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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Just Joseph's Coat Alphatag

After messing around with a number of ideas for my Baroque Guild "J" Alphatag I suddenly remembered the Joseph's Coat Technique & decided to see what I could do with that. I've had some odd pieces of brayered cardstock lying around (over a year I think!) so I used a piece of it for the flower. The image was heat embossed onto the brayered cardstock with clear embossing powder, covered in black dye ink, allowed to dry & then buffed with a kitchen towel before being cut out.

front of tag 
close-up of upper section
close-up of lower section
back of tag 
close-up showing paper pierced scallops  & inked edges
of theme panel plus tone on tone stamping

Stamps Chocolate Baroque UA4SP0385 Baroque Eggs (flower), UA5SP0292 Romantica (swirls).
Inks Kaleidacolor Melon Melody, Plaid Black Dye, Emboss Tinted Embossing Stamp Pad with Stampendous Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Pine Needles Distress Ink (tone on tone stamping & inking various cardstock edges).
Pens etc... Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
Cardstock Semi-glossy white & an assortment of greens in various finishes from stash.
Paper Graphicus Guild Membership Pack.
Dies Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates; Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sprighly Sprockets & Ironwork Motifs.
Punch Woodware (scalloped squares).
The gems & ribbons are from stash.

Challenges Entered
Since the colours of my flower are reminiscent of those found amongst spring daffodils & tulips my tag is eligible for entry into the following spring themed challenges:
Snazzy Challenge....  "Spring Colours
Pan Pastel UK Challenge 16 - Spring Time 


jackiescrafts said...

This is a beautiful tag Paula I love the colours and the embossing
Jackie x

Sally H said...

Beautiful, Paula. Love the colours

Rica said...

This is sensational Paula, what you have achieved is amazing, so beautiful and how you have blended the colours are awesome.

Heather xx

Miranda said...

Hi Paula,

What a beautiful tag, love that technique and your decoupaging is great!warm greet, Miranda

Kathryn said...

Stunning ! Xxx

Minxy said...

Unique tag, love the use of the die-cuts, Thanks for playing along with the snazzy challenge x

Aquarius said...

Wow this is brilliant and clever thinking of Joseph's coat technique which I've not done for ages but is very effective. I'd be very happy to receive this one so fingers crossed.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week with your stunning tag I like the blend of colour.

Kerry DT Leader

brenda said...

Yet another stunning tag Paula, the colours are so rich and the background stamping so subtle, a perfect blend.

Have a lovely weekend.

B x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a stunning creation!! Never heard of the Josephs Coat technique but the effect is certainly amazing!! Well there is something new to explore.

Thanks for entering this beautiful tag in the Snazzy's challenge!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Paula I am transfixed by the design and color! To borrow a phrase from you---this a feast for the eyes!

GinaA said...

Hi Paula, This is a fabulous tag, I have not see this technique so will have to do a little research on the internet. I looks super.

craftimamma said...

Hi Paula, What a fabulous tag this is and someone in the swap is going to be mightily pleased (understatement there). The colours are stunning and as you say very springlike so perfect for our Snazzy DT Blog challenge so thank you for entering.

Erm, Joseph's Coat is the technique I'm going to use for my J tag mainly because I'm stumped for another J subject. The only other one that keeps popping into my head is Jubilee and I don't have any suitable stamps. I have to say I would never have thought of using it the brilliant way you have. Excellent work my friend.

Lesley Xx

Gillian .... said...

The unique use of colours here looks amazing, from the soft tone background to the bold and stiking centre piece ... fantastic, thanks for joining in at Panpastel UK.

Elaine said...

Oh Paula, this is fantastic!
The design is beautiful and intricate and I love the colours and shading.

I have to confess that I've never heard of the Josephs Coat technique...I shall have to go and google it!

Hugs Elaine xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really beautiful tag, i love those gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Great tag, love that technique.x

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous embossing Paula - love the stamp too! :)

I was having a good old dig about in my scraps box yesterday, none of it was scrap at all!! LOL :) Couldnt bear to chuck even a tiny piece away! :)



annie said...

How sensational is this. Looked through your other creations and you have a skill of your own...lovely lot on your blog..♥

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tag, I love the technique and the colour choice is just perfect!


~ Ali ~ said...

Fabulous!! I have never heard of Josephs technique either must look this up

Ali x

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous tag,the colours are gorgeous.I must give this technique another go. Your tag is inspiring. Jean x

Gill Edmonds said...

Hi Paula, this is beautiful. It's not a technique I am familiar with but I must say it's very attractive.
Gill xx