Sunday, 18 April 2010

Rolling Recipe Tag 13

This weeks challenge was to make a tag with the following elements:
  1. A Face
  2. Leaves
  3. Gems
I decided to go a bit funky and use leaves but with not a tinge of green in them at all (no green ink was used but some green was made accidentally by overlaying different colours). This turned out to be a very bright little number indeed !

The base tag was cut from white card and the stamp of a ladies face (Cherry Pie) was stamped first with onyx black Versafine ink. I love this stamp ! The image was coloured lightly with Marvey Le Plume II pens.
A mask was made by stamping again on a post-it note and placed over the original image whilst lavender Impress dye ink was applied with cut'n'dry foam for the background. A leaf stamp (Crafty Individuals) was then inked with the same ink and stamped randomly over the image to decorate as shown.

The same stamp was then stamped repeatedly in lemon yellow, ultramarine, peony purple and lavender Impress ink to form the leafy layer and this was trimmed out.
The bottom half of the tag was then sponged with more Peony purple ink and a border stamp (Green Pepper Press) stamped in the same colour. The leafy section was then stuck into place with glue stick.

Next I cut out some flowers with a Martha Stewart punch out of an old M&S cake box and colourd this with more peony purple Impress before embellishing with purple self adhesive gems and sticking in place with glue dots. Another gem was applied in the ladies hair.

The word stamp (Cherry Pie) was stamped as shown with onyz black Versafine ink and an eyelet with some pink silk added with the crop-a-dile to finish.

Must say that I love the vibrancy of the Impress inks in this. Hope you like it.

Sid xx


  1. beautiful background and stamped image

  2. Beautiful! Love such colorful pieces.

  3. I adore this tag, brilliant. Annette

  4. Lovely work Sid! Nice to see a man that appreciates the finer things in life haha! Look forward to seeing future creations.
    Love as always Gina x x x

  5. ooh gorgeous tag, i love all the little details. thanks for the comment on my blog, have a great day xxx

  6. Wow...this tag is a show stopper!!! Standing O from me! LynnF

  7. lovely tag Sid, not often that I find another male of the species into multi-media art / papercraft; nice to meet you, John

  8. Hola:

    Acabo de descubrir tu blog, haces cosas realmente bonitas. Te visitaré frecuentemente. Un saludo desde España.

  9. Wow Sid, thats a wow of a tag,love all the beautiful elements and particularly the colour
    hugs June

  10. I found you by way of Jabberwacky. I love your deep and vibrant colours. You do such wonderful work.

  11. I like all the colours of the leaves

  12. Love your tag! Love the vibrant colours so gorgeous. Kim

  13. Hi Sid,

    Just found your Blog and wanted to say hello.
    Your tage are beautiful.
    I have become a follower of yours and will stop by often to see what you have been up to next!

    Smiles and Laughter,

    Art of Mine

  14. Wonderful colours in this fab tag!!!

  15. Sid, I really love the way you did the leaves on this tag. The different colors and on top of one another, it looks so great! And I think she's got to be a favorite stamp image of so many of us, I love her. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. It's always so nice when I come across men who do the mixed media art.

  16. Love your artwork Sid. So full of colors. Great.

  17. Wow, Stunning piece! Fab colors!!! Love it.