52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday, 29 May 2017

A Grunge Travel Theme Tag

I've previously mentioned that I don't really do grunge, I prefer a cleaner look in general.  Today I thought I would challenge myself by going all out grunge.

The tag started off with a shaded yellow/orange Panpastel background.  Using the Stampin' Up "Traveler" stamp set I stamped the suitcase.  The image of the world in the bottom left hand corner and the compass top left is from the Stampin' Up set called "The Open Sea".  Before cleaning the stamps off, I stamped the images in Post-it notes and then cut round the images to use them as masks over the ones on the tag.

I then used Stampin' Up "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set to make the foxing and splash marks. I then used a script stamp to fill in the gaps across the tag.  In the bottom right hand corner I used a Stampers Anonymous set called "The Journey" for the text starting "Time is a companion".

Using a Stampin' Up stamp set called "That's The Ticket", I stamped, two tickets on cardstock and cut them out.  The "Bonjour" was from a tiny clear stamp set which I think may have come with a magazine.  I used a Stampin' up die from their "Banners Framelits" set to cut the arrow for the bonjour.

I then inked areas of the tag lightly in red and in some areas darker in black.  Throughout this tag, I have used Distress Inks, StazOn ink, Versafine and Memento inks.

I think I have completed the challenge I set to myself to go all out grunge with this tag. (Doesn't mean I like it though).

Sam x

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