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Sunday 9 September 2012

happy mail, with such heart..a tag swap..

well this is happy mail, Mel and i did a wonderful tag swap a while ago
and decided to do another,
this time the theme was to use a dress form..
and boy i was not disappointed....
not only did Mel send me the most wonderful tag creation ,
but so many wonderful and kindly chosen goodies it felt like Christmas!

So here is Mel's wonderful creation:

if you have not stopped by Mel's blog here..
make sure you do as you will not be disappointed by the
amazing creations and kindness you find there..
I love the background and all the layers of colour that have been created..
not forgetting the gorgeous dress form..
hope the photos do the colour, crackle and shine justice..

then there is the beautiful heart,..
and Mel has the most amazing way with wire..
look at this cobweb!

oh and the back is beautiful too...
and space for a lovely tag..
Once again, I love it..
and hope to do another one soon!!
Mel is a lovely lady with a big and kind heart!
thanks Mel,
So here is my take on the dress form..
I made a neutral background and stamped with some of my new metallic stain..
the dress form was embossed, inked and dipped in some stain,
and inked again..and ..
a little heart added.
the flowers inspired by craft stamper..
were made from DIY foil tape, embossed and generally distressed..
i added a quote which i love..
some ideaology
and floral trim
dyed with the stain..
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you pop across to see Mel's lovely work!
have a fun and inky day..
I will be back later with a very late entry for simon says stamp and show..read all about it!


  1. ...thank you so so much for our amazing swap, it has been a total delight and I have loVed making my tag for you...you tag is hanging in my gallery and has pride of place at the front, I loVe your work it gives me that spark that lights my imagination, what could be more perfect than that...Big loVe from me...xXx

  2. This is again a swap with beautifull results! Would say: keep on going on with it? Greetings, Gerrina

  3. Wonderful swaps--you can see that you enjoyed doing it

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Amazing tags Trace. The both tags I love equally. The details are amazing.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Sarah x

  5. Hi Trace, how lovely to do a swap with the wonderful Mel, she does indeed have a big heart and lots of talent too, a bit like you I would say! Your swaps are beautiful too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  6. both tags are stunning - love them to bits xx

  7. Saw these over at Mel's and they are just wonderful - you are really rocking those metallic stains, and the flowers are sensational!
    Alison x

  8. As commented on Mel's blog post, these two are jaw-droppingly amazing with a sublime attention to detail. Love them both. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. Two Gorgeous tags from two very talented lovely ladies... Stunning creations both of them... Hugs May x x x

  10. Looks like a wonderful swap, both of you have created FANTASTIC tags.

  11. Wonderful, just wonderful pieces of art you've both made, I love what you've both done. Those flowers Trace are very cool and your embossed body-form is glorious! You two have so much fun and it shows, oodles of talent. Michelle x


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