Thursday, 8 August 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - August (air mail)

Hi again, 

Sometimes old school is the best. Masking, over stamping, coloring on stamps with markers. These are great techniques that go way back 20 some years when I first started stamping. 

I was happy to see a travel theme pop up this week around the web. I love vintage suitcases and travel  posters. Old world maps and travel are a favorite of mine so I made a few tags to reflect that.



I used the new watercolor paper from Ranger on the 3 smaller tags. Oooooh the markers blend so nice. I die-cut the tags using the "tag and tie by" die from Tim Holtz. The larger tag is a manilla tag I had kickin' around.

 Don't be laughin' at my little suitcase! It was my first attempt and I had no pattern or template to base it on. It was one of those projects that I had in my head and I tried to create. It's kinda cute though. I was going to go to Michael's but (a) I didn't have a coupon, and (b) I had just spent over $100 at my LSS, so I improvised with what I had.

The Stamp set I used for the smaller tags is "Travel ways". And the larger is "Air Travel"
The mini suitcase was assembled using the Tim Holtz paper from "Destinations"
Washi tape is from Freckled Fawn and Recollections.





Thanks for popping by, I will be uploading the post to Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2013 and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Air Mail. Check out the links here... 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/challenge-air-mail/
http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-august/

Until next time, keep busy and have fun in you artsy space. 

18 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fab collection of projects! I love all your wonderful tags and that fun little suitcase! Thanks or joining along with Simon Says Monday Stamp Challenge!

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  2. Great work on your tags and mini suitcase. I think you've made that really well ! X

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  3. I love your tags! Especially the one with the Plane, great job on the details!!

    christina

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  4. What a beautiful project! The suitcase is awesome, and I love that you made those tags to fit inside. Brilliant idea! Each of your elements is a piece of art, and together it's amazing. Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog "Air Mail" challenge. We loved having you and hope to see you again next week too! Happy Stamping! ~Michelle

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  5. Laurie...your vintage suitcase and matching tags are so amazing! No pattern?!?! Wow...that is just amazing. Love the papers you've used...so perfect for our airmail theme. Thanks so much for entering our challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and sharing your wonderful art with us! <3 Candy

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  6. LOVE these tags! You have such a knack for combining images and colors in a sophisticated and whimsical way. I really love your work and appreciate you sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

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    1. Aww thanks Andrea, I would love to take full cred for the color ideas but Tim makes it so easy to play and re-create. Love you all over at SSS.

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  7. What a great collection of Tim tags in a box!

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  8. Laurie...Yippee! I am so excited that your suitcase and tags was chosen to be showcased in our Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! I thought this piece was just extraordinary and I'm glad that everyone else did, too! Congrats! Well deserved honor! <3 Candy

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  9. This is so very wonderful! You did an amazing job on the suitcase and the tags are perfect in every way! Fantastic! Congratulations on being in the Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp! You certainly belong there and I'm glad I got to see your projects!

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  10. Laurie - these are so cute - You photographed them so interestingly as well. Nice!

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  11. Gorgeous tags, love the box!
    xx Monique

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  12. Wow! These are fabulous!!! And a suitcase to boot. Congrats on winning on Tim's blog for his August tag as well :)
    -- Mary Elizabeth

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  13. Wonderful tags and such a clever little suitcase! Congrats on your win at TH! Cathy

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  14. Are you kidding? I LOVE your suitcase...and just the perfect paper for it!! Really nice job with the tags too!!!

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  15. Congrats on your win. Love the airmail strip on the side of the one tag.

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  16. I didnt get a chance to look at the winners list until now. I am so glad that you won - congratulations!!! I have loved these right from the start. I though I posted a comment on here before because I remember loving the way you photographed them as well.

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