Tuesday 22 June 2010

Luggage Tags and Transparency

No, I am not ignoring any of you and yes, I would love to keep far more in touch with everybody .... BUT .... we haven't had any Internet access since last Thursday and it doesn't look as if we would be able to connect more regulary any time soon ... :-(

So, as I have managed to get some Internet access during my lunchbreak, I would like to share with you some luggage tags and its 'holder' which I made for my friend as birthday present. The holder was inspired by a design by Marleen van Meerendonk:

The basis for this holder is Kraft card from Elzybells which I covered with graphics 45 'Communique' collection paper. Because it is a holder for luggage tags I chose some transport images (bicycle - my freind'd favourite means of transport and a ship) from the Graphics Fairy for the front of the holder and completed it with transparent card from Elzybells - which goes with the Gingersnaps Creations Spicy Supply challenge: Transparencies. Before attaching the transparent card I embossed it using a Cuttlebug extra large embossing folder (5" x 7") ... the size of this embossing folder is just brilliant as it is now possible to emboss a nicely sized card without having any 'unembossed' stripes on wither side of the card. The finishing touch were two eyelets and a little piece of string.

Inside the tag holder are two luggage tags

I am quite happy with the backs of the tags but not so much with the front. I think some more work needs to be done here .... The main images were a Lady from Suzee Que, roses from Antiques Images and a commercial image of a rug. Tania really gave me the idea of using a flying carpet for the tags ... it was not easy to make it fly because I use Gimp and there are so many options to choose from. Both background images are from the Graphics Fairy - a ticket which I completed with travel words and a tea cup (LOL). For the address label on the back I attached a transparent luggage tag from WHSmith. To disguise the address label I created a matching back and levelled it with the back of the tag.

Here are the two digital images I created for the tags, please feel free to use them - have a nice day, Petra.


Unknown said...

This is one of your best pieces so much work and I love all the images too! this is a cracking gift.

I hope your internet gets sorted soon hun

Love Dawn xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is FANTASTIC!!!! I'd love to make these for my kids because they travel all the time! You inspire me, Petrab!!!
I hope you'll have better luck with the computer and that it will start working because we'll miss you while you're "off-line!"

Oh, I have a brand-new blog..It's called Whimsical Musings...I hope you'll come visit!

Haverford House said...

Hi Petra, I love these luggage tags, your work is so beautiful! ~Marcy

Donna said...

Hello Petra,
Your luggage tags are great! Love them! What a thoughtful gift to give your friend. Sorry you don't have an internet connection! Hope you get it back soon!

Lila Castro said...

WHOOOOOOOO....Super gorgeous!!

Edith Schmidt said...

These are just fantastic. I love the colors and placement. Just great!

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

These are wonderful Petra! I'm so sorry to hear about your computer problems, I hope everything is up and running again soon!


Terry said...

What a wonderful birthday present! It is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Simply breathtaking! Thanks for joining us Gingersnap Creations!

Michele said...

this is incredibly beautiful. your friend is quite lucky to get this bday gift! congrats ginger gem.

Terry said...

I already posted on how lovely this is, but did not congratulate you on being a Ginger Gem! So - congrats!

jenclair said...

Love the luggage tags! What a great gift!

Lourdes said...

Wonderful creation!.....Congrats!


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