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What a week!

IndigoBlu Tags 
Happy Friday everyone
If your a follower of mine you 'll know that I've been off work for a while following an op, but my life as a lady of leisure came to an end this week when I returned to the world of totally british beautiful fast fast cars and ones that go anywhere!!  I had a wonderful welcome back from my colleagues so thanks to everyone for making my first day as good as it was.  I thought I'd feel like the new girl, not able to remember anything, but just like riding a bike it all came flooding back :-) Now I feel like I've not been away lol!!!   
I cant deny I'm not pleased its the weekend and I've got time to re charge my batteries before attempting another 5 days on the trot :-) 

As I've just joined the IndigoBlu team official this week I thought I'd share a couple of tags with you made with stamps from the  Pomp and Pageantry and Grand Tour 1 plates and the ledger background which I really love. 

Tag 1
IndigoBlu Pomp and Pageantry Tag 
The first tag was inked lightly all over with clover adirondak ink, and then over inked with vintage photo distress ink.  I used coffee archival ink for the ledger background and the gentleman, which I cut out.

For the rest of the stamping I used black archival ink and then mounted the raised pieces (gentleman and  longer word) on foam tape to add some dimension to the finished tag.  I used glossy accents to highlight the word eccentric and after dying the IndigoBlu vintage seam binding with antique linen distress ink I used the same stamp to stamp the wording on the binding.   To finish I mounted the tag on a black background cut down to 1/16" with my perfect border rulers from create and craft.(I love them!!) 

 Tag 2 
IndigoBlu Grand Tour 1 tag

I embossed the second tag with one of the Tim Holtz texture fades before inking it with Lemonade adirondak ink. I over inked that with vintage photo distress ink catching the top of the embossed areas to make them stand out.   I also highlighted the middle of the embossed area with clover adirondak ink, and added the background flourishes and the word TRAVEL using coffee archival ink. 
Then I stamped  the man with glasses and two tickets with the same coffee ink, and cut out the images.  I highlighted the glasses with jade art glitter and used glossy accents to add a frame to the cut out.  Once dry I scrunched up the tickets to give them a used look, and added them to the tag followed by the image of the man which I raised up on foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped with black archival ink, cut out, and edged with a vintage photo distress ink pen before I added them to the tag.  To finish I coloured some vintage seam binding with vintage photo distress ink, stamped on it with black archival ink and tied it onto the tag.  Lastly I mounted the tag on black card cutting it down to a 1/16" border.   

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned :-) 


  1. So many congratulations on your Indigoblu appointment! Gorgeous tags...
    Alison x

    1. Thanks Alison. thanks for stopping by too. Bw Clare

  2. awesome tags Clare,
    have a lovely relaxing weekend

    1. Hi Danielle, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a good weekend too. Bw C

  3. Clare these Tgas are brilliant and I love the style .... thanks again for the inspiration xx Mark

    1. Hi Mark, thanks for the message. Lov Oz, sneaked a peek last night. He's so cute :-> Have a great weekend. Bw C

  4. Preciosos los dos tags. Me gusta el lazo que les has puesto.

    1. Hola Esther, gracias por visitarnos y dejar un comentario. Tenga un buen fin de semana. Bw C

  5. Теги прекрасные!!!!!!!!! Хороших выходных!!!!

    1. Здравствуйте, спасибо за звонок, снова, имеют большие выходные тоже. Bw C

  6. Hi Clare, So glad you are back at work now, albeit you are exhausted, hopefully next week will be easier, hope your new hip is treating you well.
    Your tags are stunning, love the colours you used and the stamps are gorgeous.
    Have a brilliant, well-deserved, restful weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Glad to hear you are fully recovered! These tags are marvelous. Such whimsy and humor in them, and amazing artistry. Your backgrounds are yummy! You have such a great eye for where to place elements, Clare! I just love your work!

  8. Hi Clare - Your tags are gorgeous and congratulations on joining Indigo Blue - that's where I 'found' you..... I went on to your Utube videos and was entranced and now I am eager to know more. I need advice on how to get started making those memory books - can you point me in the right direction please?
    Have a restful weekend.

  9. I love love love your work! Your tags are gorgeous as everything you do. Take it easy now that you are back to work and make sure to find time for crafting (and sharing with us LOL)! Anyway I am a huge fun of your YouTube videos. I noticed that you work upside down for us to see better. To make your life easier, did you know you can film the whole video working as you would and then edit the video upside down? What video editor are you using?! I'd love to help you out! Hugs, Vicky.


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