Sunday, 22 July 2012

London Calling...

The challenge over at Artful Times is A trip to Europe on a tag. So with this in mind I've gone to a very shabby looking London. I've had enough of the clean and shiny Jubilee type London, so though I would grunge it up a little.
I've started with some craft card and torn a tag shape. All the stamps are by Artistic Outpost, and are a mixture of the Loverly London and London Underground plates. I've just randomly stamped the words in blue, black and red and embossed. This has then been sprayed through a Special Touch mask with Perfect Pearls mist in Capuchino.
It's not looking too shabby at this stage but worse was yet to come lol. I stamped the Union Flag twice in red and blue, then assembled and ripped it a bit around the edges, screwed it up, then sprayed with the capuchino mist. The soldiers have just been stamped and torn around and edged in red and blue. 
It was so nice to be able to take it outside to photograph - no rain today - it's a bit gusty but that I can put up with.
I really enjoyed making this so thanks very much for the challenge.
I'm also entering it into 
The Artistic Outpost July Referral - anything goes, and 
Fashionable Stamping - Let's Get Messy and Inky - check - did that!


  1. Fab tag - love the use of the mask and collage of AO image! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Outpost!

  2. Lovely tag, I chose London for my tag, too! I grew up in a very shabby, grungy and post-war London, so like what you have made! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Like the grungy London look-a great tag.

    Love Chrissie xxxx

  4. Love it. In my head I can almost see your inky fingers from here! Love what you have done with the background. Got an idea for the Europe challenge but still got to get really inky. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. OH Sue I love these stamps,your tag is stunning
    Janet x

  6. Love the shabby chic, grungy London! Super tag...
    Alison x

  7. Lovely tag Sue and how nice to see London back to its old self, looking shabby - lol

    Thanks for travelling with us.

    Sam - Artful Times xxxx

  8. Fabulous Tag Sue and love those stamps :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

  9. Love your shabby tag Sue, x

  10. Oh Sue, I love it, love it, love it! It's right up my street. Adore the grungy look of it - and we had sun today, too. Almost forgot how it looks like :-) I didn't fully get the assemble-the-union-jack-part, though. But never mind ...
    I'm still thinking ... don't want to make another London tag and neither Paris ... but that are the only stamps I have :-) don't even have 'Germany stamps'.
    Best wishes, and may there be more sunny days, Suzanne

  11. Sue, that's a fabulous tag with great elements. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  12. Adore this tag... love all the elements & stamping.. great background! love the shabby look.. Hugs May x x

  13. Fantastic tag Sue , what a stunner Hugs Elaine

  14. Shabby London does it for me Sue. Your background on the tag is brill plus what an amazing lot of stamping.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  15. love the shabby feel to this tag, the background is fab and love the way all the elements have come together! trace x

  16. Hi Sue
    This is beautifully distressed, shabby, grungy ... wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing your tag with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  17. Lots of inky goodness! Love the masked background and all the design elements! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  18. A fabulous creation. Thanks for getting messy and inky with FSC.
    Fliss x

  19. What a great tag! Love the idea of tearing around the images.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times. Hugs, neet xx


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