Sunday 11 September 2011

Fashionable Stamping Tag

Happy Sunday.

It's been lovely to have the weekend, but I haven't been able to get any crafting done. It was my daughter's birthday yesterday and last night was also the UK wedding reception for Jamie and Helen, who got married in Italy a few weeks ago. That was the one I just couldn't get to. Anyway we had a fabulous evening with the family and with Bill and Margaret and other close friends. I have now given Helen the wedding book I was making them and I will blog the final pictures later.

Onto my DT interpretation of the Fashionable Stamping Challenge this week, which is to make a tag and I have used most favourite theme at the moment - sewing and dress forms.

I have some new sets of Andy Skinner stamps and couldn't resist using the 'A stitch In Time' set and another new set to me from Personal Impressions 'Vintage Sewing'.

Colours used - milled lavender, spun sugar, antique linen, vintage photo, aged mahogany, sandal.
The sewing tape was stamped with paint dabber and immediately clear embossed, then the tag was inked using Tim's wrinkle free distress technique. Images over-stamped and the dress form stamped, inked and cut out. With some added embellishments I was quite pleased with the outcome, including the little pieces on shrink plastic.

I hope you will come and join us in this challenge with a tag that must include stamping on it (no digis allowed). Also do pop over to see the wonderful creations from the design team, we are a large group and their inspiration is amazing. There will also be a prize for the winner chosen by the design team.

Enjoy your week ahead. I have another full week at school and have got to sort out some builders who are erecting some new houses right next to the Foundation Stage playground, but who are not working to health and safety rules it seems to me. So I shall be onto them - again!!! Plus the eldest children are away on a residential visit in Shropshire - I so wish I could have gone.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Junibears said...

Your work is always so gorgeous it takes my breath away. I often pop in Brenda even if I don't have time to leave you a comment but I'm thinking of you. hugs
June xx

Margreet said...

Awww Brenda, this is terrific....I keep enjoying this many details....belated congrats on your daughter!...Have a nice Sunday and a lovely week!
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous Brenda .. i love that dress form and the gorgeous little charm
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so fabulous Brenda.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun just love your work and this is just brilliant love those stamps really effective tag hun just love it hugs cherylxxxx

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous tag, fabulous detail and embellishments. xx

Fliss said...

An absolutely stunning tag and I just love the colours and all the detail - you know me and sewing themes!
Glad to hear you had a lovely day yesterday and hope you have a good week. You read the riot act to those builders too - I know what they're like from the stories Andy (an architect) tells me!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag, love love the images and embellished beautifully. Tracy x

Laney said...

WOW!! Brenda this is stunning!!
absolutely love it hun!!

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda, you are amazing! you make a tag look like a canvas, just brilliant stamping! And those colours are awesome...I hope you have had a great start back at work! Beginnings are always exciting.
Dot x

Anonymous said...

I think you might have a teensy bit of an idea how much I adore your tag but if you don't I will say it again.
Gorgeous colours, use of stamps and all the teeny details.

Kathyk said...

A fabulous project and I love your flower.

Sorry to be late commenting on your work but it's 08:00 here in Florida!!!

Happy Sunday!


Unknown said...

Once more fab work from you Brenda. Love that set of stamps & hope next week is not too difficult with those builders lol

Gem said...

this is so gorgeous Brenda, it would be perfect for someone into needlework or sewing :) xx

Meggymay said...

Stunning tag, love the details and the sewing images. Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag, love the images and all the details. Great colours.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

I am sew in love with this tag! So cute!

Dragon said...

OOO, it's really beautiful, Brenda, I love this dress form trype thingie too... not seen these stamps before!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love love love the sewing theme and the danglies on the bottom! Beautiful delicate colour palette, simply stunning! Hugs xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Brenda this is totally fantastic another beautiful work of art from your wonderful talented hands. The images, design and embellishments are just perfect.
Lorraine x

Val said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. Love all the details and the colour scheme.

I hope I can get round to doing something for this.

Hope school is going well and you are having an enjoyable, if busy, time.


Terry said...

Brenda, As always you have every detail so beautifully covered. Love all the elements and design in this sewing themed tag. Well you have been quite busy, but at least at having a wonderful time. Can't wait to see the wedding book! Hugs!

Yvonne Garner said...

Just so many details to look at. I never grow tired of viewing your beautiful tag! Just lovely, Brenda!

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, This is just so stunningly beautiful. Sorry i have been MIA lately. things are crazy with the move. Just beginning to return to somewhat normal and catching up on some blog reading. Love your tag. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenday, that's an outstanding tag, love the sewing theme. The flower is a wonderful eye catcher.

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor this is FAB Brenda... BTW... you won a tag on my blog... thanks for your lovely comments BTW... can you email me your addy please hun? x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, wow another gorgeous creation. Do wish I had a half of your talent! Sounds like you are run off your feet at the moment! Sarah

Berry said...

Beautiful creation Brenda! Sounds like you have been a social butterfly of late and busy at work too! So glad you are enjoying it though hugs Rebekah xx

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
this is oh so amazing. its yr use of embellishments that sets you apart. I adore that thimble hanging from the flower. Hope u will still be able to blog with yr demanding job. I look forward to seeing yr wonderful creative art.take care, gerri

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Brenda! Love all the stamps and all the little details, the thimble, scissors and flower etc. - just perfect!
Hope your week goes well!!!
Take care!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, your attention to every little detail is amazing, together with your subtle colouring.
Hope your new term is going well x

Juls said...

Hi Brenda

I am still playing catch up in blog land at the mo, I have enjoyed having a good look round here, so many fabulous and inspirational creations!!!

This is such a gorgeous creation, love the soft sepia colour tones, the fabby sewing images and the gorgeous mix of texure!!

Hugs Juls

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
how is school going? Only six weeks until we break up!!!!!!!
This tag is just amazing. I LOVE what you have done with it
hugs sarah x

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, i always admire the work you put into your creations, such detail and such beautiful crafting work. This is a stunning piece my friend
have a lovely day and if you get chance,please feel free to grab my autumn background freebie today at my Dezinaworld blog
hugs June xxxxx

trisha too said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous tag, Brenda--the details are all so very pretty!