January 15, 2013

Explore, Dream, Discover

Hello all!  I'm very happy to be back with another project here at Artistic Outpost, and I've been playing with the Huck Finn stamp set for the first time.  I had a lovely time with this extended tag, and I'm pretty pleased with the end result.
All the stamping was done in Coffee Archival, either on white or kraft card, and I coloured Huck himself using Distress Markers, sometimes with a little water, sometimes not.
The background is tissue wrap, wrinkled onto the tag and inked with various Distress Inks, and I layered the whole thing up with some burlap ribbon.  The wonderful sentiment was covering up too much of the background for my liking.  I couldn't juggle the elements to fit, so I decided to add a separate panel using eyelets and some twine - now the sentiment has somewhere of its own to live!
The little wooden pegs also got a sweep of Peacock Feathers DI, and the whole thing's topped off with some raffia and natural twine.   Thanks for stopping by today... Don't forget that tomorrow is the Artistic Outpost monthly bloghop - hope to see you there!

Designer: Alison Bomber
 

13 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Great job Alison! Love your tag extension!

Boo said...

Alice,
Love this.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Alison, really like the burlap as the backdrop,for,your image and set against the text background looks fabulous. Love the dangling piece too. Tracy x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

looks fabulous Alison! adorable!

lilscrappers said...

Wow! Those elements all work together wonderfully!This tag is gorgeous.

Lisa M said...

A sensational tag with the perfect combination of earthy elements. As always, the tree behind it is gorgeous :)

Rosie said...

A really wonderful tag, Alison, love every detail and the colors are stunning

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Alison, the blue and brown go together well and fit in with the discovery theme. I love the extension on the bottom.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Kate said...

So cute and masculine! Love all the texures you have incorporated! Great tag, Alison!

Wendy said...

Beautiful tag Alison and great idea to extend it like that!

Samantha Elliott said...

Wonderful Alison! Darn it! You are going to make me broke as I keep wanting more stamps!
Hugs
xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, oh, oh!! This is totally fabulous. LOVE the set and you have created such a gem of a tag with it. Super colors and yes, I do adore that burlap and those tiny clothes pins rock! Love the way you have extended the tag with the hanging section too!

Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

Oh I just love what you have done with Huck! So clever with the hanging sign and the burlap is a great touch! Such fun!