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Friday, 15 April 2016

Play Day

Hello and thanks for popping in today, it's been a while since I've had time to just play for me.
I've used the new Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies - I got these just before we went away on holiday in February and this is the first time I've used them.  Astrid made the most fabulous tag a short while ago and I'm afraid I loved the design so much, I hope she dosen't mind, but I've done something similar.
I've used Tyvek - a friend gave me some very large envelopes a while ago which I use to line my little home made spray box.  There's now quite a few sprayed sheets, and in some glorious colour combinations and some with a lovely sheen from Perfect Pearl sprays.  From one large sheet I've used the top and base for the tag and also cut the butterfly, I used  a thin coat of PVA to attach  to card as the sheets are quite thin and soft, before I die cut.  I stamped in gold pigment ink, but then remembered this stuff reacts with direct heat, so I stamped again in Potting soil creating a shadow effect.
I think you might be seeing a bit more of these sheets in the future.
Well I'm off to do some catching up, as I've been the poorest of bloggers lately,  I developed a chest infection at the end of my holiday and it's taken until this week before I've felt as if I've got some energy at last.
Have a great weekend whatever you're doing, and as it's my Wedding Anniversary tomorrow,  I'm going to make sure I get spoilt!
Avril xx


22 comments:

brenda said...

Oh my Avril, what a stunning creation and what a lovely play time you had with your new goodies and you have achieved such lovely depth and contrast.

B x

My name is Erika. said...

Very pretty. It got a nice vintage feel. :) Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, love the beautiful colours and style. Hope you soon feel really better. Have a god weekend, hugs, Valerie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Avril, this is stunning! I love the flourish in the background and your butterfly is breathtaking! hugs :)

sirkkis said...

A gorgeous tag. Beautiful design and vintage coloring.
Have a happy weekend ❤

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful Avril and I am quite sure that Astrid will be flattered that you loved her tag so much.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is beautiful Avril, the colours look so rich! The butterfly is a beauty! Hoping to catch up myself soon! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous tag Avril, love the colours.
Hope you both have a great day tomorrow on your Anniversary.
Yvonne xx

chrissie said...

Hope you have a very happy anniversary Avril.

Love the tag and so lovely that you were inspired by Astrid. I am sure your tag will inspire others as well

Love Chrissie xx

sally said...

Tyvek is so much fun....I hope you have as lovely an anniversary tomorrow as I had yesterday (39th!)

Sally

Marjut said...

Beautiful tag.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creation, love this image and gorgeous colours chosen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Sandy said...

So beautiful! They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery - I am sure you made Astrid's heart smile!
sandy xx

Christine L said...

Wow this is stunning Avril..... such beautiful shades of colour! And I've not heard of Tyvek - so I'm going to look it up! I love the flourish you've created there... it's beautiful and perfect for the butterfly.

Hope you're enjoying your anniversary!

Hugs
Christine x

butterfly said...

Oh, there's a wonderful glow to this tag, Avril - so happy to hear you got some playtime, and the results are gorgeous.
Alison x

Linda said...

Avril this is simply stunning. The colours are amazing!
Happy Anniversary too .... love and best wishes to you both xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW that tag is so marvellous I love it and all details!
Hugs Anja

Aimeslee W. said...

Pretty tag, Avril. Happy Anniversary and I hope you get to feeling well. xoxo

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW what a great TAG. I love the the colours and details... fantastic!
Hugs Carola

Pia S said...

Love the finish of the paper, it looks really aged and kind of leathery, makes me want to touch it....

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, I love it very much :) xx

zandra said...

This is so pretty, I love the new die I just have to get it. Love the coloring, too.
Hugz, Z