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Sunday 26 January 2014

Why don't you 'Tag Along' at Fashionable Stamping

 As you may have guessed, 'Tags' is the theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenge and as long as your creations has Tags and stamping - then that's OK by us.
I'm still playing with my Oxford Impressions 'April in Paris' stamps, and I have used another of the photo stamps for my image.  My tag, had been used to mop up some Tumbled Glass DI after a ribbon dying session, I spritzed and added more ink, this time Broken China and Faded Jeans. I random stamped some script and a TH Flower swirl in Iced Spruce.  Embossed the top with TH EF and distressed with Iced Spruce, then brushed with Treasure Gold in Aquamarine.
I used a Nesti label for the frame and embossed first with Black EP, and then MoonGlow EPs in Violet, Sapphire, Obsidian and Golden Angel Wings, I should use these more as they give a beautiful metallic effect. Whilst the powders were still molten, I stamped with a floral background stamp, that had been inked with Gold.  When it was cold, I removed the stamp and added some more Aquamarine Treasure Gold to the edges.

The larger 2 roses were made with an EK Success Retro punch, again something I haven't used for a long time.  A bling brad was added to attach the dyed  vintage ribbon.
If you need any inspiration, please pop over to the main blog and see what my very talented teamies have created.  Also, don't forget, we are sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 gift cert for their online store.

I am entering this at:
  Fussy and Fancy - Vintage
  Card and Scrap - Bling (Treasure gold/Metallic embossing and bling brad)
  Alicraft - Anything Goes
  Our Creative Corner - No more shopping sins -(embossing powders and punches)
  Rhedd and Rosie - No White
  Allsorts - Vintage
  The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes

Before I go, I would just like to say 'hello' to my latest followers, lovely to see you.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx


Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautifully vintage. Love the ornate frame around her.
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Joan said...

Wow Avril,what a beautiful tag, love the metallic frame such fabulous colours

Wendy L said...

A great 'vintage' tag, thanks for playing at Allsorts this week. xxxx

Shirley said...

Fabulous Avril. Love the stamped image and the frame is adorable.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous textured background Avril and a beautiful frame love the pops of gilding wax.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Esther said...

Hi Avril - WOW this is gorgeous, that frame is amazing...love the effect of those Embossing powders ! Esther xx

sally said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love the texture on the frame too :-)


Claire said...

Beautiful Avril! Love the gilding embossing at the top of the tag and that frame is stunning! Claire x

Anne Bente said...

åhhh, hvor er den smuk ♥
1000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.
knuzzz ♥

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag Avril, love how you did the frame.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

Such a beautiful tag with gorgeous detail. Hugs, Claire x

Bodil said...

Nydelig ♥
Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap

Céline said...

gorgeous tag
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

Darnell said...

GASP!! What a magnificent tag, Avril! I'm so bowled over by your talent. Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Claudia N. said...

That embossed frame looks just stunning on your awesome tag! A delicate make and soooo beautiful!

Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Claire said...

wow what a stunner Avril! The colours are gorgeous and the gold shimmer looks amazing. I love those stamps too
Claire xx

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful tag! Thank you for your comment on my blog, I will look into entering the FSC! Xx

Zoe said...

Really gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

butterfly said...

Wow, Avril - this is a showstopper! What a stunning finish on the frame - sheer glamour to surround that wonderful stamped image - definitely photo quality stamping... amazing! An absolute beauty of a tag.
Alison x

Amanda said...

Fabulous vintage tag and I love your picture frame, beautifully made.
Amanda x

Margik said...

Fantastic and romantic tag!

Ink Art Designs said...

OMG Avril, that frame looks amazing! An elegant image inside an elegant frame - just perfect!
Dot x

brenda said...

I am a little late arriving Avril but so pleased I got to see your beautifully crafted tag.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Linda said...

Morning Avril,
Love your vintage tag, the frame is stunning. I love the embossed background on the tag, the Treasure Gold gives a really nice effect. Have a great week ....... linda xx

Ellie Knol said...

Stunning tag, I can see you had fun, and it turned out so beautiful, with lovely details!
xxx Ellie

Unknown said...

absolutely beautiful! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosies Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Sandy said...

Oh Avril - this is one gorgeous and romantic tag. Now you have me singing April in Paris. The lady is so wistful looking and the frame around her is perfect!
Sandy xx

Christine L said...

Hi Avril.... this is so stunning.... I thought the frame was metal until I read your description... it definitely is a WOW and MOUTH DROPS OPEN piece.. LOVE it!

Christine x

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant use of the nestie lable to make the picture frame. It really does look like burnished steel. Love the whole effect of the tag. Hugs Mrs A.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fantastic tag, great texture and elements.

Redanne said...

The stamped image really does look like a photo and the frame surrounding her is just stunning, as is the beautiful base tag! Love this. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month. Anne x

Anita said...

Stunning :=) I absolutely love this :=)
Thanks for joining us at card and scrap

flossbite said...

This is lovely, really like it. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies.
Fiona x

Paper Profusion said...

How this must shimmer in the hand! You always epitomise elegance Avril - this really captures bygone days of classy glamour. Absolutely beautiful! Nicola x

Pia S said...

Lovely combination of colors and elements, a beauty of a vintage tag!


Gorgeous tag Avril. Love the frame and the techniques you used to create the fabulous metallic look.
Sylvia xx

Annie said...

Hi Avril.....your tag is stunning. Love the embossing and beautiful frame. April in Paris is a stunning stamp set, certainly a favourite of mine too

Hugs Annie x

Jenny Marples said...

You need to use those embossing powders more often Avril as this frame is a real beauty. I adore your colour scheme and the added highlighted stencilling. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner with this. Jenny x

Terry said...

Oh this tag is so gorgeous! Love that frame and rich coloring! I can't believe that frame is not metal! Love this!

Judith said...

You do vintage so well Avril - its always a pleasure to visit your blog - i just love this tag - the frame is fabulous hugs Judith x

Julia S-W said...

A totally stunning tag Avril!! I just love the background you made on the tag - you have used so many of my favourite techniques too. The total show stopper is that amazing frame which I LOVE!!
Hope you are well and that 2014 has got off to a good start for you.
Hugs, Juliaxxx
(Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner too).

Beth Brovold said...

Congratulations Avril on your Top 5 pick at Fussy and Fancy "Vintage" Challenge...your tag is FABULOUS!!!