Monday, May 10, 2010

City Crafter Challenge #3

Those of you who are familiar with my art, especially on YouTube, are probably thinking "AHA! This is what we're used to from her!" My venture into card making lately feels like a total different realm of art for me. I'm used to the kind of crafting that goes with mini albums and altered art. This tag is actually for a card crafting blog called City Crafter Challenge Blog. From the entries I've seen so far, mine is going to really be an oddball, but I'm going to enter it anyway.

The challenge was to make a tag. This is how I make tags. LOL I love vintage grunge and that's definitely what this tag is. Here's how I made it.

The base is manilla file folder backed with chipboard. I used Versamark to stamp the music score and then used Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo. I removed some of the powder before heat setting it. I then inked the entire tag with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I distressed the edges and inked them with Tea Dye and Black Soot. At the more deeply distress areas I used some more Versamark and the Distress Embossing Powder.

I found the 3D butterfly image online. You can see the layering better in the picture above. I covered each layer with Ranger Matte Accents and separated the layers with pop dots. I made my flowers from French Vanilla Bazzill cardstock. I ran the edges of the petals over my Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad and then sprayed them with water. The centers are Walnut Stain Distress Stickles. The leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and their edges were inked with Walnut Stain. Finishing touches are some scrunched ribbon and some brown fibers.

I know this is probably not what they're looking for, but I had fun creating it in my "old" style.

Have a great day!


Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful tag, such great details!

Heather Rogers said...

Just lovely! You did a wonderful job with your tag. I love the sheet music and flowers you used.

Thanks for joining us this week at CCB. We will have a new challenge starting tomorrow. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is very nice, love the old vintage look, I can see a lot of effort here!
Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

~* steph :) *~ said...

love your tag, tracy! love how you layered that image and love the music notes in the background. thanks for sharing :)! have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

♥Jan♥ said...

You know what Tracy - I don't think they are looking for anything except something that makes them go WOW and GLUB GLUB GLUB. I do believe this is it !!

I agree with you on the distress stuff - I am loving all my Tim Holtz things right now, though I haven't tried that hammer yet ! I am really impressed with your knowledge ! Now I know you are the go-to gal for all things distress - you will be answering some of my questions for sure.

Unknown said...

very pretty, thanks for playing along at the CCCB

Unknown said...

WOW! I am loving this tag! I just love all the layering, Distressing, It looks like it would have been alot of fun to make. Now that a piece of art!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at the CCCB!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous tag :-) I've been loving all the cards that you have made recently too xx

Tracy said...

This is beautiful.
I am in a tag swap (I have never done a tag before).