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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Tim Holtz -CC Vol I

Hi Folks,

Once again Life is getting in the way of crafting and today is the first time I have managed a couple of hours in my 'little room'.  I haven't actually made anything - but have finished off a couple of projects  that had been sitting on my desk.

This is very strange for me - but I hadn't spent all my 'Christmas present ' money, my thought was to buy something 'big and special'!  When I visited DD  last month she took me to Cardcraft in Preston and I was looking at the Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Vol I.  I thought this was special,   so..........

I made this tag by following page 35 - Water Stamping -  love this technique!  The background was made with Evergreen bough, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender Distress Inks, the ribbon was also coloured with Evergreen Bough - wont tell you what the fingers looked like! Stamps are all TH and the butterflies were covered with Frosted Lace Stickles.

I am entering this tag in:

Sugar Creek Hollow - Tags
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Tags
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Favourite Technique

That's all from me - and  I hope to do some visiting this week to see what everyone's been up to,

Have a good week.

Avril xx


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the backing.xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh you did right Avril... because you're worth it lol
The tag is gorgeous .. i love all the colours in the background
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag Avril with gorgeous colours and lovely butterflies. Both Tim's books are a treasure trove of wonderful techniques and ideas, I am sure you will have hours of fun.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Avril! I love this look.

Brenda Brown said...

Woops also meant to say thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man for our favourite technique challenge.

lisa said...

I'm glad you found "that something special", Avril and you've been making good use of it by the look of this beautiful tag. I love all the colours. Bet your fingers look gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time too.
Have a great week.
Hugs Lisax

Catherine said...

Beautiful tag, love the butterflies...

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag Avril, the background is great and the colours blend so well. Thanks for joining us at SCH this week.
Yvonne x

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome tag Avril! :)

Pretty shading of the inks and gorgeous stamping.



shamraiz said...

Another thoughtful post - we cannot lose if we dare but if we don't put our toe in we'll never find out........... somehow I ended up married! But I knew if I didn't try I'd always wonder.
Love your mix of the old & new & the colours are a dream. regards,

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Susan Flynn said...

A beautiful tag Avril, love the distressed background and flourishes x

Shirl said...

Gorgeous Avril, colours are sooo pretty.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful tag, love this quote.

Redanne said...

Isn't a lovely feeling though Avril, having messy fingers from crafting. Your tag is gorgeous, I love the soft colours and the quote. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Terry said...

I am happy that you managed to get some good quality crafting time in! Lately I am so behind on blogging! This is a real beauty as always, Avril!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous Tag...super inky work & loVely soft colours...beautiful sentiment too...Mel :)
Thankyou for dropping by my blog thought I'd come & take a crafty peek at yours...gorgeous makes here lots of inspiring posts too, would like to follow you Mrs B :)