Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Klimt inspired tags



Here is my entry for Isa's weekly challenge. I think you will recognise the background! I decided to kill 3 birds with one stone, so this also fulfills the 'Define your space' challenge on UK Stampers, and is the first step toward changing the artwork in my dining room (now also my crafting space) from an Italian Rennaissance theme to Gustav Klimt. It's really because of the baby, from an early age he has been obsessed with my prints of 'The Kiss' and 'Tree of Life', staring at them and smiling (I think it's because of the graphic swirls, not because he is cultured!). So we are now getting a huge copy of 'Tree of life' for the dining room, and I am going to make labels for all of my craft storage drawers.
First challenge. Isa set as this weeks challenge the letter 'C', with additional options of using only tags, and no brown ink. I was inspired by her example piece, of three tags, and wanted to make a piece where the layers are individually nice, but look best when hung together.
Second challenge. I think the title 'Define your space' says it all. It was the option of a label, a mini-book, or a name plate for our working space or equipment. I think this qualifies!
The bottom layer is gold card stamped with Stazon, with some areas emphasised with black pen. The next layer is the caught in crystal background, stamped with Brilliance ink in Mineral. The third layer has a piece of caught in crystal stamped with Stazon, and gold embossing, the fourth has some lettering printed from the computer, some stamped , and backed with gold Krylon pen, plus silver embossing and some gems. The last is as the 3rd, stamped around the top edge with Ranger perfect medium, and Perfect pearls from the Metalics set added. All except the bottom tag were made with transparency for the computer, and they were all edged with gold Krylon. Stamps are all Cherry Pie, apart from the PSX alphabet.
Sorry, long winded explanation, but there was a lot going on in this piece!

10 comments:

IsaNorris said...

GREAT tags Hazel !!!
love those !
TFP
Isa x

Carrie said...

Wow Hazel - this is fabulous - love everything about it - cant wait to get my stamps delivered now

KraftyKerilou said...

Hello, Hazel! Great work on the new blog. Keep it up! Kerilou

Godelieve said...

This is really amazing!!

Rein said...

These are great!

stamp and scrape said...

I love the way the tags all layer up - what a beautiful idea.
Ros

DymphieM said...

WONDERFUL! Love the way you layered all your tags :-)

coonie said...

That's very interesting. The result is amazing!

liannallama said...

Oh, gorgeous card! Love the layering!

fatma said...

wow, what a fabulous idea