25 November 2012

THAT tag!!

Fanfare please... as promised here is the tag that has caused my braincells to go into meltdown over the last few weeks (mentioned on Wednesday). Don't we all have projects that seem to cause us grief? And yet, when they're done they seem so simples:))


This is my take on the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge - tag no. 7. For those unfamiliar with this challenge, which is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, you still have time to enter - all the details can be found HERE.


So what caused me such grief? The background. I sort of followed Linda's recipe (the TH Faux Suede technique from the Compendium of Curiosities 2) but it came out too dark. After much messing I redid the whole thing with lashings of Picket Fence DS and voila, something which came out more like Moss Agate. I was a happy bunny at last. As the house took up so much room I opted to add some paper to the background and stamped on some faux stitching.


Major thanks now go to Avril who's idea of stamping her mill onto vellum worked so well. Yes Avril, I will enter this into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Home Sweet Home challenge, which is sponsored by Marina of Cottage Crafts. I had fun with this bit, soaking the corrugated card layer in Brushed Cordruoy DS and stamping/masking/embossing my old fashioned house and trees onto the vellum. The glisten came courtesy of a recent purchase, Sheena's pearl WOW embossing powder in green. Yummy stuff this, and you can overstamp on it with Archival Ink to give a frosted effect to the trees.


Having taken inspiration from Linda's background and house elements I took my own route with the rest. A seasonal bouquet seemed appropriate (I love using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue dots with Promarkers to make juicy berries). When there is so much going on it is good to keep the colour palette limited. A sentiment, some shredded net curtain, seam binding and a little key completed the tag.

As the house is definitely vintage I will also enter this into the latest Sunday Stampers challenge 233 (and be in good time for once!!) OK, not mentioning the terrible weather (hope everyone is safe and warm) the judging on Strictly (biaised??) or the Alonso/Vettel battle this pm. Instead it's time to get the next tag completed and create a hearty fish pie for the hungry hoards. Hope you all have a good Sunday.
Hugs, Buttons x

41 comments:

  1. Hi Buttons, your hard work really paid off the tag is fabulous. The faux suede looks really soft and subtle in the background. Love the house. Such a soft vinatge feel. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC. XX

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  2. Good Morning! Love your tag - it looks wonderful. The vellum on cardboard works fab and love all the shimmer and sparkle. Your berries sure do pop - will investigate products mentioned further as I think I'll copy! I know what you mean about 'that tag' - I had a very similar experience with 3 wise men yesterday. For well over an hour they and I just seemed to be going in opposite directions! I put them away til another day and turned to Santa. He was much more amenable to crafting! Have a lovely day. Nicola x

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  3. Good Morning Buttons, I LOVE that Tag it is fantastic. I like the colours you have used. Your work really inspires me.
    I am off to rummage, might just surprise my self and do a "Tag" for a change.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

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  4. Oooh this is definately one of my favourites! I love all the detail on the trees around the house - you did make me smile about the grief caused by the background! happens to me all the time - arent we funny. I still havent taken part in the Funkie Junkie challenge but am free from other commitments now for a couple of weeks so might take a little look later. Have a fabulous Sunday too.

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  5. WOW oh WOW Buttons your perseverance has certainly been worth it your tag is fabulous

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  6. Oh my your consternation at how the tag evolved resonated so much with me, it happens so often lol. But it was all so worth it in the end, this s a fabulous design with many great details. So glad you don't give up on it.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  7. What a Fabulous tag Buttons. I love all the different textures and colour combinations. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  8. the background looks amazing and you may have toiled over this but for a wonderful end result! another wonderful tag..looking great on another fab card!
    hugs trace x

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  9. Hi Buttons, it was certainly worth persevering with, I think the faux suede is one of the hardest but you have managed to pull it off. Love the gorgeous flowers and berries and the house looks amazing on the vellum. Another stunning tag from you! Hugs, Anne x

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  10. Well, Buttons, this tag may have given you some grief but it was well worth the effort ... it's beautiful. I love the limited colour choice and the way you have put all the elements together. The faux suede is beautiful. Elizabeth xx

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  11. Lovely! So packed with techniques, isn't it great when a struggle becomes a triumph and this certainly is. The berries - will have to try that one. Tks for coming my way! Hugs, Sandi

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  12. Hi Buttons, What a fabulous tag, and just glad I could be of some help!
    Love the background - so glad you persevered, looks amazing with all the different textures.
    Thanks for linking up with us at FSC.
    Avril x

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  13. Fanfare coming up - beautiful tag with so many lovely elements. Your hard work paid off.

