Saturday, 22 June 2013

DT Ptoject # 3 by Astrid

Featuring Kaisercraft Basecoat Collection


Hello everyone, welcome and lovely to see you! Today I am showing you another project, using the left over bits of paper from my previous projects. I made a Tagalope. Don't know what a Tagalope is? Well it's an envelope for a tag, - easy....

 I started my making the envelope. For that I cut a large circle out of the Concrete paper. I happen to own the Spellbinders large circle die which I used for it, but you could just as easily draw around a plate or use a compass. You fold in the sides, then fold up. the bottom, making sure it lines up properly, and that's all there is to it.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then embellished it. For that,  I cut a strip of manila card stock, made puddles with Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Picket Fence and Antiques Bronze Distress Stains on my craft sheet and swiped both this strip and a size 8 tag through this, blending the colours to match the paper. I then inked the edges with some Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain Distress Ink and stamped the Texture Believe stamp in Sepia Archival and edged it with a punch from my stash.

If you look carefully, you can see I stamped it up-side-down by mistake, ah well, embrace imperfection lol.... I also added a Butterfly, Ideaology Pen-nib and a couple of Chit Chat Stickers
Here you can see the whole envelope without the tag in it.
Alright, now to the tag: I made the background in the same way as the strip at the bottom of the envelope. 


I then stamped the Texture 36 stamp with Distress Ink in Bundled Sage in one corner and inked over it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I cut a doily with another bit of the Concrete paper, stamped two Kaisercraft clear stamps to create tickets and layered them all up as shown. I stamped the word Believe from the Secret Admirer Definitions stamp on one of them.
The main sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Classics # 5 set. At the top I added a banner with some left over paper and a brad from the Prima Engraver collection and that was it.


Well hope you liked my little Tagelope. Thank you for visiting and don't forget to come back on Monday to see what Hels will have made to show you.

25 comments:

Carol S said...

What a great idea! Love your tagelope!
Love the vintage look of it all as well!

scrappymo! said...

Love the shabby, vintage look of this. My favourite is the pen nib for the center of the butterfly.

Heather Rogers said...

Fabulous idea! It's really lovely! Where on earth do you get your ideas from you always seem to be coming up with novel creations. You never cease to amaze me

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marisa Job said...

Another great tag! Love the way you did the envelope!!

Rita said...

What a fabulous tag and holder Astrid. Love the aged look too. Hugs Rita xxx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love the tagelope, what a neat idea!! Absolutely fabulous Astrid. Love the vintage look, you do it so well. ox

inkypinkycraft said...

This is absolutely scrummy! What a fab make , love it! Xx

Redanne said...

I love your tagelope and the tag is gorgeous too Astrid - wonderful work as always!

chrissies said...

Amazing! Just love this idea and the tag is wonderful with so many things to admire.

Love Chrissie xx

Buttons said...

You have really sold this paper collection with your clever ideas for using it Astrid. Love the colours you've chosen to work with it and for me the butterfly adds the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Jenny x

Maryann Laursen said...

An amazing idea Astrid, and I just love, how you made this, and that butterfly is abolutely gorgeous, but I also really like all the rest of it here and the colors are wonderful and gives you such a warm feel.

Aquarius said...

Love the idea of this tagelope - thanks for sharing. Brilliant effect with the colours used and all the interesting details.

Annie said...

Love the tagalope !! Great design , pieced together perfectly. TFS

Annie x

snazzyoriginal said...

What a beautiful blend of the inks, stamps and the faux texture of the papers xx

Marianne said...

Such beautiful colours and textures. Stunning tag and enveloppe!
xxxx Marianne

fairyrocks said...

Breath taking work Astrid. So full of old world character and charmingly distressed....I feel a lift coming on, thanks.

butterfly said...

Your tagelope is sensational - I can see a new rage taking us all by storm!! Glorious glowing vintage colours, and the layered elements on the tag are perfect. LOVE this one, Astrid...
Alison xx

Minxy said...

Another totally gorgeous make xo

Craftychris said...

Simply wonderful! xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, what a fantastic project, I love the tagelope!

Dorthe said...

Astrid, this is specktacular !!!What amazing colours and texture-oh my! it is so beautiful, dear!! I love every piece of it, and will return to read all you tell us here, to become a bit more clever, from all your wonderful descriptions!!
Fantastic and gorgeous Tagalope!!!
Hugs,Dorthe

May said...

Fabulous tagelope....These papers from Kaisercrafts are amazing... Love your tag too... Fantastic work!!! Hugs May x x x

craftimamma said...

Fabulous finish to your week Astrid. Love the vintage look and colours of these designs. Absolutely perfect for these stunning papers. Love the banner and that quote.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gillian .... said...

Great idea, love the vintage/distressed look to this tag. x

Bärbel said...

Ein wunderbar gestaltetes Projekt!