Friday, 14 February 2014

February Tag

Hi Everyone,

I have just finished my February Tag well ahead of time for once and it being Valentines day today, I thought it would be a good time to showcase it.  Most of the techniques are as Tim did in his excellent tutorial which you can view Here .

 Mine differs in a few ways the first being the colour.  I love seedless Preserve and as you can see I have used this as the main ingredient for my tag.  I mixed the background up a little by having the hearts lighter than the surround (a mix of Milled Lavender and Frayed Burlap, clear embossed and then Seedless Preserve DI rubbed over the edges.

Like Tim I have used the Chalkboard technique for blackboard at the back, and mounted a heart onto it cut originally from corrugated cardboard torn back a little, painted with Distress Paints and then a few dabs of glossy accents over parts of it and sprinkled with Seedless Preserve Distress Glitter. I just love the way we have all these Ranger products now in all the colours and they all blend so well.

I used the chalkboard technique again for the Tiny Phrases sentiment.

I wanted to put a couple of little kisses onto the tag and found this little xoxo amongst the chit chat stickers which with a little DI fitted into the bottom corner of the blackboard perfectly without it being to loud. 

I don't yet have any industrial stickers in my stash so I used metal tape onto card and ran it through used the Vintage Lace decorative strip to create a border.   I used Distress Paint onto a word band and rubbed it back with a wet wipe so the words matched the project, and this was attached using my tiny attacher.

The heart charm was from my stash, I filled it with glossy accents and sprinkled distress glitter onto it, let it dry and then used distress paint to colour some linen ribbon.  Can you guess where the 14 came from ??
It was one of the little numbers from the Tim's Remnant Rubs backed onto a tiny square of self adhesive linen.

Now if you tuned into my tag last month you may remember that I had decided to do a little atc to go with each tag so I could display it in my wall unit which Anne bought me last year, so here is my little February atc together the one I did in January.
So there we are, I hope you all have enjoy lovely Valentines evening   with those who are very special to you.  Thank you as always for visiting and your very lovely comments.
Hugs Mo xx  


Sunday, 9 February 2014

Giant Flowers, Friends & Fun

Hi Everyone,
As some of you already know I was on a weekend retreat with Hels Sheridan last weekend superbly organised by Sue Tucker and accompanied by my lovely best friend Anne.  I think I may well be the last of 19 ladies to post what we got up to as other things have taken priority and before I knew it I am a week behind! (where does time go too?). 
On Saturday we made this lovely canvas using a paper piece technique and as usual, Hels gave us plenty of embellies and die cuts to play with.
 The leaves are die-cut from the new Bigz Spring Greens die, and the flowers are of course a mix of tattered florals.  The big one in the middle is the largest one from the new Bigs xl die and you can see how big it is nestled in-between 2 of the normal size ones from the Bigz die.  Here they are before I spritzed them, they look like porcelain on the picture, aren't they just lovely.  
 I love this little Wendi Vecchi Buzzy Bee and the mix of cogs and buttons (can you see a Unicorn??)

 You can see the gold embossing paste black stamping and my black spritzing better on  the photo below.  Hels made each of us a little UTEE birdie in her melt pot, we highlighted this and a few of the die-cuts with treasure gold.
In the pictures below you can see Diane signing her autograph on the back of her canvas and blog friend Rachel smiling for the Camera.  
Anne on the other hand seemed focused on her flowers and the Cosmic Shimmer

I look completely chilled in-between Anne and Rachel during our lunch break
 Here is everyone showing off our handiwork from Saturday

 Sunday saw us with another lovely project made from a master Board with embossing paste, inks and die cuts
This close up photo shows the detail of the inked flowers, stamped and coloured butterflies and  sentiments, 
We had a lovely weekend and it went so quickly, We are now looking forward to the next one.
Thank you everyone for visiting
Hugs Mo x