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Friday, 14 October 2011

Peace and Traquility

Today I have a tag to show you. I have only made a few tags before and am still struggling a bit with the format. I began by colouring the tag all over with Paper Soft colour in Dark Sand, Lime Green and Lilac.
 This is a super medium for giving a soft blended covering. Next I embossed the   top and bottom with a Crafters Workshop template and my Cuttlebug, and then keeping the template in place I sponged more of the Lime Green colour over to emphasise the embossing. I then darkened the edge a bit with Tea Dye and then Pumice Stone DI. The centre image is a Crafty Individuals stamp that I stamped with Pumice Stone ink and coloured with Antique Linen and Tea Dye, and then cut it out and mounted it on a piece of grey pearl card. The words are from the same Crafty Individuals set. I tied some fibres to the top and added some Tim Holtz Ideaology pieces, and the little wooden bird.
I am entering  it for Try it on Tuesday; Tag-Peace and Tranquillity
and Crafty Cardmakers; Anything Goes.                                                                                  


  1. fabulous tag chickie ~ love that background ~ what great techniques...and nice touch with the it!

  2. A beautiful tag Jean. I haven't found a use for any of my little birds yet, but this one looks very at home. Kate x

  3. Its beautiful Jean, love your colours and all the details. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne x

  4. This is lovely, and what beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Hugs Kimx

  5. Jean this is gorgeous. So soft and pretty. Love the embossed background and the little bird embellishment and that stamp is lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  6. This is a stunning tag Jean! I love the embossed background you've created. I saw the papersoft colours a while ago in a magazine but couldn't find where to buy them. The effects of them look beautiful. Maria x

  7. This tag is absolutely beautiful Jean. Dianne

  8. Beautiful tag which certainly fits the bill for the TioT challenge this week. Thank you for joining us. xx

  9. Your tag is so pretty, I love the soft colours it is peaceful and tranquil. Thanks for playing along at Try It On Tuesday. Caz