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Saturday 6 October 2012

playing with patchwork

hey there , well in a desperate attempt to get my blogging back to normal...,
here is a tag i made .
.using my favourite technique of the moment,
riveted patchwork..
which can be found in Tim s fab book Compendium of Curiosities vol2..
so here is my tag:
I started by creating the background of the tag and used aluminium DIY tape for this,
coloured with orange tone alcohol inks...
which i did not buff off very much..
I added some garden wire, cut to shape, using my fab mini attacher!
 and staples!!
then i cut lots of flowers and leaves from the tattered floral strip die..
which is stacked with flowers ad leaves...
these were cut fro DIY tape and coloured with alcohol inks..
i then layered them up, adding a brad for the centre..
the finishing touch, some ribbon
coloured with silver metallic distress stain.

I am entering this for the following competitions:

leaves @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-leaf-spiration.html
fall colours @ http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
lots of layers @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/
tag @ http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inkyday!


  1. What a wonderful tag and I just love the autumn colours!

  2. A fabulous autumnal tag Trace, I live the orange tones and the flowers made with the tape.
    Welcome back, hope you are fit and we'll now.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  3. ...a super gorgeous Autumnal tag Trace, loVe the rich colour created with the alcohol inks, those flowers are scrumptious, super textural background too...loVe it...Melxx :)

  4. Great tag - I love the rich burnishd tones on those flowers! Great use of the DIY tape too. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  5. love how the flowers turned out, they look amazing, hope your feeling better now? x

  6. Gorgeous tag Trace, love how you add the wire to your pieces, love the rivetting and your flowers are just stunning, they look quite textured which is fabulous. Good to have you back too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  7. Gorgeous tag Trace. I love the metallic flowers and addition of the garden wire. Hope you are feeling so much better x TFS Annie x

  8. Trace, your tag is so cool! I love Tim's patchwork background techniques. You've really done a beautiful job on your metallic tag! Love the little wire grids and your beautiful tattered florals and leaves. Just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. What a great tag - the colours give such a great autumn feel to it.


  10. Lovely tag Trace, the metal looks fabu,ous as do the dimensional flowers and leaves. The metal gives great texture to your piece and I love the metal mesh in the background too. Thank so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  11. Hi Trace, loving all the metal techniques, the Orange AI looks great on the flowers. x

  12. Unique and very impressive art work, love it most!

  13. Oh wow, Trace - you're right back in there... this is a stunningly beautiful tag! Wonderful technically and artistically... I absolutely love it!
    Alison x

  14. stunning tag trace - love the flowers with the alcohol inks and the wire - just brilliant xx

  15. Gorgeous tag Trace and you know how much I love metal tape flowers! Wonderful composition too.

  16. Fantastic tag, love the background and gorgeous colours. The flowers look awesome. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  17. Great Autumn tag -never would have thought to use wire as you have done--great inspiration :)

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. Brilliant tag Trace, those flowers are Gorgeous... great use of wire & colour.. Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

  19. Your flowers are fabulous and love the grungy look. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  20. I loooooooooooooove it!! (:o)

  21. If this isn't gorgeous, I don't know what is!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I kinda of sorta of copy you. I love this tag!!!!!

  22. Gorgeous tag Trace, you've just reminded me how much I NEED some metallic distress stains and metal tape. Where will it all end .... lol x

  23. Absolutely adore this tag! You have rocked CooL and then some! The wire is fab. Best of all... It's not black! Who said riveted metal had to be black?! And the flowers...OMG! I'm in love with your tag and techniques!

  24. This is a fabulous tag, love the addition of the garden wire against your background and the flowers look wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at TioT


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