26 July 2012

Just a Rennaisance Girl

I've just spent a pleasureable hour catching up on blog posts (oh my are you guys talented or what!!) and now have 10 minutes to complete this post - time management is NOT my strong point. With that in mind I have created a tag to cover the requirements of a number of challenges;
And so, without further ado...


Hope this is showing up ok at your end - that's the only problem with sun, it adds too much light sometimes!! Never satisfied, eh?! This is about as girly as I get and was inspired by the paintings/frescos of the great Rennaisance masters (or ninja turtles! thanks for that mental image Anita!!)


It's the background I was most pleased with, though you can't see much of it and she of few braincells forgot to do a shot of the plain tag first! It was inspired by the amazing Paula Tidman (DO check out her blog HERE) who immediately springs to mind when I think rennaisance. She uses layers of loo paper (don't panic! - wet, inked and embossed!!) to superb effect. I used kitchen roll and more muted colours - VersaMagic Gingerbread and DI Spun Sugar.


Then it was a case of layering up Finnabair-style. The cherubs came from some Cellar Paper cardstock and the angel was stamped/coloured from Creative Expressions Herbal Collage. These were both covered in Glossy Accents. Did you know that Poundland are selling a set of 60 paper doilies (for  £1 - strangely enough!). Leaves plenty of pennies for buying the other essentials.


Other items - Coredinations cardstock, buttons from stash, textured gold card and glitter card, a piece of that lemon-juiced card from previous posts (man, that has lasted) and SB dies.
From the fab Frilly and Funkie shop - seam binding, pale twine, and pale burlap.
Inks include; DI Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Picket Fence, VersaMagic Gingerbread, VersaColor Laurel Leaf.
OK, my time is up (well it was 15 mins ago! but there have been any number of links to sort) so it's time to sign off for now. Love to you all and thanks for your support. Hugs, Buttons x

28 comments:

  1. I don't think the cat would be too pleased if I gave him a great big smooch! But apart from that, I totally agree with the sentiment! Lovely glossy effects with the buttons and hessian.

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  2. Very very pretty Buttons, but don't you dare complain about the sunshine!I love your glossy angel x

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  3. Gorgeous tag, I've had fun trying to spot all the different elements. I especially like the way you've used a bit of doily for texture. I've not done any stamping/altered art for some time, you've inspired me to get my bits out (that sounds racy!!!)and have a go. XX

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  4. This is lovely ...I love all your different layers and textures. Fabulous!

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  5. Ooh Buttons, this is really gorgeous. There is so much work on this yummy tag and every bit of it scrummy! I love Anita's work Soooh much too! she really came up with a thought provoking challenge here didn't she? I can't take writing this comment too seriously any more because I've just read Suzanne's comment and am now giggling like a 5 year old!!

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  6. This is gorgeous and such delicate colours with lots of interesting detail. Nice sentiment - not if you are on a crowded bus maybe!!

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  7. This is beautiful, love the vintage feel and the way you have combined all the elements trace x

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  8. Hi Buttons,I love your tag, it is so beautiful and perfect for all the challenges you mention. Love your use of kitchen roll (I find that loo roll goes squelchy whereas your idea sounds better) and the doilies too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  9. ...an amazing Tag Buttons, so much detail in loVely soft vinatge hues, loVe the way you have put this Tag together...a beautiful piece of work...Mel :)

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  10. Another fabulous make Buttons x Never thought of using kitchen towel.........laughed re use of toilet paper.......glad you explained ......recycling taken too far methinks !!!! Put together beautifully using stunning papers and items from your stash. Hugs Annie x

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  11. Gorgeous tag Buttons, love the effect of the clear embossing, even if there was too much sun (too much sun, how can this be???)

    Sam xxx

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  12. Just give me a miniute to pick my jaw up from the floor... This is fantastic.. love it all, design... detail.. colours.. wow-wee!! what more can I say.. love it!!! Hugs May x x x

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  13. woooow what a fantastic tag, love all wonderful details
    hugs Pia

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  14. This is beautiful! Very feminine, but not over the top... just pefect. :) Thank you for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

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  15. The angels are singing!!!! Love your take on our challenge, and thank you so much for the kind comment!!!! These cherubim are gorgeous!!! Love the shiny parts and are the romantic details here! Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for being first to play along with our Frilly & Funkie challenge this fortnight!!!!

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  16. Another fabulous tag, love everything about it, the texture and gloss are a great combination.
    Avril xx

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  17. Hi Buttons! Long time no comment - but am back (for a bit!). Beautiful beautiful tag, very soft and romantic and inspirational. But did you HAVE to use ALL the toilet paper! Was it IZAL - the hard stuff you always had at school!! xxx

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  18. This is so sweet, and makes me realize I need to think more about pastel colors! I tend to get hung up with the brights or the grungy!

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  19. Hi Buttons, absolutely beautiful, fantastic pastels and stamping, love it and thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. XX

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  20. This is so beautiful - wonderful combination of colors, textures and images! I really love the angel image and the cherubs are so perfect for the Frilly and Funkie challenge. Love seeing the little bits of doily and white burlap in there too. So happy to have you joining in the Frilly and Funkiie challenge as well as sharing your work with our Sunday Share! Thanks for being so supportive of our Frilly and Funkie blog!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  21. What a sweet and gorgeous tag!! Love all the layering and fussy cut you did! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  22. I can only imagine how long it took you to make your beautiful tag Buttons. There are so many layers and such a delicate use of colour. Devine!

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  23. How beautiful! I love the way you've positioned all the elements on this gorgeous tag, and the many different textures you used. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  24. Wow that is a fantastic tag! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. :)

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  25. Buttons - you are so clever! The layering and textures on this tag are astonishing and I love the added shine. Vicky x

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  26. This is so dreamy! Love all the texture and fabulous layers! Such a clever touch to have the Angels holding onto that great sentiment! Love this! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  27. Just wonderful. These angels are stunning. Beautiful muted colours & love the sentiment. Sx

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  28. Beautiful tag Buttons, love all of the detail and such a wonderful take on the Renaissance challenge ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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