Saturday 12 September 2015

Round the World in 80 Days

The inspiration for the tag and the starting point for the whole card, came from a mixed media tag by Vicky Papaioannou on her Clips-n-Cuts blog.

 The #8 manila tag was covered with a piece of Tissue Wrap (Tim Holtz - Postale) and sealed with matt medium.  A light coat of gesso was followed by distress paints in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade; using a wet wipe to blend the colours.  Each layer was thoroughly dried with a heat gun before adding the next!  I dabbed Antiqued Bronze distress paint through the Treads layering stencil (THS045) using a mini blending tool; added Dreamweaver metallic gold embossing paste through the Dot Fade stencil (THS006) in opposite corners and left the tag to one side to dry.

The base card is an 20cm x 20cm cream card.  The outer edges were stamped repeatedly using black Archival ink and a stamp from the Splats and Stains collection by Crafter's Companion.  A piece of Nostalgia Core'dinations card stock (18.5cm x 18.5cm) was embossed using the 'Distress' 8"x8" embossing folder - again by Crafter's Companion; sanded back and glued centrally onto the base card.  The globe was made using one of the stamps from the Schoolhouse Blueprint set by Stampers Anonymous (CMS230).  I stamped the image onto manila card stock using black Archival ink; painted it using Twinkling H2Os (Harvest Sol, Spanish Moss and Mediterranean Blue); then cut it out and glued it to the tag.

The film strip and tickets were die cut using the Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Filmstrip & Mini Tickets die by Sizzix.  Again from manila card stock, the filmstrip was painted black; images from the Judikins African Safari cube stamp stamped onto four of the inner pieces; painted using the Twinkling H2Os and then the whole piece was affixed to the textured background and cropped to fit. 
Before adding the tag to the card, cream seam binding was stamped with an appropriate sentiment and added at the top. 
Two of the tickets were coloured using the Antiqued Bronze distress paint; stamped with appropriate words using black Archival ink and tucked under the tag, using a small orange paperclip, both to hold them in place and for added interest.  The camera element was fiddly to make, but I was pleased with the result. I die cut the camera (by Find it) twice; once from black card and once from bronze pearlescent coated card.  The black die cut was glued on top of the bronze layer - offset slightly up and to the right; then the fun began!  Having distressed the die cut with a little distress paint, I then set myself the task of infilling the black camera die cut with all the pieces from the bronze one!  As you can see in the picture I mislaid one piece and was forced to use the black inlay instead - can you spot it?  If I ever try this again, I will stabilise the image by gluing the bronze camera onto cream card before adding the black layer and infilling with bronze - even though it then means using scissors to cut round the whole piece once finished!


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