Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sunday Stampers. theme 'love'

Here is a happy blog anniversary to Hels for her 1000th posting! She has asked us to use the theme 'love' for products and designers. scrummy! Here is my effort:

distress tag 001

So, here is the run down! I Love doing tags. Tim Holtz is one of my fav. designers (bet you didn't guess that one!) I love his alteration sets. I love Ranger colour washes. I love all Ranger products. I love distressing things. I love Hels blog. I loved going to one of her workshops at the Stamp Attic where I got the idea for inking and embossing and stamping and adding paper flowers (Tim Holtz tattered floral die of course) to a tag. I love the above colour combination.

If that is not enough 'Love' I have added a red heart and a locket which I have distressed with some black acrylic. I dyed the piece of upholstery braid with colour wash. The tag was dipped in butterscotch colour wash and then wild honey and spiced marigold. I distressed the edge and used walnut stain to close it in. Then I ran it through my cuttlebug to emboss the ledger page which was ruthlessly sanded back to reveal the core of the tag. The paper flower was die cut and scrunched up before pinning together with a brad. The chiffon on the top was heat distressed til it shrivelled. Phew! Oh yes, the book plate from Tim's tags die was covered in Viva gold, then rock candy distress,dried and sanded back to look, well, distressed - and then I stamped Hope in the middle and used glossy accents in the middle - yet another product I lOVE! There we have it, a tag of Love!

Love to you all, have a great Sunday evening. x


  1. oooh, this is LOVELY Barbara... and THANK YOU for being so kind... am so chuffed to see the tag design reborn into a beautiful piece of artyness... and I LURVE that fleur-de-lys embellie... peeerfect! Thanks for joining in with the SUnday STamper x

  2. Loving all the elements to this tag, the tattered flower looks great:)

  3. Lovely tag, I can see a great deal of love has gone into making this. Fabulous embellishments too and great colours. Tracy x

  4. Hi Barbara. Your tag is really beautiful and it does certainly evoke 'love'. I also have been to one of Hels' workshops and really loved it too.
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Take care and have a lovely day!
    Sue xx

  5. Thank you for your encouraging comment Barbara.
    I can't believe your desk is untidier than mine!!!
    Have a lovely day and hope you get to make something.
    Sue xxx

  6. By the way. I have just booked what I told you about!!
    Sue x

  7. Hi Barbara, I cannot leave a comment on your Sunday Stamper piece so thought I would leave it here. It's a fabulous take on the challenge and I love the text/ words. Tracy x