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Sunday 15 December 2013

A time for peace

Well here is my offering for Linda's fab 12 tags of Christmas, where phew ...the deadline is now 8th January to include two more bonus tags ... Now this tag was made whilst my thoughts were elsewhere and I wanted to try and capture a serene and peaceful feel to my tag...

On the 9th December my Grandad , whom I loved so very much was at last at peace...and was very much in my thoughts when I made this .... (So may your star shine brightly and may you be at peace .xx ). 

So without further ado here is Linda's gorgeous tag and here is mine, I have changed the colour palette but stayed fairly true to the main elements of the layout :

I started by creating my background using pumice stone and brushed pewter distress stain and dabbing around until happy. then in some places I stamped some small music in places using the brushed pewter distress stain.

I then stamped the Angel in black soot as Linda had placed her..and I edged the tag in silver embossing powder and also added this great flourish at the top and bottom (from reindeer flight stamp set).

For the noel, I cut from greyboard and coloured using the brushed pewter distress stain, then added a layer of glossy accents, when totally dry I added a few bits of the flourish element and embossed with silver..

So for the flower I coloured with distress stain , from craft sheet and added a star for the centre to tie in the small stars on the tag..I also stamped over petals with music.

I also added a frosted snowflake, using distress glitter , no surprise there then!, some twirls of silver wire and a couple of leaves overstamped and embossed with silver.

so hope you like my tag...I am linking this up to Linda's fab twelve tags ...all the details are here..and it is generously sponsored by the funkiejunkie boutique, Linda's wonderful cavern of crafty yumminess!

(may your star shine brightly and peacefully)

Keep those fingers inky!
trace x 


  1. Such a tranquil and restful tag which just radiates beauty. Love this Trace. Jenny x

  2. So, so sorry to hear about your Grandad Trace, your absolutely gorgeous tag is a wonderful tribute to him... Big hugs, Anne x

  3. Trace, this is superb! You have certainly captured a feeling of serenity. I love the colour palette: the angel looks so different every time she is interpreted by a different artist and your presentation of her is - well - celestial right down to the exquisitely coloured seam binding. This tag is full of peace and beauty and a lovely memorial to your grandfather. I find it really moving. I didn't have any of the elements that Linda used on this one, except a few stars, so I had to improvise wildly! Hope that is OK! Hugs Julie Ann xx

  4. Stunning tag Trace... Love the background & fabulous embossing... you have captured the peaceful feeling throughout....Love it... Hugs May x x x

  5. Just Stunning Trace. I love the pewter look. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

  6. Wow the pumice stone and brushed pewter are so crisp. All the detail and flourish pull together well. Love it!

  7. Dear Trace, I so love all your tags, both theese created over Linda`s wonderful ones, and every other tag and piece you create.
    I`m sorry to read you lost your grandad, the tag is very beautiful made for him .

  8. This is beautiful, Trace - sombre and subtle, and so full of atmosphere - a fitting tribute to your Grandad.
    Alison xx

  9. A beautiful tag Trace :-) I love the beautiful colours/tones you have used and the poinsettia is gorgeous.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  10. really stunning Trace and such a great tribute to your grandad. Big Hugs - my thoughts are with you xx

  11. A gorgeous tag,love the colour tones and wonderful additions.

  12. So serene and beautiful Trace, so sorry to hear about your loss but this is truly a wonderful tribute to him! A stunning take on Linda's original!

  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS Tag!! Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

  14. A wonderful peaceful tag and a great tribute to your grandfather.

    Love Chrissie x

  15. I love it that you used an angel! A beautiful monochrome tag! Inky greetings, Gerrina

  16. SO beautiful! A perfect Christmas tag.

  17. Oh Trace, I'm so sorry t hear about your grandad! But this is a lovely to work through your grief. Your tag is beautiful, with the subtle shades, the lovely glitter and embossing. I really love the embossed flourishes, on the top and bottom and especially on the NOEL. Thanks so much for sharing with us.



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