Thursday, 2 May 2013

When all else fails...

make a tag! I had to make a couple of cards today but got to my craft room and Mr Mojo refused to follow me! So, I thought, what now? Well, as it happens I had bought some lovely napkins at the weekend, nice summery ones but also with the intention of using some of them for 'something', you know, like you do! lol!
Grabbed a tag, separated the top layer, stuck it to the tag with gel medium, cut round it - then what? MM still not there! Decided to check on new challenges - Whey! Hey! Grabbed MM by the scruff of his neck and dragged him into my craft room!
This is what emerged..
The little photo came from an old calendar, the stamps I've had for a while but haven't a clue where they came from, some tissue paper from my scraps that had been stamped with a text stamp. I used my MS hydrangea punch in the top corner and put more tissue behind the holes and then used the punched flowers on the bottom.
The scalloped edge was pink and is now blue, with a little bit of lace added underneath. I painted a little bit of cosmic shimmer paint onto some of the flowers and the bonjour as well as streaking a bit on the ribbons, however the camera hasn't really picked it up.
I'm linking this to 
Sunday Stampers - Blue
Artistic Stamper - Words
Simon says stamp and show - Travel
Our Creative Corner - Anything goes
Oh! and I did get one card finished and the other on the way as well as going for a riverside walk in the sun!
Thanks for looking, Chris


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful tag Chris, love the background, really Spring like. Love the small PARIS image and the Eiffel Tower added to the bottom of tag. The touch of lace is lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Zue said...

So, so pretty, Chris. I also have a Magpie relationship with napkins....can't resist them!

Hels Sheridan said...

aha, I have visions of you scruffing Mojo... he certainly paid attention, your tag is great... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

butterfly said...

This is beautiful, Chris - Paris in Spring on a tag! The napkin layer provides a lovely background, and then your layers of pretty pastel flowers give it such dimension. Lovely to have you play along at The Artistic Stamper!
Alison x

Joanne said...

You don't need MM. This creation is just gorgeous and just proves that you don't need to plan art - it just happens - very well in your case.

Margie said...

What a lovely tag its turned out to be Chris! I was really taken by the Eiffel tower forming the A in Paris - very clever, and the lovely summery colours. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

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Artyjen said...

Really fab tag, it's great when Mr. M returns! Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month ;)
xoxo Sioux

Laurart said...

Really gorgeous Chris! As you know pastel, vintage and flowers all tick the boxes for me! This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

Julia S-W said...

Love how you used the napkin for your background Chris, it's perfect. A really lovely tag.
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.