Tuesday 15 September 2015

Adding Metal at Try It On Tuesday

The new theme at Try It On Tuesday is 'Add Some Metal' so I've gone a bit shiny today!
My first project went definitely 'pearshaped'! You will get to see it sometime, but as we were going away last week it had to be done before Wednesday and that just wasn't going to happen! So I did what I often do for something a little quicker- a tag!
 So - distress ink (Dried Marigold and Aged Mahogany) onto a tag then a damp sponge through stencil and a dab with a paper towel.
I used a music stamp to add flitter glue then metal flakes then spattered some gold and brown paints over the tag
I stamped the Crafty Individuals stamp and added distress ink, and also stamped the whole stamp onto a painted square of DecoArt media fluid gold paint
They were then put together on another piece of card and the tag was stamped with the whole image before adding the cut out!
Then to the embellishments, 
fairly easy - some flourishes stamped on, a couple of die cut shapes, some curled wire and some metallic fabric from a scarf I bought 2 years ago in France for 2 euros!
The bottom of the tag uses hessian(burlap)sprayed with Tarnished Brass distress spray stain, a combination of flowers,(given the inca gold treatment) and a die cut flourish

There are some 'brilliant' 'shining' examples on the Try It On Tuesday Challenge blog from the design team. I do hope you will be able to join us this month with your own 'bright' ideas!! 

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Thanks for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen said...

Wow.. a beautiful tag ist this! Love all about it Chris!

sirkkis said...

Gorgeous tag, I love the beautiful embellishments,
Have a great day, Chris,
hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fab tag, love it! Hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

Fab tag, love it! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Terrific tag with added richness with the metal effects

Love Chrissie xx

Words and Pictures said...

Love this gorgeous tag, Chris! I'd never have thought of Dried Marigold and Aged Mahogany but they look fabulous together (always a bit wary of Aged Mahogany as it's so overpowering, and once I use it I seem always to get it everywhere!). The subtle glimmer of the gold frame around the bird works beautifully to catch the eye, and the embellishing top and bottom is perfect. Can you tell I really like this one?!
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful tag Chris, love how you framed the bird and all your details.
Yvonne xx
p.s. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this time as well.

Barb said...

A truly beautiful tag Chris. I loved reading how it was made. Barbxx

Margik said...

Gorgeous flowers on this fabulous tag! The gold metal frame and embellishments are super. I really love it, Chris.

Jean Hardy said...

I love your tag Chris with a great background. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Jean x

Marianne said...

Prachtig, goede uitleg.


Unknown said...

I love how you've done this Chris! It's so elegant and the colours are so beautiful together xx

Lula said...

Gorgeous tag Chris! Love the colours and shining look!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, the metal really makes that tag sparkle and shine. xox

Flo Langley said...

Fabulous tag Chris. Love the metalic theme you have created by altering embellishments. Very crafty.
Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge again this month.
Flo x

Mrs.B said...

Love this tag Chris. Background is gorgeous and I like your idea of stamping the whole image on the tag to frame it.
Avril xx

zandra said...

Such a great tag and love all the steps out.
Hugz, Z

zandra said...

Such a great tag and love all the steps out.
Hugz, Z

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Exquisite! I love the combination of textures you have gathered for this stunning piece with that beautiful CI stamp as centre stage.
Thank You for joining the Crafty Individuals September Challenge.

Gio said...

Beautiful composition and gorgeous touch of metal! Thank you for playing with us at the CraftyIndividuals challenge :-)

toni said...

Gorgeous tag ! I love your autumnal colour palette with such lovely stamping and embellishments, the touches of gold and bronze metallics really adds a wonderfully luxurious feel. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x

Daniele said...

what a yummy tag, love all the metal embellishments, thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals

Ruth said...

Stunning, gorgeous tag Chris, absolutely love the colours, the metal and fibre embellishments...well all of it!! Hope to catch up with more of your posts soon. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils too. I'm looking forward to Port Sunlight tomorrow are you going?..if so, hope I'll bump into you. Hugs Ruth xx

Julia S-W said...

I'm a great fan of tag art and this is a stunning little beauty Chris! I really love the colours you've used together with the touch of gold. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x