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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Collaged tag

For some bizarre, deranged moment, I decided to spend two , whoops three days clearing and cleaning. I need my head checking as the latter is something I detest with a passion. However it is done (for a while) and next task, decorating. I think it's all the prep work that is the drag, not the actual decoration itself, which I do enjoy.

Anyhow, enough of the waffle, here is my project for the "Love to Create  Challenge blog" ...

I decided to make a tag using my lots of ephemera bits I found during my tidy up session. I began by randomly adding the bits on a large tag and added a layer of Maimeri Glassy Gel.

Once the gel was dry, I first added white pan pastel and then white pearlescent pan pastel. I sealed these with a quick burst of hairspray.

Next came the fun bit ... the decorating! I used up some stickers I found, frames and a sentiment. All the frames were covered in Maimeri glassy gel and whilst wet, I added some white pearlescent dust. Once dry, I added some white pan pastel to further take the silver shine away.

The stickers were glittered using the Graph'It shake pens and dew drops created using "blobs" of Maimeri glassy gel.

Random ribbon and lace scraps added at the top and bottom of the tag. The hearts were also another find and I have covered them in white pan pastel.

A quick tag to make and was really pleased how everything came together. Even more satisfying because I managed to use up loads of "bits" although I still have several other drawers full of "bits" !!!

Right, I'm up and out early today as off to help eldest son get ready for another house move ... the fifth in four years. To say I am excited that his student day are over, is an understatement. have a wonderful Sunday everyone,

x x x

Products and links:

Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Dragons Lair - shabby chic
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Inspiration Destination - anything goes


Claire Boelema said...

Stunning! I absolutely love this. xxx

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

What a totally amazing Tag, I love the colours, the texture and the flowers, actually just EVERYTHING :) Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge and be sure to play along with our next challenge for double the chance to win, Louise.

Asha said...

Lovely! So many beautiful details.
xxx Asha

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Louise, love the gorgeous papers and design. Enjoy your decorating.
Linda xxx

applejack cards by sue said...

So much loveliness to gaze at. I love using up bits and pieces and the tag is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

applejack cards by sue said...

So much loveliness to gaze at. I love using up bits and pieces and the tag is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

Barbara said...

What an absolutely fabulously pretty tag this all the soft colours and images x

ahlers5 said...

So very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Kellie 0:) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the collaged distressed look. TFS and joining us this week at Jo's

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous tag and great idea to use up all odd bits and bobs(might pinch this idea lol)love all the added bits of embellishments-Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
Carol DT x

Tamie said...

Your tag is simply beautiful! All of those little pieces have made a master piece. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

Tamie DT

Claire said...

Gorgeous as always Lou,love love love the collage effect on this tag
Claire xx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Louise xx Jan

michele said...

Fabulous tag! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful work. Love all the fabulous elements, so many that you keep finding them! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Ngaere Bennetts said...

Gorgeous tag. I love the way you have incorporated the paper and the other elements. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Southern Girls Challenge.