Sunday, 11 September 2011


Hi, as the the theme over at Dragon's Dream TIO is "Use Mostly Red", and the Fashionable Stamping Challenge is "Tags", I thought I would combine the two, so this is the tag I've created:

I used a Ranger Manilla tag, covered it with Old Paper DI, sprayed with water and dried, then went over most of it with Fired Brick, then sprayed and dried again.  I stamped the background text with Fired Brick, and the CI flourishes, images and main text with Jet Black Stazon.  The two main images (including the word "Visage") were Craft Stamper Freebies and the sentiment I'm afraid I can't remember.  The rose was something I bought many years ago from Asda - it was mounted into a 3d box frame.  I'd took it all apart last week to recycle the box frame at a later date, so thought I'd recycle the rose, which I've edged in a little red glitter, as well :-).  The edge of the tag is gently edged in Black Soot DI, and a red ribbon to finish.

This isn't a colour I use very often as I never feel as though it looks quite right, but I'm pleased with how this has turned out.

As well as the two challenges mentioned at the top of this post, I'm also going to enter this tag into the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps - Anything But A Card
Allsorts Challenge - Flowers and Swirls1
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Make Yourself Uncomfortable
Happy Daze Challenge - Little Black Dress as everything I make has some rubber stamping on it somewhere!

Hope you like it.

Maria x


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria

This is just fabulous love this very dynamic tag ! Great stamping and the stamps and colour red and black go so well together.Love how you have put a couple of the images on the edge too/


Debbie said...

Beautiful! Love the images and your sentiment!

Debi said...

Maria this is just lovely- great red tag ;-) Debi x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous tag and great use of CS cover stamps XOXO Zoe

Dragon said...

This is a beautiful dreamy tag for TIO... thanks for joining us

Wanda said...

It is glorious. Love the depth of colour and what a clever use of the fleebie CS stamps. Thanks for joining us this week at the TIO challenge.
Wanda xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning tag Maria, I think you've got the reds just right - maybe we should make you uncomfortable more often! :o)
Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

hazel said...

Wonderful tag Maria, I love the images.
xxx Hazel.

ElizabethR said...

Lovely tag and great colour. Thanks for sharing with us at the TIO this week. Elizabeth x

Jill said...

Beautiful tag in a fabulous colour!
Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Flowers and swirls challenge!
Good luck and I hope to see you again
Hugs, Jill

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag with great elements. Love the quote. Thanks for dreaming with TIO this week.

Dodici said...

Your tag is stunning!Great details.
Thanks for joining us at ATSC,hope to see you again.

Helen said...

I think your red is perfect, love this tag. Thanks for dreaming at TIO this week.

Marlies said...

A beautiful tag, lovely colour red and gorgeous details! Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
hugs, Marlies

blackdragon said...

I love this tag.... such beautiful images you have used.Thank you for dreaming with us at T.I.O

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag, very striking with the black stamped images, and a great choice of images and swirls.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Ephemera said...

Gorgeous tag, loving the sumptuous red colour, & beautiful stamping. Thanks for joing the Happy Daze Challenge. XX

craft-roomjulia said...

Fab tag Maria, love the colours and the sentiment. It's a pity we grow old on the outside, all the grey has gone now after the trip to the hairdresser lol. Have a great holiday. Julia xxxxx

Netty said...

Beautiful red tag and great stamping, Annette x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful but dramatic tag. I too steer away from red as well but you've done a wonderful job here. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Moira said...

Beautiful tag

Ginger said...

what a beautiful tag, x