Paulien is posting some fantastic tutorials on her blog each month, myself and a few friends are playing along and creating tags in a similar style. I am playing catch up ( nothing new there !)
Here is my tag for April
This month Paulien inspired us to use netting as a mask for the background, she used Gesso - silly me left mine at the shop so I created mine with acrylic, even sillier me used Pearl instead of matte ( I should really look at labels before slapping it on) but you know what ? I actually quite like the way it turned out - the tag now has a lush lustre.
The large flower, I made from cutting a multitude of voile and net flowers, I layered them atop one another then added some string and a mulberry rose to finish. All the flowers have been brushed with stickles for a little extra sparkle.
You can see Paulien's april tag HERE
Anita's april tag HERE
Nicki's april tag HERE
Next I have a card to share - just using up some scraps here, and, the funny shaped mat behind the photo was an accident, I cut it wonky and to save discarding it and starting again I decided to cut the bottom at an angle too and make it a feature. I must say I owe finishing this card to the lovely Denise of Tilly's in Immingham, I ran out of silicone glue just before adding the flowers ( you all know by now I cannot be without my flowers !!!) so Neil took me on a mercy dash so that I could finish the card. Yes !!! even I run out of the basics sometimes. I wished I had more time though as Denise has such gorgeous lines and I would have liked to have browsed and treat myself - oh well will have to pop back soon.
The sentiment is a rub-on by Basic Grey that has been languishing in one of my drawers forever ! The ribbon has been made by cutting a scrap of velvet paper into a strip and running through my Cuttlebug for texture, I rubbed a little white pigment ink over the top to define the embossing.
The vintage image is a PaperArtsy one and I have attached it to the card with silver brads that have been backed by silver spacers, bought for me by my lovely friend Victoria - thanks hon xxx
Just before I sign off for the night, I would like to apologise for my lack of blog-hopping, getting the shop back on its feet has eaten into all my free time of late and I have missed stopping by and seeing all your lovely creations, I will be back to normal very soon and can't wait to catch up.
Finally I have a couple of photos from the bouquet Pat brought me on Saturday.
Love and pearly tags