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Monday, 15 October 2012

a krafty play...

well here i am with a quick tag
and a few of my favourite things..
.some kraft, some wire, a heart and my dressform..
So here she is :
 i just wanted to play..
and here is the result...I cut the dressform from kraft resist..
and over stamped with some Tim snowflakes using
picket fence distress stain..another favourite..
the background of the tag was covered in corrugated card and then inked
 with vintage photo distress ink and picket fence distress stain..
adding lots of brown around the edges
The snowflakes were die cuts (Tim ones)
i added some mica flakes in tiny patches..not sure if this shows
then inked with old paper
and rock candy distress loose glitter
the wire was added to the background and stapled
using my mini attacher..
another favourite!!
and finally a little wooden heart,
inked and covered in glitter..

thanks to everyone for stopping by and to all my new and old followers
i appreciate all your comments.

i am entering this for the following competitions:
the dressmaker @ http://crafty-emblies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/3rd-challenge-dressmaker.html
favourites @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
metal @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!


  1. Gorgeous textured tag Trace. Love the metal . TFS

    Annie x

  2. Great tag with some wonderful touches! I love all the things you've used too. I'm so glad Christmas is coming because I just love snowflakes! Haven't tried the mica flakes but they look good here.
    Have a great week,

  3. Love those snowflakes Trace. I really like the corrugated card tag, and the metal netting. Lovely. Michelle x

  4. Gorgeous tag and i love the wire you used!

  5. brilliant tag - loving the wire and the corrugated look to the tag - brilliant xx

  6. oh gosh this is just gorgeous hun the detail is just amazing bless you for playing at crafty-emblies this month hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  7. Lovely tag Trace, the corrugated card adds wonderful texture and is a favourite of mine too as are hearts so I love the little added dimensional heart to your dress form. Love the added snowflakes and I always love to see metal mesh added to creative pieces. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  8. I'm so happy that my new computer works and I'm able to visit all my friends in blogland again. You've been very busy and creative during the last time. Much to see :)
    Great use of the garden wire, have to take a look into our shelter.

  9. Hey Trace...number ONE on the challenge entries! :) I love your tag. Your use of the corrugated tag and the wire is awesome! Love the look and the vintage/mixed media feel! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  10. Hi Trace, love this style from you - the corrugated card, the wire (both my current favourites) are just so you! A really beautiful tag, love it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  11. Love the kraft for everything to do with your tag today Trace. The mix of the dress-form and snowflakes is brilliant.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  12. Hi Trace, love all of your favourites, especially the effect of the corrugated card and the metal, gorgeous work as always. xx

  13. Very pretty Tracey! Love the dress form die.

  14. A very quick comment; should be sleeping know, but got stuck in blogland :) Great how this works so beautiful; the texture of the background and the metal! Hugs, Gerrina

  15. Love this monochromatic look tag! So much yummy texture to admire and how cool is that wire!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  16. love this loads, lots of elements and textures to grab my attention... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  17. Love this tag. Great texture! Excellent!

    Thanks for taking part in the Crafty-Emblies Challenge with us.


  18. Great tag, love how you have put it all together!!

  19. Could have sworn I'd left a comment here... but there you go! Gorgeous corrugated card gives this an amazing look from the start, the snowflakes are delicious, and I love how you use the metal mesh! Great tag, Trace...
    Alison x

  20. This tag ist just fantastic, Trace


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