Sunday, 14 July 2013

Dreaming of Wings


Sunday once again and this week has  gone too quickly for sure !!!  I have managed  to find some time to craft  this week, as this is such a busy time for birthdays and other celebrations, but  I do apologise for not returning  so many visits during the last 2 weeks. I will however, certainly drop by your blog between today and tomorrow x.

Below is a tag hanging that I made using stamps from Paper Artsy, ink and the dog range. They stamp so beautifully with gorgeous clear images.


First of all I embossed the tag, which is a size 10 manila tag from Ranger, using a  Sizzix TH embossing folder.  I used various shades of Distress inks, which I then spritzed and flicked with water. 

I decided to layer some stamps over the tag and just randomly stamped text and a bee from Tim's Stampers Anonymous range.

Some Paperartsy Grunge Paste was applied through a Dylusions stencil and once dried blended with Treasure Gold wax in White Fire and Sapphire. Some of the embossing was also treated with the wax.

The dragonfly, which was originally silver, has been in my stash for years and I recently came across them when searching for another item !!.  I painted the dragonfly with Adirondack Paint Dabber in Jupiter. Once dried I spritzed with gold cosmic shimmer mist and I just love the aged, almost verdigris appearance.


Some  stained  and aged cotton was placed through the tag top and a clear bead attached to complete the look.

 


THank You for your kind comments which are really appreciated. Off for a  wee cuppa then to catch up with you all. Have a great Sunday and enjoy the week ahead.

I am entering this project in the following challenge themes:


Crafty Hugs xx
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36 comments:

  1. Another fabulous tag. Love the colors in your background and all the textures.

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  2. Wow, what an amazing looking tag!! Totally fabulous looking background and stunning stamping of that Paper Artsy stamp, the added bit of texture makes it really special. Oh and I love that little dragonfly, fab transformation from plain old silver.

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  3. Great tag Annie. Love the echo of the bee stamped beneath the dragonfly and the stencilling to bring it all together. Hugs, Jenny x

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  4. What a wonderful tag! Love all the texture - I just love it! xx

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  5. What a stunning tag. The glorious colours give it that extra pizzazz. I love the stamp and it's certainly a perfect image to finish off such a fantastic creation. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Mum xxxxxx

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  6. Such beautifully embossing on this tag.
    That was one of my first art stamps and I remember using it so often but believe it or not, I sold it on E-bay (always planned on having a second tidy up session but not done so as yet, in fact I actually don't have that much to clear out).
    Like the little touches you added to make it all the more special.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. super tag with so many lovely details. Enjoy your Sunday.

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  8. Hi Annie
    What a gorgeous tag and thanks for your lovely comments earlier
    Rosie x

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  9. The background embossing is simply gorgeous, the image is wonderful and I love that little dragonfly -a gorgeous tag Annie. Hugs, Anne x

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  10. absolutely gorgeous tag Annie - love the background and the main image - brilliant use of colour - thanks for your visit earlier - and don't worry if you don't get round - I know its hard and I have more time on my hands than most!!! Big Hugs xx

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  11. That's a gorgeous tag with wonderful texture and fabulous vintage feeling. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.
    Seems that you link isn't working on the Tag It On challenge blog. Please take a look and try once again. Thanks.

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  12. Stunning, Annie. I really love all your texture (:o)

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  13. Wow!!! Beautiful tag. I love it:) The background is really stunning.
    Greetings Asia:)

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  14. A fabulous tag Annie. Love the layers and colours and great stamping.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  15. Wonderful tag! Love all your colors and embossing, both dry and paste, great stamp and lovely work. I did check out your sewing project below, wow!

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  16. Loving your gorgeous vintage fantasy tag Annie, hugs Annette x

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  17. Hello Annie
    Going that one step further with your Bg has made this Tag amazing, I love the texture as it makes you want to touch it. Fabulous.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  18. Fabulous tag Annie, and a wonderful background for your image. Love the embossed texture over the embossing, really gives depth.
    Avril xx

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  19. looking good Annie, that embossing looks gorgeous, I have that folder and am always forgetting to use it... and all the others I own too! thanks for the reminder... and thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  20. What a gorgeous tag! Just gorgeous! I love the dry and wet embossing, and then stamping on top...great technique! The colors are wonderful too! I love it! Thank you for stamping a little with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  21. Beautiful tg, love the background.

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  22. oh hun this is brilliant just love the background, and one of my fav images too. bless you for you kind comments and support you left on my blog hun really appreciate it. love hugs cheryl xx

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  23. Hi Annie, what a beautiful tag, that background is stunning - so much depth and texture. Love the stamps you've used too
    Claire xx

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  24. This tag is fantastic, Annie! I love the grunge paste over parts of the stamping. I love the contrast of grunge and sparkle that the bead brings! Thank you for the kind comments on my shadow box and for becoming a blog follower! I really appreciate it so much. I love your work so I consider it an honor to have you along for the journey!

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  25. What a stunning background on your tag Annie!So detailed and creative...the stamped lady looks great on it.


    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  26. Hi Annie, hope you are well. Gorgeous tag, the embossed background adds wonderful texture and dimension and I love the blend of colours which work together beautifully. Love the focal image too and the added texture from the paste. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

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  27. Gorgeous tag Annie, Love the background & those fabulous stamps...I NEED them NOW... Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

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  28. Your tag looks fantastic, Annie! Love your color choices and the embossed background. Just beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  29. Oh Annie this is fabulous, your background id gorgeous,love the texture, the dragonfly is gorgeousssss, love the stamping, the image, the whole thing is gorgeous, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

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  30. Never any need to apologise... life is for living as well as blogging!

    Absolutely LOVE this tag - what a fabulous embossed background and beautiful colours. Love the texture flowing over the torn edges of the image too - wow, Annie!
    Alison x

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  31. Such a lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

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  32. This is such a fabulous tag I don't know where to begin! Great texture, lovely colours, interesting layout and terrific images! Really effective! Julie Ann x

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  33. a beautiful tag x thanks for dreaming at dragons dream TIO trace x

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  34. Gorgeous tag Annie, the background is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

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Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog. I really do appreciate your comments and will always do my best to return them.

Annie x