Friday, 29 July 2011

Let's Fly Away...

Let's fly down to Brazil....
If only.
Over at Studio L3 this weeks Grungy Monday challenge is to Rock using Rock Candy Stickles or Distress Crackle Paint. For full details  go and have a look and also see Tims video here.
Having been given the Tim Air Travel stamps for my birthday, I felt I really needed to get them out of the packet, so here is a tag which uses them and the Travel Labels as well.

Actually, I discovered something really cool about these stamps.
The airline ticket has my birthday on it, and although it will reveal that I'm well into middle age, it's not just the day but the year as well!!

I'm afraid I just cannot seem to get a very good picture of this tag, so apologies for the out of focus effect.
The tag is coloured with Weathered Wood and Antique Linen Distress Stains, and stamped very lightly with the map of the Pacific, and then with the plane using black Archival Ink.The tag has also got a light covering of Rock Candy Distress Stickles, but it just doesn't show up. The Airline ticket was stamped on some plain white paper, inked with Antique Linen DI and scrunched up then inked again so the creases look a bit darker, and I couldn't help it, I had to circle the date. It is attached to the tag along with some film strip using tiny staples.

The hotel labels have been stamped onto manilla card using Cobalt and Vermillion Archival Ink, and then painted over with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, which I hadn't used for ages and was a bit dried up, but I managed to scoop enough out to just about paint the labels. Finally the sentiment is part of the long strip of words from Tim's Stuff to Say stamps.

I'm also entering this tag in Gingersnap Creations Challenge 111 Planes and Trains, and this weeks Simon Say Stamp and Show Anything Goes.

12 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

I Love how you have used the stamped images on the tag Sue and then added the film strip - ingenious. How cool to have your birthday on it too.
I didn't congratulate you on your Craft Stampers piece - wonderful and congrats for having it accepted - so well deserved.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

JeanFB said...

This is fabulous! I *love* the look of all the ephemera tucked into the tag, and it's so cool that the stamp has your exact birthday. Thanks for sharing this with Gingersnap Creations!

Helen said...

Great tag - and 4 days older than me so less of the middle age, lol!!

Anesha said...

Super tag!!

Daniele said...

what an inspiratinal tag, love all the details and bits that you've used
hugs

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, love all the travel details.

sasa said...

just fabulous - a great tag bursting with loveliness!
Thank you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Show challenge.
Sarah.

Laura said...

Love this and how spooky is that date! And to be given the stamps for your Birthday!

Artyjen said...

OMG! How cool is that? What a fab present and a fab tag make from it ;)
xoxo Sioux

Shelann said...

Cute and clever use of the film strip. I love the travel theme, nice tag.

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Love how you put this all together. How cool that that's your birthday!

Artwork by Nancy Johnson said...

Great project, love this colors!