Thursday, 10 November 2011

Simon Says....

... this week the theme on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge is to use Recycling/Upcycling on the entry. So, being as I have a room chock full of things to alter I ...erm... made a tag (snort) It did really start out as a wooden box that was going to be decorated for a Christmas decoration... and then I decided I would do a little tag to start with... which grew into a normal size tag... thankfully I stopped there before making one of those mahooosive ones.


Anyways... there is a bit of recycling on the tag... in the form of music score that was used to pop across the middle of the tag and I also bunged some onto some Grungepaper.. I really must try to be more careful with the multi-medium because some squidged over onto the "front" and it acts like a resist... which is cool if that is what you want but.... :O)) The background is Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain DI's... blended on and then I overstamped using Walnut Stain and that new crackle background stamp and the new scruffy music score stamp from this years Xmas collection from the Duke of Distress.



The flowers were cut using the Tattered Florals die... and then I made a big rose... I added in extra layers using the offcuts from behind the glued petals.. and dabbed a bit of Gold Dabber around the edges to make it a bit blingy. The leaves are Grungeboard, cut using the Holly Branch die and painted with Peeled Paint Crackle... then inked with Gathered Twigs DI. I added some blingy gem flourishes and some dangly bits to finish it off... oh and I just remembered... the ribbon was actually wrapped around a stationary box that my MIL gave me... so that is recycled too :O))



So... that's how I made it... and now I have to figure out a way of getting my brain to understand that I shouldn't be faffing about making tags and should be making cards... Christmas cards at that. I got all smug last month didn't I? I had made one and thought to myself that I was going to get at least 10 done a week (yeh, right, that was never going to happen!) Maybe I should just face facts and send out tags this year instead of cards... well, they already have a hold in the top so that they can be hung up... and if I get all clever and made a stand for the back they could...erm... stand up! Right, I need to lay down after all that thinking... thanks for looking!! TTFN

Hels x

13 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, you are the queen of tags. Love your recycled pieces and the flower is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Ann B said...

'Chockful of things to alter..' Ha! Don't I know that feeling but I just push them to the back of the cupboard fro a few weeks until I feel guilty enough to get them out and re-start.
Love the tag and I think tags instead of Christmas cards is a fantastic idea - don't know if my Mother-in-law would agree though, she thinks a handmade card is a bit weird.

Helen said...

great tag, Hels. Think I'm going to run out of time for all challenges this week... and I too must start some Christmas cards!!

Joanne said...

I think your idea of making Xmas tags instead of cards is a blinder 'cos this one is gorgeous.
Hugs Joanne xx

Kaz said...

Boot-ti-ful!!! (In bernard mathews voice)!!

Gorgeous as always hun xx

kazxx

inkypinkycraft said...

This tag is fab as usual and I love the supreme large flower, great..trace x

Barb Cady said...

With tags as beautiful as yours I would love to receive one instead of a card, go for it girl, it's a brilliant idea! xx

Andrea said...

just beautiful Hels and for a minute i thought you meant the MIL was re-cycled, oops how dippy of me, also I have to say I have Hels tags hanging on my Christmas tree and thats just a great idea, send out tags instead, who wouldnt want to recieve a Hels Sheridan tag, I would happily accept another :-) xx

Kim Dellow said...

Just beautiful Hels! So love your rose. Kim

Candy C said...

Hi Hels! Your tag is absolutely beautiful! I totally love the rose and it's color against the brownish tone background. I love the recycles music sheet on both the background and the rose. I also love the bling. It's simply a beautiful tag. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us at Simon Says Stamp ans Show Challenge. Candy

jude said...

Gorgeous Tag Hels absolutely love the recycled element .Have emailed you this am.Let me know if you didnt receive it
judex

ellen vargo said...

Once again... your tag is simply stunning! Love the grungy/music score rose, the bling, and the classic warm tones with that *punch* of red for the flower. GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
Love & Miss Ya...
Els xxx

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, my goodness your TAG is AMAZINGLY made, your rose is really beautifull wowwwzersssss the beautifull colors on it and the background of your tag.....do I like?? NOWAYYYYY I just LOVE it.....thanksss for sharing sweetie. Hugs Terry xxxx

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