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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A Different Kind of Valentine for TioT

Hi Folks, well today sees the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesdays and, yes, as Valentines Day is approaching, we thought you might like to make a start and create something with at least 1 heart!
I had a lovely 'play day' when I made the background on this tag. I embossed the Leaf Swirl with Stencil Paste and then PaperArtsy Fresco paints -  Snowflake, French Toast and South Pacific, (bought these in October at GNP and its the first time I've used them - shame on me). I wanted a shabby look, so didn't completely cover the white stencil paste, which I had heat dried and gave a rough texture. I applied Treasure Gold in Aquamarine on the raised leaves, and then applied some gold rub on around the edges of the tag, which when polished up has given a lovely rich sheen.  The dress form was distressed with Faded JeansDI  and then stamped in FJ, the tulle and vintage seam binding were also dyed with FJ ink. Her little heart was distressed and then embossed with Gold EP and a little heart crystal added.  The sentiment, embossed with gold EP is Tim Holtz.
The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over here to take a look, and as this is the last of our January challenges, we are sponsored for this month by Crafty Embillies.
We would love you to join us in this challenge, but remember, you can only link your creation up to 5 challenges including ours to be in with a chance of being picked for our Top 5.

I am entering this at:
  Addicted to Stamps - Use Material
  Crafty Ribbons - Love/Anniversary/Romance
  DragonsDream - Dress To Impress (dress form)
  Creative Craft Challenge - Bling it Up
  Make it Monday - Anything Goes

That's it for now and thanks for looking.
Avril xx


Doreen said...

Beautiful tag,love the body form.xxx

SandeeNC said...

This is just yummy Avril, I love how that gold embossing powder really stands out and the dimension of the dress form. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Avril, beautiful background - it looks like a wonderfully weathered bark that has had jewelled tones added. The leaves look 'alive'. The dress form is gorgeous and I love her golden heart and tutu skirt. A really tactile piece! Nicola x

Amanda said...

Beautiful tag with a great background.
Amanda x

Joan said...

Fab tag Brenda, love the texture from the embossing paste, the Fresco paints are lovely,wonder if they will be at the show in March? can't wait !


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love that dark background with the naughty dress in front...it looks great!!!
Gorgeous tag, Avril

greetings, Alie :-)

Alexa said...

That leaf swirl is gorgeous Avril - the colours you have used are beautiful and the Treasure Gold on the leaves really works! Love this tag with all its detail! x

Annie said...

Loving that background Avril. It's stunning and the wax gives it a real richness. The tulle and seam binding are stunning and add depth to this wonderful piece. Many thanks for your visit and comments earlier. I so appreciate them and its great to return the compliment.

Annie x

Meggymay said...

Love the fabulous background and the stencils. Its a beautiful tag.
Yvonne x

butterfly said...

Avril, this is stunning - that background is just jaw-dropping - and the whole piece is so full of fairytale mystery and magic. What a fabulous tag!
Alison x

Linda said...

Beautiful tag Avril, I love the background and the touches of gold make it all really pop! xx

Dewi Lestari said...

Gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: Bling It up

Shirley-Anne said...

hello Avril .
Beautiful tag , lots of interesting texture . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis a wonderful take on the challenge , love the colours and the texture youbhave created! Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this week trace x

Christine L said...

Hi Avril

Oooohhh this is so fabulous... your play day certainly produced the goods! I absolutely love everything about your tag especially the little tulle skirt... and have to say, it's enough to turn me to the TH side!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Margie said...

Thats such a great valentine tag and so different from the usual reds or pinks. Love the leaves, the little heart and that gorgeous tutu!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous use of paint and stencil to create that amazing texture on your tag.
Arty and elegant.

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag and the treasure gold is just perfect on there. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Terry said...

Love that dreamy tag background! The texture from the leaf swril is gorgoues and how stunning is that dress form! Love this tag! Hugs!

Monique's art said...

Wow gorgeous. Very pretty dress and love the background

Thanks for sharing at tio

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous tag with many wonderful details. Love your dress. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

La Vikinga said...

Hi Avril; great tag you made - for a person who dances ballet maybe?
Thanks for sharing with Crafty Ribbons and welcome back tomorrow for a new challenge!

Charlotta / La Vikinga

Sandy said...

I love it so much - gracious you are creative!! Is that a Tim Holtz dress form die - are you going to sue me if I lift some of your ideas? Okay, Okay - let's just call it what it is -- I want to STEAL some of your ideas. What are your rules - are you going to sue me???? I love your work Avril!

Unknown said...

Stunning project and such gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Karen C said...

This is beautiful! Came by from Make It Monday - feel free to visit me too - I'm #62, 111, 113, and 147 so far... :)
Karen C

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the texture paste and the stencil you've used, and the lovely moody colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Dragons Dream TIO. Sue xx

Pia S said...

This is a wonderful tag! Love how you've made the background, great shades!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous work Avril! You are soooo imaginative!

May said...

Gorgeous tag, Love the background & the texture... Fabulous dress.. Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... May x x x

marion82 said...

lovely tag sweetie well done!!
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