Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Just in Time May Tag

Hello Everyone,

Firstly I really must apologise to everyone as I have been such a bad blogger lately, I promise to catch up with you all  this week.

May seems to have whizzed by and I suddenly realised that we were on the last day of the month and my Tim's tag was still not posted.  This was not due to the fact I had forgotten, but purely due to the fact that I had done two tags and could not decide which one to use.

Tim has used the tissue tape resist and tattered florals techniques this month, you can see his wonderful tag HERE.  I did not have the stamps nor many of the embellishments he used so I just did my own take on the techniques as best I could.  The first tag is the one I chose to use.
 The background was created by using texture paste through the Latticework stencil followed by just 3 colours Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade and then spritzed with Tarnished brass. I love the way the colours mix together.
Party hat and balloons from Crazy things set and machine stitched balloon strings
 The main stamp on the resist tissue tape need little introduction from the Bird Crazy set
 Three beautiful flowers  and leaves cut using the Tiny tattered florals and coloured with matching stains.  The tag was stamped with a quote from Crazy talk set.  I added a more stitching to set it off with a little lace trim.
 Now for my second tag.
Texture paste through the Speckles stencil, coloured using Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass.
Stamped with my beloved Nautical blueprint set  
My little flowers became Sea Anemones here! a little imagination needed here possibly but I quite like them.  The shrink plastic starfish was coloured with dried marigold DP on the reverse.
 And here are the two side by side.
I am sure everyone will have their favourite but it is so hard to choose, do let me know which one you like.
Mo xx 


  1. Beautiful tag Mo, so colourful too. Hope your well. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. I do love the crazy birds but it has to be the sea themed tag for me! Love the sea anemone flowers and the beautiful plastic starfish - very clever and very beautiful.... Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Super tags Mo. My favourite is your crazy birds tag, loving the whole design and bright colours.
    Julie x

  4. ooo Mo - you clever lady - both tags are brilliant but I adore the crazy bird one!!! I think the design is fabulous! Big hugs Rachel x

  5. In terms of creativity and construction Mo they are both fabulous but in terms of personal preference crazy birds are definitely out for me and sea themes are definitely in. Your beautiful colours and stamping with shell and starfish are spot on, the sea anemones are delightful and the cute shrink plastic starfish embellishment is just perfect xxx

  6. Two great versions - love the stamping over the washi, and the gorgeous added texture on the sea-themed one. Delightful!
    Alison x