Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Locks and keys

Hi everybody!

Locks and keys is a theme with lots of creative possibilities.
I made 2 tags, both different, but I like them both.


The first one has a background stamped in various layers and then distressed, and mounted onto a second tag made from corrgated cardboard, partly peeled, painted, and 'rusted' with Viva rust. The sentiment is a stamp from TH, the flourish is from LaBlanche, and the background stamp is from EBAY - I don't know more! I fastened the tags together with a large eyelet, and added a heart-shaped loch from LaBlanche on a ballchain from TH. The key is a brad from my stash. I clear embossed the sentiment after stamping to give it more definition.


The second tag has been made from a piece of card where I tried out some new stamps from TH that I got as a present. I distressed the card with dried marigold and wild honey, and stamped with Archival sepia in a random fashion till the tag was full. The heart was made in a mould using candle wax remains, and coloured with Inka Gold in gun-metal grey and copper. The tags have been fixed together with a TH paper clip, and I added some tissue tape and lace in one corner.


Have a good week you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

Valerie

11 comments:

  1. Simply goregous! I love vintage keys so both of these tags speak to me. :D

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  2. Wonderful tags, both so different, and each so beautiful in its own way! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Terrific tags Valerie with wonderful locks and keys on them.

    Chrissie x

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  4. Wonderful tags Valerie. You've put a lot of thought into them and given a great tutorial on them

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  5. Lovely layering and stamping anf a great choice of embellishments - both tags a roaring success! Carolyn xx

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  6. Love this mixed media tag! Work of art.

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  7. Stunning tags, both of them Valerie! I love all the layering of stamps you did here. ~Diane

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  8. You know I'm already a fan of your work, Valerie, and these two are simply fantastic. I have to get one of those argyle patterned stamps. Love it!
    xoxo's

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  9. Superb tags as always Valerie! Someone mentioned tutorial; I think it would be awesome if you did tutorials. Your work is so inspiring. :o) Mo

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  10. Two Fabulous tags, love all the different elements on them both.

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  11. They are both fabulous, and I wouldn't be able to pick a favourite. Love the backgrounds.

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