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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

'Birthdays with a Twist' at Try it on Tuesdays

Yes that's right  - Birthdays 'WITH A TWIST'at Try it on Tuesdays -  and the Twist is you have to use a Mask (OR a Stencil)
I coloured my tag with Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, Iced Spruce  and Bundled Sage DIs, then used scrip, sequin waste and harlequin masks with the Dusty Concord, some random stamping with a fern stamp in Bundled Sage, and then a light misting with water. Embossed the bottom and rubbed on some Enchanted Gold gilding wax, this was a nightmare to photograph and I assure  you it's not just a mucky splodge on the bottom!  My 'Queen for a Day' is an old, and I think retired,Crafty Individuals stamp, (which was made at a card class when I first started cardmaking) rediscovered in a bits box. My 'gemstone' crown is Tim Holtz, coloured with Dusty Concord and glitzed with Glamour Dust - well a Queen does have to have sparkle!
My very talented teamies have some wonderful inspiration for you so pop over to the main blog for all the details, and you will also see that one of our DTs has a very special birthday!
I am entering this at:
  Deep Ocean Challenge - Just For a Girl
  Craft your Passion - Birthdays
  Love to Scrap - Create your own Background
  Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, have a great week.
Avril xx


die amelie said...

An adorable tag, Avril!

LOVE your background especially! :)
And the dusty concord is the perfect colour to use with that delicate frame.

Claudia x

Rita said...

Love your Tag Avril. The vintage look comes over well. Hugs Rita xx

Bee and Dee said...

Love your tag, the colours are beautiful, thank you for my mention. Hugs Bee

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your project for this theme! a beautiful tag...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, love the added frame and crown.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag Avril, love the details.
Yvonne x

Pia S said...

Beautiful artful vintage design with a great combination of colors and elements!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, love the stamp, and the soft, vintage feel to it. Hugs, Valerie

May said...

Gorgeous tag... Love the inky background & the image & design is beautiful...Hugs May x x

Shuly said...

your background is amazing!! i love the colour!! soft tones and a touch of vintage style make a great tag!
well done!
♥thank you for entering Love to Scrap's "Back it Up!" Challenge♥
good luck on the draw
Shuly dt

Little Artbee said...

A fabulous Tag dear Avril, well done. A little gold and glitter makes life better sometimes. :)
Very beautiful soft colours. I like it much.

Leanne said...

Awesome job, love the background, great take on our challenge at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog. Awesome image too. Love the details. Great that you entered our challenge!

Leanne DT@LTS!

butterfly said...

Scrumptious dusky rose colours in the background - this has a real flavour of the Renaissance about it, with that wonderful gilding, and the faded glamour of the harlequins and script.
Alison xx