She Is An Artist: Art Tag Bundle (from Somerset Studio)

I have a few drafted posts, sharing makes from a wee while ago, such as this project which was submitted to Stampington & Co’s Somerset Studio Art Challenge, Tag You’re It! and subsequently published in their July/August 2017 issue.
I was inspired by stencils and stamps from Red Lead Paperworks, PaperArtsy EEA designed by Kasia Avery and That’s Crafty, to alter a bundle of ordinary shipping tags with the stamps, stencils, Infusions, etc and binding with another shipping tag which forms the cover.Turn the tag bundle over and there is more of the stamping and stencilling, much layering to create a grungy feeling.
For each tag, what I would call the front of the tag, has a That’s Crafty stamp, which I cut into word tiles after stamping.Β  I like this effect because it brings more emphasis to each word, allowing doodling to be formed around the tiles for definition and allows me to play around with placement, thereby altering the original alignment of the stamped words.
That’s Crafty Inspirational Quotes Set 2
PaperArtsy EEA designed by Kasia Avery, are the most perfect stamps for adding detail and Infusions were the most perfect of media to stain the tags.

Here are some of the tags.
As each tag is quite dark in tone, white paint pen markers were what I needed to add highlights.
Then, flip them over and a stencilled art sentiment from Red Lead is the focal, with stamping forming a border.
Here are some more details of the tags.
Tags were something I began to alter in the early days of my rubber stamping journey so it was very special to have this project and another one, with a nature theme, published in Somerset Studio.
Many Thanks for your visits.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. denlillelade
    Mar 20, 2018 @ 15:54:47

    An amazing post Lynne,- your tags are so gorgeous, all and each, now I have to revisit the mag- from last year πŸ™‚ .
    I love all the many details, you master to add, your creations, just using paper and stamps- so wonderful, dear friend, xxx


  2. inkybru
    Mar 20, 2018 @ 16:33:38

    Lynne, I love this! I also started my stamping art venture with shipping tags and continue to use them in my art work. The grungyness of the tags makes them look as though they have been on quite a journey. :). The sentiments you used are so encouraging….and we can all use that! The white pen was the perfect medium to use fir your little details. Thanks for sharing! Sharon xx


  3. Kate's Scrap Yard
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 00:59:08

    Kasia’s stamps are beautiful but you have showcased them in a amazing way. The bundle of tags is perfectly lovely. I love it! Your creations never disappoint, Lynne.


  4. Tracey
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 00:59:42

    There is a certain romance with tags that makes them such a pleasure to decorate, i’m not sure if it is the shape or how useful they can be but I never tire of seeing one decorated. Yours are no exception Lynne with their sweet little jacket wrapped gently around them, a lovely addition. Congrats on your features again and Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey x


  5. Julie Lee
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 09:43:17

    I love how inspiring these tags are in every way – visual, textural and wise – they are so uplifting! xx


  6. Annie
    Mar 21, 2018 @ 10:00:06

    stunning details Lynne x The stamps are fantastic too… there a UK stockist for Redlead stamps ? Congratulations on being published xx

    Annie xx


  7. Jackie P Neal
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 13:14:24

    These are wonderful tags Lynne!
    I love the organics of them, from their colors to their stamping! You have such a way to create, it amazes me each and everytime!
    Congratulations(albeit,late) on the publication of these! Stampington found a true treasure in you my friend!
    hugs & love,Jackie


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