Angel Tags by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
I have a couple of tags for you this week which evolved out of a play session using some of the new stuff I have that I hadn't played with yet.

I have been playing with lots of new stamps this week and have had the distress oxides sprays sitting on my desk for a while so I eventually got around to playing with those. These tags are really just me playing with new stuff that's been sitting around.

Here's What I Did:

First thing I wanted to play with was the Distress Oxide spray and I chose a collection of colours and started spraying them onto some heavy card stock, I didn't lay down a background colour as I wanted some of the white card to show through. To add some stronger colour splashes I unscrewed the top and flicked the ink from the straw inside. I loved the boldness of these splashes but they took ages to dry even with a heatgun. I also tried out Tim's splat box as I usually get spray everywhere and this box really does the trick.

I then die cut 2 size #8 tags from the parts I wanted, if you haven't got a tag die you can buy them from the shop.

To mute them down a little a brayered a little white multi purpose paint over them in places.
I then just played by adding some stamping using both Carabelle stamps and Tim's mixed media stamps using both Distress Oxide Ink Pads and the mini Archival Distress Inks. 
I stamped the Carabelle Angels, designed by Kate Crane, onto the tags and them stamped the angels onto a piece of scrap paper that I had cleaned my brayer off on from a previous project and also again onto white card. I cut them both out and then paper pieced them together and them added them to the tag lining up the pieces to the image I had stamped onto the tag. 

I then added a little texture by stencilling on some texture paste and adding the sentiments which are from the latest collection from Alison Bomber for PaperArtsy. the final touch was a little bit of doodling with white and black posca paint pens.
They were then matted onto black card and I added some sari silk through the tag.

Here's What I Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays - Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet & Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtx Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Spiced Marmalade & Picked Raspberry
Archival Mini Distress Ink Pads - Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade
Carabelle Studio Stamps A6 - Angels and Grungy Patterns (designed by Kate Crane)
Tim Holtz Stamps - Media Marks Set 1 & 2
Paperartsy Stamps by Alison Bomber - EAB09 The Love Edition & EAB10 Friends & Friendship
Tags (if you don't cut your own)
Painty paper scrap
Dot Fade Stencil
Sari Ribbon
Have a fabulous week and I will see you all next Tuesday
Aamanda X

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  1. The background you made for the tags is fabulous Amanda and the stamping really brings such an effective look to them. The perfect backdrop for those cute angels.
    Fliss xx

  2. Those whimsical angels are really charming and your Oxide backgrounds are just gorgeous. (My sprays are finally en route to me here in NYC, but if they're that messy, I might need to wait until I get home to play rather than risking it in an apartment which is not mine!) I just love how you've paired them with the quotes - fabulous!
    Alison x

  3. Such a fan of your artistic talents with mixed media supplies. They are little tags of precious keepsakes :)

  4. The angels are beautiful and look wonderful on those lush Oxide backgrounds. Alison's quote are the perfect finishing touch. Anne x

  5. Gorgeous Amanda , the backgrounds are perfect to set the angels against. Love ❤️

  6. Your 'play session' has resulted in two fabulous Tags, Amanda. Loving the backgrounds and Kates Angels make for the perfect match . x


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