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Christmas Tag

It is ‘Christmas Tag’ time
at FSC this fortnight.
Everyone is in full swing with their xmas cards and there are some gorgeous cards all over blogland!!!
Me…I’m a little slow to get going this year (again)
and the chance to make a xmas tag really was very welcome here!
This tag has a marbled distress paint background and some 2nd generation stamping of snowflakes from Kaszazz. This Stampendous angel has been…slowly…cut out and water coloured with distress inks.  Then I decided to add some feathers to the back of her to give her that ‘high in the sky’ feel.

The rest is just some holly and doves and a sentiment stamped onto some ribbon that has some distress ink added to it so that it blends in with the card.
A tip with this – use Staz-on ink for this (the others run a bit).

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,

Tag It!

“Tag It”
Is the theme this fortnight at
We invite you to join in the fun and see what you can make with a tag…or two…
Some of you might know that I have only ever made a tag 
when I am asked to for the challenges…up to three now!
I don’t know why I struggle with it at the time
but end up enjoying the whole process.
I’ve been on holidays from my main work
 (but filling in at a second job) for the last month or so,
tutoring and whaleboat training for the championships coming up in a few weeks time…
oh, and a little freelance designing and another card has been accepted by 
The Craft Stamper (2 submissions and 2 publications. – that just blows me away!)
But nowhere near enough play time with inks!!!
I have used a tag base from Darkroom Door
which measures around 6 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
I am still trying to come to grips with layering up my work,
as I really like to do the one layer type of card.
But I have been taking part in the
Creative Jumpstart 2014 program
for January and have found some really inspirational ideas and techniques.
I highly recommend having some fun with the on-line classes out there
~ especially when distance is such a problem ( like for me.)
This tag is based on 
It was something new to try (for me anyway).
It involves a lot masking tape, ink and layers…perfect for this challenge!
Back to work (main job) on Tuesday so maybe I can get into more of a routine.
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.
Enjoy!

“Driving In My Car”

“Colour, Cogs and Cars”
Just thought I would have a dabble with a male card.  
Have you noticed that they seem to be so handy…
but something we really don’t seem to do until we have to.
I had so much fun with this card, mucking around with colours, cogs and cars.
The background is distressed in a very TH sort of way and is set off with a little EP.
The border is just doodle drawn with a fine liner…an idea I have gotten from Ellie at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
A map is stamped onto some copy paper, scrunched, curled, inked up
 and makes a wonderful embellishment for this travel piece.
Enjoy!
I am entering this card into the following challenges ~

– Crafts 4 Eternity ~ Travel
– The Poodles Parlour ` Father’s Day/ Male ( I have chosen for a male)
– Totally Papercrafts ~ Doodle on it ( I have doodled the border of the card and the tag)
– 4 Crafty Chicks ~ Monochromatic
– CropStop ~ Monochromatic
–  DL.ART Thursday Challenges – Male Card
-Crafty Cardmakers ~ Distress It (I have used inks for this)
– Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ Tag It 
– Lexi’s Creations ~ For the Man/Boy in our lives

Corset Kaos!

Why not head on over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges and check out what wonderful projects the girls have made…The subject this fortnight is 
Dressmaking/Corsets/Accessories.
The girls have put together some stunning projects to inspire you, so please
be inspired and have a go at our latest challenge.
My inspiration for this goes back to my days in high school…
I was the one who needed the teacher’s help the most, the one who couldn’t thread the machine, the one who often sewed the pieces backwards and inside out…
I was always the last to leave because I had the biggest mess to clean up.
I had no idea what I wanted to achieve with this challenge (a bit like my sewing abilities!)
And when it came to bringing it all together, I realised that that was the answer…my disorganisation ~
and so this collage was born!

Cathy left a comment on one of my posts (hi Cathy), and I went blog hopping from her site and ended up somewhere that explained what a collage was…layering, bits and pieces and different textures all brought together with a common link.
My link here is the thread! Using buttons, ribbon, thread and lace to bring all the elements together my collage is complete.

The Background:
I have used alcohol inks. The tape measure effect is a tape measure stamp stamped onto tissue paper, ripped and then glued onto the alcohol inked card…and while I was at it, I added some gilding flakes with the glue as well.  I added more alcohol ink afterward to hide any tissue that was showing.
Mosaic Layer:
This is done from the same inked background card and overstamped with a stamp from my Oxford Impressions ~ dress-forms and corsetry set.  I then cut it into squares and switched them all around and stuck onto black card to form the background. I ripped the bottom and dipped it in gold embossing powder to add richness.
Corset:
Is stamped in watermark on black card and embossed with gold embossing powder.  This is the cool part, I then got my embossing “pen” and added some strokes to the image and embossed again with red powder…I think this has added heaps of depth and more interest to the corset…and finally some rhinestones for bling.  I adhered this to a dress-form that I stamped onto acetate and I have raised this above the mosaic.

Then it is all brought together with lace,ribbon, threads, hessian, buttons and a tag.
 (a little complicated ~ but..) Enjoy!

“Make A Tag” ~ at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello and welcome to everyone visiting my blog.
The theme at FSC this fortnight is to “Make a Tag”…and we all love this one!
I’m calling this one “Old Friend”
The Stampettes have gone all out and created some awesome tags!  They are such a talented lot of ladies.  Meet our uber talented new teamies!!! Pop on over and check them out at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Marina from Cottage Crafts has a fantastic prize each fortnight, so … I hope that you will be truly inspired, get the ink pads and stamps out and have a go…and, more than anything, have fun!
It’s amazing how many different ways you can make a tag!

A wonderful friend of mine is moving to another city at the end of the year 🙁   So this tag was created with her in mind (you will be missed…)
She is British born and a has a gentle soul. A lady through and through!  I wanted to create a tag that reflected that somehow, and celebrated our friendship…ok, I love grunge, so it was difficult..lol…so I have come up with my version of  “friendly, feminine grunge”. I hope you like it.
I was trying to think “outside the square” ~ so I went “outside the tag”.  (sorry, couldn’t resist that!)
I  had my first ever go at using DI that was mixed with water and painted onto an image. I think the watercolour effect is gorgeous, and gave me the look I was after.
Enjoy!

There’s not much to this one really ~

The inks are Distressed inks (lots of blues and browns) and Memento Tuxedo Black.
The stamps are from Crafty Individuals (main image) and Tim Holtz (a flourish).
Embossing powder TH gold, and “Alison Ellis Design” in chocolate sparkle and true blue.
A gold leaf pen for highlighting the swirls.
And torn paper from Graphic 45 – “society page”

I am entering this tag in the following challenges ~
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Challenge #119 Children
Gingersnaps Creations ~”Gal Pal”
Aud Sentiments ~ For a Girl
Just For Fun ~ Vintage

Crafts 4-Eternity ~ Brown and Blue