Feb 13, 2017

Darkroom Door at Home Mixed Media Tag


I'm finally catching up from the holidays and busy creating season for Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp.  I am officially two weeks ahead of schedule with my DT commitments, and to celebrate I had a play date with my new Darkroom Door stamps.  :)




First I inked my tag with Frayed Burlap, then stamped the stripes from the Grunge Marks set with Versamark and clear embossed.  I added Shabby Shutters and Pumice Stone inks over the entire tag.  Then I embossed a row in brass, then a row in Pumice Stone.  I built some base layers with a section of torn book page, some holey tape, and some chipboard torn from a spiral notebook.  I sponged the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo.


I used Tim's Wildflower dies, cut from chipboard and inked then clear embossed.


I absolutely adore this tiny numerals stamp.  I circled 4 because we are in our 4th home together and have 4 kids.  <3  The Tiny Tattered Florals and some jute twine finish the bottom bundle.


The Distress embossed Small Detailed Butterfly was in my pile of leftovers and I thought it added a great bit of texture and detail over the house.  The house stamp (and numerals) is one of three houses in the Home Sweet Home set.  I stamped in brown archival ink onto inky paper, then sketched with a fine black pen for interest.


I had so much fun creating this tag.  I do hope it inspires you today.


I'm sharing with:
(My favorite tool is my heat gun!  I use it to dry my inky layers & emboss.)
(Two Wildflower Dies, Two Layered Butterfly and "2" in the Numeral Stamp)

30 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a great TAG. I love the design, beautifully made.
    Thanks for sharing at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
    Greeting Carola

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  2. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely tag… I enjoyed looking at your photos of how you created your project... its stunning... Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  3. This is amazing Autumn, you put things together that I wouldn't dream of using, and they always work! Sorry it's such a quick visit but I'm on a borrowed laptop! Have a great week. Sue xx

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Autumn!! Wow!! The texture is incredible!! I love the layering and that gorgeous, gorgeous butterfly!! The colors, the design, every single thing is perfections!! Love, love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. What a wonderful tag Autumn - love all the texture and that fabulous background.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Great tag, in fact I love all that you make, so inspiring./x
    {aNNie}

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  7. Your tag is just perfect for this months number theme Autumn, great design and the Butterfly tops it off beautifully. Many thanks for joining in at FSC this month.

    B x

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  8. Your tag is a real beauty Autumn, I love the layered elements and the grungy tones - the butterfly is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Beautiful!! Thank you for the detailed description, read it with interest!

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  10. This really is gorgeous Autumn! So many beautiful details! Chrisx

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  11. So totally cool! Your creativity always astounds me! I bet you never get the dreaded blank page syndrome!

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  12. A super tag Autumn, I especially love the numbers and your explanation about why you circled the four.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  13. Stunning tag! LOVE all the many beautiful layers to it! Beautifully done!! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

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  14. So stunning, Autumn!!!! Wonderful layering of all the lovely elements!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  15. An absolutely charming rustic look here, Autumn - I really love it. So glad you've found some time to just play after your busy time. And two weeks ahead with DT commitments - get you!
    Alison x

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  16. Clever girl to be ahead with your DT schedule. What fun, to have time to play. Love this homespun layered and textured tag. The butterfly is superb.

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  17. I'm so happy you had time to just play! We are the benefactors of your fabulous playtime! I adore that textured background and your rustic log home, that gorgeous butterfly, and oh, just everything about your amazing tag! Well done, you! Hugs!

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    1. So great to see this lovely work of art win at Happy Little Stampers and for your other project featured under Mixed Media challenge at HLS! You rocked these challenges!

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  18. Gorgeous tag...love all the layers! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

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  19. What a gorgeous tag!! I love all the elements you used on this -- It's absolutely perfect!! I'd like to invite you to check out the CropStop link party where anything goes as long as you use a few products from companies they carry in the store! http://www.cropstop.com/blog/

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  20. This is just gorgeous, Autumn, and at first glance I thought that house was an embellishment you had on hand. You made it look so dimensional, I had no idea it was a stamped image. The way you've added all of these layers is just beautiful! I just love how you take bits and pieces and they just all work together. The butterfly is perfect on the house with the wildflowers behind, and the torn chipboard looks like a little sidewalk in front of the house. Wonderful tag!! Hugs!!!

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  21. Autumn, you always amaze me with your creativity! Love this gorgeous tag with the little cabin, and touches like the punchinella and flowers and butterfly. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week with your favorite tool! Maura xx

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  22. stunning tag,
    you put so much detail into this peice,
    love it!

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  23. A fabulous tag Autumn, love the background for your little house, so many gorgeous details and textures. Like the way you've made the numbers personal to you.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

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  24. This is gorgeous tag. I love the image and fabulous design. Thank you for sharing with us Crafting With An Attitude.
    BozenA DT CWAA

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  25. WOW!! what a beautiful tag...love each and every element of it..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

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  26. OMG, Autumn, your tag is brilliant! My favourite color combination, my favourite style and my new favourite of yours! Love, love, love it! Big hugs :) Branka xx

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  27. Wow. Fabulous tag! Thank you for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne

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  28. Wonderful news that you are ahead and even more wonderful that you had time to play. I was wondering why the 4 was circles and how smart of you to incorporate an element like the 4 to represent such a momentous tribute. Awesome sauce colors and layers. Looks like you had oodles of fun! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  29. Congrats! This is certainly a winner-- the colors play so well together, and are perfect for the rustic theme :)

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