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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Heart Of Dixie


New Stamps and a New Challenge....a good excuse to use these fabulous "Heart Of Dixie" stamps by Oxford Impressions. When I saw the new "Tag Challenge Blog" I had the perfect excuse to open them and have a play, I must admit, these stamps have been sitting on my bench for a while, sadly Happy Daze was closing down and I bought a heap load of goodies and these stamps were to good to miss. Very sad to see the shop go as I have placed many orders with them, such a good service too.

On to the Tag Challenge ,which is over here....http://tagalongchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/.....This week sees it's very first challenge and the theme is "Vintage" a theme that I love. Those of you that know me,will know how much I like working with tags, inchies, twinchies, atcs etc...so this challenge blog is just perfect for me.

I am also entering this Tag in to the challenge here at .....http://artfultimes.blogspot.co.uk/......their theme is "Raining Men" so hopefully my tag will be acceptable for their challenge.

For this tag I used a Tim Holtz die and cut the card and backing paper together, then glued them, once the glue was dry I  trimmed a small strip off the bottom of the tag. Using the masking technique,I stamped images from the set on to the tag. Using a scrap of the backing paper I stamped the buildings and the word Soldier, then cut and adhered that to the tag to make a pocket.
For the photo's, I used white card, then trimmed them down and rounded the edges, using a small piece of very fine grained sandpaper I roughed the edges of the photo, inking the edges using Burlap distress ink. The same was done to the oval image. To finished I added the string and also the star that I stamped and cut out.
I'm pleased with how the tag looked after finishing it...hope you like it too.


12 comments:

indybev said...

This is a gorgeous tag. Beautiful page design and use of the old cabinet cards. BRAVO!

Deborah said...

Brilliant and unusual tag.

chrissies said...

Terrific stamps Sandie and an amazing tag

Love Chrissie x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic artwork!

Gráinne said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous!! Love it. Suzanne

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, love all the details and images.

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful creation.

Ozstuff said...

A beautifully rich and touching tag. Wonderful images. Fantastic.

Neet said...

Yep! Those three handsome dudes certainly qualify for 'raining men' on our challenge this time. Love the work you have done and the almost monochromatic effect is just perfect for those images.
Thanks for joining us.
Hugs, Neet xx

strangelycreative said...

Oh my gosh I just LOVE this! It is beautiful and it looks like something found in a plantation house after the Civil War - oh its fired up my imagination no end! Cx

amy gowland said...

what a lovley blog :) xxx

Neet said...

Congratulations on being our Runner Up for this month - check our blog.
Hugs, neet Artful Times x