Friday, 30 March 2012

Simon Says...

... Tag! This week the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge is asking to see Tags... and being as that is all I usually make, I thought I would enter this latest creation. CLICK HERE for all the deets about the challenge... there's a prize to be won too... I think it is my turn this week though lol


I used Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Pine Needles to colour the tag, flicked with water, dried, edged with Black Soot and then lightly stamped with Pine Needles to show a scratchy looking script... which was then spritzed with more water. I added some music paper in a band and then whizzed around the edges with my sewing machine (yes, look at those wavy lines, done on purpose of course... ahem)


I added some diecut Tattered Pinecones and ferny fronds, sanding the paper before assembling to make them look a bit shabbier. The banner is more of the music paper, cut with the Tattered Banner strip die and coloured with Black Soot. I then added lots of metal stuff - I love my Idea-ology... and added an Adage Ticket behind an Ornate Plate for the wordy bit.


A nice quick and simples tag to get the old Mojo buzzing again... I don't know about you but if I find the old Mojo is starting to pack his bags, I always go back to easy and fave stuff to get the creativity flowing again. I am sitting here in the Room of Stash, listening to the radio whilst doing arty stuff and waffling on here and they have just said that it is possibly going to snow over Easter... what??? Am sure my ears aren't deceiving me... am kinda hoping they are though cos I am lurving this sunshine and warmth... Right, enough waffling... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

19 comments:

snazzyoriginal said...

What a fab tag in my favourite aqua shades - my sewing machine whizzes round just the same as yours so it must be deliberate lol!

Evil Edna said...

Beautiful tag, love the metal against the vintage shades. SNOW!NO!EE

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! Love that hanging bit on the top and the beautiful roses! I need to go make me some flowers now......

gayle said...

I am hoping it's an April Fool's! Gorgeous colour scheme, quite minty!!

Helen said...

Not sure if I hope you're right (may not have to go decorating) or not..) LOVE your tag, it is stunning. Will come and heckle you at Ally Pally as I notice you are demoing - yay!! Not long to go now (unlike my shopping list which is huuuuuuuuuuuuuge!

Joanne said...

Another Hels masterpiece. Wow!
Hugs Joanne xx

Mary said...

Wow, I can see why you make tags, you are a tag artist! This is an art I've done too little of and need to get in the swing...they surely make great gifts. Thanks for sharing your work.

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful tag Hels, love the colour. I'm sure it won't snow, that must be one of those urban mythy thingywotsits! However if it does, snuggle up in the craft room and eat lots of chocolate eggs, thats my thought! Lotsa love xx

Redanne said...

Gorgeous Hels, the colours are so vibrant and Spring-like. Love the metal and the flowers are beautiful. Yes, they did say snow, but they do have to cover every possibility so fingers crossed - no snow....

Mary said...

Holy cow, this is gorgeous! Love those colors and those beautiful flowers! Gotta get my entry made now.... =)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Hels, loving your sanded flowers and gorgeous embellishments and great background too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Artyjen said...

I know what you mean about the snow at Easter but I always remember my god daughter was born on 24th of April and we could barely make it to the hospital because of the snow!!!
Make the best of what we've got ;)
xoxo Sioux

Vipera said...

Amazing! Absolutely amazing tag! Love the colors and pins and ribbon and flowers!!! ))

Olga x

Buttons said...

Gorgeous choice of colours Hels. This one's a winner for sure!
Hugs, Buttons x

Candy C said...

Beautiful tag, Hels. Love your colors and the flowers on this tag are amazing. Everything on this tag is just fantastic! <3 Candy

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tage Hels! Love the pretty color and beautiful pine cones! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate said...

So gorgeous that it is breathtaking!!
Kate

Gillian .... said...

Ooooo this is GORGEOUS, love the icy feel to the tag with the greens/silver colours, as always the embellishments compliment the tag beautifully. xxx

craftimamma said...

Absolutely love this tag Hels. The colours are gorgeous and the pinecone flowers look beautiful. I am sooooo baaad, I've had the pinecone die since just before Christmas and not cut with it once yet!

I'm hoping the forecast is wrong too 'cos Son and his little girl have gone on hols to Wales today and they so deserve a good time so fingers crossed.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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