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  14. Hi Buttons
    So glad you persevered and achieved the outcome you wanted, yes, we all have those moments!!!!
    Beautiful entry for the FSC Home Sweet Home challenge theme.
    Your tag has wonderful texture and details.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Wowowowowow, what a gorgeous tag. I love every detail on it, Button. Great artwork

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  16. Surprise.....hello my crafty friend, finally had time to visit and hope to post Monday/Tuesday. This is a stunning tag and I love the faux suede background. Gorgeous berries and flowers too. Good luck in the challenges

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

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  17. Another fabulous make, Jenny... what a wonderful faux suede background, and I love the glimmer in the trees - beautiful, delicate greens - I love it!
    Alison xx
    (Doesn't seem so 'simples' to me - amazing techniques!)

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  18. I so have those kind of project days...often!!! Your tag came out wonderful though...gorgeous in fact!I love the corrugated paper use with the vellum, and your background is wonderful!

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  19. Beautiful! Sorry it gave you such trouble but you sure 'tamed' it! Love all the different textures.

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  20. I adore this!...one of the first things I thought was "this should be entered for the 'Home Sweet Home' challenge...and of course you already have! (as I found out when I read further down!)xxxx

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  21. Lovely Tag Buttons - so different and I enjoyed reading how it took shape as well. Strictly biased...no...I think they are getting it right this year. Love Denise and would like Lisa to win (but dont think she will). Cannot seem to take to Louis for some reason. Bye! Cx

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  22. Beautiful tag Buttons, I love the background.. Brilliant design, your attention to detail is Fabulous... I am very Inspired by your wonderful projects.. Hugs May x x x

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  23. Well bunny...this result is lovely...so don't worry, it all turned out so well!!!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  24. Wow, so glad you persevered with your idea, another fabulous tag, love your house

    Sam xxx

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  25. wow this is gorgeous! what a super clever idea to use some picket fence! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  26. Very beautiful indeed, that house is amazing! :0)) Mo x

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  27. All that problem solving :) so good for our creative being Buttons! I love what you have done withsuch lovely teaxtures peeping through all over the place.

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  28. Definitely worth the effort you have put into it. A really special tag

    Love Chrissie xx

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  29. This is gorgeous Buttons... worth the stress and strain ;-)

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  30. And so worth all the effort! Oh this is gorgeous and I love all the techniques you used! Beautiful background and love that home! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  31. Isn't this technique fantastic ?! I've had a lot of fun with it. Your tag looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  32. certainly worth sticking it out. I think we all have moments at times where things just come to a halt and a little bit of burning the brain cells is ion order. This has turned out brilliantly, worth all the headaches ;)
    mark x

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  34. Oh Buttons this is really beautiful definately worth all the work! x

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  35. fab tag and worth the brain ache I would say... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  36. Wow This Tag is really stunning.I love it a lot.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  37. It's beautiful Buttons. I love the background and all your consternation was so worth it. The pearl embossing is gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for your continued support - it means a lot.
    Juliaxxx

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  38. Hi buttons, wow you certainly worked the old grey matter and came up with a fabulous tag! Love the limited pallette makes the berries really pop.i don't know that technique with the glue dots but sounds really good x

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  39. This was certainly worth the heartache Buttons, beautifully created and full of depth. x

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  40. LOL, Buttons, sorry Tag #7 caused you such angst! But you did great - love the way the BG came out and what a terrific idea to stamp on vellum and mount on the corrugated card board. That glittery faux stitching makes an awesome pop of red and your flower/holly cluster is wonderful. Super take on Tag #7!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  41. Hi Buttons, ashamed to say I'm still playing catch up! Sorry to hear you had such a struggle but this tag is just gorgeous. The textures and colour look amazing.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC.
    Fliss xx

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