Saturday, 23 November 2013

A step back in time

   Today I am bringing you a tag that I made ages ago!

        I can't remember exactly when I made it, but at that time I didn't like it very much so I decided to leave it aside. Then I began to think that it was a shame to not feature it as part of my work...especially as my blog serves as a 'Craft Diary' for here it is..

         This really didn't start out as anything other than a playtime - just messing around with some stains and inks....trying a bit of wrinkle free distress and also adding some glimmer spray to the inks rather than directly to the tag....

   I won't be writing what I did and how and what was used - because I really can't remember all the details! I know I used Potting Soil ink - which has become a total favourite of mine....I think I used Frayed Burlap DS....I covered some rose with Distress Stain...added some metal embellishments, stamped onto card and added to the tag to build up layers....ribbon and lace....buttons

    I know I covered the roses with some glue and then sprinkled them with Rock Candy Distress Glitter....I was a little heavy handed, but I do really like the ice encrusted look this gives - It is such a gorgeous glitter.

This was the first time I used the dried grape hyacinth flowers - covered them in Snowflake Fresco paint and then sprinkled them with Rock candy Distress glitter.

      So sorry to leave you without a more detailed description......but hope you like the pictures! ;o)

          Thanks so much for being here! Hope to see you again soon!

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  1. Hi Laura...I think this has such a timeless beauty to it! The colours are just right for that vintage feel and great layers! I can't decide whether I like the collage effect better, or those gorgeous flowers??? Both!
    Dot x

  2. This is so lovely, Laura and so elegant! I love the effect on the roses along with the vintage images. It's fascinating to see you using the grape hyacinth for the first time too! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation from the past. It's beautiful and inspiring! Julie Ann xx

  3. Thank you for showing us this »old« creation, because is really awesome..I love it!

  4. Gorgeous, I love those encrusted roses
    Rosie x

  5. You're funny! You make this beautiful tag -- the roses are to die for!! -- and you cast it aside. So glad you decided to share it with the world. It is truly lovely, no matter how you did it. nise

  6. Stunning, absolutely stunning! Hugs, Suzanne

  7. Gorgeous tag Laura, love the dimension and your gorgeous flower. Gorgeous imagery too. Tracy x

  8. awesome tag with great details :)


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