Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Eiffel Tower make over

If you read my last post you know I struggled with making my tag for this months Tim Holtz 12 tag challenge.  I made a few tags I really didn't like, but didn't want to throw them away.  I covered them with gesso and created something new.
This is the second tag I made out of my mistakes.


I gessoed the back and then layered on Distress Inks.  I ran it through the Sizzix in the French Script embossing folder.  I used Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks on the raised areas.  I felt the background needed more, so I added Perfect Pearls to make it pop.  Next I cut the Eiffel Tower out and used Sticky Embossing Powder to get the Martha Stewart glitter to stick.

I have no idea where the travels tag came from, it has been in my stash forever.  The ornate plate and rub ons are both Tim Holtz.  The ribbon is old sari ribbon that was hand dyed.

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week they are showcasing tags.  I am also entering it into the Stampotique Desginer Challenge highlighting textured backgrounds.  I would say this tag is no longer a mistake!

Thank you to all of the new visitors to the blog.  I love to read your comments.  Let me know what you think.
What have you been crafting?
Jess

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Jess :-) the texture and details on this are fabulou s and the 'travels' tag is perfect ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! I love doing the challenges on SSS.

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  2. Thanks so much for submitting this great tag to the Stampotique Designers' "texture" challenge this week, Jess! You have cleverly transformed something you didn't like too much into a wonderful piece of art. You background is so full of texture and interest! Nicely choreographed!

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    1. Thank you, Kay! From one Boston girl to another :) Even though I live in Arizona I was born and raised in Wilmington. I have the accent to prove it!
      Jess

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    2. ;-) Wilmington is not that far from Lynn! Bet you are warmer than I am right now!

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    3. Ha! I am sure I am. Hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you guys.

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  3. Fabulous Tag, brilliant textures and layers going on. I do like the metal embellishments and that wowser ribbon is just amazing :-) xxx

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    1. I love the ribbon too. I have it in several different shades. I try not to use too much at a time. I don't want to run out!

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  4. Fabulous, love the whole idea for this texture challenge! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC!

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  5. Very pretty tag, I wish my mistakes looked like this ;) Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

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  6. Stunning tag ♥

    Thank you for joining Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

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  7. This is awesome! I love the texture in it.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

    xx Arwen

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  8. Beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

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  9. A huge THANK YOU to all the lovely Stampotique ladies that have stopped by to leave comments. I appreciate each and every one!

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