Monday, 9 April 2012

Challenges

Hi everybody, hope you are all enjoying your Easter break! Here it has been very cold, really freezing, but we have had some sun, so that was at least something!

I made a tag and a card this weekend. The tag is for the new Artful Times Blog, where the challenge is to make a tag. My tag has been cut from the cardboard packaging of some Prima flowers; as it is already printed, I just needed to ink the edges. I stamped the Leonardo da Vinci lady (Lost Coast Stamps) with olive green Stazon and clear embossed it. Then I added some pieces of gold chain from a broken bracelet and a scrap of lace to give her a collar. The flowers are from Prima, and the fibres and ribbon were in my scrap bag. The quote says, *May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future*. The tag was quick and easy to make, with the exception of threading the beads onto the fibres....


The card is my DT piece for the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, where the theme for the next 2 weeks is *From the Past*, sponsored by *Altered Pages*.
I have used speciality stamping paper from LaBlanche, distressed with Victorian velvet and crushed sage DIs. The background has been stamped with a script stamp and some flourishes (both from LaBlanche). I added some paper lace, rub-ons, prima-flowers and an image from my stash. The cameo is one of a boxful I bought years back from EBAY. I have tried to give the feeling of past times with the soft colours and floral images.


Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

27 comments:

  1. Lovely work. The first one is my fave, but R. likes the second one best, she just adores pink! Have a good day, Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Great tags! Love the first one! :)

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  3. Good morning Valerie, freezing here too Easter here is next week so hope it improves. The tag is fabulous that stamp is amazing and the colours is a perfect match. Love the card and its bright colours the cameo is a gorgeous touch. Wishing you a happy Monday.
    Marie

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  4. Beautiful! Love that Da Vinchi stamp and the little pink cameo is lovely. Cold and wet here now after a week of sunshine x

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  5. It's not nice here either Valerie and hope it soon improves!
    Really beautiful creations here, both so pretty and lovely textures.
    Have a good day.
    Fliss xx

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  6. Both are gorgeous, love the pinks, very feminine and the Cameo is a beautiful finishing touch.
    Yvonne x

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  7. Wonderful tags Valerie..both gorgeous and perfect for the challenges.
    We've hardly seen the sun this w/end..and now it's raining..:(
    Hugs xx
    p.s. to answer your question....yes, I did use the iron...to flatten the coke cans..it was put away before it got near any clothes..lol!

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  8. Okay, Sue, feel better for hearing that!

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  9. What a fab 'lady' stamp Valerie, the tag is gorgeous, as is the card, the flowers and the cameo are beautiful. xx

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  10. these are lovely Valerie!
    I do love the bottom one with the softness of the colors and the cameo....reminds me of my mom!
    have a great week!
    xo
    heather

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  11. lovely tag and card! I don't like the sound of that weather, fingers crossed for a warm summer anyway!

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  12. Gorgeous tag and card. Particularly like your image on the tag. We've had a bit of a wet easter. x

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  13. Oh, both are so pretty especially the stamping on your tag is brilliant.

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  14. A beautiful tag with a beautiful image. Love the lace collar and the chain.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this charming tag.
    Hugs, Neet

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  15. These are both beautiful Valerie, I love the DaVinci stamp, it looks so nice on your tag x

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  16. Fab tag Valarie and great choice of image.

    Thanks for playing along with us on our very first challenge over at Artful Times.

    Sam xxx

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  17. Both beautiful projects Valerie and loving that fab cameo. Annette x

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  18. Love that blue with the lady Valerie makes for a very eye catching tag :) Thank you for shairing it with us at Artful Times
    Just love the soft background you have created for your card too :)
    Tipical Easter weather here rained all blooming day !
    Von x♥x

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  19. Oooh! Your DT piece is just gorgeous! So feminine and elegant - and I adore the addition of the cameo. Great find that finally has found a home. Beautiful tag too - I love the addition of the blue! xoxo

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  20. Beautiful use of flowers-they add such a sweet touch to your wonderful pieces!

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  21. Love the new tag....beautiful blue!

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  22. Your tag is so pretty. And so is your card. Such lovely images!

    Hugs, Linda

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  23. Just love the colours and image on your tag. beautifully put together.

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  24. Both gorgeous Valerie, just love the added touch of the cameo too!

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  25. Such beautiful creations here! You always use just the right details. take care, gerri

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  26. I've missed quite a lot by neglecting to visit! Of course I am loving all of these vintage tags. Hard to chose a favourite..

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