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Friday, 14 June 2013

Shernocky DT Post

Hello - it seems such a long time since I posted anything 'real-time', but I am  back to normal now after my break away - had a lovely holiday in Lake Garda, Italy.   I think Mr. Mojo missed the plane back as I couldn't seem to find him for a few days - but we're back together now, thank goodness!

I had a lovely package waiting for me when I returned - my DT pack from Shernocky Crafts, and such lovely goodies too.

The PaperArtsey stamps were shouting out to be made into flowers, so that was my starting point.
I stamped the three sizes onto tissue papers using Memento Rich Cocoa, cut them out and coloured them in sets,with Distress Inks Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar.

They were then layered, scrunched and held together with a small stapler, before adding the Hobby House pearl brads, which were part of my DT pack last month.

I gave my lovely Hobby House Ribbon (again from last months pack) the 'heat' treatment for a vintage look.
Don't know if you have ever tried this on organza ribbon -  you make your bow then use your heat gun and gently heat the ribbon till it curls and shrivels - but be careful not to get too close as it will burn and you get holes - also use tweezers as it gets very hot!

I coloured a tag with Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage DI's and then spritzed  with water - love this effect.

 I added the image, which had been stamped onto tissue paper, and the outline torn off, using watered down PVA, when dry I gently distressed with inks to 'blend' it in.  The words were stamped onto vellum, torn and distressed with Vintage photo DI.  My tag was matted onto brown cardstock before I layered my flowers onto gauze which was dyed with DIs

If you live in the Manchester/Cheshire area, the store is definitely worth a visit as they stock a fabulous selection of craft supplies and have a huge vintage range too. They also run workshops at weekends, just wish I lived closer!!

Products used:
  PaperArtsey Hot Picks HPXT02
  Hobby House Ribbon
  Hobby House Pearl Brads - All available from Shernocky Crafts

  I am entering this in:
    Crafting Musketeers - Used a Stamped Image
    Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thats it for now, I need to do some catching up in Blogland and see what everyone has been up to!

Avril xx


Terry said...

Welcome back and that includes "Mojo." Lovely tag and what a pretty flower! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

lisa said...

Hi Avril, lovely to see you back. You have been to one of my favourite places in the world, love Lake Garda. Whereabouts did you stay?
I'm glad to see you found Mr Mojo after his break too, your tag is gorgeous. I love Hobby House, their stuff is beautiful.
Hugs Lisax

Mau xx said...

Hi Mrs. B Love the flowers, what a great way to use your stamps Gorgeous Tag.
hope you had a lovely holiday xx
Hugs Mau xx

Claire said...

Glad you had a fab break - love your tag, very vintage and stunning. Hugs, Claire x

sally said...

Glad you enjoyed Lake Garda, such a pretty area!

Love your tag and the flowers work really well.
The paper Artsy stamps on here remind me that I have them & they have lain unloved in quite a while so I must try to remedy the situation.


Paper Profusion said...

This looks wonderful Avril. Love how you have blended and inked. The vellum works fabuloulsy and your flowers are really pretty. Welcome Back! Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Its a girgeous tag, the flowers look amazing.
Yvonne x

butterfly said...

Welcome back - so glad the holiday was lovely...

And what a lovely tag too, from those great goodies. The flower looks just wonderful, and I love the way you've used one of the flower stamps as a "window" in your delicate tag.
Alison x

May said...

Glad your back & that you had a fab holiday...Love this tag, the flowers are Beautiful, the colours, stamping..design.. I simply Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Ephemera said...

Hiya Avril, your mojo is back big time, this is gorgeous. Love the beautiful colour combinations, so pretty. XX

Christine L said...

Hi Avril

So glad you had a lovely holiday... and yes, certainly Mr Mojo is back in attendance.... that tag is fabulous... I love those GORGEOUS flowers!

Big hugs
Christine x

Cindy said...

What a beautiful tag you've made, it's gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday!

Fran said...

Lovely tag , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx