Friday, 27 March 2015

Bitsies and Bobsies...

...I've been having a little play with a few "leftovers" that have been lurking on my desk and popped a quick tag together.  The base of the tag came from a demo thingy I did a few weeks ago - Ranger's gorgeous Texture Paste through Tim's Flourish Layering Stencil and then a liberal spritz of Abandoned Coral, Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Spray Stains.  I love how the Texture Paste just sucks that colour up.



I had a bit of a destructive session a few weeks ago - butchering old tags from a few years ago that were just sitting, unloved, in the garage.  I nicked all the embellies off them and binned the base tags... and blimey, I have a box full of embellies to re-use.  The Idea-ology Foliage came off a tag I made in 2010!  I remember I had painted the Foliage with Traditional Tan paint and then scraped off the edgey bits to reveal the metal.  It got a bit bent as I was ripping it off its original home, but hey, that adds to the distressed look! 



The butterfly had been stamped a few weeks ago and coloured with Abandoned Coral and Aged Mahogany Sprays... I wasn't happy with it at the time so I chucked it to one side... but for this tag, perfect match colour wise!  I added an Idea-ology Lock with a Resin Rose to the centre... popped him onto an Industrious Sticker frame (which I changed the colour of with a smidge of Treasure Gold and Alcohol Ink) and I die cut the word (Tim's new thinlets) and popped that on with another couple of Resin Roses and voila, a leftovers tag finished.


That's all from me for today - I will be back tomorrow with a new CC3 challenge entry... wait til you see what we're playing with this week!  Thanks for looking, have a goodly day!

Hels x

10 comments:

Andrea Kennard said...

Stunning as ever and again loving these colours xx

Joanne said...

The word says it all xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh, I want to have left overs like yours, Hels :) And what a great idea to deconstruct those said leftovers to salvage all of the embellies! Just look at this gorgeous tag--proof is in the pudding I'd say :) Happy Friday to you!! XOXO-Shari

trisha too said...

Pretty much what Joanne said--yep, absolutely beautiful!

:)trisha

Theresa Pace said...

beautiful. but how could you rip the tags? sacrilege, hugs xx

Redanne said...

I love the colour of the gorgeous butterfly, it looks amazing. Well done for salvaging all that Idea-ology, that was such a great idea.... off to see what I can find now! Hugs, Anne xx

Angela Young said...

Beautiful butterfly Hels. I love that Abandoned Coral colour, it is vibrant but also has a gentle warmth to it...lovely x

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Hels

Really pretty, the abandoned coral is a lovely colour. It was a great idea to recycle some of your tags. I save ephemera, old costume jewellery etc to add to the things I make. it's always exciting to find an interesting object whether it's manufactured for that purpose or a random find.

I'm wondering how many weeks Mr Butterfly will stay at number one. He is just made for colour and I love how you decoupage him.

Have a lovely, crafty week, Hugs,

T x

Lisette Baker said...

Didn't see this on Fb so glad I caught it here. Love, love, love it. All the best dishes are made from leftovers and seems the same might be said of crafting. FAB-U-LOUS x

Sue Balawajder said...

Nearly missed looking in!!! This is just WOW you know I am a fan of "your" butterfly. Really pretty. Big hugs,Sue Balawajder

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