Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Spring Time Tag - Frilly and Funkie

Hello dear friends!

So lovely you could stop by today :)

Today I'm sharing with you a Spring tag for our challenge over at Frilly & Funkie, Spring Time-Die Cuts.



I used some gorgeeeeee-ous Maja Design papers from the Summer Basics Collection. I cut them using the Tim Holtz Tags and Bookplates. When using 6x6 papers your overall tag size will be about 1cm shorter than the standard size 8 tag. 

Once I stitched the edges on two layers, and a little Victorian Velvet Distress Ink applied, I then set to work on the design. 



I used a Kaisercraft key, gave it one coat of gesso and embossed with Lindy's Embossing Powder Nantucket Pearls, first with the green and then the gold colour. Then to hide any gesso that goes over the sides I just use the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Marker. Then I layered it on top of some beautiful baby pink May Arts Crochet Lace. I gave this a coat of gesso to add further depth. 



The flowers were from my stash, given a coat of gesso, then some lovely Lindy's Sprays from the Nantucket Pearls collection. These are just the perfect set of soft neutrals! The leaves were cut using the new Sizzix Precision platform, so glad I finally got my hands on one!! 
The leaves were embossed with Lindy's Nantucket Pearls Embossing Powder to give them a soft sheen. 



The matching Nantucket Pearls Magicals were used to shade around the flower bundle. In some areas I went over the top of the 'shadow' with I some Rock Candy Distress Stickles and some Victorian Velvet Dry Distress Glitter.



The sentiment is from the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk stickers, which I love! I also have the Big Chat which I also LOVE, but not had a chance to use yet (sigh)!! :) I chose this Small Talk one as Spring feels amazing... the days are getting lighter, and you can feel the potential of a fantastic summer just around the corner, but the possibilities start today!!

Have a beautiful day

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26 comments

  1. What a beautiful and uplifting tag! You really are the queen of shabby chic :) I think I'm full of that spring time feeling too!! Xx

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  2. This is soooo beautiful Georgie! I loved those subtle colors! :)
    Suchi xx
    http://suchizcardstock.blogspot.com

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  3. Wooow, Georgie this is stunning! A real spring shabby and bright tag! I love all the layering there and your flowers are so beautiful! Also, love the key! Bravo, my friend!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  4. Stunning Georgie! I love those papers too and what a great treatment you gave them! Fabulous layers and gorgeous flowers. Jennie x

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  5. Stunning tag Georgie!!! Absolutely amazing vintage feel design with such superb details! I am a HUGE fan of your work!!!

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  6. Gorgeous Georgie!! Loving the muted purples and all the beautiful flowers and laces! Such a shabby feminine work of art! Think I need to get me some more Lindy's products! big hugs :)

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  7. Love this tag with all the texture and pretty elements you have added. The bouquet of flowers makes this ooze Springtime and feel so romantic.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  8. Beautifully feminine Georgie, loving those layers and flowers and the pastel pearl colours and the sewing is just perfect. Didn't know about the Sizzix precision base plate but it will be going on my wish list :-) xxx

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  9. Wow! What a gorgeous tag! So many beautiful details you added! Love the sentiment!

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  10. Stunning! I have a question. On my phone, it looks lilac, lavender-ish. Is that right? Or is it pink IRL? Anyway, it is beautifully shabby. I love it!

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    1. Hi Marci, the top flowers are lavender/lilac, the underneath paper is the same but the Maja Design paper the roses are pinks/greys (which may come across lavender because of the grey in them to shade). The paint used to shade under and around is the pink from Lindy's Nantucket Pearls but because it's under shadow it's a touch darker, but it does look pink on my screen. Hope that helps xx

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  11. Oh wow Georgie, this is so delicately feminine, the colours are wonderful, you have given the flowers a beautiful makeover, the whole design of the tag is fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. Dang girl! You talented muffin! Shabby chic is hard to do but you make it look easy peasy. Fan-freakin-tastic tag! How do you do it! Love that brain of yours. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  13. Wow Georgie, this is so beautiful, your colours, textures and layout are just perfectly designed. Stunning.
    Julie xx

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  14. Totally superb Georgie! I love how you've altered the key with the embossing powder and layered in the crochet lace with the beautiful flowers. Jenny x

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  15. Beautiful design, stunning colours and layout and the flowers and key alteration amazing. Thanks Georgie. Nikki xx

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  16. Lovely work of art you've shared with us! I love the colors, all the texture you've created with the lace, the gesso, the flowers, the cheesecloth, and all that glittery stuff! Just a beautiful spring tag! Hugs!

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  17. LOVE the colors and the delicacy of this piece, Georgie. The Maja paper is set off so beautifully with the stitching, the lace and the gorgeous flowers. And the Lindy's spray just give is that wonderful extra zing. This one really has me drooling!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  18. Wowser!!! As you can tell I'm on catch - up! So glad I didn't miss this -it is stunning - the colours, the papers(which I dare not even buy one of - scared I'll get hooked!!) the gorgeous flowers, the lace - I guess you can tell I really, really love it!! Thank you so much for all your encouraging comments Georgie, I really do appreciate them! Big Hugs, Chrisx

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  19. Georgie, this tag is outstading, beautiful and stunning! I wanted to stop by to let you know how much of an inspíration your project was for me this week. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous projects! Hugs, Gracie / Graciellie Design

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  20. Stunning tag; great play with textures and materials. Beautiful flowers and a lovely shabby design. Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining LLC for our "Signs of Spring" challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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  21. Love the gorgeous layering of textures you have on this tag. The die-cuts are beautiful and set the tag off nicely. Thank you for entering it in our challenge "Color Your World" at Our Creative Corner. xxx Happy Spring

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  22. Simply scrumptious! Similar palette to the last post and just as beautiful! Love the threads and stitching. Ruth x

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  23. Love the gorgeous soft tones of this tag. The colours work so beautifully with the feminine feel to your design. The flowers look stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

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