Sunday, 11 May 2008

An Oriental tag


I had to make some tags with an Oriental theme for a tag swap I am involved in. I managed to acquire some background stamps last weekend after my friend Andra gave me some excellent tutoring in the art of stamping. I had not a single background stamp and decided that is why my tags were lacking a certain something. I have made all 3 tags the same so have taken pics of the front and back. The front was coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink(another recent purchase.I stamped the lady in black staz-on then masked her. This is another technique that I learned last weekend from my good friend Andrea and the class at Scrapbook Sisters. I then stamped the messy background in Peeled Paint with my new Stampendous background cube stamp.
I water coloured the lady's lips, flower and top using Fired brick Distress Ink. Glossy accents were then used to highlight the flower and lips. For the other side of the tag I stamped a Geisha in black staz-on. I masked her and then used Distress Ink in Tattered Rose and blended Shabby Shutters round the edge.I then stamped a crackle background in Shabby Shutters over the tag.
An oriental charm and a red ribbon completed the tag. Hope you like it :0)

16 comments:

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful tag. Love Rachelp xx

Andrea said...

you have done a fabby job with the masking Shazza:-) Ithink its great you felt you learnt something but I am no teacher LOL xx

Angie C said...

Such a gorgeous tag Shazza :-)

Ann said...

Gorgeous - really loving the effects & colours xxx

Sonja said...

Wow, sounds like you've been busy learning all kinds of neat new things. Have fun!

** Shaz ** said...

Fantastic tags Shazza well done xx

made by fifi said...

great tag shazza xx

TinaB said...

Fabby tags hun xx

craftyscot said...

thank you all for your lovely comments, much appreciated
Shazza
x

Linda said...

Very lovely Shazza :)

EllePiggo said...

Fantastic Shazza! :)

Vanessa.

Kazza said...

beautiful tag Sharon :O)

Lesley said...

Fab tag shazza xxx

Hels said...

Fabbydabbydoo hun....big hugs for you and Ryan too xx

Joy said...

Beautiful tag shazz and good luck tomorrow for Ryan xxx

Dan said...

Lovely tag, and so well masked! :o)