ever, which is probably why I give myself whip lash... LMBO! I often bounce between mini albums, cards, lay-outs, altered art, art journaling, Copic coloring and so much more. But I LOVE it... and the variety defines me. :-)

Thank you for letting me share my project with you today. I also created a fun video showing you the tag up close as well as a tutorial of how I pulled everything together. Click HERE to watch the video.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!!


Close-up of roses colored up with Lindy's Starburst Stains

Distressed butterflies

Close up of the base of my distressed tag

Copic markers I used to color the image

Recipe for my Vintage Tag:
  • #8 Manila shipping tag
  • Ranger Embossing Ink
  • Lindy's Two-Toned embossing powder in Midnight Copper Obsidium
  • Lindy's Moonshadow Ink Pot in Bucaneer Bronze
  • Lindy's Starburst Stains/Sprays in Azure Sea Asters, Tiffany's Blue and Dark Chocolate Truffle
  • Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
  • Archival Ink
  • Tim Holtz cling mount stamps (sets are called: "At the Movies" and "Royal Script", Muse Token - Ideology
  • Vintage Lady stamp (I will post once I remember the website I purchased her on, it's been a LONG time, sorry!)
  • Copic markers
  • Momento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Lindy Stamp Gang metal butterfly charms
  • Hug Snug Seam Binding
  • Making Memories "S" clip
  • WeR Memory Keeps XL eyelet
  • roses
  • Ruffle trim and Half-back pearls from my LSS


~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Arlene, the tag is Fabulous! So Beautiful....


Jeanette T. said...

What can I say but simply beautiful. TFS

Friday said...

You know I love your tags, right? Wow, Arlene! I love these stamps you are using. I need to get me some. Love it. TFS.. Hugs..

carpediem said...

gorgeous tag Arlene! looks like a Rubbernecker Stamp - one of the sophisticated lady images

Myrna Marcano said...

So sweet! Thanks

Leilanie said...
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Leilanie said...

Love this card ar! Beautiful!

Eva said...

Girlie, this is just AMAZINGLY are inspiring me to make a vintage tag!! Love, love, love it!!!