Travel Tag

TraveltagMarch2012These  blues are dreamy… I started with a piece of Kraft Resist paper and glued it to manila cardstock (Ranger). Painted with gesso and then sprayed with two of Dyan Reaveley's new ink sprays.

Added some black Archival ink over stencils and a few 7 Gypsies stickers (I know, I said the S- word, and stickers very rarely show up here, but with 7 Gypsies they appear timeless.)

The small round tag up top is from Tim's Sizzix tiny tags/tabs die. I added a black button to it plus stamped "Go!" before putting on a few drops of black Enamel Accents (Ranger) to hang it.  

The black letters are Tim's Sizzix Carnivale die.  I roughed up the edges of the tag and inked with black Archival Ink.  The "enjoy the journey" brad is from My Mind's Eye and the plane is a Tim Holtz stamp.

Used my Crop-o-Dile to get that big black eyelet set.

I'm putting this into two challenges:

The Artistic Stamper – Travel

Our Creative Corner  – TicTacToe – I chose this line: blue/brad/button

Click on the tag to enlarge.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a great weekend!


Added Note:  Ooops, that plane is indeed UPSIDE DOWN.  Oh, well!  

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Hi Marjie!!! Sorry I have been horrible about keeping in touch…I need more hours in the day lately! It was SO nice to see you at OCC this week with your beautiful tag. So many lovely details, that you do so well. Love that rich blue with all of the beautiful detail. Hope you are having a great week! Big hugs sent your way!

  2. Lynn Stevens says:

    Must be one of those stunt plane flyers. LOL .I didn’t notice till you said something.
    Really your tag is AWESOME Marjie.
    Hugs Lynn

  3. Fabulous tag. Love that deep blue color!! Gorgeous!

  4. A fabulous tag in great colors, looks wondeful.

  5. Marjie
    Apologies for not visiting you but here I am catching up with your amazing art.
    This would be stunning to use as an actual luggage tag, certainly stand out from the crowd.

  6. Fantastic tag Marjie! You’re not the only one to stamp an upside down plane! Been there, done that! Lol! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge x

  7. Marjie, I just busted up at your expense!!! I was looking at your tag in admiration and said to my DH, I do believe her plane is upside down! Upside down or not, still 100% straight up fabulous! Have a great weekend!

  8. Wonderful tag, Marjie!!!

  9. Marjie, I like you even more for putting that plane on upside down–something I would totally do, and I didn’t even notice until you told us!
    Really gorgeous color, and another great tag.

  10. Marjie – outstanding. love the color. the sprays are so vibrant. I love the fact that the plane is upside down. It seems so natural to the look of the tag.

  11. It’s wonderful. The blue is so vibrant and the plane is right out of the Twilight Zone.

  12. Great tag – I love how you used the ink sprays!

  13. Fabulous tag! I am so jealous- I can’t wait to try out Dyan’s spray inks!

  14. gorgeous in blue! I certain that your plane is an aero acrobat and showing off how it can fly upside down!

  15. Shelly Schmidt says:

    I am loving the blue- and the plane, and the tag….love the color with the black accents…..: )

  16. the upside down plane
    makes the whole thing
    and a little exciting!
    beautiful blue:)

  17. gorgeous

  18. I am here on official business! LOL!
    I love your tag, the blue is brilliant and eye catching! I love the background embossed images, and the sentiment goes perfect with this inverted aircraft…LIFE IS A JOURNEY!!! Thank you for joining us at our Creative Corner this week! You are refreshing!!!!

  19. Well, I STILL love it .. upside down or not! It looks cool … and unique … and a fun take on the “explore” sentiment. If flyin’ upside down isn’t “exploring,” then I don’t know what is!!
    LOVE it, Marji!!!!

  20. the blue is exquisite! awesome piece. xo

  21. You are definitely in the blue color mood lately…and i love it…this gorgeous tag is eye catching! The upside down plane threw me a bit at first…but that’s how life should be lived…on the edge baby!!! Love this Margie!

  22. Very cool tag, Marji! Love how you put the plane upside-down for a completely unique look!! Have a great weekend!

  23. Great tag, love the blues! Valerie

  24. Yummy! I have 9 of the 12 ordered and am waiting for their arrival!

  25. Very manly! Great job!!

  26. Fabulous tag, Marjie!

  27. Judy Cantrell says:

    Love the deep vibrant color and technique you used on this tag!

  28. Sandra ltb says:

    very pretty – I do love the blues as well!
    Sandra ltb

  29. Love the dark tones to this tag! The stencil you used in the background is my favorite. I use it all the time. And the sticker thing… I have so many in my stash but they are so unpopular now days. I cannot bring myself to use them with the exception of stickers by certain companies that look really great.Have a great weekend.

  30. What a beautiful deep blue tone! This is fabulous!

  31. WONDERFUL tag, Marjie! Gesso, then ink – adding that to my playtime! TFS!