Monday, 14 May 2012

Tims May Tag

Spent a happy few hours on Saturday making this:

For this I used a whitish tissue paper, the Union Flag stamp is by Inkylicious and is stamped with Crimson Archival ink and Broken China distress, the Tower Bridge stamp is by Artemio from their London set and stamped with Jet Black Archival.  I distressed the edges of the tag and inked them with Broken China.

The red and blue flowers are made usingT!ms pinecone die and the white flower I found in my stash as I usually make a bunch of these flowers/shrink plastic shapes when I get my melt pot out.  It is made from T!ms Tattered Flower die stamped with a script stamp.  The fabulous Crown is by Manor House and I actually bought this in Feb 2011 when I went to the Paperartsy event and it has been sitting in my box of metal pieces ever since, so I thought it was time to actually use it and look at it! I have put three pearls over the little holes at the bottom as I thought anything dangly would distract from the picture below but let's be honest they would make the crown very uncomfortable to wear wouldn't they!  Finished with two ribbons and the fabulous red, white and blue twine. 

As I mentioned on a previous post I actually made two tags Saturday (one for this challenge and one for CC2C) before I realised that I had got them the wrong way round and had done the London themed tag for CC2C - therefore I made a third tag (which is the one above), my original tag for this challenge was:


Not quite sure if I have pulled off what I was thinking here but the brown ribbon is supposed to be a tree trunk, the birdhouse and birdy (inked lightly with Tea Dye) are Prima resins, the branch is a Crafters Workshop mask inked with Broken China and Tea Dye, the tag background was inked with Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers.  The little bird stamp is by Papermania inked with Jet Black Archival.  The flowers are from a little bunch I picked up in Hobbycraft eons ago.

The winner of my blog candy is announced on the post below and also can I just say a big hello to Catherine and Pam thank you both so much for following me.

Have no school run today as little one is away on a residential school trip (bless him he is only 7!) and OH takes the big one and a friend brings him home after football tonight so apart from Zumba I am going to have a play day! whoo hoo.

Thanks for looking - In a tagging mood from Solihull

10 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Brilliant tags I love the flowers on them! x

Winnie said...

Great tags! I love the British inspired one! I love the way you did the background and red/white/blue flowers. I think it is cool that you used ribbon for the tree in the second one..Great thinking.

Carol said...

Fab tags a like the London one best of all.

catherine said...

These tags are fantastic and so effective. Love the colours
x catherine

Sherry said...

Great tag, love your flowers.

Sue said...

Thankyou for your comments on my blog. Taken & look at yours - love those pinecone flowers & the great vibrant colours you have chosen. Great Tag. Sx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful tags, love the flowers.

Buttons said...

Love these tags - so different! The flowers are wonderful and who woulda thought? brown lace for a tree trunk! Inspired.
Hugs, Buttons x

kayh5106 said...

Great tags - love the flowers on the London 2012/Jubilee tag

Emma Harrison said...

Fabulous tags, I love the London one.