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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Journey Tag card

Frankie's challenge at Dragon's Dream Tag it on is 'Journey with a ticket to ride'. Frankie's challenges are always a real inspiration  but I didn't get my tag finished for last weeks challenge so I was determined to have a play this week and got seriously inky making this tag card



I've used a tag shaped card from my stash and stamped a background with lots of stamps - Non Sequitur stamps, text and ships from the Stampman and then lots of distress inks and glimmer mists in Moonlight and various brown shades to blend the inks together. I stamped the Stampman Ship stamp onto a scrap of  brown card and embossed with Antiquities EP before adding loads of Moonlight glimmer mist and Golden Dubloons Moonshadow ink. I did the same with a 'stamp' stamp from Non Sequitur and tore the images out before distressing the edges. I mopped up all the glimmer misty, inky mess with some pieces of string. I attached the main image with a brad so it can move around. It still looked a bit bare so I painted a parrot and chest (Mo Manning digistamps) with distress inks and more glimmer mists/ Moonshadow inks. I inked part of a cocktail stick for the parrots perch which stick out over the side of the card. To finish off I added an eyelet and the knotted  inky string . Apols for the dodgy photo - I can't seem to get a decent picture and the scanner is playing up.

I'm also entering this tag card in the following challenges:
Just scraps: A scrap of brown and a splash of colour
The Crafty Pad: Over the edge
Sunday Stamper: Rip it up and start again
Tuesday Taggers: Its a mans world

Thanks for looking
Claire xx

20 comments:

  1. Your tag looks fantastic.

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  2. Claire this is a work of art what wonderful techniques you have used the colours and images are fabulous.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  3. Fantastic tag Claire, thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad.

    Pat xx

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  4. Magical suspect irl it shimmers and glimmers, great work. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week.

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  5. WOW Claire, what a fantastic tag, so much work has gone into this, I LOVE IT
    Christine x

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  6. A wonderful piece of artwork Claire
    Janette

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  7. Great tag. Thanks for joining us at TT this week

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  8. I so love your work Claire! You amaze me. The tag is gorgeous! How about we exchange Christmas cards? ;) Let me know which pattern you like at Paper and Piecings and I'll email it. Thanks for playing along at Just Scraps. Can always count on you to come through! Have a great day!

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  9. A gorgeous creation - so much detail in such a small area.
    Beryl xx

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  10. Wonderful Tag Claire, Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  11. This sounds so blingy... pity it does not show up on the photo, but what a journey it would make for all that treasure!!! Thanks for dreaming with me again this week
    Frankie
    xx

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  12. Fab tag hun, thanks for joiningin with the SUnday Stamper :O))

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  13. omg.... I love this one... All your work is so great...
    xxx

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  14. HEY MS CLAIRE CAN YOU EMAIL ME...HAVE TO ASK YOU SOMETHING holifield@comcell.net
    i love your card....awesome wrok...be sure to email...you will like what i have to ask...hehehh...i will be waiting on you
    hugs
    cj
    cowgirl-up stamps

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  15. Wow Claire this is fabulous and I can see there is lots of work gone into this. Cathy xxxx

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  16. Fab tag. If it's got pirates in it - it is for ME!!! (must have been one in a previous life!)

    Janet xx

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  17. wow, such a lovely work! Thank you so much for entering the tag/ticket challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

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  18. Fantastic thanks for joining us at the crafty pad

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  19. Fab tag card - love the colours! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

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