Wednesday, 9 May 2012

A Parisian Affair

Here's a vintage tag I made using my favourite stamping medium, brown parcel paper.   I love the effect you get and have found that the shiny side works best.



I coloured the white tag with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy and inked the edges with Vintage Photo, then  used a Crafty Individuals' script stamp, CI-017 and Pumice Stone Distress ink.  Using the brown paper and black embossing powder I stamped the Eiffel Tower, Clarity Stamp and the Arc de Triomphe and then cut them out with a narrow brown paper border all the way round, giving the images a 3D effect.  The word Paris was stamped using bronze embossing powder.  

I'm entering this into two challenges.  First the current Craft Room Challenge which is 'Embossing'.  Click HERE to take part or scroll down the side bar for their button.  The second challenge is over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme is 'Cities of the World'.  Click  HERE or scroll down the side bar.

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9 comments:

Zoe Sanderson said...

Always a delight to visit and see what you have been busy creating Sue. Not heard of the medium you used will have to look out for it, the result is fab. Thank you for making and sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

Great tag Sue, and lovely to see you here again at craft room challenge, Debi x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful Paris themed tag. Fabulous Eiffeltower. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

This is a lovely vintage tag and the embossing is so subtle but effective. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Emboss It" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

stampdiva said...

Hello Sue
I love when crafters utilise ordinary, household items for their crafting.
Great use of the paper to use as a base for your trip to Paris.
Thank you for once again sharing your art with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Maria said...

I do love your style Sue. This is fabulous, and I love the soft vintage colour. Thanks for sharing your tag with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Ephemera said...

Hi Sue, beautiful art work, perfectly stamped (loving those Paris stamps)understated and extremely elegant, thanks so much for joining us at FSC. xx

Esther said...

Gorgeous Tag..love the stamping and great embossing..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Ellie said...

LOVE the tag!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC.

xxx Ellie xxx