Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Magnificent 6

Here's a tag I've made using a photo-realistic stamp from the Stampsmith African American Heritage set. I love this group of youngsters proudly posing in their sports kits with one of them holding a football. The background of the tag has been stamped in various shades of brown distress ink using the Tim Holtz 'Bitty Grunge' stamp set. This has then been toned down with white Distress Stain and once dry, Antique Linen Distress ink blended over the top with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain applied around the edges. I then die cut the tag with an Alterations Clip Board die, I coloured this with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. The photo of the boys has been stamped with black Archival ink. Once dry, I covered the surface with Versa Mark Ink and clear embossing powder. I think this makes it look more like a glossy photograph.
 A bit of scrunching up and a touch of Vintage Photo DI enhances the vintage look. I've added a metal number, a newspaper cutting from the sports section of our local paper, plus a couple of stamped tickets cut using the new mini tickets die and a stamped and die cut postage stamp. These are the mementos of the day depicted in the 'photo'. I'm entering this into the Stampsmith 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge as well as I've chosen the bottom row which is 'Manly, Metal and Distress'. I'm also entering it into the Our Creative Corner and Fashionable Stamping Challenges which are both holding an 'Anything Goes' challenge. x

11 comments:

  1. Completely love this, Toni - the glossy embossed finish on the photo is so cool... and the layers build up to a wonderful vintage look - amazing tag! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

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  2. The treatment you have given to that wonderful photo is fabulous, I love how you tucked in the printed paper to look like a newspaper clipping and your use of the clipboard die makes me want to get mine out and use it again. A brilliant tag Toni! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner too! Hugs, Anne x

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  3. Wow! Just gorgeous! So many beautiful details! Your distressing is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for The Stampsmith Challenge!
    Val :)

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  4. Such a wonderful piece of art, great elements. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

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  5. WOW! I love the muted colors in the background with the stars and rays, and then the fantastic photo center stage! What an image! Great tag! Love the number too!

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  6. Love this to bits Toni! It all works so well together and the photo definitely takes centre stage. I suspect this could take you on a longer journey too. Thanks for joining us with this at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

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  7. Hiya Toni, such a beautiful project, just love it. Thanks so much or sharing it with us this fortnight at FSC. Good luck in the prize draw. Xx

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  8. So pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  9. Love this tag Toni. The vintagge feel and all the elements you've used to showcase that fab stamp make this one fab tag!
    Thanks so much for joining us this time at Our Creative Corner.

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  10. Amazing Toni as always! I did a double take when you said the image was a stamp! I have to look into those - it is stunnng! The whole effect is just beautiful! I adore it! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

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  11. Toni this tag is outstanding…i love everything on it!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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