Sunday, 5 March 2017

Close to Nature

Time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations - this month our theme is 'CLOSE TO NATURE' and if you pop over to the challenge blog you will see the fab prize we have on offer and some delights that the DT have produced to inspire you.  
TRUST ME - YOU WILL WANT TO HAVE A CHANCE AT WINNING THE A-MA-ZING PRIZE THIS MONTH!!
Please remember - WE ARE A STAMPING CHALLENGE - AND WE NEED TO SEE STAMPING AS THE FOCAL POINT OF YOUR PROJECT. 

I decided it was time for a change so I have made a large tag this month!
It may end up of the front of a card at some point...

Inkiness all over the place here.... Rusty Hinge, Old Paper, Antique Linen DI applied with duster brushes all over the tag first.

Script stamp from Indigo Blu inked in Vintage Sepia, stamped on an odd piece to remove excess then stamped onto the tag.
'Chicken Wire' stamp applied the same way.

Flower from SU's Butterfly Basics coloured with Peacock Feather DI mixed with a little bit of cosmic shimmer, a dab of orange in the centre, Forest Moss DI for the leaves  and then the sentiment stamped in Versamark Espresso Truffle Ink.
The word 'beautiful' was a stamp waiting to be put away and just laying on the desk - so I used it!!

The butterfly is also from Indigo Blu. Stamped, coloured it with a little  Peacock Feather DI then fussy cut. Popped it up onto the tag with 3D foam for dimension.
Finished it all off with a triple seam binding bow.

Challenges
Go Tag Thursday - Butterflies
Creative Stamper - Springtime
Craft Rocket - No Patterned Paper
Sweet Stampin - No designer paper
PB & More - A/Goes

Hope you will join in with us this month! Have a great day whatever you're doing. x

29 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love the sepia tones along with the turquoise, it looks fabulous, great stamping too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Stamps and Paper said...

beautiful tag Viv love the colours and your background...this would look lovely on a card

Anne

aussie aNNie said...

Great tag here Viv, love your style.xx[aNNie]

brenda said...

It really is the most lovely tag Viv, super background stamping in the sepia tones and then the beautiful flower and Butterfly bringing through the soft aqua colours complimented by the seam binding.

Was quite impressive yesterday, like a different team, lets hope Mr Charisma can keep them on that track.

B x

Valerie Nolan said...

Pretty vintage tag Viv, love the soft colours!
Val x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous Tag, Viv! Such beautiful stamps and perfectly coloured too. Stunning stamping!

Carole said...

Super tag Viv...love all the stamps and colours you have used, your mojo seems home and in full swing!

Marlies said...

An absolute gorgeous tag Viv. I love the vintage look it has. Beautiful amde!! hugs, Marlies

SARN said...

WOW - lovely vintage tag Viv. Hope it does end up on the front of a card, cuz it deserves to.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dora said...

Beautiful, indeed, just what the text also says. ((: Really beautiful. Beautiful butterfly and beautiful background.

Pia S said...

A beautiful vintage piece which looks naturally aged. Will certainly look smashing as a topper on a card too.

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful creation.

Kath x

Joan said...

Fabulous inkyness Viv and some of my favourite stamp set too


Joan

brenda said...

Just popped back to say thanks for sharing your pretty tag with us at Penny Black and More.

B x

Pat said...

I adore the vintage look to this tag Viv and the pretty blue ribbon echoes the colour of the flowers and butterfly. I love the very soft sepia tones in the background stamping and inking. Really beautiful. x

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Viv! Love the collage of stamps. xx

Shirley said...

A beautiful vintage tag. I love the stamp set you have used and the lovely inked background. Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again soon.

Shirley

Mrs A. said...

I'm in heaven! A beautiful butterfly tag. I love it. Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

Love this tag, Viv! Awesome colors and design!

Sandra Wright said...

What a gorgeous Tag..love that sentiment too..
Thank you for playing along in this weeks challenge at Go Tag Thursday...x

Sammy said...

Oh this is such a gorgeous tag! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Jane Willis said...

Very beautiful. I love the way the design has built up, and the subtle vintage colours
Jane

Jackie P Neal said...

Oh Viv! What a stunning tag!!
Jackie ")

Viv said...

Love it Viv,such a pretty tag. How you will fit in card making this year though? I know I have enough trouble myself finding time these days lol ;) hugs Viv xx

Tracy said...

Hi Viv
What a pretty tag, love your design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

What a beautiful inky tag Viv. The colours are just so vintage and nice. I can just picture your desk. Wish I could find a nice word stamp on mine! Its a complete tip at the minute and my whole room is such a mess I can NEVER find anything I need until I don
t need it lol.

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Inky Kitty said...

Great Vintage Tag, Thank you for joining in this months challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog

susiestacey said...

Beautiful tag, gorgeous details.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x