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Saturday 12 May 2012

bloom and grow!!!

hi there,
well here I am again with another tag!!can't help it and made with more playing with my new dylusions goodies!!! shhh i have some more on the way..keep it under your hat ssshhhh!
So here she is:
sorry photo not great, light awful!!!
I started by making an inky background, well the background was a mop up from another tag and then i added some stencilled detail.Once dry..no i blasted it with my heat gun!!! I stamped these fabby leaf stamps in black archival and added some white pen highlights...a new white pen, maybe too white?!
then i added some black soot distress ink around the edges to make the colours pop..i know they were bright anyway..sorry struggle to do a tag and not add distress round the sides!
to complete i added a bit of floral trim, and some very bright flowers made using tattered floral movers and shapers die...they are bright aren't they!!!blimey!
I added the text in white as i personally like the stark contrast...oh and some trusty ribbon dipped in the stains!
short and sweet today!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
flowers @ http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
use a flower @ http://doyoustackup.blogspot.co.uk/
rainbow @ http://cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.co.uk/
garden @ http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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


  1. ...a gorgeous burst of colour Trace with beautiful citrus blooms, they are just divine & loVe the white pen accents (not used mine yet) tis a super looking Tag...have a fabby weekend...Mel :)

  2. Great Tag and beautiy flowers.
    Nice background.
    lovely greet and nice weekend

  3. Super tag, I like the white highlights makes it all pop! Great work. Zo xx

  4. Your tag is wonderful, loving the lush colours.....don't tell anyone this either, but I go some more Dylusions things today.......Anne x

  5. Great coloured layers and images and love the contrast of the colours with the white.
    Hope your weekend is good.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. Your creation is so unique and colorful! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's cirle!

  7. A beautiful array of colours and layers. thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge, sorry for the blip with Mr. Linky. Caz

  8. A great tag, really beautiful flowers and gorgeous colours you have used :)

    Karen xx

  9. Wonderful tag. Love those flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  10. Wonderful tag, great combination of all these elements.

  11. Hi Trace! What a beautiful muted rainbow of colours... a beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  12. Hi Trace,
    Thanks for playing in our Rainbow challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you offset the background with sheet music and love your gel pen highlights on the leaves. I can see you used heaps of colours and I absolutely love your style!!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  13. Loving the deep rich colours you've used!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog! I hope you can join us in our new challenge which starts tomorrow - and hopefully with no mr linky blip!


  14. Really no lack of flowers on your card; I love them!

    Thanks for participating with Crafty Ribbons Challenges this fortnight!

    Charlotta / La Vikinga


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x