Monday, 7 May 2012

Favourite Stamp Of The Moment

Simon Says Stamp and Show your favourite stamp this week, what a difficult choice, but after much deliberation, I decided that my favourite stamp of the moment is the BALLOON from Tim's Remnants set.
The background of my tag has been created using Distress Stains, peeled paint, picket fence, faded jeans and broken china.  I applied the Distress Stains to my non stick craft sheet and then swiped the tag through the inks, continuing this process until my tag was covered with ink.
This is what my tag looked like before I added any detail, embellishments or dimension.  Once my tag was inked I then embossed using the STEAMPUNK Texture Fade and added a little walnut stain Distress Ink to the outside edges.
My next step was to colour a piece of manila cardstock with Distress Stains in the same way as I did to colour my tag and this coloured piece was used for all my stamped pieces.  I added a little detail to the outside edge of my tag in the form of mini gears cut from a piece of the coloured manila cardstock using the Mini Gears die and adhering to the outside edge using Glossy Accents.
I then proceeded to stamp several balloon images onto my coloured piece of manila cardstock, cut out and added to the top of my balloon, giving fabulous dimension and interest to my tag.  Each piece was also embossed with the Steampunk Texture Fade to coordinate with my background.
A Mini Gear along with a Mini Gear Sprocket and Game Spinner has been added to the top of my balloon. To give a little more interest I added a Word Band, secured in place with a little neutral twine and stapled in place with the Tiny Attacher.
To balance everything out I also added a few embellishments to the bottom of my tag in the form of Mini Gears, Mini Gear Sprocket and Mini Paper Clips along with Chitchat Stickers.
To complete I added some ribbon which I coloured with coordinated Distress Stains.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x  






24 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow absolutely stunning Tag Tracy.
Love the ballon idea. Brilliant stamping work. xoxo

herminesplace said...

Absolutley gorgeous, love the colours and the depth you created

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...tis just gorgeous & I can see why your fave at the mo, you get such great effect with this stamp & of course the way you've put it together with all your elements gives the 'jaw drop' effect...loVely Tracy...Mel :)

Paula Whittaker said...

super tag.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Stunning Tracy. I love the colours and texture. And I love the layers on your hot air balloon.
Siobhan x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the blues.. The gears along the side is so cool. I can see why the balloon is one of your favorites! This is going to be a tough challenge!

Helen said...

This is one of my favourites too - I love the layers and dimension you have created!

Carol Q said...

wonderful Tracy. love the cogs.

Candy C said...

Tracy, your tag is so pretty! I love kraft and teal together. I really like your textured background. And I LOVE the way you've dimensionalized your hot air balloon! That looks fantastic. The added bit of metal just finishes off your tag perfectly. <3 Candy

Sandi said...

glorious tag, it has its own motion and energy, as if it might fly away at any moment, love it, hugs

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, great colors and wonderful layers.

Lori said...

I'm right there with you...this is one of my current favorite stamps...and this is a really gorgeous tag!

Anita Houston said...

Amazing layered goodness! i love this technique. Your background is gorgeous as well. I am in love with this tag...my new fav of yours!!!!

Sarah said...

You ave been doing le shopping at garden centre in ze rain on un oleeday. Me sink you eeez veherry Ingleeesh non?

This is such a fabulous tag Tracy - the texture, embossed layers and wonderful colour choice are all stunning together. Just love that tone you have achieved...perfectly aged with the Walnut Stain and finished with Idea-ology.

x Sarah

P.S. I must be going bonkers cos every time I look at the paper-clips I think it says NAN!!!!

Terry said...

WWhahahaha I was reading Sarah's completely French sentences hahahaha still LMAO...
but anyways, Tracy your project is totally AMAZING, love the fabulous colors and the 3d effect that you did on the ballooon wowwzerssss fantabulously made Tracy, as allways. Hugs and thank you for sharing sweetie Hugs Terry xxxx

Dangina Martinez said...

Gorgeous tag! Love that technique.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

inkypinkycraft said...

Lovethis tag, the colours textures and the stamp are great! Love it! Hugs trace x

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow Tracy, I love what you've done with the balloon!

sue law said...

Love the way you layered the balloon up for the dimension and your colours are fab!
Suex

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Super gorgeous tag, Tracy! I really love the aquas and browns and the layering is so beautiful!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Carol said...

Your balloon stamp is 3D and I like colours.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous, I love the depth and choice of colour, image is wonderful too LOL xx

Lynn Stevens said...

So In LOVE with this tag Tracy!!!
I think its one of my new favs of yours!
hugs Lynn

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous! I can see why you love that stamp. the colors you chose are amazing and work so well with the metal bits and bobs. Gorgeous! xxD