Thursday, 10 July 2014

Tag holder and card

Hi All. Wet, windy and dark here today so it is h-----k and crafting for me. Hope your day goes well and thank you for visiting here and your lovely comments.

At Our Creative Corner they are asking for handmade flowers and dyed ribbon. It just so happens that Astrid has recently done a series of tutorials on these very subjects and I have taken inspiration from some of her ideas.

I stamped out the flowers in Distressed ink then folded and scrunch them before putting them into water for a little while. I then left them to dry natural before opening them up and sticking them together. Then I dabbed the edges of the peatls with the same Distressed ink-aged mahogany
The ribbon was dyed with the same ink and scrunched and squeezed out in water, then left to dry naturally.

I don't know who makes these stamps as I swapped them with a friend years ago-they were already cut out as they are now.

At Moo Mania and More the subject this time is buttons. It is great to learn the German word for the subjects as it is in both languages. No Moos on mine this time but that's ok 'cause you don't have to include a moo-just follow the theme

This is my effort with buttons from my collection. The tag holder is blobbed with Distressed Stain on parchment and the tag is using the same stains but on white card that I embossed. I guess this would fit the above challenge as well as I did some dyed ribbon using the Distressed stains.

Have a good day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. These are beautiful Chrissie ! Your flowers are gorgeous ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  2. Two beautiful pieces of art today. Love your home made flowers and ribbon, looks wonderful, and the tag and holder with buttons is great! Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

  3. a really beautiful piece and love those pretty flowers x

  4. I love your pink carnations, Chrissie - what perfect stamps to use for this challenge, and the crinkling gives them a wonderful textural look. Really lovely! And I love your MOO tag and pocket too... such fabulously cheery colours on, as you say, a really dank grey day. Open air theatre at the Globe for me tonight - eeek!
    Alison xx

  5. Oh wow Chrissie .. both tags are breathtaking .. what fantastic vibrancy in this pieces... amazing!
    Thank you for joining the Button theme at Moo Mania & More Chrissie!


  6. Your flowers are gorgeous Chrissie! Gosh, so elegant! Love your tag holder with the bright, vivid colours, too! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  7. Boy you've been busy since I was last here! The card is just perfect, in colour, design and flower embellishments! Love the bright tag too (have most of the supplies you used there) but Moo??? that's a new one on me!

  8. Hi Chrissie. Stunning flowers. Love the colours on both your creations. Have a lovely day! Hugs Monika xxx

  9. Two beautiful pieces of art. Love the gorgeous blooms on the card ans the lovely colours.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Another warm and sunny day, we are staying close to Bolton Abbey.

  10. Oh wow Chrissie wonderful makes both of them and the perfect way to spend a dark and dreary day! Love the flowers against the blocked background of the first one, but the other one is lovely too, great makes both of them and thanks so much for adding them to our challenge at Our Creative Corner!

  11. Two beautiful creations, the flowers look lovely!
    Groetjes Karin (OCC)

  12. This is so gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Our Creative Corner! x


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