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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Leftovers at TioT

Hello, and thanks for popping in today as we start another Challenge at Try it on Tuesday.
Our theme for this fortnight is 'Use Your Leftovers'
Don't know about you, but I have a pile of backgrounds, tags, stamped bits and pieces from 'trying' things,  along with leftovers, and every now and then I sort through and make an effort to use something.
This inked tag has been in the pile for ages, I remember doing it and thinking the colours weren't right for what I was wanting,  I'd embossed the top and bottom with a TH embossing folder, inked it up, probably with Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass by the looks of it and then 'that was it ' in the pile!
I've stamped Valerie from IndigoBlu onto tissue paper and adhered with matt medium, and added some random script stamping to the background. I added some tiny tatterd roses and some greenery and cut some words from a Tim Holtz stamp.  Then I remembered seeing at the bottom of the pile a white piece of card, stenciled in a pink, so I used the colours I thought were on the tag giving me a matching background to mat and layer onto a card.  All topped off with a bow that was made for something else but turned out too drab - it's surprising how a good wash will lighten the inks.
The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspirations using their leftovers, so please pop over to the main blog where you'll also find all the challenge details.
Thanks for your visit,
Avril xx

25 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic tag, hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a lovely tag! The pink does make an excellent background for mounting! Hugs, Chris

Linda said...

Gorgeous tag .... that background is just perfect for this image.
I'm just like you Avril, a box full of unfinished stuff that never gets thrown away .... they always come in for something! xx

Joan said...

Lovely piece of art Avril, love the tiny tattered flowers and the shabby bow

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful tag Avril, love your use of leftover bits! Great image and the colour combo is so wonderfully vintage! hugs :)

Meggymay said...

You have made this beautiful tag, look very special. Its amazing how things come together even when they have been put aside.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful feminine tag! Adorable!
oxo Susi

Linda Kunsman said...

so beautifully done Avril and so elegant too!

Janette said...

Gorgeous Avril, I do try and use up left overs, but not as much as I should, this just shows what can be done...best go rooting out methinks...xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous ! I love the bow and flowers as well :) Have a great day xxx

Margik said...

A gorgeous tag with a fabulous use of your leftovers, Avril. Love the beautiful composition of elements. Mar x

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Beautiful way to use the leftovers Avril! Love the Valerie stamp! Hugs!

sirkkis said...

Really beautiful tag, Avril.
Lovely leftovers, gorgeously designed.
Have a great evening ❤

Pia S said...

If there's a crafter out there with no left overs or unfinished projects I applaud this person and would love to know how to do it, lol. I think I'm constantly digging through my leftovers and more often than not use some, but the pile seems to keep growing. Now I'm trying to not cut into any untouched papers before I've reduced the piles of leftovers so that it shows.
I've never tried this stamping onto thin paper and transferring it onto the background technique before. I'm guessing it's similar to using napkins for decoupage, something I did before I started stamping but haven't tried since.
This little piece is beautifully vintage and feminine.

butterfly said...

She's stunning, Avril - and you've created a beautifully elegant setting for her.
Alison x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Avril! She is very elegant. I love the colour scheme too. Happy crafty week, Angela x

Brenda Brown said...

Love your use of leftovers Avril, everything went together beautifully xxx

Aimeslee W. said...

So pretty, Avril! xoxo

sally said...

She is GORGEOUS! What a great creation from all those leftover bits :-)

Sally x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, this is beautiful and elegant. Great!
Hugs Carola

Paper Profusion said...

Wow - Valerie is very striking!! Stunningly beautiful. So glad you held on to use again. Nicola x

My name is Erika. said...

She-your Victorian lady- is so dramatic looking. Gorgeous tag Avril. Hugs-Erika

chrissie said...

Wonderful Avril and such a great use of the things left over

Love Chrissie xx

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous and as Valerie is my name sake gotta love her too. Love the colours. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Another gorgeous tag and what a beautiful stamp that is. I love how you've kept the colours quite simple and then added a splash of colour with the flowers, it looks great. Sandra X