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Wednesday 25 April 2012

a little bit of madness..in our street

hey there,
well here is my offering today, made with some fab new stamps from The Artistic Stamper and yes it is a tag!!! so here she is :
I wanted to have a play with these great stamps, love the quote and for those of you who are as old as me, it may conjure up the madness song?!! or maybe I am alone in that!?
So I started by making my favourite backgrounds at the mo using distress stains and wrinkle free technique, I just love the depth and texture this can build up.
I then stamped the house stamps , and cut some to add to length of first row and to have some to tuck behind...are you with me?
I coloured the houses using fab distress markers and also water colouring with the markers, when dry i added glossy accents to the doors.
The sentiment was stamped in black archival and a background made using distress inks and water.I added some ideaology and some floral trim and edged the tag with DI.The hearts for chimney smoke are from stash and the vintage ribbon has been dyed usng stains.

hope that all made sense, it does in my head...

I am entering this for the following competitions:
spring fashion colours @ http://rogueredheaddesigns.blogspot.co.uk/p/our-current-challenge.html
something new (my stamps)@ http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
distressing @ http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!
hugs trace x


  1. Your just a spring chicken hehe. Fabulous tag, love your little congregation of houses and great colours.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. Oh WOw Trace how creative is this! Judy x

  3. Awesome this Tag. very very beautiful, cool colors.
    Lovely greet

  4. Gorgeous tag. Love the stamp and the beautiful colours xx

  5. Oh that is soooo gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  6. oh this is one,amazing tag Hun love those houses and perfect sentiment,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  7. Such a wonderful tag in great colors and with great images.

  8. Beautiful submission! Thanks for playing the Spring Fashion Colors Rebel Challenge at RRD!

  9. This Is so cute. I love the Vintage flair and the distressing is super good.

    We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

    We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
    Best of Luck Always,

    Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps

  10. Well I reckon I am twice your age but the sentiment does bring back Madness memories for me too! I love your tag, the colours are gorgeous and those little houses are amazing.
    Anne x

  11. Love this tag and especially the houses. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  12. Love this and the colours are fab thank you for joining us at whimsy inspiration for our distressing challenge

    Hugs Wendy DT whimsy inspiration

  13. Oh, no, you can't be old. I know that song! :) Awesome tag!! I love that house stamp and love the distressing that you created to complete the look. Just beautiful work!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  14. wow,wow & wow some more,
    amazing tag, love the monocrome feel,
    I am very honored that you used my houses stamps,


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