Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Trip to Paris - I wish!

Hi, can you believe the weather, one minute it's winter and the next it's high summer.  The garden is really confused!  The veggies don't seem to want to grow and every time the flowers recover a bit, along comes another torrential downpour to strip them all off again! 

Just one thing to do then....stay inside and craft!

This week's make using "Sam Poole's Art Sayings stamp plate" is a tag.

The tag was cut from mount board and then painted in Eco green paints. I stamped and distressed this with distress ink and stamps from the Just Rite greetings from Paris and Bon Voyage sets.

The tickets were stamped onto die cuts using Spellbinders Small Labels. Tickets and the large tag were spritzed with gold cosmic shimmer and edged in gold.

I dyed some chalk white seam binding with tumbled glass distress ink (I didn't have a stain or reinker, so I did this directly from the ink pad). I attached this to my tag and then ripped up some cream and blue mulberry papers, these I stitched together and then added a stamped image of the Eiffel tower. I coated the Eiffel tower in glossy accents.

The flowers were made from brown parcel wrapping paper using the Spellbinders Rose Creations die.  Each layer of the flower has a hole in the centre when you punch them out, so I fix them together with a brad.  To get a more realistic flower centre I coat the brad with glossy accents and them smother it in micro beads.  The leaves were cut from coloured card using a Spellbinders foliage die. Before sticking these onto the tag I spritzed them with silver and gold cosmic shimmers.

Et Voila! a Paris themed tag.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

"Cup cake craft - something in the eyelet"

"Make it Monday - Anything goes"

"Simon Says Stamp and Show-Show a bit of brown"

"Gingerloft - Vintage"

"Great Impressions - Die Cuts or Punches"

"One Stitch at A Time - Stitch it"

"Quirky crafts - Hand made flowers and ribbons"

"Lets ink it up - use your fave embellishments", need you ask, hand made flowers, ribbons, tags and glossy accents!


Gabrielle said...

This is just lovely! The images and the sentiments you chose complement each other perfectly! Fabulous xxx

Marjorie said...

Beautiful hunnie...love the colours!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Make it Monday....
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Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sue, fabulous tag, love the splatters in the background, very effective against your focal images and a gorgeous flower too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

Creations by Shirl said...

Super tag! Thanks for joining Gingerloft challenge and good luck!

Brodders said...

Great take on this weeks eyelet challenge at Cupcake Crafts - Jane x

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous. Love the retro.MIM sent me. Hugs, Berni

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I saw this Fantastic Tag on Make-it-Monday..Faye

Anonymous said...

A fabulous tag, love the gorgeous flower...thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft!
Helen x

Diane said...

Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Great flower to fit our theme!

SuzanneK said...

Fab tag, love your gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for playing along this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Sherry said...

Cute tag!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge. Hope to see you again.



Dora said...

This is gorgeous, I love the style of your tag and beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

hazel said...

Fabulous tag Sue, lovely colours and beautiful flowers.
xxx Hazel.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Gorgeous tag. I wish too!

Saw your link on MIM. I'm #76 and #215 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Caro said...

Gorgeous distressed looking flowers! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Spyder said...

Lovely tag! thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this Challenge

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful tag. Love the flowers. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma