Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Masculine Tag....

I have made a tag today.......
Please let me apologize for the tag balanced on my plant......
I just couldn't get the photo I wanted!
I used a re-cycled tag from an on line delivery that I received.
I sprayed a few different matt colours onto the tag.
Once it was dry I stamped the thistle, flowers and the gentleman with plum archival ink.
I used bleach on the gents face, shirt and cuffs to lift the colour.

The white in the top left has been done with a stencil and bleach.
Another stencil was put on top and black dots added with black embossing paste.
I used the same dots stencil in the bottom right and gold embossing paste.
The splats have been done with black and gold paints.
The edge has been stamped using a mixed media stamp 
and black archival ink as a border around the tag.

I finished by stamping the the two sentiments, hi-lighting with a white pen 
and a cocktail stick with gold heat embossing on the edge, 
tucked into the scrunched black ribbon.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
The Male Room - Theme Challenge - Make Flowers Masculine
I think the Thistle is a very masculine flower-
Update-Thrilled to be chosen as a winner for my tag-Thank you
City Crafters - On The Border
I have stamped a border all around the tag
Craft Stamper Take it Make it - Anything goes - Take a stamp
Flowers, thistle, sentiments, the gentleman and the border are all stmaps
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Recycle
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - Use a stencil...Anything Goes
I have used two stencils


  1. What a fabulous upcycled tag Mac my friend! LOVE the different techniques you used, and thanks for the explanation! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  2. Really cool tag. I love the mix of stamps you used, especially for the border- that looks neat! And the bit of gold stenciling is just the right amount!

  3. Here's me thinking what an artistic arrangment this was photographing on the plant. Lol!!. A great tag with a lot of time spent on creating the different elements on it. I have a pile of tag sitting on my desk from clothes shopping. Don't like to throw them away. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Awesome tag and nicely photographed, Beverley! - I finally know your real name - and I guess you don't look like a teddy bear either ;)

  5. Actually I think the plant is the perfect setting! I love the boldness of the black against the shades of green - this is striking and artsy. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  6. What an amazing tag Mac - this is so beautifully composed and executed - a mini masterpiece :-)

  7. Thanks for playing in the TIMI challenge - gorgeous entry
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  8. My oh my this is fantastic! Spot on our theme I love this tag. Fab choice of stamps ( Using this plant is a brilliant idea!) Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  9. Great job with this recycled tag. LOVE the colours ... the bleaching worked so well for the gent's face, shirt and hands. The touch of gold from the embossing paste adds some elegance along with beautiful shine and texture. Great tag Mac! xx

  10. Oh it's fabulous and even more so knowing it's been a recycled tag! Loving the greens! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  11. An absolutely amazing tag, I love everything about it.
    Thank you for joining us at The Male Room. Faith DT

  12. I was just over at The Male Room commenting on cards and saw this beauty!! I love the tag and the flower is as masculine as a flower can get.. You nailed it!! Artists that can do mixed media astound me and you my friend did an excellent job at it. Awesome job!!

  13. Wow--a work of art! Amazing masculine tag--love it!

  14. Oh my gosh Mac, this is just fabulous!! Love the deep greens, so perfect for a masculine piece, and your choice of design elements all work so well together! Great photo too! hope you had a great week, have a fantastic weekend! hugs :)

  15. Fab tag and love the or hid tag stand! Cara x

  16. That should have read orchid tag stand!

  17. Fabulous tag .... I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  18. Okay I must firstly say how much I love your plant! Orchid? Looks very well fertilized compared to mine; few died recently, ouch! Secondly I can't take my eyes off your gorgeous green tag! It's amazing color! Job well done Mac :) Thank you for joining STAMPlorations July Mixed Media Challenge and hope to see you again next month. Happy Creating!
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  19. Brilliant prop for your tag and what a tag! The colors you used are spectacular!


  20. Gorgeous tag, Mac Mable. :) I love the greens and black in combination. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers' and STAMPlorations' Mixed Media Challenges. Melissa

  21. Love the tag and I am not giggling seeing it photographed like that! :)
    Suchi xx

  22. Girl... this tag is AWESOME! First want to say that I love how you photographed it balanced on your plant... it looks amazing... Second I want to share that I am IN LOVE with the bleached bits and would really like to know what is your preferred bleach technique. Thank you for sharing this awesome creation with us over at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenges!

  23. This is fab! I love the colours and the work with bleach is great, it all looks gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

  24. Mac this if FAB-U-LOUS!! love the design, colors and theme. The bleaching on the face looks great and I love, love, love the color palette! Great job hun! Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month and good luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  25. very fun tag - thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Recycle challenge
    Barb Housner (DT)

  26. I love this recycled tag and all of the colors and textures you used to create it. Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers July Mixed Media Challenge! ~ Stephanie L, GD.

  27. Oh WOW! You tag is fantastic!!! Thank you for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. xx Susanne.


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