Saturday, 26 September 2009

Such A Glorious Day

Doesn't the sun make you happy?

After a week of cloud and cold we woke up to the sun streaming through the curtains this morning and nothing to do but enjoy it, a rare luxury!

I had my first load of washing out but 10am and then my lovely Hubby took us out for a delicious lunch. I'm still full to bursting now, even after spending the afternoon gardening. There hasn't been a cloud in the sky and I've had my camera out taking lots of photos hopefully to scrapbook. Everything always looks so much better in the sunshine and set off by beautiful blue skies.

So down to crafting. While the dragon is on holiday we have ages to create a tag for her so I thought I'd have a go at the Tuesday Taggers challenge, which this week has been set by the very talented Mrs Jill Stampman and is Sepia. I've been missing my tags, so this was an obvious place to start.

I sprayed the background with Treasure Island Aqua Moonshadow Mist, what a fantastic name it has. This gives the sepia look but with a green glimmer, (I hope that's not cheating, but I love to get glimmer in somewhere).

I then stamped the Crafty Individuals stamp in Walnut distress ink and pulled in some of the colour with a waterbrush. I wiped a spare piece of card over the overspray of the mist on the craft mat and re stamped the image on this and used chestnut Whispers ink to colour it with the waterbrush, cut out the flower and the pod and decoupaged it on the original. The chestnut ink gave a slightly redder colour which I thought gave the poppy a bit of aged colour! The Walnut Distress was then rubbed round all the edges just to finish things off. Very simple but I'm quite happy with the results for once.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you are all having a great weekend and the sun is shining for you too.


Michelle said...

This is fabuous Lisa, love the colour and youv'e stamped and painted beautifully. Great entry! Thanks for tagging along with us at TT
x Michelle

Sally H said...

That's beautiful, Lisa! Whenever I use that stamp I find it doesn't need much to make it look really special, and the sepia look really suits it!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous beautiful

Teri said...

Fabulous Tag!
You did a great job. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

Lynne K said...

Wonderful tag, Lisa! I love the aged, sepia look, & the slightly more red tone you've used on the flower makes it stand out just enough.

Marcea said...

This is so beautiful, I really love it. Glad you have had such a lovely day

Lynda said...

Fabulous tag and stunning colours.

Love Lynda xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Lisa sounds like the perfect day!
Love your amazing tag!
Just so beautifully made I love it!
kim x

Paula said...

Very beautifully done. Gorgeous image to play with & the tag looks fabulous.
I haven't had a lot of time to play as you know but I do hope to make the Autumn tag for Dragon's challenge at some point.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

I am glad you are enjoying the beautiful weather Lisa. It's been gorgeous here all week.
Your tag is so beautiful.
Clare x

Sandra said...

Beautiful tag Lisa. So glad to hear you have been enjoying the glorious sunshine.
Sandra x

Jill said...

What a gorgeous tag Lisa, I really love seeing the cards and tags that you make they are always so beautiful and inventive.

Beryl said...

It looks for from simple. It's really lovely. I love the aged effect.
Beryl xx

Megz said...

Great tag- I love the poppy stamp, and how you've used the browns to age it. Megz x

craftimamma said...

How lovely is this! The colours are so classy and I love that image.

Gorgeous tag, Lisa!

Lesley Xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

this is lovely lisa.i havent been blogging much either on a get fit mission at mo so sorry ive been absent.
debbie xxx

Anne said...

Wow, amazing vintage style tag, fabulous

Anonymous said...

wow...its a stunner!