Friday, 7 February 2014


After a lovely day yesterday meeting up with friends at the craft show at Event City near Manchester it was definitely going to lead to a play day today! If you want to see more go to Jo's blog JOZART here, she has lots of photos of the fabulous displays. If you want to go the show is still on tomorrow (Saturday)

Hubby was going out(a rare occasion) so I grabbed the chance to get inky!

My first thought was to get my Craft Barn challenge tag done, I'd had a few ideas but with one of the stencils from my purchase yesterday it changed slightly!

The quote was easy - once I'd wiped the Tremeloe's song from head   (don't know who I'm talking  about? A fab group from the 60's - yes THE 60's)It comes from a book of quotes that hubby bought me a few years ago. 

To make a base I put down Squeezed Lemon, Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough and Brushed Corduroy in sequence on my craft mat, spritzed and then smooshed the tag through.
Then with the stencil I used Scattered Straw, Stormy Sky, Mowed Lawn and Brushed Corduroy to go down the tag.
A combination of Paper Artsy Stamps from Hot Picks HP1008 and HP1009 made the grass at the bottom of the tag. A quick run round the edges with Brushed Corduroy still on the pad. 
Then to create a sun - Scattered Straw using Paper Artsy Mini MN30 stamped repeatedly to make a sun shape. All it needed then were some rays - The edge of a ruler run over the ink pad and used as a stamp(couldn't resist adding a few to the sides of the tag too! A few scraps of wool and ribbon and the quote (computer generated) stuck down. 
That all added up to a lot of fun!

I'm linking to The Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics Challenge - Silence and Dazzle

I made another tag that I hope to show you tomorrow if you'd like to come back

Thanks for looking, Chris


Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Chris, So love the way you create your ink effects. Good Luck with the challenge.

Julie x

She King said...

Hi Chris, glad you had a great time at the show.......I am working so can't get there :( Next time hopefully. LOVE ♥ your's beautiful and I love the colours. Be in touch soon. Love S xxx

patcrafts said...

Love your tag, new stencils are fab. Glad you had a good day xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great tag, love the colours and the stencils and stamping work really well - what a fabulous invention all these gorgeous stencils are! MMx

Craftyfield said...

Great ink work! Love the sun effect and the grasses.

Scrapmate said...

Very effective tag with just the right mood to go with the quote.

Elaine said...

Beautiful colours and background and your sun looks great!

Sarah Anderson said...

Love that yellow! I didn't dare go to the show, still have "stuff" in a bag from last time!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - Your tag is fabulous. I especially like the sun you created :o)

butterfly said...

Beautiful inking and stencilling, and I absolutely love the words (and the grasses too, of course!) - a really lovely tag, Chris - right up my street!
Alison xx

Laurart said...

Such a fantastic tag Chris - great choice of words and the inking is perfect! Such a blissful image! Lots of love from Laura xxx

Fiona Spain said...

Excellent tag.