Monday, 9 November 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #46


Time for another tag, I think.  When I was prepping for my guest design spot at Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas, I prepped an extra tag by tearing some of the top layer off and smearing it with a light coating of gesso.

So today I covered it with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, which dries to a lovely sheen, then stamped the bell from Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells, coloured it in with Distress Inks, cut it out and added Wink of Stella, then took the clappers out of two metal bell charms and adhered them to the cut-out bells.  I added some diecut 'greenery' which I'd coated with Wink of Stella, then punched a hole and added some pewter-coloured ribbon.  Oh, and some Icicle Stickles to the centre of the poinsettia (after the top photo was taken).


I'm adding my tag to Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas,


Inkspirational - Anything Goes with Silver (ok, technically, it's Brushed Pewter on the tag base, Iced Spruce on the bells, and metal for the clappers, but they're all in the spirit of silver :) )


Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Tag,


and Happy Little Stampers newest challenge, Mixed Media Challenge, which is also a Tag. (The challenge badge is the same as the one above.)

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the colours and images but that torn cardboard effect is simply stunning, Jo x

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  2. A mixed media wonder! All the texture here Shirley is fabulous, love the kinda futuristic mixed with the vintage design of this...well that is how I see it! Thanks for joining Ink x

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  3. Wow...your distressed corrugated beauty caught my eye immediately Shirley :-) About 10 mins ago I got some corrugated pieces from a box for a future tag :-) Now I am really inspired. TFS my friend.

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  4. P.S. I have wanted to play with a corrugated background since seeing your gorgeous Day 1 tag as Loll's GD. Twice I am now Inspired. Thanks again Shirley.

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  5. I just love the corrugated background!

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  6. Just parked next to you over at HLS ;) I'm drooling over all that luscious gray. Or silver or pewter or whatever.

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  7. This is gorgeous Shirley .... I love the torn cardboard, great texture and I think the colours are just perfect. xx

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  8. Another beauty Shirley! Love the pewter paint over the gesso. I almost looks more like torn material --- very cool. Love your bells, the clappers are so clever! Thanks so much for sharing your tag at my event. xx

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  9. Stunning, Shirley, a unique combination of old/new elements - the cardboard, the gesso, the bells with their upscaled clappers, the trendy leaves - WOW!
    hugs~c

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  10. I don't think there is another person on this planet (except you) who can rip up a piece of cardboard and come up with a sensational masterpiece like you have here!

    Amazing work Shirley. I love the plaid bow!

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  11. Wow...what a fabulous card and I have to agree with Geri, you are so amazing.

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  12. Super cool tag, love the corrugated cardboard and the bundle of lovelies!

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  13. Cool and funky, Shirley ... and so wonderfully texture-y! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. Great tag - neat sort of retro look! Love the way you used the corrugated cardboard with gesso and pewter paint - you've inspired me to try that. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  15. love the corrugated card for the tag, and the pewter paint with the bell is perfect

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  16. Wow... this tag is fantastic! Such a unique project. The gesso creates such a nice iced look on the cardboard. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  17. Beautiful layers, textures & colors on this fab tag. The corrugated paper looks wonderful with the pewter overlay, and really like the bells & pine branches. Lovely design to have the corrugated paper peeking through as you've done your tag. TFS & playing in the Tag challenge.

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  18. LOVE all that gorgeous texture Shirley! Those bells are gorgeous! Have a great weekend! Hazel x

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  19. This is really very cool, Shirley! I love all of the details and texture. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers' 1rst Mixed Media Challenge this month. Melissa - DT

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  20. WOW...This is GORGEOUS! Love all the details... down to the little clappers.. I never knew that was the name of them. Thanks for joining us a Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge LesLee xx

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  21. Super tag Shirley. Thanks for joining us at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol DT x

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