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Friday, 1 May 2020

Treasured Memories - Tag

Hi there

Hope you are all keeping safe and managing to get through this lockdown ok with plenty to occupy yourselves!! I've just been getting on with a few odd jobs around the house that needed to be done since we moved in. My mojo had gone in to lockdown too and it's only just started to come back again. This is the first project I've worked on the past week... normally would take me less than a day to make up! But at least I've managed to finish it... So here it is, a tag... I'm thinking of creating a memory book of my ancestors as I enjoy reserching my family history too and will add this to it...Hope you like it!!  

To create this, I used a piece of kraft card (16.5cm x 7.5cm), shaped in to a tag. For the background, I stamped the card twice using Artisan Design 'Speckle' stamp along with Distress Oxide Inks 'Candied Apple' and 'Mowed Lawn'. On top of this I used Artisan Design 'Sunspots' stencil with some Imagination Crafts 'Welsh Gold' sparkle medium, once dried I added another stamped layer using Distress Oxide 'Seedless Preserves'. I sprinkled a spray of water, to let the oxides 'pop', then added some heat embossed 'gold' detail dots in between. The mini frame I added, was part of my winnings that I gilded with some wax. I then added a picture, which happens to be that of my late Grt Grandmother as a young girl, she was about 13/14 years old at the time. I placed this on top of a cream linen heart embellishment I had in my stash that I coloured using Promarker and some added gilded wax. The flower decoration was made up using cream crocheted flower, again coloured with Promarker, die cut cream flower that I coloured using the same oxide inks and adding a small resin flower in centre. I finished of with some die cut leaves & butterfly, 'treasured memories' sentiments and some various ribbons, coloured to compliment. I think it turned out well, what do you think? I'd love to know!

Materials Used 
Artisan Design (Pete Simpson) - 'Speckle' Stamp and  'Sunspots' Stencil (metallic frame from Pete's FB giveaway)
Ranger - Distress Oxide Ink (Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn & Seedless Preserves) for background, Distress Ink ( Tea Dye) for sentiment tags
Imagination Crafts - Sparkle Medium (Welsh Gold)
Pinflair - Buff-it (Brass)
Connoisseur Studio - Wax Gilt (Treasure Brass)
PSX - Embossing Powder (Gold Detail)
Hunkydory - Moonstone Dies (Floral Fancy) & (Lovely Leaves)
Crafter's Companion - Nature's Garden (Spring is in the Air - Beautiful Butterfly)
ProMarkers - Shale and Sandstone
My Stash - Kraft Card, Gold Metallic Linen Card, Brown Satin Card, Green Sparkle Card, Crocheted Flower, Linen Heart, Resin Flower, Cream Paper and Pearl Gems.

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Keep safe
Loads of crafty hugs till next time
Donna (DT)

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  1. Your Tag looks amazing. Beautiful work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  2. Back again, and again, just absolutely beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  3. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  4. Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

  5. a beautiful tag, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge this week

  6. Beautiful tag Donna. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  7. Awesome Donna, a truly fab tag :) :) Thank you for joining us at I ❤️Promarkers this fortnight. Stay safe, hugs Mimi xxxx

  8. wonderful tag ...thanks for joining Morgan's Artworld challenges
    see you soon
    Lady- DT

  9. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy DT

  10. A gorgeous tag and a warm tribute to your family. I wish you a great and joyful work, at least as mine in making your ancestors book. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.

  11. Beautiful creation Donna! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  12. This would be perfect in a family memory book. Very nice! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB