Sunday, 19 September 2010

A Tag Fest

Afternoon lovely Bloggers. I hope your weekend is going better than the weather. What a dismal, wet day it is here. Still, we've made the most of it by going to look at bathrooms this morning. I'm dreading all the mess of having it done but excited at what it'll look like when it's finished. The only problem is I love the tiles we have on at the minute, little blue mosaic ones and we're having trouble finding something the same. The ones these days are much darker. Hubby says I'll just have to accept that I can't have the same. When do us ladies ever accept we can't have anything!! I shall keep looking!!

Anyway, on to crafty matters. I had a lovely afternoon making tags yesterday for no other reason than I love doing them. It then occurred to me in bed later that they'll fit into two of my favourite challenges this week so here goes.

The first one is for Frankie's Tag It On challenge of beads and jewellery this week. All the stamps are from the EI Patchwork Butterflies plate, apart from the background dots that were just some I had in my box.

The background is peeled paint and worn lipstick DI applied with cut n dry and then spritzed with water and dabbed off to lighten the colour. I then stamped with the same colours and the sentiment is done with Crimson Brilliance and clear embossed.

The little butterfly was stamped onto pink vellum and cut out and painted with cosmic shimmer.

I then made some paper beads and mixed them with seed beads before attaching them to the Nestie, which is one of the lovely new shapes, Labels 14.

I'm going to enter the second tag into The Stampman's challenge this fortnight which is Distress!!

I absolutely love using Vintage Photo and Dusty Concord DI together and then painting over the top with Cosmic Shimmer pearlescent white watercolour paint. You get the most amazing effect and the photo doesn't really do it justice.

I over stamped again with stamps from the Patchwork Butterfly set, the last ones being stamped in Archival black and clear embossed, as were the sentiments which were from a Creative Expressions swirls set.

I made the tissue paper flower by just cutting rough circles and attaching them with a brad and then scrunching it all up. A few jewels were added for a bit of bling.

I've got a real taste for tags now so I'm off to see what else appears while the old creative juices are flowing.

Thanks for stopping by.



Beautiful tags Lisa - the colours are fabulous.Love that purple handmade flower.
Will be in touch when I'm back from my jollies!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Jill said...

Just love those tags Lisa, what a fabulous sentiment. We haven't had rain here (sorry!) its also forecast to be quite nice here for the week. Still deep into decorating so I am fitting in crafting whenver there is time! Jill x

chris said...

Lisa wow such beautiful work its all truely stunning.
love your backgrounds they are so bright and fresh looking.
really really gorgeous Lisa. hugs chris xx

Lynne K said...

Wonderful tags, Lisa! Gorgeous colours. That new Nestie label is lovely, isn't it? It's on my wish list.

Have a good week.
Hugs, Lynne xx

Sally H said...

ooooh Lisa, these are both gorgoeus! Love the colour combos and I must get some of that paint - gorgeous effect

Dragon said...

Hi honey this is a lovelybtag to dream you back into TIO... You have been missed and I am glad you found time to visit...

Dragon said...

Hi again... This is another great tag. Love that huge flower and what a lovely colour!!! thanks foraying with the Stampman theme this time

Hope Jacare said...

Gorgeous Tags Lisa - they are both lovely....but I do really love purple and I can so tell it's got a wonderful shimmery I want to go play! Cheers Claire x And it's great weather here for the ducks!

Kay Carley said...

Love the backgrounds you've created on the tags Lisa. xx

Lou and Mel said...

They are both really beautiful! I've just joined the Tag it On challenge this week so came over for a snoop! I now have to look at the Stampman challenge too!

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What fantastic work. I love them both very much.

I don't envy you your bathroom transformation .. .. we had ours done this time last year .. .. but as you say it is worth it in the end.

I hope you manage to find your special tiles. Nothing worse than having your mind set on something you can't find!

Love Jules xx

We have quite a few tile shops near us

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

I'm on big time catch up, off to look round at what I've missed and the artwork on this post looks stunning.

Hopefully back into blogland again unrestrained so will be back.

B x

Michelle said...

Wonderful work Lisa, love both tags. The sentiment on the top one is beautiful and the bottom tag - well! what can one say! A wonderful entry for The Stampman distress challenge. Thanks for joining us
x Michelle

Lisa said...

Great flower on the second tag, love the colours! Thanks for joining us for this fortnight's challenge at The Stamp Man.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Lisa such amazing work!
kim x