13 August 2012

August means ice-cream?

Oh, if only! The weather is not doing us any favours right now is it?! Blooming jet stream! Still, rain cannot stop crafty play :) Right. Time to be a Miss Bossyboots for a mo'. For those of you who have been watching the Olympics you must surely know the slogan has been 'Inspiring a generation' - so important, I'm sure you will agree (especially those of us who have kids and/or teach them). Well you can do your bit for a young crafter too; Anna Christensen's daughter, Eleanor, has just started her own blog to display her fab work, and it would be so supportive and encouraging of you to begin following her HERE.

Right, bossy hat off, creative one on. Here is my entry for Tim Holtz' August Tag challenge. It is also going to be entered for the latest Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Summer Ice Cream Colours challenge.


The cameo on Tim's design got me thinking about Viennese waltzes (how does my brain work?!) so I went with his manuscript texture fades embossing folder.


I found an old wooden stamp to do a mount for my cameo (yes, black embossed and coloured with DI Antique Linen/Walnut Stain. The cameo got a layer of Rock Candy (love that stuff to bits).


The flowers, leaves and branch are all of course Coredinations cardstock (you can squish it/ink it/spritz it so well!) and the whole tag got a generous squirt of pearlescent mica shimmer. That really made it even more feminine and made the flowers in particular pale enough to be remind me of ice cream.

OK, time to go and get life organised (well mine anyway). Thank you to followers new and old who mean so much to me, and special wishes to those of you who are going through life's challenges at the mo' (probably most of you in one way or another!!) Hugs, Buttons x

38 comments:

  1. wow Buttons your cameo stamp and frame is gorgous! I love rock candy too its awesome, this tag is stunning! Thank you soo much for the lovely comment on my new blog and for writing about it on your blog
    Els :)

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  2. Just glorious, so feminine but not "girly". Love it!

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  3. ...what a super take on Tim's August Tag Buttons, loVe your soft pastel colours, very shabby chic and perfectly formed grungy flowers in soft hues, great texture and dimension and the faded cameo is just perfect...loVely work...Mel :)

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  4. Hi Buttons, your tag is brilliant, love the faded cameo, the gorgeous flowers and the very subtle background. I went over to Els earlier and signed on as a follower, I follow her Mum too.
    Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  5. Loving that cameo stamp Buttons. The background texture looks great too.
    Your flowers look awesome, must try them with coredination papers. I certainly have plenty !!.. Good luck in your challenges x

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  6. Great take on this months T!mmy tag, but I love, love, love those fabby flowers.

    Sam xxx

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  7. Hi
    The cameo is so beautiful and extremely feminine as is the whole feel of your tag.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. So elegant! I love those coredinations flowers.

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  9. This is another wonderful tag Buttons, those flowers are to die for x

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  10. What a gorgeous tag Buttons with such soft and stylish details. Totally Delish!

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  11. It's beautiful Buttons - really it is!!! I love the final touch of the spray and you can see the glimmer in your photo and that is so hard to do! Your flowers are gorgeous (must try one myself!). Off to check out your link now.
    Juliaxx

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  12. LOVE your tag, I can smell the ice cream!

    xxx Ellie xxx

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  13. Such a beautiful tag in great colors. The flowers are amazing. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  14. I love rock candy too - this is such a pretty tag and certainly ice cream colours - great flowers.

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  15. Gorgeous tag, I love the background design, it gives a timeless look & the flowers really add the right explosion of colour, but keeping with the same palette and not being too vibrant.

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  16. What a beautiful tag. I can certainly see those ice-cream colours and those flowers are utterly gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  17. Ooh I love the vintage, distressed style of your tag and the gorgeous colour combo...Thanks so much for joining in at FSC...Esther xx

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  18. I really like this one!! xx

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  19. Hi Buttons, This is a fabulous tag, love the faded look to the cameo, and gorgeous coloured shabby roses - hmmm... rose ice cream, sounds good!
    Thanks for joining our Ice Creat Challenge at FSC
    Avril xx

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  20. What a great take on Tim's August tag and of course the "ice cream" challenge at FSC! Love that framing and flowers, so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  21. This is a gorgeous, intentionally faded, vintage tag. Perfect for our challenge at FSC. Thanks or sharing! Yvonne

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  22. This is simply stunning, so soft and just delightful!trace. X

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  23. Tu diseño es realmente hermoso las flores, la imagen,me encanta!

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  24. LOVE this tag of yours, nice coloring! Nice take on Tim's tag!


    xxx Ellie xxx

    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  25. Hi Buttons, this is such a gorgeous tag, beautifully vintage,love your choice of stamps and beautiful floral embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC. XX

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  26. Somewhat late with this Buttons and your tag is an absolute stunner!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at the FSC summer challenge.
    Fliss xx

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  27. Congratulations on your win! Well-deserved, couldn't happen to a nicer person!

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  28. Congrats on your win! Your tag is stunning!
    Alison x

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  29. Well done on your win from the man himself!!!

    xxxx

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  30. Love your tag. The background is lovely. Congrats on your win

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  31. So elegante, congrats on your win !

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  32. Congratulations on your winning tag. I love the victorian look.

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  33. Beautiful tag! Congratulations on winning!

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  34. Congratulations on your win - gorgeous tag. Elizabeth

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  35. Congratulations on your winning tag! It is awesome!

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  36. thanks for your nice comments on my blog. love your distressed vintage tag, great colour combination.

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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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