Saturday 27 July 2013

Gone All Flowery

OOpps nearly didn't make this weeks project for Through The Purple Haze in time. Busy doing other things, but I want to be in with a chance of that fabulous prize at the end of the year so I had to squeeze something in. Anything with flowers is the challenge this week. I'm on a personal mission of using as many of my rarely used stamps at the moment, flowers do not feature much in my collection but I do have these gorgeous Paper Artsy ones. I made a tag following the requirements of Dragon's Dream - Tag It On of stencils and/or masks, paint and ribbon.

The tag base is made from some kraft coloured card in my stash. First, using a flowery stencil, some rusty hinge DI, then moved the stencil just a bit and stippled some copper paint through it. Some more distress inks in orange marmalade, wild honey and squeezed lemonade were sponged on. The flowers were stamped onto yellow card using adirondack "latte" before fussy cutting out and more distress inking.
Some ribbon "stalks" added before attaching to the tag. Some of the swirl detail was picked up with more copper paint.

 The words are from the "Time" set from Visible Image. Stamped onto more of the yellow card, sponged with DI and torn out.

A few tiny gems and a matching ribbon tie (it is a tag after all)

Finished - with just a couple of hours to spare.

Thanks for visiting

I'd like to enter my tag into the challenges at
Through the Purple Haze - Flowers
Dragon's Dream - Tag It On - stencils and/or masks, paint and ribbon
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Floral


  1. Hi Croms! So glad you got this entered into Through the Purple Haze Challenges! It is very original and beautiful! I love your flower stencils! Thanks for joining in!

    Darcy DT
    Through the Purple Haze Challenges

  2. That is so cool Croms - lovely colour scheme and I love the overlaid flowers. Fabulous the way you stamped on there too :-)
    Great project :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxxx

  3. Very original stamping, nice colours and love the flowers overstamped and overlaid....well done.
    Thanks for joining us

    DT Fiona
    Through the purple haze

  4. Beautiful Helen love this hope you win your art is lovely!
    susan s

  5. This is lovely, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

  6. Thanks for entering this lovely tag in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck! Wendy DT xx

  7. Great to see you got your entry done :) The tag is really gorgeous, the colour combo is fab, love it.
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges

  8. This is lovely. I love the colouring and the gorgeous stamps you have used. The different shapes to the layers make this look absolutely wonderful. Your blending is great, I struggle to make mine look soft and perfect.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx <3

  9. Lovely stamps and a bright summery colour! a lovely tag! thanks for playing with us this week and see you next week at Through the Puple Haze Challenges ...Anita DT

  10. It's bee utee full! And it's you!

  11. Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  12. So cool, a great tag in gorgeous colors. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

  13. wow it´s fantastic artwork

  14. Gorgeous tag, Full of wonderful stamping & great colours... Thank you for Dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x x

  15. Great tag, love the colours they really have depth. The stamping looks wonderful and I love the clock face on the central flower.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  16. Lovely use of colour and I adore those Paper Artsy stamps! This is such a beautiful tag using some fabulous techniques. Julie Ann x