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Thursday 14 March 2013

Tag time!

Hi there! Hope you are well? Today's creations are partly the fruit of a crafternoon with my mum on Tuesday and partly an evening by myself in my attic. Here's what I made:

 Both tags are clearly inspired by my visit to see Hels Sheridan demonstrating at Inspirations in Preston last week. Both use kraft size 8 tags covered with bookprint then altered. The top tag was also run through an embossing folder by Darice to get the hexagons. The top tag was built up using worn lipstick and tumbled glass DI with a little teadye at the edges. The bottom one was covered with spiced marmalade distress stain then I used spiced marmalade, crushed olive and wild honey plus black soot DI on the botton piece. Both use spritz and flick techniques. The top tag also used the stencil from 'that special touch' - Ali Reeve - you know what I mean - and I used black embossing paste which I left to dry naturally then added treasure gold to the flowers and leaves. The butterfly /dragon fly were stamped onto bookprint stuck to studio 490 flexible film - black. These were then heated and molded to shape and pearls added later.

My bottom tag is my entry for the tattered florals challenge at Tim Holtz blog. Hope I'm in time! It used the tattered florals that I used to cut the studio 490 flexible film stuck to bookprint then coloured with DI.

So I'd like to enter the first tag into the following challenges:
LEJlejdesignschallengeblog: Things with wings
Cupcakecupcakecraftchallenges: Only words
Polkadoodlepolkadoodle: Distressing
Sunday Stamperpinkleart - brand new (embossing paste, stencil, studio 490 film)
Floral fantasies:stamping-fantasies 

And the second tag into these challenges:
Papertake weeklypapertakeweekly 1,2,3 - 1 butterfly, 2 backing layers, 3 flowers.
AGOACpinkgemchallengeblog: Floral frenzy
Fussy and Fancy84fussyandfancychallenge: Flowers
Tim Holtz timholtztattered florals challenge

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for dropping by. Hugs Rachel xx


  1. oooh GORGEOUS... LOVE them both... thanks for being inspired! And thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper, was lovely to see you last week hun x

  2. Two brilliant tags, really will have to have a go

  3. Wow they are both stunning Kaz.xx

  4. These are stunning Rachel. So much wonderful detailing with gorgeous colours and fabulous textures.
    I hope you have a good Thursday
    Hugs Sue

  5. Gorgeous tags and wonderful textures! Love the pretty colors you used.

  6. Great work Rachel! Fabulous tags
    Dawn x

  7. gorgeous work and love your flowers great tags
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Wow,love both of your tags! They are gorgeous and love the colors you chose!

  9. Fabulous tag! Love the colours. Happy you joined our Distressing challenge. Hope to see you back next week. … x
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  10. You really were inspired Rachel, both tags are absolutely stunning - love the paste on the first one and the tattered florals are beautiful on the second. Fabulous work! Hugs, Anne x

  11. Absolutely stunning tags Rachel! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.

  12. These are both beautiful tags, Rachel so many lovely touches and wonderful colours all beautifully finished. Thank you for entering the first one in the challenge at LEJ and good luck. Vee xx

  13. Fabulous tags Rachel, I especially love the rich colours on the second one.

  14. Both are gorgeous Rachel, the first is my favourite as I love that blue! Wonderful details on both Karen x

  15. Gorgeous tags, WOW!! Stunning work.. Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... May x x x

  16. Gorgeous tags!

    Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.


  17. Hels is great for inspiration, fantastic tags, love the colours, thank you for joining in at LEJ, Pauline x

  18. Two gorgeous tags...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  19. Both your tags are stunning!! THanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

  20. Two stunning tags Rachel, great fusions of colour and they both look so tactile.

    Although I'm not normally a blue person, I really love that one with the metallic elements and the flowers on the other look great with the print.

    Thanks so much for joining in my blog celebration.

    B x


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