Sunday, 16 May 2010

Tag swap

I've just finished the next tag in our forum swap for Paula.   I did enjoy making this as it involved a quite a few different techniques.  The background is made with distress ink and glimmer mists with a Tim Holtz mask overlaid.  I got my delivery of Jo's stamps this weekend so used the butterfly with the long splatter and French text adding to the depth of the background. 


Jo's stamps can be ordered direct from Stampotique or Happy Daze in the UK.  Other stamps are by SU and Stamp in the Hand and the whole thing was edged with gold UTEE.

24 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

I just love this tag. It is elegant and distressed at the same time! The glimmer mists add a nice touch.

Sid said...

That tag looks simply gorgeous, the colours and elements all work together beautifully !

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous tag, love what you did with Jo's stamps

Martina2801 said...

Your work is just amazing. I love looking at your creations!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Oooooooooooo love seeing the butterly on this soft pink bg. The text works well Carol being subtle but enough to see it...love it, I hope Paula does too ... thanks Carol for buying the stamps :0)

Sarita said...

I love all your work Carol, but this has to be one of my fave pieces of yours. I adore the SU clock stamp, I really must get this set, and the colours are really lovely. It is absolutely beautiful,
Love Sarita xx

Audrey said...

Love the colour combo in this - very vintage and still vibrant!! Great piece

Barb said...

Oh, what a lovely tag, such soft colors and the gold embossing is such a wonderful accent to your tag.

Heather said...

I love this tag Carol. I have recently bought some new craft supplies but had no time to try them out yet. I want to experiment with layering - I love the effects that can be achieved.

Suzanne C said...

Love this! The layering of the mask and the stamping is beautiful!

Shannon said...

Carol, You never fail to inspire me and to really capture my interest. Your such a talented artist and it is such a thrill to see your new pieces every time.
I have to order a couple of Jo's new stamps next, they all are so great. I love the bumble bees and the mushrooms. But right after I placed my last Stampotique order I immediately placed another which I'm currently waiting on, so I have to wait a bit now. I love how everyone on the design team this challenge used Jo's stamps. Really gives us lots of ideas (which I suppose is the point). At any rate, beautiful tag, love the light pink in your colors.

Cath Wilson said...

Love this background and the soft, subtle colours.

craftytrog said...

A really beautiful tag Carol! I think I have that SU clock stamp somewhere, waiting to be used! Lol! x

Chris said...

This is beautiful, Carol. Love the soft colours.

Marilyn Rock said...

Super tag!

stampdiva said...

This is beautiful - love the colours! You can see the depth you have built up in the background. Lynne M x

Linda Robinson said...

I was on Joanna's blog (under a creative spell) and saw your tag on her side bar and had to come check it out... It is gorgeous, You did a fabulous Job.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love your stuff! Just awesome!

Netty said...

Beautiful tag and blog.
Annette

Viola said...

Wonderful tag, Carol! Sending big hugs to you! :-)

Paula said...

It looks far better IRL, this photo doesn't do it justice :0)

Neet said...

This is so pretty. Love the colours you have used and the elements are sited so perfectly.
Another gorgeous creation of yours.

Cath Wilson said...

Love this Carole - very pretty colours and really delicate.

Karin said...

Absolutely fabulous, love it.