Chocolate Baroque Tag Swap P and Q

Published September 22, 2012 by isisimaginings

Happy Autumn Equinox, blog visitors.  Autumn officially starts today & that means we shall have fewer daylight hours for the next six months.  Oh joy.

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog in the last few days & left such nice comments on my Borg Raven tag.  I’m usually very critical of my projects, but I love how that tag turned out.

Today I thought I’d show you two more of the Alphabet tags I made for the Chocolate Baroque swap.  I’ve already sent off the S & T tags, which means there are only six tags to make before the end of the swap.

Here is my P for Pop Art tag & it is a slight cheat.  Some of you will immediately recognise the layout.  It’s Lord Tim’s July tag in his 12 Tags of 2012 series & you can see his tag HERE.  When I saw his, I immediately thought of pop art, so I thought I’d use it for the CB swap.  The flying telephone & the greeting are from the CB Steampunk Travel set of unmounted stamps.  The 16 refers to P being the sixteenth letter of the alphabet & sixteenth tag in the series.

CB tag swap 12 P

Here is my Q tag.  Q for Quartz & Quality Time.  I made this background ages ago & then couldn’t think what to do with it.  I put gesso through a stencil, left it to dry, then covered it with Clear Rock Candy crackle paint.  When that was dry I blended the TH Spring distress inks over the top, pushing down had so that the inks went into the cracks.  I have a memory of Anita of the Artful Maven Haven blog showing this technique, but I’ve gone back through her posts for the last three or four months & can’t see it.  So, Anita, if you read this, perhaps you could send me the link & I will edit this post to include it?  Thanks.

CB tag swap 12 Q

I had already decided on Quality Time as the theme when I saw a picture of a piece of smoky quartz online somewhere &I thought I’d have a go at creating my own ‘quartz’.  I stamped the clock & flowers stamp from the Punky Romance A4 set with Versamark ink, then covered it with a mix of a yellow embossing powder & Weathered Wood Distress EP & heat set.  Then I blended Frayed Burlap distress ink on top, wiped it off the embossed areas & cut out the entire piece.  Added some gears, brads, adhesive gems & a spinner & the tag was finished.

2012-08-07 006

That’s all for today, thanks for looking.  Until next time,

Love & light

5 comments on “Chocolate Baroque Tag Swap P and Q

  • Oh my gosh! The tags are terrific great! How did you do the purple back ground? Those two stamp sets are very nice! The second is so steam punky pretty.

  • Both of these tags are a grand addition to your abc’s! I can’t take credit for the stenciled gesso though…I can’t recall doing that either…sorry….rock candy yes, but not the gesso! So the idea is all yours my brilliant friend!!! Love these!!!

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