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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Flower Power Tag


This weeks tag for a challenge on UK Stampers Forum  is quite a complex affair but I loved doing it!  The backgrounds were all made using different materials and techniques such as mica sprays, stencilling through sequin waste with Distress Inks, tearing etc.

The ingredients this week are:

1.  Dots
2.  Using something Tim Holtz
3.  Transport

I started with white card and cut it to size.  I then applied 3 pieces of homemade background papers which had been torn at the edges and inked with spiced marmalade Distress Ink.  These were stuck on with a glue stick.





I then used a couple of stamps from Ecogreen from their Steampunk plate.  The first is of a cross-head screw and this was inked with Brilliance cosmic copper and stamped down the right hand side.  I then inked the netting stamp with Versafine vintage sepia and stamped a couple of times down the left hand side.

At the same time I took the chimney stamp and inked this with onyx black Versafine, stamping onto white card.  This was coloured with frayed burlap Distress Ink before trimming out to be applied later.

Next some PaperArtsy poinsettias were stamped with jet black Stazon and sprayed with green mica spray and when dry trimmed out (cutting each bract out to form a 'leaf').  These were adhered with glue pen along the bottom of the tag as shown.  Next a Hero Arts flower stamp was selectively inked with black Stazon and stamped above the leaves.



I then selected a Hero Arts printed paper flower and a large lime green brad, re-coloured with some terracotta alcohol ink applied with felt pad on an applicator.  The stamped and coloured chimney and smoke was applied with glue pen and the flower and brad applied below the stack through the tag.




The printed letters were selected, trimmed and applied to spell out 'Flower Power' with glue pen (easier to position adhesive using a pen). The tag was edged with maroon chalk ink and  a copper eyelet was applied with the crop-a-dile and a piece of gold metallic braid applied in a knot to finish.

I know that the 'Transport' part of the ingredients has been very loosely interpreted but I had the feeling that the flower with a chimney represented power to move, hence the title of the tag.  You probably think I am loopy (I probably am actually :-)).  Enjoy !

Sid xx

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14 comments:

  1. that's very cool Sid. can see you've put a lot of work into that. love it.

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  2. That's brill, Sid - flower power - love it!!! With an other half mad keen to go chasing steam engines around the country, I see a lot of steam and this just made me giggle. Lots of detail, as ever.

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  3. Wow! That is a nice tag. You just got to love it. You must have some supply closet.

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  4. What a fabulous background - all the hardwork paid off - great tag.

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  5. How inspirational, Sid this is gorgeous and with so much going on xxxx

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  6. very clever idea....great background

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  7. Great tag, love the spin on 'flower power' - made me giggle.
    Great colours and textures as always.
    x

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  8. Absolutely brilliant Sid! Love everything about your wonderful tag! x

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  9. very clever steam punk steam flower

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  10. Great take on the theme, love your flower powered chimney!

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  11. Sorry I'm late! Really like the tag - very effective :-)

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  12. Great tag - I love that little leaf border.

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  13. This is my absolute favourite kind of collage - something clever and unexpected, with a very humourous twist. Wonderful!!!! Steampunk meets hippy freak. Fantastic, brilliant, the cleverest thing I've seen in a long time. Love it!

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