Friday, 29 November 2013

WARM WINTER WISHES

This is my last piece this month using the fabulous Winter Flowers stamp set for Creative Expressions, next month I will be working with some new designs.
I decided to work on a tag this week.
I began by spritzing the background of my tag with Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Mist Pastel Green.
Once I was happy with the coverage I dried my tag with a heat tool.
A touch of distressing around the edges of my tag.
Apply Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the edges for definition and then flick the ink with water to add blotches to the background.

Black machine stitching was then added around my tag and a Victorian Metal Corner added for further interest. I then cut two hearts from white card and stamped the Hellebore onto the heart with Black Archival Ink and then machine stitched through the centre of each.
A water brush has been used to bleach out some of the areas on the flowers. The hearts have been coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then flicked with water. 'Warm Winter Wishes' has been added, coloured with a touch of Peeled Paint Distress Ink , adding Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of the sentiment for added definition. I have also added buttons to the centre of each flower for further dimension. A Hinge Clip has been added to the side of the tag, along with a Key Charm attached with Jump Rings.

Each heart has been backed onto black card to lift the coloured hearts from the background.
One of my trademark twine bows has been added to the top along with a dimensional flower. Simply stamp the Hellebore twice onto white card, cut out both flowers and snip into one of the flowers and bend the petals for added movement.


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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


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25 comments:

Cathi ONeill said...

Love this tag!! Love the color, stitching and stamping! Beautiful as always!

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, love it ! great !
greetings from belgium
martina
x

Nan G said...

Fabulous tag! I too love the colors.

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous make Trace, love what you did with the stamps here and lovely colours too!

She King said...

Beautiful Tag Tracy, I love all the detail you always put in. xxx

Kim Robertson said...

Gorgeous tag tracy , love the colour and what you did with the flowers. x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The heart shape is a lovely idea and the green tones are so lush.
Wishes
Lynne

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful tag.

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is really lovely!!! You are talented -- I can't believe you got the perfect spritz on the tag :) I never can do that. What a great color for the winter flowers and I absolutely adore the the key charm on the binder clip. Marvelous tag. -- Mary Elizabeth

rachel said...

such a pretty tag Tracy - love the green and those stamps have been a joy this month - thankyou! Hugs rachel x

Nicole Wright said...

Wow what a stunning tag! I love the winter flowers and all the detail. Haha...I thought I was the only one that distressed with my scissors. That's awesome! Loving the peeled paint green. Yummy...now I need a Granny Smith apple. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leavin some love:)

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous greens contrasting beautifully with the black and I love the stitching through the hearts. A great design Tracy.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Greta said...

Incredible details on a tag--I'm in awe!

Billie A said...

Beautiful colors and details. Lovely.

butterfly said...

Fantastic distressing around the edge, and the black stitching adds such definition. I just love your dimensional hearts - wonderful tag!
Alison xx

BattyCrafter said...

Gorgeous work, Tracy! Green is my favourite colour, and this tag is put together beautifully, I love it! x

Ivory Moon said...

FLIPPING GORGEOUS ... I love this colour of green too : ) xxxx

Tina xxx

Terry said...

Love these flowered hearts! Gorgeous tag and peeled paint is one of my favorite colors! Enjoy!

Steampunk Suzy said...

This is simply wonderful. I love how bright this is.

Corrie Herriman said...

Green in not usually y favourite colour but I love this tag. It's fab !
Corrie x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful tag Tracy, I love those hearts! xx

Coco said...

This is a really gorgeous tag, wow..!! I really miss time to comment all your works Tracy, but be sure I LOVE them all. Anyway, I don't comment specially for the blog hop, just wish to let you know from time to time what I feel... You're among my favorite blogs. Warmly, Coco x

Beverly Gray said...

The green is awesome.

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous tag, I so love how you work distress you really make it pop its super awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

Cheryl said...

I'm SO glad I saw your beautiful tag! I just bought my first tags and this has inspired me to get busy with them. LOVE all the distressing and water spots, and your colors look amazing!