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Tuesday 4 December 2012

my first posting as new dt...so lets get inky for try it on tuesday

well hey there on a wet and windy day here!!
 I am chuffed to announce that I was lucky enough to be chosen
as one of the new Dt members for Try it on Tuesday Dt..
make sure you pop across here to see all the wonderful Dt inspiration..
 so here is my first piece ..the challenge is lets get inky :
I started with my favourite a manila size 8 tag
and lots of inky yumminess
and spritzing on my craft mat
dipping and drying..repeatedly
then added some crackle stamping using metallic distress stain
the sentiment again stamped in DI
and mounted on some rusty wire
I added a flower made from my new poinsettia die.
...this is yummy
and have stamped music on some and coated the top petals in
loose rock candy glitter
I had to didn't I?
and some spirals of rusty wire
so make sure you pop across here to see the other DT makes
and maybe pop in an inky entry yourself!!
have a fun and inky day
ps I have some festive candy here
I am entering this for the following competitions:
tags @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
flowers @ http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/


  1. Of course you had to use the glitter and it looks wonderful Trace. This is a really beautiful tag, love the soft colours and the rusted wire is my fav. Well done and well deserved becoming a member of the DT!!

  2. Love the background of this fabulous tag Trace... the design is beautiful topped with a gorgeous sparkly flower... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  3. Congratulations Trace, we are so happy to have you join us on the TioT's team. Beautiful tag, love the muted colour shades and that Fab flower.
    Yvonne x

  4. great tag Trace - love that flower again xx

  5. Hi Trace, I adore your tag and it's soft monochromatice colors. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  6. Whoop, whoop! Congratulations on making the DT - fantastic! One of my favourite challenges, so it'll be a double pleasure to play now... And what a great theme to start with, right up your street, and oh my goodness this is gorgeous!! Subtle and oh so beautiful...
    Alison x

  7. Congrats on the Dt post. you totally deserve it. lovely tag, I love the subtle stamping and vintage browns always work for me. Brilliant first piece, I can't wait to see what comes next x

  8. I am so happy to have you with me as a newbie at TioT's DT, Trace!

    Love manila size 8 tags too! And what you do with them in general! Really love your choice of colour (well, looking at my entry for this fortnights challenge, this is no surprise ;) and how you positioned the sentiment!

    Claudia x

  9. Huge congrats on your latest DT spot! It's a wonder you have time to fit everything in! Love this one, subtle background (very old enamel tin feel to it) and stunning poinsettia. And then that fab sentiment with its rusty wire. Beautiful. Hugs, Jenny x

  10. Gorgeous tag Trace, love the subtle colours and that flower is stunning. Congratulations on your new DT spot and thanks for joining us at VSC too
    Claire xx

  11. Love the somewhat vintage background of your tag! And the flower! Makes a great combination! Hugs, Gerrina

  12. Hi Trace, Congrats on your new Dt post! Your creations is brilliant, as always Judy x

  13. Hi Trace,

    Congrats on being on the DT! Love your tag -- and the glitter -- just enough sparkly to make it perfect!!!


  14. Well done Trace and I love your poinsettia - looks fab.

  15. Fabulous tag and abosoloutely perfect for our challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Congratulations Trace on your DT position.

    Hugs Shirley

  16. Great tag for new post as a designer.. Wonderful colouring and love the wire leaves on the flower.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  17. A really gorgeous vintage tag and that poinsettia looks beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges.

    B x

  18. Wonderful tag. Love these subtle colours!

  19. Congrats to you op your new DT! Go you! Loving your tag, that Poinsettia is my fave thing this year! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  20. This is a beautiful tag, I so love the vintage feel and the colour theme you have chosen, just perfect! x

  21. Many congratulations and well done.

    Lovely tag, great layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  22. Congratulations to your new DT spot - well deserved :) Your tag looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.

  23. Soooo beautiful! Congratulations on your new DT spot!

  24. Gorgeous tag Trace! Fabulous vintage colours and I love that swirly sentiment. I'm loving my tattered Poinsettia die this year too.

    Lesley Xx

  25. Wow, congrats Trace on the new DT position...
    This tag is catching my eye again and again and again...Love the colours and subtleness of the whole design.
    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges
    Dot x


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