Thursday 26 September 2013
The background is made up of a mixture of wild honey, tea dye and rusty hinge distress inks, all fab colours for Autumn. The stamps are from Sheena stamped out with Archival ink, and a Marianne die finishes it off.
So looking forward to Port Sunlight this weekend catching up with Friends and of course a little retail therapy!!!!
Wednesday 18 September 2013
When I was young we had many happy holidays at my Nana and Grandpa's caravan near Garstang, Lancs. We had an old shirt box crammed with board games, and bit's and pieces to amuse us as we didn't have electric on site at the time, just wonderful gas lamps!!
Up's age give a way!! One of our favourite games was Bingo, and we would use old button's to mark off the numbers as they came up, happy times.
I started out by embossing the base tag with a Darice folder and trimmed along the bottom to show the lacy edge. Then I coloured the entire tag with a mix of Victorian velvet and Brown Corduroy distress inks and a smooching of gilding wax around the edges.I than stamped out the TH bingo cards and line, cut out some small tatty flowers, and added the same colours to both along with some swirly leafy leftovers from another project that were sitting on my desk. Having lost my beautiful little piece of lace, I panicked not, and cut out some paper lace with a Cheery Lynn die, phew think I got away with that one!
The finishing touch are the old shirt buttons as flower centres.
As for the old shirt box full of wonderful memories, it is still treasured to this day and I will never part with it.
If you would like to join in with our latest challenge just click on the link on my sidebar, just please rememnber to use at least one real stamp on your tag.
Wednesday 4 September 2013
I love the Vintage Shabby paper pad from TH the colours are just gorgeous and amongst the patterns is one with musical notes on, just perfect!
I crumpled up white tissue paper and stuck it down on to the tag with a generous coating of Fresco Metallic Glaze, the sheen is beautiful in the flesh. Then added a mixture of dies all cut from the same paper pad and edged with Faded Jeans Distress ink. The butterfly stamp is by Crafty Individuals and also has music in the background, so a double whammy!
Hope to see you dreaming along with us this week and thank you for your lovely comments, they mean so much.
Tuesday 3 September 2013
The stamped image is one of Crafty Individual and coloured with ProMarkers. The tag and dies are all made a sheet of TH Vintage Shabby paper, which have been inked with a mix of Victorian Velvet and of course Black Soot. The flowers were ready made from my stash and the final layer was a dabble of gorgeous Gilding Wax from Creative Expressions, which I am slightly addicted to!
Sorry the photo looks so blue, it's not got light properly here all day.