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Monday, 25 June 2012

Art makes the heart happy!

Over at frilly and funkie the challenge is inspired by a photo..i have to admit
 I started this challenge with some trepidation
 as I would never have put these colours together and yet.
..I am pleased with the result! A lesson to me somewhere!
So here is my ....yes you guessed tag!
and the inspiration photo is:
I started by smooshing..technical term...squeezed lemonade and peacock feathers distress ink
from the spring set onto my craft mat, spritzing and splurging tag in,
 drying and  until happy!! I love this Tim technique...
and when totally dry edged with peacock feathers, ..ink not real feathers!!..now there's an idea!?!
The heart is from Wendy as are the words...
And the wings is a Tim die cut, from grungepaper..
.covered in picket fence crackle paint..then I had to be patient...when dry I added some DI .
to finish I added some metal texture with mini attacher..
.and some ribbon, coloured with DI and some idea-ology!

I am entering this for the following challenges:
photo inspiration @ http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/
anything but a card @ http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
die cut @ http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!


  1. ...when I first saw the photo last week I thought wowzers that is vivid...your interpretation is just awesome, nature puts these colours together for a reason and more often than not it's attraction and your Tag is just that...loVe your crackle wings & shimmering heart & your word tickets...all so beautiful, a superb make...Mel :)
    You'll not believe I have done identicle to you only my colours on the tag are oppersite way up and my heart wooden it's all here on my desk drying...I'll not put it together now...that is so spooky!

    1. Oh I feel so sorry! I do hope that you do put it together as it would be lovely to see it as your creations are wonderful! Hugs trace x

  2. Gorgeous colours on this tag, love the way you have done the wings - and had the patience to wait until the paint dried! It is so useful to do tags and they do not take up as much storage space........ Anne x

  3. Kove these Tag very much, also the beautiful colors together Trace. Marvelous creation.
    Lovely greet

  4. Amazing colours Trace, the wings look awesome! Fab tag. Michelle x

  5. beautiful tag, those colours work so well. congrats on your top 5 over at crafty card makers.

  6. This is fabulous Trace, I love your colour combination and those beautiful stamps x

  7. Fabulous tag Trace ! I think those Distress Inks were made for this challenge ! Love the wings on the heart. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  8. Love your "Photo Inspired" take on the challenge! The crackled wings looks amazing with that heart! Beautiful backgroud colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  9. Fantastic tag. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  10. Very gorgeous! The color is amazing and love all the Wendy goodness! Thank you so much for playing with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!

  11. Wow, Trace, your BG came out awesome - love the way you have blended the inks together. It's a really beautiful piece. So glad you tried out the colors. I was a little apprehensive about using such a vivid photo, but was really curious to see how everyone would handle the colors. It's been so much fun to see everyone's interpretation of the photo and yours is sensational. So happy you joined in the fun with us at Frilly and Funkie!


  12. Wonderful tag, love how you've been inspired.

  13. What a beautiful photo and you've used those colours so well. They go beautifully together. Lovely work x


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