Sunday, September 8, 2013

some more tags

Just had to make this one , inspiration can be found in strange places. Somebody showed me a picture and suddenly this was in my head. We happened to be in Paris a few weeks ago and I had bought some Eiffel Towers. I only needed one but you can't seem to buy just one Eiffel Tower in Paris, they come 5 at a time LOL

The extra towers came in handy for this though...

Supply list
Deco Art Americana,
Acrylic Paint in the colours:

I usually save all cardboards from notebooks, enveloppes, anything that has sturdy card isn't thrown away, I hand cut the tags and Gesso them.

Then I painted it using the Sea Breeze, let dry and stamped the images on using Archival Jet Black ink and cobalt blue for the background stamp, it's hardly visable but it's there.
Next the Weathered wood, let dry and apply top layere Light Buttermilk. Watch it crack but don't let dry completly. Whipe away the light buttermilk to get the effect you want. I use a baby whipe for that.
Let dry and make a glaze using the glazing medium and traditionalburnt umber, glaze the whole tag to get a bit more of an old look. Protect the tag using matte Varnish.
 Add the roses and other embellies and voila.....
The other tag is Halloween themed made for the Haunted Design House challenge
Supply list
Deco Art Americana paint
Glamour dust glitter paint Neon green DG 26-30
Rubber stamp is a Rick St. Dennis MFA Halloween image available at IBFS
Gesso-ed the tag, then  painted with Light Buttermilk
Stamped the IBFS Vampire image on the tag,coloured it using Caran d'ache coloured pencils and used odourless white spirit to blend.
Made a mask out of a post-it note and covered the Vampire image, then stamped the bats (don't know what brand)
Painted around the image using the Neon green glitter paint

It's Always hard to show the glitter, here some pics, hope you can see

I will enter the Halloween tag in the following challenges
I will enter the Paris vintage tage in the following challenges


  1. Both projects are just gorgeous! I love all of the layers and bit and bobs on the Paris tag, but the Vampire tag is such a sparkly, neon green nightmare, that it's my favorite!! So happy to have you join us over at HDH this week.

  2. For some reason I'm only seeing a few pix. More the the Eiffel tower which is gorgeous and only a closeup of the bats. I'm sure that's just fab and will return, hoping to see more. In the meantime, thanks for joining us again at HDH, Monique. Always love your work. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Two gorgeous tags Monique, I have to agree with Glo the Vampire one is also my favourite, but then I love Vampires :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House

  4. Stunning Paris Tag Mo - gorgeous colour and images :-) The Halloween tag made me smile - great image and fabbo batty backing paper :-D
    Thank you for playing at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE :-)

    IKE xxxxxxxx

  5. There we go! Now I see the vamp in all her glory! Gorgeous! xxD

  6. Fabulous tag! Thanks for joining at Fairy Tale: Recipe

  7. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

  8. Awesome tags! Thank you for sharing it with us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  9. Lovely tags. Both are really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

  10. You have made two very stunning projects. I love the eifel tower theme. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  11. I thought I'd already visited you Mo and commented on yet more of your fabulous tags, sorry. Of course you should know that IU think they're fabulous. Your RSD one is just gorgeous. Love your colouring and your bats are so cute. Thank you for sharing your art with us at HDH :)

  12. Brilliant as always. Thanks for sharing another creation with Haunted Design House x

  13. Thanks for joining us at hdh monique. The coloured pencils look amazing over the paint and the fluorescent bg really helps everything pop. I can see the glitter too x