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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

TIO and Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag

Another week has flown round... and it's time for another entry to Simon Says Stamp and Show, and TIO... the theme are a tag an nature's bounty respectively. So the tag bit was easy peasy, and I decided to go with fruits, seeds, flowers, fungi, pearls, crystals and copper... hence these lovely flowers - more of them later...

This central portion is an Artimeo stamp and I left it uncoloured, except for a wash of old paper distress ink and the coloured flowers down the side...

This is the whole thing, front on, showing all the bounty, including those flowers!!

and here they are... if you would like to see exactly how I created them, please pop to the WOYWW post above this one... I used a blow torch and had great fun making them. The idea came from my heroine Laura Denison of Following the Paper Trail.  They are created from sheet copper, and they look even better in real life...

I used an Elusive Images sheet of fungi, honesty and conkers etc to layer up my tag... this ...mushroom in the corner is a real fave of mine

I added some dyed seam tape as a bow, and hung crystals and pearls from it... all nature's bounty too. This tag is a larger one than the size 8, to give enough room for all the layering I wanted to do.

I really enjoyed all aspects of this tag and hope you enjoyed looking at it...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

11 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Lovely celebration of nature lovin' all the layers, colours and textures Fantastic flowers. XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Very impressive ! a fabulous creation :)
Von x

DeeDee said...

always love your stuff --- yay for using new tools! I would love a plasma cutter myself.. :)

Helen said...

Nature's bounty indeed - I love those roses although I don't think I'd trust myself with a blowtorch..... your whole tag looks incredible.

Janet said...

Fabulous tag. I love those copper roses. I couldn't be trusted with a naked flame! Gorgeous choice of stamps.

Janet xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, love all the layers and those flowers are stunning. Tracy x

Jen said...

Glorious tag and love those roses.
Jen x

Wanda said...

Wow! What a masterpiece. I am dangerous with a heat gun, dread to think what would happen if I was let loose with a blow torch, but I love the effect achieved. I will be checking out the link.
Wanda xx

Gillian .... said...

Fab use of colour Frankie, love those copper flowers ... stunning embellishment.

Candy C said...

Your tag is lovely, Frankie and I dearly love the copper roses. They are just phenomenal. I can only imagine how beautiful they are in person. Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow! This tag is phenomenal and those metal roses? Incredible! I have to draw the line at the blow torch though! I wouldn't dare go there - my hat's off to you! So happy you joined in the fun with our tag challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!