Chalk and Ink

Well, I’ve been experimenting with chalks. Not really used to them yet but having fun trying them out. So this travel-themed tag with the ‘E’ from explore was made for two challenges. The travel theme is from Thank God It’s Friday and the monogram tag is the challenge over at Tag You’re It! Actually, this is my first tag as well. So a project of firsts 🙂


So first I coloured the paper with light brown distress ink and then stamped using a mask to create the ‘E’ on one side of the tag. The ‘E’ side was stamped with a map and the rest was stamped with various travel-related stamps in a random sequence. I then continued colouring using the masks and green distress ink.

Once the paper was dry I went about adding more colour with chalks. Having a change of heart, I cut the ‘E’ out, edged it with a sepia ink pen and layered it with foam next to the background to get the 3-D shape. Adding the pictures from some travel mini-postcards and finishing the tag off with an eyelet and some string.

Also put this up on the Trimcraft forum for a stamping challenge!

Thanks Thank God It’s Friday for sampling my Tag 🙂

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

9 Comments

  1. 9 June 2008 / 8:23 pm

    Wow Kim!! This is fabulous! I didn’t see the ‘E’ to start with but it’s very clearly there (note to self – get eyes tested!!! LOL!) I love it and it’s a perfect travel tag – I love the chest it’s propped against too! Thank You so much for playing along and it’s lovely to see you at Tag, you’re it!! Hope to see you again at the weekend! :o) xx

  2. 10 June 2008 / 6:10 am

    fantastic tag!! great stamping!

  3. 10 June 2008 / 9:06 am

    Wow wow wow what a awesome card. Really gorgeous design.

    Thanks for joining TGiF.

  4. 10 June 2008 / 1:54 pm

    So many fantastic ideas on this tag and love how it all marries together so perfectly…great photography too! Glad you found us, thanks so much for taking part 🙂

  5. 10 June 2008 / 6:04 pm

    Fab tag Kim and I love all your little images

  6. 12 June 2008 / 11:54 am

    Wow, Kim, this is absolutely stunning – what a great art work !

    Thank you so much for participating TGiF with such a brilliant creation !

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