Wednesday, 7 March 2012

HAPPY SPRING

I've been getting a little inky this morning with a tag for 100 Proof Press using Flower Face and Calendar Blocks.
The background for my tag is made from kitchen towel which I have coloured with Distress Stains fired brick, forest moss and peeled paint. I applied the inks to my craft sheet and then mopped them up with the kitchen towel. Once the towel was dry, I added layers of kitchen towel on top of each other to give some thickness, adhering with PVA glue and once dry I machine stitched to my tag.
My flower was stamped onto white card six times and layered to form my dimensional bloom.  The card was coloured with Distress Stain fired brick and sprayed with Copper Cosmic Shimmer Mist.  Coiled wire was added for my flower stems.
I stamped March, April and May onto white card, coloured with fired brick stain, added a brad and adhered to the bottom of my tag. Happy Spring is the finishing touch.
This is the stamp used to create my dimensional flower, I used three layers of the full flower and then cut away a couple of the petals for my other layers.  Now I am away to wash my inky hands.

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

21 comments:

Elaine said...

Tracy its a beautiful Tag, so much work on this.
love the way you have stamped the flowers and put them together
well done
Hugs Elaine

Sandy said...

Wow your Tag is brilliant.
Wonderful flowers. This rock. Love it. xoxo

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The flowers are pretty but it is the spring coils that are fabulous.
Great tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Helen said...

It makes a wonderful dimensional flower - and it is a great stamp to start with! Superb tag.

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous flower and great tag.
xoxo Sioux

Brenda Brown said...

So original and exquisitely put together Tracy.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Netty said...

Beautiful tag and loving the use of paper towels and those gorgeous flowers Tracy, x

Sarah said...

Loving the background - always think the underneath work surface looks nicer than some of my makes! Last night I had a wonderfully rusty embossed craft mat but a bit too dear to cut up.

Great rich tines Tracy and flowers that ooze spring with hints of Dahlia petals!

Jingle said...

WOW! Such a gorgeous tag!

Eloise said...

Lovin' your flower tag. Also your springs are cool and add a festive touch.

Alison said...

A fabulous inky creation Tracy, I love that textured background! x

Lori said...

Oooo, those flowers are FABULOUS! The colors are wonderful, too!

flutterbycrafter said...

Brilliant tag and I love the springs for the stems xx

Barb Cady said...

What a stunningly clever idea with the kitchen towels! Just goes to show how thrifty crafters can be! Love the colours and the flowers xx

trisha too said...

That tag is gorgeous, Tracy--your flowers are WOW!

:)

Carol Q said...

beautiful tag Tracy, lovely colours and great dimensional flower.

Emma said...

What a stunning tag, beautiful flowers...and I love that background, very clever!! Fabulous, Tracy.
Love Emma xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful tag - love your dimensional blossoms!

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha Love the springs! Your so clever!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fab Tag Tracy! That flower is just stunning ....x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous flowers! Beautiful tag!