Friday, 2 September 2011

A tag for Mum ....

.... I've finally managed to make a tag for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC62.  The sketch is super - a bit different - a tag designed by Anya Schrier.


I'm not great at tags and don't do them often, but I decided to give it a go.   And I've kept reasonably close to the sketch too.  I used my Spellbinders nesties to make the tag - the lovely Labels 4 - I used the smallest of the Grand Labels 4 to cut two tags, and the largest of Labels 4 to cut one more.  I decorated the two largest labels - stamping one label with the gingham stamp and heat embossing with clear powder and the other with the flower trellis and heat embossing with white powder.  I used some pale yellow ribbon to make a loop and then stuck the two layers together.  I decided to make the flower trellis the front of the tag with the gingham as the back. 

I attached a strip of ribbon (to match the loop) to the smaller label - it's stitched down (not brilliant stitching).  I stamped the large and small rose onto some white card and coloured them both with Promarkers.  I also stamped a couple of leaves onto kraft card and heat embossed with white powder.  I coloured the leaves with just a hint of green.  I stamped the sentiment onto kraft card, embossed with white powder and then cut them to make pennants.  I added a touch of white distress ink to the sentiment and reverse of the tag. 


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom, Gingham & Co, Pic-Nic Patterns
Inks:  Versamark; Stampin' Up! - White pigment
Spellbinders:  Grand Labels 4 (LF-190) #1, Labels 4 (S4-190) #6
Promarkers:  Sunflower, Canary, Soft Lime
Accessories:  Ribbon, clear and white embossing powders, kraft card - all from stash


I decorated the reverse of the tag too with the big rose.  I do like the slightly rustic feel to this tag, and I think Mum will like it too.  As it's decorated on both sides, she'll be able to hang it in the window.  For the colour inspiration I've used CR84FN36 - just love these colours!!


I'm off to see the Physio again this morning - hopefully for the last time.  My knee is feeling very much better.  Will let you know later.  Hopefully, I'll have a card for Less is More too!! 

Before I go - I've got lots of new Blog Friends to welcome - say Hi to Anne (Stamp'n'Paper), JudyFord, Kreattiva, Karman, Catymariposina and Maria - so glad you've joined me.  Oh yes, the Blogversary counter now shows 7 days to my 1st Anniversary - so there's still plenty of time to link to the Candy Post.  See you later!

10 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this Deborah! The white ink on kraft with the punch of yellow is stunning - as is that beautifully coloured rose.

Stamps and Paper said...

Deborah this is beautiful the wording says it all...love your use of the kraft card.

Anne

Craftilicious said...

This is really gorgeous Deborah - your Mum is going to be so touched by the sentiment too.
Tara x

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Deborah! Love the colouring on your roses, and they look wonderful with this darker kraft, it's like chocolate! Gorgeous!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

This is soo beautiful Deborah!!! The flowers are wonderful and so fabulously colored and so beautiful against the kraft bg.

Kelly S. said...

Oh so sweet and BEAUTIFUL! I just love the colors, the perfectly colored rose, and your wonderful sentiment! The shape of your tag is just awesome, too, Deborah!

Kim S said...

I love your use of the tags and your use of colors. It all comes together beautifully!

Cathy Weber said...

Love the large size of this tag Deborah and that you decorated both side of it. I thought you had made two tags at first glance. The layers of beautifully stamped and colored images is so pretty. Great job on this sketch.

Paula (PEP) said...

Super - you need to do more of these! The colours are just glorious & I love making sandwich tags like this with labels dies - so effective & versatile.
Paula (PEP)

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, I think you totally ROCKED this! I love the two sided tag, the yellow with the craft, so pretty!

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