Sunday, 17 March 2013

A tag and a card.

Hi you all! It's been another very windy day here, so I decided to stay home and watch the birds from my window, and of course, I spent a lot of time in my crafty kitchen. I made some lovely beef and vegetable soup, which gave me a delicious background aroma.

The tag I have made is for Simon Says Stamp and Show, who want to see something shabby chic. I have used cardboard - what else. I painted it first with gesso, then distressed and stamped the background with Victorian velvet and vintage photo DIs and my fave script stamp and flourish stamps. My Da Vinci lady has been stamped with Adirondack espresso, clear embossed,  fussy cut, and mounted onto a second tag. I added lace, ribbons, beads, a Prima flower and some leaves.




The second piece is a Steampunk note card, using  2 Moos as focal image. I am linking here to the Moo-Mania challenge Blog


I will be back tomorrow with a crazy hat that I decorated today. Take care, have a good day and thanks for visiting!




26 comments:

  1. Absolutely adore the da Vinci lady, the colours and the way everything is rather dreamy.
    Creative use of the Moos! Always love Steampunk.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Cannot wait to see your hat!

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  2. Both pieces are fabulous with all the stamping and textures.

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  3. Lovely tag and card, Val. The tag is my fave! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Love he way you use texture and layering. Your daVinci Lady makes me miss her - I did have one. Alas. Cannot wait to see your hat. I guess you will be wearing it to celebrate spring. :o) hugs, Donna

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  5. Lovely textures in your pieces today. It's cold and windy here too, just the right day for your soup!

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  6. Very pretty tag Valerie and your steam punk gent is very dapper. There's nothing like a pot of homemade soup to keep out the winter chill! 'See you' tomorrow! Xx

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  7. Both are fabulous, Valerie!

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  8. Both are terrific Valerie--the birds outside must be very inspiring even if the weather isn't.

    Hope you enjoyed the soup.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Oh DU meine Güte..das hat die Muse sich breit gemacht .. wie wundervoll das Tag und geniale clever die Karte Valerie!

    Du bist ein Hammer!

    hab Dank für nochmal so einen super MOOVALOUSES Beitrag für

    MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

    xxx Susi

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  10. Similar weather to here then...sigh...when will it be Spring????
    Love your tag...the Da Vinci image is striking.
    And some Steampunk too...love it!!
    Have a great day.
    Hugs xx

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  11. Lovely romantic image on your tag for the shabby chic challenge! Love the soft effects with the ribbon and pearls. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Your gentlemen card is fab!

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  12. Love them both but especially the first tag soo much Val. Where is the Da vinci lady from, would love that stamp.

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  13. Very cute! I love the embossing. :)

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  14. Das Tag ist so schön romantisch und die Steampunk MOOs auf der Karte absolut toll!
    LG Dagmar

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  15. Both of these are beautiful! I love the Da Vinci lady, she is perfect with all the beautiful hues of pink and the Moo gent is a gorgeous piece too, love the Fleur di Lis, so sophisticated! ~Diane

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  16. I'm a shabby chic junkie! loves it!

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  17. Two fantastical items Valerie. I adore your flower and the steam punk card is wonderful :0) Mo

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  18. Both are fantastic. love the tag with the beautiful Lady image.
    Yvonne

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  19. I really like the way you did the steampunk card. The two moo cards with the continuing image are really a nice touch. We are due to 1-6"of snow tonight--yes, you read that right! It depends which way the storm turns!

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  20. Both pieces are wonderful Valerie.
    xxx Hazel.

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  21. You nailed both the feminine and masculine sides in these pieces! Love them both! Hugs!

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  22. What a contrast! Love the soft lacy parts and the strong metal and gears.

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  23. The Da Vinci lady is heavenly combined, adorable creation. I also love the wonderful steampunk card.

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  24. Both are just super and your soup sounds super too ! ( sorry ).

    Marie

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  25. Fab tag and card Valerie - I do love the sound of your 'crafty kitchen'

    Karen x

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  26. Love your steampunk moo,
    Great idea!
    Love the tag, too.
    I love paper flowers, please come to my blog for a visit for a chance to win some paper to make more!
    Hugs,
    Gigi

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