Saturday, 16 March 2013


I'm showcasing the wonderful ART HOUSES by Sam Poole from Creative Expressions decorating a tag this week.
My background has been decorated with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Inks, applying the ink to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the beads of ink.
I embossed the card with the Couture Creations Uber Fine Design embossing folder, rubbing over the raised areas with gilding wax. I machine stitched three lines to the top of my card and added wooden birds, coloured with Distress Inks, adding random text to the bird's bodies. I also added HOME using the Vintage Alpha clear stamp set by Sam Poole.
The houses have been stamped onto white card with black Archival Ink and coloured with mowed lawn Distress Ink.
For a little more interest and dimension I also added three assorted key charms, again coloured with a touch of gilding wax. I added stitched lines to the bottom of my tag to ground my houses and added HOME using computer generated text. I then added touches of gilding wax around the edges of my tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Carol Q said...

lovely bloooooo! what a great idea to put the birds on the stitched lines Tracy.

Amanda said...

Totally agree with carol Q, birds look great on the stitched line. Fab tag with great stamps
Amanda x

Annie said...

Stunning tag Tracy. Love those colours and the houses are fabulous.

I so love CS stamps from Sam.


Annie x

Netty said...

loving your beautiful tag. Hugs Annette x

Brenda Brown said...

The stitching is a brainwave Tracy. Lovely colours and great design.
hugs {brenda} x0x

butterfly said...

Oh, how cute, cute, cute are those birds on the stitched wires - brilliant idea - and the houses look great with those keys. Seriously coveting that embossing folder!
Alison xx

cbuswell said...

Fabulous details, LOVE that Salty Ocean colour! The stitching is a great touch! Wonderful work!

Dianne said...

OMGOODNESS this is AWWWWESOME lovin the colors and the sewing all those little birds
Thanks for sharing, its a wonderful creation..

She King said...

Hi Tracy. Love this..The colours and the Houses look wonderful. X

Redanne said...

A fabulous piece Tracy, loving the little birds on the stitched wire - great idea. You really are the Queen of all that is blue and green... Hugs, Anne x

Lynn Stevens said...

The Birds on a wire...Perfect finishing touch for this wonderful tag!
Hugs Lynn

Sue said...

Gorgeous tag Tracy, I love your stitching and what a fabulous embossing folder x

hazel said...

Fabulous Tracy - gorgeous colour and what a great way to use the stitching.
xxx Hazel.