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Monday, 5 November 2018

Flower vase tag


Hello and thanks for calling in, I've had another play with the Flower Vase set to create a tag for a special gift.
For the background I used Crackle paste with the Gothic stencil and then Distress Inks, but didn't like it, so a coat of Gesso and then some Antique linen DI shading - much better.  The sentiment was stamped over the embossing, what would we do without the stamp platform!  I added some vintage lace and then the flower jar.

This is a scheduled post as we're having a short break away in one of my favourite cities, Budapest. 
Some of you asked how the hedgehogs were getting on, before we came away they were still coming, although not often together.  I'm wondering if they might have hibernated by the time we get back, I'll let you know.

Avril xx


Lisa said...

This is so stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the texture!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Enjoy your trip!! Safe travels!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Paper Profusion said...

So very pretty Avril - your 'second' background works a treat with the flowers. Hope you are having a fabulous time in Budapest. Nicola x

The Altered Paper said...

Lovely vintage lace look texture on background! So pretty!

Meggymay said...

Its a wonderful textured background for you super tag Avril.
Have a good break.
Yvonne xx

Cath Wilson said...

A gorgeous tag, Avril. Love the background but I also love the way you used the vase of flowers - I have a sheet of paper coloured and ready to cut and a card ready to blog, using these :-)

The lace is a perfect finishing touch to this.

Have a fabulous time in Budapest - somewhere I've never visited but I hear lovely things about it. I'm sure you deserve a break :-)

Cath x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag Avril, I love the textured mixed media background and the lovely jar of flowers sits beautifully on it. Hope you’re having a great few days away xxx

brenda said...

It certainly will be a special gift with that tag Avril, love the background textures and then the pretty vase of flowers. Like you I find my stamping platform so useful, I eventually succumbed earlier this year and then wondered why I had resisited for so long.

B x

Let's Art Journal said...

What a stunning tag! The embossing and pretty vase of flowers looks so beautiful 😁. I don't know how you managed to stamp the sentiment over the embossing though even with the stamping platform ...lol 😉. I hope you are having a lovely time in Budapest, happy travels! J 😊 x

Linda said...

Such a pretty tag Avril. I love the detail and texture in the background. Enjoy your trip away xx

froebelsternchen said...

Such a fantastic tag! Enjoy Budapest!
Bug hugs, Susi

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Avril - Have a lovely time in Buda and Pest! We loved both sides of the river.
Sandy xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Avril this really is most beautiful, the background and delicate lace trim are the perfect addition to that jar of flowers.. you really do keep tempting me to purchase these, I may just have to give in!!
Hope the break away was/is a relaxing one?
Hugs Tracey xx

Caty said...

What a so wonderful tag Avril !! Love love the so beautiful background you have created, it´s really gorgeous!! The flower vase is great on it !
I wish you a very happy trip, big hugs, Caty

Janette said...

Morning Avril, so sorry I missed this one again, I am having slight probs; with my list....anyway,this is so gorgeous, love the textured feel it has, and the vase is so pretty....have a lovely day.xx

Mia said...

Amazing tag, Avril. Kisses, my friend.

Pia S said...

Adding a stamped sentiment on there was a bold move, I’d be too afraid to ruin everything. Turned out great though. Awesome background and that flower vase stamp is a gem.

butterfly said...

That's a scrumptious background... your change of direction has given it such depth. Lovely vintage look. Hope you've been enjoying Budapest - I agree, it's a wonderful city.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! Goodness me I am late getting here! I hope you enjoyed Budapest! Chrisx