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Wednesday 11 December 2013

Another star shines brightly.

Not often that personal things are on my blog but this post is for someone who I loved dearly xx and whose star now shines brightly ...love you xxx and keep shining bright xx

So here is my tag #2 for Linda's fab 12 tags of Christmas...sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.......and yes I really am only on #2 ! All the details if you want to join in can be found here . Believe me you wont be short of inspiration from Linda's great tags.

Linda's gorgeous tag can be found here and here is mine :

I used similar colours to those that Linda chose and included similar elements with a few extras/ twist of my own. I created my background using brushed corduroy distress ink. and spritzed with perfect pearls in biscotti. 

I then over stamped the flourish stamp from reindeer flight set of stamps in brushed corduroy and covered with sticky embossing powder and then rock candy distress glitter.

I also added some music script stamped in coffee archival. I do love this flourish stamp.

For the reindeer I die cut from grey board, covered in antique linen Distress paint and then distress rock candy glitter. the cool thing is this glitter can be coloured with distress ink, so I added some shading around the edges.

When in place I added some wire and a small rusty bell round his neck.

I loved the way Linda had added the stars to dyed cheescloth and added some myself, 

also adding some under the reindeers feet

I added some linen ribbon, love how this frays and some dyed seam binding to the top of the tag, love all the textures this creates . I also added a couple of twirls of rusty wire.

I am linking this up for Linda's twelve tags no 2 . here .

keep shining xx 
love you x

trace x 


  1. Love the way you make designs uniquely yours. This tag is so ethereal and sparkly. Love the way the muslin trails behind the stars and reindeer, and those flourishes are perfect. Jenny x

  2. Lovely tag Trace, the swirl is gorgeous and the muted colours are perfect. Love the touch of shimmer. Tracy x

  3. What a glorious take on Linda's inspiration! The glittery flourishes in the background look stunning, and I love the fabric you've used to create such billowing softness. It's really beautiful, Trace!
    Alison xx

  4. Oh yummy! So much to love about this tag, Trace! The deer and all the shimmer from the flourish stamp and the dyed cheesecloth, all add up to one terrific tag! Love this!

  5. This is a beautiful take on Linda's tag, really love the fabric elements, they such an ethereal look to the tag. Hugs, Anne x

  6. loving all the details Trace - the stamps - the deer - the cheesecloth - aw - its a masterpiece! Love it to bits xx

  7. A gorgeous tag, love your take on Linda's tag. Fabulous details.

  8. A gorgeous combination of colour and sparkle. Love your background and beautiful art.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. Stunning work on the tag and so good that you made it with a special person in mind.

    Love Chrissie x

  10. Oh this is so gorgeous, it took my breath away. I love the bell around the deer's neck and that exquisite use of the fabric that creates a real sense of movement and echoes the flow of the flourish, if that makes sense! There is something so subtle and beautiful about this and the little personal comment is just beautiful too. Thank you for sharing such loveliness. Julie Ann xx

  11. what a beautiful combi of stamping and die cutting, great

  12. SO beautiful! I love the combination of fabric & wire.

  13. Fabulous tag Trace ! Love how you've used the cheesecloth and the flourish you've used is one of my favourites too ! Sue C x

  14. Oh my how regal does this tag look Trace, looks a bit like ... from rags to riches. Love the colours and the reindeer. Beautiful.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  15. My internet was down and so I missed this beauty, absolutely scrumptious!! Love all the little bits you added like the cheese cloth and that beautiful star looks gorgeous!

  16. Simply wonderful background here Trace, with beautiful vintage colors. The stars with the music stamping and the cheesecloth backing are lovely. And you do wonders with the distress glitter. I know you are only on Tag #2, but I have added two more weeks to the finish line so I'm sure you will make it :) So happy you are playing along again this year!


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