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Wednesday 1 August 2012

simon says..what do you say?

well this tag was made a while ago
 but i think fits the theme at SSSS
and i love this paperartsy sentiment, I love inspirational quotes on pieces,
 although i do also leave pieces with no words on occasions..
to let them speak for themselves!
So here is my double sided tag:
I decide to use very soft colours for this piece, using crackle paint as the basis for the tag,
I then lightly inked the edges
front and back of the tag are the same.
I added floral trim lightly coloured
with distress satin
some beautiful
 paperartsy butterflies,

 an ideaology pearl and some mini keys
and finally this wonderful sentiment

it is funny how you go through spells of vibrant colours
and then i tend to monochrome creations..
which always amaze me as to how much can be created
with limited colours..
next well i will probably be bright and vibrant again..who knows..
thats what i love!never knowing quite what you will create!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
what do you say? @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
have a fun and inky day!


  1. Love all the details on this gorgeous tag.xxx

  2. Brill tag Trace and love the staples :)
    Von ♥

  3. I love the sentiment too. And -of course- the rest of the tag too LOL.

    byebye Yvonne

  4. I love how you have created a vintage shabby tag with such pale colours and those flowers look fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

  5. Love it and the saying is so perfect.


  6. Trace, that's such a wonderful tag, love the color scheme and all the details. Great quote.

  7. Gorgeous trace and such a beautiful sentiment
    Lovely greet

  8. An absolutely stunning tag and I love the sentiment...really beautiful!
    Thank you for following my blog, I'm already a follower of yours but really looking forward to getting to know you and your fabulous work!
    Love Emma xx

  9. beautiful work Trace - and oh so true! xx

  10. Love your tag Trace, the pale colours really let the sentiment do the talking, and what a great sentment it is too (one of my favourites !). Sue C x

  11. Trace...what a great tag and a great sentiment! I love that! What stamp set is that from? I love it! Your tag is beautiful with it's crackled background and shabby feeling. I love Tim's Trimmings and the keys and butterflies, too! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  12. Beautiful. Love how the soft tones speak for themselves and the interest of all the textural elements speaks volumes!! I do love the sentiment. I often leave things without words too and then worry because it looks too bare but we are what we are I suppose and don't 'do' too many words!

  13. Firstly Trace, HUGE CONGRATS AGAIN!!! If you haven't been to Tim Holtz' blog GO NOW!!!
    Next, thank you so much for my wonderfully wrapped package of stamps and that beautiful tag :) That will go on my new inspiration board to keep me going when Mr Mojo deserts or I have a wobble. I've added your beautiful flower to it and just keep looking at it in between crafting.
    Finally, your tag today is just so beautiful. I could almost imagine it on an anniversary card - so delicate and a perfect sentiment.
    Thank you so much once again. Hugs, Buttons x

  14. Hi Trace I hope I am the bearer of good news!!!! I just had a comment left on my TH July tag saying well done for winning - news to me! Rushed along to check it out and there I was along with you and Ann too! Just had to let you know - How exciting!


  15. Trace, your tag is gorgeous, I love the soft colours for a change, they look wonderful and make the embellies really pop!

    Have you checked out Tim's winners this month yet?

    Crafty hugs, Anne x

  16. Hi Trace...this is a beautiful tag. I love the flowers and butterfly, fab sentiment too. Congratulations too on your win at Lord Tim's tags x you must be so delighted :-) well done ! Hugs Annie x

  17. Another gorgeous tag! Looked for your link from WOYWW but it wasn't there so I followed Tim's link as you are one of the winners! Congratulations! You certainly deserve it. :)

  18. Oh this is so pretty! I'm definitely in a monochrome phase (though I never go that bright, to be honest, so far!), so this really appeals right now. Fabulous sentiment, fabulous tag, and huge congratulations on your London tag - thought it was great when I saw it, and now TH himself approves!!
    Alison x

  19. Firstly, congrats on the Tim win Trace!!! yay!! Now, this tag.... really really like it, not the colours I would go for normally but this is fab! The crackle underneath just sets it off wonderfully!! x

  20. Gorgeous tag Trace... you have done it again... beautiful work Hugs May x x x

  21. ...I adore this Tag Trace, I loVe the crackle background and the gorgeous pale chalky cream, the butterflies stand out beautifully against it and the sentiment is so perfect...superb inkings...Melxx :)

  22. I seem to have missed so many of your lovely creations Trace, but oh WOW this is my favourite! Love those flowers, but then I would wouldn't I! lol Judy x

  23. love everyting about this tag, it's so beautiful


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