Thursday, July 24, 2014

HOSTING THE TAG ALONG BLOG CHALLENGE THIS WEEK!

If you are looking for my post for this week's Stampotique Designers' Challenge, it is immediately below.
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I am thrilled to have been asked to host today's challenge on the Tag Along Blog!  I created this tag for my step-daughter's high school graduation last month. A personal note was included on the back. I love steampunk, but with a "softer" edge, so I took great latitude here with the steampunk theme.  

If you are interested in the process, the details are below.


For the tag base, I chose Strathmore Mixed Media 140 lb. paper. Using the "gears" stencil from The Crafters Workshop (TCW262), I applied a very thick layer of Liquitex Modeling Paste.  I let the paste dry naturally for several days.  Next, I randomly pounced (yes, I did say pounced!) color onto the surface by using Ranger's Distress Paints in Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, and Wild Honey.  Without allowing the paint to dry, I tilted my tag up on its base and began spraying water along the top.  I added more paint, then sprayed again, repeating until I was happy with the coverage and "drippage." To add a bit more color and interest, I rubbed on some Inka-Gold in orange, then diluted a few drops of Golden's fluid acrylic in Teal and sparingly added that.

Both my stamp and sentiment are from Stampotique Originals, the image being "Single Tear," and the sentiment, "Aborigine." The finishing touches include a Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Fastener, jump ring, and Crinkle Ribbon (colored on my craft mat with Dylusions spray inks), as well as some random trinkets found in my stash.


I am happy that you visited today, and would love it if you left a comment so that I will know you were here.  If you have not already done so, please sign up as a follower (above and to the right).  Then, sign up to "follow by e-mail" so that you don't miss an update!

Please take some time this week to get crafty and create a tag for my steampunk challenge on the Tag Along Blog!  You can add your artwork here.

Cheers!



19 comments:

  1. Wow, Kay, this is stunning! I love that little touch of teal and all the wonderful details. I'm sure this will be in her treasure box forever. I'm off to pin.

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  2. This is beautiful Kay, I love the gears in the background, nicely done!

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  3. Beautiful Tag Kay, great texture and lovely colours:-) xxx

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  4. This is lovely kay, I am sure your step daughter was thrilled with it, Carol x

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  5. Kay I love this tag. The technique you used made streaks in the background as if the tag itself had shed many tears. May we all take time to observe the beauty around us, learn and grow in wisdom and stature as well as express our love of life and friendship. Your art has a way of exposing the beauty of your soul, while it also touches my soul through its artistic expression.

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  6. This is great, love all those colours, think spiced marmalade is my favourite. Loving the drips too

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  7. oh my goodness, it is both beautiful to look at and to think about (the sentiment). just lovely. xo

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  8. Kay- this is absolutely fabulous!! I love your softer side of steampunk- so rich! Your use of colors and drippage- superb!! And what a great saying! I think I need that stamp! heehee xoxo

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  9. That's a very beautiful tag Kay, so happy with your soft" edge steampunk style that works so fine on this tag!!! Love the texture, the colours, everything is fab. You will rock the 'Tag along' challenge with it my dear Kay. :) Mwah!

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  10. Fab tag Kay. Love your pouncing and your drippage. Must admit steampunk isn't a style I do so much but, cos it's you..... Off to check out Tag Along.

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  11. Congrats on your hosting over at the Tag Along blog. I have been a fan for a while and try and play along most weeks.
    I love the tag you made, great colours and subtly steampunky ! Great sentiment too !
    Mwah ! Corrie x

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  12. A really moving tag... the colours are so vivid and arresting, the words are so profound, and that one teary eye says it all. Brilliant.
    Alison xx

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  13. This is really lovely Kay the image and the quote are so expressive xx

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  14. I really love this, Kay. My eye went around to every detail! Bet your step daughter will appreciate it too.

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  15. The details on this one are perfect!

    p.s. pouncing is fun!!!

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  16. I must have been snoozing. How did I miss this before? What a beautiful tag, Kay! Such a perfect sentiment and I love the B&W image with the golden color and a splash of green. Really stunning.

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