Sunday, 11 February 2018

I Love Paris!

I used to make lots of tags but lately(you may have noticed) I play in my journals mostly - time to step out of the rut again!!

I didn't really intend this tag to be pink  - I had thought it through and was going to use some neutral colours, maybe with a touch of lilac but, with the Kraft tag in front of me I reached for a white Amsterdam paint and a Dina Wakely pink which I scraped over the tag trying to spread it thinly to show some of the brown through.
 I then added some crackle paste through a stencil and added more stencilling using paint.
Next some stamping using a couple of Tim Holtz stamps.
Next I used three colours of Amsterdam paints and a coffee stirrer to make a random pattern on some white card.
I die cut two hearts from this.
I added some pink around the hearts and mounted my 'honeymoon' couple onto blue inked card. Added the chit chat stickers and some black soot DI around the edge of the tag and finally some pink, blue and white ribbon!
Of course, while working with the Paris stamps I thought back to our holiday last September where we only saw the Eiffel Tower in the distance this time!

 These two taken in the Luxembourg Gardens..
..and this one from in front of the Pantheon

 I would like to enter my tag at 

Country View Challenges - Anything But Cute

Moo Mania and More - Love

I would also like to remind you that Try It On Tuesday 'Love Is In The Air' challenge still has just over week to go.
Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your tag and the photos to it! Just AMAZING Chris!
You are such an inspiration!
Happy start into the new week my friend!
oxo Susi

Helen said...

I LOVE those hearts! great tag.... like you, I rarely make tags these days!

Meggymay said...

I love the tag you made Chris, its a super shade of pink. Fantastic stamps and details as well.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Nice tag Chris. I think Paris is a great inspiration for hearts. And I do like those speckled hearts. ") Hope it was a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

famfa said...

Lovely tag. The hearts are so clever

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a lovely tag! The background is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Genius use of that coffee stirrer Chris, I love your art marks. A super reminder of your last visit to Paris. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the That's Crafty *I Heart You* Blog Challenge.
Warm wishes & have a super week. Tracey xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I simply ADORED your tag. I'm not much of a tag maker, so this one really made me smile. Of course, I was REALLY in love with the palm tree with the Eiffel Tower in the background. LOVED it.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Really awesome tag Chris! Hugs, Autumn

Carol said...

This is a fantastic tag Chris!!! Those Hearts are so perfect :) !!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great tag ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Annie said...

I love your tag Chris and the colour/stamping looks amazing. Especially love the silver xx

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag and vey romantic! Love what you did with those hearts, very clever! Gorgeous photos too!

Dianne said...

Loved seeing your process (after seeing the tag on Instagram)'s sometimes a mystery how artists get the results that they do. ;) always enjoy the photos of your jaunts abroad too! Happy art-making from one of the Tea gang!

Rosie said...

A gorgeous tag, Chris

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh - thank you dear Chris
for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE !
Much appreciated! oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Your Paris tag is lovely and captures the beauty of Paris perfectly 😁. Beautiful photos of the Eiffel Tower and you reminded me of the happiness when you see it on the skyline when you least expect it, isn't it amazing when that happens! Thanks for the memories and I hope you had a lovely weekend! J 😊

Sara Barker said...

My apologies for the brief visit, but somethings better than having you think I'm not visiting! I ADORE this tag! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

Rike said...

A beautiful tag - and thanks for showing the steps, very interesting!
Your wonderful photos are good for remembering your trip!
Happy Valentine's Day! Rike

craftytrog said...

A beautiful, romantic tag Chris!
Happy V-Day! xx

Jane said...

What a great heart tag Chris. It's perfect for our anything but cute challenge over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun xxx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

A gorgeous tag Chris and thank you so much for joining us at the Rubber Dance challenge blog ;)
Donna xx

Teresa Kline said...

fun tag! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Susanne Rose Rubber Dance Stamps said...

What a beauty! And thank you for sharing the process! Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge! xx Susanne.

Fliss said...

Think I might have seen this beauty on Instagram and really love it. The stencilling is fabulous and love the hearts you've added too.
Thanks for joining in our hearts challenge and wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss xx