Lucky No.247 by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday post of Creativity.
This week I have some tag art to share that has a kinda grungy retro feel! It also has (quite by chance) a colour palette and design that could be considered appropriate for today as it's July 4th- Independence Day in the good ol' USA!
Happy 4th of July to all our American visitors and followers! 

I used a #8 That's Crafty! White/Greyboard tag and after priming it with a coat of gesso I positioned Tim Holtz  'Shifter Stripes' stencil over the tag

I applied Distress paint through the stencil to create my first colour of stripes

and after a quick clean of the stencil I then placed it back onto the tag 'shifting' it along by 'one stripe width' and applied my second colour of stripes.

As much as I was kinda liking the brightness I was feeling in a more grungy, distressed mood so gave the stencilled tag a rough sanding and distressed it further with Black Soot Distress Ink. I also drew down the lines of the stripes with a black and white pen.

I added some stamping to the striped background to add a little more detail before adhering the central feature in place.
The central feature is a That's Crafty! ATCoin painted with black acrylic paint onto which I adhered a few die cuts created using some of Seth Apter's dies. I used either the whole die cut or parts of the die cut and 'roughed' them up using a nail file.

I added an ideology star to embellish the centre of the feature 

and embellished the tag itself with some painted chip board pieces

and a couple of Ideology story sticks. 

Products I used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces: White/Greyboard #8 Tag
Mixed Media Paper
Cardstock: Black, White
Black Acrylic Paint - any brand will be ok
Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Candied Apple, BluePrint Sketch
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: Black Soot
That's Crafty! White Gesso
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
Fineliner Pens: Black, White
Stamps: PaperArtsy Eclectica ECF04 (dots), Stampers Anonymous Theories CMS329 (text) - any text/ texture stamps will be ok. Click here to see the range of stamps available at That's Crafty!
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Shifter Stripes
Seth Apter / Spellbinders Dies: Loop de Loop, Steering Wheel, Starstruck
Tim Holtz Ideology: Story Sticks, Metal stars, Brads
Wycinanka Chipboard Pieces: Arrow Doodles
Ranger Cut n Dry Foam
Ranger Blending Tool
Sandpaper, Nail File
Die Cutting Machine

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative inspiration. 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. 
Your visit and any kind words you wish to leave are very much appreciated.
Wishing you all a lovely week
Take care

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  1. This definitely has a 4th July vibe, I love how you distressed the colours and the black and white centre is so striking. Another beautiful creation Amanda! Anne xx

  2. Very striking tag, fabulous
    Amanda x

  3. Wow! Such a striking tag Amanda, a perfect way to interpret the stars and stripes theme.
    Fliss xx

  4. This is so clever, Amanda, love how you grunged up the stripes and love the arrows! Could be a new American flag! So striking! Xx

  5. Thanks Lucy, Fliss , Amanda and Anne . Your kindness is much appreciated :) x


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