4 August 2012

Perfect Pearly Lady

What a perfect weekend! Lapping up Team GB success at the Olympics whilst crafting away, up to my elbows in mica and ink :)) Thr reason for my endeavours will become evident to one person soon (ooooh, don't you love a mystery?) It was also my second go at a tag for Linda Ledbetter's latest challenge - Perfect Pearls Mist. If you haven't seen it, Linda sets a challenge each week based on the techniques explained in Tim Holtz' Compendium of Curiosities 2, and for those who buy craft books and are tempted not to read them this is a seriously good way of making you do just that.

After checking up on the current list of challenges I also discovered that this tag also fits the criteria for the latest Our Creative Corner challenge - Bling, Bling. Frankly anything connected to the super-talented Linda Coughlin is a must in my humble opinion and her DT are amazing.


So the background to this used Tim's Perfect Pearls Mist technique - I won't go into details out of respect to him, but suffice it to say I was knee deep in mica!! Just to highlight the embossing further I rubbed over the embossed surface with DI Dusty Concord, and the bottom of the tag was cut using some SB border dies (notice I used the little hearts that popped out to decorate the top of the tag and the flower).


The image is from one of the Indigo Blu stamp sets I won recently - using clear embossing powder on top of DI Dusty Concord gave this a slightly watercolour effect and that was further enhanced with mica paint.


The feather was added courtesy of one of the local swans who dropped this on the canalside. It adds a touch of mystery and burlesque to the image!


The flower is made from grungepaper, painted with white acrylic paint and inked with Misty Mauve Versacolor. Love that Papermania bling brad and the lace layers.

Now, along with my new stamps (which Trace had wrapped beautifully in tissue with lace - see above!- and a flower) and a stunning tag...


How generous and thoughtful can you get?! To see more of Trace's amazing work step THIS WAY.

Time to leave you again for now. Jessica Ennis and Mo Farrah are on tonight and I have to recreate some 7 dots studio paper (if I can!). A huge thankyou to those of you who are kind enough to leave me such supportive and encouraging comments. They really mean the world to me and I will always endeavour to return the favour if I can. Hugs, Buttons x

15 comments:

  1. What a super glamorous boudoir tag! Love your colour combinations, great to see the candy stamps starting to come out to play!
    Alison x

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  2. Ooh la la, Button, c'est tres chic! Sorry, I just love the feathers but seriously, this is such a beautiful tag, love the way you have used the little hearts, the colours are gorgeous too. Trace's tag is beautiful, as ever. Three gold medals tonight - go UK!! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  3. oh wow! that purple is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your work with Our Creative Corner :-)

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  4. What beautiful pieces of work. Both different but both gorgeous. I love the colours of the second piece.
    Love Lisa xxx

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  5. This is so beautiful; the colour is really pretty and how wonderful to win those stamps - I love Indigoblu. Well done all round!

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  6. Sorry I've missed several of your posts recently but have now caught up and what a beautiful collection of tags you've been making - love them all. I'm sure whoever receives this glam lady will love it, the bee and honeycomb are brilliant too.

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  7. Just a divine vintage feel piece - LOVE IT!!! Isn't it wonderful when people take the time to send a little something like Tracey did? I'm sure you'll treasure her gorgeous tag!
    Enjoy the last part of the weekend.
    Juliaxxx

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  8. that is such a beautiful make, the depth and richness of colours are beautiful..glad you are enjoying the stamps..thanks so much for all the kind words and showing my tag, youa re so sweet and hope you have lots more fun with the stamps soon..hugs trace x

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  9. That is one GORGEOUS perfect pearls tag! Love it. And what a treat to get presents from Trace!

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  10. Fabulous tag, love the addition of the feather against that background.Its a lovely technique, just been playing with mine today.
    Avril xx

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  11. You are queen of tags! I love that glamorous feather!

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  12. Gorgeous tag, love the textured background!

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  13. Fabulous! Such a lovely color palette and that embossed/die cut background is sensational. What a wonderful stamp and I love the addition of the swan feather, a great finishing touch!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous tag! Love the purple and the feather...so perfect with this spicy image! Beautiful work! And, what an absolute fabulous gift...wow!

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  15. Wow...such an elegant tags. Love the beautiful colors and pretty textures. The feather is perfect accent. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner this week... :)

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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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