8 January 2013

Rusty old tag


Hi everyone, hope the week is off to a good start for you. I'm joining in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show which I always look forward to on Monday and this week the theme is 'Embrace the old'. I think there are many interpretations of this as you'll see on their blog and I've gone with making something look old  which is the rust background on my tag. 

The rust is real using a two part product of a paint and a rusting solution and I've covered the whole tag with this and then stamped over it with a Crafty Individuals leaf stamp. I've added a Memory box die cut tree, lace, flowers, a Tim Holtz reinforcer and chit chat sticker, pearl pen dots, black and white paint doodled dots and finally the main image which is a gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamp which I've stamped onto glossy paper with black Archival ink and then coloured with distress markers.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments, catch up with you all soon and enjoy your day.

25 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I love your absolutely fabulous tag! That rusting looks truly amazing, I love the woman stamp and the lace is divine. Must look out for that rusting medium, it does look very real....... Hugs, Anne x

Crafting Queen said...

This is stunning!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning, the Memory Box tree die is gorgeous and I love love,your rusty background combined with the angelic image. Beautiful touch of lace too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Juls said...

wowzer!!!! this is so stunning!! Hugs Juls

Sasha said...

Such a fabulous technique, making your own rust, Chris. Your tags looks amazing!!! x

Boxofcolours said...

As always Chris your creativity is a pleasure to see - thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Jane

whyducks said...

Gorgeous!

Sandy said...

A tag fit for the Opera!
Sandy

Diane J said...

Beautiful :o) xx

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning background - what is the brand of the rusting solution? The colours you have used Chris are fabulous. You've brought all the elements together wonderfully! I love it! Nicola x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Chris that is stunning, what you have done with the memory box tree is superb!
wonderful tag!
Love,melly. xxx

Christina C. said...

OMG.........this is phenomenal!!!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris.
One of your best yet. I love it.
Hugs Maz

Candy C said...

Chris...Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE this tag. That Memory Box tree die cut is amazing! It's so striking against the deep rust-ish background. The bit of lace and that beautiful winged Victorian lady are absolutely perfect for this tag!!! Well done! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Kelly Neis said...

Chris this one is is so diva! The lady butterfly and the background are gorgeous. The accents just add so much interest to the tag, wonderful together. I really love the background you made.
Hugs Kelly

Danielle said...

À couper le souffle! wow... absolutely beautiful, love the background, and all the pretty elements. have a beautiful day Chris!

Anita Houston said...

Be still my heart...pinning this rusty ol' thing! GORGEOUS!!!

Tracey said...

Oh dear Chris you have nailed this tag gorge!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Barbara A. said...

Wow!! That's beautiful!!!

Elly said...

That's not only a tag. It's a WOWzer(:o)Absolutly brilliant!

Faye said...

Oooooh the rich colours work perfectly with the flowers and pretty lace on this fab, fab, fab, fab tag. Love the vintage feel too. Thanks so much for the kind and supportive luuuurve you've been leaving at mine. XX

Anna-Karin said...

WOw, this is gorgeous! Love the rusty background, the rich colours and that wonderful tree. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Lina McDermott said...

This is stunning Chris, I love it.
Lina x

Debi said...

gorgeous, love all the details so much to see, Debi x

Netty said...

wow Chris your tag is awesome, x