April 13, 2014

Good Advice

Hi everyone!  For my design team piece this week, I decided I wanted to do something more masculine so I pulled out my Diesel Punk set and played around.  Here is the outcome of my play session.  I started with a jumbo manila tag and stamped multiple images from the Diesel Punk set  in  jet black archival.  Then I sponged the entire tag with Vintage Photo, then added some distressing with Walnut Stain DI.  Next I pulled out my Chalk it Up set and stamped the frames for the wonderful auto and motorcycle + sidecar images.  

I created a smaller tag with the speed limit sign stamped second and third generation and then embossed the sentiment using jet black archival ink and clear EP.  I added a few fun masculine embellishments - a wrench held on by twisted wire, a compass charm and a couple of keys dangling from a swivel clasp.  

I had also made a tire track embossed piece using a Tim Holtz texture fade.  I had planned to use it in the background, but it didn't really work out. But at the last, it seemed to work out well to place it on the left side.  I thought it was kind of fun to expand the tag past the normal boundaries. 

That wraps it up for another week for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Designer:  Linda Coughlin


silvergran said...

Very cool card!

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant, love the outcome of your play session:o)

The layering brings out the beauty of these masculine stamps so well, it looks fab!

Dagmar said...

Wow- it's great! A fantastic tag.

Karen Garrard said...

Great tag. I am loving these stamps too. Karen.x

butterfly said...

This is beyond cool, Linda - fabulous stamping, and such a cool sepia palette and grungy look - love it!
Alison xx

Terry said...

Linda, I so love all the layers right down to the tire tread! Such a great guy creation! Hugs!