Thursday, 26 April 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 2

Wanted to take part in this challenge earlier in the week but Mr Mojo took a little holiday! Oh No! all day Tuesday to myself to play too but nothing happened I just ended up shuffling around in my button tin trying to organise a piece of crazy quilting but nothing was sparking my imagination - in the end I put it all away and put the telly on instead!  Thankfully though he has come back to visit this morning (yes this tag was done this morning before my school run!) so I can enter the super challenge here at Studio L3.


Tag background was done with Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo and Picket Fence distress stains and then the edges inked with Vintage Photo distress ink, the background stamps are from the Wild Meadow stamp set from Indigo Blu - inked with Vintage Photo.  For the metal frame I used Snow Cap Mixative, Butterscotch and Hazlenut alcohol inks, the Butterfly word is stamped on kraft cardstock with a Cavallini & Co stamp in Chocolate archival ink and then inked with Vintage Photo.  The butterfly is a mover and shaker of T!ms coloured in Barn Door with a script stamp stamped with Vintage photo ink and some bling to finish.  The Flowers are another T!m die coloured with Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo stains - I was going to keep the colour scheme all yellow and browns but decided to add a bit of colour in at the minute to make it all pop!  The flower centres are old Basic Grey brads.  The large flower is T!ms Tattered Flower die coloured with mustard seed distress ink, edged with Vintage Photo and finished with a Making Memories glass bead.  Tag is finished with two brown ribbons, a Barn Door inked piece of muslin and a Making Memories pearl drop bead.

The faux patina technique on the metal frame is taken from T!ms new book Compendium of Curiosities 2 - page 58.  If you enter you will be in with a chance to win an Idea-ology messenger bag that has been autographed by T!m!!! whoo hoo.

Thanks for looking :) 

Just Tagging Along from Solihull


newlycreative said...

Looks like you had a lovely time

Susan Flynn said...

Lovely tag so glad your inspiration has come back xx

Ann B said...

We all have days like that but look what you created when you got your mojo back.
Love the spring colours.

Thanks for visiting yesterday.
Ann B

Sarah said...

that's a lovely colourful tag - looks like you are back on form...! Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12.

Linda Ledbetter said...

I'd say your mojo is back in full form-- this is beautiful!!! Great job with the faux patina and a fittingly sunny tag for the Sunshine Girl!

BumbleVee said...

That darn Mr. Jojo...whoops...ahhaha...shud read Mojo or course, .... anyway.... holidays whenever feels like it doesn't he? ... the nerve!


Ann said...

Gorgeous Tag - I just love everything about it...I think your mojo is back with a vengence :D
Hugs Ann xx

artbyvic said...

Wow, your mojo rocks! Great tag!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Lovely colourful tag. I got that book for my birthday last week but haven't had time to do more than look yet.

Samantha Elliott said...

What a beautiful tag there Nicola. So pretty to look at and lovely patina.