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Friday, 8 November 2013

A Fairy Tale Tag !

Helloooo! It's my turn to show you a tag, and it's a great theme for me because I LOVE making Tags! 
I made one large tag in a mixed-media style using two great Tando products and many other supplies. I had a lot of fun doing it, but also a lot of troubles, in particular because I decided at the last minute to cover it with multi-medium Studio Matte gel... Leading me to put many layers of various inks on a few areas to hide some ugly intermediate results haha... Anyway here's the result, hope you will not say Yuk!... :) 
I was inspired by all the fairy tales I'm used to read every evening to my aged 6 twins before beddy-byes. And since we are in autumn, a season I really enjoy for its flamboyant colours, I tried to put on my tag all its rich colours. All the stamps are Stampotique ones - I used no less than seven stamps to build my little scene, one is hidden and you have to discover it Lol! -, and I added a wonderful Tandos cage and also a small yellow flower at the top. This flower that really stands out beautifully comes from the mask Leaves set of 2, I used some leftovers of a previous project where I had sprayed chocolate Dylusions ink over this mask and a piece of watercolour paper, and I had some flowers remaining at the end in the corner of my table... Well, perfect for the final touch instead of ribbon for once !  I cut one flower out and used Distress Squeezed Lemonade to colour it in the inside, and a dash of perfect pearls in the middle.


My cage was inked in Versamark and heat embossed with a mix of powders: Gilded Gold from Ancient Gold, Distress Vintage, and Chestnut Zing. I also sanded some parts lightly. For the finishing touch I have applied a bit of Treasure Gold (Spanish Topaz colour) on all edges using a small brush dedicated for wax.

And here's the Tando cage I used (I kept the two birds for another project):

Birdcage and 2 birds

And the flower mask from the Leaves Mask set of 2

Leaves Mask set of 2


Hope you like my fairy tale tag... You can also pop on over to my blog for more details. Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy your long week-end and if you can, come back tomorrow and the day after to see two other different tags again ! Crafty hugs, Coco xx

3 comments:

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful Coco I love all that colour :)

Gio said...

The colours are wonderful, and you were able able to create a wonderful and funny scene with the cage and the bird chipboards. Brava!

Kaz said...

Such a pretty tag Coco xx