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Saturday 8 October 2011

Crimpers, die cut and autumnal flowers...

Hey there bloggers,
Well a real wet one here, yuck and cold too brrrr!
Anyway hope you are having an inky day..mine has not been as inky as I hoped, just can't seem to get it all to come together ..so have left my desk and will return later!!!
Here is my offering today, a tag that uses some really old crimpers, my fav distress inks, stamps, clear embossed resist and canvas flowers...oh and some die cut shapes Tim holtz and paperartsy:
I started by stamping and clear embossing the leaves down the side to create a resist..I then coloured the tag using crushed olive, frayed burlap, forest moss and a touch of aged mahogany distress inks.When dry I used some kitchen towel to polish the embossed leaves, removing the ink and letting them 'pop'!
The flowers were made using pre spritzed canvas, cut using paperartsy die, overstamped with text and then crimped. I over inked the crimping with aged mahogany DI.I added old wooden beads to the centres.
The flourish was cut using Tim holtz die and coloured using, yes you have it DI in forest moss and frayed burlap.I then overstamped Tim script in walnut stain.The leaves were Tims tattered leaves die, never used before!!!,-  they were coloured, overstamped with text and then crimped!

The tag was then assembled using old beads for flowers centres using pinflair glue. I finally added the quote .."adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience"and attached using my mini attacher..because I love it!! The mini staples were coloured using alcohol inks.
I am entering this for the following competitions:
GC~118 spicy supply use crimpers @ http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/
handmade flowers @ http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
autumn using a resist @ http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
autumn colours @ http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com/2011/09/october-challenge-autumn-colours.html
autumn leaves @ http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/
photo inspiration @ http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
photo inspiration @ http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Thanks for stopping by,
and ..
I just want to say a BIG thank you to all the lovely ladies at anything goes challenge blog who have made me feel so welcome!!!THANKS!
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Ta trace x


  1. Stunning composition! Love that inky goodness on your resist bg. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy K.

  2. What a fantastic creation, I love it! xx

  3. Gorgeous work!

    Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  4. Lovely tag - thanks for joining us at Make my Monday - Jacqueline xx

  5. looooooove your leaves and the flowers, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

  6. oh wow this is one stunning tag hun just love this to bits,the detail is just amazing hugs cherylxxx

  7. A really beautiful tag Trace. Lovely colours and beautiful embellishing.
    Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday resist challenge and also my Polka Doodles handmade flower challenge and good luck.
    Fliss x

  8. Fantastic creation hun, just love the technique you have used, might have to have a play lol!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. love this.. great style.. fab embellies.. the flowers are brilliant !
    Thanks for sharing with us over @ polkadoodles this week. good luck !
    Hugs xx

  10. Just stunning! I love your resist leaves. I love your crimped leaves! BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

  11. What a gorgeous card. I love the flowers. The distrssing is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  12. WOW!!! Loooove your tag! So gorgeous!! Love the color and ... all!!

    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!! Hope to see you in this week`s Distressing Challenge :)

    Hugs Tine

  13. Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper with your fabby composition! ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  14. Gorgeous tag - love love love the stamped leaves down the edge - stunning work!
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. Congrats on being picked as Home Page Artist on Gingersnap! LOVE your tag and fabulous technique!


  16. A fantastit card, thanks for joining in the Polka Doodles challenge.


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