Sunday, 27 July 2014

Tag and ATC

Hi All. Nice to have you drop by and thank you for the lovely comments you leave.

Today it is already quite hot and we are off along the cliff top to the cricket gala. This is one of the biggest events we have in our area and there is a lot going on so it is a full day out. Not sure I will last too long in this heat and then the walk back as well will mean at least 10 miles altogether and more if I count the miles walking around at the gala--wish me luck :)

At Tag Along this week the theme is 'Steampunk' and I combined it with the challenge at A Vintage Journey 
where they ask you to 'Just Stain It'

I used an 8" tag as I wanted to be able to fit on my Chocolate Baroque, Punky Romance stamps.

I used an orange spray for the background and few dabs of the Aged Mahogany Distressed ink then I used the Distressed Stain to do a swirly stencil shape before I added some grunge paste at one side. This I dabbed with the pink stain. Then I stamped onto the tag and used the green stain to blob colour onto some of the stamped images. The steam punk flyer is from a freebie site. The ribbon is dyed with the two stains and scrunched up. Lots of Tim influence on the whole tag.

Next is Wicked Wednesday which have 'Cute as a button' this week

I just love these cute images that I bought from Pink Petticoat years ago. I made a digital background and coloured the lamb and flower with Promarkers

Have a great day everyone or sleep well if your visit id later in the day

Love Chrissie x


  1. Perfect combination and love the the woolly sheep!!

    Sam xx

  2. Both tags are beautiful, love how you have made the, The little sheep image is adorable. Have a fun day at the Gala and don't overdo it, look after yourself! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Oh my, Chrissie this is one awesome tag using the distressed stains,Stunning creation, those colours are just beautiful as is the design.xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  4. These are gorgeous Chrissie ! Love the background of the tag ! Hope you are enjoying your week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  5. Well you are braver than me walking all that way in this heat! Hope you survived it and had a good time. Love your stained steampunk tag the colouring techniques are brilliant. XOXO Zoe

  6. A fabulous tag Chrissie and I love the cute sheep.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Stamp and stain perfection Chrissie :)
    Hope your day hasn't been to tiring
    Von ♥

  8. Such great diversity again today Chrissie! Love your steampunkish tag, fab background and the image is so cool! And your ATC is super super adorable, you have coloured your lamb wonderfully! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  9. Your steampunk Tag is fantastis.. what a fab image ?!
    And your little buttoned sheep is lovely !
    Hope your feet are well after this exhausting day!
    Happy new week Chrissie!

  10. A great tag Chrissie. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  11. These are fab Chrissie, they are lovely steampunk stamps, and the colours go so well together, and your sheep ATC could not be any cuter! Hope your feet have recovered lol xx

  12. These are fab Chrissie, they are lovely steampunk stamps, and the colours go so well together, and your sheep ATC could not be any cuter! Hope your feet have recovered lol xx

  13. Love your creations!! Such a sweet ATC- gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining our Wicked Wednesday Challenge this week!

  14. A fabulous tag Chrissie :-) love that steampunk stamp too. Thank you for sharing with us at AVJ this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

  15. Both your tag and ATC are wonderful creations. Your ATC is perfect for this week's Cute as a Button theme because the image is just too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Wicked Wednesday.

  16. So pretty, Chrissie...love the distress colors.

    Blessings for the day,
    Marianne xo

  17. I love your steampunk tag, Chrissie! The color palette you chose is just perfect for this theme, as is your "flyer" image! What is really creative here, however, is your use of flowers that, in this setting, appear as gears! Genius! Thanks for participating in the Tag Along challenge this week!

  18. Stunning work Chrissie - the colours you have used are just perfect

    Hilda XX

  19. What a beautiful tag, Chrissie! Love the spring colours and the fabulous quirky steampunk flying machine. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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