Monday, 16 April 2012

Manic Monday

Hi everybody, just a quickie today as I have a lot to do.
I have made a tag for my DT piece for the second week of the *past times* challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, sponsored by Altered Pages.
The tag has been cut using TH's cabinet card die, stamped with a BG stamp in resist ink, and then coloured with vintage photo. The second layer is a script stamp (LaBlanche), stamped with the same colour, and then the image stamped on top of that, once again using the same ink. It appears to be a little darker because it has been clear embossed. I gave the lady a necklace of liquid pearls, and decorated the tag with some vintage lace, a narrow ribbon, and a flower made up of die-cut old paper from the 18th century with a prima flower sandwiched between. I fixed it together with a string knot.
I finished it off with a metal word *spirit*

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for looking!

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful, you have made some wonderful tags in the past days! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Beautiful tag - perfect for 'past times' :o)

    Have a great day!

    x

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  3. A fabulous tag Valerie and love the shape. Great image and embellishing too.
    Have a great day yourself and hope it's warmer than our current 2 degrees.
    Fliss xx

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  4. THanks Fliss, it's warmer here - 3°!!
    Aaaargh!

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  5. Great tag! The lady looks fab. :)

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  6. This is gorgeous in the sepia tones Valerie. Have a good day. xx

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  7. Another pretty tag Valerie... I do love how you do those sweet flowers.

    Re those parallel pens (!) I got them in Hong Kong because it was so much cheaper!!!! They only took just over a week to arrive too.

    I found out about them doing the Letter Love class.... they make a calligraphy style much easier and I thought they'd be good for journaling too.

    I'm visiting the hiding place of Anne Frank next month... and thought I'd like to read the book first. It's one I've been meaning to read for years.... but have (I'm ashamed to say) putit off because I know it will be so sad.

    Is there any where else in Amsterdam you think shouldn't be missed?

    Karen

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  8. beautiful tag! Enjoy your busy day.

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  9. Hi Valerie. Wonderful tag. Have a lovely day.
    Regards Florence xx

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  10. Gorgeous, Valerie! I hadn't seen that particular TH die cut, so now that I seen it, I want it :)

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  11. Stunning! So pretty, love the image and the flower x

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  12. Love the way you've done the lady over the text, and your flowers are beautiful!

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  13. Gorgeous tag Val, love the flower too!

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  14. Beautiful- I LOVE that flower! Your tags are always so very amazing and you make it seem so easy, when I know it is anything but!

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  15. A fabulous tag Valerie, the image is gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Valerie this is just colours, love the trim and the shabby flower.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. Hi Valeri, this is a real beauty, love the shape and that stamp is timeless. A beautiful as always work of art.

    Marie

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  18. A gorgeous tag Valerie I love it. Hugs Sandra X

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  19. Pretty, Pretty!
    I like the addition of the flower and the metal SPIRIT!
    very nice - enjoy your week!
    xo

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  20. What a beautiful vintage tag. Love the touch of lace..

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  21. This is a very pretty tag, love the image! :]

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  22. Oooh, she is so gorgeous! And so elegant! xoxo

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  23. dear Val, All I can say is wow! this is stunning too!

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